The 50 Best Soul Songs of 2016

(December 21, 2016) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year.  And 2016 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below in our list of the 50 Best Soul Songs of 2016.   

The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but here are the selections from our staff, listed alphabetically. We also have a Spotify playlist below so that you can listen to the list. 

You can’t go wrong with any of these. Congratulations to the artists involved!

(December 21, 2016) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year.  And 2016 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below in our list of the 50 Best Soul Songs of 2016.   

The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but here are the selections from our staff, listed alphabetically. We also have a Spotify playlist below so that you can listen to the list. 

You can’t go wrong with any of these. Congratulations to the artists involved!

Here is our list of the 50 Best Soul Songs of 2016
(all are listed alphabetically)

"All I Ever Wanted" - Robert Gee
"All My People" - Kindred the Family Soul
"Am I Wrong" - Anderson.Paak
"Amen" - Anthony Hamilton 
"As You Are" - Lori Jenaire ft. Patrice Rushen
"Be Careful Out There" - Regina Belle
"Beautiful Problem' - Anthony David
"Best Friends" - Ashleigh Smith
"Can't Keep On (With My Heart)" - Marcell
     Russell & Teddy Douglas
"Can't Stop the Feeling" - Justin Timberlake
"Da D'an Da" – Chantae Cann 
"Daddy Lessons" - Beyonce
"Dance Again" - James Day feat. Trina Broussard
"Don't Touch My Hair" - Solange
"Don't Want You Back" - Leela James
"Ear Hustlin" - D Maurice
"Everything I Miss At Home" Will Downing
"Feelin' Some Kinda Way" (Feat. Najee and
      Avery*Sunshine) - Frank McComb
"Feels" - Snoh Aalegra
"Find It Hard To Say" by Jamie Lidell
"Fun & Games" - Eric Benet
"Gimme the Grease" - Chops N Soul
"Good Woman" - La'Porsha Renee
"Gravity" - Javier Colon
"I Made It" - Gordon Chambers, Eric
      Roberson and Steff Reed

"I See You" - Aaron Abernathy
"In This Room" -Tavonna Miller
"Insanity" Gregory Porter and Lalah Hathaway
"Just Whatcha Like" by Zo! and Joi
"Let Me Know" -After 7
"Long Song Away" - Kevin Ross 
“Love & Hate” - Michael Kiwanuka
"Love Like That" - Mayer Hawthorne
"Lucy" - Macy Gray
"Me And Your Mama" by Childish Gambino
"Mind, Body and Soul" - Heston
"No Peace," KeKe Wyatt
"Penthouse Floor," John Legend 
"Permission" - Ro James
"Piano Song" - Eryn Allen Kane
"Place to Hide" - Kandace Springs
"Rear View Mirror" - Lamone
"Red Eye" - KING
"Share With Me" - Chris Jasper
"So I Can Have You Back," Joe
"Somebody Else Will," Tweet ft. Missy Elliott 
"Something" - Phonte and Eric Roberson
"Stronger Than Before" - Toni Redd
"The Three of Me" - William Bell
"Unconditional Love" - Greg Dean, Chantae
     Cann, Jarrod Lawson
"Walk Away" - Musiq Soulchild
"What's Love" - ABIAH 
"Why I Love You" - MAJOR.
"You Can Feel It" - Young Gun Silver Fox
"You Know You're In Love" - Take 6
"You Make Me Feel Like (feat. Faith Evans)" - J Moss  

 

   

 

 
SoulTracks Choice Cut - Toni Redd - "Underneath My Skin"
Song of the Month - Stokley - "Level"
CD of the Month - Phil Perry - Breathless
Sneak Peek - Raul Midon - Bad Ass and Blind

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