Once again, it’s time to look back on the music of 2016 with my favorite songs of the year.
I’ve featured many of this songs in my Song of the Week posts this year. If you see a link from a song title it will take you back to the Song of the Week post for that song, or other time I wrote about that band.
For previous year-end lists of previous years check out my lists for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
In alphabetical order, here are my ten favorite songs of the year:
“Atomic Number” by case/lang/veirs
“Brother, What Happened” by Muddy Magnolias
“Big Bad Good” by My Bubba
“Freedom” by Beyoncé
“Mighty (feat. JFTH)” by Caravan Palace
“Quiet” by Erik Blood
“To Have You Back” by Tourist
“Wave of History” by Downtown Boys
“Your Best American Girl” by Mitski
“You Want it Darker” by Leonard Cohen
And here are five honorable mentions:
“Augustine” by Blood Orange
“Frankie Sinatra” by The Avalanches
“Stranger Things” by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein
“This Girl” by Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners
“Yeah, I’m Okay With My Shit Life” by Bethlehem Steel
What were your favorite songs of 2016?