I really don’t know how folks release their lists before year’s end.
Here are my 50 favorite songs of last year, ordered for (with luck) listening pleasure rather than rank, bracketed by two compositions from Undertale.
Be warned: this is sugar through-and-through. There’s not much on here that I’d consider quiet or introspective. Certainly nothing you could call acoustic. I’m embarrassed by the hip-hop portion’s tiny size. There’s no overlap with either Pitchfork’s top 100 tracks or top 50 albums. Nelly shows up twice. Yeah, that’s what this is like.