The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” and Flume‘s “Never Be Like You”, our contributors had some killer faves last year.

Revisit part one of our countdown here and check out what has made the Top 20!

20. Remi ft. Sampa The Great “For Good”
Appears OnDivas and Demons

19. Tkay Maidza ft. Killer Mike “Carry On” 
Appears On: TKAY

18. David Bowie “Lazarus
Appears On: Blackstar

17. Aminé “Caroline

16. Beyoncé “Formation”
Appears On: Lemonade

15. The Avalanches “Subways”
Appears On: Wildflower

14. Kaytranada “Got It Good”
Appears On: 99.9%

13. B Wise “No Questions”
Appears On: Semi Pro

12. NGAIIRE “House on a Rock”
Appears On: Blastoma

11. Banks “Gemini Feed”
Appears On: The Altar

10. A.B Original ft. Dan Sultan “January 26”
Appears On: Reclaim Australia

09. The Peep Tempel “Rayguns”
Appears On: Joy

08. Sampa The Great “2 4”

07. Childish Gambino “Redbone”
Appears On: Awaken, My Love!

06. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna “This Is What You Came For”

05. Snakehips ft. Chance the Rapper and Tinashe “All My Friends”
Appears On: All My Friends 

04. Flume ft. Kai “Never Be Like You”
Appears On: Skin

03. Anderson .Paak ft. Rhapsody “Without You”
Appears On: Malibu

02. Kanye West “Ultralight Beam”
Appears On: The Life of Pablo

01. Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar “Freedom”
Appears On: Lemonade