Songs That Stayed With Me In 2016

I liked over 450 songs on SoundCloud in 2016. These are the ones that stayed with me.


Comments (Archived):

  1. conorop

    Thanks for this! Soundcloud has been making a resurgence in my music listening pattern. Also – this playlist makes me want to digitally archive music that defined the year for me. I’m going to give that a try for 2017. Happy New Year!

  2. falicon

    The bookends (Bacha Gagoshashvili) are both excellent…didn’t love a lot of the stuff in the middle though…

    1. fredwilson

      If I give you just one new song to like, I’ve done my job 😉

  3. Vendita Auto

    Leaving the table Leonard Cohen

  4. kevando

    This is great. Right up there with following Snapchat founder on Hype Machine :D

  5. BillMcNeely

    Needed something to listen to on my 5 hour drive to work on Monday in Houston

  6. TeddyBeingTeddy

    Check out Borns.

  7. Dennis Mykytyn

    Check out my current fav Lo Moon. One song out, album is done and coming out on Columbia soon. LA-based band and friends of mine.

    1. fredwilson

      will do. thanks!

      1. Dennis Mykytyn

        also think you will like ATR31 (pronounced A T Ray), released on my Manimal record label a few months ago. very chill NYC duo.

  8. Dan Epstein

    Look forward to checking out. I’ve heard of 4 of the artists, so lots of new stuff.

  9. Jordan Jackson

    love the nico jaar and the kanye!!!

  10. jason wright

    Hot Bots by The Blockers

  11. pointsnfigures

    more than one tune a day, strong.

    1. Vasudev Ram

      Jerry Pournelle (in BYTE mag) in the 80’s or so: “The microcomputer revolution continues, and I haven’t weakened yet.”…

  12. Susan Rubinsky

    Wow! Really love this!

    1. Susan Rubinsky

      Also, I’ve been slow on music this year (I guess I was too busy working). Just realized I can connect Soundcloud to my Sonos system now. This makes me so happy!!!

  13. creative group

    FRED:You are so F’n Kool! (At least your children think so, which is all that matters) Some selections resonate more than others. Couldn’t understand Young Ma, but ooouuu. (Piggybacking off Bobby Shmurda style and Hot Boy beat who by the way is serving seven huge years, hard to recover in the music business on that)(Nothing in the unintellectable bitch, hoe Dirty South category) Traditional Hip Hop usually. MC’s with perspective and something to say.What in the world is Young Thug talking about. Take out DJ Mustard and Mike WILL Made it beats and there is pure terror on the brain.Rae Sremmurd’s The Black Beatles (Mike WILL Made it beat is ridiculous) Can someone teach them how to play an instrument. Please!——–Can we give Hall & Oates a little love today?Sara Smile——-She’s Gone——–We grew up on this music!!!! Let’s not forget it. The Baby Boomer generation is the best generation ever. No matter how young your children keep you.Eagles, Boston, Billy Joel, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, The O’Jays, etc.

  14. george

    Indirectly, I thought about Shazam and how great their app is at identifying content. Curious about what people here think about Shazam and areas they should pursue in the future?

  15. Donna Brewington White

    “Songs that stayed with me” is intriguing. Look forward to listening.Wonder if there a way to get this onto my Alexa?

  16. creative group

    CONTRIBUTORS:EARTH, WIND AND FIRE (In a Don Cornelius Soul Train introduction or Dick Clark of American Bandstand)Imagination————–September

  17. creative group

    CONTRIBUTORS:BS! FRED is doing refeers with his son.(Slang term used by babyboomers for Maryjane, Marijuana,. Joint, bowls)✌

    1. fredwilson


      1. creative group


        1. jason wright

          are you on something dude?

          1. creative group

            jason wright:humor is something that humans engage.Anyone in eyes view knows Fred is so straight laced flatulence runs the opposite way. (Another point of humor humans engage) Try it.

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  18. jschless

    Redbone is an incredible song. I love the outcome of Gambino out of his element. Such a special thing happened. Paired with an unbelievable guitar riff. This was on repeat for a week of two when it came out..

  19. Bruce Warila

    Really liked the song by Cayetana.. Vocals reminded me of Lucinda Williams. Thanks for posting, and thanks for all of your posts in 2016!

    1. Susan Rubinsky

      Me too!

  20. Tom Labus

    Love this post. Lot of great songs.The song by La Sera is great. She has an amazing voice!

  21. William Mougayar

    I like this year’s selections better than last year, judging by the number I was able to listen to!

  22. Susan Rubinsky

    This song came out in 2015, but I couldn’t stop listening in 2016. (My son is sick of it but still laughs whenever he hears me playing it.) Unfortunately, it’s not on Soundcloud.

    1. Susan Rubinsky

      Here’s another from the same band, though, on Soundcloud:<iframe width=”100%” height=”450″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” src=”…”></iframe>