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These are the Best Songs of 2017 According to Students

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2017 has been an interesting year. Despite the darker undertones of this year, the music industry has been pumping out hit after hit and blessed us with some cool music videos. Between Kendrick Lamar’s HUMBLE., Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber’s Despacito, U2’s Lights of Home, and Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do, 2017 has had some killer and catchy tunes. Rolling Stone Magazine has already posted the 50 Best Songs of 2017 and it kind of has us nostalgic for 2017 already.

Since musical taste varies so much from person to person, we decided to ask students what they thought were the best songs of 2017. Here are 50 songs as chosen by you guys compiled into a Spotify playlist. Enjoy!

 

The List:

  1. Daniel Caesar – Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)
  2. Whethan – Good Nights (feat. Mascolo)
  3. Harry Styles – Woman
  4. Frank Ocean, JAY Z, & Tyler The Creator – Biking
  5. Liam Gallagher – For What It’s Worth
  6. Dua Lipa – Be The One
  7. SZA – Broken Clocks
  8. Lana Del Rey – Heroin
  9. Milky Chance – Blossom
  10. Lights – Giants
  11. Lorde – Green Light
  12. SZA & Isaiah Rashad – Pretty Little Birds
  13. DEAN & Yerin Baek – Come Over
  14. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang
  15. Post Malone & 21 Savage – Rockstar
  16. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
  17. Lil Skies – Red Roses (feat. Landon Cubes)
  18. Lil Uzi Vert – UnFazed (feat. The Weeknd)
  19. H.E.R. – Facts
  20. Shawn Hook & Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me
  21. J Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente (feat. Beyonce)
  22. Sam Smith – Pray
  23. Ed Sheeran – What Do I Know?
  24. Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft
  25. Voice & Marge Blackman – Full of Vibe
  26. Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
  27. Vera Blue – Mended
  28. Lorde – Homemade Dynamite
  29. Lady Gaga – The Cure
  30. Bleachers – Goodmorning
  31. Dan Caplen – Flat Champagne (feat. RAY BLK)
  32. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)
  33. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
  34. The xx – On Hold
  35. Grouplove – Do You Love Someone
  36. K. Flay – High Enough
  37. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Sleep Drifter
  38. Lorde – Supercut
  39. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  40. Lauv – I Like Me Better
  41. Dua Lipa – New Rules
  42. Odette – Watch Me Read You
  43. The War On Drugs – Thinking of a Place
  44. DJ Khaled, Rihanna, & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
  45. Kendrick Lamar – DNA
  46. Future – Mask Off
  47. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
  48. Lee Brice – Boy
  49. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar
  50. Foster the People – Sit Next to Me

 

The most popular songs mentioned:

  1. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang
  2. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
  3. Lights – Giants
  4. Sam Smith – Pray
  5. Lorde – Green Light

 

Most popular artists mentioned:

  1. Lorde
  2. Harry Styles
  3. Sam Smith
  4. Dua Lipa
  5. Kendrick Lamar
  6. Ed Sheeran
  7. SZA

 

What song isn’t on this list that should be? Let us know what’s your favourite song released in 2017 by tweeting us @RUStudentLife.

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Jessica Huynh

Jessica Huynh is in her final year of Creative Industries, specializing in Storytelling in Media and Curatorial Practices.

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