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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11. Rihanna, "Needed Me"

Rihanna's lifetime total of fucks given remains zero – in fact, "Needed Me" might push it down into negative numbers. "Trying to fix your inner issues with a bad bitch" – ouch. "Needed Me" is the coldest of cold, the hardest of hard, the most fabulously merciless Rihanna has ever sounded on wax.

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