Pop 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. 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 Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug

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New Rules Dua Lipa

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Something Just Like This Coldplay & The Chainsmokers

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Praying Kesha

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Sorry Not Sorry Demi Lovato

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What About Us P!nk

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Green Light Lorde

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Sign Of The Times Harry Styles

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TaylorMytton added Delicate Taylor Swift

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Bad Liar Selena Gomez

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Gorgeous Taylor Swift

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Slide Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos

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power is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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Boys Charli XCX

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Swalla Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj

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ShawnReynolds added Mask off

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TaylorMytton added Bellyache Billie Eilish

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Cut To The Feeling Carly Rae Jepsen

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Love Incredible Cashmere Cat featuring Camila Cabello

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ShawnReynolds added Mi Gente The Zawinul Syndicate

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Anywhere Rita Ora

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TaylorMytton added idontwannabeyouanymore Billie Eilish

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Lara Bonnert added Friday to Friday Peer van mladen

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1 Night Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX

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Is That For Me? Alesso & Anitta

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ShawnReynolds added Drowning

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Casanova Allie X

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Human Touch Betty Who

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Say My Name Tove Styrke

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Chasing Highs ALMA

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Wearing Nothing Dagny

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Better Mallrat

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Should I? Phoebe Ryan

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Fools Wear Crowns Hercules And Love Affair

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These Girls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Songs of 2017
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Say You Do Tei Shi

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It's Okay To Cry SOPHIE

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This Song RAC featuring Rostam

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Crying On The Bathroom Floor MUNA

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2 Good 2 Be True Nite Jewel

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