19. Vulcan - Shogun
No jokes here. In a time of Konnichiwa, Shogun is a real kid spitting real. Grime came out of a garage and turned into a cartoon; Shogun puts it back on the street, legitimising a scene that has become increasingly known for slick radio-friendly beats and vacuous lyrics.
Vulcan is equal parts uplifting and heart-breaking and it is my 19th best song of 2016.