From music to movies: Apple releases its Canadian 'Best of 2016' lists

Dec 8 2016, 12:12 am

As 2016 comes to an end, ‘Best of’ lists are popping up everywhere.

But some matter more than others, and it’s safe to say that Apple’s breakdown is one of the most important. After all, iTunes and Apple Music continue to dominate what Canadians listen to.

And Apple’s “Best of 2016” shows what many of us were already thinking: 2016 was the Year of Drake.

Taking top spots in the music category, Drake’s “One Dance” was Apple’s top song this year, while his abum Views took the title for top album as well. (No wonder he uses Apple Music…)

The Hamilton soundtrack was also a top-selling album, along with Adele’s 25, Rihanna’s ANTI and Frank Ocean’s Blonde. 

But music wasn’t the only “Best of” released today.

Apple celebrated the most downloaded movies, television shows, apps and podcasts. Check out the Best of everything, according to Apple, below.

Note that all the lists below are geo-targeted to Canada, so if you switch up your iTunes account to the US or any other country you’ll see what that nation was into in 2016. 

Best of 2016: Songs

Drake – One Dance
Justin Timberlake- Can’t Stop The Feeling
Rhianna- Work (Feat. Drake)
Flo Rida – My House
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
The Chainsmokers – Closer (Feat. Halsey)
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (Feat. Daya)
twenty one pilots – Stressed Out
Desiigner – Panda

Best of 2016: Albums

Drake – Views
Rhianna – ANTI
Adele – 25
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Original Broadway Cast – Hamilton
Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L
twenty one pilots – Blurry Face
Panic! At The Disco – Death of A Bachelor

See also

Best of 2016: Movies

Best Blockbuster – Deadpool
Best Comedy – Sausage Party
Best Hollywood Romance – La La Land
Best Animated Movie – Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Documentary – Weiner
Best Feel-Good Movie – Sing Street
Breakout Star of the Year – Andrea Arnold, “American Honey”
Best New Filmmaker – Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Best of 2016: TV Shows

This Year’s Obsession – American Crime Story
Most Though-Provoking – O.J.: Made in America
Late-Night Rule-Breaker – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Best New Comedy – Atlanta
Most Original Kids Show – Steven Universe
Extravaganza of the Year – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Most Consistently Great – The Americans
Best New Drama – This Is Us

Best of 2016: Podcasts

Revisionist History
How I Built This
In the Dark
Jocko Podcast
Anna Faris Is Unqualified
NPR Politics Podcast
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
2 Dope Queens
FiveThirtyEight Politics
Pardon My Take

Best of 2016: Apps

Prisma: Free Photo Editor
MSQRD: Live filters & face swap for video selfies
Quartz – News in a whole new way
Meditation Studio – Guided meditation and courses
Detour – GPS Audio Tour Guide
Credit Karma: Free credit scores, reports
Glasses by Warby Parker
Hyper – videos worth watching
Tinycards – Learn with fun, free flashcards

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