Playlist: Our Favorite Songs Of 2016

From Frank Ocean to Mitski, Solange to Kaytranada, our top tunes of the year

We didn’t see this year coming, but we heard it from all sides. In Signal & Noise 2016, you’ll find the way we made sense out of all of that sound.

2016 was a brilliant year for music. Chance the Rapper made you nostalgic for Blockbuster! Anohni made a club banger about drone strikes! Fifth Harmony changed the way we view construction sites! The MTV News staff has compiled a few of our favorite songs into a playlist for you — and by “a few,” we mean literally 100 songs, which comes out to almost seven hours. Here you’ll find superstars (Solange, Frank Ocean, David Bowie) and rising talents worth a look (have you ugly-cried to Mitski yet?).

We recommend you keep this on a loop.

Check out more from the year in music, culture, politics, and style in Signal & Noise 2016.