Best Songs of 2016

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41 Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen
42 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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43 Panda - Desiigner

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

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.

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 got me so hype

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44 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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45 This is What You Came for - Calvin Harris

It was annoying that this song was overplayed, and I like it. This Is What You Came For is good --- something 2016 needed. - madoog

This song is pretty good. - Powerfulgirl10

This song is trash

The most generic song of all time tied with I’m The One, 1/5 - DCfnaf

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46 Enchantress - Two Steps from Hell

WOO Two steps making an appearance. - NymeriaWaters

47 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

This song BLEW ME AWAY! - toptenqueen

48 Up&Up - Coldplay

This is a great song! Please vote this up, at least in the top 20! - micahisthebest

49 Insane - Korn
50 Love On the Brain - Rihanna

One of the best songs this year for sure. Her vocals are insane.

This should be in the top ten AT LEAST. I've never been a huge Rihanna fan, but this song just does it for me. The vocals are amazing, and emotional, and raw. The lyrics are beautifully crafted. There's not a single bad thing about this song.

Timeless masterpiece, her vocals are stunning in both studio and live versions. - DaisyandRosalina

I Hate The Album, But I Like This Song - VideoGamefan5

51 Pillowtalk - Zayn

For a song that tries to be sexy, it couldn't be further. I've listened to enough Nine Inch Nails and Stabbing Westward to know what sexy sounds like, and this isn't it. First off Zayn, you're a former member of a talentless group of British pretty boys whose fan base consists entirely of brain-dead menstrual teenage girls. Trying to sound sexy is beyond you. Second, even if you were to ignore your history, this song is so generic it's not even funny. Maybe if you were to come out and say that this whole solo career is just a joke, and that you're trying to make fun of the abundance of other pop stars who have done the same thing as you, I would have tons of respect for you. But as it stands, you're a sellout, leaving a sellout band to make sellout songs under a sellout image. - AngryByrd

For a song about sex and the pillowtalk afterwards, this song is so gloriously over the top and ridiculous. The lyrics equate it to a warzone, and the chorus is so explosively cheesy, I just can't take it seriously. And yet, I love this song. Probably fits in "So bad it's good" territory. - Zach808

I don't know if anyone else would be able to pull this off. ZAYN has an incredibly massive voice with a lot of energy and power behind it, which lets him pull off the fact that he's comparing pillowtalk to a warzone. The beat is absolutely incredible, what with the jumpy barking synths, and the explosion on the chorus, it's so genuine that even ZAYN knows that he can't take this seriously. 5/5 - WonkeyDude98

This is zayn's best song!

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52 Cranes in the Sky - Solange
53 Dreamers - MC Mario
54 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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55 Sing Me to Sleep - Alan Walker

I just listened to this song again on coffee shop, first thought I had is this man is having great taste of music since Alan Walker one of my favorites.

56 Piece by Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson

I'm really grateful for this version of Piece by Piece for helping the song get the recognition it deserves. - NiktheWiz

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57 Freedom - Beyoncé

This song is beautiful - Moorefamval

How is this song not higher this song is absolutely BLESS! - ThePhenomenalOne

58 Bored to Death - Blink 182

The album rocked, and this song was awesome. Good single choice, it topped the charts. - RestlessHeartGrenade

Great album preview song, Hope the album is good.

Amazing and underrated

Great single, better than other pop music

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59 Middle - DJ Snake

It will be summer hit one day.

Despite the nostalgic tone of the song, I can't say in any language how powerful the drop, the lyrics, and the synth chorus appeals to me. This made me a fan of DJ Snake - Neonco31

With you in the middle

Awesome song dude. - pcn

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60 Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez

0/5: I'm sorry I hate this. Selena vocals are seriously bothering me, the beat is weird, and those lyrics... - ProPanda

She doesn't sing, she whimpers, screams, then whimpers again.

I'm sorry, but I can't possibly vote for this ever. It has very bland lyrics, accompanied with robotic vocals. The message is just so Selena can completely rid of her innocent T.V. star self. And the instrumental? Just awful. 0/5 - naFrovivuS

This has to be number 1

And you say that because you've heard all the 57 songs above this disaster? I didn't think so - DH5435

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