These are the songs that I was pumping the hardest in 2016, in no particular order.
Please note that the decision making that went into compiling this list, as well as my Triple J Hottest 100 list – especially the culling involved – gave me minor anxiety and I hated it and ironically what made me feel better was the playlist of all the finalists.
Big Scary – ‘The Opposite Of Us’
Right from the start, the piano draws you in. Then you’re hit with some fucking brilliant, beautiful, amazing, stellar, perfect, gorgeous, brilliant, brilliant lyrics.
“You say that you want my love then I’m a believer / You reach your hand out to me then I’m gonna hold it.”
It is perfection in a song. This is possibly my number one but I struggle with commitment.