Big Pop Girls 2016 VS Rate - COMPLETE

Hello, and welcome to RJF's Charm School For Wayward Gherls. In today's session, we'll talk about the perfect temperature water should be at for brewing tea, we'll learn how to make macramé dream catchers, we'll discuss the pros and cons of setting a dinner table, and later, when we're all understandably drained, we'll sit quietly and ruminate on the day's lessons.













































In fact no let's just have a disaster instead.

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Here we go.

Well, my babies. We've been through it this year, haven't we? Bowie, Prince, Brexit, Trump, Roxxxy making it to the final in All Stars 2, @strangekin abandoning the Beyoncé Rate, two Top Answer Games, GIFs being unleashed in Off Topic, @Rhombus reaching 100K likes before me. 2016 has been hard, and as I sit here at 11PM on a Sunday night, head banging from a hangover and the ever-present existential dread that comes from being a mid-twenties mess, the world does not provide much comfort in such a tough year.

Thankfully, however, the world has had a wonderful soundtrack as it makes a giant leap towards oblivion, and unlike any other years, we've not had to go searching under rocks and ocean trenches and forests to find the good stuff. 2016 was the year that pop's top tier finally, collectively, got their fucking shit sorted after a good few years of not being able to pull themselves together at the same time. Not just them; music in general this year has been fantastic, and in general one of the most satisfying twelve months in a long time.

So here, we gather to celebrate such excellence in the only way that Popjustice knows how: with a brutal, petty melee in which I force you to quantify your opinion on nearly eighty songs, and reveal the running order according to the average ranking said quantification resulted in over the space of a few weeks instead of just revealing the whole list in a night, because drama, meltdowns, fights, fall outs, and fuckery must be assured by creating a hateful pressure cooker of a thread in which only the mad and the damned can survive. 2016 has seen so much uncertainty, but don't worry, my friends. If there's one thing you can always count on, it's this: I will bring you mess. I will bring you hot, shitty, sexy, filthy, glorious mess and rain it down upon your lives until you're begging for mercy. Sexy and hotter let's shut it down. POUND THE ALARM.

The rules:

- People have been playing around a lot with the scoring recently, but I'm going to keep it simple. Not only because I can, but because I know some of you are so damn anal that having to decide the difference between a 7.7 and a 7.8 would give you a rash, and I'm not in the mood to coach anyone through their neuroses over a damn pop music game. So you must give every song a score between 0-10, with half marks (1.5, 2.5, etc.) allowed.
- One song, and one song only, can be given a score of 11. This is not one song per album, this is one song in the whole rate. Your favourite. The one you want to see go all the way.
- Here's a new one: after submitting your scores to me, I will only allow one score change. Again, this is not one round of score changes were you get a chance to change as many as you want. You get to change one song's score if you have a change of heart on how you feel about it. Everything else is in stone.
- As always with VS Rates, don't be a fucking prick and troll. Like, anyone bombing out any of these albums are going to come under intense scrutiny from me, and most certainly the thread when the scores are released, so just make everyone's lives a lot easier, and don't bother. If you're here to support one album, then I don't want you here. It's that simple.

Our contenders, in order of release:

Rihanna - ANTI

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1. Consideration (Feat. SZA)
2. James Joint
3. Kiss It Better
4. Work (Feat. Drake)
5. Desperado
6. Woo
7. Needed Me
8. Yeah, I Said It
9. Same Ol' Mistakes
10. Never Ending
11. Love On The Brain
12. Higher
13. Close To You
14. Goodnight Gotham
15. Pose
16. Sex With Me

Beyoncé - Lemonade

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1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don't Hurt Yourself
4. Sorry
5. 6 Inch (Feat. The Weeknd)
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
8. Sandcastles
9. Forward (Feat. James Blake)
10. Freedom (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. All Night
12. Formation

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

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1. Moonlight
2. Dangerous Woman
3. Be Alright
4. Into You
5. Side To Side (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
6. Let Me Love You (Feat. Lil Wayne)
7. Greedy
8. Leave Me Lonely (Feat. Macy Gray)
9. Everyday (Feat. Future)
10. Sometimes
11. I Don't Care
12. Bad Decisions
13. Touch It
14. Knew Better/Forever Boy
15. Thinking Bout You
16. Focus
17. Step It Up
18. Jason's Song

Katy Perry - Rise

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1. Rise

Britney Spears - Glory

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1. Invitation
2. Make Me (Feat. G-Eazy)
3. Private Show
4. Man On The Moon
5. Just Luv Me
6. Clumsy
7. Do You Wanna Come Over?
8. Slumber Party
9. Just Like Me
10. Love Me Down
11. Hard To Forget Ya
12. What You Need
13. Better
14. Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortés)
15. Liar
16. If I'm Dancing
17. Coupure Électrique
18. Mood Ring

Lady Gaga - Joanne

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1. Diamond Heart
2. A-YO
3. Joanne
4. John Wayne
5. Dancin' In Circles
6. Perfect Illusion
7. Million Reasons
8. Sinner's Prayer
9. Come To Mama
10. Hey Girl (Feat. Florence Welch)
11. Angel Down
12. Grigio Girls
13. Just Another Day

VOTING CLOSES ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

GOOD LUCK, AND DON'T FUCK IT UP.


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LEADERBOARD

1. Into You - 9.831
2. Kiss It Better - 9.673
3. Formation - 9.637
4. All Night - 9.263
5. Sorry - 9.237
6. Touch It - 9.209
7. Love On The Brain - 9.137
8. Thinking Bout You - 8.824
9. Needed Me - 8.809
10. Slumber Party - 8.799
11. Freedom - 8.759
12. Same Ol' Mistakes - 8.699
13. 6 Inch (Feat. The Weeknd) - 8.629
14. Hold Up - 8.626
15. Dancin' In Circles - 8.622
16. Knew Better / Forever Boy - 8.619
17. Side To Side (Feat. Nicki Minaj) - 8.615
18. If I'm Dancing - 8.439
19. Everyday (Feat. Future) - 8.435
20. Diamond Heart - 8.421
21. John Wayne - 8.417
22. Make Me...(Feat. G-Eazy) - 8.403
23. Pray You Catch Me - 8.385
24. Don't Hurt Yourself - 8.378
25. Consideration (Feat. SZA) - 8.356
26. Work (Feat. Drake) - 8.353
27. Daddy Lessons - 8.309
28. Joanne - 8.284
29. Perfect Illusion - 8.281
30. A-YO - 8.255
31. Greedy - 8.191
32. Do You Wanna Come Over? - 8.187
33. Bad Decisions - 8.162
34. Man On The Moon - 8.097
35. Desperado - 8.018
36. Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortés) - 8.011
37. Million Reasons - 8.004
38. Dangerous Woman - 7.982
39. Be Alright - 7.903
40. Sometimes - 7.881
41. Mood Ring - 7.853
42. Moonlight - 7.802
43. Angel Down - 7.766
44. Love Drought - 7.759
45. Close To You - 7.752
46. Invitation - 7.723
47. Just Luv Me - 7.662
48. Grigio Girls - 7.568
49. Never Ending - 7.547
50. Let Me Love You (Feat. Lil Wayne) - 7.511
51. Sinner's Prayer - 7.457
52. Hey Girl (Feat. Florence Welch) - 7.453
53. Liar - 7.421
54. Love Me Down - 7.349
55. Come To Mama - 7.248
56. Yeah, I Said It - 7.241
57. Better - 7.133
58. Higher - 7.04
59. Sandcastles - 6.946
60. Coupure Électrique - 6.874
61. Hard To Forget Ya - 6.849
62. Just Like Me - 6.824
63. Sex With Me - 6.784
64. James Joint - 6.759
65. Woo - 6.665
66. Just Another Day - 6.209
67. Leave Me Lonely (Feat. Macy Gray) - 6.004
68. I Don't Care - 5.888
69. Focus - 5.831
70. Clumsy - 5.683
71. What You Need - 5.46
72. Forward (Feat. James Blake) - 5.45
73. Step On Up - 5.284
74. Private Show - 5.27
75. Jason's Song (Gave It Away) - 5.216
76. Pose - 5.064
77. Rise - 3.928
78. Goodnight Gotham - 3.817
 
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Also not you including 5 bonus tracks or whatever that I hadn't considered (and Rise), guess I won't be done until tomorrow night then
 
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