Best Songs of 2016


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101False Alarm - The Weeknd

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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102The Girl is Mine - 99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & BrandyV2 Comments
103Parking Lot - Anderson .Paak
104Nostalgia Drive - No Mana
105Pink + White - Frank Ocean
106The Pitiless - Dark Tranquillity
107Me and Your Momma - Childish Gambino
108Apocalypse - Jackie Evancho

Jackie is convincing in this original song of loss!

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109Youth - Troye Sivan

This feels like it shouldn't be as perfect as it is, and yet is still flawed. Granted, I like it. Troye has a lot of real charisma and personality behind his whispery vocals, the lyrics have a lot of sentiment behind them, and the beat is interesting.

But like, that drop...4/5 - WonkeyDude98

110Work - Rihanna

I just listened to this in full, and I doubt this will make my best list. It's not bad, but it's no Take Care, with Rihanna slurring out these bars with arguably her worst vocal performance yet, but almost everything else about this song works.

Strong 3/5, soon to be changed. - WonkeyDude98

I didn't know that Rihanna and Drake could create a song so horrible.

This song is literally unfinished. How did a song that wasn't done become such a big hit. Go to genius and read the producers annotations, he explains how the beat wasn't done.

Absolute bull crap

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111No - Meghan Trainor

THIS SONG is no! And so is her choreographer.

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112Not Today - Imagine Dragons

A truly beautiful song, and a perfect way to end a great movie!

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113Mercy - Shawn Mendes

I hated that album, but I'll have some Mercy on this. 4/5 - ProPanda

114I Got the Keys - DJ Khaled

I kinda looked over DJ Khaled's Major Key album entirely, I don't think I should have because it's a minor wreck. Sure, we had like three good songs on there, but it's telling that there are two songs on that album worse than this. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

Not bad / I neither like nor dislike this song. This became a hit because of Jay Z's verse. - madoog

WIth good bars from Jay Z, a repetitve but catchy hook from Future, a cool beat to listen to with great production, but DJ Khaled's annoying shouting as usual, I give this a 4.5/5 (would have been 5/5 if DJ Khaled didn't shout in the song). - SelfDestruct

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115A Different World - Korn
116Moth Into Flame - Metallica

This song is just pure AWESOMENESS! Especially the "Sold your soul, built a higher wall" part, just catchy!

One of their best songs of all time! Spine tingling riffs, and great vocals

117I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It - The 1975

The title sends chills down my spine. - WonkeyDude98

Ironically, the album doesn't have that kind of tone that the title has. - Tristan1975R5

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118Modern Soul - James Blake
119Hair - Little Mix

This is a great song. Little Mix are way more talented and have way more personality than Fifth Harmony. The horns are great, the drums and cymbals are perfect, and the vocals are confident and empowering. This whole thing has really great energy and just makes you want to get up and dance. Why did that garbage pile All In My Head chart instead of this catchy masterpiece? - Spark_Of_Life

120Boyfriend - Tegan & Sara
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