By DAVID GREENE, Associated PressWASHINGTON — The music of 2016 had its share of hits, too.
There were big songs, some catchy and some not.
And some songs — the pop hits of the year — did a little bit better than others.
There are, for instance, songs like “Let It Go,” which has been one of pop’s biggest hits since it was released in March, and “Take Me Away,” which hit No. 1 in April, despite a heavy backlash over the song’s lyrics.
In the case of “Bombshelter,” the pop song about a mother and her newborn son, the pop group Pink, released its latest album, Pink Tape, in June.
It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time and peaked at No. 2 on the chart.
It was the second-best-selling album of the week.
And it was the best-selling song of the month.
Pink Tape also had the second highest number of streams of any single song on Spotify.
There was also a pop hit from the same group, “I’m Not Yours,” which reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The album peaked at Nos.
1 on the Pop Songs chart.
And there was a pop song from another group, Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which peaked at the No. 5 spot on the Hot 100.
All told, there were four hits from the top 20 of the Hot Singles chart, and four from the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, according to Nielsen Music.
“Boom Bap” is one that’s been talked about a lot, and has even made its way into the conversation as a potential 2020 contender.
Here are some other hits: “I Need You,” “I’ll See You When I’m Gone,” “Boys,” “Sugar,” “It’s So Hard” and “What Happened To Your Mother?” all debuted at No, 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 albums chart.
All of those are hits that have hit No