I was wondering what the song of 2016 is going to be my guess would be between 7 Years, Never Be Like You, One Dance, Fast Car or Love Yourself well that would be my top 5 preds. If I had to choose what No.1 would be it would either be 7 years or never be like you. What does everyone else think? Last edited:
It could actually be Bieber's Love Yourself - accredited <P> on the first chart of the year, now <P>6. 7 Years is <P>4 so far, while Never Be Like You and Jonas Blue's Fast Car are both <P>3. Bieber's What Do You Mean? and Sorry are also both up by <P>3 on their start-of-year accreditations. One Dance hasn't even passed <P> yet, despite seven consecutive weeks within the top 2 and five weeks at #1 - which may not matter much in terms of OEY, but would likely have more impact if a mid-year chart eventuates this year. Last edited:
Accreditations are no longer the best tools to jauge hard sales. Record companies can be well behind and take time to certify singles. Not to mention that Warner still doesn't include streams into accreditations for some reason.
Innocent_Eyes: curious about your take on this. You said "Accreditations are no longer the best tools to jauge hard sales". While I've said countless times over the years how unreliable they can be, I imagine they've been the only indicators the vast majority of us have had any reference to as an indication of total sales. I'm not aware of any broadly accessible source of sales volume reporting (very happy to be proven wrong on that). In the absence of anything else, is there an alternative tool to help non-industry types get a handle on sales? To my mind, for no apparent reason actual sales volumes in this country have always seemed to be shrouded in mystery. Other than media references to gold and platinum accreditations, sales data are rarely mentioned. Thoughts?
Thanks for pointing that out. TBH I don't think I've ever scrolled that far down the Chartifacts post before. I'll have to ask Bulion to explain it to me - not especially 'user friendly' for the uninitiated
1. Lukas Graham - 7 Years 2. Flume feat. Kai - Never Be Like You 3. Justin Bieber - Love Yourself 4. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out 5. Charlie Puth - One Call Away 6. Jonas Blue feat. Dakota - Fast Car 7. Alan Walker - Faded 8. Sia - Cheap Thrills 9. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance 10. Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home
ARIA Top 10 Streaming
1. Flume feat. Kai - Never Be Like You 2. Lukas Graham - 7 Years 3. Justin Bieber - Love Yourself 4. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance 5. Jonas Blue feat. Dakota - Fast Car 6. Justin Bieber - Sorry 7. Alan Walker - Faded 8. The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES - Roses 9. Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home 10. Zara Larsson - Lush Life
I can see the Top 10 looking something like this at year end
1. Drake - One Dance (1) 2. Chainsmokers - Closer (1) 3. Lukas Graham - 7 Years (1) 4. Flume - Never Be Like You (1) 5. Calvin/Rihanna - This Is What You Came For (1) 6. Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (3) 7. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (3) 8. Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (1) 9. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out (2) 10. Sia - Cheap Thrills (6)
I'd imagine there could be another big song or two that could contend that hasn't been released yet like Adele last year
From already released songs (obviously), here's my attempt at a top 20
1. One Dance - Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla 2. Never Be Like You - Flume featuring Kai 3. 7 Years - Lukas Graham 4. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber 5. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna 6. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya 7. Closer - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 8. Cheap Thrills - Sia 9. Fast Car - Jonas Blue featuring Dakota 10. Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots 11. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign 12. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake 13. Cold Water - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ 14. Faded - Alan Walker 15. i hate u, i love u - gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien 16. I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix) - Mike Posner 17. One Call Away - Charlie Puth 18. 1955 - Hilltop Hoods featuring Montaigne & Tom Thum 19. Just Like Fire - P!nk 20. Say It - Flume featuring Tove Lo