50 Best Songs of 2016

Beyoncé owned our world, Drake lit up the dance floor, and Rae Sremmurd got their John Lennon on

18. The Monkees, "Me & Magdalena"

Who could have expected a comeback this great? Mike Nesmith gets to show off all the mileage on his country-fried pipes in this superb road-weary ballad, written to order by a lifelong Monkees fan, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.

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