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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of 2016

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Red Hot Chili Peppers made Rolling Stone’s 12th favorite song of 2016

After revealing their top 50 albums of 2016, Rolling Stone put out a list of their top 50 songs of 2016. It seems hard to believe that Britney Spears made the 34th best song of 2016 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers made the 12th best, but that’s what Rolling Stone says. There’s also some more ubiquitous stuff on there like Kanye West‘s “Ultralight Beam,” Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” and Beyonce‘s “Formation” (like on the RS albums list, Bey comes in at #1). There’s also a lot of small indie bands on there like LVL UP, Mannequin Pussy, Free Cake for Every Creature, Japanese Breakfast and Yohuna.

Read commentary here and check out the full list below:

Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of 2016
50. Van Morrison, “Going Down to Bangor”
49. Nicki Minaj, “Black Barbies”
48. Sturgill Simpson, “Keep It Between the Lines”
47. D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
46. Helado Negro, “Runaround”
45. Car Seat Headrest, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”
44. Desiigner, “Tiimmy Turner”
43. Free Cake for Every Creature, “All You Gotta Be When You’re 23 Is Yourself”
42. Bob Mould, “Voices in My Head”
41. Yohuna, “The Moon Hangs in the Sky Like Nothing Hangs in the Sky”
40. Lil Uzi Vert, “Original Uzi (4 of Us)”
39. Paul Simon, “Cool Papa Bell”
38. Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes”
37. Tacocat, “Night Swimming”
36. Drive-By Truckers, “Ever South”
35. Japanese Breakfast, “Everybody Wants to Love You”
34. Britney Spears, “Clumsy”
33. Mitski, “Your Best American Girl”
32. Kodak Black, “Everything 1K”
31. Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
30. A Tribe Called Quest, “The Space Program”
29. Cobalt, “Beast Whip”
28. Lady Gaga, “Perfect Illusion”
27. Angel Olsen, “Sister”
26. Vince Staples, “War Ready”
25. Leonard Cohen, “Treaty”
24. Courtney Barnett, “Three Packs a Day”
23. Little Big Town, “Better Man”
22. Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj, “Side to Side”
21. 21 Savage & Metro Boomin feat. Future, “X”
20. Bob Dylan, “That Old Black Magic”
19. Danny Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, “Really Doe”
18. The Monkees, “Me & Magdalena”
17. Lucy Dacus, “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”
16. Chance the Rapper feat. Saba, “Angels”
15. Kendrick Lamar, “Untitled 05 | 09.21.2014.”
14. Mannequin Pussy, “Romantic”
13. Wilco, “If I Ever Was a Child”
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dark Necessities”
11. Young M.A, “Ooouuu”
10. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
9. Lvl Up, “Pain”
8. Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”
7. Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”
6. Pwr Bttm, “Projection”
5. Kanye West, “Ultralight Beam”
4. David Bowie, “No Plan”
3. Drake feat. Wizkid, Kyla, “One Dance”
2. Frank Ocean, “Ivy”
1. Beyoncé, “Formation”

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