In a year where more was more, this pulse-racing punk anthem about never settling for less than the realest, deepest experiences in life was a wild-eyed rallying cry. Part M83, part "Baker Street," the mid-Eighties Corvette-cruise retro obsession that ruled so many playlists in burst from the vaporwave underground into explosive pop. Rihanna turned it down. Nicki Minaj, too. So Diplo's anything-goes dance crew teamed with a Danish goth-pop upstart and a French party starter who loves Middle Eastern melodies. The result: The most streamed track in Spotify history, and one of this year's most insidiously delightful hooks. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach helps the Kentucky garage-rock crew stir up some exquisitely sweet, red-eyed psych-pop — like the Tommy James of "Crimson and Clover" hiding under the covers and wishing the world away. Album or no album, this one goes harder than John Kasich trying to get elected. Pure retro-Nineties noise-pop bliss: 23 year-old London alt-rocker Ellie Rowsell sounds like she just strutted in from the second stage at Lollapalooza but her music crackles with fresh, knotty self-discovery.
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Presenting our selections for The Best Tracks of , as voted by our writers and editors. Any track that was released in or had its greatest impact in the U. On Multi-Love , Ruban Nielson applied his knack for layered hooks to his own polyamorous entanglement. All the while, a pitched-down version of his own voice haunts his words, as guilt and a yearning for freedom orbit each other. One of the nice parts about getting older is watching younger people discover things that have been second nature to you for years. Among college-aged musicians playing the sort of lunchpail indie pop they were born too late to hear in the '90s, Frankie Cosmos seems like an outlier. Brief, simple, and direct in word but vast in sentiment, her best songs have the stature of haiku—it takes longer to hear them than it does to listen. It all comes and goes in two minutes, with a five-second silence in the middle. Because wisdom is nice but time—time is of the essence. Defying the conventional wisdom that rappers need to flood the market with as much material as possible in order to stay on the radar, Isaiah Rashad has kept a low profile since releasing his sleeper debut Cilvia Demo in early , limiting his output to just a few guest verses and this very subdued single.
Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 3. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap 5. Sugar - Maroon 5 6. Blank Space - Taylor Swift 8. The Hills - The Weeknd Take Me to Church - Hozier Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo