The Current's Top 89 of 2016

2016 was an incredible year for music. Each month saw a barrage of new singles and albums from a wide array of artists. We played the songs and you responded to each of them. Now, we're counting the songs down based on your votes in our annual Top 89 poll.

As the Top 89 countdown airs, results are revealed online here. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Top89!


Explore the results of our bonus categories, plus The Current staff picks:


Results for The Current's Top 89 of 2016 will post below as they are revealed on Saturday, Dec. 31 starting at 5 p.m. CT.

  1. 1.
    Lizzo: "Good As Hell"

    "Good As Hell"

    Lizzo
    Coconut Oil
  2. 2.
    Beck: "Wow"

    "Wow"

    Beck
    (Single)
  3. 3.
    David Bowie: "Lazarus"

    "Lazarus"

    David Bowie
    Blackstar
  4. 4.
    Lizzo: "Worship"

    "Worship"

    Lizzo
    Coconut Oil
  5. 5.
    Car Seat Headrest: "Drunk Drivers"
  6. 6.
    Haley Bonar: "Kismet Kill"
  7. 7.
    Angel Olsen: "Shut Up Kiss Me"

    "Shut Up Kiss Me"

    Angel Olsen
    My Woman
  8. 8.
    The Lumineers: "Ophelia"

    "Ophelia"

    The Lumineers
    Cleopatra
  9. 9.
    A Tribe Called Quest: "We The People...."

    "We The People...."

    A Tribe Called Quest
    We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
  10. 10.
    Joseph: "White Flag"
  11. 11.
    Radiohead: "Burn the Witch"

    "Burn the Witch"

    Radiohead
    A Moon Shaped Pool
  12. 12.
    Phantogram: "You Don't Get Me High Anymore"

    "You Don't Get Me High Anymore"

    Phantogram
    Three
  13. 13.
    Chance The Rapper: "Angels"

    "Angels"

    Chance The Rapper
    Coloring Book
  14. 14.
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: "Wasting Time"

    "Wasting Time"

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  15. 15.
    Leonard Cohen: "You Want It Darker"

    "You Want It Darker"

    Leonard Cohen
    You Want It Darker
  16. 16.
    Bon Iver: "22 (Over Soon)" Bob Moses Extended Version

    "22 (Over Soon)" Bob Moses Extended Version

    Bon Iver
    22, A Million
  17. 17.
    Car Seat Headrest: "Fill in the Blank"
  18. 18.
    Childish Gambino: "Redbone"

    "Redbone"

    Childish Gambino
    Awaken, My Love!
  19. 19.
    Beyonce: "Don't Hurt Yourself" feat. Jack White

    "Don't Hurt Yourself" feat. Jack White

    Beyonce
    Lemonade
  20. 20.
    Tame Impala: "The Less I Know the Better"

    "The Less I Know the Better"

    Tame Impala
    Currents
  21. 21.
    Bon Iver: "8 (circle)"

    "8 (circle)"

    Bon Iver
    22, A Million
  22. 22.
    Fitz and the Tantrums: "HandClap"

    "HandClap"

    Fitz and the Tantrums
    Fitz and the Tantrums
  23. 23.
    Har Mar Superstar: "Youth Without Love"

    "Youth Without Love"

    Har Mar Superstar
    Best Summer Ever
  24. 24.
    Chance The Rapper: "Blessings" feat. Ty Dolla $ign

    "Blessings" feat. Ty Dolla $ign

    Chance The Rapper
    Coloring Book
  25. 25.
    Father John Misty: "Real Love Baby"

    "Real Love Baby"

    Father John Misty
    (Single)
  26. 26.
    Frank Ocean: "Pink and White"

    "Pink and White"

    Frank Ocean
    Blonde
  27. 27.
    Alabama Shakes: "Sound & Color"

    "Sound & Color"

    Alabama Shakes
    Sound & Color
  28. 28.
    The Avett Brothers: "Ain't No Man"
  29. 29.
    Courtney Barnett: "Three Packs a Day"

    "Three Packs a Day"

    Courtney Barnett
    (Single)
  30. 30.
    David Bowie: "Blackstar"

    "Blackstar"

    David Bowie
    Blackstar
  31. 31.
    Radiohead: "True Love Waits"

    "True Love Waits"

    Radiohead
    A Moon Shaped Pool
  32. 32.
    Lucius: "Born Again Teen"
  33. 33.
    Sylvan Esso: "Radio"

    "Radio"

    Sylvan Esso
    (Single)
  34. 34.
    Chance The Rapper: "All We Got" feat. Kanye West

    "All We Got" feat. Kanye West

    Chance The Rapper
    Coloring Book
  35. 35.
    Iggy Pop: "Gardenia"

    "Gardenia"

    Iggy Pop
    Post Pop Depression
  36. 36.
    Bon Iver: "33 'GOD'"

    "33 'GOD'"

    Bon Iver
    22, A Million
  37. 37.
    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: "I'm Still Here"

    "I'm Still Here"

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
    Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  38. 38.
    Margaret Glaspy: "Emotions and Math"

    "Emotions and Math"

    Margaret Glaspy
    Emotions and Math
  39. 39.
    David Bowie: "I Can't Give Everything Away"

    "I Can't Give Everything Away"

    David Bowie
    Blackstar
  40. 40.
    Prince: "Moonbeam Levels"

    "Moonbeam Levels"

    Prince
    (Single)
  41. 41.
    Regina Spektor: "Bleeding Heart"

    "Bleeding Heart"

    Regina Spektor
    Remember Us to Life
  42. 42.
    Drive-By Truckers: "Surrender Under Protest"

    "Surrender Under Protest"

    Drive-By Truckers
    American Band
  43. 43.
    The Lumineers: "Cleopatra"

    "Cleopatra"

    The Lumineers
    Cleopatra
  44. 44.
    Margo Price: "Hurtin' (On the Bottle)"

    "Hurtin' (On the Bottle)"

    Margo Price
    Midwest Farmer's Daughter
  45. 45.
    Charles Bradley: "Changes"

    "Changes"

    Charles Bradley
    Changes
  46. 46.
    Hippo Campus: Boyish

    Boyish

    Hippo Campus
    (Single)
  47. 47.
    Band of Horses: "In a Drawer"
  48. 48.
    Cloud Cult: "To the Great Unknown"

    "To the Great Unknown"

    Cloud Cult
    The Seeker
  49. 49.
    Dawes: "When the Tequila Runs Out"

    "When the Tequila Runs Out"

    Dawes
    We're All Gonna Die
  50. 50.
    Solange: Cranes in the Sky

    Cranes in the Sky

    Solange
    A Seat at the Table
  51. 51.
    The Cactus Blossoms: "Stoplight Kisses"

    "Stoplight Kisses"

    The Cactus Blossoms
    You're Dreaming
  52. 52.
    Glass Animals: "Life Itself"

    "Life Itself"

    Glass Animals
  53. 53.
    Haley Bonar: "Hometown"

    "Hometown"

    Haley Bonar
    Impossible Dream
  54. 54.
    The xx: "On Hold"

    "On Hold"

    The xx
    I See You
  55. 55.
    Cloud Cult: "Through the Ages"

    "Through the Ages"

    Cloud Cult
    The Seeker
  56. 56.
    Wilco: "If I Ever Was a Child"

    "If I Ever Was a Child"

    Wilco
    Schmilco
  57. 57.
    Hippo Campus: "Violet"

    "Violet"

    Hippo Campus
    South
  58. 58.
    Polica: "Wedding"
  59. 59.
    Saint Motel: "Move"

    "Move"

    Saint Motel
    saintmotelevision
  60. 60.
    Cage the Elephant: "Trouble"

    "Trouble"

    Cage the Elephant
    Tell Me I'm Pretty
  61. 61.
    Charles Bradley: "Ain't It a Sin"

    "Ain't It a Sin"

    Charles Bradley
    Changes
  62. 62.
    The Avalanches: "Frankie Sinatra"

    "Frankie Sinatra"

    The Avalanches
    Wildflower
  63. 63.
    Prince: "Stare"

    "Stare"

    Prince
    Hit n Run Phase Two
  64. 64.
    Kendrick Lamar: "untitled 06 06.30.2014"

    "untitled 06 06.30.2014"

    Kendrick Lamar
    untitled unmastered.
  65. 65.
    Frank Ocean: "White Ferrari"

    "White Ferrari"

    Frank Ocean
    Blonde
  66. 66.
    BORNS: "American Money"

    "American Money"

    BORNS
    Dopamine
  67. 67.
    Atmosphere: "Ringo"
  68. 68.
    Band of Horses: "Casual Party"
  69. 69.
    Kungs: "This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners)"

    "This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners)"

    Kungs
    Layers
  70. 70.
    The Head and the Heart: "All We Ever Knew"

    "All We Ever Knew"

    The Head and the Heart
    Signs of Light
  71. 71.
    Elle King: "Good Girls"

    "Good Girls"

    Elle King
    Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  72. 72.
    Michael Kiwanuka: "Black Man in a White World"

    "Black Man in a White World"

    Michael Kiwanuka
    Love & Hate
  73. 73.
    Sturgill Simpson: "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)"

    "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)"

    Sturgill Simpson
    A Sailor's Guide to Earth
  74. 74.
    Kaleo: "Way Down We Go"

    "Way Down We Go"

    Kaleo
    A / B
  75. 75.
    Francis and the Lights: "Friends" feat. Bon Iver

    "Friends" feat. Bon Iver

    Francis and the Lights
    Farewell, Starlite!
  76. 76.
    case/lang/veirs: "Best Kept Secret"

    "Best Kept Secret"

    case/lang/veirs
    case/lang/veirs
  77. 77.
    Andrew Bird: "Capsized"

    "Capsized"

    Andrew Bird
    Are You Serious
  78. 78.
    Lucius: "Something About You"

    "Something About You"

    Lucius
    Good Grief
  79. 79.
    Lissie: "Don't You Give Up on Me"

    "Don't You Give Up on Me"

    Lissie
    My Wild West
  80. 80.
    Bob Mould: "Voices in My Head"
  81. 81.
    DJ Shadow: "Nobody Speak" feat. Run the Jewels

    "Nobody Speak" feat. Run the Jewels

    DJ Shadow
    The Mountain Will Fall
  82. 82.
    Lizzo: "My Skin"
  83. 83.
    Deep Vally: "Smile More"

    "Smile More"

    Deep Vally
    Femejism
  84. 84.
    M83: "Go!"

    "Go!"

    M83
    Junk
  85. 85.
    Bishop Briggs: "River"

    "River"

    Bishop Briggs
    (Single)
  86. 86.
    The Lemon Twigs: "These Words"

    "These Words"

    The Lemon Twigs
    Do Hollywood
  87. 87.
    Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam: "A 1000 Times"

    "A 1000 Times"

    Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam
    I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
  88. 88.
    The Jayhawks: "Quiet Corners and Empty Spaces"

    "Quiet Corners and Empty Spaces"

    The Jayhawks
    Paging Mr. Proust
  89. 89.
    Catfish and the Bottlemen: "7"

    "7"

    Catfish and the Bottlemen
    The Ride

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