100 Greatest Songs From 2016

Criteria: These songs released in the year 2016 were chosen and ranked based on their initial popularity, U.S. and international music sales charts, averaged critics reviews, and digitaldreamdoor members advice.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

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1 Starboy The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk)
2 One Dance Drake (feat. Wizkid and Kyla)
3 Closer The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)
4 That's What I Like Bruno Mars
5 Heathens Twenty One Pilots
6 Work Rihanna (feat. Drake)
7 Cheap Thrills Sia (feat. Sean Paul)
8 Pillowtalk Zayn
9 24K Magic Bruno Mars
10 Human Rag'n'Bone Man
11 Redbone Childish Gambino
12 Say You Won't Let Go James Arthur
13 Bad and Boujee Migos (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
14 In The Name Of Love Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha
15 Cold Water Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber and MØ)
16 Don't Let Me Down The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya)
17 Black Beatles Rae Sremmurd (feat. Gucci Mane)
18 Too Good Drake (feat. Rihanna)
19 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk)
20 Can't Stop the Feeling! Justin Timberlake
21 Don't Wanna Know Maroon 5 (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
22 Rockabye Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
23 This Is What You Came For Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna)
24 Just Like Fire Pink
25 Into You Ariana Grande
26 The Greatest Sia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
27 I Don't Wanna Live Forever Zayn (with Taylor Swift)
28 Million Reasons Lady Gaga
29 Side to Side Ariana Grande (feat. Nicki Minaj)
30 Work from Home Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla Sign)
31 My Way Calvin Harris
32 Treat You Better Shawn Mendes
33 We Don't Talk Anymore Charlie Puth (feat. Selena Gomez)
34 No Meghan Trainor
35 Let Me Love You DJ Snake (feat. Justin Bieber)
36 Low Life Future (feat. The Weeknd)
37 Close Nick Jonas (feat. Tove Lo)
38 iSpy Kyle (feat. Lil Yachty)
39 There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back Shawn Mendes
40 I Hate U, I Love U Gnash (feat. Olivia O'Brien)
41 Famous Kanye West
42 Ophelia The Lumineers
43 Sucker for Pain Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla Sign, X Ambassadors
44 Way Down We Go Kaleo
45 Mercy Shawn Mendes
46 On Hold The xx
47 This Town Niall Horan
48 Pick Up the Phone Young Thug and Travis Scott (feat. Quavo)
49 Hardwired Metallica
50 Dance Off Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Idris Elba, Anderson .Paak)
51 The Sound The 1975
52 Perfect Illusion Lady Gaga
53 Bad Things Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello
54 Pop Style Drake (feat. The Throne)
55 Bang Bang Green Day
56 Really Doe Danny Brown (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt)
57 Broccoli D.R.A.M. (feat. Lil Yachty)
58 For Free DJ Khaled (feat. Drake)
59 No Problem Chance the Rapper
60 Shut Up Kiss Me Angel Olsen
61 Formation Beyoncé
62 Make Me Like You Gwen Stefani
63 THat Part Schoolboy Q (feat. Kanye West)
64 Never Be Like You Flume (feat. Kai)
65 Daydreaming Radiohead
66 How Far I'll Go Alessia Cara
67 Bounce Back Big Sean
68 Keeping Your Head Up Birdy
69 Me and Your Mama Childish Gambino
70 We the People.... A Tribe Called Quest
71 I Can't Give Everything Away David Bowie
72 Drone Bomb Me Anohni
73 Burn the Witch Radiohead
74 Needed Me Rihanna
75 Like I Would Zayn
76 untitled 07 | levitate Kendrick Lamar
77 Misery Gwen Stefani
78 Sorry Beyoncé
79 Frankie Sinatra The Avalanches
80 Tiimmy Turner Desiigner
81 Bake Sale Wiz Khalifa (feat. Travi$ Scott)
82 Ain't My Fault Zara Larsson
83 Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande
84 In the Dark 3 Doors Down
85 Atlas, Rise! Metallica
86 Do It, Try It M83
87 In Common Alicia Keys
88 Still Breathing Green Day
89 Why You Always Hatin? YG (feat. Drake and Kamaiyah)
90 I Can't Stop Thinking About You Sting
91 Cranes in the Sky Solange
92 Goosebumps Travis Scott (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
93 Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
94 Down Marian Hill
95 Conqueror AURORA
96 Aquasun Basement
97 Cleopatra The Lumineers
98 Your Best American Girl Mitski
99 Brace for Impact (Live a Little) Sturgill Simpson
100 Go! M83 (feat. May Lan)
20 more worth mentioning.
101 When It Rain Danny Brown
102 Make Me... Britney Spears (featuring G-Eazy)
103 Nikes Frank Ocean
104 All Time Low Jon Bellion
105 Legend Has It Run the Jewels
106 Berlin Got Blurry Parquet Courts
107 Somebody Else The 1975
108 Who Am I Katy B (feat. Major Lazer and Craig David)
109 When the Tequila Runs Out Dawes
110 Vertigo Flowers Nothing
111 33 "GOD" Bon Iver
112 Prayers/Triangles Deftones
113 Older and Taller Regina Spektor
114 Below White Lung
115 Love & Hate Michael Kiwanuka
116 Help Me Run Away St. Lucia
117 Go Off M.I.A.
118 Cruel Foxes
119 Say It Flume (feat. Tove Lo)
120 You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2016
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2016
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Hot Blood Kaleo
Brett's Choice:
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Ain't That A Lot Of Love Paul Young
Ryan's Choice:
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Cry Carly Rae Jepsen
Bruce's Choice:
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Just Your Fool Rolling Stones

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