Top Songs of the Year (150-101)

Soccer Mommy

The year in music was for me one of breadth rather than depth. This is likely due to the sheer availability of music, with streaming services enabling access to essentially every song in existence. This makes it harder to dive deeper, whereas previously you would invest $15 on one album and leave it in your cd player for the next 6 months, now there’s always something new at your fingertips. That being said, I was able to listen to more bands, more genres, and a more diverse selection of music than I ever have in my entire life. Each Friday I added every new record of interest onto my phone, ready to see what new discoveries there were to be made. As I discovered songs I liked, I threw them into a playlist, “Best Songs of 2017”, and kept them there until a few weeks ago when I began to sort through it. The result was 167 songs, many more than my typical 100 song ranking, so, I decided to release my favorite 150, beginning with 150-101 in alphabetical order. This range of artists and songs are just the beginning of the things that accompanied me throughout the year and I’ve decide that as I go along, the day before I release my best of, I’ll do a list of runner ups that I also enjoyed. There’s a lot of good stuff out there and I just want to share all of it with you. Here’s my tentative schedule:

Dec 10- Best songs pt. I (100-76)

Dec 15 – Best songs pt. II (75-51)

Dec 20 – Best songs pt. III (50-26)

Dec 22 – TV Show runner ups

Dec 23 – Top 10 TV Shows

Dec 24 – Best songs pt. IV (25-1)

Dec 26 – Podcast runner ups

Dec 27 – Top 10 podcasts

Dec 28- Top Beers

Dec 29 – Best Album runner ups

Dec 30 – Top 10 Albums

Dec 31- Review of 2017 Pop Culture Goals

Jan 1 – 2018 Pop Culture Goals

Jan 2 – Best Movies of 2017

Best songs of the year: 150-101

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Agent bl√• “Rote Learning”

Alex Lahey “Backpack”
Allison Crutchfield “Dean’s Room”
Alvvays “Plimsoll Punks”
Amy O “Soft Skin”
Arcade Fire “Good God Damn”
Blue Hawaii “No One Like You”

Calvin Harris “Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande)”
Charly Bliss “Black Hole”
Charly Bliss “Ruby”

Cloud Nothings “Enter Entirely”
Cloud Nothings “Things Are Right with You”
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile “Continental Breakfast”
Drake “Ice Melts (feat. Young Thug)”
G-Eazy “No Limit (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)”

Gang of Youths “Keep Me in the Open”
Half Waif “Frost Burn”
Ibeyi “Away Away”

Japanese Breakfast “Soft Sounds from Another Planet”
Jay Som “Baybee”

LCD Soundsystem “other voices”
Lil Yachty “All Around Me (feat. YG & Kamaiyah)
Lil Yachty “Better (feat. Stefflon Don)”
Migos “Call Casting”
N.E.R.D. & Rihanna “Lemon”
Nana Grizol “Mississippi Swells”
Nana Grizol “Nightlights I”
No Thank You “The Unbearable Purposelessness of Being”

Noga Erez “Dance While You Shoot”
Offset & Metro Boomin “Nightmare”
Paramore “Forgiveness”
Phoenix “J-Boy”

Priests “Pink White House”
Rostam “Gwan”

Rostam “Never Going to Catch Me”
Smino “blkswn”
Soccer Mommy “Death by Chocolate”
Soccer Mommy “Waiting For Cars”

Tall Friend “Small Space”
The National “Walk it Back”
The New Pornographers “High Ticket Attractions”

The Weather Station “Thirty”
Thundercat “Walk on By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
Torres “Skim”
Vince Staples “Yeah Right (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
Wolf Alice “Beautifully Unconventional”

Young Thug “Me or Us”
Young Thug “You Said (feat. Quavo)