Best Songs of 2016


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2124k Magic - Bruno Mars

I like how Bruno is switching it up this time. This reminds me very much of Daft Punk with the funk, synths, and vocoders and it's an all around fun song. Better than Uptown Funk in my opinion

With this perfect slice of Uptown Funk-lite chillness, which honestly has better synths than Uptown Funk, color me intrigued for the new album, don't screw it up. 5/5 - WonkeyDude98

Bruno returns with the 80s vibes, and he gets it off Herbie Hancock style? You must be on a special kind of high if you don't like this song.
5/5 - Mcgillacuddy

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22Emperors New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco

This doesn't have any actual meaning other than that Beebo is secretly Satan, but I really really like it. - AnonymousChick

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23Freedom - BeyoncéV1 Comment
24One Dance - Drake

One of Drake's best to be honest. He actually has some life in his voice and the beat is pretty good.

Looks like Drake have come back with his new single One Dance that totally same like Hotline Bling. Well this song is one of annoying song that I heard on 2016. Overplayed, Terrible lyrics and one more thing no music video.

This is going to hit #1 on Billboard next week. Kill me, this is one of the worst things Drake has ever done. 1/5 - WonkeyDude98

Why? I think this song is awesome, it's not that good but its pretty catchy and good for partying and stuff. But why do you hate this song so much? Or are you trolling. - venomouskillingmachine

Mediocre at best.

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25Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
26Lush Life - Zara Larsson

This is a pretty great song, honestly. Zara Larsson has this endless charm that combines with her amazing voice to make anything she makes instantly enjoyable. Compared to her other big song Never Forget You, however, this is pretty lacking. The beat is a mix of catchy and relaxing. It's comfortable is where I'm getting at. Lyrically, this song is pretty weak. You can pretty much call this song verse-less, which makes it feel like the same phrase repeated over and over. The writing seems to detail a young love that crashed and burned, but the final few lines seem to frame it like a love-and-leave scenario. It's like a more bitter version of Carly Rae Jepsen's work. Still solid, I give it a 4/5, but Never Forget You is much better. - WonkeyDude98

I thought that she was a reggae black singer when I first heard this! Despite whatever race she is, she is an AMAZING singer and has a perfect voice. She's a pop girl, only better! - toptenqueen

Can't stand this song. I hated Never Forget You and this is just as bad. What's good about this song? All it really is just Zara Larsson trying to be both Rihanna and Alessia Cara and she does not sound good at all on this song. I didn't care about the lyrics but what I have heard was awful, and the production is worse than Never Forget You and some of the worst I have heard in the apocalypse of pop music that is 2016. If anyone has not heard this son, I would not recommend it.

Gets stuck in my head often

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27Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay

This song is great and catchy, by the way it was released in January of this year so it is not from 2015

Are people not thinking about the song's year or have poor memory? This song is from 2015. - madoog

One of the worst coldplay songs, but anyone of their songs are still pretty good... - Moorefamval

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28Bang Bang - Green Day

I got addicted to this song, it is so good. Green Day came back with a very awesome song. This song is about the Orlando shooting. - AnimeDrawer

Just missed it too. Vote this up if you want the return of quality in mainstream music.

Green day is awesome. I regained faith in humanity when my 11-year-old friend told me she liked this album. - AnonymousChick

Too bad people listen to mainstream pop crap.

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29Ultralight Beam - Kanye West

It's Kanye west what do any of us expect from him

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30Jesus Alone - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Great song, but top 10? I think that's way too high. - Satire

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31Kevin - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

A great song Macklemore is looked at by his overplayed radio hits but his other less popular songs are so great.

32Dreamers - MC Mario
33Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez

0/5: I'm sorry I hate this. Selena vocals are seriously bothering me, the beat is weird, and those lyrics... - ProPanda

She doesn't sing, she whimpers, screams, then whimpers again.

How do I feel about this song? I have absolutely no idea and it's killing me. I like the beat, Selena's voice is better than usual but still meh, and the lyrics are...different, I guess, but absolutely terrible. - WonkeyDude98

I love this song a lot for some reason

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34Lazarus - David Bowie

The only reason Blackstar made my best list and this didn't, beyond me preferring Blackstar, is that having a list of just David Bowie songs would be redundant. - WonkeyDude98

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35Ex's and Oh's - Elle King

2015, guys.
Also, it has a good rock part to it, but that's it. The lyrics are a big disappointment and her vocals aren't that great in the slightest. It's like Bohemian Rhapsody if Ellie Goulding/Britney Spears tried to sing it with a hint of nasal. - Swellow

It's really good but music video sucks

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36Here - Alessia CaraV4 Comments
37Talk Me Down - Troye SivanV1 Comment
38Burn the Witch - Radiohead

This is below such crap as panda and most other songs above it?

This song definitely deserves to be in the top 10. - ThePwoperMuser101

Haunting, chilling and amazing.

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39Into You - Ariana Grande

I can't stop listening to this song. The melody, the vocals, it's so catchy. Certainly the best song of the year so far

Sexiest song ever from Ariana Grande. - BeaM456

I neither like it nor dislike it. - madoog

It's not very good in my opinion. - AnonymousChick

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40Roses - The Chainsmokers

This one is the Chainsmokers best song ever.

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