Every year it seemed like EDM was going deeper and deeper into the mainstream pool; turns out 2016 was the year EDM dove in headfirst. Billboard unveiled its most streamed songs of 2016, and naturally The Chainsmokers scored a number of spots on the list thanks to their massively radio-friendly singles. Among those spots include “Closer” featuring Halsey at #7, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya at #9 and “Roses” featuring Rozes at #36.
Other EDM appearances on the list include Skrillex as a producer credit on the Justin Bieber hit “Sorry,” the smash Calvin Harris and Rihanna collaboration “This Is What You Came For,” and the Seeb remix of “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” Additionally, the list featured Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ’s anthem “Cold Water,” along with the 2015 carry-over Major Lazer and MØ hit “Lean On,” DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s (seeing a pattern yet?) “Let Me Love You,” DJ Snake’s track with Bipolar Sunshine “Middle,” the Daft Punk and The Weeknd track “Starboy,” and Flume‘s crossover hit with Kai “Never Be Like You.”
Despite EDM’s strong presence on the list, no song could compete with the number-one streamed song of the year: “Panda” by Desiigner. Maybe next year EDM will take the top spot.
Check out the full list at Billboard.