Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My 2016 Mix Tape

Every year I compile my favorite songs of the year into a 20 song mix tape. It counts down from 20 to 1 in order of how I ranked the songs.

20. Babes Never Die by Honeyblood
19. Congratulations by Rachel Platten
18. Cruising by Lecrae
17. Walking at Midnight by Honeyblood
16. Indecision by Shura
15. Weary by Solange
14. The Bird by Anderson Paak
13. Start a Riot by Banners
12. Doing the Right Thing by Daughter
11. Stanley Park by Aoife O'Donovan
10. Rendezvous Girl by Santigold
9. Sunshine by Pusha T
8. Cranes in the Sky by Solange
7. Kidz 'N' Stuff by Shura
6. Boyfriend by Tegan and Sara
5. What Happened to Us? by Shura
4. Here by Alessia Cara
3. 21 Summber by Brothers Osborne
2. Hey, Stellar by Honeyblood
1. It Is What It Is by Lecrae

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to this every year. Thanks for posting it.

    Of these, my favorites are the songs by Anderson Paak, Pusha T, Solange, Tegan and Sara, Alessia Cara and Brothers Osborne songs, as well as "Kidz 'N' Stuff" by Shura.

    One thing that strikes me about this collection is how perfectly the current artists are drawing on the New Wave sound and how quickly it would wear on me in the '80s and send me looking for something different. The Santigold song, for example, is just straight out of 1983, and, just as quickly as it would've in 1983, it makes me want to put on Live At Leeds or whatever that is drastically different. I enjoy hearing some of the original New Wave stuff now, but it's strictly for nostalgia purposes. But I know people our age who genuinely liked that sound then and genuinely like it now, and I think they would think the Santigold song might be the best new song of 2016.