Best Songs of 2016

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41 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

42 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

I liked it for a week but I got so sick of it - Th3Zm0nst3r

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43 Not Today - Imagine Dragons

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

5/5: It gets better every time! - ProPanda

THIS is why I love Imagine Dragons.

44 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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45 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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46 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

This song was so overplayed, I did like it the first couple of months after it came out, but now I don't like it, It is very overrated - micahisthebest

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

Fun to sing along to.

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47 Heaven Sent - Parker Millsap
48 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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49 The Sound - The 1975

Only at 100? This is the best song I've heard all year! Really catchy chorus, energetic vocals, punchy beat, and an all-around happy and joyful vibe! Why Work and One Dance are above this, I don't know.

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50 Fatal Illusion - Megadeth

It's really sad to see Rihanna and Justin Bieber higher than this masterpiece. - NikBrusk

Justin Bieber is better so no need to be unhappy with the ranks. - AlphaQ

Sweatshirt Above This? , Kill Me - VideoGamefan5

Kickass song!

This song is cringeworthy, and is NOTHING compared to Desiinger.

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51 Breathing Lighting - Anthrax

Can't believe this beautiful thrash song is so low down the list - Metalmaniakkk

52 Cranes in the Sky - Solange
53 Dreamers - MC Mario
54 Hymn for the Weekend - Coldplay

This song is great and catchy, by the way it was released in January of this year so it is not from 2015

This song is awesome. - Powerfulgirl10

This is the BEST song of all time for me! Vote this up! - micahisthebest

Amazing comeback! I used to love Coldplay (was my favorite) but after a while I realised all of their songs were pretty much them same. So much so I would forget which was which. Then came ADV of a lifetime and this. So different. So passionate. So beautiful

P.S love the fact it was filmed in India around holi (festival of colours)

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55 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

This song,Jesus on a boat snorting coke with hookers, this song is incredible,when I listened to Radiohead's new album,I wasn't expecting that much,but when day dreaming came on it took me away to another place and it was weird very much so. I feel in love with it and it sent me to a weird spacey star laced dream world and I didn't even have to take drugs

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56 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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57 Never Be Like You - Flume

This song is distinct and stunning. - madoog

Best song of 2016 by far!

58 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.

How do I feel about this song? I have absolutely no idea and it's killing me. I like the beat, Selena's voice is better than usual but still meh, and the lyrics are...different, I guess, but absolutely terrible. - WonkeyDude98

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

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59 Nikes - Frank Ocean
60 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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