We are more than halfway through the year now so let’s take a look back at the music released in the first half of 2017. Which songs were the best? Which songs would justifiably make a top 20 list? Well, you can easily hop on Billboard.com and see what the charts say. You can search the blogosphere for hours, or – since you are here already – you can just kick your feet up and watch the video playlist below and find out which songs made Music Trajectory’s list of the 20 best songs of 2017…so far. Prefer Spotify to Youtube? I’ve got you covered. Keep in mind, it’s all about alternative music here on the site. Pop music doesn’t see too much light of day.
One could also view this list as which songs have the best chance of being considered “Songs of the Summer”. That damn “Despacito” song is everywhere but if you like music with an edge, that is probably not even on your radar. There were a few bands/artists that released songs in the first half of 2017 that crossed over alternative and pop music genres, namely Imagine Dragon’s “Believer” and Lorde’s “Green Light”. These songs fared well on this list. As you dig deeper, you will run into some true alternative music gems like the new single from Rise Against “House on Fire” and a track from Rancid’s outstanding new album. When you heard the supergroup DREAMCAR would finally be unveiling their music in 2017, didn’t you assume it would be so much better? Oh well, at least one of the singles was good – and it even made this list!
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