Best Songs of 2016

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21 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

I love this song and katy perry. It ALWAYSfinds a way inside my head for the whole day.

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22 All My Friends - Snakehips

This and so many other non top 40 songs on this list are actually very excellent. In some cases fresh and damn good as some one has stated below. Does anyone really listen to the samples and then go find the entire songs and listen. Most are great and I end up liking them better than the mainstream top 40 stuff. Do some justice and listen to other songs you might find one you like that's not overheard.

You wanna know what's worse. This could have been a Billboard Hit, it barely missed the hot 100 with a #6 peak on Bubbling Under. Why didn't it chart? Cause the week this was closest, DRAKE decided to have his garbage album take over the charts blocking better songs like Colors, Pity Party, and this from being hits. - ProPanda

Considering chance the rapper just released a new album, I'm really hoping this song will get the boost it needs to reach the hot 100 because this song is amazing. One of the best of the year. The best part is the chorus. 9/10. Please America, let this be a hit instead of crap like NO, Work from home, and 7 years.

Compared to this, David Bowie's song is carp

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23 Girl Loves Me - David Bowie

It's a great song, definitely. But top 20? I think it shouldn't be that high, especially above I Feel It Coming and Nikes. - Satire

24 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

25 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.

BEST BAND EVER. PATD! ALL THE WAY PEOPLE! YASS! THE FOREHEAD IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL!

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26 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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27 You Are My Sunshine - Morgane and Chris Stapleton
28 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

This is a garbage song. the only reason this is popular is because of the beaver - Th3Zm0nst3r

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29 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

Is this 2016? - LightningBlade

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30 The Ballad of the Costa Concordia - Car Seat Headrest

Seeing this in the top 30 makes me happy. - ProPanda

31 Panda - Desiigner

THIS SONG IS OVERUSED, REPETITIVE, AND ANNOYING! - Catacorn

Not sure what to think of this one. I mean, yeah, the backing vocals are obnoxious, Desiigner is basically diet Future, the lyrics are garbage, and the beat was literally bought of YouTube for $200, but something must be making people like it. It's probably that it's so horrifically awful that it must be seen to be believed. - WonkeyDude98

This song is so dumb, it's actually kind of hilarious. Hilariously awful, if you will. It's so bad, I laugh every time I see some white kid dancing to it because my god, do they look so stupid.

BEST SONG EVER BY THE BEST RAPPER EVER AND ALSO EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND HIM LIKE NOBODY CAN UNDERSTAND OTHER RAPPERS THIS GUY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT AND ALSO THE LYRICISM IS SO GOOD AND INSPIRING LIKE JUST LISTEN TO IT - venomouskillingmachine

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32 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

Really,it's perfect...

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33 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift

Why Is This Trash So High? , Besides Its From 2017 - VideoGamefan5

Before I heard this song I thought taylor retired. She was supposed to release an album this fall. She didn't. At least she has this song - helloitsme

I got bored of this song real quick but Zayn is better than the entire 1D combined - LightningBlade

Zayn sounds like Charlie Puth. Taylor did a pretty sheetty job.

And the fact that 50 Shades of Gray has a sequel. UUGH *groans* Screw this phucking garbage. 1/5. - AlphaQ

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34 Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen
35 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

It may not be a popular single, but that doesn't mean a song is bad or doesn't deserve praise. This is without a doubt the best song of 2016. - NikBrusk

Funny, Nik can say this is the best song of the year, while I can't say this isn't even the best song on the album. Also, I'm not disrespecting his opinion, I'm disagreeing with it. You can do that, you know. - SwagFlicks

"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.

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36 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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37 Emperors New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco

This doesn't have any actual meaning other than that Beebo is secretly Satan, but I really really like it. - AnonymousChick

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38 Not Today - Imagine Dragons

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

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39 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

The production on here is amazing. Grande sounds amaing. The lyrics are cheerily amazing. This song is amazing. - ProPanda

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40 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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