Views on pop culture through my eyes

What did I enjoy most in 2016, as far as entertainment? There was a lot of good work in all fields of entertainment. I admit, I am not a critic. I am more of a fan. I will not bore you with explanations about my choices. I will tell you, that I saw most of the movies at the theater. I also own all the albums. The singles I chose include those purchased as well as those I heard (but didn’t purchase). As always, comments are kindly welcomed.intro


  1. This is What the Truth Feels Like — Gwen Stefani
  2. Wanderlust — Little Big Town
  3. Purpose — Justin Beiber
  4. Lemonade — Beyoncé
  5. Illinois — Brett Eldredge
  6. Ripcord — Keith Urban
  7. Storyteller — Carrie Underwood
  8. Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
  9. In the Now — Barry Gibb
  10. Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney


  1. Love Yourself — Justin Beiber
  2. I Took a Pill in Ibiza — Mike Posner
  3. Into You — Ariana Grande
  4. Don’t Let Me Down — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
  5. This Is What You Came For — Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  6. Cheap Thrills — Sia featuring Sean Paul
  7. Let It Go — James Bay
  8. One of Those Days — Little Big Town
  9. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) — Adele
  10. Setting the World on Fire — Kenny Chesney featuring Pink

TV Shows

  1. Grey’s Anatomy
  2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  3. American Horror Story: Roanoke
  4. Gotham
  5. How to Get Away with Murder
  6. Modern Family
  7. Orange is the New Black
  8. Project Runway
  9. American Idol
  10. Nashville


  1. Hell or High Water
  2. La La Land
  3. Manchester by the Sea
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. The Jungle Book
  6. The Edge of Seventeen
  7. Moana
  8. Fences
  9. Lion
  10. 13th

DVDs (or Streaming)

  1. 99 Homes
  2. Concussion
  3. Two Days, One Night
  4. Kylie Minogue — Kiss Me Once: Live at Sse Hydro
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  6. The Last Five Years
  7. Trumbo
  8. Carol
  9. The Gift
  10. Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids


  1. Dixie Chicks — MMXVI Tour
  2. Gwen Stefani — “This is What the Truth Feels Like” Tour
  3. Diana Ross — “In the Name of Love” Tour
  4. Keith Urban — “Ripcord” Tour
  5. Chicago — Tour 2016
  6. Boyz II Men and En Vogue — Tour 2016
  7. Smooth Summer Jazz w/ George Benson and Average White Band
  8. Daryl Hall and John Oates — Tour 2016
  9. Rihanna — “ANTI” Tour
  10. Jason Moran — Fats Waller Dance Party

I hope you enjoyed my year-end Top Tens blog. Please sound off in the comments. I would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading.

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Comments on: "KiltMan’s Year End Top Tens for 2016" (4)

  1. said:

    Hi Dan, I am surprised that “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures” did not make your top ten list. I think both are excellent.



    • I only saw “Hidden Figures” this past weekend, but I would have included it my Top Ten. “Moonlight” on the other hand, I had a few issues with. It is well made and acted; but I ended up disappointed and underwhelmed with it.

  2. Marcelo Castilho Rogedo said:

    Nice job!! It is interesting that sometimes I can realize how Brazil is a very limited place for music, for example. Some of the artists listed there (Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge and Kenny Chesney), I have never heard about them or seen their albums in stores. The singles #s listed 2, 4, 5 (ok, I know Rihanna), 6 (just heard about Sia…), 7, 8 and 10…are strange for me…never seen their music. TV shows…I am not a big fan of them, but this list, at least (lol) sounds more familiar…..I know the #s just head about some: 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10….here you have 50% of the list!!! LOL!!! Actually I am not a big fan of TV…just the news and that is all…sometimes a soap opera, if I fell the story is good. Actually, I am not a soap opera buff. Movies….I have to admit…since a long time I don’t go out to watch a movie….From the DVD list, the known names for me are #s are 4 and 10 (Justin….). And finally, about the concerts…the names I know are: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 and 9. So that is a very good article….

  3. Thanks for the compliments…. I like country music, which doesn’t always translate to other countries. I will continue to try to enlighten people as to what I think is quality entertainment.

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