My Musical Favorites for 2016

Edited on 01/11/2017 to correct an oversight in the Honorable Mentions list.

Every year I get a kick out of listing my musical top-plays and favorites for the year gone by, so I’m at it again. People who know my musical tastes from postings here and elsewhere know that female vocalists are my thing, and 2016 was no different.

My Top 5 Most-Played Artists in 2016 (tracked on last.fm)

#5: Rihanna
#4: The Pretty Reckless
#3: Demi Lovato
#2: Lana Del Rey
#1: Grimes

My Most-Played Album in 2016: Art Angels – Grimes

My Most-Played Track (and Music Video) in 2016: Kill v. Maim – Grimes

Top-Played Artists / Music Actually Released in 2016

#10: anguish – Ann Wilson
#9: I Jump – Heart
#8: Blur – Tremble

#7: Atmosphere (feat. Kelly Sweet) – Husman
#6: Prisoner – The Pretty Reckless
#5: We Only Come Out at Night – Alexx Calise
#4: Boyfriend – Tegan and Sara
#3: Night Drive Loneliness – Garbage
#2: Used to Love You – Gwen Stefani
#1: Antidote – Emily Wells

Honorable Mentions for 2016

#10: Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Ariana Grande
#9: Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) – Flume
#8: Blow Your Mind (Mwah) – Dua Lipa
#7: The Greatest – Sia (favorite video)

#6: Same Old Blues – Phantogram
#5: Feels Like Loneliness – Sabrina Carpenter
#4: Phoenix – Olivia Holt

#4a: Feral Hearts – Kerli (missed including this one in the original post, so I’m correcting that mistake now)

#3: Spoil Me – Mya
#2: Stone Cold – machineheart
#1: Gold – Kiiara

Here’s looking at you, 2017! Bring it on.

Author: Michael K. Eidson

I'm a software engineer, an author, a digital artist, and a music lover. I've written and published speculative fiction short stories, online tools for gaming and fiction, and Tunnels and Trolls supplements and adventures. I'm writing my debut fantasy novel, currently untitled. I listen to all sorts of music, primarily with female vocalists, while I'm working on all my projects.

3 thoughts on “My Musical Favorites for 2016”

    1. Hahaha!

      I don’t know how to be anyone other than who I am. That being said, I’m glad to hear I come across as terrific to someone. 🙂

      After reading this post, my sister told me that my musical tastes have changed a lot since I was a kid. I can’t say I’m regressing, because, she’s right, I didn’t listen to this kind of music as a kid. I’m transforming, eh. Soon I will emerge as a golden butterfly and fly to the sun.

      1. Don’t take my musical tastes seriously, because I AM a 62 year old man. 72% deaf too, with a hankering for old time Motown, which few people can make nowadays. Evidently Gladys Knight inspired some LDS singers who have that sound down pat, and Alex Boyes does something so different but feels like old Motown. And I love Lindsey Stirling’s videos, even when I can’t hear (or comprehend) words when she uses ’em. That’s me – stuck in the 60s – the early half of the 60s. It has to be my age.

        Be careful on your solar flight. We don’t want you going all Icarus on us!

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