Best Songs of 2016


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121 Leave Me Lonely - Ariana Grande Leave Me Lonely - Ariana Grande
122 Nikes - Frank Ocean Nikes - Frank Ocean
123 Houdini - Death Grips Houdini - Death Grips
124 Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This is almost not even debatable.

How is this NOT in the Top 100!?!

That awesome bass line!

I give up with music

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125 Cry Baby - Melanie Martinez Cry Baby - Melanie Martinez

Melanie is very interesting, combining childish imagery for really dark and deep lyrical content. I knew from The Voice she was unique but Cry Baby is the dawn of a new beginning for Melanie

I don't think this is considered as "a song of 2016" since it wasn't released in 2016. Or maybe I got it wrong. This is still an amazing song though. Gotta love the story!

Why can't they ever play Melanie on the radio? If the radio people are concerned about the explicit language, they should just play the clean version and take off the other garbage full of swears

This is an amazing song, but it's not a song of 2016.

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126 Kill a Word - Eric Church Kill a Word - Eric Church
127 Serac - Katatonia Serac - Katatonia
128 Daddy Lessons - Beyoncé Daddy Lessons - Beyoncé

This is somehow better and more country than most songs on country radio this year. How did that even happen? - Zach808

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129 Kevin - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kevin - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

A great song Macklemore is looked at by his overplayed radio hits but his other less popular songs are so great.

130 All Time Low - Jon Bellion All Time Low - Jon Bellion

This is what we need more of in pop music. Yeah it's a breakup song but it's a different kind of breakup song. Jon Bellion sells it really well with his production and delivery. I wish I had more to say about this absolutely great song that, believe it or not, Bellion started 2 years ago

This sounds like some credit song to some Disney or Dreamworks movie... - Moorefamval

I Ike this catchy song and it's really pleasant. 5/5 - AlphaQ

I gave Jon Bellion's debut album a shot, and it was polarizing, but good. But while this isn't the best song on the album (you can release Hand Of God anytime now Jon), it's still absolutely great. I don't consider Bellion that great of a singer, but his overwhelming charisma makes up for it, as does everything else. The lyrics are a breakup, but it goes further, showing him degrading, or at an "all time low", going to masturbation as a solution. And while I could point to the weirdly infectious repetition of "low" on the chorus or the chunky blocks of percussion as the finishing touch, the reason I love this so much is the bridge.

Man, that sigh midway through is actually a really human and heartbreaking moment, and piling on all the gospel vocals Bellion could find is just the cherry on top. 6/5 - WonkeyDude98

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131 The Pitiless - Dark Tranquillity The Pitiless - Dark Tranquillity
132 The Girl is Mine - 99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy The Girl is Mine - 99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy V 2 Comments
133 The Devil's Bleeding Crown - Volbeat The Devil's Bleeding Crown - Volbeat
134 Nostalgia Drive - No Mana Nostalgia Drive - No Mana
135 Me and Your Momma - Childish Gambino
136 Youth - Troye Sivan Youth - Troye Sivan

This feels like it shouldn't be as perfect as it is, and yet is still flawed. Granted, I like it. Troye has a lot of real charisma and personality behind his whispery vocals, the lyrics have a lot of sentiment behind them, and the beat is interesting.

But like, that drop...4/5 - WonkeyDude98

137 How Far I'll Go - Alessia Cara How Far I'll Go - Alessia Cara
138 Head Over Boots - Jon Pardi Head Over Boots - Jon Pardi
139 I Go Looney - Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter & Lolita Ritmanis 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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140 A Different World - Korn A Different World - Korn
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