Thursday 8 December 2016

Generic list post: 2016's best non-rap songs IMO

Now is the winter of our vanity content, where everyone inflicts their favourite songs of the year on t'internet via all manner of convoluted lists. Here's 16 legit jams from the past year or so which aren't even rap songs - instead we got House shit from Chicago dons and cheeky Nando's dons, U.K Afrobeats shit, Dancehall shit, Ghancehall shit, R&B shit, girl-group pop shit featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and future-FunK shit which bangs that little bit harder than DāM-FunK's usual shit.

Mr. Fingers - Qwazars
Shift K3Y - Like This
Moelogo - Pénkéle
Kwamz & Flava - Takeover [O.G version]
Kwamz & Flava ft. Coast2Coast Ent. - Stop Stalling
New Age Muzik - Da Beat
Spice - Indicator
Dexta Daps - Chinese Jordan
Chi Ching Ching - Nacho
Konshens - Bruk Off Mi Cock
Shatta Wale - Bie Gya
Tweet - Magic
Jacquees - Know You
Tinashe - Touch Pass
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home
DāM-FunK - Hazy Stomp

Bonus beats: top 5 old non-rap songs ya host discovered in 2016. How had none of these songs found their way into my orbit before this year? It's a mystery, Scooby Doo.

The Animals - Inside-Looking Out (1966)
Bananarama - He's Got Tact (1982)
Larry Heard - Missing You (1999)
Chi Ching Ching - Roast Or Fry (Breadfruit) (2015)
Donae'o - Mami No Like (2015)


Larry JuHeard said...

Missing You a GOAT song

I only got put on Kate Bush this year #problematic

Bless you for this list I will peruse in the bubble bath with the bud inside the tub of glass

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

On teh Larry Heard tip, I also discovered Gherkin Jerks' Strange Creatures this year.

SE said...

Finally came around to Ghancehall thanks to ya intrepid coveration

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Shatta Wale still got the best video outfit of 2016.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Also, cheers 4 the Chi Ching Ching head's up innit.

Anonymous said...

Fifth Harmony are the only good thing to ever come from The X Factor

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Honourable mention here goes to Omo Alhaji by YCEE; omitted because I already had too much Afrobeats shit in the list.

TOTO said...

DJ Neptizzle's Afrobeats 2016 list might be of interest to you/y'all:

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


Damn, the O.G version of Kwamz & Flava's Takeover has been replaced with the shitty rerecorded version on Spotify. The latter completely mangles the best bit in the song.

Anonymous said...


Zara said...

Good to see Work From Home!

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Can't trust any 2016 jams list which doesn't contain Work From Home.

Vinnie Pazz and Jop said...

Curious to know what you make of the new Frank Ocean and Solange.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

*Jeezy voice*

Never heard a song by 'em not one time.

Vinnie Pazz and Jop said...

Give the Solange a try. You'll be surprised.

Dank said...

Blame Black Butter Entertainment for fucking up Takeover.