music The Best Pop Songs of 2017  

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Pop 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.

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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Praying Kesha

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What About Us P!nk

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Something Just Like This Coldplay & The Chainsmokers

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Sorry Not Sorry Demi Lovato

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Green Light Lorde

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Bad Liar Selena Gomez

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Havana Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug

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Sign Of The Times Harry Styles

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New Rules Dua Lipa

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Gorgeous Taylor Swift

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Slide Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos

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Cut To The Feeling Carly Rae Jepsen

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Is That For Me? Alesso & Anitta

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Swalla Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj

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Wearing Nothing Dagny

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Human Touch Betty Who

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2 Good 2 Be True Nite Jewel

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Fools Wear Crowns Hercules And Love Affair

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Chasing Highs ALMA

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Anywhere Rita Ora

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Better Mallrat

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Love Incredible Cashmere Cat featuring Camila Cabello

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Should I? Phoebe Ryan

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1 Night Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX

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Say My Name Tove Styrke

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Boys Charli XCX

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Say You Do Tei Shi

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Crying On The Bathroom Floor MUNA

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This Song RAC featuring Rostam

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1UL Danny L Harle

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Casanova Allie X

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It's Okay To Cry SOPHIE