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Top 10 songs of 2016

mykayla milchling, staff writer

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  1. “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean– “Godspeed” is probably one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard in my life. It’s about growth and maturation when it comes to love and, although I’m only 17-years-old, I think this type of message is important to hear. Not every relationship will work out and there’s no reason to have hostility towards that person. Along with the beautiful message, the vocals by Frank Ocean and Kim Burrell, a gospel singer, are astonishing.
  2. “All Night” by Chance the Rapper– “All Night” is an exciting, upbeat song that has a lot of references to people taking advantage of people who have cars. As a person who just got a car, I can strongly relate to this song and dance to it as well.
  3. “Vroom Vroom” by Charlie XCX– I came across this song while watching a TV show and I fell in love with it. I listen to it every time I get on to the highway, which is every day, because it makes me feel like a racecar driver.
  4. “Still Here” by Drake– From Drake’s slightly disappointing drop, “Views”, Still Here shines through. This song will get anyone hype.
  5. “Too Deep” by Dvsn– Dvsn is a new artist on the scene. He dropped his debut album “SEPT. 5th”, that included a variety of smooth R&B songs
  6. “Hold Up” by Beyonce– Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album came out right after I went through a break up so this song was so important to me, as it was for many girls who had felt this type of anger and heartbreak.
  7. “Back On Road” by Gucci Mane- Although there a many criminal references in this song, the primary message is about loyalty. Many people want to disappear when you aren’t successful and then want to make an appearance once you’re back on your feet. Gucci Mane, a well-known and loved rapper, was incarcerated for a number of years. During that time, many of his friends and family stopped supporting him. Once he was released, many of them mysteriously wanted to be a part of his life.
  8. “Ultralight Beam” by Kanye West- “Ultralight Beam” is a song about using God or one’s religion for strength when things seem weary. Personally, I’m not very religious, but I find this song to be very inspirational and it motivates me to push through whatever is going on.
  9. “No Heart” by 21 Savage- The only reason this song is in my Top 10 is because it makes me feel like a gangster when in reality I am just a 17-year-old girl from the county. It’s nice to get away sometimes.
  10. “Bad and Bougie” by Migos- This song is totally inappropriate if you listen to the lyrics closely, but it makes me, and other girls, feel good about themselves, so I look past it and count it as one of my Top 10.
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