Below are the best songs of as chosen by the Noisey staff. Listen to them on Apple Music and Spotify. See also: The Best Albums of
50. DJ Khaled - "Wild Thoughts"
Playboi Carti's "Magnolia" was a breakout moment for rapper and producer alike. Rap singles have always been this popular and important, but this year, it felt like they got a little more recognition. This, of course, has a lot to do with the transition to legitimate streaming and the role of playlists in discovery; Rap Caviar still the most popular of them all. Scroll through to see what made the list. You can also peep our Spotify playlist with all of the songs you see below minus Jay-Z's music, which is still locked away on Tidal , so you can take 's hottest tracks with you wherever you go. DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna leads the chorus on this beat while Bryson makes a subtle but necessary appearance on the third verse. Generally, interludes are seldom album highlights, but Guwop wastes no time in demolishing this instrumental. Ever since his release from prison in , Gucci Mane has been rapping like a man possessed.
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The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. At the end of a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If albums had something of a soft landing on the pop landscape in , then songs more than picked up the headline-grabbing slack.