The 2017 Hot List (Top 25 Songs of 2017)

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I’m BACK!

It’s been almost a year and I’m here to give you some new material.

…And what better way to start of my series is to give you, my followers, my Hot List of 2017!

So let me first give you all my…

Top 25 Songs of 2017

25.) Luis Fonza & Daddy Yankee – Despacito

24.) Mura Masa & Bonzai – What If I Go?

23.) Daniel Caesar – Blessed

22.) Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255

21.) Katy Perry featuring Nicki Minaj – Swish Swish

20.) DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryon Tiller – Wild Thoughts

19.) Warhaus – Love’s a Stranger

18.) Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

17.) Lorde – Homemade Dynamite

16.) Charlie Puth – Attention

15.) Gorillaz featuring D.R.A.M. – Andromeda

14.) Future – Mask Off

13.) St. Vincent – New York/Pills

12.) John Mayer – You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me

11.) Frank Fields – Underdog

10.) Sampha – Plastic 100C

9.) Childish Gambino – Redbone

8.) Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay

7.) Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

6.) Superorganism – Something For Your M.I.N.D.

5.) Jorja Smith featuring Preditah – On My Mind

4.) Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)

3.) Kendrick Lamar – DNA./HUMBLE./LOYALTY.

2.) Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels

1.) Tyler, The Creator featuring Kali Uchis – See You Again

 

Coming Soon…The Top 10 Albums of 2017!

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Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 1)

1.) The Avalanches – “Wildflower”

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16 years later, the Avalanches are back and they are more creative than ever. Focusing more on going to a psychedelic trip with hip hop beats and ranging on R&B and rare samples, the Avalanches’ “Wildflower” is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that shows that they never lost their edge and fun. The main reason why this is the album of 2016 is not only because of their great return, it’s really because they stay true to themselves and embrace absurdity in music in the most cunning and intricate way. Welcome back to music!

Top Tracks – Subways, Frankie Sinatra, Because I’m Me, Harmony, The Wozard of Iz

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 2)

2.) Kanye West – “The Life Of Pablo”

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Say what you will about Kanye West. Yes, he’s a troubled artist who can really create classical and masterful albums. Yes, he’s a gifted producer. But “The Life of Pablo” is a fucking mess…and I mean this in the most honest way. Honest in a way that Kanye uses gospel beats and derogatory lyrics to create tunes that explore the absurdity of Kanye’s mind. Nonetheless, no one can shy way his memorable hooks on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1” and “Famous” Henceforth, West’s artistic vision is forever changing and we can just flow like his rhymes.

Top Tracks – Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1, Famous, Waves, Ultralight Beam, Freestyle 4

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 3)

3.) Solange – “A Seat At The Table”

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It was a year of self-awareness and self-identity for many female artists and vocalists alike in 2016. But it’s Solange’s “A Seat At The Table” that really takes the cake. Her message is simple: 1.) I’m a black woman in America and I want to show you what I’m going through back then and now with my soul, funk and melodic R&B beats. Similar concepts like Mitski, Angel Olsen and even Beyonce about female empowerment; but it’s with a great message of racial identity mixed in with cultivating feeling that makes Solange hard to beat.

Top Tracks – Cranes In The Sky, Don’t Touch My Hair, Mad

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 4)

4.) Angel Olsen – “My Woman”

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On her 3rd album, Olsen expanded herself musically and embraced change beautifully. It’s one of her poppiest and boldest albums to date. With her synth intro of “Intern”, to her back-to-basic rock tune “Shut Up Kiss Me”, her diversity and arrangements on “My Woman” makes Angel the “Stevie Nicks” of 2016.

Top Tracks – Intern, Those Were The Days, Shut Up Kiss Me

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 5)

5.) Beyonce – “Lemonade”

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All hail the Queen B! And hot damn we were not ready for the slaying on her tangy yet refreshing “Lemonade”. Each track is literally full of flavors that characterize her personal life (marriage and family alike) as well as her perspective of female empowerment. And what’s really brilliant about this manifesto is that it’s Beyonce’s most artistic album to date and demands attention.

Top Tracks – Formation, Sorry, Hold Up, 6 Inch

 

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 6)

6.) Michael Kiwanuka – “Love & Hate”

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It would be 2016’s “What’s Going On”, but it’s more personal within Michael’s musical content. Collecting the sounds of Curtis Mayfield, the soul of Marvin Gaye and then stance of Bill Withers; “Love & Hate” evolved Kiwanuka’s music career by balancing and respecting the past to give the present and future something to stand on. And it’s Michael’s storytelling that will give listeners a heads up of what’s to come if action is not taken place.

Top Tracks – Black Man In A White World, Love & Hate, Cold Little Heart