It’s the 6th day of Christmas and I’m here to bring you my favorite singles of 2016! The choosing process of this list was honestly painstaking and terribly hard to bring down to 5 songs, but here are my picks.
#5 SIZZY ROCKET – NEED SOMEBODY
Need Somebody is arguably Sizzy Rocket’s best song both in terms of musicality and lyricism. It’s beautifully produced as a disco electro pop song and hits you with a nighttime vibe the moment that it begins. It’s powerhouse chorus is catchy and it’s overall a great pop song and that’s why it begins my list as #5 of my top singles of 2016.
#4 SAMANTHA URBANI – U KNOW I KNOW
The vocal harmonies in this song are to die for and the effects Samantha has used on her voice make the song more peculiar and ear catching. The melodies are insanely catchy and the atmospheric production is stunning, but what really solidifies the song is the electric guitar that carries the backbone of the song as an added touch. And that’s not to even touch on the subject of the quirky visuals she’s provided alongside of it.
#3 BECK – WOW
This song is honestly great in just about every aspect possible. It makes use of a trip hop beat with psychedlic touches and it really gives off such a great vibe. The chorus truly packs a punch and truly solidifies itself as my #3 song of the year.. Although arguably it could have easily of made the 2nd or even the first spot.
#2 THE 1975 – SOMEBODY ELSE
At #2 I have The 1975’s “Somebody Else.” This song was tied for the #1 spot on my list. The song truly portrays everything that Matty Healy tried to within the song. The production portrays a somber impotent mind place and everything about it works. From the lyrics, to the vocal distortion, to the beautiful synths, to the drum machine. A work of art.
#1 BRIDGIT MENDLER – ATLANTIS
Rounding up my list is Bridgit Mendler’s Atlantis. This song was such a progression for Bridgit’s artistry and truly has showed how far she has come. As an avid fan of vocal distortion when done correctly, this song without a doubt makes use of a vocoder in the most beautiful way possible. One could say that Kaiydo’s part was unnecessary but I think it truly adds something to the song. This song is a true example of where my music taste is at currently and I am undoubtedly stunned by this piece.
Honorable mentions include Rihanna’s Love On The Brain, The Japanese House’s Face Like Thunder, BØRNS’ American Money, Allie X’s That’s So Us, Sam Bruno’s Tip Of My Tongue, Seth Bogart’s Plastic, and Adele’s Water Under The Bridge.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more of 12 Days of Faves!