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

2
93 68
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New Rules Dua Lipa

3
101 86
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Something Just Like This Coldplay & The Chainsmokers

4
102 88
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Praying Kesha

5
85 81
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Sorry Not Sorry Demi Lovato

6
76 76
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Green Light Lorde

7
78 79
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What About Us P!nk

8
69 80
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Sign Of The Times Harry Styles

9
27 23
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TaylorMytton added Delicate Taylor Swift

10
59 75
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Bad Liar Selena Gomez

11
56 83
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Gorgeous Taylor Swift

12
44 66
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Slide Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos

13
11 18
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TaylorMytton added Bellyache Billie Eilish

14
11 18
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TaylorMytton added idontwannabeyouanymore Billie Eilish

15
34 66
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Boys Charli XCX

16
1 5
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27 61
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Cut To The Feeling Carly Rae Jepsen

18
19 46
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Love Incredible Cashmere Cat featuring Camila Cabello

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33 78
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Swalla Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj

20
19 48
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ShawnReynolds added Mask off

21
26 64
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s147172 added bts

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31 76
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DNA BTS

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20 55
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ShawnReynolds added Mi Gente The Zawinul Syndicate

24
20 58
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Anywhere Rita Ora

25
10 53
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1 Night Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX