BEST OF 2016: American Songwriter’s Top 10 Songs of the Year

December 19th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

Yes, it’s that time of year once again – best of the year list-time, that is. We’re gathering together Best of 2016 from various media outlets, our own contributors and our readers, too. (Sure, just email ’em to us…)

Here’s American Songwriter magazine’s list of the Top 10 Songs of the Year, as compiled by Stephen Deusner:

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10. Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Heart Like a Levee” (MC Taylor)

9. Brandy Clark’s “Homecoming Queen” (Brandy Clark)

8. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ “Distant Sky” (Nick Cave)

7. Handsome Family’s “Gold” (Rennie Sparks/Brett Sparks)

6. Angel Olsen’s “Intern” (Angel Olsen)

5. Car Seat Headrest’s “Fill in the Blank” (Will Toledo)

4. Courtney Marie Andrews’ “How Quickly Your Heart Mends?” (Courtney Marie Andrews)

3. Drive-By Truckers’ “Surrender Under Protest” (Mike Cooley)

2. Margo Price’s “Hands of Time” (Margo Price)

1. Lori McKenna’s “Humble & Kind” (Lori McKenna)

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Stanley A. Johnson’s Top 10 Favorite Musical Places
Time Magazine’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books
TV Guide’s Top Television Shows
J Hunter’s Top Jazz Albums (Part 1)
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