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And the year-end lists continue! Shortly after revealing its picks for the best rap albums of the year, the gatekeeper of music-geekdom, Pitchfork, has unveiled its official list of the 100 best songs of 2016.

Though the best of 2016’s usual suspects are all here (Kanye, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Frank Ocean), its top 10 contains some curious surprises (looking at you Rae Sremmurd). Check out Pitchfork’s top 10 songs of 2016:

1. Kanye West–“Ultralight Beam”
2. Beyoncé–“Formation”
3. Solange–“Cranes in the Sky”
4. Frank Ocean–“Ivy”
5. David Bowie–“Lazarus”
6. ANOHNI–“Drone Bomb Me”
7. Rihanna–“Work”
8. Angel Olsen–“Shut Up Kiss Me”
9. Radiohead–“True Love Waits”
10. Rae Sremmurd–“Black Beatles”

Be sure to read the list of the full 100 over on Pitchfork.

In other music news, the official credits for Frank Ocean’s Blond has finally appeared online and there are a few surprises. See the whole thing right here.

Words by Jake Boyer
Music Editor
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