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Pulling the best out of the dreadful Entertainment Weekly Top 100 songs of 2016
Listen to/Watch all the songs featured on this pick list on this YouTube Playlist.
I’ve listened to most of Entertainment Weekly’s 100 best songs of the year. I love the mag but I find many of the songs on this list pretentious and unlistenable. While some of the songs are lyrically compelling I was hard pressed to find 10 songs that were interesting enough to share. Not surprisingly Beyonce’s Formation was #1. I find her quite overrated and have tried to digest this song. It would be on my worst of the year list but that is just my opinion. Fifth Harmony’s fluff pop Work From Home #2 (really!!!?) and Kanye West’s Ultrabeam Light at #4 (ugh another on my worst list, although I did find his Fade to be an interesting tune). At least David Bowie’s Lazarus made the top 20 (the bizarre and epic Blackstar was my personal fave). Surprised the album did not get an album of the year Grammy nod.