Top 50+ Royalty Free Music Tracks of 2016

Finding the perfect music track to accompany your creative project can be a challenge. Whether you’re scoring the soundtrack for a new video, or adding a musical component to a podcast, the right song choice is pivotal for enhancing your work. Background music can be tough to locate, and questions and concerns about licensing may arise, so royalty free music is hugely beneficial to creatives.

We understand that finding the right music can be hard, which is why every month, we’re providing a list of the top stock audio tracks as judged by sales from AudioJungle:

Top 1 – 50 audio tracks of 2016

  1. Inspiring
  2. Live My Life
  3. Clouds
  4. In the Moment of Inspiration
  5. Your Little Planet Corp
  6. Uplifting Inspiring Motivational
  7. Uplifting & Inspiring Upbeat Pop
  8. This Is How You Advertise!
  9. Inspiration
  10. Give Our Dreams Their Wings To Fly
  11. Upbeat
  12. Rock That Crowd!
  13. A Way To The Top
  14. Successful Business Venture
  15. Upbeat Corporate Inspiring Uplifting
  16. Inspiration
  17. Upbeat Corporate Uplifting Motivational
  18. Inspire
  19. Smash It Up
  20. Upbeat Corporate Uplifting Inspiration
  21. Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate
  22. Inspiring
  23. Driving In My Car
  24. That Positive Feeling
  25. Larger Than Life
  26. Warm Summer Uplifting Acoustic
  27. On Top Of The World
  28. Feel Good Journey
  29. A Fortunate Day (Extended Version)
  30. Upbeat Ukulele
  31. Movie Trailer Credits Intro
  32. Inspiring Piano
  33. Inspiring Cinematic Trailer
  34. Health, Happiness & Success
  35. Positive Thinking
  36. Corporate Summer Inspiring Upbeat
  37. Epic Cinematic Trailer Music
  38. Elevation
  39. Aspire
  40. Clapping Ukulele
  41. Corporate Inspiring Upbeat Uplifting
  42. Inspiring & Uplifting Summer Pop
  43. Driving Indie Anthem
  44. Fight No More
  45. Upbeat Indie
  46. Inspiration
  47. Fun
  48. Born To Be Big
  49. Upbeat
  50. Let’s have FUN – Corporate luck and Motivations
Have a look here for more of the most popular royalty free music available on AudioJungle right now.

Bestselling by music genre: 

Corporate music

1. Inspiring by PR_MusicProductions

A fresh and clean background track perfect for any inspirational, motivational or uplifting projects.

2. Live My Life by metrolightmusic

An upbeat, inspirational, bouncy & joyful track featuring piano, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bells and an utterly fabulous clap track.

3. Clouds by AudioQuattro

Uplifting and motivational pop rock track with orchestral elements expressing a lot of positivity and strong confidence.

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Cinematic music

1. In the Moment of Inspiration by pinkzebra

An inspiring, beautiful and emotionally fulfilling piece of music perfect for wedding videos, romantic videos, inspirational projects, photo slideshows, motivational presentations, Christmas projects, and more

2. Inspiring by RedLionProduction

Beautiful piano item with dynamic orchestral culmination.

3. Warm Summer Uplifting Acoustic by pinkzebra

A sentimental, mellow, warm glow surrounds this track featuring acoustic guitar and piano.

Listen to all bestselling cinematic music tracks.



1. Ambient by Anton-1988

Easy and pleasant Ambient track in which guitar and piano perfect balance.

2. Ambient Piano by bdProductions

Perfect for films, documentary projects, television, inspirational videos, and any project needing a gentle yet motivational background.

3. Pulse by AudioQuattro

Atmospheric and floating electronica track working perfectly as an unintrusive background track for any scientific or research, space or travel projects and the like.

Listen to all bestselling ambient tracks


Rock music

Driving In My Car by soundroll

Edgy, aggressive rock music with “Woo Hoo” voices and some fresh and crispy synth sounds that added to the distorted guitars, so the music sounds even more “biting” and “motorized”.

Positive Thinking by BeatheBeat

This upbeat acoustic folk rock track opens up with a very positive, fun and uplifting rhythm on the ukulele, followed by a simple yet catchy riff on the acoustic guitar and bells.

Fight No More by soundroll

Violent and aggressive theme with a lot of distortion and energy. Could fit almost every action scene. It is driving and edgy modern rock music blended with some cool effects and synth patterns.

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Smash It Up by music2noise

Very intense and powerful track based on a deep bass frequencies and a lot of distorted sounds. It is great for action scenes, games and videos.

Missing You by dejans

Calm and melodic trance piece with uplifting emotional feel.

Energetic pumping electronic club track by adamjamescuz

Lively, energetic and dirty dance club track, distorted volume pumping dirty synthesizer sounds and tight heavy beats.

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Folk & acoustic music

1. Upbeat by RedLionProduction

Energetic upbeat music item with acoustic sound.

2. Clapping Ukulele by jhunger

This is a bouncy, happy tune, featuring acoustic guitar and ukulele along with some light piano and a simple whistling melody.


This is a fun upbeat and fast music.

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1. Uplifting & Inspiring Upbeat Pop by BlueFoxMusic

With an infectious energy, this trendy and exciting track is great for media requiring feel good background music.

2. Give Our Dreams Their Wings To Fly by TimMcMorris

Upbeat and uplifting rhythms, cheerful care-free vibes, and energetic optimistic lyrics.

3. Rock That Crowd! by everythingwerenot

This is an epic party anthem in a genre that combines dance with elements of pop and rock. It’s the kind of thing artists like Pink, Rihanna or Katy Perry excel at.

Listen to all bestselling pop tracks


Children's music

1. Playground Fun by Lmz

This is a fun and bouncy care free track. Acoustic guitars and drums provide the drive for the track. A simple melody is whistled and brass come in later to add to the body of the track.

2. Put a Smile On by pinkzebra

Cheerful, happy and lighthearted track features innocent piano and childlike guitar and celesta. Great for children, or slightly quirky branding. Zip file contains versions with and without the “bubble pops” effects.

3. Spring by pinkzebra

A happy, cheerful and childlike track that brings to mind images of Spring, happiness in the air, and positive feelings.

Listen to all bestselling children’s music


Holiday & seasonal

1. Christmas Story by music2noise

This is a magical piece like you hear in a children movies. Music is based on a Christmas mood. It has got a happy melody, a lot of bell sounds, and a very developed orchestral background.

2. Christmas Spirit by pmwa

It’s holiday time and everybody feel the Christmas spirit. This Christmas theme for the holiday cinematic trailer or corporate opener. Gentle, calm and beautiful, this hope for the season features Orchestral sound and an choir.

3. Merry Christmas by AudioQuattro

The beautiful orchestral version features glockenspiel, harp and pizzicatos and comes with a very warm and festive feeling, full of emotions and anticipation. The simple but lovely Glockenspiel version is especially suitable for kids and babies projects.

Listen to all bestselling holiday music


World beat music

1. Bossa Nova Elevator Music by BCrutchfield

Very upbeat latin bossa nova written to sound like what is usually classified as “elevator music”, or “Musak”. This track would be perfect in a comedy for an elevator scene, in the background at a restaurant, playing in the background of a characters phone call when they’re on hold, a lot of things.

2. Uplifting Africa by MatthewFisher

An inspirational and heart warming African song that is sure to bring your next ethnic project to life.

3. Eastern Charm by AudioQuattro

This is an upbeat middle eastern track with typical groove elements based on a hip hop beat and playing along with oriental instruments such as the persian oud and zurna. Great choice for travel projects, documentaries and commercials.

Listen to all bestselling world beat music


Hip hop music

1. Summer Trip-Hop by QuiqStudio

Energetic and calm piano melody goes throughout the track. Elements of trip-hop and beautiful melody perfectly suited for video presentations, demo videos, commercials, YouTube’s video, presentations, motivational clips, sports clips.

2. Energetic Upbeat Rock by musicant

Dirty, vigorous, swinging track. It is possible to use in: films, advertising, games, it is good for presentations.

3. Cello Sport by solarsound

Orchestral pieces blend together with hip hop beats to give you an elegant, yet powerful and motivating feel. Plenty of dynamics in this instrumental bed make it perfect for sports action video, video games, promotional videos, animations and corporate video.

Listen to all bestselling hip-hop tracks



1. Whistle Blower by adamjamescuz

Maximum fun dirty house track from badadam. Filthy guitars and huge dirty bass fight for attention amongst tight, solid beats. Huge build ups and euphoric synth leads make the track take off.

2. Because We Are Young by AlbaCoherta

A 130 Bpm electro house track with nice beats. It’s great for film, websites, radio, etc..

3. Tight distorted house track by adamjamescuz

French house music inspired hard tight distorted house club track. Featuring heavily compressed drums and synthesizers, heavy beats and trademark adamjamescuz heavy guitar underpinning it all.

Listen to all bestselling house music


Classical music

1. Health, Happiness & Success by TimMcMorris

“Health, Happiness & Success” is a melodic uplifting and contemplative orchestral piece fronted by a classic New York grand piano. It’s mood is very positive, motivational and triumphant, drawing feelings of health, success, vitality, strength, and longevity.

2. Fanfare And Theme For Sporting Heroes by garethcoker

A piece of orchestral music that perfectly encapsulates this particularly epic summer of sport that we are having. So many events, so many athletes, so many heroes – not just as individuals but also as teams.

3. Becoming by bluegestalt

A soft and quiet piano movement.
A form that takes its shape, in the evolving dance of creation. Becoming, in the moment in which everything comes to life.

Listen to all bestselling classical music


Jazz music

1. French Guitar Jazz by AndySlatter

PRO quality light and jolly, upbeat jazz, for licensing. This track has been used on TV adverts, cookery shows, corporate videos and fashion articles across the globe.

2. Big Band Swing by BrownHouseMedia

Big Band Swing describes this song from BrownHouseMedia. It is perfect for that nostalgic dance party, or 1930-40’s themed event or movie. It is grand and fun featuring horns, brass and drums. This timeless piece is sure to have your audience toe tapping and moving to the bouncy rhythm.

3. Jazz Wind by migueljl

Gypsy jazz with real manouche acoustic guitars, double bass and drums.

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1. Quiz Millionaire Set by tiam

Quiz Millionaire Pack is a sound effect pack with effects perfect for quiz games or news programs. This pack contains Right and Wrong answer sounds, Orchestral stabs, A thematic background that is loopable so that you can use it as a music background and of course a theme music intro.

2. Retro Game Music by ThomasHurtig

This track is inspired by the classic 2D jump ‘n run video games. It consists of a main happy theme with some variations and a part for the final big boss. The track has the typical 8 Bit character but with a modern touch.

3. Cartoon by soundroll-music

Kind of cartoon joke.

Listen to all bestselling random stock music


Other genres: Bass & drum, country & western music, soul and R&B, percussion, vocals.

Looking for more inspiration? Have a look at trending music tracks available on Envato Elements and free music downloads on Mixkit.

P.S., if you’re interested in creating your own music tracks, check out our library of audio production tutorials.

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