Além de elaborar uma lista com os 50 melhores álbuns de 2016, a Rolling Stone também fez um ranking com as melhores músicas lançadas no ano. A lista foi novamente liderada pela cantora Beyoncé, desta vez com o single Formation.

Abaixo você confere as escolhas feitas pela publicação norte-americana:

1. Beyoncé, "Formation"
2. Frank Ocean, "Ivy"
3. Drake feat. Wizkid, Kyla, "One Dance"
4. David Bowie, "No Plan"
5. Kanye West, "Ultralight Beam"
6. Pwr Bttm, "Projection"
7. Solange, "Cranes in the Sky"
8. Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, "Work From Home"
9. Lvl Up, "Pain"
10. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, "Black Beatles"
11. Young M.A, "Ooouuu"
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Dark Necessities"
13. Wilco, "If I Ever Was a Child"
14. Mannequin Pussy, "Romantic"
15. Kendrick Lamar, "Untitled 05 | 09.21.2014."
16. Chance the Rapper feat. Saba, "Angels"
17. Lucy Dacus, "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore"
18. The Monkees, "Me & Magdalena"
19. Danny Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, "Really Doe"
20. Bob Dylan, "That Old Black Magic"
21. 21 Savage & Metro Boomin feat. Future, "X"
22. Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj, "Side to Side"
23. Little Big Town, "Better Man"
24. Courtney Barnett, "Three Packs a Day"
25. Leonard Cohen, "Treaty"
26. Vince Staples, "War Ready"
27. Angel Olsen, "Sister"
28. Lady Gaga, "Perfect Illusion"
29. Cobalt, "Beast Whip"
30. A Tribe Called Quest, "The Space Program"
31. Miranda Lambert, "Vice"
32. Kodak Black, "Everything 1K"
33. Mitski, "Your Best American Girl"
34. Britney Spears, "Clumsy"
35. Japanese Breakfast, "Everybody Wants to Love You"
36. Drive-By Truckers, "Ever South"
37. Tacocat, "Night Swimming"
38. Maren Morris, "80s Mercedes"
39. Paul Simon, "Cool Papa Bell"
40. Lil Uzi Vert, "Original Uzi (4 of Us)"
41. Yohuna, "The Moon Hangs in the Sky Like Nothing Hangs in the Sky"
42. Bob Mould, "Voices in My Head"
43. Free Cake for Every Creature, "All You Gotta Be When You're 23 Is Yourself"
44. Desiigner, "Tiimmy Turner"
45. Car Seat Headrest, "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales"
46. Helado Negro, "Runaround"
47. D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty, "Broccoli"
48. Sturgill Simpson, "Keep It Between the Lines"
49. Nicki Minaj, "Black Barbies"
50. Van Morrison, "Going Down to Bangor"