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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5. Solange, "Cranes in the Sky"

A deep-soul ballad where Solange can't escape her melancholy, yet Raphael Saadiq's bass gives her the courage to push on to the next line.

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