Guardian music writers have picked their favourite songs of the year — from UK drill breakthroughs to pure pop anthems — and put them all on a giant playlist. Mon 3 Dec K icking off our roundups of the best music of , polled from votes by more than 50 Guardian music writers, we count down our favourite tracks of the year — topped by a man who managed to unpick US racial politics, launch a thousand thinkpieces and reach No 1 in the US charts, all with a single track.
1. Childish Gambino – This Is America
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The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. At the end of a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information. For , the list was published on December 4, calculated with data from December 2, to November 17, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 5, Billboard Year-End Hot singles. Categories : record charts Billboard charts in American music. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Luckily, that also made this one of the most exciting years for singles on the charts and in our own personal playlists in recent memory -- one in which the biggest hits were also some of the most challenging and rewarding, and in which the more conventional pop songs that did break through on a massive scale felt fresher than they have in a long time.
From pop machine princess Ariana Grande to country queen Kacey Musgraves, pop music had the opportunity to flourish into something bigger and better. Former boybander Zayn Malik had been M. Crooning about wanting to be in love and better himself for his significant other, Zayn shows off a gentler side to his usual broody persona. The artist is well-versed in personifying what it means to be a true synth-pop musician. Grace Shaw, aka Mallrat, is an Australian powerhouse pop machine. The nagging pull of having any romantic feelings makes us queasy and Mallrat sums it up without a hitch. The lyrics are sensual and full of flirtation, inspiring us to confess our love to the most attractive person in the room. It had been two years since the sibling duo Broods released any type of new music. Disagreements with their record label caused them to put their creativity on hold and eventually, reroute themselves down a different path.