Best Songs of 2017

The Top Ten

1 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran Cover Art

This is way better than Shape of You. Can feel that this song means more to Ed than Shape of You. Its just a pity it wasn't the number 1 hit it deserved to be because people didn't listen to both Ed Sheeran songs at the time and realize Castle on the Hill is a mile better

I must admit, I was somewhat disappointed by this album. It wasn't bad, in fact it was quite good, but it just didn't have quite the same magic as Ed Sheeran's previous work. But this song is truly a gem. It's so real and personal and just feel very much like Ed sheeran.

For me, this song really touched me and made me cry the first time I heard it. I found the lyrics really meaningful and reminiscent of past times, and I think both the lyrics and the tune of the song were really incredible. Shape of You got a lot of hype when divide came out, so at first I assumed the album wasn't as good because I didn't like that song, but Castle on the Hill is amazing and I love the idea of his childhood being put into a song.

Sad how Shape Of You held the #1 spot for 12 weeks and is still there when this song flopped.

2 Praying - Kesha Praying - Kesha Cover Art

This song is absolutely amazing! It makes me so happy to see Kesha back in such a big way, especially after all the crap she's had to go through. This is the best she's ever sounded by far, and the song itself is a masterpiece. If this doesn't take the top spot by the end of the year, I will be both shocked AND disappointed.

Between everything she's gone through and where she's at now, Kesha has come such a long way. She is stronger than ever, and this song proves it in such a huge way. Hands down her best song, and hands down the best song of 2017 so far. This NEEDS to take the top spot!

You know, this is definitely a powerful song that Kesha has ever done. Believe it or not, people will understand that it's these lyics expresses on how many terrible things have are happening in the world today.

Throughout those years, people suffered shockingly massive amounts of tragedies. In 2014, the Ebola virus took hundreds of lives in west Africa. September 2017 was when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico. Typhoon Haiyan struck Philippines resulting in thousands of fatalities during 2013. Millions of starving children in poorly developed countries including China and Somalia die of hunger. 2016 was another year of mass shootings which included 4 Israeli victims in June, 8 people were killed in Ohio on April, and 5 Dallas cops were murdered on July. From 2011 and onwards, Syrian Civil Wars took place which lead to thousands of dead soldiers. The whole list goes on.

News media never stops releasing reports of such violence and hate. People are getting depressed ...more

That song is amazing! At least she didn't sing about getting drunk and partying.

3 Believer - Imagine Dragons Believer - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

I don't understand why this is so low... 54 is not justice for a song like this. But maybe that's because I'm a giant Imagine Dragons fangirl

The poll is incredibly ridiculous... Believer is by a long long (and I mean very long) margin better than all the pop craps above it as well as one of their all time top three tracks alongside Demons and Radioactive. putting this masterpiece in the same list amongst these garbages is a disgrace for the existence of music let alone comparison..

I hear you brother. Imagine Dragons is one of the few bands left that still releases good music... - Dccena7

This song has such a great beat there is meaning behind it and putting an imagine dragons song and a paramore song on a list full of pop is a shame

This is my fave song! I love the lyrics and the music video too.
I think this deserves to be #1.
Overall, I give this 20/10

4 DNA. - Kendrick Lamar DNA. - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

There's something that hits as hard as HUMBLE., a song that I already love and give a 5/5, but then there's THIS. Mike WiLL made up for his entire discography (and that's saying a LOT) and then some with a spacious keyboard loop that is just minimalist enough for Kendrick's incredible bars. The song is about Kendrick's quest to clean the reputation of a genre notorious for sex, money, and murder and doesn't really do much to change that. The bars on their own kick ass as well, and his flow is great. Then a beat switch happens after he crams as many syllables as possible, and goes WAY harder against a powerful vocal sample.

When I first listened to DAMN, I literally hurt myself from dancing to two select songs, and those were HUMBLE and DNA (the same could've happened on ELEMENT as well). I swear, Kendrick tore all of these tracks up, but it's not like that's something new. Whenever he drops something, I'll always make sure to have enough space around me for the get down. This track is absolutely monstrous. 6/5

Yay this is getting ranked higher and proves I don't have an unpopular opinion on liking this! 6/5

I absolutely loved this track, not only because of the change in backdrop of the song, but also for the inspirational and powerful lyrics of Kendrick Lamar. Although, the only thing I can criticize about this song is that it doesn't sound as artistic and is trying to get the mainstream bucks. 4/5-Lit.

5 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles Sign of the Times - Harry Styles Cover Art

I'm not a fan of One Direction or Harry Styles but this song is actually good. I feel like it was influenced by Pink Floyd (Maybe some David Bowie too). The drum beats, guitar and just the mood of the song. He actually has a nice voice, which is surprising since he's from One Direction. My faith in new music has been restored.

This song is great. I think Harry styles is better by himself than in One Direction in my opinion

Before sign of the times I didn't know what Harry Styles' voice sounds like and the first time I heard this song it just got me. His first note gave me goosebumps and the song is incredible. It's easily outstanding from the temp pop songs. The guitar and drum front and center vibe is so nostalgic and old-school which I loved very much. And he's got such a powerful voice. I love the raspy deep but clear texture of it. And he's a very good performer too. The live of this song has totally blown my mind.

This song is definitely the best song I have ever heard and it brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it. It was so emotional and you can tell that it really came from his heart when he wrote this song. He is such a beautiful person and this song showed how deep he really can be with his lyrics. This song was definitely rock influenced and showed his roots and influences so much and I love his style of music that he chose to go. Now I understand him more as well as the type of music he always wanted to do.

6 Speak to Me - Amy Lee Speak to Me - Amy Lee Cover Art

Uhh, I wasn't feeling the song as much as others were but I can still respect that it's a good song. 4/5

Amy Lee has been working so hard recently and and she most definitely deserves the recognition and the number one spot. The song gives me chills every time I listen to it and it never gets old. Seriously, her vocals in the song can not be overlooked nor the heartfelt lyrics. The lyrics and the melody come from a very melancholic place that you can relate to more if you see the movie "Voice from the Stone". It's an amazing 2017 dark masterpiece.

Amazing song, it's one of the best touching songs so far, Amy Lee did it again, she has just overcome the My Immortal "best ballad of her" hype with something even better, great lyrics, incredible piano, stunning video.

To be honest, this song does not deserve #1, not by a long shot. It's pretty sure, but that's all it really is. And that's really Evanescence's only consistently redeeming trait when THAT'S even there. 3/5

Agreed. It does have some great vocals and a good melody, but when it comes down to it, it's not perfect. And it certainly does not bat out "Praying". - tonyb500

7 All I Got is You - Deep Purple All I Got is You - Deep Purple Cover Art

A classic band making a comeback! Love it!

This song is very good Deep Purple still sound good after all these years

They haven't been relevant for a VERY long time, and yet when they make a comeback...they rock. 6/5

Deep Purple rock! Moreover, singer Ian Gillan was 71 when recorded it in 2016!

8 Green Light - Lorde Green Light - Lorde Cover Art

This song is a some way to return to the charts after 4 years away. Lorde has grown up, she isn't a teenager anymore and the Pure Heroine days are over and fans need to move with her. Sure Green Light still contains traces of Pure Heroine but its dance pop at its finest. You've done well, Ella!

Hearing this song feels like driving a car as its breaks dislocate. At first, the ride feels breezy but the loss of control later sends the car flying out of control with a flood of adrenaline rushing through the driver. That is exactly how it feels to listen to "Green Light". It pulls its own breaks and just unleashes a wrath so emotional, it just convinces you how emotionally distraught Lorde feels. And while the lyrics detail the wait for a green light, the green light is already there: the full throttle of emotions that escape and bounce off all the walls. Quite shocking to know this was not a number one hit. It just feels like a timeless masterpiece. This is the song that music analysts will pick apart years later and the song that will definitely end up in decade year-end lists. Mark my words.

I don't even know where to begin with this song. It just takes flight and fills me with adrenaline.

Welcome back queen. 5/5

9 The Promise - Chris Cornell The Promise - Chris Cornell Cover Art

Looking at what was topping the charts this year, this is easily the best. It reflects on the third world problems we face and how they continue to plague us, and Chris's vocals really are amazing. Really hadn't changed a bit. Rest In Peace, Chris Cornell. 5/5

Especially "Praying", which is probably the most meaningful song of the year. It's not love, sex, or partying, it's about how Kesha won't be broken. She is the best pop artist of the year. - DCfnaf

This is a wonderful song...so true...so touching. We miss Chris...may he RIP. Blessings to his wife and children...may they have the strength to understand his early passing. This song should be in the top 10.

Even though I may not listen to this very often, I understand people love it. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Chris, rest in peace. 8/10

How is this below Believer?

10 Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Cover Art

Despite taking some elements from one of their previous songs, Roses, the song itself was pretty charming indeed though the originality would give this song a little miss. But I love it anyways 4/5

This annoys me in the same vein as All We Know. It's a collaboration between two artists I like, and the final product is great, but it sounds just like another song of theirs. In All We Know's case it was Closer, and here it's Roses. 4/5

This song is absolutely incredible... I love the way they sing this, and the lyrics are so cool; I like all the references to superheroes. Great background music, you can really hear the distinctive Coldplay style. I am a total Coldplay fan, I love all their songs, and this one does not disappoint! While I do like Kesha's "Praying", this song has a better sound to it, if you ask me. Altogether an amazing song; if you do not love it, you are insane. Double thumbs up to Coldplay and Something Just Like This!

How 53? must to be in top 5!

The Newcomers

? Sad Bitch - Ic3peak Sad Bitch - Ic3peak Cover Art
? Darling - Maretu Darling - Maretu Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Talking to Myself - Linkin Park Talking to Myself - Linkin Park Cover Art

RIP Chester Bennington. That is all...

Excellent tribute to Chester Bennington, and an excellent catchy track itself.

Not best linkin park song as linkin park has much better music but it is best song of 2017.

I think I may be the only one who thinks this wasn't the best song on the album. There were some decent songs, sure, and this was one of them, but it could've been better. 3/5

EDIT: This was a great way to go out in retrospect. 5/5

12 The Spectre - Alan Walker The Spectre - Alan Walker Cover Art

Alan Walker always knows how to impress

Alan Walker is LIT

Why is it so low

Best edm song of 2017

13 XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert Cover Art

This song gives me nostalgia. I know it's very recent, but this song makes me feel nostalgic. That's how you know it's a really good song.

Genuine masterpiece.

Amazing! Love it

The depressing year for music that is 2016 turning to 2017 in one song

14 Humble - Kendrick Lamar Humble - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

Kendrick Lamar if as awesome as ever in the song, his vocals are great and his floor if great. The best and lyrics work in concert with each other to create this, "shut up and listen to ME, I'm the boss" vibe, and he totally OWNS it!

Kendrick sounds as great as ever on this one. His vocals are great and so is his flow. The lyrics and beat both have this down to Earth listen to me, I'm the boss vibe.

Kendrick comes in with yet another catchy song about how the competition needs to stay in their lane and be humble. Kendrick is pretty much on top of the game right now, and no one can measure up to him in terms of just overall talent.

Song is absolute genius. DNA is better but this is still good. 4/5

15 1-800-273-8255 - Logic 1-800-273-8255 - Logic Cover Art

As someone who's gone through depression, I genuinely feel that this song came from nowhere but the heart. Every time I listen to it, the beginning it takes me back to the state I was in, and by the end it lifts me up entirely and overall,makes me feel better than I was like, 2 minutes before. Now, I listen to all kinds of music, from Jazz to metal to classical to rap to pop to EDM. So I've heard many many songs through my life and only a handful of them hit as hard as this. That handful are songs like "Dance With The Devil" by immortal technique, "Hurt" by Johnny Cash/Nine Inch Nails (personally, I prefer the Johnny cash version), "Changes" by 2Pac and "Snuff"&"The Devil in I" by Slipknot. These are the only songs that hit as hard as 1-800-273-8255. That's how deep and emotional this song is and to see songs like Despacito and Havana above this really disappoints me. And I get it, People have different tastes and like, I like those songs too, but seeing how deep this song is, really ...more

Hold up. If you're taking purely about the quality then there are better songs. But as far as popularity this song has 450 Million plays on Spotify and over 270 million views on YouTube as of 12/11. This song came from the heart to the heart. It's about saving lives and impacted the whole world. The fact that 400+ no name songs are ahead of this makes this list a joke.

Really? "From the heart to the heart"? Please explain to me the emotionless-sounding vocals in the "I've been on the low, I've been taking my time... " part, and the stupid "Who can relate? WOO! " - allamassal

I think this is a great- no, the best- song. Mainly because it is so meaningful and is relatable to a lot of people. This song should climb up. 1-800 deserves a higher position on the ladder. Help me out here, friends?

How is this # 590; bring it up guys, bring it up just for the lives this song potentially saved

16 Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

This song is amazing! The first verse where there is very little background music may not sound that good, but the chorus is perfection, with background music that goes really well with the melody. 9.5/10

This isn't amazing. It's alright I guess. Shouldn't be in the top 100 but probably somewhere around #120 would be good for it. Sad part is it's probably the best song on the album.

This is way better then thunder

How is it number 17!?!?!? I will do whatever it takes to bring it to number 1

17 Back in the USA - Green Day Back in the USA - Green Day Cover Art

This is a masterpiece and honestly one of the best music videos of any rock band in recent times! It both perfectly matches the theme and lyrics of the song and manages to be very political, yet also witty, funny and light-hearted all at the same time! The directors of this really deserve a huge amount of respect for what they have achieved here!

Green Day is a great band. Very political, but they use it in a way to express themselves and don't do it for publicity, or the money. They do it for the fans. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, but we won't go there.

The excellent Green Day continue to carry th3 torch for rock music.

This is a wonderful song. Way better than most of the songs on this list. I am glad Green Day still makes decent music. 10/10

18 Haze of Interference - Bedwetter

Get this to #1 ASAP. Not one song on this list can get as emotional as this one, except for maybe Man Wearing a Helmet and Stoop Lights.

He still wets beds?

He wets beds. Ew.

This is DCfnaf's favorite song! Vote for it!

This isn't my favorite song of all time, but it's the best song of the year without a doubt. - DCfnaf

19 Pure Comedy - Father John Misty Pure Comedy - Father John Misty Cover Art

Easily the best song of the year, Pure Comedy provides a much-needed analysis of the flaws of humanity, politics, religion and other issues; and the timing couldn’t be better.

Best song of the year. Not a Father John Misty fan myself, but this song is the best reflection of reality that’s been released in song form in a long time

20 Reaction - The Pale White Reaction - The Pale White Cover Art

This song should have been one of the biggest songs of the year. A chorus that is aggravatingly catchy. It's actually hard to describe because this song is just so damn good.

21 Lady B. Goode - Chuck Berry Lady B. Goode - Chuck Berry Cover Art

Chuck was a rock n roll legend, and this is what he decided to go out with. Amazing.

Chuck is not a king. He is god.

Last song before he died and his first song was johnny b goode :-(

good song

22 Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man Feel It Still - Portugal. the Man Cover Art

Should be way higher! It's amazing! They have an amazing voice and I love the lyrics and OOH OOH I'M A REBEL JUST FOR KICKS NOW GOT ME FEELING LIKE THIS SONG IS 11/10 NOW MIGHT BE OVER NOW, but I can put this song back on. I could listen to it 100 times.

DEFINITELY best pop song of 2017 besides "Believer" by Imagine Dragons.

The Peter Rabbit movie trailer ruined this song and my childhood.

THis song is MUCH better than most of the songs above it to be honest.

23 Malibu - Miley Cyrus Malibu - Miley Cyrus Cover Art

Hannah Montana is gone, and she will sorely be missed by her fans (I hated the show and was not upset to see her go though). Then Miley Cyrus changed her appearances and wore ridiculous costumes, sexualized her concerts, made disgusting videos, autotuned most of her songs to death (Wrecking Ball and FU are exceptions), and twerked on stage for fame. Once she got on The Voice, she stopped the antics and started transitioning back to country girl Miley Cyrus. She has officially transitioned back to normal. For those of you who still think she's a disgusting and poor role model...please spread the word about this beautiful, heartfelt country pop song. The song is about Miley living in Malibu and directing the song to Liam Hemsworth. The message and lyrics are just beautiful, especially for Miley standards. "I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me/I'd be here writing this song" and "We are just like the waves that flow back and forth/Sometimes I feel like I'm ...more

The other good thing about Miley in recent times was her Grammy performances this hear. They were excellent. I think after that, she officially and fully redeemed herself.

This is actually GOOD. She appears to be cleaning up her act. At first when I heard Miley was releasing another song, I was like "oh crap, not another we can't stop." But MY WEAVE WAS SNATCHED. She was actually SANE and CLEAN, not trying too hard to be "sexy." Like I don't mind sexiness, but back in 2013 Miley took it WAYY TOO FAR. As in to the point where it wasn't sexy, it was disturbing and disgusting. But thank goodness she cleaned up her act with this masterpiece

THIS MILEY COMEBACK HAD ME SHOOK AND THEN I HEARD THIS AND I WAS EXTRA SHOOK. It is an amazing song and makes me feel things that no other song makes me feel. I grew up listening to Miley Cyrus and this song just puts butterflies in my stomach.

I may not listen to this that often compared to other songs but nonetheless, this song was a major improvement after her rather obnoxious years of music performance. Smooth going Miley, keep it up!

24 River - Eminem River - Eminem Cover Art

It's up here? Yes! I mean, Eminem's verses...his voice sounds amazing and Ed Sheeran just sounds perfect and the lyrics are good too. It's amazing...I remember when it was at 337 and that was HORRIBLE! Amazing song.

I was super excited when I heard that Em and Sheeran were doing a song together and I was not disappointed. Great narrative and lyrics, awesome vocals and some seriously solid rapping.

Please get this song higher. I would argue that, while it doesn't reach the bar set by Eminem songs such as "Lose Yourself" and "Stan", it gets pretty dang close.

River is the ideal song. With Eminem's excellent rap lyrics and wordplay, and Ed Sheerans beautiful voice, this song is the epitome of good. While not as good as some other Eminem classics like "Lose Yourself," it's still an incredibly good song

25 Heat - Brockhampton Heat - Brockhampton Cover Art

No surprise that Brockhampton are so low, but Saturation is one of the best records of the year, and this is the best track off it.

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