EOYC 2016

With the end of 2016 now behind us, it is time to revisit the highlights from Ah.FM’s End Of Year Countdown!


Having so many DJs, and so many different tracks, you’d be surprised by quickly glancing the variety of Trance that hits their collective airwaves.  However, that variety still gives way to a clear pack of leaders. Using some sophisticated data mining – because there is no true standard every DJ follows when publishing a track list – we took each artist’s EOYC 2016 set tracklist and normalized the data, formatting “and” to “&,” “feat.” to “ft.,” and so on.  We also removed the tags for Original Mix and Extended Mix, because these monikers amount to the same track more often than not.  From there, we utilized a Pivot Table in Excel spit out the results below – counting each time the unique track appeared.

After reviewing the data, it was clear that a Top 10 or 20 list just did not feel right, given the amount of “ties” we ran into.  What appears below is a Top 46 – because Top 40 or 50 just wasn’t feasible with the counts we saw.

Some quick notes about the standings below:

  • There is a definite #1 most played track throughout EOYC 2016, which was ahead of all others by ten plays.
  • Here are the general breakdowns in the inverse of what you see below:
    • Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 4 all hold unique positions
    • Positions 5 through 7 are a 3-way tie
    • Positions 8 through 10 are a 3-way tie
    • Position 11 is a uniquely held spot
    • Positions 12 through 14 are a 3-way tie
    • Positions 15 through 22 are a 7-way tie
    • Positions 23 through 27 are a 5-way tie
    • Positions 28 through 34 are a 7-way tie
    • Positions 35 through 46 are a 12-way tie
  • By far the most popular label during EOYC 2016 was Future Sound Of Egypt with 13 of the 46 tracks coming from their releases.
  • The second most popular label in this list is Subculture with only 4 tracks out of the 46.
  • There are 7 labels with only one track on the list and include the following:
    Universal Nation, Armada Captivating, Reloaded, Coldharbour, Pure Trance, Iboga, and VII.
  • There is one song that was so popular two different mixes made it on this list.
  • There is one artist who has 4 tracks with credits to his name.

As a handy guide for those interested parties, we’ve included a link below to a copy of each song on this list on YouTube.  Wherever possible, we used a link to an official channel.  Likewise, the playlist below takes each track and gives you a 46 track run of the entire list for your listening pleasure.


Ah.FM’s End of Year Countdown 2016 – Top 46 Most Played Tracks Playlist


Ah.FM’s EOYC 2016 – Top 46 Most Played Tracks

Position
Track Title
Label
Play Count
46Re:Locate vs. Robert Nickson – Initium (Ferrin & Morris Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Amsterdam Trance7
46Ben Nicky ft. Chloe – Anywhere (Exis Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Universal Nation7
46Will Atkinson – Subconscious 

Click HERE to listen!

Subculture7
46Super8 & Tab – Mega

Click HERE to listen!

Armind7
46Tempo Giusto – Time To Tango

Click HERE to listen!

Armada Captivating7
46Jason Ross – Valor

Click HERE to listen!

Anjunabeats7
46Davey Asprey – The Rapture

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt7
46Aly & Fila x Luke Bond & Audrey Gallagher – Million Voices

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt7
46Darren Porter – To Feel Again

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt7
46Jorn van Deynhoven – We Can Fly

Click HERE to listen!

A State Of Trance7
46Darren Porter – Human

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt7
46Chris Schweizer – Scorpion

Click HERE to listen!

Who’s Afraid Of 138?!7
34Paul Denton – Searching The Sky

Click HERE to listen!

Subculture8
34Solarstone & Marcella Woods – Falling (Peter Steele Mantra Mix)

Click HERE to listen!

Black Hole8
34Protoculture – Empyrean

Click HERE to listen!

Armind8
34Richard Durand – Proxima C

Click HERE to listen!

Reloaded8
34Fady & Mina – Wonder Why

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt8
344 Strings – Wondering

Click HERE to listen!

Amsterdam Trance8
34Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella – Neba

Click HERE to listen!

Flashover8
27Will Atkinson – Pat Butcher

Click HERE to listen!

Kearnage9
27Scot Project – W5 (Waiting For)

Click HERE to listen!

Outburst9
27Will Atkinson & Deirdre McLaughlin – Chasing After You

Click HERE to listen!

Subculture9
27Mark Sherry meets Space Frog & Derb – Follow Me (Psyburst Mix)

Click HERE to listen!

Outburst9
27Arkham Knights – Odyssey

Click HERE to listen!

Coldharbour9
22ReOrder & Ferry Tayle – Tomorroworld

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt10
22John O’Callaghan & Clare Stagg – Lies Cost Nothing (Will Atkinson Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Subculture10
22The Thrillseekers presents Hydra – Amber

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt10
22Gareth Emery ft. Wayward Daughter – Reckless (Standerwick Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

A State Of Trance10
22Orkidea – Nana (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Black Hole10
22Sunscreem – Please Save Me (James Dymond Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Outburst10
22Robert Nickson – Touchdown

Click HERE to listen!

Pure Trance10
22Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Click HERE to listen!

Vandit10
14Hilight Tribe – Free Tibet (Vini Vici Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Iboga11
14Push – Strange World (Andrew Bayer Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Anjunabeats11
14Bryan Kearney & Christina Novelli – By My Side

Click HERE to listen!

Armind11
11Aly & Fila meets Roger Shah & Susana – Unbreakable

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt12
10Masters & Nickson ft. Justine Suissa – Out There (Robert Nickson 2016 Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt13
10Simon Patterson – Smack (WAIO Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

VII13
10Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk – We Are

Click HERE to listen!

Vandit13
7John Askew – Supersonic

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt15
7The Thrillseekers presents Hydra – Amber (Skylex Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt15
7Ferry Corsten – Beautiful (Aly & Fila Remix)

Click HERE to listen!

Flashover15
4Sean Tyas & Darren Porter – Relentless

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt16
3James Dymond – Push

Click HERE to listen!

Future Sound Of Egypt17
2Sean Tyas – Turbo

Click HERE to listen!

Kearnage18
1Simon Patterson & Magnus – Evoke

Click HERE to listen!

A State Of Trance28

So there you have it – the most played tracks of the EOYC 2016!

Do you think something is missing from this list that should have been featured more often in sets?  How do you feel about the overall dominance of a single label in this list?  Leave your comments below!


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MyStro’s been embedded for years in dance music industry – finding the passion during the early years of the internet when in 6th grade. Since the passion began, he’s done a bit of everything – DJed in Ibiza, promoted and thrown his own parties, VJed, created promotional material, worked A&R for labels, and of course, wrote for blogs. Now he is here with EDM Identity, ready to make waves with his honest and unique perspective honed through years of varied experiences in the industry.

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