Best Songs Of 2017: Top 10 Must-Listen Songs This Year

2017 was the year of our beloved artists and those who emulate them attempting to make their way to the top of the Billboard Top 100 by diversifying their styles and getting stuck in your head. Whether you like to party with Cardi, or eat burritos with Bieber, somethings just shouldn’t come on in the club for 2018.

1. “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9yNWbetJVU

This was definitely the song of the year but we should probably leave it here. As impressive as it was to hear Justin Bieber serenade the female population in this spicy Spanish Ballad, its slightly overplayed. Even Bieber himself didn’t want to hear it anymore, so he decided to change the lyrics “Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito,” he went with, “Nos vamos pegando, I quit smoking ciggies,” during a nightclub performance. His remix also featured word replacements of “blah, blah, blah” and “burrito, burrito.” Perhaps rekindling his flame with Selena Gomez will help him brush up on the Spanish lyrics for the next performance.


2. “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B

I still don’t know what “Bodak Yellow” even means but this one will have you cutting off the guy who bought you “bloody shoes” just for looking at you wrong. Its uplifting and empowering as a rap song can be and Cardi encouraged fans across the globe to make money moves and get boys to buy you the rest. Be expensive, be bold, be thick.


3. “Wild Thoughts,” Dj Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srMfJuIEz9k

Rihanna did that thing again where she didn’t really say much but we made it an anthem because she did THAT. Tiller’s verse on this upbeat yet sensual song really ties the whole thing together. It was a modern twist on Santana’s “Maria Maria” executed beautifully by the three artists that remade it but maybe we can just give it a break until it becomes a banger again.


4. “Mask Off,” Future

Did he say “my girl a ten” or “my guillotine”? The world may never know and I’m not sure I want to find out. Glorifying drugs, obtaining funds, and disregarding females has never sounded so encouraging. I play it as the theme song when I take my makeup off and I’m not stopping that in 2018.


5. “Passionfruit,” Drake

Like most of Drake‘s best hits, this one had us all feeling some type of way while simultaneously wanting to dance. Its like breaking up with someone and hoping you end up in their bed anyway. The lyrics compliment the music flawlessly and I hope it never goes away.


6. “HUMBLE.” Kenrick Lamar

His left stroke definitely went viral. You won’t be able to tell your children to “sit down,” without adding “be humble,” after it and oddly I’m okay with that.


7. “Slow Hands,” Niall Horan

Say what you want about One Direction but when they went in separate directions things certainly started looking up. You had to listen to at least 5x in a row and are probably sick of it now but can’t argue the fact that it was something different from the rest.


8. “Young Dumb & Broke,” Khalid

Aren’t we all? He speaks the truth but I’m sick of hearing it. If/when I hear it again in April of 2018, it’ll sound good again.


9. “The Weekend,” SZA

Side chicks, rejoice! Say what you want about the message behind it and you’re probably not wrong but this girl has talent. SZA highlights the perks of being “the other woman,” and makes it sounds so good.


10. “Praying,” Kesha

A Princess of Pop music retired the glitter and glam for a heartfelt ballad with a hidden message. Inspiring thousands to share their stories and overcoming her own tragedy, this song should be played over and over again.

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