1. Mild High Club / Tesselation 02:39
  2. Craig Finn / Newmyer's Roof 04:32
  3. SUSTO / Vampiro 66 04:20
  4. Kamasi Washington / Miss Understanding 06:05
  5. Donny McCaslin / Shake Loose 08:24
  6. Lizzo / Humanize 03:36
  7. Mothers / It Hurts Until It Doesn't 05:21
  8. Porter And The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes / Between Us 05:03
  9. Strawberry Runners / Hatcher Creek 03:35
  10. Lucy Dacus / I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore 02:36
  11. Big Thief / Iris 01:43
  12. Tunde Olaniran / Let Me Go 04:04
  13. Brent Cobb / Shine On Rainy Day 04:21
  14. Adam Torres / Juniper Arms 05:39
  15. Sean Watkins / What To Fear 04:20
  16. Hamilton Leithauser / Utica Ave 03:17
  17. Pinegrove / The Metronome 03:05
  18. Avett Brothers / Satan Pulls The Strings 02:54
  19. Sarah Jarosz / House of Mercy 04:48
  20. Courtney Marie Andrews / Irene 03:32
  21. Diet Cig / Harvard 03:01
  22. Exploded View / No More Parties In The Attic 02:56
  23. Heaters / Elephant Turner 03:03
  24. Magic Sword / Legend Of The Keeper 05:47
  25. KEN Mode / Management Control 04:10
  26. Michael McDermott / Butterfly 04:59
  27. David Bazan / Both Hands 03:34
  28. Matthew Logan Vasquez / 1st Kings Chapter 2 16:29
  29. Nick Hakim / Roller Skater 04:38
  30. Square Peg Round Hole / Big Thicket 03:53
  31. SALES / Getting It On 03:05
  32. Sun Club / Summer Feet / Mailbox / Durty Slurpee 09:39
  33. LOLO / Not Gonna Let You Walk Away 03:06
  34. Girlpool / Before The World Was Big 02:15
  35. Dilly Dally / Desire 03:12
  36. John Paul White / Black Leaf 03:05
  37. Horisont / Electrical 03:27
  38. Mountain Swallower / You Don't Feel The Way I Do 06:02
  39. Esme Patterson / The Waves 03:10
  40. A Giant Dog / Sex & Drugs 02:07
  41. Psychic Heat / Anxiety Eater 04:21
  42. Rozes / Are You Mine 03:16
  43. The Coathangers / Squeeki Tiki 02:41
  44. Fantastic Negrito / Working Poor
  45. William Z Villain / Her Song 04:33
  46. Tara Terra / Smoke 04:04
  47. Genevieve / Colors 03:22
  48. Carsie Blanton / Vim & Vigor 03:32
  49. Aoife O'Donovan / Stanley Park 02:36
  50. Gaelynn Lea / Watch The World Unfold 04:15
  51. Rayland Baxter / Temporary Queen of a Bad Time 07:42
  52. Rogue Wave / What is Left to Solve 04:24
  53. Foxing / Three On A Match 04:53
  54. Let's Eat Grandma / Eat Shiitake Mushrooms 06:13
  55. Laura Gibson / Louis 02:48
  56. Highly Suspect / Serotonia 05:30
  57. Prism Tats / Pacifist Masochist 03:56
  58. Mumford & Sons and Friends / The Real Thing 01:54
  59. Jeff Rosenstock / You, In Weird Cities 03:41
  60. Dale Watson & His Lone Stars / Johnny & June (Featuring Ms. Celine Lee) 03:54
  61. Joe Gorgeous / Context Blues 03:32
  62. The Dirty Nil / No Weaknesses 02:20
  63. Frances Cone / Arizona 03:50
  64. EZTV / The Light 03:07
  65. Hinds / Chili Town 02:56
  66. Condor & Jaybird / Hurts To Know 04:08
  67. KOLARS / Bullet On The Run 03:32
  68. Madisons / So Long West Texas 04:23
  69. Dentist / Meet You There (In Delaware) 03:02
  70. Coke Weed / Malocchio 05:04
  71. Canyon Spells / Magic 03:09
  72. Real Live Tigers / Leave A Map 02:47
  73. The Lawsuits / Good Time To Change 04:04
  74. Jank / #freesam 01:40
  75. You Blew It! / House Address/Better to Best 08:58
  76. Liv Carrow / Swimmer 03:35
  77. Grace Joyner / Dreams 03:25
  78. Sorority Noise / Nolsey 02:55
  79. Francesca Blanchard / Le Blues 03:52
  80. Edith Crash / Octobre 02:53
  81. Harriet / Irish Margaritas 04:18
  82. Pattern Is Movement / Gone My Love 06:30
  83. Coheed and Cambria / Here To Mars 04:30
  84. JJUUJJUU / Bleck 06:02
  85. Yoko & The Oh No's / Nobody Wants To Know 02:14
  86. Dowsing / Meant To Shred 01:51
  87. Aubrey Debauchery / Shut Up 01:36
  88. SWMRS / Miley 04:29
  89. Sweet Baboo / Tonight You Are A Tiger 03:53
  90. Daniel Romano / You'd Think, I'd Think 02:40
  91. Seratones / Get Gone 03:56
  92. Urge Overkill / Stull 05:27
  93. Dawes, Blake Mills & My Morning Jacket / Crescent City / Down By The River / Wild Horses 16:14
  94. Knuckle Puck / Disdain 02:50
  95. Reaches / Six Tips To Survive An Excessively Harsh Winter 04:05
  96. Death Valley Girls / Disco 03:04
  97. Vanessa Carlton / Operator 03:15
  98. Aer / Says She Loves Me 02:21
  99. Middle Class Fashion / Runway 02:49
  100. Sojii / Schmuck 02:42
By: Daytrotter
Playlist Description

Here it is, our top 100 songs of 2016!

We’ve posted thousands of songs in 2016, and picking the top 300 songs from Daytrotter’s 11th year was so fun, albeit difficult. The #1 song of 2016 comes from the LA group Mild High Club, we seriously cannot stop listening to Tesselation.

With so many great artists stopping by our studio it’s hard to narrow it down, but we did. So here it goes. The list covers so much ground, you’ll have to listen to it again and again. Featuring tracks from: Craig Finn, SUSTO, Big Thief, Avett Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Fantastic Negrito and so much more! (hint: the Matthew Logan Vasquez session is extra special)

2016 has been a year of loss, so many great musicians and artists have passed this year, one of the more profound of course being David Bowie, who is survived by his backing band (#5 Donny McCaslin) from his elegy, Blackstar.

Sadly, we’ve lost a favorite Daytrotter alum, Chris Porter of Porter And The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes (#8). Chris passed away tragically in an automobile accident while on tour in the Southeast. Porter’s legacy will live on through his music. The saving grace in tumultuous times is the art and music that comes out of them, which emote like nothing else. It’s the thing that keeps up positive.

We hope you enjoy our Best Songs of 2016!

- Daytrotter

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