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:
30. “Crybaby” – ABRA
This song is great for when you’re sad but are REALLY trying to dance it off.
29. “Blood On Me” – Sampha
This song is great for COWBELL.
28. “Superstar” – A.G. Cook
This song is great for when your friend says, “PC Music sucks and isn’t catchy.”
27. “Lonely Lover” – Xenia Rubinos
This song is great for that bass, that drum beat, and that voice.
26. “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
This song is great for Glover’s ability to sing this vocal part without any autotune.
25. “Work” – Rihanna (feat. Drake)
This song is great for pretty much any activity except for doing actual work.
24. “Deadsteam (Rostam Version) [feat. Charli XCX] – Jim-E-Stack
This song is great for texting your ex at 3am.
23. “Moment of Silence” – DIANA
This song is great for being the“What Do You Mean” of 2k16.
22. “Ivy” – Frank Ocean
This song is great for having the best millennial whoop of the year. Also production by Rostam.
21. “Daydreaming” – Radiohead
This song is great for having Paul Thomas Anderson follow you through a lot of doors.