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Google Play’s ‘Best of 2016’ picks revealed, highlights the top trending apps and more

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This year is quickly drawing to a close, and as the company has done over the past few years, Google is today releasing (via its official blog) a few lists of the top trending content that was released on Google Play over the past 12 months. This year, that also includes the most popular songs, movies, TV shows, books, and games as well…

Google’s list consists of the most popular content worldwide and breaks it down into six different categories. The list of top trending apps during 2016 brings a handful of interesting picks which you might not have expected —  selfies were clearly a popular theme for Android users during 2016 making up 3 of the top 5 trending apps.

As for games, was there any chance that Pokemon GO wasn’t going to be the top trending game of the year? After its record-smashing debut early on in the year, this game is going to be remembered long after players abandon it.

Here’s the full rundown:

Top Trending Apps

Top Trending Games

Top 5 Songs

  1. Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
  2. Sorry, Justin Bieber
  3. One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla), Drake
  4. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
  5. Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy

Top 5 Movies

  1. Deadpool
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Zootopia
  4. X-Men: Apocalypse
  5. The Jungle Book (2016)

Top 5 TV Shows

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. The Big Bang Theory
  4. Mr. Robot
  5. The Flash

Top 5 New Books

  1. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition) by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
  3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
  4. The Art of War by Tzu Sun
  5. Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes


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