If there is one redeeming quality about the furious train wreck that was 2016, it’s that a lot of good music came out. Here are 3|SP’s picks for the 50 best tracks of 2016:
50. “Subways” – The Avalanches
This song is great for showing us that The Avalanches haven’t lost a step after a 16-year hiatus.
49.“Heartbreaks” – Terror Jr
This song is great for turning “flip-flops” into a symbol of toughness and making us consider what would happen if Nick Cannon were in a room with Steve Bannon.
48.“Location” – Khalid
This song is great for being the most romantic song about using Apple Maps.
47.“A.H.B” – RR7349
This song is great for driving through the streets of Los Angeles pretending you are Ryan Gosling in Drive.
46.“Self Control” – Frank Ocean
This song is great for Yung Lean KILLING it in the interlude.
45.“Kanye West”- Young Thug
This song is great for making no sense whatsoever – but the heart has no reason.
44.“GIRLS @” – Joey Purp
This song is great for having the most fun beat of 2016 and for finally giving the girls who are reading Ta-Nehisi Coates in the club the recognition they deserve.
43.“LA Confidential” – Tory Lanez
This song is great for giving someone a hint that you are not trying to commit to a serious relationship. Also, this music video could probably be adapted into an episode of Black Mirror.
42.“In Your Eyes (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)” – BADBADNOTGOOD
This song is great for a whiskey commercial.
41.“Come and See Me (feat. Drake) – PARTYNEXTDOOR
This song is great for getting chewed out by your significant other.