Hello my lovely readers – I hope you all had an amazing Christmas or whatever you’ve been celebrating over the past weeks. I had a great time with my family and friends and enjoyed it a lot so far. It’s nearly the end of 2016. It might not have been the best year in general (read what I had to say about that here) but it has been a very good year in music. Great comebacks, the rise of brilliant new artists and amazing new albums by already loved bands and singers. Therefore, I thought it’s time for a little Best Of.
I have been doing all those Songs of the Weeks list during the year: 51 playlists, 306 songs, 1053 minutes of very good music. It hasn’t been an easy decision but I have now picked my Top 30 songs out of the Songs of 2016 list.
In case you’re searching for a good playlist to end the year, this might be the one for you. It’s nearly two hours of energetic and very well written and produced music, that is inspiring and carrying some important messages.
Some of the songs are from my favourite albums of the year, like Bastille’s Send Them Off!, Biffy Clyro’s Howl and The 1975’s The Sound. Others are from incredible new-ish artists – for example, Rationale’s Something For Nothing and Rag’n’Bone Man’s Human.
And here’s all of them – press play and enjoy. Let me know which songs were your favourites this year. I’m really curious!