Best Songs of 2016


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61 Freedom - Beyoncé

This song is beautiful - Moorefamval

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

62 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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63 Colors - Halsey

Stunning song, with an actual principle. Unlike many other songs of 2016.

Way better than songs like "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"

One of the best songs - urielectric

64 Square Hammer - Ghost
65 Panda - Desiigner


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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66 Kiss It Better - Rihanna

It's an absolute crime that 'Kiss It Better' is so low. You all should be ashamed of yourselves!

67 Scars to Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara

I thought Here was excellent but her vocals were a BIT weak in Here. In Scars to your Beautiful her voice was more powerful. Alessia Cara is very talented too. This is good and it has a good message but unlike All About That Bass it was excuted properly. I mean I'm alright with All About That Bass but it wasn't so well done but this on the other hand was VERY well done. 6/5 - AlphaQ

I wish more people would notice this song. It's so powerful, I love the message and everything.

Good song, but a bit overplayed - helloitsme

Seriously one of the most powerful messages in pop music! - Heyy7868

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68 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

There is something about this song. - madoog

I'm allowed to prefer Disturbed and David Bowie over Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer. Yeah, I just said it.

Really only the chorus is good, but sadly, this year that's all its taking to be good.

Only the chorus? What about her vocals? The production and instrumentation? This song is so so good. - Johnny1248

Yes! Love that one! - SansTheComic

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69 6 Inch - Beyonce

I'm guessing she's not talking about a Subway - Hater

Is this about a Subway sandwich? - AlphaQ

Best Song Off Lemonade

70 The Season / Carry Me - Anderson.Paak
71 Change - Christina Aguilera

This is only a taste of what Xtina has coming. Honestly, I don't even know if this is gonna be part of her next album (I believe the title is "Blonde" according to an early leaked track list) and I'd rather it just be a standalone single. But what a taste this song is! I mean, it's melody is understated but her vocals so perfectly emote the subtly powerful lyrics. It's not great but it's an improvement from the generic direction she took on Lotus. And no more unnecessary autotune! THANK GOD she left that behind! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE ALBUM'S RELEASE! - theOpinionatedOne

Well, the song is still gold and it was indeed taken from the Blonde album. However, it seems as though the release of Blonde has been shelved and she's started from scratch. I just hope the final product is good one whenever she releases it. - theOpinionatedOne

72 In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High - Rob Zombie
73 Tin Man - Miranda Lambert
74 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld

This song makes no sense. "I didn't know that I was starving til I tasted you"? What?

This song gave me faith back in modern music.

I...just have one question. WHO TOLD THIS ACTRESS SHE CAN SING? - theOpinionatedOne

I only like it because of the drop.Reminds me of chill trap

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75 Lazarus - David Bowie

The only reason Blackstar made my best list and this didn't, beyond me preferring Blackstar, is that having a list of just David Bowie songs would be redundant. - WonkeyDude98

He wrote his own obituary in the song! How much more can you ask for? - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

By far the most emotion packed into a song this year. R.I.P David Bowie.

This song is so important
it needs to go to no. 1 - 16_and_savaged

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76 Real Friends - Kanye West

Ok look, ANYTHING made by Kanye West just SUCKS. - BITBBHandBluesCluesFanatic101

77 Baby Ya Right - Lukay

The last dance-pop song from Lukay. Sadly this just sounds like everything else on the radio today.

Just Do It is danceable but sounds very dated.

This sounds like everything else on the top 40

78 You Don't Own Me - Grace V 1 Comment
79 Left Behind (Sister Location Song) - Dagames
80 False Alarm - The Weeknd

This is undoubtedly the greatest song of 2016. It packs diverse guitars on the verses, brilliant drumwork, lyrics that are beautifully dark, and its beat drops so hard on the hook that it could end a world war. An eight out of five, please?

Pretty good song, the video is weird but fascinating - slimshady901

Damn glorious!

Hmmm...Not as good as Starboy but awesome.

If y'all askin me when I started having The Weeknd as my favorite it was after In The Night. Then i started liking him by FAR after Starboy

Now False Alarm. No doubt that The Weeknd aka Abel is truly the best!

I didn't like this song at first probably cause of the music video. After I heard it a 2nd time I found it to be really good so yea

Starboy: 6/5
False Alarm: 5.5/5

Maybe 2016 isn't such a bad year for music after all - AlphaQ

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