Best Songs of 2016


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61 Up&Up - Coldplay

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

62 This is What You Came for - Calvin Harris

This song is trash

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

NO, THIS SONG SUCKS - VideoGamefan5

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63 I Got the Keys - DJ Khaled

I kinda looked over DJ Khaled's Major Key album entirely, I don't think I should have because it's a minor wreck. Sure, we had like three good songs on there, but it's telling that there are two songs on that album worse than this. -1/5 - WonkeyDude98

Not bad / I neither like nor dislike this song. This became a hit because of Jay Z's verse. - madoog

WIth good bars from Jay Z, a repetitve but catchy hook from Future, a cool beat to listen to with great production, but DJ Khaled's annoying shouting as usual, I give this a 4.5/5 (would have been 5/5 if DJ Khaled didn't shout in the song). - SelfDestruct

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64 The Season / Carry Me - Anderson.Paak
65 In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High - Rob Zombie
66 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld

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

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

This song gave me faith back in modern music.

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

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67 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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68 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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69 Real Friends - Kanye West
70 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

71 Dystopia - Megadeth

I mean, Megadeth is a great band, but that's like almost 90% of this list. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

The riff in the beginning is to die for, and so is the entire song. I am also so glad that metal finally where it belongs: the top of the charts. - LostDream258

Great song! Metal has managed to survive throughout the years despite never getting mainstream attention. This song is a testament to what Megadeth can do. - Bastiodon

This song is lame. The beat is so lame, even "Panda" has a better beat, and the lyrics are nonsense. Megadeth is lame.

Linkin Park is atrocious and garbage. They are worse than Megadeth for sure. - AlphaQ

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72 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.

Looks like Drake have come back with his new single One Dance that totally same like Hotline Bling. Well this song is one of annoying song that I heard on 2016. Overplayed, Terrible lyrics and one more thing no music video.

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

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73 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.

74 Apocalypse - Jackie Evancho

This is a haunting, lyrically beautiful composition that never received the airplay it deserved. Had this been put out by Taylor Swift, it would have gone to the Top 10 almost instantaneously. The imagery of the lyrics is highly "adult" and less tween depth of thought. It has a wonderful musicality that is reminiscent of Blue Bayou. It expresses the pain of shattered hearts but with hopes for tomorrow. This is one of the most overlooked songs of 2016.

Jackie is convincing in this original song of loss!

A simply well constructed song about love won and lost, despair conquered by hope. Some of the lyrical images are very inventive and accurate. Night Falls, I put on my artillery.. for night crawls, I go out disguised as me... and Jackie's voice is literally one in a million (statistically) that you can't really appreciate until you've listed A - B to a number of different great voices. The more one listens to this song, the more it reminds you of past loves and losses yet leaves you with the certainty that things will be better in a distant tomorrow.

This is the kind of song that sticks in the mind long after you've heard it. Very impressive delivery by Jackie, and she sings from her own experience. - BobG

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75 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

76 We the People - A Tribe Called Quest
77 Safe and Sound - Jackie Evancho

Jackie and her sister Rachel did a great job. Jackie can sing anything. This girl can sing and act. Love her

A sneak preview from the recording session revealed that this excellent number off the Hunger Games soundtrack will be on Jackie's upcoming, but as yet untitled, 2016 album.

Has an excellent video that goes along with it, that re-enacts scenes from the Hunger Games.

An excellent voice.

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78 Ritual Spirit - Massive Attack

It's been six too long years since Massive Attack hit us with Girl I Love You and Paradise Circus, and now we have something that brings us back to the old classics, some older than me, with the eerieness and power of Ritual Spirit. Massive Attack have shown here that they haven't lost the edge which makes their masterpieces what they are. This is definitely one of them, and it makes an excellent start to a musical 2016, with the dynamic duo proving themselves to be just as great as they were, making some of the best songs of all time. - PositronWildhawk

79 Stone Cold - Demi Lovato

Not sure why Demi is not in the Top 5. It's clear that very few people understand music or talent. Most talented young beautiful woman in the last 5 years.

80 Bury It - Chvrches

This doesn't make any sense...why is this here? WHY AM I QUESTIONING, better yet? - WonkeyDude98

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