#Bestof2016 Top 100 Tracks (100-76)



101-YG FEAT. G-EAZY & MACKLEMORE
FDT (Fuck Donald Trump) Part 2
(Def Jam)

In our best of 2016 review it is turn for the countdown of our favourite Top 100 tracks, beginning as it is tradition with the symbolic position 101, usually reserved for the guilty pleasure of the year which didn’t make it into the final selection. Many of the year’s most popular songs were left bubbling under, and therefore were considered for this slot. Among them, Drake’s ubiquitous ‘One Dance’; Rihanna’s ‘Work’; the hook-filled Latin electropop of Bomba Estereo’s ‘Soy Yo’ or Sia’s dancehall infused -courtesy of Sean Paul- ‘Cheap Thrills.’

We decided, however, to park all frivolity aside and give the slot to the track that better conveyed the thoughts of every decent human being in the planet after the latest US election. YG joined forces with G-Eazy and Macklemore in a powerful statement giving the two fingers to the new American president and his ultraconservative tactics of bigotry, xenophobia and racial hatred, ‘FDT (Fuck Donald Trump).’ The rapper from Compton followed this track with a whole US tour named after it.

As it is also habitual, we split our Top 100 best tracks of the year in four blocks, the first of which features a sonic tribute to Prince by a current TV star; robots producing an R&B singer; British grime; Asian pop idols; US Hardcore; Tuareg rockers; the respective returns of Acid House and Brazilian samba legends; New-York hipsters; nu-soul crooners; Two different British takes on krautrock; two Russian female electronica artists -one local and one expat-;a Romani brass band joining forces with a Colombian combo; a false reverend; a ex-Disney club poppet and a experimental composer based in LA. Eclectic, us?

Altogether, they form a richly diverse sonic mosaic proving that there’s plenty of life beyond the reductive formulas of the Top 40.

And our Top 100 tracks of 2016 are:

100-CHILDISH GAMBINO
Redbone
(Glassnote)

99-THE WEEKND FEAT. DAFT PUNK
I Feel It Coming
(Republic)

98-DRUGDEALER FEAT. WEYES BLOOD
The End Of Comedy
(Domino)

97-LADY LESHURR FEAT. WILEY
Where Are You Now?
(Sony)

96-EDDI FRONT
Goldie
(Self-Released)

95-DEATH GRIPS
Giving Bad People Good Ideas
(Third Worlds)

94-BABYMETAL
Karate
(AMUSE)

93-KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
Arthropoda
(Western Vinyl)

92-SKEPTA
Man
(Boy Better Know)

91-IMARHAN
Imarhan
(City Slang)

90-FAT WHITE FAMILY
Whitest Boy On The Beach
(Trashmouth)

89-IAN SWEET
Cactus Couch
(Hardly Art)

88-FANFARE CIOCARLIA FEAT. PUERTO CANDELARIA & MAITE HONTELÉ
Fiesta De Negritos
(Asphalt Tango)

87-KEDR LIVANSKIY
Razrushitelniy Krug (Destructive Cycle) (EP)
(Omnian)

86-OLGA BELL
Randomness
(One Little Indian)

85-CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER FEAT. BRADFORD COX
Liquid Gate
(Duophonic)

84-ARIANA GRANDE
Into You
(Republic)

83-MR. FINGERS
Qwazars (EP)
(Alleviated)

82-PORCHES
Be Apart
(Domino)

81-MICHAEL KIWANUKA
Cold Little Heart
(Polydor)

80-dvsn
Hallucinations
(OVO Sound)

79-EL MICHELS AFFAIR FEAT. THE SHARKS
Strange Boy
(Big Crown)

78-FATHER JOHN MISTY
Real Love Baby
(Bella Union)

77-WALL
Cuban Cigars (Wall EP)
(Whaft Cat)

76-ELZA SOARES
A Mulher Do Fim Do Mondo
(Mais Um Discos)

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