Beyonce performs on stage during "The Formation World Tour" at the Citi Field on June 7, 2016 (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage For Parkwood Entertainment)
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By Cady Lang
December 14, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, Google has released the top 10 songs that were most searched for during the course of the year — while these weren’t the most searched for in terms of lyrics, according to the search engine, these are the tunes that have garnered the most attention on search for the longest periods of time over 2016.

Beyoncé, a TIME Person of the Year runner-up, takes home the top spot with her empowering anthem, “Formation,” which was a surprise drop this February, leading up to the release of her electrifying album Lemonade, a Super Bowl appearance, and a world tour sharing the same name. She’s in good company as well — from throwback favorites like Prince’s “Purple Rain” to contemporary bangers like Desiigner’s frenetically catchy “Panda,” Adele’s “Hello,” a top search for 2015, remained on the list. You’ll definitely want to play this year’s most-Googled songs on loop.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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