Best Songs of 2017


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21 Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

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

How 53? must to be in top 5!

I love this song to dance to, to jam out to in the car, and just to listen to nearly any time.

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22 Idle Worship - Paramore

I absolutely love this song and Paramore is absolutely right when saying 'we all got problems don't we, we all need heroes don't we? ' We do need heroes but we shouldn't be expecting everyone to save us 24/7 whereas we can save our selves from our own problems

Oh cool, now that I know what the lyrics are about, that just makes the song a whole lot worse. 4/5 - ProPanda

Anything from Paramore in 2017 is awesome. Keep it up! - Elijah_Cook

Thank god SOMEONE made a song about how the artists that people fangirl over are not heroes that can save your life. Christ, I see tons of fans of bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, Evanescence, and, of course, Paramore saying that "They saved my life, thank you so much, you guys are my heroes" and it’s really annoying and fake. 5/5 just for the lyrical concept alone. - DCfnaf

23 The Spectre - Alan Walker

Best edm song of 2017

24 Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton

This is such a beautiful song, right balance between production and vocal. This song just brings tears to my eyes every single time. - crowdiegal

No, I was just looking at onions, dude. 6/5 - WonkeyDude98

NO. - AlphaQ

25 Young and Menace - Fall Out Boy

I love Fall Out Boy...but this is really bad for their standards. That drop is painful really. - DCfnaf

I LOVE FOB, but this song is unlistenable. I'm glad the trend didn't catch on and made the band return to their old ways. - Ilikefishsticks

This is just proof they're running out of ideas. - naFrovivuS

Why? Why? Why did U guys produce this song or what were you expecting of this song? Even though they have chanced their style from their return,they produced really good songs such as PHOENIX,LIGHT EM UP,CENTURIES and so on but this. FALL OUT BOY Iused to know where not like this.

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26 Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man

What? Why do you people LIKE this?! It is horrendous! It's overplayed LITERALLY at least 14 times a day! This is the next "Shape of You", except Ed Sheeran, the singer of that terrible song actually has some great music. This song has a REALLY bad instrumental. Plus the name of the band: Portugal The Man. WHAT?! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! Portugal IS A COUNTRY NOT A PERSON! This is a GROUP, not one man. Therefore it doesn't make sense AT ALL. The worst thing of all is the voice though. You really can't argue that the voice is horrendous. It sounds like a monkey on weed. Ironically the group is called Portugal The Man when this high monkey doesn't even sound remotely manly. JESUS CHRIST WHAT HAS POP MUSIC BECOME?! I can't EVEN CALL THIS POP THAT WOULD BE AN INSULT TO Michael JACKSON AND ALL THE GREAT POP ARTISTS! PLEASE SOMEBODY SAVE US FROM THIS 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. - lovefrombadlands

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

Really bland. Just can't stand the vocals or e instrumentals. 1/5 - naFrovivuS

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27 Walk On Water - Eminem

I am not a fan of either Eminem or Beyonce but this song just connected for me and I love that piano. For once a song not going on about cars, money, committing crimes or stealing girlfriends but rather focuses on Eminem's fallibility and Beyonce provides some of the best vocals of 2017 on the hook. Well done Eminem and Beyonce. - crowdiegal

One of the only rap songs of 2017 that doesn't sound like cancer. Eminem and Beyonce both are good here. - Eraser

I never thought I'd hear from him again. Marshall fooled us all once again. - naFrovivuS

Greatest rapper of all time returns with yet another rap song by surprise. But this is not slim shady who has returned. Nor is it Eminem. It is Marshall Mathers ll telling us a story about his life, And its great - wren6

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28 C**shot - Cupcakke

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!

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 don't like cupcakke. All of her songs are just yelling. - lovefrombadlands

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

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

Very catchy, nicely pitched, and has a nice tune. Best song of the year. - pikacory02

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30 Andromeda - Mastodon

Holy mother of bacon. what the fu<k is up with all this pop crap!

31 Move You - Kelly Clarkson

Love So Soft is great and all, but this should've been the one that got a video first. Anyways, I am glad Kelly Clarkson has returned and is releasing new music with Atlantic Records. Here's to the beginning of the Meaning of Life era. - NiktheWiz

Get your ears checked and let me know what you think of Love So Soft afterwards. I have a feeling that this song, however, is going to be good. - allamassal

"Love So Soft" was somewhat underwhelming to me. This on the other hand... - DCfnaf

Never thought I'd like a Kelly Clarkson song, but here we are - DaWyteNight

It gets a 100/10 - Eraser

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32 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!

The lead singer sounds awful... but if his voice wasn't awful and the lyrics were a bit better this song wouldn't be awful - Lucretia

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33 Strip that Down - Liam Payne

I hate this song! It's too sexual and he is ugly and has a bad autotune voice. His voice sounds like ed sheeran on helium. - Lunala

Why is this so overplayed? It was made by a one direction member, what are you expecting? - AddictedToSilentScream

It kinda sickens me that Feed the Machine and Real Death are lower than this... - DCfnaf

What I don't understand is that actual good music is lower than this. - lovefrombadlands

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34 Heavy - Linkin Park & Kiiara

Even though I never really liked this album, I'm voting for this out of respect. RIP Chester. You were legendary. - The01Bro

Honestly this song is terrible. Not much creativity, and the lyrics are just plain bland. I don't care if Chester's dead, that doesn't excuse this from sucking. 1/5 - isaaonrtdmtr

I don't care what anybody says about this song. I think it's a great song.

I love this song. I mean, I love Linkin park's part. Kiiara is kind of boring - lovefrombadlands

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35 Let You Down - Seether
36 Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara

I don't like this song. If you listen to the beat, (at least me and my sister think) it sounds a lot like Setting Fires by The Chainsmokers in the part where it just plays music. And anyway, I just don't like Alessia Cara's voice. - lovefrombadlands

Yes, it's so amazing its on here twice

This is already here. - ProPanda

Ugh... annoying. Also overplayed... this song better not get high on the charts - Lucretia

37 See You Again - Tyler, the Creator

Are y'all serious?! 738?!?!?! This needs to be in the top 5 if not top 10!

38 Havana - Camila Cabello

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

This is the best top 20 hit since DNA. by FAR. This song is just so damn catchy, the melody and those slick pianos, the TRUMPETS. Even our performers who I have a reputation for having a distaste for are downright awesome here. 5/5 - PandaDude98

From like 2012-2016, Camila Cabello has done nothing except CARRY 5H. Fast forward to December 18, 2016, she decides to leave that messy, stuck-up, problematic girl group. Many people doubted her calling her a 🐍 and telling her she would flop. It was quite painful to see people sending her all those hateful messages. Her diehard fans like me it seemed were the only ones that believed in her. Fast forward to August 3, 2017. Camila drops this song as a promotional single. It blows up quickly, and almost everyone likes it, except for 5H fans! You can imagine that I feel like a proud papa, now! I’m so glad that Camz has come so far, and the success of this song is like a big “F YOU” to her haters! I bet all the haters are quaking now, seeing this as #1 in 12 countries, #2 on Billboard Hot 100, #1 On pop radio, etc!

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39 Die for You - Starset

Why is this song so low? This song is one of the best of their latest album. Try listening to it and you will love it.

Amazing song

40 Call It What You Want - Taylor Swift

Thank god a decent Taylor Swift song this year, she was wasting her writing skills so much with the previous singles and it was so sad. 3/5 - DaisyandRosalina

I love this song really tells a story with Taylor Swift and a former lover. I Just hope she tells Us more about who this person is. LOVE this new album. Hope she will make more like these.

I just love this song, so call it what you want call it what you want to, but I know you won't be calling it a bad song, 10/10! - lovefrombadlands

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