The Best Singles of 2016, #14


14. CHVRCHES with Hayley Williams, “Bury It”

As the album/touring cycle for the brilliant Every Open Eye wound down, CHVRCHES did a good job staying in the public eye by releasing a new version of the standout track “Bury It”, featuring re-recorded vocals and a special appearance by Hayley Williams of Paramore. Accompanied by a wonderfully animated video that played up the song’s optimistic and empowering message, it was a welcome mood lightener in a year filled with so many depressing cultural moments.