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The 50 Biggest Hits of 2016

Have a dj gig lined up for New Year's Eve? Simply feel like looking back at the biggest hits of 2016? Here's a list of our readers' favorite tracks from the past year:

Daddy Yo - WizKid

Speed: 99 bpm Recommended bpm range:   95  to  100 bpm ,  100  to  105 bpm The DJ's Take: Kinda reminds me of Serani's No Games from awhile back. Slow down a little and this could blend nicely into Starboy too. Very danceable, and if you drop it at the right time, expect an energetic reaction. Want to keep things key-compatible? Try mixing with:

Throwback Thursday: Day N Nite - Kid Cudi

Speed: 69 bpm Recommended bpm range:   65 bpm  to  70 bpm ,  70 bpm  to  75 bpm The DJ’s Take:  Chill Beat + Stuttered Thump = Hit. This one has aged well, and I imagine it'll still sound cool in the years to come. Long list of hits you can mix with, including: Party - Chris Brown ft. Usher, Gucci Mane Big Pimpin - Jay-Z ft. UGK Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Let Me Love You - Ariana Grande Can't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj X - Chris Brown Moses - French Montana If you want something faster, there's a 130 bpm Crookers Remix  which has its own lengthy set of key-compatible tracks to mix / mash up with. Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist (songs with similar key & bpm) Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - WHAM!

Speed: 82 bpm Recommended bpm range:  80 bpm  to  85 bpm The DJ's Take:  How can you not crack a smile (or a smirk) while spinning this? Another piece of timely kitsch you can throw on with no regrets. Plenty of key-compatible hits you can mix with, including: Big Poppa - Notorious BIG Just A Friend - Biz Markie M.I.L.F. $ - Fergie Hold Up - Beyoncé Better - Meghan Trainor Ride of Your Life - Tinashe Stressed Out - twenty one pilots Trumpets - Jason Derulo Wiggle - Jason Derulo Pills N Potions - Nicki Minaj Down On Me - Jeremih ft. 50 Cent Dance (A$$) Remix - Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj Download or stream the song: Spotify playlist (songs with similar key & bpm) Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Faith - George Michael

Speed: 96 bpm Recommended bpm range:   95 to 100 bpm The DJ's Take: One of my favorite artists as a kid / teenager, and a great karaoke song to sing. Definitely worth a spin this week considering his status - can't underestimate how big he was in the 80s and early 90s. If you're staying key-compatible, this could sound interesting with Make Her Say - Kid Cudi . Drop a couple bpm's and this could sound cool with: Don't You Need Somebody - RedOne Work - Rihanna ft. Drake Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lean Back - Terror Squad, Fat Joe & Remy Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) [feat. Plies] - Usher Try Again - Aaliyah Download or stream the song: Spotify Apple Music iTunes Amazon

Routine - Alan Walker x David Whistle

Speed: 115 bpm Recommended bpm range:   110  to  115 bpm ,  115  to  120 bpm The DJ's Take: Sounds like an 8-bit military march. Probably better employed in an experimental electronic set. Or you can try remixing or mashing up with some of the key-compatible tracks below: