AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

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AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby notbrianeno » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:34 pm

Greetings to all, and welcome to the Acclaimed Music Best Songs of 2016 rollout!! After a tumultuous year filled with both heartbreak and hope, here are the songs that got our small corner of the internet through 2016.

In AM fashion, songs go first.

Top 50 get full formatting and special treatment, but bottom fifty get an abridging of the format.

Rank. Artist | Title
(Total points | Total votes)
--For Top 50 in Spreadsheet--

Critics' list: Placement in Critics' EOY
Biggest Fans: Any Top 10 votes or the next highest vote outside that.

First up, a few notable honorable mentions: the number one songs of AM Forum Members that did not make the Top 100.


*TIE* #151. Céu | "Chico Buarque Song"
(50 Points | 1 Votes)
Critics' List: Unranked
Biggest Fans: Miguel (#1)



*TIE* #151. David Brent and Foregone Conclusion | "Thank Fuck it's Friday
(50 Points | 1 Votes)
Critics List: Unranked
Biggest Fans: GregRumpff (#1)



*TIE* #151. French Montana | "Figure it Out" (feat. Kanye West and Nas)
(50 Points | 1 Votes)
Critics List: Unranked
Biggest Fans: PlasticRam (#1)



#101. Michael Kiwanuka | "Love & Hate"
(69.57 Points | 2 Votes)
Critics List: #144
Biggest Fans: JamieW (#1), FutureCritic (#15)
Current AOTY 2017: Fleet Foxes | Crack-Up
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby notbrianeno » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:44 pm

#100. Thrice | "Black Honey"
(69.7 Points | 3 Votes)

#99. Volbeat | "The Devil's Bleeding Crown
(70 Points | 2 Votes)

#98. Weyes Blood | "Used to Be"
(71.47 Points | 2 Votes)

#97. Danny Brown | "When it Rain"
(71.61 Points | 5 Votes)

#96. The 1975 | "The Sound"
(71.74 Points | 6 Votes)

#95. twenty one pilots | "Heathens"
(71.82 Points | 4 Votes)

#94. M83 | "Do It, Try It"
(73.11 Points | 4 Votes)

#93. Sturgill Simpson | "In Bloom"
(73.39 Points | 4 Votes)

#92. Rihanna | "Work"
(74.45 Points | 4 Votes)

#91. The Avalanches | "Subways"
(74.66 Points | 5 Votes)
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Postby notbrianeno » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:52 pm

#90. Nicolas Jaar |"The Governor"
(75.70 Points | 3 Votes)

#89. YG | "FDT" (feat. Nipsey Hussle)
(76.23 Points | 4 Votes)

#88. Beyoncé | "Don't Hurt Yourself" (feat. Jack White)
(78.60 Points | 5 Votes)

#87. Red Hot Chili Peppers | "Dark Necessities"
(79.12 Points | 5 Votes)

#86. Iggy Pop | "Gardenia"
(80.26 Points | 5 Votes)

#85. Beyoncé | "Sorry"
(80.68 points | 7 Votes)

#84. Skepta | "Man"
(82.61 Points | 4 Votes)

#83. Kanye West | "Real Friends" (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
(83.37 Points | 3 Votes)

#82. Black Mountain | "Space to Bakersfield"
(83.45 Points | 3 Votes)

#81. Beyoncé | "Hold Up"
(83.55 Points | 5 Votes)
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Postby jamieW » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:03 pm

Thanks, notbrianeno for running this!

And thank you, too, FutureCritic for voting for "Love & Hate" and nearly pushing it into the top 100. Since my #1 of each year is always the song that meant the most to me personally, most years I'm the only one to vote for it and I'm not surprised. This is the first year I'm absolutely stunned by the lack of love for the title track from one of the year's most popular albums. (I'm hoping it's just a case of other tracks stealing its thunder, because it truly is a great (and very timely) song.

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Postby veganvalentine » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Nice to see Heathens crack the top 100. In retrospect, I probably should've placed The Dear Hunter's Gloria in my top spot. I can't get the plaintive, catchy chorus out of my head.

Anyways, it will be interesting to see how many Lemonade songs make the list.

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Postby whuntva » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:12 pm

Never thought I'd see Thrice OR Volbeat on this list. Much less in the same year.

Great rollout so far and we're just getting started. I think this will be even more unpredictable than last year.
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Postby andyd1010 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:05 pm

veganvalentine wrote:Anyways, it will be interesting to see how many Lemonade songs make the list.

A lot have placed already...Nice to see Thrice start the countdown.

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Postby notbrianeno » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:58 pm

#80. M83 | "Go!" (feat. Mai Lan)
(84.62 Points | 2 Votes)

#79. Solange | "Don't Touch My Hair" (feat. Sampha)
(85.02 Points | 4 Votes)

#78. The 1975 | "Somebody Else"
(85.35 Points | 5 Votes)

#77. The Avalanches | "If I Was a Folkstar"
(86.55 Points | 4 Votes)

#76. Sturgill Simpson | "Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)"
(86.93 Points | 4 Votes)

#75. Run the Jewels | "Talk to Me"
(87.07 Points | 4 Votes)

#74. Blood Orange | "Best to You" (feat. Empress Of)
(87.30 Points | 7 Votes)

#73. James Blake | "I Need a Forest Fire" (feat. Bon Iver)
(89.63 Points | 4 Votes)

#72. Santigold | "Can't Get Enough of Myself" (feat. B.C.)
(92.05 Points | 3 Votes)

#71. Jessy Lanza | "It Means I Love You"
(93.34 Points | 5 Votes)
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Postby prosecutorgodot » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:05 am

Oh man, the tension is killing me. :)
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Postby notbrianeno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:06 am

#70. Kevin Morby | "I Have Been to the Mountain"
(93.65 Points | 4 Votes)

#69. Bruno Mars | "24K Magic"
(95.29 Points | 6 Votes)

#68. The Divine Comedy | "Catherine the Great"
(95.87 Points | 3 Votes)

#67. Kate Tempest | "Tunnel Vision"
(98.46 Points | 4 Votes)

#66. Angel Olsen | "Sister"
(101.38 Points | 6 Votes)

#65. Lucy Dacus | "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore"
(103.72 Points | 6 Votes)

#64. Kanye West | "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" (feat. Kid Cudi)
(104.47 Points | 5 Votes)

#63. The Weeknd | "I Feel it Coming" (feat. Daft Punk)
(105.04 Points | 7 Votes)

#62. D.R.A.M. | "Broccoli" (feat. Lil Yachty)
(107.03 Points | 6 Votes)

#61. Andrew Bird | "Roma Fade"
(108.03 Points | 7 Votes)
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Postby Bruno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:49 am

Great, notbrianeno!

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Postby notbrianeno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:08 am

#60. A Tribe Called Quest | "The Space Program"
(108.08 Points | 6 Votes)

#59. case / lang / veirs | "Atomic Number"
(108.12 Points | 5 Votes)

#58. Weyes Blood | "Do You Need My Love"
(109.52 Points | 3 Votes)

#57. Savages | "Adore"
(114.35 Points | 7 Votes)

#56. Whitney | "No Woman"
(114.76 Points | 7 Votes)

#55. Bon Iver | "33 'GOD'"
(116.57 Points | 7 Votes)

#54. Denzel Curry | "ULT"
(118.00 Points | 3 Votes)

#53. The Avalanches | "Frankie Sinatra" (feat. Danny Brown)
(118.28 Points | 7 Votes)

#52. David Bowie | "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore"
(118.44 Points | 4 Votes)

#51. Anderson .Paak | "Am I Wrong"
(124.45 Points | 7 Votes)
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Postby veganvalentine » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:57 am

andyd1010 wrote:
veganvalentine wrote:Anyways, it will be interesting to see how many Lemonade songs make the list.

A lot have placed already...Nice to see Thrice start the countdown.

Yeah, I saw that. Looks like she'll end up with 5 or 6, which is really impressive. It's not really my type of music, but I admire the ambition and variety of Lemonade and voted for All Night.

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Postby andyd1010 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:07 am

veganvalentine wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:
veganvalentine wrote:Anyways, it will be interesting to see how many Lemonade songs make the list.

A lot have placed already...Nice to see Thrice start the countdown.

Yeah, I saw that. Looks like she'll end up with 5 or 6, which is really impressive. It's not really my type of music, but I admire the ambition and variety of Lemonade and voted for All Night.


Beyonce was never one of my favorite artists before, but I was really impressed with Lemonade, especially All Night.

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Postby whuntva » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:45 am

I'm going to sound a bit odd when I say this. But for me, Lemonade was a whole greater than the sum of its parts.


I like the album as a whole. I listened to it all the way through twice and very much enjoyed it both times. But at the same time, all the songs seem to blend together in my brain. It may as well be one 45 minute song rather than 12 shorter ones.

So, it will be odd seeing how they all place.
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Postby Jackson » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:41 am

notbrianeno wrote:#77. The Avalanches | "If I Was a Folkstar"
(86.55 Points | 4 Votes)

#72. Santigold | "Can't Get Enough of Myself" (feat. B.C.)
(92.05 Points | 3 Votes)

#71. Jessy Lanza | "It Means I Love You"
(93.34 Points | 5 Votes)


Three of my top ten gone here. "If I Was a Folkstar" is clearly better to me than "Frankie Sinatra", which benefited from being released as the lead single along with the announcement of the new album. Honestly I think Frankie Sinatra is one of the worst songs on Wildflower, though it sure is catchy.

The Santigold and Jessy Lanza songs are so underrated (though It Means I Love You actually did pretty well on the critics list).

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#50. Justin Timberlake | "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
(128.73 Points | 7 Votes)
Critics' List: #399
Biggest Fans: Karla (#5), GregRumpff (#7), JohnnyBGoode (#10)


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#49. Drake | "One Dance" (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
(130.68 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #15
Biggest Fans: Karla (#8), OrdinaryPerson (#10), Bruno (#11)


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#48. Michael Kiwanuka | "Black man in a White World
(131.79 Points | 7 Votes)
Critics' List: #104
Biggest Fans: GregRumpff (#6), Mindrocker (#13), Antonius (#13)


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#47. Kanye West | "Famous" (feat. Rihanna)
(132.11 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #38
Biggest Fans: Panam (#15)


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#46. Car Seat Headrest | "Fill in the Blank"
(132.93 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #58
Biggest Fans: RockyRaccoon (#5), BleuPanda (#15)


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#45. Maxwell | "Lake by the Ocean"
(134.45 Points | 7 Votes)
Critics' List: #149
Biggest Fans: Nick (#2), TimmyWing (#10), Henrik (#14)


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#44. Yeasayer | "I Am Chemistry"
(135.15 Points | 5 Votes)
Critics' List: #255
Biggest Fans: amnt1882 (#1), CharlieDriggs (#2)


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#43. Drive-By Truckers | "What It Means"
(135.81 Points | 5 Votes)
Critics' List: #143
Biggest Fans: RockyRaccoon (#1), FutureCritic (#4), M24 (#9)


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#42. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds | "Distant Sky"
(143.31 Points | 6 Votes)
Critics' List: #272
Biggest Fans: Henrik (#5), TimmyWing (#7), DaveC (#8)


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#41. Childish Gambino | "Me and Your Mama"
(146.32 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #427
Biggest Fans: Bruno (#9)
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Postby andyd1010 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:36 pm

Work and One Dance, gone! Work has to the biggest discrepancy between us and the critics.

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These gifs are amazing. Loving the roll out thus far, notbrianeno!

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Postby Jackson » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:51 pm

Nice placement for Distant Sky. Beautiful track. Looking forward to seeing how well I Need You places with its four or five number one votes.

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Postby Rob » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:37 pm

Hadn't noticed before that Can't Stop the Feeling was so low on the critic's list. With the whole poptimism thing going on I thought that would be the ultimate 2016 track to benefit, as it seems to have been the most ubiquitous and allround most well-liked pop song of the year. But even this forum gave it a much better ranking.

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Postby Henrik » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:31 pm

Rob wrote:Hadn't noticed before that Can't Stop the Feeling was so low on the critic's list. With the whole poptimism thing going on I thought that would be the ultimate 2016 track to benefit, as it seems to have been the most ubiquitous and allround most well-liked pop song of the year. But even this forum gave it a much better ranking.

Same feeling here. I really can't figure out why the critics love "Work" and "One Dance" so much more. I'm glad we changed that.

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#40. Sia | "Cheap Thrills"
(146.71 Points | 4 Votes)
Critics' List: #85
Biggest Fans: Karla (#1), andyd1010 (#2), StevieFan13 (#6), Chambord (#15)


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#39. Bon Iver | "22 (Overs∞∞n)"
(149.70 Points | 9 Votes)
Critics' List: #47
Biggest Fans: FutureCritic (#7), Nick (#13), M24 (#14)


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#38. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds | "Jesus Alone"
(149.96 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #65
Biggest Fans: Chris K. (#5), Phil (#8)


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#37. Anderson .Paak | "Come Down"
(150.52 Points | 9 Votes)
Critics' List: #36
Biggest Fans: RockyRaccoon (#3), Slick (#8), Phil (#15)


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#36. Kanye West | "No More Parties in L.A." (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
(151.99 Points | 7 Votes)
Critics' List: #87
Biggest Fans: Nick (#4), PlasticRam (#8), Panam (#9), EmilienDelRey (#15)


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#35. Childish Gambino | "Redbone"
(152.08 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #81
Biggest Fans: Slick (#9), VeganValentine (#13), TimmyWing (#14)


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#34. Beyoncé | "All Night"
(153.10 Points | 6 Votes)
Critics' List: #63
Biggest Fans: andyd1010 (#1), RockyRaccoon (#8), ProsecutorGodot (#15), VeganValentine (#15)


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#33. Rae Sremmurd | "Black Beatles" (feat. Gucci Mane)
(157.06 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #9
Biggest Fans: Jackson (#4), OrdinaryPerson (#7), Jeff (#8), BluePanda (#11)


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#32. Chance the Rapper | "No Problem" (feat. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne)
(164.64 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #14
Biggest Fans: RockyRaccoon (#11), Nick (#15)


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#31. The Avalanches | "Because I'm Me" (feat. Camp Lo)
(166.75 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #129
Biggest Fans: EmilienDelRey (#6), Nassim (#6), Mindrocker (#8), Jackson (#12)
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Postby prosecutorgodot » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Still no song has broken the 10-vote mark.
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Postby Mindrocker » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:52 pm

#67 Kate Tempest - Tunnel Vision
#54 Denzel Curry - ULT

Didn't even crack the top 50?

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#30. Car Seat Headrest | "Vincent"
(172.37 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #79
Biggest Fans: Nassim (#2), Jackson (#7), M24 (#7)


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#29. Parquet Courts | "Human Performance"
(180.54 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #59
Biggest Fans: OtisRedding (#3), Chambord (#8), Chris K. (#8), Brad (#10)


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#28. DJ Shadow | "Nobody Speak" (feat. Run the Jewels)
(183.71 Points | 13 Votes)
Critics' List: #44
Biggest Fans: Spiritualized (#4), Antonius (#12), Nassim (#14)


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#27. Frank Ocean | "Pink + White"
(190.88 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #75
Biggest Fans: amnt1882 (#5), Bruno (#12), JohnnyBGoode (#13), Jackson (#14), Panam (#14)

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#26. Frank Ocean | "Nights"
(201.97 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #28
Biggest Fans: Bruno (#1), GucciLittlePiggy (#1), SonofSamIAm (#11), FutureCritic (#14)


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#25. The XX | "On Hold"
(206.13 Points | 11 Votes)
Critics' List: #23
Biggest Fans: FutureCritic (#6), M24 (#10), BleuPanda (#12), OtisRedding (#13)


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#24. ANOHNI | "4 Degrees"
(206.28 Points | 11 Votes)
Critics' List: #34
Biggest Fans: Maschine_Man (#1), BleuPanda (#9), Dan (#9)


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#23. Michael Kiwanuka | "Cold Little Heart"
(224.04 Points | 11 Votes)
Critics' List: #126
Biggest Fans: Brad (#4), SonofSamIAm (#9), FutureCritic (#10), Jackson (#11), DaveC (#12), JamieW (#12), andyd1010 (#14)


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#22. Radiohead | "Present Tense"
(228.65 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #1092
Biggest Fans: DaveC (#4), andyd1010 (#5), GucciLittlePiggy (#6), PlasticRam (#9), GabeBasso (#10), Phil (#11), JohnnyBGoode (#14)


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#21. PJ Harvey | "The Wheel"
(241.25 Points | 15 Votes)
Critics' List: #49
Biggest Fans: Spiritualized (#1), Maschine_Man (#6), Brad (#7), BonnieLaurel (#12), Whuntva (#14)
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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:22 pm

That's funny, I thought my #14 was Your Best American Girl. Whatever. Love The Wheel.
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Postby notbrianeno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:33 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:That's funny, I thought my #14 was Your Best American Girl. Whatever. Love The Wheel.

I apologize, Whuntva had it as #14, I'll correct the original post.
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Postby notbrianeno » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:39 pm

I also apologize for some of the gifs disappearing, theyve been restored. Rollout of songs will resume within the next hour.
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Postby bootsy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:12 pm

These gifs. Not sure if I should be WTFing or LMAO or both.

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Postby acroamor » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:25 pm

Amazing rollout! That "Nobody Speak" gif in particular is incredible - and a reminder I forgot to vote for that wonderful song.

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#20. Frank Ocean | "Ivy"
(255.53 Points | 13 Votes)
Critics' List: #18
Biggest Fans: Antonius (#3), Schaefer.tk (#5), DaveC (#6)


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#19. Frank Ocean | "Nikes"
(256.82 Points | 8 Votes)
Critics' List: #12
Biggest Fans: GucciLittlePiggy (#2), NotBrianEno (#2), Chris K. (#3), FutureCritic (#3), Antonius (#4), andyd1010 (#12)


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#18. Radiohead | "True Love Waits"
(267.89 Points | 10 Votes)
Critics' List: #24
Biggest Fans: Chris K. (#1), OrdinaryPerson (#1), GabeBasso (#7), Schaefer.tk (#7), BleuPanda (#13)


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#17. The Weeknd | "Starboy" (feat. Daft Punk)
(281.86 Points | 14 Votes)
Critics' List: #25
Biggest Fans: Schaefer.tk (#3), Karla (#4), GabeBasso (#8), VeganValentine (#12), Jackson (#13), Panam (#13), Bruno (#15)


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#16. Danny Brown | "Really Doe" (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt)
(297.78 Points | 15 Votes)
Critics' List: #20
Biggest Fans: Panam (#5), Jackson (#6), SonofSamIAm (#8), OtisRedding (#9), Antonius (#10), Jeff (#11), TimmyWing (#13)


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#15. Angel Olsen | "Shut Up Kiss Me
(318.42 Points | 17 Votes)
Critics' List: #7
Biggest Fans: GabeBasso (#4), Phil (#5), StevieFan13 (#7), OrdinaryPerson (#9), Bruno (#10), RockyRaccoon (#10), Schaefer.tk (#14)


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#14. David Bowie | "I Can't Give Everything Away"
(359.58 Points | 17 Votes)
Critics' List: #33
Biggest Fans: EmilienDelRey (#3), Nicolas (#3), StevieFan13 (#4), amnt1882 (#6), Dan (#6), VeganValentine (#6), CharlieDriggs (#12)


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#13. Beyoncé | "Freedom" (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
(367.35 Points | 13 Votes)
Critics' List: #90
Biggest Fans: Dan (#1), StevieFan13 (#1), SonofSamIAm (#3), Chris K. (#6), M24 (#6), Panam (#7), FutureCritic (#9), GabeBasso (#9), DaveC (#10), Bruno (#13)


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#12. Car Seat Headrest | "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales"
(375.84 Points | 17 Votes)
Critics' List: #17
Biggest Fans: Chambord (#2), FutureCritic (#2), BleuPanda (#3), TimmyWing (#4), JohnnyBGoode (#5), Acroamor (#11), Nick (#14)


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#11. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds | "I Need You"
(381.66 Points | 13 Votes)
Critics' List: #27
Biggest Fans: Jackson (#1), OtisRedding (#1), SonofSamIAm (#1), TimmyWing (#1), Phil (#3), Brad (#5), DaveC (#15)
Current AOTY 2017: Fleet Foxes | Crack-Up
Current SOTY 2017: Dirty Projectors | "Up in Hudson"

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:24 am

Nice to see a lot of my top picks did so well! Guess all my pushing wasn't enough to send "A Better Place" over the top (seriously, the most underrated song of the year, check it out).
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby notbrianeno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:33 am

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#10. Beyoncé | "Formation"
(427.92 Points | 16 Votes)
Critics' List: #1
Biggest Fans: Jeff (#1), BleuPanda (#4), NotBrianEno (#4), Bruno (#5), OrdinaryPerson (#5), TimmyWing (#5), Henrik (#6), FutureCritic (#8), Maschine_Man (#8), Schaefer.tk (#10), Dan (#11)


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#9. A Tribe Called Quest | "We the People..."
(452.39 Points | 20 Votes)
Critics' List: #13
Biggest Fans: JamieW (#3), Slick (#3), OrdinaryPerson (#4), RockyRaccoon (#4), CharlieDriggs (#5), Jackson (#8), Schaefer.tk (#8), FutureCritic (#13), BleuPand (#14), Antonius (#14), OtisRedding (#15), SonofSamIAm (#15)


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#8. ANOHNI | "Drone Bomb Me"
(475.51 Points | 16 Votes)
Critics' List: #16
Biggest Fans: M24 (#1), Nick (#1), BleuPanda (#2), Bruno (#2), OrdinaryPerson (#2), Dan (#3), Whuntva (#5), RockyRaccoon (#7), TimmyWing (#9), NotBrianEno (#10), Schaefer.tk (#11), Maschine_Man (#14)


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#7. Leonard Cohen | "You Want It Darker"
(477.91 Points | 23 Votes)
Critics' List: #11
Biggest Fans: Phil (#2), Chambord (#4), Panam (#6), Henrik (#7), amnt1882 (#8), OrdinaryPerson (#8), OtisRedding (#8), Jackson (#9), JohnnyBGoode (#12), Spiritualized (#12)


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#6. Radiohead | "Daydreaming"
(486.63 Points | 20 Votes)
Critics' List: #22
Biggest Fans: NotBrianEno (#1), JohnnyBGoode (#2), Panam (#2), OrdinaryPerson (#3), GabeBasso (#6), Phil (#7), VeganValentine (#7), Nick (#10), Whuntva (#10), PlasticRam (#11)
Current AOTY 2017: Fleet Foxes | Crack-Up
Current SOTY 2017: Dirty Projectors | "Up in Hudson"

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby prosecutorgodot » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:53 am

Great job so far, notbrianeno! Thank you so much for running this poll.

I noticed one error, though. I'm not a fan of "Pink + White". (In fact, I'm also not a fan of the album, but that's another discussion.)

In other news, I think the top 5 are going to be pretty obvious. Also, Radiohead's "Present Tense" is the biggest leap from outside the critics' top 100.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby whuntva » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:56 am

Off the top of my head, I can only think of four of the possible Top 5.

EDIT: No wait. I remember the fifth.

My only hope is "Ultralight Beam" doesn't win. It's an okay song but not worthy of the top spot.

It's Radiohead, Kanye, Mitski, Solange, or Bowie. I'm thinking Radiohead with Bowie or Kanye at #2.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby notbrianeno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:13 am

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#5. Mitski | "Your Best American Girl"
(534.22 Points | 20 Votes)
Critics' List: #6
Biggest Fans: Chambord (#1), Phil (#1), Acroamor (#2), M24 (#2), DaveC (#3), GabeBasso (#3), NotBrianEno (#3), Bruno (#4), BleuPanda (#8), StevieFan13 (#14), andyd1010 (#15)


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#4. Solange | "Cranes in the Sky"
(666.75 Points | 24 Votes)
Critics' List: #3
Biggest Fans: BleuPanda (#1), BonnieLaurel (#1), Chris K. (#2), SonofSamIAm (#2), RockyRaccoon (#2), EmilienDelRey (#4), Panam (#4), Antonius (#5), Bruno (#6), JohnnyBGoode (#6), Nick (#7), Jeff (#10), FutureCritic (#11), Schaefer.TK (#13), Phil (#14)


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#3. Kanye West | "Ultralight Beam" (feat. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price, and Kirk Franklin)
(670.17 Points | 21 Votes)
Critics' List: #2
Biggest Fans: Acroamor (#1), FutureCritic (#1), GabeBasso (#1), Nassim (#1), VeganValentine (#1), andyd1010 (#3), Bruno (#3), ProsecutorGodot (#3), amnt1882 (#4), SonofSamIAm (#5), BleuPanda (#6), NotBrianEno (#6), Nick (#8), Schaefer.TK (#9), Antonius (#11), JohnnyBGoode (#11), GucciLittlePiggy (#14)
Current AOTY 2017: Fleet Foxes | Crack-Up
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby notbrianeno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:15 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:
I noticed one error, though.


PM me where so I can make the correction!
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby whuntva » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:18 am

Alright! We have the ideal Top Two!

This could be the first time since "Get Lucky" where I actually agree with the consensus.

Though again, it will be odd to see "Lazarus" win one year late.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby notbrianeno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:15 am

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#2. Radiohead | "Burn the Witch"
(802.64 Points | 29 Votes)
Critics' List: #10
Biggest Fans: DaveC (#1), Whuntva (#1), Antonius (#2), GabeBasso (#2), JohnnyBGoode (#3), TimmyWing (#3), M24 (#4), FutureCritic (#5), Jackson (#6), OrdinaryPerson (#6), Slick (#6), BleuPanda (#7), Bruno (#7), SonofSamIAm (#7), Dan (#8), Henrik (#8), CharlieDriggs (#9), andyd1010 (#11), Panam (#11), PlasticRam (#12), Mindrocker (#15)










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#1. David Bowie | "Lazarus"
(891.94 Points | 27 Votes)
Critics' List: #4
Biggest Fans: Schaefer.TK (#1), JohnnyBGoode (#1), Panam (#1), ProsecutorGodot (#1), Romain (#1), DaveC (#2), Henrik (#2), JamieW (#2), M24 (#3), Nick (#3), andyd1010 (#4), Chris K. (#4), BleuPanda (#4), GabeBasso (#5), OtisRedding (#5), VeganValentine (#5), NotBrianEno (#7), Whuntva (#9), EmilienDelRey (#10), Jackson (#10), Nicolas (#14), SonofSamIAm (#14)


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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby veganvalentine » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:18 am

Considering that I don't really care for hip hop/gospel and my list was chock full of prog rock that no one cares about (Ingranaggi della Valle, anyone?), it's pretty amazing that Ultralight Beam nabbed my top spot. That keyboard really stirs the soul though.

As for Drone Bomb Me, I admire the lyrics but can't really get into the music, at least not yet. It's an important topic to be sure though, as Obama's drone strikes (which likely killed well over a 100 civilians) were discussed very little in the US.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby babydoll » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:45 am

After this time, my stance on "Formation" changed major time; it may be my #1 song of the year. However, I do not care for "Ultralight Beams" at all. It's not even good. Why do people like it this much? It's seriously weak Kanye. This album was weak Kanye.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:33 am

Beautiful presentation, notbrianeno! I adored each and every gif.

My only qualm is not with the rollout, but with the results. Unfortunately, the forum didn't enjoy "Work" quite as much as I did (number five for the year). Essentially defines "perfect pop song" to my ears, in spite of an uncharacteristically dull Drake feature (that I still sing along to every time I hear it :whistle:). On the other hand, there was a lot for me to celebrate, like a solid finish for my number one, "Nights". Also, already discovering some gems from the songs here I didn't previously know.

Can't wait to see the album results.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby whuntva » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:38 am

Alright. No problem with "Lazarus" winning. After this year, it seems right.

I also motion that we name the eligibility rule for EOY the "Lazarus" clause now. If a song came out the year prior as a single and was included on an album in the current year, but NOT on last year's EOY, then it is eligible for the current year EOY.

Also, relistening to Lemonade, "Sorry" and "Freedom" seem the most like the standout tracks. Though the album altogether is still the way to go.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:44 am

Lots of fun looking at this list! Hard to argue with the top picks.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby Otisredding » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:05 am

Thank you, Notbrianeno, for this presentation. And :occasion-birthdaymulticolor:

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby Henrik » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:33 am

Thanks notbrianeno!

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:10 am

Here's a playlist of songs that have taken the top spot on each EOY poll this forum has conducted
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby bootsy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:39 am

Thanks notbrianeno. Great and very unique presentation. Although it made me dizzy sometimes. ;)

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2016 -- RESULTS

Postby Bruno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Great, notbrianeno!
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