1. Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
It would be hard to make a list like this and not begin with Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Though it dropped in 2015, it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the start of 2016 and even spawned some Inception-like dancehall-to-pop-and-back-again covers. With production that jumped from staccato drums to lush synths with a hefty bassline, it’s not surprising this song was seemingly everywhere for months. It had a bit of dancehall, soca and reggaeton to it, though not explicitly any of the above, making it the type of track every DJ had to play — whether they wanted to or not.