61 lists celebrating the best and worst in music, style, and the internet.

Illustration by Erik Carter

3 Times Drake Wasn’t Ready For The Twerk

1. At The BRIT Awards
2. At the Miami stop of the ANTI Tour
3. In the “Work” video

3 Times We Lost Faith In The Mannequin Challenge

1. When Hillary Clinton did it
2. When a group of Dallas Cowboys executives attempted on a jet but were a little too shaky
3. When Allen Iverson didn't play along

… and 3 Times We Believed Again

1. When those little babies couldn’t stop moving their mouths
2. When that dog held still with a Dorito on his head
3. When we made one in The FADER's New York office

The Best Song On Anti
3 Times Bernie Sanders Reminded Us That Ball Is Life

1. When he celebrated his New Hampshire primary victory by splashing buckets
2. When The Guardian earnestly reported that “from mid-range he could kill you”
3. When he stayed balling at the Costco

5 Things That Don’t Feel Like They Happened In 2016 That We Don’t Want To Talk About
5 Things That Don’t Feel Like They Happened In 2016 That We Do Still Want To Talk About

1. Drake basketball highlights
2. Zootopia
3. When President Obama and Anthony Bourdain had noodles and beer in Vietnam
4. Tyler, The Creator's Golf Wang fashion show
5. The Lobster

3 Things Taylor Swift Might Have Actually Been Waiting In Line For In Her Voting Selfie

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1. A lobster roll
2. The Supreme x The North Face drop
3. The Wilco Schmilco CD

3 People Who Should Have Their Passports Taken Away From Them

1. Ryan Lochte
2. Donald Trump
3. Ian Connor

Things Memes Are Bigger Than Now
14 Songs That Might Have Helped Hillary Win Had She Chosen Them Over “Fight Song”

1. Sheer Mag, “Can’t Stop Fighting”
2. YG and Nipsey Hussle, "Fuck Donald Trump”
3-14. All of Lemonade

6 Inspiring Yet Completely Unexpected Surprise Guest Appearances

1. Lil Yachty, then mostly unknown, modeling in the Yeezy Season 3 show
2. Queens of the Stone Age sampled on Skepta’s “Gang”
3. Beyoncé performing at the Country Music Awards
4. Craig David featured on Kaytranada’s “Got It Good”
5. Alex G playing on Frank Ocean’s Blonde
6. Cass McCombs performing on Ellen

Words That Were In
2 Things We’re Going To Miss In 2017

1. Barack Obama
2. Kratom

4 Jobs Obama Should Take Next Year

1. Therapist
2. Lifestreamer on YouTube
3. NBA Commissioner
4. DIY rock promoter

5 Bands That Leah Wrote About That We Can’t Believe Are Real
Top 2 Side Dishes Yams Aficionado Shirley Caeser Forgot To Bring To Thanksgiving Dinner

2. Caramelized brussel sprouts
1. Broccoli

10 Emo-est Lyrics

1. “I thought that I was dreaming/ When you said you loved me” — Frank Ocean, “Ivy”
2. “My baby’s in Massachusetts/ And all this booze is useless” — Modern Baseball, “Mass”
3. “I just need my girlfriend” — Future, “Purple Reign”
4. “I wanna see the whole world/ I don't know how I'm gonna pay rent." — Mitksi, “My Body's Made Of Crushed Little Stars”
5. “Counting down the miles till we leave the state/ I'm counting down the minutes till I can erase/ every memory of you” — PUP, “If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You I Will”
6. “I'm always blamin' you, but what's sad, you not the problem” — Kanye West, “Real Friends”
7. “I’m just going to the store, to the store/ You might not see me anymore” — Carly Rae Jepsen, “Store”
8. “I'm sorry that I don't know how to love” — NBA Youngboy, “How to Love”
9. “I’ll sleep between y’all, it’s no thing” — Frank Ocean, “Self Control”
10. “I saw Leah on the bus a few months ago/ Saw some old friends at her funeral” — Pinegrove, “Old Friends”

10 Happiest Lyrics

1. “Aw shit, no more nights starving/ I believed in me all year and came out on top balling” — Kamaiyah, “I’m On”
2. “You know it sure is nice/ To have a sexy sweet woman… You know there's lots of pretty girls/ You make 'em all seem so dumb” — Natural Child, “Sure Is Nice”
3. “I’m not dead and I feel better than last time I talked to you” — Teen Suicide, “I Don’t Think It’s Too Late”
4. "You're a rancid girl/ In a rancid world/ But I don't mind” — Cass McCombs, “Rancid Girl”
5. "Our love isn't plastic/ But here's my credit/ Why not go max it” — Craig David, “Got It Good”
6. “I just copped a jet to fly over personal debt” — Kanye West, “Famous”
7. “I had to make a track to say I'm proud of you/ Stop that track to tell my children that I'm proud of them” — Gucci Mane, “All My Children”
8. “Me and bae Bonnie Clyde, everything we do right/ Love her vibe, love her vibe, she make me feel so nice/ She 100, the first day we met she let me fuck all night” — Young Thug, “RiRi”
9. "Our love's strong like Mufasa and Simba/ Never need to download Tinder” — Skepta, “Text Me Back”
10. “And I'm loving all races, hell nah I don't discriminize” — Quavo, “Pick Up the Phone”

The Most Culturally Relevant Artist of 2016
4 Comebacks We’re Pretty Sure We Willed Into Existence
5 Britney Spears Instagrams That Made Us Wonder What Life Really Means

1. When she described a chessboard as "very interesting"
2. When she captioned a picture of Elvis eating breakfast "as good as it gets!"
3. Her second chess-themed Instagram post
4. "Animal instincts"
5. When she posted a creepy photo of what might be a time capsule, captioned "what lies beneath"

3 Supporting Musicians Who Upstaged The Main Show

1. The guy playing guitar in a balaclava for Future on SNL
2. The sassy sax dude from Beyoncé’'s CMA performance
3. Korn surprising the Korn tribute band Korn Again onstage in the U.K.

6 Most Punk People Who Didn’t Make Punk Music

1. Miranda Lambert
2. Little Simz
3. Chino Amobi
4. Jeremy Corbyn
5. Shailene Woodley
6. 21 Savage

2 People Who Weren’t Punk At All

1. Chloë Grace Moretz
2. Ted Cruz

4 Frogs That Had A Bad Year

1. Toughie the Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog, whose death sent his species into extinction
2. Pepe
3. The frog dad on Planet Earth II whose kids were eaten by wasps
4. Kermit upon being referred to as “Tea Lizard”

All The Times Drake Was Self-Aware This Year

1. When that billboard said “Views was actually pretty good.”

Top Times Steven Adams Got Kicked In The Nuts By Draymond Green
3 Times We Wished Joanne Was Scamming Us

1. Trump winning
2. Brexit
3. When Zach Braff was confirmed to star as Alex Blumberg in the in-development ABC sitcom about the meta-podcast StartUp

5 People Who Actually Might’ve Had A Good 2016

1. Virginia McLaurin, the 106-year-old woman who danced upon meeting the Obamas
2. Teyana Taylor
3. Simone Biles
4. Ken Bone
5. Donald Glover

Our Year In Merch
5 Best Supporting Performances On Film

5. Viola Davis, Fences
4. Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea
3. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
2. Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
1. Shia LaBeouf’s rattail, American Honey

4 Times We Wish We Were Dating Keyshia Ka’oir

1. When she and Gucci Mane rode with the top down
2. Whenever she works out
3. When she raps all the words to a Gucci Mane song on IG.
4. When she had Gucci Mane in a waist trainer

3 Robots We Don’t Trust

1. Chloe from Best Buy
2. The staff of the peopleless grocery store Amazon Go
3. Michael Sheen in Passengers

3 Steps Toward Dystopia We Were Willing To Take

1. Allowing Uber to track our location 24/7
2. Downloading Pokémon Go
3. Waking up every morning

Top 2 Times Tina Knowles Was Our Favorite Music Critic On Instagram

1. When she described A Seat At The Table as "an awesome, socially conscious , beautiful to listen to, Delicious to look at, (the visuals are amazing Art pieces , thought provoking to analyze , (the lyrics are clever , funnny, relatable and deep! The message is one of pride , anguish , frustration and triumph. She did the damn thing. A must hear!”

2. When she reviewed "Formation": “Soo proud of the black and Louisiana culture this video shows! "I got that hot sauce in my bag" 😄”

4 Times YG Was Zaddy


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7 Rap-Indebted Fashion Accessories That Were In

1. Fuzz balls
2. Neck pillows
3. Hockey jerseys
4. Large-ass coats
5. Vintage Cartier glasses
6. Dad hats
7. Manic Panic hair dye

3 Rap-Indebted Fashion Accessories That Were Out

1. Future hats
2. Hoverboards
3. Ski goggles

Vines We Will Never Forget
2 People Who Actually Got A Wayne Verse This Year

1. Chance The Rapper
2. Solange

3 Cameos On Atlanta That Made Us Lose Our Shit

1. R3tro Sp3ctro
2. Migos
3. Lloyd (and Jaleel White)

The Best Frank Ocean Song Of 2016
118 People Who Made Heaven Cooler

David Bowie
Bankroll Fresh
Muhammed Ali
Bill Cunningham
Taylor Crenshaw bka Nicole Milfie
Shawty Lo
Gwen Ifill
Phife Dawg
Anton Yelchin
Zsa Zsa Gbor
John Glenn
Afeni Shakur
Leonard Cohen
Big Ang
Pauline Oliveros
Dylan Rieder
David Mancuso
Fidel Castro
Elie Wiesel
Zaha Hadid
Sharon Jones
Craig Sager
John Saunders
Alan Vega
Garry Shandling
Pete Burns
Alan Thicke
Alan Rickman
Lor Scoota
Merle Haggard
Gene Wilder
All the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire
All the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting

3 People Who Are More Qualified To Get Positions in Trump’s Cabinet Than Anyone He’s Actually Appointing

1. Evil Kermit
2. Dr. Love
3. Flossie Dicky

8 Quavo Features We Couldn’t Live Without

1. “Pick Up The Phone,” Travis Scott and Young Thug
2. “Long Time,” Ty Dolla $ign
3. “Good Drank,” 2 Chainz
4. “What You Doin,” Trouble DTE featuring Quavo and Young Thug
5. “Dab Of Ranch,” Rap Snacks Jingle
6. “??? (Where),” Ty Dolla $ign
7. “F Cancer,” Young Thug
8. “Come Thru,” Blac Youngsta

8 Things Yeezy Model (And FADER Staff Writer) Lakin Can Reveal About The MSG Show Without Violating Her NDA

1. There were so many people under that tarp
2. We all got along
3. When “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.2” came on, people struggled to hold their poses because the beat knocked so hard
4. There was only one white girl among the extras
5. People went hard for the vegetarian lunch options
6. At 24, I was older than almost everyone
7. North West ran up and down the row while her mom and aunts danced to all TLOP.
8. Kanye West looked at me and said “Thank you” as he walked out of the stadium

8 Times Cardi B Made Feminism For Everyone

1. When she reminded us that pimples are “normal"
2. When she defended women who choose to get plastic surgery
3. When she clapped back at haters with her resumé
4. When she pointed out that strippers are hustlers too
5. When she preached financial literacy
6. When she said feminism is "different women supporting each other"
7. When she preached safe sex
8. When she literally told us feminism is for everyone

4 Emotional Stages to Seeing the Sean Penn / El Chapo Photo

1. “How did El Chapo get backstage at the CMTs.”
2. “Good grip.”
4. “Holy shit Sean Penn is a good journalist.”

2 People Who Earned A Sabbatical For 2017

1. Yes Julz
2. Lena Dunham

The Best Emojis
8 Metro Drop Vines We’re Still Running Back
6 Things We Still Think TLOP Stands For

1. The Loop Of Poopaloop
2. The Lord Of Pies
3. That Large Open Port
4. The Life Of Peter [Pan]
5. The Life Of Panye
6. Terrible List Of Puns

11 Songs From 2015 That We Listened To In 2016

1. Bankroll Fresh, “Real Trapper”
2. Wiki, "God Bless Me" ft. Skepta
3. Quarterbacks, "Not In Luv"
4. Kamaiyah, “How Does It Feel”
5. Dawes, “All Your Favorite Bands”
6. Nicole Dollanganger, “You’re So Cool”
7. Young Thug, “Constantly Hating”
8. Rae Sremmurd, “This Could Be Us”
9. Elvis Depressedly, "Rock N' Roll"
10. Juiceboxxx, "Follow Your Fucked Up Dreams"
11. Ty Dolla $ign f. Big TC and D-Love, “Miracle/Wherever”

11 Emojis We Still Need

1. Two black ballerinas
2. A condom
3. A marijuana leaf
4. Butt crack
5. Iced Coffee
6. Freshly done eyebrows
7. A smiley wearing headphones
8. A smiley with a pimple
9. A smiley face that accurately depicts dread
10. A glass of rosé
11. A silhouette of a witch flying across the moon

6 Collaborations Rumored In 2016 That Didn’t Come Out, But That We Hope Still Do

1. Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino
2. Lil Yachty, Soulja Boy, and Lil B
3. Drake and Kanye West
4. Beyoncé and Mariah Carey
5. Drake and Skepta
6. Swae Lee and Wizkid

11 Imaginary Words Nazuk Said And What They Actually Meant

1. “Scoop a Loop” — a scoop, presumably of ice cream or gelato
2. “Heauxm” — home
3. “Palaroni” — a close friend
4. “Snuppy” — a puppy snuggie
5. “Brewskadoo” — beer
6. “Sangwiche” — a sandwich, but better
7. “Froidoi” — Friday
8. “Yucksauce McGee” — violently repulsive
9. “Brehodie” — bruh + brodie
10. “Smartifact” — an item that shows a person’s intelligence
11. “Trashola & Cheese” — usually to describe a corny, garbage human

Artists We Hope To Hear More From Next Year

Young Thug
Lana Del Rey
Perfume Genius
Maleek Berry
Sarah Shook
Lil Ugly Mane
Mister Wallace
Quay Dash
Richard Kennedy
Jessie Ware
Steve Lacy
Toro y Moi
Fifty Grand

Words That Need To Stay in 2016

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