The Top 10 Albums of 2016 announced tomorrow.
The Caffé Latté
Here are 100 songs that were the favourites on this blog during the past 12 months.
SIGMA featuring TAKE THAT
British drum and bass act Sigma released "Cry" in 2016. The track featured vocals by UK pop group Take That. In Britain, the song peaked at #21 and charted in various European nations.
LITTLE BIG TOWN
American country group Little Big Town released "Girl Crush" in late 2014. It was included on its 'Pain Killer' album that year. In 2015, the track topped the US Country Chart for 13 weeks and reached #18 Pop. The following year, the recording collected Grammy Awards, including Country Song Of The Year. This exposure brought the track to the attention of a wider audience.
Juri Pootsmann represented Estonia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the dramatic "Play". Despite a strong performance, the entry did not progress further than the 1st semi final.
ON AN EVENING IN ROMA
(SOTT'ER CELO DE ROMA)
In 2016, Michael Bublé released a new studio album entitled 'Nobody But Me'. It featured a cover of the song "On An Evening In Roma (Sott'er Celo De Roma)". Dean Martin released his version back in 1959.
"Temporary Fix" is a bonus track from the deluxe edition of One Direction's 2015 album "Made In The A.M.". The upbeat song was co-written by 1D's Niall Horan.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
featuring ED SHEERAN
The birth of Macklemore's daughter inspired "Growing Up", a track included on the album 'This Unruly Mess I've Made'. The rapper and Ryan Lewis enlisted Ed Sheeran to provide guest vocals on the heartfelt track.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS
'Blurryface' from the American group Twenty One Pilots came out in 2015. "Stressed Out" saw the innovative band break through internationally. As well as reaching #2 in America, the song climbed to #12 in Britain. It was a Top 10 smash in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Israel during 2016.
THE HUNGRY HEARTS featuring LISA DILLAN
One of the contenders for Norway's 2016 Eurovision entry was "Laika" by The Hungry Hearts. The track, featuring Lisa Dillan, was based on the story of the 1st animal to orbit the earth. Russia's canine hero died during the space journey. The dance track was unsuccessful in its ESC bid, losing to "Icebreaker" which failed to qualify for the Grand Final.
MILLION YEARS AGO
'25' swiftly became one of the best selling albums of all-time upon its release in late 2015. "Million Years Ago" is a moving ballad included on the record-breaking disc that continued selling solidly well into 2016. The British singer co-wrote the song.
Austria was represented at Eurovision in 2016 by singer/ songwriter Zoë Straub. She co-wrote "Loin D'Ici" with her father- and member of the group Papermoon- Christof Straub. The song finished 7th in Semi-Final 1. At the Grand Final, the sweet song came 13th out of 26 countries.