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My Top-50 Rock Songs of 2016

December 25, 2016

Finally, 2016 has come to an end. While it was a horrible year for celebrity deaths and the political system in the U.S., rock music had a great year. While it will take some time to determine if any of this year’s releases will, eventually, become staples in the classic rock format (15-20 years down the line), these 50 selections will stand as my top choices for 2016.

 

1. Volbeat – “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”


2. The Pretty Reckless – “Take Me Down”


3. Disturbed – “The Sound of Silence”


4. Shinedown – “State of My Head”


5. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”


6. Bring Me The Horizon – “Happy Song”


7. Chevelle – “Joyride (Omen)”


8. Red Sun Rising – “Emotionless”


9. Halestorm – “Mayhem”


10. Foo Fighters – “Saint Cecilia”


11. Muse – “Reapers”


12. 3 Doors Down – “In The Dark”


13. Five Finger Death Punch – “Wash It All Away”


14. Shinedown – “Asking For It”


15. Pop Evil – “Take It All”


16. Breaking Benjamin – “Angels Fall”


17. Five Finger Death Punch – “My Nemesis”


18. Adelitas Way – “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)”


19. Skillet – “Feel Invincible”


20. Blink-182 – “Bored To Death”


21. Pop Evil – “Footsteps”


22. Disturbed – “The Light”


23. Sixx:AM – “Rise”


24. Ghost – “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”


25. Breaking Benjamin – “Failure”


26. Pop Evil – “Ways To Get High”


27. Zac Brown Band (featuring Chris Cornell) – “Heavy Is The Head”


28. Korn – “Rotting In Vain”


29. Disturbed – “Open Your Eyes”


30. Papa Roach – “Falling Apart”


31. Five Finger Death Punch – “I Apologize”


32. Green Day – “Bang Bang”


33. A Day To Remember – “Paranoia”


34. Nothing More – “Here’s To The Heartache”


35. Metallica – “Hardwired”


36. Deftones – “Phantom Bride”


37. Thrice – “Black Honey”


38. Shinedown – “Cut The Cord”


39. HELLYEAH – “I Don’t Care Anymore”


40. Highly Suspect – “Lydia”


41. 3 Doors Down – “Still Alive”


42. Volbeat – “Seal The Deal”


43. Ghost – “Square Hammer”


44. Trivium – “Until The World Goes Cold”


45. Prophets of Rage – “Prophets of Rage”


46. From Ashes to New – “Through It All”


47. Bring Me The Horizon – “Throne”


48. Disturbed – “The Vengeful One”


49. Highly Suspect – “My Name Is Human”


50. Deftones – “Prayers/Triangles”

 

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