Best Songs of 2016 - The 2nd Annual DerekPlease Awards

2016 was a slightly boring year for pop music, save for new master works by icons like Britney Spears and club crowd favorites like Tove Lo and Erika Jayne. These are the juicy beats that made the biggest impact on me this past year.


5. "How Many Fucks? (Dave Aude Remix)" - Erika Jayne

Oops, she did it again! "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne scores her 9th #1 Billboard Dance hit with "How Many Fucks?" It's a saucy send off to her Twitter haters and catty "Housewives" co-stars. 

4. "True Disaster" - Tove Lo

Probably the only chorus of 2016 that can be described as "soaring," and the first truly timeless-sounding track by otherwise trend-heavy Swedish pop singer-songwriter Tove Lo

3. "U-turn" - Tegan & Sara

In a surprising twist, former indie hipster Tegan & Sara go past full-blown pop and produce the most bubblegum song of the entire year. Gay fans rejoice! Sister, sister indeed. 

2. "Super Natural (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)" - Danny L. Hartle

2015's queen of gay pop Carly "Slay" (ok, Rae) Jepsen returns with a taste of what's to come; a more mature, dance floor geared sound less concerned with radio success.

1. SONG OF THE YEAR 2016
"Make Me (feat. G-Eazy)" - Britney Spears

With EDM slowing fading from pop radio, Britney Spears adapts accordingly with a poppy mid-tempo R&B anthem for the 90s-obsessed millennial in all of us. Both ethereal and biting, the track is topped off with a sexy verse from red hot rapper G-Eazy (the MC behind the 2016 hit single "Me, Myself & I (feat. Bebe Rexha)"."


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