Best Songs of 2016

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21 Enchantress - Two Steps from Hell

WOO Two steps making an appearance. - NymeriaWaters

22 Rise - Katy Perry

This song sounds somewhat bland. - madoog

This coming from the person who liked Needed Me, Anaconda, and other terrible mainstream songs. - Hotheart123

I love this song but this is totally not what song I expected sorry but I kinda like it yeah

I wasn't really a fan when I first heard it, but it grew on me. - JustAnotherAccount

RISE is one of the most empowering songs ever created! Takes a few listens to really get the song but once you do, it's pure KP gold!

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23 Closer - The Chainsmokers

Are you kidding me. This song sucks!

Yikes! Looks like another typical love song! -1/5 - naFrovivuS

Trash. I know this stupid popular music kid on my bus and every time this stupid song is on, she gets exited so crazy that the bus starts shacking. That's all I gotta say.

One of the best 2016 had to offer.

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24 Cold Water - Major Lazer

Why does the music industry continue to pump out garbage? - madoog

I just heard this yesterday, and I'VE BEEN SICK OF IT SINCE YESTERDAY. - WonkeyDude98

Best think Major Lazer has ever made - JoDBoss

Seriously I'm in love with this song its wow! 👍

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25 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

"Come unto me, and you will feel perfection" - This song's lyric sums up the awesomeness of this song! Listen to this one, and you will hear just how good it is. Anyways, this should be back on the top 10, being number 6 or 5.

The ULTIMATE song of the year!

It's a good song it just doesn't get as much recognition because it's not "mainstream" friendly.

I didn't like Metallica's new album that much (I've got something special planned for that), but this is where I have to disagree with SwagFlicks, because this was easily the best song here. - WonkeyDude98

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26 Hardwired - Metallica

Fantastic. Admittedly, it does come up very short in comparison to their earlier stuff, but on its own, this is a brilliant metal song. The intense production helps to create some of the best thrash metal the music scene has seen in years, and the vocals are very good. Despite some of the cringey lyrics, this is a great tune and one of the best of the year. It's also nice to know Metallica were one of the few established bands not to suck this year. - Mrveteran

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

NEEDS TO BE #1 IMMEDIATELY! Way better than stupid timberlake and twenty one pilots.

Timberlake is awesome even though can't the feeling isn't the best - MrQuaz680

Metallic a still rocking after years! HELL YA m/

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27 In the Night - The Weeknd

I have absolutely no idea why this site hates this song so much. It's completely fantastic. - WonkeyDude98

5/5: Great production and deep story - ProPanda

HUH? I expected this to be a lot higher. Not like drunk high you know what I'm talking bout. Well #774 is kinda low since Everyone I know likes this song. I also like it as well and it was brought out pretty well. Not tryna be bias to The Weeknd but his songs are always great. 5/5 - AlphaQ

If get this above IDWLF. NOW. 6/5 - AlphaQ

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28 One Dance - Drake

This is one of the most insufferable things to hit the radio this year. I hear it come on and my ears start ringing just to block out the noise. "Hotline Bling" at least had a catchy beat even with the nonsense lyrics. This has absolutely nothing going for it. I can't even decipher what he's saying and I'd rather not find out. I honestly hate this song more than "Let It Go" and I didn't think that was possible. 0/5 - theOpinionatedOne

One of Drake's best to be honest. He actually has some life in his voice and the beat is pretty good.

This isn't an OK song but it was a bit dull.

Besides it doesn't F swerve to be #1 for 10 bloody weeks! If a #1 hit song that should have stayed long it's Panda. It was only there for 2 weeks. Honestly why is Panda bad? It's great.

Yea and besides if anyone here thinks the #1 hits aren't so excellent this year I kinda agree. Some were good like Panda and Black Beatles and some were bad like Closer and maybe Love Yourself.

But this song is kinda boring now so it doesn't deserve a 5/5 or 4/5

I would give it a 3/5 - AlphaQ

Kill me already.0/10 - milmcgirl

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29 Into You - Ariana Grande

Why on earth the song isn't on the Top 20? I mean, it has an awesome beat, great vocals and good lyrics. Why people are paying her dust? It should be higher. Same with Dangerous Woman (song)

I can't stop listening to this song. The melody, the vocals, it's so catchy. Certainly the best song of the year so far

This song is really good. I like it

This song is better than her other crappy songs like ''Break Free'' - BITBBHandBluesCluesFanatic101

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30 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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31 Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco

Even though I liked Emperor's New Clothes a lot, it wasn't near my favorite from the album. This song is. The production of this song is amazing, and Brendon just sells it full force. Never before has a song about no longer being single sounded so rich yet fun. - Zach808

This song is DEFINITELY the best one all year. Its Brendon Urie at his best and amazing. This song should be at number one, and all the other ones on this album should be on here too!

While not my favorite from the album (Crazy = Genius all the way), it's still good and much better than stuff like NO, or 7 years, etc.

WHY ISN'T THIS AT THE TOP 10? BUT SERIOUSLY NOW, PANIC! AT THE DISCO'S NEW ALBUM IS WHAT SAVED 2016'S MUSIC! - kotorihayashi

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32 Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga

All the hype around Lady Gaga's newest song gave me excitement and it was worth it.
All the so called Little Monsters who were bashing on the new songs must not heard You and I. Lady Gaga is reforming to a clean side in her own growing to same to singers such as Kesha, Katy Perry and Beyonce (in a sort of way, during the Sasha Fierce area of her side). The guitar riff is weakly acclaimed in a 3/5 area in my point. Gaga's vocals are that supposed to be so great. Let us now support her for Joanne. - ArigatoKawaii

Love it... It's the best

Nice comeback Lady Gaga, better than most other songs of 2016... - Moorefamval

So underrated!

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33 Lush Life - Zara Larsson

This is a pretty great song, honestly. Zara Larsson has this endless charm that combines with her amazing voice to make anything she makes instantly enjoyable. Compared to her other big song Never Forget You, however, this is pretty lacking. The beat is a mix of catchy and relaxing. It's comfortable is where I'm getting at. Lyrically, this song is pretty weak. You can pretty much call this song verse-less, which makes it feel like the same phrase repeated over and over. The writing seems to detail a young love that crashed and burned, but the final few lines seem to frame it like a love-and-leave scenario. It's like a more bitter version of Carly Rae Jepsen's work. Still solid, I give it a 4/5, but Never Forget You is much better. - WonkeyDude98

I thought that she was a reggae black singer when I first heard this! Despite whatever race she is, she is an AMAZING singer and has a perfect voice. She's a pop girl, only better! - toptenqueen

Can't stand this song. I hated Never Forget You and this is just as bad. What's good about this song? All it really is just Zara Larsson trying to be both Rihanna and Alessia Cara and she does not sound good at all on this song. I didn't care about the lyrics but what I have heard was awful, and the production is worse than Never Forget You and some of the worst I have heard in the apocalypse of pop music that is 2016. If anyone has not heard this son, I would not recommend it.

Catchy - Lunala

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34 Cake by the Ocean - Dnce

With this song being a catchy pop song with Joe Jonas on vocals and me being the outspoken metalhead that I am, you'd assume I'd hate this song and would have only bad things to say about it. I figured that would be the case, but the honest truth is, I actually like this song. It's catchy, it has a nice beat, and the chorus is not that bad. My only two problems with this song are that A: It's got the dumbest title known to man and B: the lyrics are less than pleasing, but honestly, it's not that bad. It's certainly better than that terrible song Nick Jonas put out last year. - AngryByrd

I'll give it a measly 6/10. It has nothing to do with cake! - Catacorn

This is from 2015, and it's somewhat crappy. - Powerfulgirl10

ITS FROM 2015

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35 When We Were Young - Adele
36 Folklore - Big Big Train

No comments? I can see why people don't know this song but just give it a listen! I guarantee you'll love it. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

A lovely song. Give it a chance. - naFrovivuS

37 Daydreaming - Radiohead

1 million times better than Lukas Graham.

I'm not sure why I don't like this song. Maybe it has something to do with the weird reversed vocals that do actually nothing for the song? Maybe it's the fact that for as much as Radiohead and Thom Yorke would like to convey a rollercoaster of emotions the song never builds to...anything? Actually, probably both of those. 2/5 - WonkeyDude98

Better than Lukas Graham? I should hope so, considering that this is the band that put out OK Computer. The song's good, but they've done way better. - Zach808

Somewhat better live, like from Sweden 2017 june 9th Globen

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38 History - 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

I love one direction but louis tomlinson is most handsomest

COOL SONG! 1

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39 Nikes - Frank Ocean
40 It's Quiet Uptown - Kelly Clarkson
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