IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
If you’ve been paying attention, I’ve already worked my way through my Top 50 Albums Of 2017 and Top 20 Music Videos Of 2017. So now, without any further ado – it’s time for the finale: The Top 60 Singles Of 2017!
This list, specifically, is always a pain in my behind because I feel slightly ridiculous ranking songs that I genuinely love. The truth is: I think all these songs are great. I’ve enjoyed them all throughout the year for all different reasons and there is no real big difference between song #45 and #15. It’s not what charted the highest on the Billboard Hot 100 or what broke the most records. This is me just taking into the consideration what I played and loved the most in 2017 so please bore someone else with your disagreements.
If you’re interested in listening to my Top 60 Singles of 2017 all at once, subscribe to the playlist on Spotify and Apple Music below – and, as always, let me know what you think and feel free to comment with your own list!
60. Louisa Johnson – Best Behaviour
59. Mabel – Finders Keepers (feat. Kojo Funds)
58. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
57. The Aces – Physical
56. Paloma Faith – Crybaby
55. Paramore – Hard Times
54. Sofi Tukker – Best Friend (feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno)
53. Calvin Harris – Slide (feat. Frank Ocean and Migos)
52. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay
51. Allie X – Casanova (feat. VÉRITÉ)
50. Astrid S – Breathe
49. Jaira Burns – Ugly
48. Maty Noyes – Say It To My Face
47. HAIM – Want You Back
46. Grace Mitchell – Come Back For You
45. Maren Morris – I Could Use A Love Song
44. Lauv – Like Me Better
43. Leland – Mattress
42. Becky G – Mayores
41. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna)
40. Majid Jordan – One I Want (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
39. Miguel – Sky Walker (feat. Travis Scott)
38. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
37. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry
36. Halsey – Now or Never
35. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
34. Drake – Passionfruit
33. Kelela – LMK
32. Aly & AJ – Take Me
31. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money
30. Lady Gaga – The Cure
29. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
28. The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk)
27. Mura Masa – 1 Night (feat. Charli XCX)
26. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar
25. Camila Cabello – Havana (feat. Young Thug)
24. Little Mix – Touch
23. Tove Lo – Disco Tits
22. Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm
21. Rita Ora – Anywhere
20. Kesha – Praying
19. MUNA – I Know A Place
18. Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
17. SZA – Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)
16. Kendrick Lamar & Rihanna – LOYALTY.
15. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling
14. Kim Petras – I Don’t Want It At All
13. Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life (feat. The Weeknd)
12. Miley Cyrus – Malibu
11. Lorde – Green Light
10. Jax Jones – “You Don’t Know Me”: English DJ-producer Jax Jones kept his light shining bright with a consistent run of fresh original material and remixes galore all year long, but it was this addictive, RAYE-assisted dance throb that kicked it off and deservedly ascended him into popularity. “One To Watch” would be an understatement. The man knows what a proper dance song should song like. “Ooh, na na yeah!”
9. ALMA – “Chasing Highs“: With the undeniably euphoric “Chasing Highs,” this big-voiced, green-haired unicorn proved to be one of the most exciting new starlet’s on the rise right now. It deserved to be much bigger than it was but something tells me she’s only just begun having her fun. Look out 2018!
8. Tove Stryke – “Say My Name“: This Swedish songstress’ glorious return is a thoroughly free of flaws Swede-pop production, relishing in a cool groove of straight-forward vocals, infectious waves of sleek electronica, and a chorus that manages to never get old. In my perfect fantasy world, it was one of the biggest pop songs of the year.
7. Billie Eilish – “Bellyache“: Young starlet on the rise Billie Eilish had me sold from the moment I heard her nonchalantly channeling a murderer on this irresistible, dancehall-tinged guitar gem. At just 16-years-old, Billie knows exactly the artist she wants to be. Soak it up or end up in the gutter.
6. BANKS – “Underdog“: Only a true overlooked pop gem would actually end up predicting it’s very own fate. “Underdog” is a refreshing departure from BANKS‘ mostly brooding, alt-pop sound we’ve all come to know and love. It features a ton of bright synths and an irresistible bass line — and yet, despite it’s more pop-leaning sheen, this is undeniably the stuff of BANKS.
5. Rihanna – “Love on the Brain“: Queen RiRi has given us gorgeous balladry aplenty, but “Love on the Brain” takes the cake as one of her most timeless offerings yet. PERIOD.
4. Jessie Ware – “Selfish Love“: English Goddess Jessie Ware took a constant theme in relationships and turned it into a slow-moving four-minute chameleon coated in dreamy atmospherics, warm flares of ambient sound and winding, sort of island-tinged pulses. It’s an incredibly intricate number, worthy of playing on repeat for hours on end, and that is precisely what I did the moment it dropped. Absolutely one the year’s most underappreciated offerings. Forever my queen.
3. Julia Michaels – “Issues“: After years of penning hits for others, Julia Michaels finally stepped out as an artist in her own right and delivered a relatable smash of her very own. She can write your faves hits and have her own, too.
2. SZA – “The Weekend“: The definition of lyric gold is found here. Real and utterly empowering the whole way through.
1. Dua Lipa – “New Rules“: A breakup anthem with its own set of rules to follow? “One, don’t pick up the phone/ You know he’s only calling ’cause he’s drunk and alone/ Two, don’t let him in/ You have to kick him out again/ Three, don’t be his friend/ You know you’re gonna wake up in his bed in the morning..“
How did we not think of this before? Yeah, Dua Lipa is the pop star we deserved in 2017.