Beyoncé’s “Formation” Was The Most-Googled Song Of 2016

Prince’s “Purple Rain,” and Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” came in at No. 2 and No. 3.

December 14, 2016
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Beyoncé's "Formation" single was Google's most-searched for song of the year, according to data provided to Billboard. She also topped the list of most-searched for artists, beating out Céline Dion, Kesha, Kehlani and Coldplay. "Formation," which was released as Lemonade's lead single in February, bested other top searches, including Prince's "Purple Rain," Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," and Desiigner's "Panda." See the Google's Top 10 most-searched songs of the year below.

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1) Beyoncé - "Formation"

2) Prince -"Purple Rain"

3) Rae Sremmurd - "Black Beatles"

4) Desiigner - "Panda"

5) Drake - "One Dance"

6) DNCE - "Cake by the Ocean"

7) Adele - "Hello"

8) Ruth B - "Lost Boy"

9) Disturbed - "Sound of Silence"

10) Mike Posner - "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

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Beyoncé’s “Formation” Was The Most-Googled Song Of 2016