Ranking a best songs list is a difficult task. While top-charting pop bangers can eviscerate a club floor (Jamie xx, we're looking at you), you'd probably prefer a country-imbued slow-burner to soundtrack your morning routine (enter Kurt Vile's "Pretty Pimpin"). So who's to say what's "the best"? But regardless of what mapping the best songs of this year means, arguing about it sure is a favorite activity of ours (next to listening). Here's our top 25 picks for everyone to bicker over—and if you're looking for the best albums of the year, we've rounded them up too for your perusal.
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