Take it from someone who has to work on end-of-year lists, it’s hard to remember all the songs you loved in a 12-month time. It’s easy to let favorites slip away. Sometimes time blends into itself and you don’t remember where the year started and the last year ended, and before you know it, you’re caught in a YouTube hole watching Bermuda Triangle conspiracies and you don’t know who you are anymore.
So, best to leave things to the professionals. Your favorite DJs have carefully-categorized archives of everything they did this year, with statistics showing which songs went off the hardest with the most frequency. They know the hits inside and out, across genres and styles, and they put these awesome year-end mixes together for your listening pleasure. It’s like time traveling from the comfort of your own car. Enjoy.
Above & Beyond: Group Therapy Best of 2016
Armin van Buuren: A State of Trance 2016