Best Songs of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Praying - Kesha

I plan on making a whole blog series dedicated to reviewing Kesha, explaining her thought process and intent behind her music since the very beginning, but I'm so glad she's finally broken free. No longer held back by people who try to control her every action, now she can make music that can be enjoyed by more than just the music nerds. Because yeah, this is downright magical. 6/5 - WonkeyDude98

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. - tonyb500

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!

It's the best! Hands down! This song is beautiful and perfect! - Roguella

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2 Speak to Me - Amy Lee

This is definitely one of the best songs I've ever heard in my entire life. Amy Lee's voice is extremely gorgeous and the instrumentation has to be the best I've heard in a song. It's a beautiful orchestra mixed in with Amy's piano playing. Considering this song was made for the movie "Voice From the Stone", the lyrics are her telling her son that everything will be okay (because Amy is supposed to be dead in this song and the child is supposed to be traumatized) and that she will hold it in until they reunite once again. *Sniff* This shows that Amy is an extremely talented woman with or without her band. Infinity/5 - DCfnaf

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 - AlphaQ

"Praying" is a great song, but it's never gonna beat this. In fact, this may be one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life. - DCfnaf

Always loved her voice and work. - SOX3005

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3 Sign of the Times - Harry Styles

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. - BrianScott01

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 and Two ghosts were easily the best on the album. The style is sort of like a queen/Pink Floyd style driving guitar-based rock song, with the awesome feedback based guitar sound and surprisingly well-written lyrics. I was always a one-d hater, but this great, and the rest of the album was ok too, but I like that this was all him. I know this is his voice, his lyrics his guitar, and that's great. Right now, I think he's just trying to find the right sound to make a formula, and I'm looking forward to the next album. Well done Harry.

Easily best newcomer of the year. And also why isn't aren't any of the new songs from galantis here!

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4 DNA. - Kendrick Lamar

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 - Mcgillacuddy

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

Really good song, but my favorites are Swimming Pools and Don't Kill my Vibe

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5 Ravens - Mount Eerie Ravens - Mount Eerie

Oh thank god this fell out of the top 3. This guy seriously can't sing. He has vocals similar to other terrible artists like Mike Kinsella and Giles Corey. The lyrics suck too. What, it's about the death of his wife? Pfft, why would anyone be so depressing. Go listen to Sound Of Silence by Disturbed or Car Radio by twenty one pilots. That's real music that actually does make you think about life. As for the production, it's godawful. I've heard many masterpieces in my life, ranging from Angelic 2 The Core by Corey Feldman, to #NEWGOREORDER by BORGORE. They have much better production that's more than just some guitar that's barely there. Missio have actual lyrics too unlike this guy so ha. Seriously, I don't know why people are praising this guy instead. In a year where Linkin Park (rip Mike Shinoda), Arcade Fire, and All Time Low are making their best music ever, I don't see a need for this. Go listen to some Amy Lee or twenty one pilots, or better yet AJR instead. At least they have ...more - ProPanda

I honestly can't see the appeal, I mean, I like the tragic lyrics, but this guy really can't sing and bores me. There are sad songs out there that are way better mainly because the singer's vocals have more feeling in them. Sorry. - DCfnaf

Jesus Christ! I definitely thought this was undeserving of the Number 1 spot, but...why is this at the bottom of the list with all of the year's garbage? This should be on like...I don't know the third page? - DCfnaf

Very dood song yes

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6 Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

This is way better than Shape of You. There is an electric guitar in place of a boring tropical house beat, the lyrics about Ed's childhood beats the generic sex narrative of Shape of You, and there is actually energy and effort put into here. 9/10 - NiktheWiz

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 - crowdiegal

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. - GrimmShady

Why do pineapples dance with jesus in the music video

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7 All I Got is You - Deep Purple

A classic band making a comeback! Love it! - naFrovivuS

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

Singer Ian Gillan was 71 when recorded it in 2016! - Metal_Treasure

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

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8 The Promise - Chris Cornell

Compared to the mainstream artists either making corny love songs, dirty rap songs, and just generic first world problem songs 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. 4.8/5 - naFrovivuS

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 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.

Just listened to it, and I understand why people like this. Great song. - DCfnaf

Greatest. Song. Of. 2017. Period. - isaaonrtdmtr

9 Hard Times - Paramore

Whole album was great, revitalized a great band and introduced a new sound for them and brought back vibes we haven't had for decades without compromising lyrical content.

I am torn on this song. Not sure whether I like it or whether it could be a bit better. Hayley seems pitchy in places but I wonder if that's intended. I just don't know. - crowdiegal

I LOVE this song. I love how Paramore are experimenting with different genres, and this song really does work - Aquaturtle

Yes. - Sojournes2112

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10 Malibu - Miley Cyrus

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 - DCfnaf

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

If any of you need evidence as to how I'm NOT Spectrum Pulse, this is it. I don't love this like most people do, it's still lacking in a lot of energy, but it''s nice. Really nice. 3/5 - WonkeyDude98

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! - Neonco31

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The Newcomers

? The Departure - Falling in Reverse
? Spaceship - Kesha

The Contenders

11 Hunt You Down - Kesha

This is one of the best songs on the album, sounds like classical country. - DCfnaf

Johnny Cash will be so proud of this. - NiktheWiz

12 Green Light - Lorde

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! - crowdiegal

I wasn't too convinced with this song on first listen, but after giving it a few more shots, I'm loving it. Lorde sounds great and the instrumentals are more upbeat in comparison to Royals. - NiktheWiz

Welcome back queen. 5/5 - ProPanda


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13 Giving Back the Best of Me - Jaime Wyatt
14 Talking to Myself - Linkin Park

RIP Chester Bennington. That is all... - tonyb500

Excellent tribute to Chester Bennington, and an excellent catchy track itself. - DennisLai290

How is this lower than DNA? - wriddhak

RIP Chester

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15 I Have Questions - Camila Cabello

Camila did it, people. She managed to make a song that is even better than anything that Fifth Harmony has put out. She also managed to turn her vocal flaws into her strengths. - NiktheWiz

Where's crying in the club? - 1507563

This song is for al even if you're a child, a teenager or an adult even if you are depressed or sad you can listen to it. I listen this song when I feel emptiness.

Not as good as when she was in Fifth Harmony but this is the best song of 2017 so I downloaded it to my phone and MP3 player

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16 Pedestal - Jackie Evancho

One of Jackie's first attempt at writing. This song is so addicting as to cause me to listen to it over and over again. Great work Jackie!

Always considered Jackie overrated on here, but this song is still pretty good. - DCfnaf

From Jackie's new album "Two Hearts" - a song about the ups and downs of fame, written by Jackie herself. Also, see her fantastic new video of the same song. - BobG

I love this song

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17 Paris - Chainsmokers

Much better than Closer - Neonco31

At this point, anything by The Chainsmokers is better than Closer. - PhenomentalOne

Nah. I liked closer because it was pop fluff but this song is just bland and unoriginal. It sounds like every other chainsmokers song. - GrimmShady

I really love this song!

What? 0/5 - DCfnaf

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18 Duckworth. - Kendrick Lamar

Def the greatest rapper on Earth rn

19 Three - Lauren Alaina
20 It Ain't My Fault - Brothers Osborne

The fact this song isn't the one breaking all kinds of country chart records is ridiculous as it is the country song of the year! It's excellent - crowdiegal

This NEEDS to be a hit! This is easily a strong contender for the best country song of the year (so far). 10/10! - NiktheWiz

This is AWESOME. Country Music is redeeming itself! - DCfnaf

Hey look a GOOD Modern country song - Thecyanryan

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1. Speak to Me - Amy Lee
2. Praying - Kesha
3. The Promise - Chris Cornell
1. Ravens - Mount Eerie
2. Hunt You Down - Kesha
3. Speak to Me - Amy Lee
1. Speak to Me - Amy Lee
2. All I Got is You - Deep Purple
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