Best Songs of 2016

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41 Bang Bang - Green Day Bang 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.

I heard it reached #1 on the rock charts. Too bad it didn't last for long, twenty one pilots beat is out. So stupid, so mainstream, Green Day is great. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

Too bad people listen to mainstream pop crap.

The world has been blinded by terrible, overproduced, overrated music like twenty one pilots. - Tristan1975R5

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42 Dreamers - MC Mario Dreamers - MC Mario
43 Freedom - Beyoncé Freedom - Beyoncé V 1 Comment
44 Girl Loves Me - David Bowie Girl Loves Me - David Bowie

It's a great song, definitely. But top 20? I think it shouldn't be that high, especially above I Feel It Coming and Nikes. - Satire

45 6 Inch - Beyonce 6 Inch - Beyonce

I'm guessing she's not talking about a Subway - Hater

Is this about a Subway sandwich? - AlphaQ

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46 Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez Hands 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 have to give this a 0/5 too. It's trash. The vocals make no sense and she is so screechy. - milmcgirl

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47 Rotting in Vain - Korn Rotting in Vain - Korn

Korn's best song in my opinion, despite being around for so many years.

48 This is What You Came for - Calvin Harris This is What You Came for - Calvin Harris

It was annoying that this song was overplayed, and I like it. This Is What You Came For is good --- something 2016 needed. - madoog

This and Cheap Thrills should be higher. - 906389

This song is really terrible especially Rihanna sings Ohhh. It's almost make me sick.

Not to sound like a hipster, but I really didn't like it. The chorus just repeats the word 'you' and the actual singing is autotuned. - AnonymousChick

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49 Lazarus - David Bowie Lazarus - 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

He wrote his own obituary in the song! How much more can you ask for? - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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50 False Alarm - The Weeknd False Alarm - The Weeknd

Pretty good song, the video is weird but fascinating - slimshady901

THIS is the song that the Weeknd should have made the first time. As gloriously spiteful as Starboy was, it had nowhere near the grit or viscerality this has. The creeping low-fi synths as the gospel swell builds to a scream letting grimy buzzing electronic drop kick with impeccable groove, as the Weeknd talks about an ex that wasn't worth it, but less as a warning but more of an acknowledgement in a way that almost feels primal.

I wasn't entirely on board with the title track, but with this, color me intrigued for the next album! 7/5 - WonkeyDude98

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51 Safe and Sound - Jackie Evancho

Jackie and her sister Rachel did a great job. Jackie can sing anything. This girl can sing and act. Love her

A sneak preview from the recording session revealed that this excellent number off the Hunger Games soundtrack will be on Jackie's upcoming, but as yet untitled, 2016 album.

Jackie's voice is so sweet and soothing it makes you feel "Safe and Sound".

Jackie Evancho has a beautiful singing voice.

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52 Change - Christina Aguilera Change - Christina Aguilera

This is only a taste of what Xtina has coming. Honestly, I don't even know if this is gonna be part of her next album (I believe the title is "Blonde" according to an early leaked track list) and I'd rather it just be a standalone single. But what a taste this song is! I mean, it's melody is understated but her vocals so perfectly emote the subtly powerful lyrics. It's not great but it's an improvement from the generic direction she took on Lotus. And no more unnecessary autotune! THANK GOD she left that behind! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE ALBUM'S RELEASE! - theOpinionatedOne

Well, the song is still gold and it was indeed taken from the Blonde album. However, it seems as though the release of Blonde has been shelved and she's started from scratch. I just hope the final product is good one whenever she releases it. - theOpinionatedOne

53 Nights - Frank Ocean Nights - Frank Ocean

Easily the best song of 2016. I mean, I think this is as high as it's going to get, but for the love of god, can we at least get it above One Dance and This Is What You Came For? - SwagFlicks

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54 Enchantress - Two Steps from Hell

WOO Two steps making an appearance. - NymeriaWaters

55 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Really only the chorus is good, but sadly, this year that's all its taking to be good.

Only the chorus? What about her vocals? The production and instrumentation? This song is so so good. - Johnny1248

I'm allowed to prefer Disturbed and David Bowie over Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer. Yeah, I just said it.

There is something about this song. - madoog

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56 You Are My Sunshine - Morgane and Chris Stapleton
57 Side to Side - Ariana Grande Side to Side - Ariana Grande

*giggles* I really shouldn't love this song as much as I do! - WonkeyDude98

This song sucks, get it off the list.

Features Nicki Minaj, a.k.a. The Queen of Crap!
I'm sorry to say this but this is one of the cringiest songs I've seen.

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58 Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen
59 Sansa - Gareth Emery Sansa - Gareth Emery
60 In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High - Rob Zombie In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High - Rob Zombie
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