Best Songs of 2016


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41Starving - Hailee Steinfeld

This song makes no sense. "I didn't know that I was starving til I tasted you"? What?

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42Sansa - Gareth Emery
43In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High - Rob Zombie
44Baby Ya Right - Lukay

The last dance-pop song from Lukay. Sadly this just sounds like everything else on the radio today.

Just Do It is danceable but sounds very dated.

This sounds like everything else on the top 40

45Middle - DJ SnakeV4 Comments
46Real Friends - Kanye West
47History - One Direction

For a final single from these guys, this is actually pretty good. Has a great nostalgic feel to it. - Zach808

I love one direction but at the end when they do a hug I always cry harry is so cute/hot

Dumb Direction should seriously stop. All of you are stupid 11 year old girls.

I love one direction but louis tomlinson is most handsomest

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48Hardwired - Metallica

After 8 years (Or two-and-a-half decades for a total thrasher), Metallica is finally going to destroy this crapfest of a year (The year in general when it comes to politics and entertainment). You'd better not let us down this time. - CrimsonShark

How is this song 217? It has to be number 1 instead of the poppy songs. - Mumbizz01

I've been pretty cynical towards Metallica (I blame that entirely on this site's terrible userbase), but between this and Moth Into Flame, I'm really looking forward to their next album, because I really like both of these songs. - WonkeyDude98

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49Ritual Spirit - Massive Attack

It's been six too long years since Massive Attack hit us with Girl I Love You and Paradise Circus, and now we have something that brings us back to the old classics, some older than me, with the eerieness and power of Ritual Spirit. Massive Attack have shown here that they haven't lost the edge which makes their masterpieces what they are. This is definitely one of them, and it makes an excellent start to a musical 2016, with the dynamic duo proving themselves to be just as great as they were, making some of the best songs of all time. - PositronWildhawk

50Stone Cold - Demi Lovato
51I Go Looney - Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter & Lolita Ritmanis

I love this song. BEST OF 2016! Great job Mark Hamill! - asantalo

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52Burn 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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53Love On the Brain - Rihanna

One of the best songs this year for sure. Her vocals are insane.

54Spirits - The Strumbellas

THE most catchy song of the year. It's so cheerful-sounding as well! - jagman264

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55Rotting in Vain - Korn
56New Romantics - Taylor Swift

Honestly, I think that this should have been a hit. Not as big as Wildest Dreams, because that would mean it would instantly wear out on me thanks to overplay. But seriously, this is a great pop song. Upbeat, not bitter, and pleasing. 4/5 - WonkeyDude98

Let's move on to something fresh and original already!

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57Atoma - Dark Tranquillity
58When It Rain - Danny Brown
59Dystopia - Megadeth

I mean, Megadeth is a great band, but that's like almost 90% of this list. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

The riff in the beginning is to die for, and so is the entire song. I am also so glad that metal finally where it belongs: the top of the charts. - LostDream258

Seems like Megadeath fans got here first

Sure. I'm sure you just published this list in early January just to claim attention. - PositronWildhawk

This song is lame. The beat is so lame, even "Panda" has a better beat, and the lyrics are nonsense. Megadeth is lame.

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60Sorry Not Sorry - Bryson TillerV2 Comments
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