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Christine Brackenhoff

The Top Ten Lyrics of 2016, Powered by LyricFind

This year, lyrics have made headlines across the world. From Bob Dylan’s writings being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year, to hip hop lyrics impacting education and the US presidential election, to the recent 2017 GRAMMY Nominations, lyrics continue to have both a huge musical and cultural impact around the world. For 2016’s year in review, LyricFind has rounded up the top lyric displays of 2016.

LyricFind is the World's Leader in licensed lyrics, with more than 4,000 music publishers signed and utilized by more than 100 services including Google, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, Shazam, Microsoft and iHeartMedia among many more. The majority of places where you see lyrics online and in your favorite music services are powered by LyricFind.

LyricFind also provides four different charts every week, working with Billboard (Global, US charts), Record of the Day (UK) and The Music Network (Australia).

The Top Ten Lyrics of 2016





Love Yourself

Justin Bieber








7 Years

Lukas Graham


Let it Go

Idina Menzel


One Call Away

Charlie Puth


Stressed Out

twentyone pilots



Shawn Mendes


When We Were Young



Like I’m Gonna Lose You

Meghan Trainor

Three out of the five songs nominated for a GRAMMY in the Song of the Year category, which honors the songwriter over the actual record itself, find themselves in the top 10 most searched for lyrics of 2016. These include Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, Adele’s “Hello”, and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”. Earlier this year, Justin Bieber’s  “Love Yourself” marked LyricFind’s 15 billionth lyric display, and the company has tracked another 2 billion displays since then.

The Recording Academy and LyricFind are continuing their licensing partnership for marketing and social media initiatives. In licensing lyric displays to The Recording Academy, LyricFind guarantees the legal use of artists’ work while contributing royalties to songwriters.

LyricFind has had a banner year, creating new markets for its product and forging new partnerships around the world. From Spain to China, and Japan to Brazil, the Toronto-based firm has pushed to make licensed, monetized lyrics part of the music scene everywhere. LyricFind’s partnership with Google not only transformed the way music lovers search for lyrics, but has also made lyrics more accessible and visible across the #1 search platform.

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics with 100+ clients worldwide including, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, Shazam, SoundHound, The Recording Academy, Billboard and many others. LyricFind licenses from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology in 100 countries. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.