Best of 2016: Top 50 Songs

2016 was a difficult year, even beyond the political landscape and ongoing tragedies around the world that persist. The world of music and pop culture lost many talented actors, musicians and artists in general. It was tough to remain focused. This year was the first year I found myself embraced more by more older favourites than new releases, which made coming up with Best of 2016 lists challenging.

As such, the Top 50 Songs consists mainly of songs that came out this year but also of latecomers from 2015. Songs I was late to discover but that still made a mark this calendar year. These were the songs I listened to that I enjoyed, or impressed or touched me over the last 12 months. You surely won’t agree with this list, but I do welcome you to add your own below and tell me what I missed. Maybe you can help me discover something going into 2017!

50. Frenship featuring Emily WarrenCapsize

49. Duke DumontOcean Drive

48. DesiignerPanda

Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers

47. Ingrid MichaelsonI Remember Her

46. Maggie RogersAlaska

45. case/lang/veirsAtomic Number

44. Alex Da Kid featuring X Ambassadors, Elle King and Wiz KhalifaNot Easy

43. Ria Mae featuring ClassifiedThoughts On Fire

42. Britney Spears featuring G-EazyMake Me…

41. Wallis BirdChange

40. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 BurnersThis Girl

39. Troye Sivan featuring Betty WhoHeaven

38. Kelly ClarksonPiece By Piece [Idol Version]

37. CamBurning House

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik

36. PhantogramYou Don’t Get Me High Anymore

35. RihannaKiss It Better

34. LissieSun Keeps Risin’

33. Tinie Tempah featuring Zara LarssonGirls Like

32. Dragonette featuring Mike MagoSecret Stash

31. ZaynPillowtalk

30. Blood Orange featuring Carly Rae JepsenBetter Than Me



29. Basia BulatInfamous

28. Alicia KeysIn Common

27. Mike PosnerI Took A Pill In Ibiza

26. SiaMove Your Body

25. William FitzsimmonsA Part

24. David BowieLazarus

23. Ria MaeWherever We Go

22. Drake featuring Wizkid and KylaOne Dance

21. BanksGemini Feed

20. Robyn Dell’untoCall Me

19. Tegan and SaraWhite Knuckles

18. The Weeknd featuring Daft PunkStarboy

17. The Chainsmokers featuring DayaDon’t Let Me Down

16. Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Cold Water



15. The 1975Somebody Else

14. Lori McKennaWreck You

13. Lady GagaMillion Reasons

12. KT TunstallMaybe It’s A Good Thing

11. ColdplayAdventure Of A Lifetime

10. BeyoncéFormation

9. The Chainsmokers featuring HalseyCloser

8. Courtney BarnettDepreston

7. Beyoncé featuring The Weeknd6 Inch

6. Chris StapletonTennessee Whiskey

5. Brandy ClarkLove Can Go To Hell

4. Lady GagaJohn Wayne

3. Lori McKennaHumble & Kind

2. David BowieBlackstar

1. Patty GriffinShine A Different Way

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