Google Play announces its “Best of 2016” list

by Danny Zepeda | December 31, 2016

Good bye 2016, we won’t miss you. Well, there’s still some time left in the year, though its days are numbered. To celebrate the near-end of the crazy year that 2016 was, Google Play has released its Best of 2016 list highlighting the most popular music, movies and apps this year.

Deadpool, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Pokémon are just a few of the stars of the year that was, and each placed well in the charts.

This list is very indicative of the trends of 2016. The phenomenon that was Pokémon GO topped the Top Trending Games of 2016. The Pokémon revival took the world by storm over the summer and everyone was playing it.

Twenty-one Pilots’ big year was capped off with having the top streamed song in “Stressed Out.” Deadpool beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Top Movie while Game of Thrones topped The Walking Dead for Top TV Show in 2016.

Deadpool also topped the book charts with Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn, beating out the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

You can see all the charts down below.

Top 5 Movies of 2016

  1. Deadpool
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Zootopia
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Top 5 TV Shows of 2016

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. The Big Bang Theory
  4. Mr. Robot
  5. The Flash

Top 5 Streamed Songs of 2016

  1. Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
  2. Sorry, Justin Bieber
  3. One Dance, Drake ft. WizKid and Kyla
  4. Don’t Let me Down, The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
  5. Me, Myself and I, G-Eazy

Top Trending Games of 2016

  1. Pokémon GO
  2. Clash Royale
  3. Traffic Rider
  4. slighter.io
  5. Dream League Soccer

Top 5 Books of 2016

  1. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Part One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
  3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  4. The Art of War by Tzu Sun
  5. Me Before you by Jojo Moyes

Top Trending Apps of 2016

  1. Face Changer 2
  2. Lumyer
  3. Castbox
  4. Emoji Keyboard Pro
  5. MSQRD
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Danny's interest in writing began with tech, which influenced his career path in college. After graduating from Vanguard University, he began to...