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!

I never liked Kesha, but this song's great - growlbunny

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2 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

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.

Much better than Zayn and Niall. The electric guitar really suits Harry well. 8/10 - NiktheWiz

Make it number 1 again

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3 Speak to Me - Amy Lee

Another fantastic song. Listen, Amy Lee never disappoints, the girl has an enchanting voice and beautiful music. - DCfnaf

Come on guys, Praying is great, but I'd like for this to at least touch the #1 spot before it loses chance of doing so. - NiktheWiz

Why is this not in the Top 5 anymore? This has got to be the best song of the year... - DCfnaf

Eh, this is quite weak and although the beat is alright and the vocals are okay. The lyrics are a bit cheesy. 4/5 - AlphaQ

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

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4 I Feel It Coming (Feat. Daft Punk) - The Weeknd

Amazing! Daft Punk's production is wonderful and The Weeknd sounds just like Michael Jackson. Seriously, you could have told me this song came out in 1986 and I would have believed you. - Spark_Of_Life

The Weeknd is Amazing and so are Daft Punk

Finally some good modern music just seen the amazing music video as well to this song

BEST! - ammoanpoor

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5 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

Amazing without remix

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6 All I Got is You - Deep Purple

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

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

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

Woah, they're still relevant? , - VideoGamefan5

7 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

Humble is better

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8 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

If there was any band that could show that going from rock to pop doesn't have to suck, it would be Paramore. I love the 80s vibe of this song. - Zach808

How come nobody is mentioning the outro, which is easily the best part of this already joyful song? - NiktheWiz

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9 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

Miley is changing! That's improvement!

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10 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

A beautiful song that deserves to be in the top 5 on this list

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The Newcomers

? Take Me - Aly & AJ
? Love Stuck - Mother Mother

The Contenders

11 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

12 The Cure - Lady Gaga

This song describes to a T, my unconditional love for my boyfriend who struggles with depression. On the way to becoming one of my favorite Gaga songs. I can't wait to see her this September! - theOpinionatedOne

Eh. Good beat, good lyrics, I'll take it. 5/5 - ProPanda

This is alright. If it comes on the radio, I don't mind it. However, I will probably NEVER listen to this just for the hell of it. - DCfnaf

Better than anything released this year so far

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13 Ravens - Mount Eerie Ravens - Mount Eerie

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

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

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

Despite the lyrics being great and all, wow do the vocals suck. 2.9/5 - naFrovivuS

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14 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.

Honestly Camila is awesome so technically all are sings should be here I mean after she left fifth harmony she has been killing it

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15 Duckworth. - Kendrick Lamar
16 Pedestal - Jackie Evancho

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

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

I love this song

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17 Lady B. Goode - Chuck Berry
18 That's What I Like - Bruno Mars

This song is good but it overplayed - RoseCandyMusic

I listen to this song 24/7 it makes you just want to get up and dance

Bruno just nails this song, its fantastic. One of my favourite hit songs of 2017 so far. - crowdiegal

Great song, Also a hooligan. Love you Bruno

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19 It Ain't My Fault - Brothers Osborne

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

Pawn Shop released in early 2016, but this was released as a single this January.

Please America, PLEASE let this be a hit. 6.5/5 - WonkeyDude98

20 Humble - Kendrick Lamar

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.

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

To be honest this has aged a lot better than DNA. - ProPanda

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Top Remixes (43)

1. Speak to Me - Amy Lee
2. Praying - Kesha
3. Sign of the Times - Harry Styles
1. Speak to Me - Amy Lee
2. Ravens - Mount Eerie
3. Hunt You Down - Kesha
1. Speak to Me - Amy Lee
2. All I Got is You - Deep Purple
3. Lady B. Goode - Chuck Berry

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