20 best songs of 2017 this [2018-01-01]

The exact order changes almost daily but this feels stable for now. The best song also has one of the best videos. A list of best music videos feels like a good idea for next year. I'm amazed why big artists sometimes lack a video for a single, or even any online presence - would it not make sense to, for example, invite fans to provide a video if the label will not do that? Some tracks lack a video on youtube or are not listed on Spotify so I sometimes replace it with something else. I'm not fan of audio-only videos, especially from the official artist/label account. I'd rather skip that song.

Mac/Moss/Jose, as always, it all about the voice. Kehlani, there were a number of competing songs, a good year to say the least. Paddy/Prefab, let us hope it all ends well even if the positive signs are not there. Tove, easily Sweden's least afraid artist. Mabel, daughter of Neneh Cherry, I had no idea. Love the accent. Bicep, a homage to dance culture, makes me feel nostalgic and sentimental, and old. Drake, like the J-Lo lyrics. The black madonna, a 10 minute homage to club music.

Raw talent is so obvious when a live performance outperform the original video, like Kehlani/SZA/Thundercat. The best video imo is by Paddy McAloon/Prefab Sprout, a minimal production and just brilliant.

My new year's resolution is to play less alt-r&b in 2018. I should be more into electronica, maybe minimal techno or deep house.

  1. H.E.R. 2
  2. Mac Ayres Show me
  3. Moss Kena w/Jay Prince 48
  4. Jose James Always there
  5. Kehlani Undercover
  6. Kendrick Lamar w/Rihanna Loyalty
  7. SZA The weekend
  8. Banks Underdog
  9. Syd Smile more
  10. Paddy McAloon America
  11. Tove Lo Bitches
  12. Thundercat w/Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins Show you the way
  13. Mabel Talk about forever
  14. Bicep Glue
  15. Drake Teenage fever
  16. Calvin Harris w/Future & Khalid Rollin
  17. Booka Shade w/Craig Walker Loneliest boy
  18. The xx On hold
  19. ZHU Intoxicate
  20. The black madonna He is the voice
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