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The Master Playlist: Every Song From THON 2016

By Alex Robinson, Lexi Shimkonis, Tim Reams, and about 10 other writers who helped compile this massive playlist. 

Last year, we undertook a huge task: making a list of every song played at THON — either played by the Entertainment DJ committee, performed by bands, or sang by Four Diamonds kids. It took awhile and made us go crazy at times, but we managed to do it. For the second year in a row, we attempted this challenge, and thanks to the efforts of more than ten writers, the Shazam app, and lots of caffeine on press row, we did it.

We’re proud to present the THON 2016 official playlist.

Now we’ll admit, we missed a few songs here and there, and there are reasons for that. Between switching the recording responsibilities back and forth, not being able to find certain songs on Shazam or after Googling the lyrics, having our entire staff go down to the floor to help run Slides of Strength, and just the delirium and craziness that THON brings after being in the BJC for hours on end, there are a few that aren’t in this playlist. All in all, we didn’t include probably 20 songs throughout the 46 hours. We’re still willing to bet, though, that this is the best THON playlist you’ll be able to find, and we’re confident that it’ll hold you over until THON 2017.

THON Playlist By The Numbers

6 — There were six songs that we knew were played at THON but couldn’t include, and they’re all by Taylor Swift, who doesn’t let Spotify stream her songs. 22, Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Togetherand Love Story were all played throughout the weekend at one point.

8 — Justin Bieber was the most played artist throughout THON, as he came in with a whopping eight plays. “What Do You Mean?” was the most played song by the Biebs at 3.

The most-played artists:

  1. Justin Bieber — 8
  2. Mumford and Sons — 7
  3. Calvin Harris, Jess Glynne, Coldplay, One Direction, Taylor Swift — 6 (tied)

182 — Blink 182’s “All The Small Things” was played 4 times, tied with Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” for the most-played song.

Note: Spotify’s embeddable player only allows 200 songs. For the full list of 398 songs, click here.

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