Best Hit Songs of 2017

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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

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.

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

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 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

3 Love on the Brain - Rihanna

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

Love the song

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4 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

5 Water Under the Bridge - Adele

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

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

Really enjoy the lyrics and meaning

6 I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift
7 Malibu - Miley Cyrus

Beautiful Miley

My favorite song by miley

Very decent, not amazing, but listenable - VideoGamefan5

Within 3 months,Malibu has sold already 3 million copies.WOW!

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8 Unforgettable - French Montana

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

9 Dna - Kendrick Lamar

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

Get lyric

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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

The relaxed vibe just puts you in this trance.

Also, it was a great source for music remixes until it fell off the Hot 100

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12 Havana - Camila Cabello

Should definitely be higher! It hit #2 on Billboard Hot 100!

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

Am I the only one who does not like this song? - AnimeDrawer

It is the only song than I know in this line

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13 Starboy - The Weeknd

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

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.

The robot things in the chorus add so much.

14 Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man

Feel It Still should be higher than it is.

Good to see some kind of rock coming back

Extremely catchy!

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

15 Mercy - Shawn Mendes

Nah the first guy was right, this is very bad

Who voted for this? This sucks! - Maxo

U suck awesome song

16 It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez
17 Issues - Julia Michaels
18 Scars to Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara
19 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.

20 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

21 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles

I hate that damn ugly ass song!

This is my third least favorite song.

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

22 Bad and Boujee - Migos
23 Bounce Back - Big Sean

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

24 Party Monster - The Weeknd
25 Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt
26 Starving - Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
27 Green Light - Lorde
28 Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd

Yay! my favorite song

29 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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30 I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd

It is one of the best songs of all time

This song is beautiful.

The Best Song

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

31 Human - Rag'n'bone Man

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

32 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

THIS IS THE WORST SONG OF 2017 OTHER THAN ANYTHING BY JAKE PAUL,

come at me - VideoGamefan5

33 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
34 Humble. - Kendrick Lamar

In WHAT universe is damn CLOSER better than THIS?

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

Kendrick

35 Closer - The Chainsmokers

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

Got old quick - JamesBourne

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

I love this song. It means a lot to me because of what this amazing song did for me
1. It was a good song
2. It was my favorite song
3. It showed me The Chainsmokers
4. Finding the Chainsmokers got me one of my best friends who also likes that amazing band.
Also, Halsey sounds amazing on her verse.

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36 Slide - Calvin Harris

Yeah

37 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

38 Congratulations - Post Malone
39 I Got You - Bebe Rexha

This song is catchy

40 Still Breathing - Green Day

I love green day lol

41 Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur

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

42 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

43 Attention - Charlie Puth

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

44 This Town - Niall Horan

I think this song is Mediocre Pop Trash

45 Heavy - Linkin Park & Kiiara
46 Side to Side - Ariana Grande

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

47 Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

NO - DCfnaf

48 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.

49 iSpy - KYLE
50 Caroline - Amine
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Praying - Kesha
2. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
3. Green Light - Lorde
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1. Unforgettable - French Montana
2. Paris - The Chainsmokers
3. Redbone - Childish Gambino
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1. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift
2. Mercy - Shawn Mendes
3. Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man
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