Best Songs of 2016


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301 I'm Not Right - XY&O

Oh this sample does not do this chill pop tune justice. What a fresh sounding group in general!

Cool, Summers just arrived with this chill tune!

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302 New 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

Really? One HUNDRED and SEVENTY NINE? One of her best!

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

This song should've been a massive hit. I don't know why it completely flopped. I'm a huge Swiftie and this is my 3rd favorite song by her. - KcSunshine1

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303 Spirits - The Strumbellas

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

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304 Still Breathing - Green Day

Billie's voice never ages I swear, 9/5. Nice lyrics, excellent beat - ProPanda

For me this is the best song of 2016. - zxm

It's beautiful. Stunning 8/5 - AnonymousChick

Honestly...this isn't good. At all. The (over)production and beats are so stiff, generic, and lacking in punch that it makes the blaring instrumentation and Armstrong's grungy vocal tone come off less powerful and more claustrophobic and grating. It's like crawling through a system of air vents with no way out. And the lyrics...this is just Wake Me Up When September Ends again but with less detail and writing that overuses similes so much that it ends up losing the song's focus (you're LIKE a son that was raised without a father? you're LIKE a junkie tying off for the last time? ).

It's not bad (if I'm being generous), but it's easily one of the worst on the album and not one that I really like. 2/5 - WonkeyDude98

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305 Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

I Really Liked This, 5/5 - VideoGamefan5

Seen her on Saturday Night Live. Her voice is superb.

I'm glad this song is a hit - FalcoLombardi99

Love it very much

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306 Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson

The Idol version was released this year but this was a single last year. - theOpinionatedOne


This should be way higher than it is. Maaaybe Number 1? Vote for Weeknd all you want, but this is heartbreaking.

307 Pen Pineapple Apple Pen - Pontus Rasmusson

Worse than the original! - Neonco31

I hate this song. - Powerfulgirl10

Where is the original? -Vestalis

NOOO die - AnonymousChick

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308 Revolution Radio - Green Day
309 Attention - The Weeknd

Worst Thing On Starboy, But Mediocre - VideoGamefan5

By far the worst song on Starboy. 0/5 - WonkeyDude98

MeH. Not really. I think this is easily the weakest song from Starboy and it's abo-nope Acquainted is weaker. I'd say this is about the same level as The Hills...maybe weaker. 2.5/5 - AlphaQ

310 Not Today (The Building is On Fire) - The Gregory Brothers & Michelle Dobyne

If you haven't seen it, look it up, it will make your day! - TheEvilNuggetCookie

311 Be Alright - Ariana Grande

I love this song so much!

Why doesn't this evil racist go away?! I disliked your comment, by the way.

312 None of Your Love - Boyboy

Summers starting with a cool, fresh breeze. Just chillin'.

Infectious and I can't stop listening. It's so good and I'm chillin' with ya!

Clever, good and chill vibe. Not a bad threesome. Pleasing!

Great sound and very different! I like it!

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313 Shut Up and Fish - Maddie & Tae

Shut up and fish is the dumbest title I've heard. I thought this was by Liv and Maddies and thought Oh no - AlphaQ

314 Fried Noodles - Pink Guy

Possibly pink Guy's best rap so far. - Jackamalio

315 Love Can Go to Hell - Brandy Clark
316 Endless Bummer - Weezer

An amazing solo


317 Troubled Times - Green Day

A song about the state of America during the election. How can this not be considered great? - naFrovivuS

318 Banshee - Santigold
319 Burn Fast - Bryce Fox

Great song! This is not getting radio airplay, Huh?

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320 Stand by You - Rachel Platten

This is much better than Fight Song. It's got a faster tempo, the percussion is more heavy-loaded, the melody is better and sticks out more, and the sentiment in the lyrics is more specific. Fight Song tried to be inspirational by being the musical equivalent of a tank, with its slow tempo and loud drums, but the percussion flushed out any real melody and the writing was too general, making the song lack any impact. Stand By You does NOT suffer from this. - WonkeyDude98

Best song ever


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