Did you guys really think I would forget about the second top 10 countdown 2017? Of course, I won’t forget.
In all honesty, I haven’t kept up with American music this year but there are some songs that I absolutely love. Keep in mind this is a list created based on my own personal preference, and I did a lot of research. So without further ado, here are my top 10 songs for 2017!
1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Ed Sheeran had a great year with the release of his new album, and with chart-topping hits. “Shape of You” is one of my favorite songs by Sheeran, with over 30 weeks in the top ten Billboard charts.
2. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars never fails to disappoint when it comes to his music, he manages to incorporate r&b and that retro sound we all love. This song topped the charts and received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
3. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee – Despacito
This song went viral and it currently has a billion views. “Despacito” became an instant hit, which made way for more South America artists to break a breakthrough in the US music market. This was my song of the summer.
4. Taylor Swift – Look what You Made Me Do.
It all began with a mysterious disappearance of Taylor old photos and posts on her social media. Fans didn’t know what was going on, but little did they know Taylor was planning her comeback. Her new image is edgier and according to her “The old Taylor is dead.” Many people say her new album and especially this song was inspired by the drama she went through with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. To be honest, I prefer this new Taylor and her new style of music! I think she’ll have some Grammy wins next year.
5. The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay – Something Like This
This is my favorite song of 2017, the lyrics are inspirational accompanied by Chris Martin’s expressive vocals. The song is nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
6. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
I am not familiar with Cardi B’s music, but when I was doing my research I saw her song was very popular this year. The song has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks, making Cardi B the fifth female rapper to ever lead the chart. The song won Single of the Year at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. It is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 60th Grammy Awards. (reference: Wikipedia).
7. Camilla Cabello – Havana
Camilla made her solo debut this year with “Havana” a song homage to her country, peaking at number one in many countries. She had a good start and I look forward to more of her music.
8. Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Kendrick Lamar never disappoints, his peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lamar’s first number one and highest-charting single as a lead artist.
9. Imagine Dragons – Believer
Imagine Dragons never fails to release chart-topping hits, their single “Believer” has reached the top ten in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States.
10. Lorde – Green Light
After being away from the music scene for a while, Lorde is finally back with a new single “Green Light.” It is definitely different from her usual music style, but it is nice to hear something new. I’ve always liked it when musicians try out a different style of music.
Thank you all for reading, I am excited to see what kind of music we will hear in 2018! I hope everyone has a great start to the new year 🙂
See you in 2018!