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Apple Music's top song of 2016 is by this 19-year-old EDM producer

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Did your favourite song make it to Apple Music's Best of 2016 list? Collabs were a hit, along with Korean and Chinese representations

Still recovering from your ZoukOut weekend? We completely empathise — "adulting" is hard, particularly in this festive season where your liver's health pretty much decides to take a backseat. There's still reason to celebrate though, especially if you're an EDM fan. Apple Music's release of their "Best of 2016" list features an EDM wunderkind at its very top: Alan Walker. Also a ZoukOut talent, the 19-year-old Norwegian rose to the top of the year's best and most downloaded music with his electro house hit, Faded.

A revamped version of Walker's past track released on YouTube in 2014, the track features vocals from fellow Norwegian Iselin Solheim, an aspiring singer-songwriter. The 26-year-old's also heard on Walker's track, Sing Me To Sleep. Without a formal education or background in music, Walker taught himself how to produce via YouTube (similar to the success stories of Martin Garrix and Lost Frequencies). Faded is his first single with Sony Music Sweden.

Justin Bieber came in second with Love Yourself. Other Apple Music chart toppers feature collaborations such as The Chainsmokers' and Halsey's hit Closer, Charlie Puth's and Selena Gomez's We Don't Talk Anymore and Calvin Harris' and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For. Surprisingly, Adele's Hello and Coldplay's Hymn For The Weekend didn't quite cut it, coming in at number 14 and 15 respectively. See just how popular your music choices are in the top 10 of Apple Music's Best of 2016 list below.

1.     Faded, Alan Walker
2.     Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
3.     Closer (feat. Halsey), The Chainsmokers
4.     We Don't Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez), Charlie Puth
5.     This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna), Calvin Harris
6.     One Call Away, Charlie Puth
7.     Always, Yoonmirae
8.     Secret Love Song (feat. Jason Derulo), Little Mix
9.     A Little Happiness, Hebe Yien
10. You Are My Everything, Gummy

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Adibah Isa

  • Image: ZoukOut

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