We've reached the final installment of my year-end recap of the biggest hits on my weekly music chart for 2016. These are the songs that had gone the highest and/or stuck around the longest in the year. You can click over to catch up on the whole countdown or on parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and the 25 also-rans...
#10 - "Ophelia" - The Lumineers
from the album Cleopatra (2016)
Highest rank: #2 (one week)
Weeks on the chart (in 2016): 41 (still charting)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #66
Songwriters: Wesley Schultz, Jeremy Fraites
Back in 2012, the indie-folk trio had the #10 song of my year-end recap with "Ho Hey" and landing a nomination for a Grammy for Best New Artist. Four years later, they are back at #10 with the moody and plodding switched with flashes of shanty song "Ophelia". It took a while for this gem to catch on with the bright and flashy radio landscape, but it proves simple is sometimes better.
Killer lyric: Oh, oh, got a new girlfriend, he feels like he's on top,
And I don't feel no remorse, and you can't see past my blinders...
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