The first quarter of the year 2016, we had the opportunity to be offered with some of the hippest international singles of this year. Be it Barbadian singer Rihanna showering us with singles one after the other or Brit singer releasing an album after a huge gap of four years, the music scene was definitely looking good this year. Another positive mile stone for the fans of former One Direction singer Zayn was when the singer came up with his debut solo work! We have to say that Zayn indeed did an exceptionable job after leaving the boy band.

Also, one collaboration between the two most likable artists Coldplay and Beyonce had the internet flabbergasted. Some of the stupefied fans loved the collaboration while some argued that the track was one of the most monotonous work. Let us take a look at the list of the most impressive solo single hits of the year 2016!

1. Zayn Pillowtalk

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik made his mark once again on the music front with this sexy and soulful single Pillowtalk. The music video featuring his model girlfriend Gigi Hadid will get you hooked to it. The visual effects and the distorting images of the couple’s intimate moments along with the incredibly sexy voice of Zayn had people screaming for more. Check out Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid’s incredibly sexy ‘Pillowtalk’ here! (ALSO READ: Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid’s ‘Pillowtalk’ is incredibly sexy!).

2. Rihanna Kiss It Better

After Work, Rihanna teased her fans with yet another steamy song called Kiss It Better. The racy song Rihanna flaunting her irresistible body underneath a barely there fabric. Another thing people could not help but notice was Rihanna’s brand new nipple piercing! Yes, RiRi left little to the imagination by flaunting her body in this classy song. Watch the titillating tease video Kiss It Better here. (ALSO READ: Rihanna goes nude, teases fans with explicit ‘Kiss It Better’ teaser!).

3. Coldplay Hymn for the weekend

The second single from their seventh studio album of Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams also featured Beyonce. The euphoric track had the right funky element with chunky harmonies also by Beyonce, which made the song amazing. To add to it Coldplay shot the video in Indian cities including Varanasi, Worli, Mumbai and Kolkata. The Indian themed video also had a miss and blink appearance by Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor. The hypnotic song was the coolest song and the most amazing collaboration of this year, but social media went mad for the video’s stereotypical portrayal of Indian society. (ALSO READ: Coldplay’s ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ music video featuring Sonam Kapoor and Beyonce is a feast for the senses!).

4. Beyonce Formation

After Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance, she surprised her fans with the official video of her single Formation. Formation was first available on Tidal and then on was put up online via an unlisted YouTube video channel of her personal account. The song became the most controversial songs with the theme of ‘Black Lives’ matter.Details snippets of Antebellum, Louisiana Creole culture, police brutality and racism made this song the most gritty music video by Beyonce. (ALSO READ: Beyonce is back with the most controversial music video Formation).

5. Adele When We Were Young 

After her epic song Hello, Adele release another single When We Were Young from her third studio album, 25. The soul ballad was another musical treat to her fans about her past memories of a loved one. The video shows Adele recording the gem of a song at The Church Studios in London.The music is vocally as well as lyrically amazing. Check out the song here. (ALSO READ: Adele song When We Were Young full video: Another gem from the singer!).

6. Rihanna Work

Rihanna made it back to the music scene with Work, the first single from her long-awaited album Anti. Also featuring Drake, the music video had her fans going gaga about her new single. Rihanna turned up the heat with her racy nipple-baring costume in Work video and the whole NSFW music video.The explicit video has Rihanna drinking up, twerking and grinding against Drake and more.Check out Work featuring Rihanna and Drake in the video. (ALSO READ: Rihanna turns up the heat with racy nipple-baring costume in Work video featuring Drake!).