WG Top 100 Songs of the Year: 51-100

This is a tough task, in such a crazy whirlwind of a year we have seen such incredible movements in music as both entertainment and an art form. Yeezy went crazy, Beyonce went full sass, and Bon Iver went full weird, and the Chainsmokers just won't stop making the same song over and over again. We saw social media movements, hip-hop and gospel progression, anger, frustration, peace, and everything in between. We lost icons of an era, and we also gained some stellar new talent. Streaming services solidified their place in the music industry and Drake became the most popular artist on Spotify, ever. So, as 2016 draws to a close, we dig into the top 100 tracks of the year, we will skim through the bottom half first, and will go more in depth on the top 50 later.

100. "Closer" - Chainsmokers

Despite how average this song is, it wouldn't be a top 100 without it due to its immense popularity.

99. "2 Phones" - Kevin Gates

98. "Where You Belong" - Jay Prince

97. "Two Vines" - Empire of the Sun

96. "home" - morgxn

95. "Dos Fuegos" - Bailey Wiley

94. "Foreplay" - Jalen Santos

93. "Hate Somebody" - Cut Off Your Hands

92. "Muchacho" - Kings of Leon

Despite turning in a poor album, the Kings of Leon dig back to their previous works for Muchacho.

91. "Motion Picture Soundtrack" - Vitamin String Quartet

Also the track playing when Maeve discovers she is a host on Westworld, any song that pulls on the heart strings in arguably the best television series of the year deserves a place on this list.

90. "Like Soda" - Violent Soho

89. "Father Stretch my Hands Pt. 1" - Kanye West

88. "I Will Follow You" - Tolouse

87. "Sooth Lady Wine" - Matt Corby

86. "Broccoli" - D.R.A.M (feat. Lil Yachty)

One of the dirtiest songs of the year, but the mood of this tune is so contagious it's not even funny.

85. "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales" - Car Seat Headrest

84. Barbary Coast (Later) - Conor Oberst

83. "Control Myself" - Leisure

Shoutouts New Zealand Music

82. "Papercut" - Kevin Abstract

81. "Fade" - Kanye West

80. "Panda" - Desiigner

Absolute banger.

79. "No. 28" - Methyl Ethyl

78. "Finesse" - Bruno Mars

77. "Dapper" - Domo Genesis

76. "Like an Animal" - RUFUS

75. "pick up the phone" - Young Thug, Travi$ Scott

74. "White Ferrari" - Frank Ocean

73. "Here" - Alessia Cara

72. "Why You Always Hatin’" - YG

71. "Lay It Down (Acoustic)" - The Rubens

70. "Delete" - DMA’s

69. "Dave’s Song" - Whitney

68. "Smoke & Retribution" - Flume (ft. Vince Staples, KUČKA)

67. "Oh oh oh" - Matt Corby

66. "Adore" - Amy Shark

65. "Joy and Peace" - Common

Whenever Common comes out with an album, you know he has something big to say.

64. "Too Good" - Drake

63. "Sweet Dreams, TN" - The Last Shadow Puppets (with Alex Turner, Miles Kane)

Alex Turner is so talented that everything he touches turns to gold, his vocals dripping in satisfaction here.

62. "Father Father" - Jay Prince

Just one track from a tremendous third album.

61. "Weston Road Flows" - Drake

60. "Dang!" - Mac Miller (feat. Anderson .Paak)

59. "By My Side" - craves

58. "Love$ick" - Mura Masa (ft. A$AP Rocky)

57. "Love Somebody"- Ta-ku (ft. Wafia)

56. "Get Bigger / Do U Luv" - NxWorries

55. "Take a Chance" - Flume

54. "THat Part" - ScHoolboy Q (ft. Kanye West)

53. "UGH!" - The 1975

52. "Weekend" - Louis the Child (ft. Icona Pop)

51. "Drop Your Love" - Young Franco (ft. DiRTY RADiO)


Find all of these on our playlist here.

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