Pop Radio's Top 40 Spring Playlist: Ranked From Worst To Best!

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Hello. This is a collaboration project between WDude98 and ProPanda. We're doing this because of one song.

Before we start, we ranked these songs by roughly ordering them by how much they got from each of us out of 5, and we combined the scores. Enjoy.

0 Tier

40. Work From Home by Fourth Harmony ft. T$
(W and P: Awful)
W: I'm pretty sure you remember me talking about how much I love this masterpiece when I called it the Worst Hit Song of 2016, so there's not really much to add.
P: Yeah. This blows. Hard. Which is fitting cause that’s what it’s about. Oh, and getting boyfriend’s fired. Lovely.

39. NO by Meghan Tumblr
(W and P: Awful)
W: Meghan Tumblr.
P: Meghan Tumblr.

1 Tier

38. One Call Away by Snob Marley
(W: Awful/P: Bad)
W: Bland dreck, of the absolute highest order.
P: How did I ever like this? Well, I liked the tone, but honestly after some deep thought, I realized the Superman lyric ruined it. The reason it’s only in bad? The bridge. What can I say, it’s a genuinely amazing bridge.

37. Cake By The Ocean by dance
(W: Awful/P: Bad)
W: Still trying to figure out how this charted. This is the most unsubtle euphemism ever!
P: Everyone knows how awful this is, but in the end… it’s kinda catchy.

36. Sorry by Justine Beaver
(W: Bad/P: Awful)
W: The beat's still pretty good, but Bieber...yeah he's insufferable.
P: I could tolerate this from literally anyone except Bieber.

35. 7 Years by Danish Nonce and the Danish Nonces
(W: Bad/P: Awful)
W: The reason this was in the Bad Tier for me is because of why TheDoubleAgent moved it up to the Meh Tier on his ranking. A lot of my reasons for hating it are completely invalidated. Not all of them, though.
P: I still don’t buy any of this. He took drugs at 11? Got married before teenage years? You grew up in Late 20 th Denmark, this isn’t something to brag about. Also, why is this guy’s voice insufferable. And why is the beat so bland. And why is it Grammy nominated?

34. Make Me Like You by Gwen Stefani
(W: Awful/P: Bad)
W: Gwen Stefani....why tho?
P: When Misery flops, but this gets airplay… Also, the overall tone is just obnoxious. Gwen, you’re not hip. Stfu.

2 Tier

33. Work by Riri ft. Drip Drop, Drop Top
(W: Meh/P: Awful)
W: I wanted this song to be higher on this list. If only because I actually did my research and found the lyrics to be pretty sincere.
P: I don’t care how good the lyrics can be. This sounds like garbage.

3 Tier

32. Middle by DJ Sloth ft. Bipolar Moonlight
(W: Awful/P: Decent)
W: I'm at awe as to how anyone can like this garbage lol. Oily, whitebread, generic, earsplitting shlock. I stand by it being on my Worst of 2016 list.
P: Shut up, it sounds heartfelt enough. Also, the soft piano line is nice. And Bipolar Sunshine’s cracking fits the tone. It’s just that drop.

31. Pillowtalk by gUy whO HAS teRRible gramer
(W: Meh/P: Bad)
W: zzz...
P: Who wanted this? At least when me and Wonkey liked it, it was ironically.

4 Tier

30. Love Yourself by Dustbin Bieber
(W: Good/P: Awful)
W: All of those 4 points are from me, just to remind you.
P: But why? This is Sorry, the bland, boring, go f yourself version.

29. My Myself And I by Me Myself And The Chorus Girl
(W: Bad/P: Decent)
W: Fantastic beat, but...man, G-Eazy can go screw himself.
P: Love the chorus, and G Eazy’s flow fits the excellent production. The lyrics are just so BAD!!!

28. Over And Over Again by The Wanted Dude ft. Ariana Pequeno
(W and P: Meh)
W: Neither of us actually hate this lol. It's just that neither of us care about it and since a 4/10 is a bad-tier score, we have no choice but to put it here.
P: “Neither of us actually hate this”. But I love Over And Over Again by The Goo Goo Dolls! It’s a wonderful song which captures a Coldplay- Nirvana-esque song excellently and---- wait this is the song by the guy from the Glad You Came band? Which got the Ariana Grande remix? Oh. Meh.

5 Tier

27. Victorious by Sam And Cat
(W: Good/P: Bad)
W: Never thought I'd see the day where I like a Panic At The Disco song better than ProPanda. Yeah, it's not great, but it's a fun, upbeat, joyously earsplitting pop rock song, what more can I say?
P: My lord this song annoys me. Any other song from Death Of A Bachelor would have been a blessing. ANY OTHER SONG! But no, you have to choose the bland, obnoxious, boring piece of trash this “band” has put out.

26. Something New by KC Undercover ft. Riri Abuser
(W: Decent/P: Meh)
W: I want to like Zendaya. I think she has a really good voice that stands up even with autotune. But from the two songs I've heard from her, there's always something holding her down. On the painful My Baby, it was the production from Nic Nac. Here...yeah it's Chris Brown. This is better than My Baby, but not by THAT much.
P: It’s ok. I forgot it existed, I’m just gonna be that guy who gives it a 2.5/5.

6 Tier

25. Let It Go by James Bae
(W and P: Decent)
W: It exists, let's just say that.
P: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber, the better version.

24. Hands To Myself by Alex Russo
(W: Meh/P: Good)
W: Fun fact: this song was my #3 of the year at one point. And at that same point, Panda thought it was the worst thing ever. What happens as soon as it grows on him, it cools on me drastically. Goes to show, don't just believe something because I say it. Though you should nowadays XD
P: I’ve… forced myself to like this after watching an episode of Wizards. It’s nice to see an artist who both of us have formerly had celebrity crushes on, go into a more mature and controlled atmosphere. Despite how flawed it is, I’ve basically glued the opinion that it’s good to my head.

7 Tier

23. Sound Of Your Heart by Shawn Mendes
(W: Good/P: Decent)
W: How has this song never charted once on the Hot 100 despite its huge overplay? Better yet, why have I never talked about it? It's really good. Shawn's falsetto sounds great, the instrumentation has a lot of stomping groove, and the lyrics...they're fine. The only thing this song does wrong is that it feels too short. Not length-wise, there just isn't enough. NOT ENOUGH!!!
P: Shawn Hook>>> Shawn Mendes. This is an alright pop song, with it doing with a song like One Call Away failed to do. It just sounds so basic for me to really get into it though. Speaking of getting into you…

22. Dangerous Woman by Not-so-Dangerous Woman
(W: Decent/P: Good)
W: Love this instrumental. Every second of it. But honestly, this is the one case where I'd tolerate pitch-s***ing, because I don't buy this in the slightest. It's adorable.
P: Honestly, Grande plays the dangerous vibe pretty well, and the instrumental is amazing. It’s just, the over enunciation on the pre-chorus… the cringe!!!

21. Coming Over by DJ Snake ripoff ft. DieGo and James Kisses
(W: Meh/P: Great)
W: I don't mind this song at all. I'm just giving it a mediocre rating because I hate Kygo with a burning passion. Like, there are worse, but almost no one frustrates me more. Kygo has talent, but the guy just wastes it on bland tropical sludge. This is the first song on the list with anyone giving it a Great Tier score, end my life.
P: James Hershey sounds perfect here, the lyrics are nice, and the production is absolutely killer. Better than anything on Cloud Nine.

20. Lost Boy by Lost Girl
(W: Decent/P: Good)
W: I'm still conflicted on this. Ruth B sounds AMAZING, and I'm glad there's no metaphor that I have to decode, but...that makes it kinda hard to relate to.
P: Ruth B’s voice is beautiful. As basic as the piano is, it sounds really nice. But wow, the lyrics are STUPID!!!!

8 Tier

19. YOUTH by Male Halsey
(W and P: Good)
W: Honestly this song's slightly grown on me by getting slightly worse. I criticized the song for being "too perfect" before, and the more I notice some...lyrical mishaps (if you know what I mean), I can fully enjoy this song now. Except the drop. I hate that drop.
P: That drop. Kills the whole thing. Troye’s got a great voice though, I’ll give him that. It’s pretty laid back too, that’s a plus.

18. Company by I can’t say it
(W: Decent/P: Great)
W: A Justin Bieber song, in 2016 (2017 but be quiet), that I enjoy more than ProPanda. It's a fine song, but am I the only one who finds every long "e" syllable in the chorus to be incredibly awkward?
P: I like a Justin Bieber song. WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME?????????????????????????

17. New Romantics by the one Kanye made famous
(W and P: Good)
W: Far from my favorite song off 1989. Then again, it has Clean, Blank Space, Style, Wildest Dreams, and especially Welcome To New York as competition, so that's not saying much. That said, this is a really good song. It's fun, it's energetic, it's bouncy, it's the perfect Taylor Swift song.
P: I love the production. The 80s references in the lyrics go well with it. Taylor also just sounds genuinely awesome. It’s a fun track that should’ve been the hit Shake It Off was.

16. Never Forget You by White Feminist Girl ft. Black LGBT Guy
(W: Great/P: Decent)
W: FINALLY, THE FIRST SONG THAT I REALLY GENUINELY LOVE. Everything about it is slightly off, somewhat melancholy, very innocent, and kind of cute at the same time. Zara and MNEK's perfect interplay and harmonies, the giant pianos, the fluttery keys, the infectiously convoluted story about two people coming back together after several years, even the drop and pitch-shifting are amazing and I love it. Just an example of Zara's magic...that is until the one-two-three punch of Girls Like, Ain't My Fault, and I Would Like, which killed my secret celebrity-crush I had on her. YOU BROKE MY HEART, ZARA!!!
P: I can’t be the only who thinks this was a bit overdone. I mean they’re both singing too hard, the beat feels too slow and fast simultaneously, and the lyrics are all over the place? Still props for effort…

9 Tier

15. Stand By You by Waste Of Talent
(W: Great/P: Good)
W: Concise, energetic, well-constructed pop song that's eons better than Fight Song. What more can I say?
P: Great from an objective perspective, but sounds just like Fight Song!!! Similar to All We Know and Closer

14. My House by Flo Rida ft. Geor Gia And Li Ne
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: I feel awful for thinking this is a fun party song after I found out about its piano melody partially ripping of Kalin and Myles' Trampoline.
P: It’s a fun and catchy song, exactly what this god-awful year needed.

13. Die A Happy Man (cover) by Nelly
(W: Great/P: Good)
W: This is a Nelly cover of the Thomas Rhett song of the same name. When you consider the fact that the reason I didn't like that song was because of how it ripped off Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud and how Nelly switches out the guitar for an original piano line....yeah, I love this. Every second of it.
P: Nelly’s voice annoys me at times, but overall, I can enjoy this.

12. Wild Things by Alessia Cara
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: The worst song I've heard from Alessia Cara thus far. That's saying a lot.
P: The best song Alessia’s released as a single so far. And bar I’m Yours, her best overall.

11. Stole The Show by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: Just because I have a bias against Kygo doesn't mean I can't admit when his songs are really good, even when Omen by Disclosure and Sam Smith is basically this but a million times better.
P: I love the atmosphere and feel of the thing. 3 rd best on Cloud Nine.

10. Stressed Out by twenty one flight attendants
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: The more things I find to hate about this.
P: One of the most relatable songs… ever. Glad this was a hit, of all the songs on blurryface, this deserved it the most.

9. Rock Bottom by Jerry Seinfield ft. dance
(W: Great/P: Good)
W: Weird how I like a DNCE and Hailee Steinfeld collab that is the only reason we're doing this at all, if I might add, than Panda does. But I absolutely love this. It's quick, it's catchy, it's heavy, it's cavernous, and somehow makes a relationship in an awkward middle zone sound cathartic.
P: I like the catchiness, story, and vibe. Joe sounds ok here, and my lord Hailee’s voice is so pretty! Though it sounds kinda creepy when considering the ages of the artists…

8. Don't Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: Honestly I would genuinely love this if A. the lyrics didn't contradict Daya's awful debut album, and B. every drop except the last one were thrown out of existence, because even with those it's a really well constructed song.
P: A masterpiece on all grounds. Also, best drop of the year don’t kill me.

10 Tier

7. Something In The Way You Move by Ellie G
(W and P: Great)
W: Songs like these remind me why I love Ellie Goulding. It's not a particularly meaningful song, but the low synths and echoing groove really make a euphoric dance song. Someone tell me why the awful On My Mind was a hit and not this.
P: Basically New Romantics, the Ellie Goulding version.

6. Roses by Roses
(W and P: Great)
W: Just because I despise the Chainsmokers doesn't mean there was never a time I almost liked them. This isn't quite New York City, but it's still awesome. The stuttering, the vocals, the hazy atmopshere, even the drop and outro are awesome.
P: Honestly, couldn’t put it better myself. However, I will apologize, for saying DLMD has a better drop than this. I alternate on which song is better every day though…

5. Sugar by Baby Bash
(W and P: Great)
W: Fun fact: I actually hated this when it first came out for being an almost note-for-note ripoff of Robin Schulz's own Waves. But that's when I realized this might be a million times better. It's actually a cover song, and it's incredibly charming on that front. Most fun EDM song of the year.
P: It’s fun. It’s catchy. It’s better than the original. I’m gonna lose half my followers. Kill me. But it’s not a cover, they just sampled the chorus, and iconic guitar melody.

4. I Took A Pill In Ibiza by SeeB And A Guy Cooler Than Them
(W and P: Great)
W: It's an ironic comeback song by an artist who was previously an awful one-and-a-half hit wonder about the struggles of being a one-hit wonder. Being distant from the rest of society, left depressed by the fact that you spent all your effort proving yourself for that one big hit that no one even remembers anymore. It's really human and surprisingly deep. And let me tell you, the SeeB remix is SO much better than that awful original acoustic version. Forget the fact that the remix took away the subpar third verse altogether, it just sounds way sadder. The desaturated synths that build into the trippier snap of the beat before the incredible drop, which makes the emotion come full circle. Such a surprise coming from the Cooler Than Me guy, and I hope I hear more from him. Really.
P: I didn’t see this coming. Mike Posner has come close to topping my worst list (he’s lucky 2010 was an awful year) his prime year, and released an awful album the next. He’s been under the radar, doing the songwriting thing for… Maroon 5. Namely Sugar. He released a douche WGWAG song and it got a remix. Because the EDM remix has to be more depressing it made it big. And it was better. The clever lyrics about being a one hit wonder, were just amazing. I do find it a bit ironic how he had a hit and faded away, and it’s happening again, considering how Be As You Are flopped, not even getting the association power Please Don’t Go had. It’s kinda funny how this guy went through the one hit wonder process twice.

3. In The Night by The Weekend
(W and P: Great)
W: A sleeper hit off of Beauty Behind The Madness, it is easily the best song off the album. A throwback with smoggy synths, misty piano, and a sizzling beat, it's a compelling narrative of a former sexual abuse victim, and how it transformed her into a traumatized stripper who still hears the voice of her abuser at night and cannot even bear the thought of her past, it's by far the deepest Abel got with his music. But not his best.
P: The Weeknd’s magnm opus, from the haunting vocals to the intense production, to the geniusly dark lyrics, to the cathiness of the whole thing.
2. When We Were Young by A Dell
(W and P: Great)
W: Dangerous statement it may be, but next to Rolling In The Deep, this is Adele's BEST song. Everything about it hits like a train, especially in a time like this. It's a song where Adele sings -- with possibly the greatest and most soulful vocal performance of her career -- against darker pianos that mirror bell tolls as the percussion crashes around it all -- about meeting up with an old flame, and hoping to have just one last time to be good friends with them. Sure, while it's not exactly a deep topic, Adele conveys it with so much emotion that she makes it seem so much more. Take it out of context, you could see it as a request to think about the past when they were never so conscious about making a stand within the world around them, and above all in 2016 I need something like this.
P: Best song of 25, bar Water Under The Bridge. Love the lyrics and organic sound, as it was recorded live.

1. Colors by Female Troye Sivan
(W and P: Great)
W: Well....talk about unexpected. I hate Ha Hello. This is a collaboration project between WDude98 and ProPanda. We're doing this because of one song.

Before we start, we ranked these songs by roughly ordering them by how much they got from each of us out of 5, and we combined the scores. Enjoy.

0 Tier

40. Work From Home by Fourth Harmony ft. T$
(W and P: Awful)
W: I'm pretty sure you remember me talking about how much I love this masterpiece when I called it the Worst Hit Song of 2016, so there's not really much to add.
P: Yeah. This blows. Hard. Which is fitting cause that’s what it’s about. Oh, and getting boyfriend’s fired. Lovely.

39. NO by Meghan Tumblr
(W and P: Awful)
W: Meghan Tumblr.
P: Meghan Tumblr.

1 Tier

38. One Call Away by Snob Marley
(W: Awful/P: Bad)
W: Bland dreck, of the absolute highest order.
P: How did I ever like this? Well, I liked the tone, but honestly after some deep thought, I realized the Superman lyric ruined it. The reason it’s only in bad? The bridge. What can I say, it’s a genuinely amazing bridge.

37. Cake By The Ocean by dance
(W: Awful/P: Bad)
W: Still trying to figure out how this charted. This is the most unsubtle euphemism ever!
P: Everyone knows how awful this is, but in the end… it’s kinda catchy.

36. Sorry by Justine Beaver
(W: Bad/P: Awful)
W: The beat's still pretty good, but Bieber...yeah he's insufferable.
P: I could tolerate this from literally anyone except Bieber.

35. 7 Years by Danish Nonces
(W: Bad/P: Awful)
W: The reason this was in the Bad Tier for me is because of why TheDoubleAgent moved it up to the Meh Tier on his ranking. A lot of my reasons for hating it are completely invalidated. Not all of them, though.
P: I still don’t buy any of this. He took drugs at 11? Got married before teenage years? You grew up in Late 20 th Denmark, this isn’t something to brag about. Also, why is this guy’s voice insufferable. And why is the beat so bland. And why is it Grammy nominated?

34. Make Me Like You by Gwen Stefani
(W: Awful/P: Bad)
W: Gwen Stefani....why tho?
P: When Misery flops, but this gets airplay… Also, the overall tone is just obnoxious. Gwen, you’re not hip. Stfu.

2 Tier

33. Work by Riri ft. Drip Drop
(W: Meh/P: Awful)
W: I wanted this song to be higher on this list. If only because I actually did my research and found the lyrics to be pretty sincere.
P: I don’t care how good the lyrics can be. This sounds like garbage.

3 Tier

32. Middle by DJ Sloth ft. Bipolar Moonlight
(W: Awful/P: Decent)
W: I'm at awe as to how anyone can like this garbage lol. Oily, whitebread, generic, earsplitting shlock. I stand by it being on my Worst of 2016 list.
P: Shut up, it sounds heartfelt enough. Also, the soft piano line is nice. And Bipolar Sunshine’s cracking fits the tone. It’s just that drop.

31. Pillowtalk by gUy whO HAS teRRible gramer
(W: Meh/P: Bad)
W: zzz...
P: Who wanted this? At least when me and Wonkey liked it, it was ironically.

4 Tier

30. Love Yourself by Dustbin Bieber
(W: Good/P: Awful)
W: All of those 4 points are from me, just to remind you.
P: But why? This is Sorry, the bland, boring, go f yourself version.

29. My Myself And I by Me Myself And The Chorus Girl
(W: Bad/P: Decent)
W: Fantastic beat, but...man, G-Eazy can go screw himself.
P: Love the chorus, and G Eazy’s flow fits the excellent production. The lyrics are just so BAD!!!

28. Over And Over Again by The Wanted Dude ft. Ariana Pequeno
(W and P: Meh)
W: Neither of us actually hate this lol. It's just that neither of us care about it and since a 4/10 is a bad-tier score, we have no choice but to put it here.
P: “Neither of us actually hate this”. But I love Over And Over Again by The Goo Goo Dolls! It’s a wonderful song which captures a Coldplay- Nirvana-esque song excellently and---- wait this is the song by the guy from the Glad You Came band? Which got the Ariana Grande remix? Oh. Meh.

5 Tier

27. Victorious by Sam And Cat
(W: Good/P: Bad)
W: Never thought I'd see the day where I like a Panic At The Disco song better than ProPanda. Yeah, it's not great, but it's a fun, upbeat, joyously earsplitting pop rock song, what more can I say?
P: My lord this song annoys me. Any other song from Death Of A Bachelor would have been a blessing. ANY OTHER SONG! But no, you have to choose the bland, obnoxious, boring piece of trash this “band” has put out.

26. Something New by KC Undercover ft. Riri Abuser
(W: Decent/P: Meh)
W: I want to like Zendaya. I think she has a really good voice that stands up even with autotune. But from the two songs I've heard from her, there's always something holding her down. On the painful My Baby, it was the production from Nic Nac. Here...yeah it's Chris Brown. This is better than My Baby, but not by THAT much.
P: It’s ok. I forgot it existed, I’m just gonna be that guy who gives it a 2.5/5.

6 Tier

25. Let It Go by James Bae
(W and P: Decent)
W: It exists, let's just say that.
P: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber, the better version.

24. Hands To Myself by Alex Russo
(W: Meh/P: Good)
W: Fun fact: this song was my #3 of the year at one point. And at that same point, Panda thought it was the worst thing ever. What happens as soon as it grows on him, it cools on me drastically. Goes to show, don't just believe something because I say it. Though you should nowadays XD
P: I’ve… forced myself to like this after watching an episode of Wizards. It’s nice to see an artist who both of us have formerly had celebrity crushes on, go into a more mature and controlled atmosphere. Despite how flawed it is, I’ve basically glued the opinion that it’s good to my head.

7 Tier

23. Sound Of Your Heart by Shawn Mendes
(W: Good/P: Decent)
W: How has this song never charted once on the Hot 100 despite its huge overplay? Better yet, why have I never talked about it? It's really good. Shawn's falsetto sounds great, the instrumentation has a lot of stomping groove, and the lyrics...they're fine. The only thing this song does wrong is that it feels too short. Not length-wise, there just isn't enough. NOT ENOUGH!!!
P: Shawn Hook>>> Shawn Mendes. This is an alright pop song, with it doing with a song like One Call Away failed to do. It just sounds so basic for me to really get into it though. Speaking of getting into you…

22. Dangerous Woman by Not-so-Dangerous Woman
(W: Decent/P: Good)
W: Love this instrumental. Every second of it. But honestly, this is the one case where I'd tolerate pitch-s***ing, because I don't buy this in the slightest. It's adorable.
P: Honestly, Grande plays the dangerous vibe pretty well, and the instrumental is amazing. It’s just, the over enunciation on the pre-chorus… the cringe!!!

21. Coming Over by DJ Snake ripoff ft. DieGo and James Kisses
(W: Meh/P: Great)
W: I don't mind this song at all. I'm just giving it a mediocre rating because I hate Kygo with a burning passion. Like, there are worse, but almost no one frustrates me more. Kygo has talent, but the guy just wastes it on bland tropical sludge. This is the first song on the list with anyone giving it a Great Tier score, end my life.
P: James Hershey sounds perfect here, the lyrics are nice, and the production is absolutely killer. Better than anything on Cloud Nine.

20. Lost Boy by Lost Girl
(W: Decent/P: Good)
W: I'm still conflicted on this. Ruth B sounds AMAZING, and I'm glad there's no metaphor that I have to decode, but...that makes it kinda hard to relate to.
P: Ruth B’s voice is beautiful. As basic as the piano is, it sounds really nice. But wow, the lyrics are STUPID!!!!

8 Tier

19. YOUTH by Male Halsey
(W and P: Good)
W: Honestly this song's slightly grown on me by getting slightly worse. I criticized the song for being "too perfect" before, and the more I notice some...lyrical mishaps (if you know what I mean), I can fully enjoy this song now. Except the drop. I hate that drop.
P: That drop. Kills the whole thing. Troye’s got a great voice though, I’ll give him that. It’s pretty laid back too, that’s a plus.

18. Company by I can’t say it
(W: Decent/P: Great)
W: A Justin Bieber song, in 2016 (2017 but be quiet), that I enjoy more than ProPanda. It's a fine song, but am I the only one who finds every long "e" syllable in the chorus to be incredibly awkward?
P: I like a Justin Bieber song. WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME?????????????????????????

17. New Romantics by the one Kanye made famous
(W and P: Good)
W: Far from my favorite song off 1989. Then again, it has Clean, Blank Space, Style, Wildest Dreams, and especially Welcome To New York as competition, so that's not saying much. That said, this is a really good song. It's fun, it's energetic, it's bouncy, it's the perfect Taylor Swift song.
P: I love the production. The 80s references in the lyrics go well with it. Taylor also just sounds genuinely awesome. It’s a fun track that should’ve been the hit Shake It Off was.

16. Never Forget You by White Feminist Girl ft. Black LGBT Guy
(W: Great/P: Decent)
W: FINALLY, THE FIRST SONG THAT I REALLY GENUINELY LOVE. Everything about it is slightly off, somewhat melancholy, very innocent, and kind of cute at the same time. Zara and MNEK's perfect interplay and harmonies, the giant pianos, the fluttery keys, the infectiously convoluted story about two people coming back together after several years, even the drop and pitch-shifting are amazing and I love it. Just an example of Zara's magic...that is until the one-two-three punch of Girls Like, Ain't My Fault, and I Would Like, which killed my secret celebrity-crush I had on her. YOU BROKE MY HEART, ZARA!!!
P: I can’t be the only who thinks this was a bit overdone. I mean they’re both singing too hard, the beat feels too slow and fast simultaneously, and the lyrics are all over the place? Still props for effort…

9 Tier

15. Stand By You by Waste Of Talent
(W: Great/P: Good)
W: Concise, energetic, well-constructed pop song that's eons better than Fight Song. What more can I say?
P: Great from an objective perspective, but sounds just like Fight Song!!! Similar to All We Know and Closer

14. My House by Flo Rida ft. Geor Gia And Li Ne
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: I feel awful for thinking this is a fun party song after I found out about its piano melody partially ripping of Kalin and Myles' Trampoline.
P: It’s a fun and catchy song, exactly what this god-awful year needed.

13. Die A Happy Man (cover) by Nelly
(W: Great/P: Good)
W: This is a Nelly cover of the Thomas Rhett song of the same name. When you consider the fact that the reason I didn't like that song was because of how it ripped off Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud and how Nelly switches out the guitar for an original piano line....yeah, I love this. Every second of it.
P: Nelly’s voice annoys me at times, but overall, I can enjoy this.

12. Wild Things by Alessia Cara
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: The worst song I've heard from Alessia Cara thus far. That's saying a lot.
P: The best song Alessia’s released as a single so far. And bar I’m Yours, her best overall.

11. Stole The Show by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: Just because I have a bias against Kygo doesn't mean I can't admit when his songs are really good, even when Omen by Disclosure and Sam Smith is basically this but a million times better.
P: I love the atmosphere and feel of the thing. 3 rd best on Cloud Nine.

10. Stressed Out by twenty one flight attendants
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: The more things I find to hate about this.
P: One of the most relatable songs… ever. Glad this was a hit, of all the songs on blurryface, this deserved it the most.

9. Rock Bottom by Jerry Seinfield ft. dance
(W: Great/P: Good)
W: Weird how I like a DNCE and Hailee Steinfeld collab that is the only reason we're doing this at all, if I might add, than Panda does. But I absolutely love this. It's quick, it's catchy, it's heavy, it's cavernous, and somehow makes a relationship in an awkward middle zone sound cathartic.
P: I like the catchiness, story, and vibe. Joe sounds ok here, and my lord Hailee’s voice is so pretty! Though it sounds kinda creepy when considering the ages of the artists…

8. Don't Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
(W: Good/P: Great)
W: Honestly I would genuinely love this if A. the lyrics didn't contradict Daya's awful debut album, and B. every drop except the last one were thrown out of existence, because even with those it's a really well constructed song.
P: A masterpiece on all grounds. Also, best drop of the year don’t kill me.

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7. Something In The Way You Move by Ellie G
(W and P: Great)
W: Songs like these remind me why I love Ellie Goulding. It's not a particularly meaningful song, but the low synths and echoing groove really make a euphoric dance song. Someone tell me why the awful On My Mind was a hit and not this.
P: Basically New Romantics, the Ellie Goulding version.

6. Roses by Roses
(W and P: Great)
W: Just because I despise the Chainsmokers doesn't mean there was never a time I almost liked them. This isn't quite New York City, but it's still awesome. The stuttering, the vocals, the hazy atmopshere, even the drop and outro are awesome.
P: Honestly, couldn’t put it better myself. However, I will apologize, for saying DLMD has a better drop than this. I alternate on which song is better every day though…

5. Sugar by Baby Bash
(W and P: Great)
W: Fun fact: I actually hated this when it first came out for being an almost note-for-note ripoff of Robin Schulz's own Waves. But that's when I realized this might be a million times better. It's actually a cover song, and it's incredibly charming on that front. Most fun EDM song of the year.
P: It’s fun. It’s catchy. It’s better than the original. I’m gonna lose half my followers. Kill me. But it’s not a cover, they just sampled the chorus, and iconic guitar melody.

4. I Took A Pill In Ibiza by SeeB And A Guy Cooler Than Them
(W and P: Great)
W: It's an ironic comeback song by an artist who was previously an awful one-and-a-half hit wonder about the struggles of being a one-hit wonder. Being distant from the rest of society, left depressed by the fact that you spent all your effort proving yourself for that one big hit that no one even remembers anymore. It's really human and surprisingly deep. And let me tell you, the SeeB remix is SO much better than that awful original acoustic version. Forget the fact that the remix took away the subpar third verse altogether, it just sounds way sadder. The desaturated synths that build into the trippier snap of the beat before the incredible drop, which makes the emotion come full circle. Such a surprise coming from the Cooler Than Me guy, and I hope I hear more from him. Really.
P: I didn’t see this coming. Mike Posner has come close to topping my worst list (he’s lucky 2010 was an awful year) his prime year, and released an awful album the next. He’s been under the radar, doing the songwriting thing for… Maroon 5. Namely Sugar. He released a douche WGWAG song and it got a remix. Because the EDM remix has to be more depressing it made it big. And it was better. The clever lyrics about being a one hit wonder, were just amazing. I do find it a bit ironic how he had a hit and faded away, and it’s happening again, considering how Be As You Are flopped, not even getting the association power Please Don’t Go had. It’s kinda funny how this guy went through the one hit wonder process twice.

3. In The Night by The Weekend
(W and P: Great)
W: A sleeper hit off of Beauty Behind The Madness, it is easily the best song off the album. A throwback with smoggy synths, misty piano, and a sizzling beat, it's a compelling narrative of a former sexual abuse victim, and how it transformed her into a traumatized stripper who still hears the voice of her abuser at night and cannot even bear the thought of her past, it's by far the deepest Abel got with his music. But not his best.
P: The Weeknd’s magnm opus, from the haunting vocals to the intense production, to the geniusly dark lyrics, to the cathiness of the whole thing.
2. When We Were Young by A Dell
(W and P: Great)
W: Dangerous statement it may be, but next to Rolling In The Deep, this is Adele's BEST song. Everything about it hits like a train, especially in a time like this. It's a song where Adele sings -- with possibly the greatest and most soulful vocal performance of her career -- against darker pianos that mirror bell tolls as the percussion crashes around it all -- about meeting up with an old flame, and hoping to have just one last time to be good friends with them. Sure, while it's not exactly a deep topic, Adele conveys it with so much emotion that she makes it seem so much more. Take it out of context, you could see it as a request to think about the past when they were never so conscious about making a stand within the world around them, and above all in 2016 I need something like this.
P: Best song of 25, bar Water Under The Bridge. Love the lyrics and organic sound, as it was recorded live.

1. Colors by Female Troye Sivan
(W and P: Great)
W: Well....talk about unexpected. I hate Halsey, and so do you. A preachy, mediocre slog of a singer who tries to pander to the angsty teens and can't even do that. But this...this is pop perfection. Halsey's thinner, throatier tone doesn't break the atmosphere so much it does accentuate it, with the gleamy keys and punchy beat giving this an ethereal tone that's still really catchy. And the lyrics are framed smaller than most Halsey songs, but are somehow even more grand and interesting. If I had it my way this would have been a bit lower, but since I don't...this song's still amazing anyway.
P: Honestly, I could go all day about how good this is, but instead I’m gonna say this. It’s a masterpiece. A highlight from pop music of this decade, perhaps all time. The melody is so nice, the atmosphere gives me goosebumps, and Halsey sounds perfect. Pop perfection is too nice a label for this. It’s truly a classic for me. and so do you. A preachy, mediocre slog of a singer who tries to pander to the angsty teens and can't even do that. But this...this is pop perfection. Halsey's thinner, throatier tone doesn't break the atmosphere so much it does accentuate it, with the gleamy keys and punchy beat giving this an ethereal tone that's still really catchy. And the lyrics are framed smaller than most Halsey songs, but are somehow even more grand and interesting. If I had it my way this would have been a bit lower, but since I don't...this song's still amazing anyway.
P: Honestly, I could go all day about how good this is, but instead I’m gonna say this. It’s a masterpiece. A highlight from pop music of this decade, perhaps all time. The melody is so nice, the atmosphere gives me goosebumps, and Halsey sounds perfect. Pop perfection is too nice a label for this. It’s truly a classic for me.

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