We are almost at the home stretch, and the top song of the year will be revealed tomorrow!
40. Say It by Flume ft. Tove Lo
The beat for this song is insane, and it helps that Tove Lo is on vocals. What a song!
39. Feels Like Home by The Him ft. Son Mieux
The song that put The Him on all of our radars is still their best. Expect big things from The Him in 2017!
38. Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Does the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest album sound like all their others? Yes, it totally does. However, Dark Necessities is right up there with the best songs they’ve ever recorded.
37. Give Me Your Love by Sigala ft. John Newman & Nile Rodgers
Sigala has been piling on the radio hits since his release of Easy Love. Any dance song with John Newman is fire, and this one is no exception.
36. False Alarm by The Weeknd
The Weeknd evokes so much emotion out of this song. The screaming chorus and the heavy lyrics create a wicked masterpiece.
35. False Alarm by Matoma ft. Becky Hill
Talk about vocals, Becky Hill is insane! Without a doubt one of the most remixed songs of the year thanks to Becky’s incredible voice. Matoma opened up about this song on our exclusive interview with him.
34. Wolves by Kanye West ft. Sia & Vic Mensa
Thank god Ye updated Wolves to have Vic and Sia on the album version. It was originally just Frank Ocean, but these two add so much to the song. Ye is at his most vulnerable in this song.
33. Closer by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
I’d be stunned if you’ve made it through 2016 without hearing Closer. More than anything, this cemented The Chainsmokers as top of the genre.
32. Kill The Lights by Alex Newell, Jess Glynne & DJ Cassidy
While the Audien remix is being played in every club across the country, the original is just as great.
31. LIKE I WOULD by Zayn
Zayn’s debut album was nothing short of a success, and LIKE I WOULD is the standout song.
30. Starving by Hailee Steinfeld, Grey ft. Zedd
As far as Top 40 hits are concerned, Starving did not get enough credit. Definitely one of the best radio-friendly songs of the year as Hailee Steinfeld continues to emerge as a pop star.
29. Electric Church by Mike Taylor
Combining soul, gospel and EDM into one song doesn’t sound easy, but Mike Taylor does an impeccable job of mixing the three genres.
28. Versace On The Floor by Bruno Mars
When Bruno Mars gets romantic, chances are he does a phenomenal job. This could be his steamiest song yet.
27. Trust Nobody by Cashmere Cat ft. Tory Lanez, Selena Gomez
Cashmere Cat is gearing up for his new album with Trust Nobody as one of the featured singles. The song is almost at a whisper volume for its entirety with nothing more than a couple chords as the instrumental, but its simplicity is its beauty.
26. Finish Line by Chance The Rapper ft. T-Pain
(NOTE: Drown is not included in this ranking) Finish Line is everything I wanted Coloring Book to be. Chance getting awesome guest features and rapping over a gospel beat. Unfortunately for me, this is the exception on the album not the expectation.
25. Starboy by The Weeknd
Starboy was The Weeknd’s follow up to his finest work seen on Beauty Behind the Madness. He strays from a lot of the sounds on BBTM, but still keeps the same energy he’s had with all of his songs.
24. Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On) by Dante Klein & Cheat Codes
Giving new life to Kevin Lyttle’s smash hit, Dante Klein and Cheat Codes created one of the songs of the summer. The drop is just what the song needs.
23. Too Good by Drake ft. Rihanna
If you’ve been reading the countdown, you should know by now I thought Views was Drake’s worst work yet and not worth listening to. Having said that, Too Good is an awesome song. Rihanna and Drake yet again create a smash hit.
22. Move by Saint Motel
Despite the fact that seemingly every commercial is now using this song, Saint Motel delivers on their smash hit Move.
21. All We Know by The Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
This may be controversial, but I think this is The Chainsmokers best drop they’ve ever made. It’s just such a solid beat, and I’m obsessed with it.
Get ready for tomorrow because the top song of 2016 will be unveiled!