Marie Claire's Running Tally of the Best Songs of 2017

It's litty again.

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We're nearing the end of 2017, and we're still going, "Would anybody listen if this were 578 songs long?" and "What if we just made an all-Migos playlist?"

But with nearly two scores of certifiable hits and many more eagerly anticipated albums (ILY, Beck!!!) on the way, maybe more music is what we need now to drown out the din—or better yet, to motivate us to do something about it. So the soundtrack to our lives, right here, right now, won't be hate speech or the rattle of chains, but the twinkly Swedish folksong-dubstep (really) of Skott or Father John Misty singing the blues. Or just "Bad and Boujee" on repeat forevermore. We won't judge.

1. "Lemon" - N.E.R.D., Rihanna

2. "Juice" - Chromeo

3. "Perfect Places" - Lorde

4. "Three Rings" - Grizzly Bear

5. "I Love You, Will You Marry Me" - Yungblud

6. "Summer Bummer" - Lana Del Rey feat. A$AP Rocky

7. "Chanel" - Frank Ocean

8. "Big Fish" - Vince Staples

9. "Midnight" - Jessie Ware

10. "J-Boy" - Phoenix

11. "Dear Life" - Beck

12. "If You Need to, Keep Time on Me" - Fleet Foxes

13. "LMK" - Kelela

14. "Television Romance - Pale Waves

15. "New York" - St. Vincent

16. "Boys" - Charli XCX

17. "Hard to Be Myself" - Fickle Friends

18. "Confidently Lost" - Sabrina Claudio

19. "Forever Young" - Lil Yachty feat. Diplo

20. "Biking" - Frank Ocean feat. JAY Z and Tyler, the Creator

21. "The Bus Song" - Jay Som

22. "Never Been Wrong" - Waxahatchee

23. "Can't Get it Out" - Brand New

24. "HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar

25. "Heatstroke" - Calvin Harris feat. Young Thug, Pharrell, and Ariana Grande

26. "Say You Do" - Tei Shi

27. "Strangers" - Sigrid

28. "This Old Dog" - Mac Demarco

29. "Passionfruit" - Drake

30. "Underdog" - Banks

31. "Night Lies" - Mating Ritual feat. Lizzy Land

32. "Ballad of the Dying Man" - Father John Misty

33. "Land of the Free" - Joey Bada$$

34. "I Give You Power" - Arcade Fire feat. Mavis Staples

35. "Fallss" - Bayonne

36. "Romeo" - Yelle

37. "I Dare You" - The xx

38. "Sticks and Stones - Stripped" - FRND

39. "Phase Me Out" - VÉRITÉ

40. "Keep On" - Kehlani

41. "Cut to the Feeling" - Carly Rae Jepsen

42. "Deeper" - Riton, MNEK, House Gospel Choir

43. "Bad and Boujee" - Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

44. "I'm Better" - Missy Elliott feat. Lamb

45. "Anymore" - Goldfrapp

46. "Hot Thoughts" - Spoon

47. "Wild Fire" - Laura Marling

48. "Baseball" - Hippo Campus

49. "Cool Your Heart" - Dirty Projectors

50. "Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

51. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

52. "Drew Barrymore" - SZA

53. "Coke" - Bloxx

54. "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano" - Sampha

55. "Don't Delete the Kisses" - Wolf Alice

56. "Glitter and Gloss" - Skott

57. "Darling" - Real Estate

58. "Name For You" - The Shins

59. "Modern Act" - Cloud Nothings

60. "Virgo" - Rejjie Snow feat. Pell

Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.