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The 40 Most Underrated Pop Songs Of 2016

A list created by me.

40. "Rare" by Gwen Stefani

Didn't really care for her new album except this song. This is a good song.

39. "Big Bad Wolf" by Fifth Harmony

Epic Records

A Japanese bonus track from their new album (RIP) that was just really fucking good.

38. "How Many Fucks" by Erika Jayne

The best Real Housewife with the best Real Housewife song since "Money Can't Buy You Class." (I know she was a musician before becoming a Real Housewife but you know what I mean.)

37. "Pretty Girl" by Maggie Lindemann

Awkward lyrics but fun to sing.

36. "Lost & Found" by BETSY

2016's version of "Believe" by Cher.

35. "Kicks" by Lauren Aquilina

Inspiring. Got me through April.

34. "Critical Mistakes" by 888

Reminds me of 2003.

33. "Wrong Victory" by MS MR

Brb, pulling my skin off and crying.

32. "Home Alone" by Ansel Elgort

When I first heard this song and realized it was by Ansel Elgort I was like "Huh?" I still feel that way because it bops.

31. "Love Like We Used To" by Captain Cuts featuring Nateur

Sounds like Bruno Mars. Will get stuck in your head. Better than "24K Gold."

30. "Feel Good Song" by Vardaan Arora

"Dark clouds, gray skies, tequila by the bar until it dies." Instantly hooked.

29. "Kill the Lights" by Alex Newell and DJ Cassidy

This song is just a lot of fun.

28. "Monopoly" by Mokita X CADE

Better than the board game.

27. "Burn Break Crash" by Aanysa and Snakehips

Extremely '90s.

26. "Life Goes On" by Fergie

"MILF $" was weird but this is much better. I NEED "DOUBLE DUCHESS."

25. "Second Nature" by Stalking Gia

This is just really chill.

24. "Where the Hell Are My Friends" by LANY

Finally a negative song about LA.

23. "On Your Side" by The Veronicas

Makes me wish I were a lesbian.

22. "Hometown Girl" by ZHU


21. "Bubblegum" by Mystery Jets

The keyboard in this song hot damn!

20. "Call On Me" by Starley

Feel good, chill, and overall...good.

19. "The Fighter" by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood

A very solid country-pop bop.

18. "When You Love Someone" by James TW

My parents aren't even divorced and I love this song.

17. "11 Blocks" by Wrabel

Sad but good lol.

16. "After the Afterparty" by Charli XCX

2016's "We Can't Stop."

15. "Arigato" by Julie Bergan

"Arigato motherfuckers." Iconic!

14. "Good As Hell" by Lizzo

The song doesn't lie! You will feel good as hell after listening to this.

13. "Move" by Saint Motel

2016's "Uptown Funk."

12. "Hurts So Good" by Astrid S.

Cool name. Cool song.

11. "Netflix & Chill" by Drianu

Get past the title. This bops and kind of sounds like one of those Disney World light parades.

10. "Mayday" by Cam

My favorite country song of 2016.

9. "Mean What I Mean" by AlunaGeorge, Leikeli47, and Dreezy

I've shown this video to so many people. Literally everyone has liked it.

8. "Fragile" by Prince Fox and Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld's superior collaboration.

7. "Playing With Fire" by BlackPink

I'm not a K-pop person but BlackPink is the shit. This is one of the catchiest pop songs of the year! Fifth Harmony is shaking!

6. "Whistle" by BlackPink

I know. I KNOW. Two BlackPink songs in a row but they really are THAT girl group. "Whistle" did that. Flo Rida wishes!

5. "Tired of Talking" by Léon

I just really love this song.

4. "Three Thirty" by Eighty Ninety

A folky electro song that builds and builds until it completely fucks you up.

3. "Good Touch" by Good Graeff

You will like this song the first time you listen to it. There's a cello.

2. "You Don't Know Love" by Olly Murs

My go-to treadmill song. Helped me lose 3 pounds.

1. "On Purpose" by Sabrina Carpenter

Yes, that is the girl from Girl Meets World. Yes, I'm obsessed. Yes, this is the most underrated song of 2016.

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