Best Songs of 2016

Published On December 23, 2016 | By Brendon Veevers | Music

To say that 2016 has been a turbulent year in music would be quite the understatement. We have lost numerous icons in the last 12 months – Glenn Frey (The Eagles), David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen to name just a few. Its often been hard to look past the tragedy to recognise the better moments that the year has delivered. Despite the loss, 2016 has offered us purveyors of fine music a huge number of new releases to quench our musical thirst.

As with each year here at Renowned For Sound, the end of the year is a time to reflect on the better moments that we have been graced with and there has certainly been a fair few of those over the past year. From comebacks by the likes of the All Saints, superstar releases from Gaga, Beyonce and Adele and breakthrough Eurovision acts, 2016 hasn’t been all bad, really.

With the year about to bow out, the time is right for a trip down memory lane. So, join us as Renowned For Sound’s editor, Brendon, takes a look back over the year that was 2016, tipping his metaphorical hat to the 20 singles that have formed the soundtrack to his year. Leave us your comments and let us know what songs ticked your boxes in 2016…

20. Beyonce – Formation

19. Robbie Williams – Party Like A Russian

18. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling

17. Dami Im – Sound of Silence

16. Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love

15. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

14. One Republic – Kids

13. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Come With Us

12. Turin Brakes – Keep Me Around

11. Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex

10. Melanie C – Anymore

9. The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming

8. All Saints – One Strike

7. Garbage – Magnetized

6. Roxette – Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?

4. Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion

3. SIA – Cheap Thrills

3. Turin Brakes – Save You

2. All Saints – One Woman Man

1. Roxette – It Just Happens

About The Author

:::'s Editor and Founder - Interviewing and reviewing the best in new music and globally recognized artists is his passion. Over the years he has been lucky enough to review thousands of music releases and concerts and interview artists ranging from top selling superstars like 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Loeb and iconic Eagles front man/songwriter, Glenn Frey through to more recent successes including Newton Faulkner, Janelle Monae and Caro Emerald. Brendon manages and coordinates the amazing team of writers on who are based in the UK, the U.S and Australia.

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