Australian radio station names the best dance tracks of 2016
Adelaide radio station Fresh 92.7 has named its 92 most popular tracks of 2016, with Flume’s multi-platinum hit Never Be Like You taking the top spot.
The community radio station, which mainly plays electronic music, conducted a public poll similar to triple j’s annual Hottest 100 to determine the year’s biggest tracks. Never Be Like You was trailed by some of dance music’s biggest commercial hits: The Chainsmokers took the #2 position with Closer, while the likes of Peking Duk, Alan Walker, Mura Masa and Chance the Rapper all cracked the top 10.
Hitmaker Harley Streten also came it at #7 with Say It, #16 with Smoke & Retribution and #32 with album offcut Heater. Further down the list, the likes of Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Calvin Harris and Tkay Maidza all featured.
The results could be a taste of what to expect from this week’s Hottest 100. According to computer science nerd Nick Whyte – who has tallied thousands of votes shared on social media to predict the results of the annual poll – Never Be Like You is currently in second place, beaten only by newcomer Amy Shark’s single Adore.
We’ll find out either way when the winner of triple j’s Hottest 100 is revealed this Thursday, January 26 – for now, take in 92.7’s list of 2016’s favourite dance tracks below.
Fresh 92.7’s Top 92 of 2016
1 Never Be Like You ft. Kai – Flume
2 Closer – The Chainsmokers & Halsey
3 Oceans ft. Sarah Bodle – Tyron Hapi
4 All Night ft. Knox Fortune – Chance the Rapper
5 Faded – Alan Walker
6 Stranger ft. Elliphant – Peking Duk
7 Say It ft. Tove Lo – Flume
8 Love$ick ft. A$AP Rocky – Mura Masa
9 We Are Through – Dancespace
10 1955 ft. Montaigne & Tom Thum – Hilltop Hoods
11 Innerbloom – RUFUS
12 Gorrilla ft. Tyron Hapi & Luciana – Will Sparks
13 Chameleon – Pnau
14 I Remember – AlunaGeorge
15 Don’t Let Me Down ft. Daya – The Chainsmokers
16 Smoke & Retribution ft. Vince Staples & KUCKA – Flume
17 Papercuts ft. Vera Blue – Illy
18 Shelter – Porter Robinson & Madeon
19 All We Know ft. Phoebe Ryan – The Chainsmokers
20 I Want It All – Brynny
21 Gleaux ft. Akaysha – Alerto
22 Came Up – Flosstradamus
23 I’m In Control ft. Popcaan – AlunaGeorge
24 Make Up Your Mind ft. Rachel Costanzo – Fresh Til’ Death
25 Belong (Aguelando remix) – Axwell
26 All Caught Up ft. Tinashe – GTA
27 My Way – Calvin Harris
28 TULIPS ft. Gill Bates – Tigerilla
29 Higher – Jauz & Netsky
30 Firestorm ft. Sara Diamond – Adventure Club
See the full list in the Spotify playlist below