Best Songs of 2016 | Laura Hamlett

Olly Murs’ “Private” is perhaps my favorite song of the past half-decade, not just this year. Absolute pop perfection.

1. Olly Murs: “Private”

2. Roy English: “Oxy”

3. DNCE: “Cake by the Ocean”

4. The 1975: “Love Me”

5. Adam Lambert: “Lucy”

6. X Ambassadors: “Unsteady”

7. Mobley: “Victoria”

8. Parachute: “Love Me Anyway”

9. Shane Harper: “Anything But Love”

10. The 1975: “The Sound”

11. Hunny: “Vowels (and the Importance of Being Me)”

12. Andy Grammer: “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)”

13. Olly Murs: “Love You More”

14. The Society: “Begging”

15. Saint Motel: “Move”

16. Bastille: “Blame”

17. Maroon 5: “Don’t Wanna Know”

18. Causes: “Teach Me How to Dance with You”

19. Adam Lambert: “Underground”

20. Morgxn: “Love You with the Lights on”

21. Gavin DeGraw: “She Sets the City on Fire”

22. Andy Grammer: “Fresh Eyes”

23. DNCE: “Toothbrush”

24. Erik Hassle: “Missing You”

25. 5 Seconds of Summer: “Girls Talk Boys”

26. James Bay: “Let It Go”

27. Vampire Weekend: “Unbelievers”

28. Colder: “Sugar”

29. The Chainsmokers feat. Daya: “Don’t Let Me Down”

30: Justin Bieber: “Love Yourself”

Listen to my Best-of Spotify playlist here!

About Laura Hamlett 467 Articles
Laura Hamlett is the Managing Editor of PLAYBACK:stl. In a past life, she was also a music publicist and band manager. Besides music, books, and other forms of popular culture, she's a fan of the psychology behind true crime and violent criminals. Ask her about mass murder...if you dare.

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