Best Songs of 2017
The Top Ten Best Songs of 2017
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!
That song is amazing! At least she didn't sing about getting drunk and partying. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome
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
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
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. - pjo
Sad how Shape Of You held the #1 spot for 12 weeks and is still there when this song flopped. - JamesBourne
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 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
This song is great from the beginning.It starts to get stuck in your head though.
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
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. - shiftaltkey
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
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. - mood333
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 - PandaDude98
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
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 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.
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.
A classic band making a comeback! Love it!
This song is very good Deep Purple still sound good after all these years - christangrant
They haven't been relevant for a VERY long time, and yet when they make a comeback...they rock. 6/5 - DCfnaf
Deep Purple rock! Moreover, singer Ian Gillan was 71 when recorded it in 2016! - Metal_Treasure
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
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. - Synchronocity
Welcome back queen. 5/5 - ProPanda
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? - 445956
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 - Neonco31
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 - ProPanda
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!
RIP Chester Bennington. That is all... - tonyb500
Excellent tribute to Chester Bennington, and an excellent catchy track itself. - DennisLai290
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 - ProPanda
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
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. - ProPanda
Amazing! Love it
The depressing year for music that is 2016 turning to 2017 in one song - Maxo
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. - hiphopgod
Song is absolute genius. DNA is better but this is still good. 4/5 - AlphaQ
How is it number 17!?!?!? I will do whatever it takes to bring it to number 1
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. - spiritofhiphop
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 - allamassal
This is way better then thunder - Th3Zm0nst3r
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 - wren6
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. - SwagFlicks
He still wets beds? - DankGodX
He wets beds. Ew. - AlphaQ
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
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 - katman46
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. - crowdiegal
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 :-(
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
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. - PhoenixAura81
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! - Neonco31
Alan Walker always knows how to impress - Dccena7
Alan Walker is LIT
Why is it so low
Best edm song of 2017
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. - Overlord_Kyrat
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. - Atham
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
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. - 445956
THis song is MUCH better than most of the songs above it to be honest.
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.
Still my favorite
This is my third favorite song
10: Young blood- 5 seconds of summer
9: What lovers do - Maroon 5 ft. SZA
8: Fell it still - Portugal the man
7: Slide - Calvin Harris
6: Something just like this - The chainsmokers ft. Cold play
5: Rainbow - Sia
4: Who do you love - The chainsmokers ft. 5 Seconds of summer
3: I feel it coming - The weekend ft. Daft punk
2: Sucker - Jonas brothers
1: High hopes - Panic! At the disco
its 2016 - Th3Zm0nst3r
Actually it was released in 2016 but in late November. Radio release was in 2017 though - StarlightSpanks
Definitely the best song of 2017. I'm not saying that just because I'm a Lady Gaga fan. Gaga's voice is fantastic as always, and it has a great beat! Not to mention, the message is beautiful. This song deserves more attention! - PandasNGaga
Eh. Good beat, good lyrics, I'll take it. 5/5 - ProPanda
I'm sad this flopped, I expected after being gone for so long that Lady Gaga would have finally have a had a hit. Oh well this may not be the best song this year, but it is a close second next to Million Reasons. - MilesW1998
This is okay however it got grating for me after a little while hence why I left it off my top ten best songs of the year list - crowdiegal
Oh god yes! The best song from The Amazons self titled album - crowdiegal
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!
Yeah way better that closer
Def the greatest rapper on Earth rn
A great ending to a great album. really demonstrates the storytelling Kendrick we saw in maad city at its full power
So happy to see a Cupcakke song so high on this list! I hope one day Cupcakke will be incredibly big and popular! Everyone should listen to her music!
I don't like cupcakke. All of her songs are just yelling.
At first my love for this song was ironic, but honestly, it just grew on me after a couple of listens. - prussian
I had no idea this was this Hugh but it deserves it. - AlphaQ
I do think this is a good song. However, while Camila did an amazing job, I can't really rate this song high enough because of one issue in particular: Young Thug. I'm not a fan of mumble rap, and Young Thug's line on this song is just not really that great in my opinion, and kind of hold the song back. it is still awesome to see that Camila did a great enough job to have this song be a critical and commercial success despite Young Thug's mumbling of the second verse. - tonyb500
This better be a hit or I will go over to a radio station and make them play it - 1507563
Great Song, Until Radio started playing the hit out of it. Reminds me of Trap Queen the way it got Played Too Much. Now no one even mentions the song Trap Queen. - Primrose1021
I absolutely HATE this song. First off, it's extremely overplayed. Second, I hate Camila Cabello's voice. Third, all it's about is how much she likes some dude far away or something. - PhoenixAura81
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
Not good and super overplayed. - PhoenixAura81
Let this sink in: a KANYE WEST song is in the top ten, but this is only at number 26. What has society come to? - Synchronocity
Definitely one of the most underrated tracks of the year, along with the whole album (After Laughter). I don't know if it's because of Paramore saying a definitely goodbye to their old sound or because it's too 80s or what, but it needs to be listened by everyone, because that happy sound hides an important and dark message. LISTEN TO IT
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 LOVE this song. I love how Paramore are experimenting with different genres, and this song really does work - Aquaturtle
Chester's favourite song. RIP CHESTER
The lyrics mean everything
RIP CHESTER - JamesLustre
The Killers return with an upbeat song, showing how badass this band is, without changing their punkish rock pop style into another typical 2017 pop band. 5/5 for this song. - DennisLai290
The Killers are back, and this song is a statement - MTDiorio19
Whoa. The best Future has done ever. - AlphaQ
Get this at number 10 or 20
Why 100 make it become 30 or 10
Number 10?! Np way! Get it in the top 3 at least! - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Deserves to be MUCH higher. 6/5 - DCfnaf
Beautiful lyrics. Pay attention please
I love this song so much. The music and beat is amazing and the lyrics are meaningful 9/10
There may have been controversy when it comes to the last album and this song, but it shouldn't exist! This is a beautiful song, and nobody can say otherwise! RIP Chester Bennington! - emomusic
Lyrics are really nice but this really annoys me. Rip Chester and Chris though. - ProPanda
I think Taylor Swift is over hated and I usually try to defend her music. Here I can't. -1/5 - DCfnaf
I remember when Look What You Made Me Do came out and people were like "Where's the bass? " This song makes me feel like Taylor Swift read all of those comments and said "You want bass? Oh, I'll give you bass.". Was that how she came up with this garbage? Taylor Swift is impossible to listen to now. 0/10
It literally sounds like Taylor combined four Skrillex songs together. Really awkward instrumental, terrible drop, and the vocals suck. But at least it's better than Look What You Made Me Do. 2.5/10 - Maxo
This song is awful. Taylor is now a sellout pop singer. - railfan99
One of my favorite Iced Earth songs and certainly my favorite song of the year. - NightmareCinema
My favorite song of 2017,