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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6. Pwr Bttm, "Projection"

The glitter-punk duo sing about growing up as that queer kid who looks out the window and doesn't see any place to belong. Pwr Bttm dropped this just a few weeks after Orlando, which added resonance to the hook "My skin isn't made for the weather" – a song about the courage of stepping outside.

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