Top 75 Songs of 2016

These are my 75 favorite songs of 2016. The music of 2016 has meant more for me than perhaps any other year, especially with everything that has happened this year. Every single song on this list means something to me. Once again, I've limited three songs per artist. Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/dvruno/playlist/7oxG9niIzYFAjkIrVK
  1. 1.
    Nikes by Frank Ocean
    "I'm not him, but I'll mean something to you". Sometimes it can be hard to ascribe how a single song crept into your life and simply overtook it. Maybe it's the looming meditative beat that suddenly makes everything feel okay. Maybe it's how the reveal of the real Frank 2/3rds of the way through never gets old. Maybe it's the simple beauty and complexity carried within every line. Whatever the heart of my love for it may be, Nikes has meant everything for me in 2016.
  2. 2.
    Lazarus by David Bowie
    On January 11th, I woke up for work as usual at 3 AM. The first thing I saw on Twitter was the news. On my way to work, the DJ at the time was talking about Bowie's new album and was unaware of what just happened. He then played Lazarus. It was one of the most surreal moments I've ever experienced. After the song, the DJ was speechless and crying. A tiny part of me died that day but another part will stay with me forever. Bless David Fucking Bowie and everyone he's held importance to.
  3. 3.
    Your Best American Girl by Mitski
    "You can be heartbroken about a relationship, but also, from it, realize you are you and you’re okay with who you are, or where you came from"- Mitski, during an interview. Your Best American Girl is such a wonderful song that it's simply impossible to quantify it in just 500 characters but this quote encapsulates so much of what makes it special. The small alterations between Chorus A & B, in which Mitski declares acceptance for herself and her background, makes all the difference. What a song
  4. 4.
    Finish Line/Drown by Chance the Rapper ft. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane, Noname
    There's no denying the simple radiant cheerfulness, Chance has carried throughout a year full of unwitting doubt. Finish Line/Drown is without its own doubts but it's the celebratory nature of finally being satisfied within your current state that makes the song simply so special. Then just when you think the song is done, Drown comes in. Noname shines like no other and the choir that wraps it all up plainly transcends. Finish Line/Drown made every day in 2016 a little better and was MY church.
  5. 5.
    Self Control by Frank Ocean
    Self Control is Frank Ocean at his rawest and most beautiful. It's seductive from that very first line and simply never lets go. The outro is so poignant in defying the fixation of a past relationship and delivers such rush until fading back down. Sad queer boy chills aside, Self Control is filled with such nostalgic intimacy it's impossible to not be drawn into how deep Frank's alienation is. If anything else simply think of all the grown men brought to tears by this song. Thanks, Frank 🙏
  6. 6.
    E.V.P. by Blood Orange
    "Feeling the comfort of sadness in a new set of surroundings". Dev Hynes is an exceptional musical auteur. Every track on Freetown Sound featured an overarching cohesiveness and does not let anyone define him or his art. For a wonderful six minutes E.V.P. takes you through the sounds of NYC with the flair of both the 80s and today. From the opening tug of the cello to Debbie Harry's appearance to the remarkable drumming, E.V.P. is simply buoyant with all the sounds that makes Blood Orange great
  7. 7.
    Cranes in the Sky by Solange
    Cranes is one of those songs you didn't know you needed until you have that first listen. Cranes is therapy. Cranes is bliss. As Solange clearly shows, there is no true solution to sadness. We can distract ourselves as much as we want but nevertheless Solange is able to transport you to a place without the burden of existence. What a gift that is.
  8. 8.
    Sister by Angel Olsen
    "All my life I'd thought I'd change my life" It's pretty hard talking about Sister without first mentioning those last two minutes but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Sister is one hell of a journey and from beginning to end is an astounding refection of heartache. It chronicles all of her work into one transitive piece that truly might just be her best song. But yes that moment at 6:43 when the song climaxes is simply pure ecstasy.
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    Formation by Beyoncé
    Despite the fact that people will never stop writing about Formation or the music video (nor should they), it's pretty hard to say anything about Formation that hasn't already been said and better than I can. Despite this there is one universal truth, Formation IS the most important song to come out this year and if anything IS 2016. [Insert "Slay" here]
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    Nights by Frank Ocean
    In many ways it's pretty difficult to talk about any song from Blonde. No matter how hard you try to describe any song from it, the description will come off flat. Shitty descriptions aside, one might ascribe Nights to be the Pyramids of Blonde but that still wouldn't do any justice to the song. The transition between the two suites is flawless yet the DNA of the song never alleviates. There's probably no nirvana in this life, but Frank takes us pretty close.
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    Ultralight Beam by Kanye West
    Whatever opinion you may hold towards Kanye, I think everyone can agree 2016 was not one of Ye's best years. Ultralight Beam is his shining grace. Ultralight Beam is one of his best songs, period and even then you could argue Ultralight is just as much Chance's song. Chance is simply fun, giddy and plays one hell of a hype man for Coloring Book. Along with Beyoncé's Formation before it, Ultralight Beam marked only the start of an excellent year in black music, and what a year it would be.
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    Drone Bomb Me by ANOHNI
    Everything about ANOHNI's Hopelessness on paper shouldn't have worked. In 2016 and in a post-election state, Drone Bomb Me seemingly would be the last thing you would want to listen to. Yet Drone Bomb Me was my most played song of 2016. The electronic production, ANOHNI's heart-ripping vocals, & the subtle queer touch she places within all of her work is what makes her work transcend. Rarely can a song call for social change, tears, and the need to dance at the same time.
  13. 13.
    Diddy Bop by Noname ft. Cam O'bi & Raury
    Nostalgia can often be more of a curse than a blessing. Nevertheless Diddy Bop is about recalling the memories of one's childhood. Noname & company were dreamers during their childhood and despite not having the easiest childhood, Diddy Bop is full of infectious warmth. Even when things aren't the most ideal, it's comforting to recall the good times and Diddy Bop is filled to the brim with warm feelings.
  14. 14.
    Best to You by Blood Orange
    Dev Hynes is nothing short of a pop music god. His ability to perfectly craft emotional, resonant lyrics with masterful instrumentation is like no one else's. Empress Of's vocals along with the radiating percussion presents a yearning simply like no other. There really is no way to describe just how stunning, Empress' middle section is. Despite Dev's voice being relegated to the background, Best to You is definitive Blood Orange music.
  15. 15.
    We the People... by A Tribe Called Quest
    The greatest thing about We the People... was its release. The song along with the rest of Tribe's final album came out two days after election day. We the People... was clearly made in reflection of the political climate but very few would imagine just how much it reflected the feelings of countless millions after the election results came in. Despite "We Got It From Here..." marking an end for the group, A Tribe Called Quest is perhaps as important and relevant as ever.
  16. 16.
    Come Down by Anderson .Paak
    "James Brown meets Kendrick Lamar"-How I introduce Anderson .Paak to friends. One listen to Come Down and you would most likely agree with my pitch. With that being said, Come Down is so much more. It's the ultimate party song. It's funk. It's rock. It's a defining single for the rapper/singer/multi-instrumentalist, Anderson .Paak. Fortunately it looks like Anderson won't be coming down anytime soon.
  17. 17.
    All Night by Beyoncé
    All Night simply isn't just the most celebratory song on Lemonade, it's the most celebratory song of 2016. All Night is about the victory that comes from a deep personal and emotional journey, and the victory that comes with resolvement. In year like this one, Beyoncé is a beacon of hope.
  18. 18.
    Same Drugs by Chance the Rapper
    It really doesn't take much to realize that Same Drugs really isn't about drugs at all. Every write up about the song and even Chance himself would tell you the same. The "Drugs" serve as a metaphor for how two childhood friends have lost everything in common by growing up. Featuring Chance at his most innocent and even including allusions to Peter Pan, Same Drugs is a radiant modern fairy-tale.
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    Untitled 05 by Kendrick Lamar
    If Untitled 05 wasn't an actual unapologetic look at institutionalization n our nation, it would come off across as a horrible nightmare. The fact that Untitled 05 comes across as a horrible dream despite being completely real, only reminds us just how important Kendrick is.
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    Sunshine by The Avalanches
    The best Avalanches songs are usually secretly dark despite their general uplifting, dance filled sound. Sunshine upon first listen is a beautiful, cheerful song but midway through it takes a drastic turn. The very Sunshine that the singer fell in love with in reality is taken away from her. It's tragic, unrelenting, and perhaps the most 2016 song.
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    30 Hours by Kanye West
    The Arthur Russell sample. The Arthur Russell sample. The Arthur Russell sample. The Arthur Russell sample. The Arthur Russell sample. Okay outside of the amazing sample, for being a "bonus track", this is one of my favorite Kanye songs. Carrying an old school flair and Kanye ad-libbing the majority of the song with a stream-of-consciousness, 30 Hours simply rides out for five excellent minutes.
  22. 22.
    Blood on Me by Sampha
    This isn't your painfully, heartbroken Sampha, this is an intense, nightmarish-like Sampha like we've never seen. Bleeding on the inside and outside, Sampha's reality is out of control. With endlessly relenting guilt, Blood on Me isn't for the faint of heart.
  23. 23.
    I Need a Forest Fire by James Blake ft. Bon Iver
    Despite Bon Iver's sound being closer than ever to James Blake, I was pretty hesitant coming into I Need a Forest Fire. The opening "Woo" doesn't help either but as soon as that beat comes in everything is suddenly forgiven. I Need a Forest Fire is purely eclipsing and perhaps the warmest song in Blake's discography.
  24. 24.
    Show Me Love by Laura Mvula
    There's power in quiet and stillness, so for such a loving and caring ballad to be so intimate while being otherworldly is a feat all by its own. As the song swells to a completely different front you can actually hear every push of the piano pedal as the song collapses upon itself. The only constant being Mvula's angelic and classically trained voice. Show Me Love is ambiguous, beautiful, and absolutely sobering.
  25. 25.
    Timmy's Prayer by Sampha
    I remember the first time I heard Sampha and fell in love with his sound. It was on Drake's Too Much and you could hear the emotional integrity of every word. Despite being featured on countless other artist's songs, Sampha only has about ten songs to his own name, and every single one is amazing. Timmy's Prayer has such and emotional build that when he cries he fucked up towards the end, you feel the whole weight of his sorrow. Timmy's Prayer is just as haunting as affecting.
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    Freedom by Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar
    Freedom dominates. Yes, it's Beyoncé so every one of her songs in technicality dominates but Freedom overtakes you in an instant and never lets go. If Hold Up was an assertive ode to her partner, Freedom is an assertive ANTHEM to overcoming oppression. Both Bey and Kendrick rarely ever leave a moment to breathe as they both show just how fed up they are. It's vicious, fierce, and most significantly demands one to take action. No one but Beyoncé can simply present such force in four minutes.
  27. 27.
    Don't Touch My Hair by Solange ft. Sampha
    There was a lot of components that made A Seat at the Table one of the best albums of the year. Perhaps one of the biggest contributors was the simple power Solange carries throughout every song. With Don't Touch My Hair, the alleged "hair" isn't just her pride, it's everything that represents her. Solange won't compromise for the needs of anyone else but her own and from every line to every blown horn, the song does not submit to any other identity. In the end, Solange triumphs as always.
  28. 28.
    Yesterday by Noname
    "Check my Twitter page for something holier than black death" Fight me if you want but Noname is the best female rapper out there. Even if you just listened to Yesterday, the bittersweet opener to her debut mixtape, you would witness her allure. A tribute to her late friend Mike, Yesterday is about overcoming the gloom and hardships of life. For Noname picturing someone's smile just like it was yesterday can brighten her day, presenting a light at the end of the tunnel, and what a light that is.
  29. 29.
    The Dreamer by Anderson .Paak ft. Talib Kweli, Timan Family Choir
    I'm a sucker for the "We Made It!" song from every rising rap artist but The Dreamer is something special. It's a shining example of how fresh and exciting, Anderson can be. The chorus is something you just want to scream along with and Talib's verse also shines. As the choir sings "Keep dreaming/Don't stop now" and as Anderson yells "This one is for all the little dreamers/And the ones who never gave a fuck", you suddenly feel like you can do anything. Instantly the revolution is irresistible.
  30. 30.
    On Hold by The xx
    After Jamie XX's In Colour last year, I hoped they would implement his sound more into The XX and well, that wish was granted based on this single. On Hold is the perfect mix of both musical efforts and in return, it's full of life and complexity.
  31. 31.
    Summer Friends by Chance the Rapper ft. Jeremih, Francis and the Lights
    Though you wouldn't know it if you've only listened to Coloring Book, Chance isn't always so joyous as he seems to be. Summer Friends is about all the friends Chance lost over the summers growing up in Chicago. It's moving in its depiction of loss just as much as a cry out for change. When Pulse happened this summer, Summer Friends was the one song I listened to on repeat. Violence and death are constants of life but just like Chance hopefully we may never forget who we've lost on the way.
  32. 32.
    Everybody Wants to Love You by Japanese Breakfast
    One of Japanese Breakfast's best attributes on their debut album is their range in tone. Breakfast can be very cathartic but also endlessly joyous. Everybody Wants to Love You is the latter. The poppy rock song will warm even the blackest of hearts.
  33. 33.
    Better Than Me by Blood Orange
    Like all Blood Orange songs, Better Than Me is bloody pop perfection. From the haunting opening keyboard to the juxtaposition between Dev and Carly, Better Than Me is a timeless achievement.
  34. 34.
    Because I'm Me by The Avalanches
    Because I'm Me is The Avalanches' Since I Left You of 2016 and there isn't a single thing wrong with that. The horns, the strings, the sample, and the rapping are all top-notch. Better yet after a sixteen year hibernation, The Avalanches sounds just as fresh today.
  35. 35.
    Fill in the Blank by Car Seat Headrest
    Fill in the Blank might be the best song about depression, ever? I really don't mean that lightly either. Yes, you can ascribe the song to easily being about depression if you simply listen but there's more to it. By the end of the song instead of having others claim Car Seat has no right to be depressed, Car Seat claims they DO have the right. "I've given every inch I had to fight it/I have seen too much of this world, yes/And it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts". A Psalm for the depressed.
  36. 36.
    Shut Up Kiss Me by Angel Olsen
    Ah, Angel. Queen of the Lonely Heart Club. What an anthem. When she yells towards the end, you can audibly hear every feeling of anguish, one could possibly feel.
  37. 37.
    Oh, Please! by KING
    KING is probably as magical as it gets. Oh, Please! is one of those songs that just builds upon itself in everyway, captivating you upon its way. Midway through you'll notice this isn't any ordinary R&B song. When the horns come in along with the bewitching vocals, you might think the song is at its conclusion. Then the soaring guitar come in and by then you're on a different astral plane. There are no other words.
  38. 38.
    The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest
    The Space Program is a call for unity. A miraculous one too as we see A Tribe Called Quest come together again, one last time. "Got to get it together forever". Even though Tribe as we know it is gone, their legacy as one of the greatest and influential hip-hop groups will continue for years to come and they picked one hell of a final statement to leave upon us.
  39. 39.
    LSD by Jamila Woods ft. Chance the Rapper
    LSD is a loving tribute to Lake Michigan, Lake Shore Drive, and Chicago in general. Despite everything that happens, the lake will always be there for you as a constant. Even with the complicated love, Jamila holds for her home city, the water always remains. Facing gentrification among many other things, the water will always save you. In the face of hard times, creating a sense of heaven shows the resilience of Jamila, Chance, and every other musician in the Chicago movement.
  40. 40.
    Florida by The Range
    Turning an Ariana Grande cover on YouTube into a full fledge song certainly is an one way to make music. Somehow The Range is able to flip the hell out of it and in return make an euphoric, electronic song. In the process, The Range brings what was a bedroom cover to a level of transcendence.
  41. 41.
    Good to Love by FKA Twigs
    Good to Love is less of the aggressive "I'm going to FUCK you up good" FKA and instead a loving ballad. As a result, a more human FKA is just as excellent as the twitchier FKA. Good to Love is a beautiful, soaring song that's truly good to love.
  42. 42.
    8 (circle) by Bon Iver
    In reality 22, A Million really isn't that different from Bon Iver's previous work. Despite embracing electronic music and barely tolerable song titles, it's the same Bon Iver you love/hate. Nonetheless 8 (circle) is one of the best songs Iver has put out. Stripped down, the eternal feel of the song carries you to a different plane of living. For just a few minutes you are surrounded in a serene and meditative state.
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    (Joe Gets Kicked Out of School for Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn't a Problem) by Car Seat Headrest
    Drugs with Friends is my favorite Pavement song. Jokes aside, Car Seat Headrest along with Parquet Courts are the best bands out there reminiscent of the slacker 90s sound. If any song were to make the case that friends are better with drugs/drugs are better with friends, this song is for you.
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    Junie by Solange
    Junie is the song from A Seat At the Table that you play at parties. Not that you couldn't play anything else it's just that Junie simply is the jam. As a tribute to funk and featuring the backing vocals of Andre 3000, Junie is irresistible and timeless.
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    Dan the Dancer by Mitski
    If anything this song helped give me a new Twitter name. Outside of that wonderful gift, Dan the Dancer is simple tale of a dancer. Except it totally isn't about dancing at all *wink wink*. What you have in return is a clever song full of euphemisms about loneliness and the desire to be with another.
  46. 46.
    VRY BLK by Jamila Woods ft. Noname
    "If I say I can't breathe/will I become a jokeline?" VRY BLK is an ode to black magic, police brutality, and heritage. Despite all of this, VRY BLK is less of a protest song and instead about being woke of all the present and past hardships of Black lives. Jamila and Noname are not apologetic about being black nor should they. Instead they embrace the very essence of being black along with developing a melody reminiscent of Mary Mack. As a result VRY BLK is an anthem for all black lives.
  47. 47.
    Solid Wall of Sound by A Tribe Called Quest
    We got it from Here... was a monumental release this year for many reasons. Picking only three songs from the album to highlight was an incredibly hard task. Solid Wall of Sound's sample of Elton John, the constant handoff between MCs, Jack White's instrumentation, and the join in of the present Elton John is what ultimately sells the song.
  48. 48.
    Lake By the Ocean by Maxwell
    For the past twenty years, Maxwell has been serenading audiences with his gut-wrenching love songs and shows no sign of stopping. Lake By The Ocean is about finding joy in the smallest things of being with someone. What a joy it is.
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    If I Was A Folkstar by The Avalanches
    Ever wonder what being in limbo with another would be like? The endless loop in Folkstar that carries the song halfway until Toro y Moi joins in, feels like a never-ending spinning party while being with someone. Once Toro comes in, you're already enraptured within the scene. When Toro sings "Let's wake up side by side/Let's stay here til we die/Don't make me close my eyes", the listener feels the entire weight of the situation and there's no going back.
  50. 50.
    Dorothy by Kevin Morby
    Folk music in general isn't necessarily upbeat. It's relatively low-key. So when a song like Dorothy shows up in the middle of a folk album, it can make an impression. Dorothy calls for celebration. Dorothy calls for one to run through the city. Dorothy is about learning to look back at life and learning to enjoy the present.
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    GLOWED UP by KAYTRANADA ft. Anderson .Paak
    Songs that are actually two tracks in one and are legitimately good require a lot of refinement. The two suites of GLOWED UP follow the same format that all the great r&b/rap artists follow. Part A presents an Anderson that is prepared to party all night while Part B features deep moral contemplation. Nevertheless KAYTRANADA's production absolutely sells the presentation & in return you get two excellent tracks for the price of one featuring Anderson.
  52. 52.
    The Right One by KING
    KING isn't your typical R&B group, they are a POWER R&B group. The Right One grabs you from the opening beat and literally takes you to paradise. No wonder KING was a favorite of the great, late Prince. They'll carry you along to the right love and they'll do it right by your side.
  53. 53.
    Untitled 08 by Kendrick Lamar
    One of the few songs on untitled unmastered that could have easily made it on To Pimp a Butterfly as is. An infectious beat along with Thundercat's backing vocals, Untitled 08 despite not making the cut is just as good as the rest of Kendrick's catalog.
  54. 54.
    Company by Tinashe
    Tinashe just needs some company. She's nothing like a girlfriend. She'll just be the one you'll see every now and then. Once you realize that, you may also realize Company is one of the best pop songs of the year.
  55. 55.
    Feels No Way by Drake
    I'm pretty sure Drake has had at least one song on my Best list for the past five years. While Views wasn't his best album, a song like Feels No Way is classic Drake. Feels No Way is a song you'll hear at the club, in your Uber, and at your Niece's thirteenth birthday but the appeal of Drake going through the motions never wears off.
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    Car by Porches
    Car somehow makes being mundane very appealing. Car, as you may have guessed is about a car. Cars take us away from where we are. They can tell us how we should really feel or at the very least that's what Porches tells us. That's all there really is to the song but there's a beauty to its simplicity, the mundane feeling, and the overall way the song seems to know exactly how you feel.
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    Hallucinations by dvsn
    "Let's make an R&B group with the producer that has made every great Drake song and a singer who will hit & touch you with all the right notes. They'll release an excellent debut album, SEPT 5TH with Hallucinations just being one of the highlights."-Some Record Exec
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    Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth? By ANOHNI
    The idea of making political electronic, pop songs sounds like a horrible idea on paper but Hopelessness is full of them, and you know what they are all great. Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth?, Execution, and Crisis are songs that I think will remain just as relevant in the coming years as they did in 2016. Our nation is fucked and ANOHNI is well aware. "I don't want your future/I'm never coming home"
  59. 59.
    Scared Money by NxWorries
    Anderson .Paak had a really good 2016. He's featured on five songs alone on this list. As for his collab effort on Scared Money, that 80s sample that builds the entire song is completely irresistible.
  60. 60.
    I Can't Give Everything Away by David Bowie
    A perfect closer to end Bowie's last album. Also the sampling of A New Career in a Town makes it only more melancholic and haunting.
  61. 61.
    Blk Girl Soldier by Jamila Woods
    Jamila Woods is many, incredible things. Many of which shine throughout her debut album, HEAVN. Jamila is unapologetic about being black or towards "Black girl magic". Saluting the likes of Assata Shakur and Rosa Parks, the singer/songwriter/poet/activist reminds everyone it is our duty to fight for our freedom. Jamila is just as mesmerizing as important in 2016.
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    Heart Don't Stand A Chance by Anderson .Paak
    Anderson might just be the smoothest rapper/singer out there. The guy has style and emotional generosity aplenty. Also who can't deny sampling Yoshi.
  63. 63.
    Consideration by Rihanna ft. SZA
    Consideration sees Rihanna taking full control of her work and career. Finding piece of mind with an excellent appearance by SZA, Consideration along with the rest of ANTI marks an exciting new direction for RiRi.
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    Heft by Japanese Breakfast
    Heft, just like Rugged Country from the same album is all about facing the dark parts of life. Japanese Breakfast can be just as fun as gritty about the current state of things.
  65. 65.
    You Look Like a Sad Painting on Both Sides of the Sky by MONEY
    MONEY is a band that writes sad British, queer songs, what else do you need to know?
  66. 66.
    Lucid Dreaming by Tinashe
    Being one hell of a way to open an album, Lucid Dreaming is about creating the life you want. The dream-esque sounds along with an array of voices only adds to the experience.
  67. 67.
    No Dreaming by Wye Oak
    *Obligatory Dream-Pop entry* A fucking good one at that too.
  68. 68.
    Secrets by The Weeknd
    Can't wait to endlessly get tired of this song next summer.
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    Nobody Dies by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
    "We act like nobodies dies". Despite the song being about a relationship, the chorus hauntingly reflects many situations I've faced this year. It also helps that the song was produced by Tune-Yards' Merrill.
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    Kiss it Better by Rihanna
    Red Light Special pt. 2
  71. 71.
    Fool by Frankie Cosmos
    In reality there should be more Frankie Cosmos songs on this list. Her ability to write incredibly short but enrapturing songs, saw her music endlessly played throughout the year. Fool just happens to be my favorite of the crop.
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    Kanye West by Young Thug ft. Wyclef Jean
    Kanye West sounds like a children's play song despite the more explicit content of the song and like every Young Thug track is endlessly entertaining.
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    Cute by D.R.A.M.
    This song is absolutely infectious and D.R.A.M. is adorable
  74. 74.
    1804 by The Range
    There's something resonating about stability among all the tribulations of life. There's also something deeply soothing about 1804 as it represents exactly that. Even for just a moment, everything suddenly seems okay.
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    Timeless by James Blake ft. Vince Staples
    So James Blake should officially produce a rap album and as always Vince Staples is one of the most exciting rappers out there. An electrifying combo.