Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of 2016

Beyoncé's ultimate kiss-off, Rae Sremmurd's sublime Beatles ode and other standout tracks from the year that was

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2. Beyoncé, "Sorry"

Bey-dolatry reached new heights in 2016: It's hard to imagine any other pop star in history needing to make an official disclaimer onstage every night that she isn't God, without meaning it as a joke. But "Sorry" epitomizes why the theological debate rages on: a blast of dust-to-fuckboys aggro, ripping through shrouds of loneliness and inviting the world to suck her balls. Middle fingers up, forever.

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