‘Cake by the Ocean’ by DNCE Was 2016’s Most-Played Song On Canadian Radio

Below is a list of the Top 25 tunes that received the most radio airplay in Canada through the year 2016. The data was compiled from selected CHR, AC, hot AC, country, and rock radio stations, throughout the country which were electronically monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Nielsen BDS. Note that the data was taken between the dates of December 5, 2015 to November 26, 2016. This chart, along with Billboard Hot Digital Songs is used to compile the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. The main difference between the Hot 100 Airplay and All-Format Airplay charts is that the former (i.e. the one below) is weighted according to radio station listenership. If a station has more listeners, its spins of songs receive a higher weighting. Entries from Canadian artists are bolded in indigo in the chart below. The most spun song of the year in Canada was “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE. The top Canadian song was Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” at #2.

1. Cake by the Ocean, DNCE
2. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
3. Sorry, Justin Bieber
4. Can’t Stop the Feeling, Justin Timberlake
5. Cheap Thrills, Sia
6, Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
7. Wild Things, Alessia Cara
8. This Is What You Came For, Calvin Harris
9. One Dance, Drake
10. Hello, Adele
11. 7 Years, Lukas Graham
12. I Took a Pill in Ibiza, Mike Posner
13. Treat You Better, Shawn Mendes
14. 2 Heads, Coleman Hell
15. Send My Love (To Your New Lover), Adele
16. Work from Home, Fifth Harmony
17. Pillow Talk, Zayn
18. Just Like Fire, P!nk
19. Cold Water, Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber
20. Don’t Let Me Down, The Chainsmokers
21, Lay You Down Easy, Magic!
22. Hello, Hedley
23. Wildest Dreams, Taylor Swift
24. Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor
25. Wicked, Tyler Shaw

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