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The Best Pop Songs of 2017

Updated September 25, 2018 4.3k votes 373 voters 3.6k views43 items

List RulesPop songs released in 2017 only. Vote up the all-around best songs.

Though there were many great musicians who died in 2017, the pop music landscape of continues to evolve and push boundaries. The best pop songs of 2017 reflect how pop music is shifting into an era where production makes as much an impact as the singer themselves. To be a part of pop music in 2017, artists typically need to put a catchy set of synths or basslines beneath their vocals. In addition to on point production, 2017's best songs also capture the language and attitudes of today's pop culture. Because of this, many 2017 pop songs sound a little bit sadder than the uplifting car jams of years past. If you love pop music, cast your vote for the best pop songs of 2018 as well. 

Some vets make this list, such as critical darling Carly Rae Jepsen, party girl-turned-rocker Kesha, and pop music genius Charli XCX. But among these seasoned acts, a crop of fledgling singers and songwriters rises to the occasion, carried along by driving percussion and vibrant synthesizers. Taylor Swift notably released new music in 2017 as well, going full pop, to mixed results.

All-in-all, pop music in 2017 appears to be in a good place with exciting and catchy artists all trying to earworm themselves into your Spotify and Apple Music playlists. If these acts keep it up, they may just land themselves among the ranks of pop's most beloved acts.

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    Havana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Havana

    Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
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    New Rules is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    New Rules

    Dua Lipa
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    Something Just Like This is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Something Just Like This

    Coldplay & The Chainsmokers
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    Praying is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Praying

    Kesha
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    What About Us is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    What About Us

    P!nk
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    Sorry Not Sorry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Sorry Not Sorry

    Demi Lovato
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    Green Light is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Green Light

    Lorde
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    Delicate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Delicate

    Taylor Swift
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    Sign Of The Times is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Sign Of The Times

    Harry Styles
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    Bad Liar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Bad Liar

    Selena Gomez
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    Bellyache is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Bellyache

    Billie Eilish
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    Gorgeous is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Gorgeous

    Taylor Swift
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    Slide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Slide

    Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos
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    idontwannabeyouanymore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    idontwannabeyouanymore

    Billie Eilish
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    Cut To The Feeling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Cut To The Feeling

    Carly Rae Jepsen
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    Boys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Boys

    Charli XCX
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    Love Incredible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Love Incredible

    Cashmere Cat featuring Camila Cabello
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    Mi Gente is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Mi Gente

    The Zawinul Syndicate
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    1 Night is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    1 Night

    Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX
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    Mask off is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Mask off

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    Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Anywhere

    Rita Ora
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    Drowning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Drowning

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    Swalla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    Swalla

    Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj
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    bts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    DNA is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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    DNA

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