Weekend Warrior: Top 50 Songs of 2016

With the year winding up and everyone getting their two cents in about who did it the best, it is only right that we here at American Appetite get our swings in.  Taking a look at the music that was put out this year we have compiled a list of the Top 50 songs from this past year.  A brief caveat, I completely understand there are some glowing omissions from the list (Beyonce, David Bowie, Solange, etc.), well truth be told they don’t get much airplay over here.  I never said we were an equal musical opportunity provider, we do skew a bit more to the indie/alternative/rock area so that’s why it may be a little heavy on that.  Also the ranking is purely suspect at this point because you could really shuffle them around and I’d still be content.  So without further ado, here is the Top 50 songs of 2016 courtesy of American Appetite.

**You can also find all of these on my special play list on Spotify: American Appetite Top 50 of 2016**

50. Cymbals Eat Guitars- Have a Heart

49. Pity Sex- What Might Soothe You?

48. Vince Staples- Prima Donna

47. The Lumineers- Ophelia

46. Parquet Courts- Berlin Got Blurry

45. Joyce Manor- Over Before it Began

44. Whitney- Golden Days

43. Moose Blood- Knuckles

42. Pinegrove- Cadmium

41. Greater Pyrenees- Homemade Blood

40. Conor Oberst- Tachycardia

39. You Blew It!- Autotheology

38. John K Samson- Alpha Adept

37. The xx- On Hold

36. Jeff Rosenstock Blast Damage Days

35. Frankie Cosmos- Fool

34. Brand New- Brother’s Song

33. Somos- Alright, I’ll Wait

32. Kendrick Lamar- Untitled 2

31. Angel Olsen- Shut Up Kiss Me

30. Vinnie Caruana- Survivor’s Guilt

29. Eskimeaux- Drunk

28. American Football- Desire Gets in the Way

27. Joseph- White Flag

26. Tiny Moving Parts- Birdhouse

25. The Avalanches Because I’m Me

24. The So So Glos- Dancing Industry

23. DIIV- Under the Sun

22. Blink-182- She’s Out of Her Mind

21. Crying- Wool in the Wash

20. Bon Iver- 22 (Over Soon)

19. Sl∅tface- Sponge State

18. Chris Farren- Say U Want Me

17. Kanye West- Real Friends

16. Rubblebucket- If U C My Enemies

15. Kings of Leon- Waste a Moment

14. The Hotelier- Soft Animal

13. Radiohead- True Love Waits

12. Pup- DVP

11. Nada Surf- New Bird

10. Chance The Rapper- Same Drugs

9. The 1975- The Sound

8. Japandroids- Near to the Wild Heart of Life

7. Car Seat Headrest- Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

6. Cloud Nothings- Modern Act

5. White Lung- Below

4. Kevin Devine- No History

3. Mitski- Your Best American Girl

2. Modern Baseball- Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind

1. A Tribe Called Quest- We the People…

So there you have it folks, 2016 in a nutshell, well atleast to these ears.  Bring on 2017!








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