Monday, December 12, 2016

The Top 150 Songs of 2016

I like songs and artists that sound like they should be popular, and deserve to be popular, but mostly are not that popular. I started with over 300 songs I quite liked this year, and somehow managed to narrow it down to a whopping 150. Some of them have synths and elecronics, many of them have guitars and drums. Some of them are rap and none of them are country. All of them are clever, melodic, and harmonious, and they are all especially listenable. 

Here is the playlist, because I make very good playlists :)

150What's It Gonna Be?Shura
149Bad Decisions Two Door Cinema Club
148You Bring The SummerThe Monkees
147Estuvo BienMexrrissey
146Swing StreetSteve Porcaro (ft. Michael McDonald)
145Alakazam !Justice
144SleepoverKaya Stewart
143Never EverSTRFKR
142PainDe La Soul
141Don't Wanna DancePaper Lions
140Then AgainPinegrove
139Vertigo FlowersNothing
138In The MomentDMAs
137Honey SweetBlossoms
136Arizona HwyThe Darcys
135Hey GirlCullen Omori
134Thin AirTeenage Fanclub
133King Of The WorldWeezer
132Racing CountryEZTV
131My Instincts Are The EnemyAmerican Football
130Flower of SexMerchandise
129Evil DiscoPublic Access T.V.
128White StreetKristin Kontrol
127Staring At All This HandleSimian Mobile Disco
126It Means I Love YouJessy Lanza
125SecretsThe Weeknd
124Big CatWild Beasts
123These WordsLemon Twigs
122Didn't Try To Run AwayKyle Forester
121Life Of PauseWild Nothing
120Cold To See ClearNada Surf
118Descent of Their Last EndKestrels
117Planet YouThe Julie Ruin
116Fading LinesAmber Arcades
115SignalsSchool of Seven Bells
114AmbulanceThe Amazing
113Another DimensionToy
112Nobody Operators
111Siberian NightsThe Kills
110(Girl We Got A) Good ThingWeezer
109The Book of Too Late ChangesCotton Mather
108The End Of ThingsBob Mould
107Sun RaysSyd Arthur
106The WheelPJ Harvey
105Something Like LoveLight Fantastic
104So TiredHockey Dad
103Hold OnTeenage Fanclub
102Mind Over MatterTuns
101She's MineAlex Cameron
100Breakfast In BedMayer Hawthorne
99untitled 03Kendrick Lamar
98Eat Your Heart Out AdonisWild Beasts
97The Sweetest RomanceBreakbot
96Dial Me InFactory Floor
95FloriDadaAnimal Collective
94AajaSwet Shop Boys
93Got It GoodKaytranada
92YouthGlass Animals
91RiverinaThe Temper Trap
90CarolineThe Blessed Isles
89A Love SongLadyhawke
88Whole FoodDenmark Vessey
87Breakdance Lesson N.1.Kaytranada
86InformationEliot Sumner
85Open Your EyesSchool Of Seven Bells
84Wake UpSoft Kill
83No Peace Syd Arthur
81Talk To MeRun The Jewels
80Won't Go CrazyKyle Forester
79It's A Good ThingField Music
78The ValleyMayer Hawthorne
77Straight up SatanXander Harris
75X-CommunicateKristin Kontrol
72Marc Bolan BluesLuke Haines
70Red FlagThe Moth & The Flame
69Take It Out On MeWhite Lies
68Little KidsSuede
67Lost IllusionsExploded View
66New SongWarpaint
65The Pop KidsPet Shop Boys
64A Couple DollarsApollo Brown & Skyzoo
63Love is A FireJunior Boys
62Ain't That SomethingTrashcan Sinatras
61Back Among FriendsTuns
60RaygunHockey Dad
58Twilight DrivingMethyl Ethyl
57Get My BangWild Beasts
56If RahUnderworld
55Nobody SpeakDJ Shadow & Run The Jewels
54OrdinaryJagwar Ma
53My NumberPaper Lions
52Baby give up on itJunior Boys
51Lost SomebodyA Tribe Called Quest
50untitled 08Kendrick Lamar
48You Don't Get Me High AnymorePhantogram
47Mother EmanuelLocal Natives
46Shut Up Kiss MeAngel Olsen
45Jungle JennyOmni
44Hunny BunnyHockey Dad
43Bombay BlueMystery Jets
42Radio SilenceShearwater
41No TomorrowSuede
40It's Different For GirlsOf Montreal
39Never EnoughJessy Lanza
38GroovyPet Shop Boys
37The Space ProgramA Tribe Called Quest
36AugustineBlood Orange
35Don't You Want to Know What's Wrong?Field Music
34WalrusD.D Dumbo
32Burn The WitchRadiohead
31LazarusDavid Bowie
30The Community of HopePJ Harvey
29Winter RadioZoos Of Berlin
28Silly MeYeasayer
27He The ColossusWild Beasts
262100Run The Jeweis
25Buckle BunnyXander Harris
24Am I WrongAnderson Paak
23boom boomjennylee
22Under The SunDiiv
21CrashAgainst Me!
20Cold VermouthOmni
19Give Me A ReasonJagwar Ma
17T5Swet Shop Boys
14SatanD.D Dumbo
13Too SoonDMAs
12End Of An EraPublic Access T.V.
11Goin DownDinosaur Jr.
10Mixed MessagesTuns
9All NightTrashcan Sinatras
8Nylon StrungUnderworld
7We The PeopleA Tribe Called Quest
6A Night Out WithHockey Dad
5Alpha FemaleWild Beasts
4In DeepThe KVB
3Dark DaysLocal Natives
2DisappointedField Music
1AblazeSchool of Seven Bells