Okay, so yesterday I posted the Chris Doelle’s 2016 Top Songs and will follow-up now with the artists themselves.

These are the 2016 Top Artists according to me:

  1. Maroon 5 – 191 plays (+15)
  2. Train – 184 plays (+4)
  3. Keith Urban – 108 plays (+7)
  4. Chris Stapleton – 100 plays (NR)
  5. Billy Joel – 93 plays (-4)
  6. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – 88 plays (NR)
  7. P!nk – 68 plays (-5)
  8. Zac Brown Band – 66 plays (-5)
  9. Rod Stewart – 54 plays (+7)
  10. Billy Currington – 53 plays (-5)
  11. Roger Miller – 52 plays (-1)
  12. Elton John – 49 plays (NR)
  13. George Strait – 48 (NR)
  14. Eric Church – 48 plays (NR)
  15. Randy Travis – 47 plays (NR)
  16. Tim McGraw – 46 plays (NR)
  17. Bruno Mars – 43 plays (NR)
  18. Tom Petty – 38 plays (-14)
  19. Brett Dennen – 38 plays (NR)
  20. Johnny Cash – 37 plays (-11)

 

Interesting facts from 2016

  • It took 12 more plays to make the top 20 this year than last
  • #20 this year would have come in #9 last year
  • Train is in the list for the fifth straight year (#1 for 2012 & 2013)
  • Johnny Cash made the list for the third straight year
  • Maroon 5 skyrocketed from #16 all the way to #1 with a ton more plays
  • The #1 artist last year Billy Joel (117 plays) would only have come in #3 this year
  • Keith Urban gets his highest finish ever
  • Chris Stapleton is the highest debuting artist this year as I really started listening to the Traveler album
  • Billy Joel, last year’s #1 artist dropped 4 spots to #5 – he continues to be the #3 all-time
  • P!nk also dropped 4 spots this year – she remains my #1 all-time
  • Zac Brown Band always a top artist for me, also slipped 4 spots this year
  • Roger Miller (my #2 all-time) climbed two spots this time around
  • Rod Stewart climbed 7 spots
  • Bob Seger made it into the chart for the first time since 2013 I found some old MP3s of his greatest hits albums
  • George Strait hasn’t been in the list since 2014 when he was #8 with 50 plays
  • Tim McGraw although always on my playlists made it into the Top 20 for the first time
  • Bruno Mars hit the chart for the first time since 2013 when he was #13 with 71 plays
  • 9 of the Top 20 were not in last year’s Top 20 and NONE of them are new artist
  • Half (10) of the chart is made up of Country artists – same as last year.  In addition, 3 of the top 4 are Country
  • 2015 Top Artists
  • 2014 Top Artists
  • 2013 Top Artists
  • 2012 Top Artists
  • 2011 Top Artists
  • 2010 Top Artists

by Chris Doelle