The Most Popular Songs of 2017
By: Preston S.
We all listen to music, don’t we? 2017 was a year full of music like any year is, and I’m going to remind you of the most popular songs of 2017. These are all according to the website Billboard, famous for the Billboard Hot 100 which measures the popularity of songs weekly. They are in order of publicity, radio streams, YouTube views, and regular streams.
- Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
If you say you’ve never heard this song before, I would not believe you. We’ve all heard it; it even won a Grammy. This song was spammed on every radio station, so much you knew it from the first 2 notes. It was on the Hot 100 for a long time-33 weeks in the Top 10 to be in fact.
- Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito
Another one we’ve all heard. It was sung at karaoke by your aunt who tries too hard to be cool. It was sung and covered hundreds of times on YouTube, and radios were all over this song. This Latin hit was number 1 in the Top 10 for 16 weeks.
- Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
The same crew wrote this song that you saw 100 times at The Grammy’s. It was another one of the most popular. This song was on the Hot 100 for about 20 weeks.
- Kendrick Lamar – Humble
This is probably Kendrick’s most popular song. It was even performed at the MTV music awards. Anyone who has ever listened to any Hip-Hop songs or likes the Hip-Hop genre, has heard of this song. This was on the Hot 100 for 37 weeks
- The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay – Something Just Like This
After the release of their hit song “Closer” in 2016, The Chainsmokers started 2017 with a summer tune that would be in your head for a long time. This song was on the Hot 100 for 39 weeks.
- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee
I admit, this song was probably my least favorite on this list. It was played so much to the point that I couldn’t stand it. It was here, there, anywhere you could think of. This hit that made Migos’ career, was on the Hot 100 for 36 weeks.
- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer
The Chainsmokers, the only artist to make it on this list 2 times with another summer hit, charted with “Closer”. Everyone remembers this song unless you only listen to classical music or something like that. This summer hit was in the Top 5 for 26 weeks
- Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
I don’t even know this song; I’ve never heard of the title or anything about it. Many people probably know this song, and by reading this you are humming the lyrics to yourself, but I have no words on this one. It stayed on the chart for 34 weeks.
- Imagine Dragons – Believer
This song was covered 1 million times on YouTube and was very catchy within the first few weeks. It was in the Top 100 for 32 weeks. This was Imagine Dragons most popular song of the year.
- Congratulations – Post Malone ft. Quavo
This end of the list song blew up quickly, but due to the short time popularity, it didn’t have time to rise for 2017. It was on the Hot 100 charts for 50 weeks counting some time in 2018.
All these songs were great and catchy, and they were all apart of 2017. Let’s hope more good songs like these will come in 2018.