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:
40. “Shadow Man (feat. Saba, Smino, & Phoelix)” – Noname
This song is great for doing Chance the Rapper’s gospel sound better than Chance the Rapper.
39. “Shut Up Kiss Me” – Angel Olsen
This song is great for when your significant other calls you soft.
38. “Have a Heart” – Cymbals Eat Guitars
This song is great for when she says she just wants to date a nice guy…but you’re a nice guy.
37. “Broccoli” – D.R.A.M.
This song is great for when the party is lit but so is your daily supply of fiber.
36. “Going Strong” – HOOPS
This song is great for filling in for Mac DeMarco in the year he didn’t release an album.
35. “Patient” – Post Malone
This song is great for vape trick videos.
34. “Lite Weight” – Anderson .Paak
This song is great for when you really can’t funk without it, no you really can’t fuss about it.
33. “Dog Years” – Maggie Rogers
This song is great for reminiscing about the greats – Air Bud, Marley, Beethoven, Marmaduke – and all the snow dogs that helped Cuba Gooding Jr. find a deeper meaning in life.
32. “Lockjaw (feat. Kodak Black)” – French Montana
This song is great for dropping the phone in the shower.
31. “Feel No Ways” – Drake
This song is great for being unlike the other boys. Also, check out this video: