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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Songs of 2016

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Joey Diaz
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Song: “Help Me Run Away”
Artist: St. Lucia
Album: Matter
Label: Columbia
Released: January 21

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Choosing this song was a no brainier as it is extremely catchy with an uplifting beat. This tune feels so happy and makes you want to jump out of your seat and dance uncontrollably. Influenced by South African styled sounds, St. Lucia hit a home run with this track.

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Song: “Somebody Else”
Artist: The 1975
Album: I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope
Released: February 26

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At first glance this song sounds like another sappy love story gone sour. It starts off slow with a mellow funky beat and picks up towards the end as the story progresses where lead singer Matty Healy snaps out of being in a rut. The music video is very interesting and connects to The 1975’s older songs such as “Robbers”.

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Song: “Famous”
Artist: Kanye West
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music
Released: February 14

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With a collaboration including Rihanna, Swizz Beat and Kanye’s controversial lyrics, how could you go wrong? This song is instant hit. Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” sample was chosen and executed flawlessly on this record.

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Song: “Through The Late Night (feat. Kid Cudi)”
Artist: Travis Scott
Album: Bird in the Trap Sing McKnight
Label: Grand Hustle
Released: September 2

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Kid Cudi and Travis Scott knocked this track out of the park. Both of these artists complement each other very well. A little mellow and a little pickup from the rap.

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Song: “No Problem”
Artist: Chance The Rapper
Album: Colouring Book
Label: Independent
Released: May 26

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The gospel feel combined with Chance The Rapper’s lyricism is absolute greatness. Chance throwing shots at record labels for trying to sign him is very humorous.

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