Hear all of the tracks that blasted through Norwegians' headphones this year. Photo: Iris
Want to build an end-of-year playlist Norwegian style? Here are 2016's most streamed tracks in Norway.
1. Faded by Alan Walker
Bergen's Alan Walker had a smash international hit with 'Faded', so its appearance at the top of the Norwegian chart is hardly a surprise. The 19-year-old, who was born in Northampton to an English father and Norwegian mother but moved to Bergen at two, also cracked the Norway top ten with 'Sing Me to Sleep'.
2. Cheap Thrills, Sia
3. One Dance by Drake (ft. WizKid and Kyla)
4. Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers
5. Jovial by Freddy Kalas
Like fellow countryman Alan Walker, Freddy Kalas claimed two of the top ten most-streamed tracks amongst Norwegians. The Drammen native rode to fame in part through his participation in the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix, where his track 'Feel Da Rush' made it to the final four.
6. Sing Me to Sleep, Alan Walker
7. The Ocean by Mike Perry and Shy Martin
Some neighbourly love from the Norwegians for Swedish DJ and producer Mike Perry's track.
8. Feel Da Rush by Freddy Kalas
9. Arigato by Julie Bergan
Yet another homegrown talent claimed one of Norway's most-streamed songs this year. Jule Bergan is also a Melodi Grand Prix veteran, which certainly helped the 22-year-old push her track 'Arigato' to the Norwegian masses.
10. Sex by Cheat Codes x Kris Kross Amsterdam
Curious about how Norwegians' music tastes stack up against the rest of the world? Spotify said its top five most-streamed tracks globally were:
1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix – Mike Posner
3. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers
4. Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna
5. Cheap Thrills – Sia