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.