17. Ride Of Your Life - Tinashe
For the second time on this list my review could quite easily devolve into jokes about car fucking, but instead of resorting to auto-erotica I'm going to take the high road, put my writing into top gear, and avoid car puns entirely.
In a bumper year of new music one song revved my engine like no other, and that was Tinashe's Ride Of Your Life. If FKA Twigs is the Aston Martin of female sexuality - small, classy, sleek, punchy, a contemporary classic - then Tinashe is the WRX - an overt banger with mass appeal that there are a lot of in the McDonalds carpark on Blaxland Road on a Thursday night.
While a lot of her recent music rides low, Ride Of Your Life has more junk in the trunk than usual and, if fully gassed up, you can really see the hubcaps spin.
It would, frankly, be an insult to you for me to continue to pretend I know anything at all about cars, but I know what I like, and as far as songs from 2016 are concerned, Ride Of Your Life is the one I like 17th best.