Best Songs of 2016


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81 Don't Need You - Bullet for My Valentine Don't Need You - Bullet for My Valentine
82 Not Today - Imagine Dragons Not Today - Imagine Dragons

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

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83 Team - Iggy Azalea Team - Iggy Azalea

No. This is a monstrosity made by a rapper who is at this point a lost cause. - WonkeyDude98

Not a fan of Iggy in general. However, I will never understand the hate for this song. At least it's several leagues above anything Jacob Sartorious and Mark Thomas have offered.

Won't Iggy Azalea just give up now? Nobody has cared about her since fall 2014.

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84 Middle - DJ Snake Middle - DJ Snake

It will be summer hit one day.

With you in the middle

Middle is good. - madoog

Awesome song dude. - pcn

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85 Apocalypse - Jackie Evancho 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 wonderful new direction for Jackie Evancho. Can't wait for her new album "Two Hearts" to drop on March 31 2017

Another fabulous Jackie track.

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86 True Love Waits - Radiohead True Love Waits - Radiohead
87 Good Grief - Bastille 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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88 Winter's Gate - Insomnium Winter's Gate - Insomnium

Very atmospheric, epic and underrated.

89 Beauty from Pain - Electus
90 Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) - Manic Street Preachers
91 6 Inch - Beyonce 6 Inch - Beyonce

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

Is this about a Subway sandwich? - AlphaQ

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92 When It Rain - Danny Brown When It Rain - Danny Brown
93 The Threat is Real - Megadeth

This, fatal illusion, dystopia, foriegn policy, and bullet to the brain are the some of Megadeth's greatest. - Brobusky

94 Mercy - Shawn Mendes Mercy - Shawn Mendes

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

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

95 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

I suggest people they shouldn't see Ark-M lists.He trolls with us

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

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96 Smoke and Fire - Sabrina Carpenter Smoke and Fire - Sabrina Carpenter

This is the best song ever! Sabrina Carpenter is the only good singer that I've heard in a while. She is the only girl on Disney that is pretty. And Selena Gomez sucks!

Should be one! She is the best singer ever! Everything about this song is great! And her voice is amazing! My favorite song ever!

This is the only good song on this list besides Don't Let Me Down and Can't Stop the Feeling - sabrinafan

Why isn't this one? It is too good! Sabrina deserves better! - sabrinacorbrinajoshaya

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97 Strength of the Mind - Killswitch Engage Strength of the Mind - Killswitch Engage
98 It's Quiet Uptown - Kelly Clarkson It's Quiet Uptown - Kelly Clarkson
99 Left Behind (Sister Location Song) - Dagames Left Behind (Sister Location Song) - Dagames
100 Solo (Reprise) - Frank Ocean Solo (Reprise) - Frank Ocean
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