Best Songs of 2016


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241Stand by You - Rachel Platten

This is much better than Fight Song. It's got a faster tempo, the percussion is more heavy-loaded, the melody is better and sticks out more, and the sentiment in the lyrics is more specific. Fight Song tried to be inspirational by being the musical equivalent of a tank, with its slow tempo and loud drums, but the percussion flushed out any real melody and the writing was too general, making the song lack any impact. Stand By You does NOT suffer from this. - WonkeyDude98

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242Inside Out - The Chainsmokers

Why wasn't this a huge hit for The Chainsmokers?

Creepy Christina Perri-wannabe song. 0/5 - WonkeyDude98

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243Be Alright - Ariana Grande
244Strength of the Mind - Killswitch Engage
245We Don't Have to Dance - Andy Black

'It's so nice to meet you let's never meet again' That relects my life - AnonymousChick

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2461944 - Jamala

It's not typical Eurovision pop trash. It's not cheesy. This song has a great lyrics. Not to mention Jamala's phenomenal vocal skills.

247Ain't Your Mama - Jennifer Lopez

No wonder why this song like Meghan Trainor's work because she actually the one who write this song. - BeaM456

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248Serac - Katatonia
249Cut It - O.T. Genasis

Made by the same guy who made CoCo, a joke that got old and would be given a rating of 0/5, this song is actually enjoyable, simply because HE ACTUALLY TRIED. O.T.'s flow is actually really good. The beat is catchy and good to dance to. Young Dolph screwed up a little but it wasn't the worst of rap flows I've heard. Overall, a strong 4/5. - SelfDestruct

As someone who hated CoCo, this is actually decent. I would say that this isn't as memorable as CoCo, but it's definitely bette on a technical level. The beat has control and tightness, and is faster, and O.T.'s flow is actually decent. That chorus is legendary in its awfulness. Let's settle with a 3/5. - WonkeyDude98

This song is good. Young Dolph's vocals got stuck in my head --- cut it, cut it, cut it. I give this song a 4/5. - madoog

250Controlla - Drake

This song is annoying. I do not like it. - madoog

251Don't Be So Shy - Imany
252New Year's Eve - MØ

MO's underrated especially considering no one knows here for two of EDM's biggest songs. THis is awesome as always - ProPanda

253Kiss the Sky - Jason DeruloV1 Comment
254I Need You - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
255Deja Vu - Post Malone

More proof Bieber is becoming overrated, perhaps more than Drake. This song makes no legitimate sense whatsoever. -1/5 - ProPanda

This song proves not even Justin Bieber can stop Post Malone from making a good song. 4.5/5 - SelfDestruct

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256All We Know - The Chainsmokers

Drew's vocals are fragile and low, with Phoebe's strong higher voice. The production has nice guitars and solid snaps leading into a drop combining classic Egyptian brass and modern snaps. The lyrics tell a story of a fading relationship doing it's best to keep stable. Almost perfect. 4/5, mainly because it's rhythmically just a Closer ripoff and I hope that sleazy interview with Billboard doesn't ruin their reputation and make this a flop, cause it's really damn good. - ProPanda

Absolutely empty. Phoebe Ryan and Andrew Taggart's respectively prepubescent and absolutely atrocious vocal tones blend together into this awful dead-zone, and both performers sound so bored. The production also fits this. We have a bunch of reverb saturating gleamy keys, punchy bass, and little else. It's incredibly naked and makes for such a bland experience, at least until the drop where it shifts into an equally flat spray of synth that is somehow overshadowed in quality by the melodic snaps.

But honestly, the real reasom I hate this is because of Closer. This is a ripoff. In every way. The bland vocals, the lyrics jarringly detailing two exes coming back together despite the fact that they clearly shouldn't, the melody on the chorus, just so much. It's not as bad as Closer, but going from horrendous to lifeless and calling that an improvement is kinda sad. 1/5 - WonkeyDude98

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257Still Breathing - Green Day

Billie's voice never ages I swear, 7/5. Nice lyrics, excellent beat - ProPanda

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258Campaign Speech - Eminem

I'm pretty surprised to see this at #614 since a lot of people like Eminem. At least someone strong is dissing that idiot Trump - AlphaQ

259Handclap - Fitz and the Tantrums
260Slumber Party - Britney SpearsV2 Comments
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