Best Songs of 2016


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81 This Girl - Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners

Very powerful beat and it's just impossible to dislike. - redhawk766

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82 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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83 1944 - Jamala

It's not typical Eurovision pop trash. It's not cheesy. This song has a great lyrics. Not to mention Jamala's phenomenal vocal skills.

This song sums up 2016 as a whole

Yes the song is on the list! - SuperGeek

84 I Go Looney - Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter & Lolita Ritmanis

I love this song. BEST OF 2016! Great job Mark Hamill! - asantalo

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85 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 don't like this song. That's because of Zayn's voice. I mean, it's good the first 5 times you hear it. After that, it sounds bad and boring and generic. - lovefrombadlands

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86 Redbone - Childish Gambino

Really engrossing song. The lyrics aren't for everybody but the atmosphere it creates is AMAZING. It really should be higher! - higgsboson2142

Are you kidding me? 228? - l12345h

87 Mercy - Shawn Mendes

God people. I mean what is all of this stuff about him only singing for girls and all? I mean I am not a big fan of Mendes but that dude has some real talent. And his lyrics are really meaningful

I hated that album, but I'll have some Mercy on this. 4/5 - ProPanda

This song is so powerful and I can relate to it

Whaa? Why is this so LOW?!?! I mean. Illuminate is amazing. He's just 18 years and he's doing so well. He definitely needs praise for that

88 Feel Invincible - Skillet

This completely blows. If these guys are called Skillet, then why aren't they a flash in the pan? 0/5 - WonkeyDude98

Perhaps num1...but they don't want understand

89 Exist - Avenged Sevenfold

Oh for the Lord's sake! 304th!

Exist and Higher by Avenged Sevenfold. How is that stupid starboy song number 1? - GuitarMann

90 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

Very atmospheric, epic and underrated.


91 Sandcastles - Beyonce
92 Good Grief - Bastille

This is one of the blandest songs I've ever heard. The marimba, the compressed snapping overwhelming it, Dan Smith's melodrama completely missing the mark of hiding grief of someone's death, the awkward repetition on the chorus, it's one of the best off that atrocious sophomore album, though that's not saying much. Kind of a shame when you consider what they did before. 1/5, entirely because of the somewhat upbeat nature of it. - WonkeyDude98

This song and the rest of the album are pure genius. My favorites on the album are Lethargy, The Anchor, and Good Grief.

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93 Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) - Manic Street Preachers
94 6 Inch - Beyonce

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

Is this about a Subway sandwich? - AlphaQ

Now I want a 6 inch tuna sub! - lovefrombadlands

Best Song Off Lemonade

95 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd

The song would have been better if Mike Will Made It had not put his name twice in the song to let people know who produced it. It is annoying. I already knew who produced this song. - madoog

And in my opinion Mike WiLL Made It sucks. If you hate him why not call him Mike WiLL Ruined It - AlphaQ

Ahh I'm being cursed because I'm liking this song these days. It's better than Rae's other dumb songs. - AlphaQ

I love this song it's good as I recommend it to anyone.

Rae Sremmurd's only good song excluding the ones that he is featured in - kok2

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96 When It Rain - Danny Brown
97 Solo - Frank Ocean
98 Exceptions - cupcakKe
99 Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This is almost not even debatable.

This needs to be higher. It has some of the best vocals, lyrics, and instrumentals I've heard this year. - naFrovivuS

How is this NOT in the Top 100!?!

RHCP is in their 50s, and still makes better music than most bands out today. - KurtCocain

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100 Handclap - Fitz and the Tantrums
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