The Best Songs of 2016: 25-1

In the final installment of the best songs of 2016, here are songs ranked 25-1. For songs 100-76, click here; 75-51, here; and 50-26, here. This set includes artists ranging from Kamaiyah to Car Seat Headrest, Mitski to Clams Casino. 

25.

Danny Brown

“Ain’t It Funny”

24.

Kamaiyah

“Niggas”

23.

Jamila Woods

“VRY BLK” [feat. Noname]

22.

Kweku Collins

“Stupid Rose”

21.

Kevin Gates

“2 Phones”

20.

Car Seat Headrest

“(Joe Gets Kicked Out Of School For Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn’t a Problem)”

19.

Clams Casino

“All Nite” [feat. Vince Staples]

18.

Joey Purp

“Girls @“ [feat. Chance The Rapper]

17.

Moses Sumney

“Lonely World”

16.

Anderson .Paak

“The Season/Carry Me”

15.

Beyoncé,

“Sorry”

14.

Radiohead

“True Love Waits”

13.

D.R.A.M.

“Broccoli” [feat. Lil Yachty]

12.

Frank Ocean

“Ivy”

11.

Chance The Rapper

“No Problem” [feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne]

10.

Angel Olsen

“Shut Up Kiss Me”

9.

Rihanna

“Needed Me”

8.

Maxwell

“Lake By the Ocean”

7.

Young Thug

“Drippin’”

6.

Cymbals Eat Guitars

“Wish”

5.

Rae Sremmurd

“Black Beatles” [feat. Gucci Mane]

4.

Kanye West

“Ultralight Beam” [feat. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price, and Kirk Franklin]

3.

Mitski

“Your Best American Girl”

2.

Solange

“Cranes in the Sky”

1.

Beyoncé

“Formation”

 

And here’s a recap of the entire 100:

100. Hamilton Leithause + Rostam, “A 1000 Times”

99. JoJo, “Fuck Apologies” [feat. Wiz Khalifa]

98. Local Natives, “Fountains of Youth”

97. Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For” [feat. Rihanna]

96. Charles Bradley, “Changes”

95. Miranda Lambert, “Pink Sunglasses”

94. Angel Olsen, “Intern”

93. M83, “Go!” [feat. Mai Lan]

92. Kevin Gates, “Jam” [feat. Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign & Jamie Foxx]

91. Iggy Pop, “Gardenia”

90. The 1975, “Somebody Else”

89. James Blake, “Choose Me”

88. Radiohead, “Identikit”

87. Chance the Rapper, “All Night” [feat. Knox Fortune]

86. YG, “Police Get Away wit Murder”

85. Blood Orange, “Hands Up”

84. Beyoncé, “Freedom” [feat. Kendrick Lamar]

83. Brian Eno, “Fickle Sun (III) I’m Set Free”

82. Car Seat Headrest, “Just What I Needed / Not Just What I Needed”

81. Drake, “Too Good” [feat. Rihanna]

80. Kaytranda, “Glowed Up” [feat. Anderson .Paak]

79. Anderson .Paak, “Am I Wrong” [feat. ScHoolboy Q]

78. Matthew E. White, “Cool Out” [feat. Natalie Prass]

77. Father John Misty, “Real Love Baby”

76. Mark Pritchard, “Beautiful People” [feat. Thom Yorke]

75. Drake, “Feel Now Ways”

74. Isaiah Rashad, “Free Lunch”

73. Young M.A., “Ooouuu”

72. Solange, “Don’t Wish Me Well”

71. Rihanna, “Higher”

70. Future, “Low Life” [feat. The Weeknd]

69. Nick Cave, “Rings of Saturn”

68. Noname, “Diddy Bop” [feat. Raury & Cam O’bi]

67. MØ, “Final Song”

66. Nite-Funk, “Let Me Be Me”

65. DJ Shadow, “Nobody Speak” [feat. Run The Jewels]

64. D.R.A.M., “WiFi” [feat. Erykah Badu]

63. Nicolas Jaar, “Three Sides of Nazareth”

62. David Bowie, “Dollar Days”

61. The Range, “Florida”

60. Cakes da Killa, “Talkin’ Greezy”

59. Weyes Blood, “Seven Words”

58. Fat Joe & Remy Ma, “All the Way Up” [feat. French Montana & Infrared]

57. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

56. Bon Iver, “666 ʇ”

55. Jenny Hval, “Conceptual Romance”

54. dvsn, “Try / Effortless”

53. The Weeknd, “Secrets”

52. Gucci Mane, “1st Day Out Tha Feds”

51. The 1975, “A Change of Heart”

50. Drake, “Fake Love”

49. Kevin Morby, “I Have Been to the Mountain”

48. Tove Lo, “True Disaster”

47. Travis Scott & Young Thug, “pick up the phone”

46. Angel Olsen, “Sister”

45. Anderson .Paak, “Come Down”

44. Radiohead, “Burn the Witch”

43. A Tribe Called Quest, “Dis Generation”

42. Beyoncé, “Hold Up”

41. Empress Of, “Woman Is a Word”

40. Kristin Kontrol, “(Don’t) Wannabe”

39. Sturgill Simpson, “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)”

38. Tegan and Sara, “Boyfriend”

37. Car Seat Headrest, “Fill in the Blank”

36. Kanye West, “No More Parties in LA”

35. Snakehips, “Money on Me” [feat. Anderson .Paak]

34. Frank Ocean, “Nights”

33. Danny Brown, “Really Doe” [feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt]

32. Young Thug, “Harambe”

31. Alicia Keys, “In Common”

30. A Tribe Called Quest, “The Space Program”

29. French Montana, “Lockjaw” [feat. Kodak Black]

28. Bon Iver, “33 “GOD””

27. Blood Orange, “Best To You”

26. Beyoncé, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” [feat. Jack White]

25. Danny Brown, “Ain’t It Funny”

24. Kamaiyah, “Niggas”

23. Jamila Woods, “VRY BLK” [feat. Noname]

22. Kweku Collins, “Stupid Rose”

21. Kevin Gates, “2 Phones”

20. Car Seat Headrest – “(Joe Gets Kicked Out Of School For Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn’t a Problem)”

19. Clams Casino, “All Nite” [feat. Vince Staples]

18. Joey Purp, “Girls @“ [feat. Chance The Rapper]

17. Moses Sumney, “Lonely World”

16. Anderson .Paak, “The Season/Carry Me”

15. Beyoncé, “Sorry”

14. Radiohead, “True Love Waits”

13. D.R.A.M., “Broccoli” [feat. Lil Yachty]

12. Frank Ocean, “Ivy”

11. Chance The Rapper, “No Problem” [feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne]

10. Angel Olsen, “Shut Up And Kiss Me”

9. Rihanna, “Needed Me”

8. Maxwell, “Lake By the Ocean”

7. Young Thug, “Drippin’”

6. Cymbals Eat Guitars, “Wish”

5. Rae Sremmurd, “Black Beatles” [feat. Gucci Mane]

4. Kanye West, “Ultralight Beam” [feat. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price, and Kirk Franklin]

3. Mitski, “Your Best American Girl”

2. Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”

1. Beyoncé, “Formation”

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