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Pitchfork's 100 Best Songs of 2016

By Pitchfork

From David Bowie's swan song to Beyonce's call to arms, Anohni's war lament to Frank Ocean's return, 2016 was a year of big artists making big statements. These are our picks for the best songs of the year.

90 songs

  1. 1.
    Ultralight BeamKanye WestThe Life Of Pablo
    5:200:30
  2. 2.
    Cranes in the SkySolangeA Seat at the Table
    4:100:30
  3. 3.
    4:090:30
  4. 4.
    6:220:30
  5. 5.
    Drone Bomb MeANOHNIHOPELESSNESS
    4:100:30
  6. 6.
    WorkRihanna, DrakeANTI
    3:390:30
  7. 7.
    Shut Up Kiss MeAngel OlsenMY WOMAN
    3:220:30
  8. 8.
    True Love WaitsRadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
    4:430:30
  9. 9.
    4:510:30
  10. 10.
    2:520:30
  11. 11.
    No Problem (feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, 2 ChainzColoring Book
    5:040:30
  12. 12.
    Pink + WhiteFrank OceanBlonde
    3:040:30
  13. 13.
    4:110:30
  14. 14.
    3:450:30
  15. 15.
    Your Best American GirlMitskiPuberty 2
    3:320:30
  16. 16.
    4:130:30
  17. 17.
    33 “GOD”Bon Iver22, A Million
    3:330:30
  18. 18.
    You Want It DarkerLeonard CohenYou Want It Darker
    4:440:30
  19. 19.
    Fill in the BlankCar Seat HeadrestTeens Of Denial
    4:040:30
  20. 20.
    Don't Touch My HairSolange, SamphaA Seat at the Table
    4:170:30
  21. 21.
    Conceptual RomanceJenny HvalBlood Bitch
    4:320:30
  22. 22.
    I Can't Give Everything AwayDavid BowieBlackstar
    5:470:30
  23. 23.
    6:240:30
  24. 24.
    5:140:30
  25. 25.
    5:190:30
  26. 26.
    5:580:30
  27. 27.
    22 (OVER S∞∞N) - Bob Moose Extended Cab VersionBon Iver22/10
    3:220:30
  28. 28.
    One DanceDrake, WizKid, KylaViews
    2:530:30
  29. 29.
    3:330:30
  30. 30.
    No More Parties In LAKanye WestThe Life Of Pablo
    6:140:30

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