Best Hit Songs of 2017

Any song that has or had chart success in 2017 qualifies. The song doesn't have to be released in 2017.

The Top Ten

1 Praying - Kesha

I question why I didn't like this. The message in this song was not about love, sex, drugs, or anything a stereotypical pop song talks about, but it's about Kesha being free, and has good lyrics. - allamassal

Except for maybe DNA by Kendrick, there is no song with really good lyrics that was a hit this year besides this one. The difference between DNA and this? While DNA was all about making a statement and convincing the person to believe, Praying is about doing the same things, but driving the point home with hands down, the best vocal performance on a hit song this year. Good Job Kesha. I can't wait to hear more.

Yeah, this deserves Number 1. Nothing on the Top 100 currently is as jaw dropping as this. - DCfnaf

This is probably my FAVOURITE song of the year. I don't care what the last few months have to offer, but if it's something better than this I will be incredibly shocked. This is a big step up from stuff like Tik Tok, Blah Blah Blah, We R Who We R, Die Young, come on, etc.

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2 Love on the Brain - Rihanna

Love the song

People who didn't liked Work need to listen to this and see the difference: Rihanna's vocals are insane in both studio and live, the old school base is great, one of her best songs. - DaisyandRosalina

What a great song! Those vocals are great this time around (Unlike "Work"). This song is one of her best, along with "Umbrella" and "Disturbia". - DCfnaf

I love this song! - VideoGamefan5

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3 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

This song is much more meaningful than the generic Shape of You, and it has a better beat as well. - allamassal

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4 All Time Low - Jon Bellion

Really great song! I love it! The beat is fantastic! Its unusuall,but that makes it unique! - H1DRO

I LOVE THIS SONG. I only like the clean version though because the swearing in the explict version destroys the song’s gentle vibe for me. 6/5.

This song deserves to be higher up and dumb songs like “Strip That Down” deserve to be low low low low low, low low low low, low low low low low, low, low low low down. - Lunala

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5 Water Under the Bridge - Adele

I found this song to be a bit repetitive. Not her best song, 4/10 - allamassal

Listened to it today on the radio, Adele never fails to be awesome. Love her. Not her best, but I love it anyway. - DCfnaf

Decent but nowhere near her best song - JamesBourne

Really enjoy the lyrics and meaning

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6 Malibu - Miley Cyrus

Beautiful Miley

My favorite song by miley

Very decent, not amazing, but listenable - VideoGamefan5

First I was hating this song but now I love it.So beautiful.It would be incomplete if you're not watching the video while listening this song.

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7 Dna - Kendrick Lamar

Get lyric

Dna is one of the best hip hop songs of all time

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8 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift UListen to Sample
9 Paris - The Chainsmokers

I think this is a really good song because the singer sounds really good and I like the lyrics. I would rate this 11/10.

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10 Starboy - The Weeknd

Don't know what's so special about this song that everybody like. It is a good songs but it's been overrated in my opinion.

Hit #1 on the 1st week of 2017. Yay! Unfortunately, that wasn't a sign of things to come... - PhenomentalOne

The robot things in the chorus add so much.

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The Contenders

11 Unforgettable - French Montana

It's good but not worthy of top 10 material, 6.5/10 - Maxo

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12 Redbone - Childish Gambino

Super nostalgic. It's got a great '70s vibe with a bit of a modern spin on it. A serious example of what a talented and diverse artist Childish Gambino is.

Finally, a Childish Gambino song that made the top 50, let alone the top 15! Also an amazing and relaxing song to listen to, 9/10. - Maxo

What Redbone would sound like if... - DCfnaf

But Stay Woke

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13 Havana - Camila Cabello

It is the only song than I know in this line

My friends and I LOVE this song!

It actually hit #1, BUT it should definitely be higher!

It is the best song ever!

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14 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles

This is my third least favorite song.

I hate that damn ugly ass song!

Be my one and only Harry! Love ya! 💛Grace💛

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15 Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man

Extremely catchy!

Good to see some kind of rock coming back

Feel It Still should be higher than it is.

I like this song because it has a really nice beat and its made simple.But sometimes the simple stuff are the best stuff! Portugal.The Man deserve this win! - H1DRO

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16 Green Light - Lorde

I love Lorde.

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17 Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Nah the first guy was right, this is very bad

U suck awesome song

Who voted for this? This sucks! - Maxo

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18 It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez

Always makes me feel nostalgic. love it! 2017 was the best year of my god damn life

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19 Issues - Julia Michaels UListen to Sample
20 Scars to Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara UListen to Sample
21 Rockabye - Clean Bandit

Love this song

Yes please vote for this one I love it I am a single mom.I was about to put my baby up for adoption then I heard this song.I was a sign from heaven and I decided to keep my kid.This song got me threw the restless nights.

- TheDuttyGyal

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22 Heathens - Twenty One Pilots

This was the best movie soundtrack song of 2016! Great song and a great band overall. - H1DRO

All my friends are eating steak & snow.

2016 song... - DCfnaf

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23 Bounce Back - Big Sean

Good song, one of his better songs. 8/10 - Maxo

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25 Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

I love this. I love that Lady Gaga is experimenting with every genre, and she's now hit country music. Best song on the album to be honest. - DCfnaf

A beautiful song in which her vocals sound so pure and touching. It gives you a certain, unexplainable feeling, between sadness and hope.

No offense but I think this song is the worst

Honestly, this song is pretty weak, it's not that bad, just disappointing. - DaisyandRosalina

I kinda enjoy it, mainly cause she's not using much autotune, not her best song though. - DCfnaf

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26 Bad and Boujee - Migos UListen to Sample
27 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd

Yay! my favorite song

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28 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt UListen to Sample
29 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey UListen to Sample
30 I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd

This song is beautiful.

It is one of the best songs of all time

The Best Song

This song is fantastic, who wouldn't want songs reminiscent of MJ the LEGEND in 2017? - DCfnaf

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31 Humble. - Kendrick Lamar

I don't like this song, it annoys me.

In WHAT universe is damn CLOSER better than THIS?


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32 Slide - Calvin Harris


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33 Human - Rag'n'bone Man

Absolutely a top ten. Great voice, along with just a smooth sound to the whole song, simply great.

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34 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is a great singer, not his best, but this is very catchy and I love it. Great beat and vocals. - DCfnaf

Right now #1 on the hot 100! This is a catchy song.

Super catchy! - DaisyandRosalina


come at me - VideoGamefan5

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36 Closer - The Chainsmokers

If it wasn't for Halsey's verse, I probably would've never liked this song. 6/10 - allamassal

Garbage. Why is this and Shape of You on the list? - DCfnaf

Got old quick - JamesBourne


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37 Attention - Charlie Puth

This song has below-average lyrics, but it is a catchy and fun listen. 8.5/10 - allamassal

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38 Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato

No, the message is very mean, and Demi's vocal performance on the chorus is somewhat grating. 3/10 - allamassal

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40 Still Breathing - Green Day

I love green day lol

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41 Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur

Why is this song so low. Its way better than the song closer

This song has an enjoyable sound to it, and James Arthur sounds good. 4/5 - allamassal

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42 I Got You - Bebe Rexha

This song is catchy

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43 There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes

The lyrics and beat in this song are pretty good, and Shawn Mendes sounds good as usual. 8/10 - allamassal

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44 The Story of O.J. - Jay-Z UListen to Sample
45 This Town - Niall Horan

I think this song is Mediocre Pop Trash

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46 Heavy - Linkin Park & Kiiara UListen to Sample
47 Caroline - Amine UListen to Sample
48 Side to Side - Ariana Grande

This is a 2016 hit...and it has to do with sex...yeah, whatever. - DCfnaf

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49 T-Shirt - Migos

This song is really good and should easily be #1

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50 Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5

This song is actually pretty bland compared to Maroon 5's older songs, but it's still okay in my opinion. - allamassal

I don't wanna know why Kendrick Lamar ruined a song.

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600 votes
84 listings
2 years, 207 days old

Top Remixes (9)

1. Praying - Kesha
2. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
3. Green Light - Lorde
1. Unforgettable - French Montana
2. Paris - The Chainsmokers
3. Redbone - Childish Gambino
1. Green Light - Lorde
2. Sign of the Times - Harry Styles
3. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

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