The Caffé Latté
It was the year David Bowie and Prince left this mortal coil; Trump was elected President of America and the planet faced the continuing refugee crisis as terrorists continued to strike in numerous locations. Here are 100 songs that were the favourites on this blog during the past 12 months.
DON'T WANNA FIGHT
The award-winning American blues / rock and soul band Alabama Shakes raised its profile with an intriguing performance at the 2016 Grammys. "Don't Wanna Fight" was issued as a single in 2015, lifted off the group's 'Sound & Color' album.
ALL IN THE NAME
BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT
featuring ELTON JOHN
"All In The Name" was the lead single from the 'Choreography' album. Bright Light Bright Light is London-based singer - songwriter Rod Thomas. The single featured Elton John, the 2nd to do so. A third was the follow-up.
LIE IN IT
On her 2015 album release 'Eleven', Australian chanteuse Tina Arena co-wrote all of the tracks. "Lie In It" is another gem from her songbook.
SAY YOU WON'T LET GO
James Arthur enjoyed global success with the love song "Say You Won't Let Go". The ballad topped the charts in Britain, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
Paul Simon's composition "The Sound Of Silence" was a US #1 hit for the writer and Art Garfunkel in 1966. Metal group Disturbed totally transformed the song into a mighty ballad, breathing new life into a familiar classic. The single fared particularly well in Europe.
The debut album by Leon Bridges was the 2015 release 'Coming Home'. "Better Man" is one of its tracks and is an upbeat R&B song.
THIS WHEEL'S ON FIRE
Australian entertainer Kylie Minogue covered "This Wheel's On Fire", a song co-written by Bob Dylan, for use in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'.
"Start" is a delicate ballad featured in the Obama biopic 'Southside With You'.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
Taking on a much-loved classic as popular as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a brave project. Panic! At The Disco recorded a remake of the 1975 hit for inclusion in the film 'Suicide Squad' and its soundtrack album.
2016 saw the release of a collaborative album from Neko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs. Their self-titled recording contained the track "Atomic Number".