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Thanks for the comments80. DAVID GUETTA | 2U (featuring Justin Bieber)
This has the makings of a great song, I absolutely love Justin Bieber's parts especially the smooth sounding lead up to the drop. Unfortunately the drop is pretty generic and substandard, but I think the FRNDS remix does go some way to sorting that creating a much more epic drop. Justin has been on a bunch of massive hits this year, his name basically guarantees a hit these days. This certainly wasn't the bigger hits of his but it gave David Guetta another hit!79. JONES | Something Bout Our Love
JONES released one of my favourite albums of 2016, with 'New Skin', it was a wonderful pop/soul record. This track definitely marks a change in direction, produced by TIEKS it sees her going more uptempo with a disco inspired banger. It sort of reminds me of when Jessie Ware released 'Imagine It Was Us'. JONES let's her smooth vocals take the lead, which along with the production creates this really ethereal feel that takes you to another world. I would love this song to become a hit in 2018.78. NOAH CYRUS | Again (featuring XXXTENTACION)
The younger Cyrus sister has been steady releasing a string of songs in 2017. She has been pretty hit and miss, but I think she hit the spot with this Labrinth produced mid-tempo. Labrinth always brings it with his production, always a slightly quirky pop, and Noah sounds great. It was a controversy having XXXTENTACION on the song, especially as he has an ongoing legal case regarding assaulting and raping his ex-girlfriend. It definitely wasn't the right choice to have him feature on a young girl's single, even if he is big on streaming platforms. But that does not take away from the song, and it being a good song.77. J HUS | Did You See
Another big Afrobeats inspired UK smash hit, J Hus, has been one of the big breakthrough artists of 2017. He released a very strong album in the shape of 'Common Sense' which showed J Hus' ability to master a variety of different sounds. It's a melodic, laid back track that merges together Afrobeats with Caribbean influences and a catchy hook, that is impossible to get out of your head. I originally thought maybe Mura Masa was on production, but he did provide a great remix of the track anyway!76. RAYE | The Line
It's about time that somebody released a song about those long queues outside nightclubs, when all you want to do is just dance to some awesome music! It isn't trying to be a deep song, it's just a fun song to play with your mates on a night out with lyrics that most of us will have experienced at some point. I do feel like RAYE is still trying to play with different sounds to find that hit, and her new song 'Decline' is a generic song that sounds like something Mabel refused, but looks like it may be her breakthrough. 'The Line' is catchy, different from what you hear on the radio. Reminds me of something that a Beyonce track produced by Charli XCX would sound like 75. TAYLOR SWIFT | ...Ready For It?
My favourite of the songs that Taylor released prior to her album, is '...Ready For It?'. It has an abrasive, almost Kanye-esque, production during the verses with Taylor almost spitting the lyrics which then leads to a typically melodic chorus. The song is about the inner turmoil, so I quite like that the production has these two different sides to it as it does represent that well. It's a pretty massive pop song, but there is certainly better on the album than what she teased prior.74. SZA | The Weekend
SZA has been one of the big breakthrough artists on 2017, and I'm so happy for her because the music is not what is typically 'hot' right now, it's just bloody good and so honest. CTRL really felt like reading Solana's diary. It shows how much people gravitate towards her music, when 'The Weekend' was able to go top 40 in the US without even being an official single. A lot of people thought 'The Weekend' was SZA releasing a side chick anthem, but she has confirmed that there are no side chicks in this story. Everyone is the main girl, but they are all getting played. A different take on it, and we're often keen to call women side chicks which I feel takes the heat of the man who is the one cheating.73. VANESSA WHITE | Running Wild
Who would've thought that a member of The Saturdays would go on to become one of the leading ladies in the burgeoning UK R&B scene. 'Running Wild' is a super sensual song, where Vanessa's smooth vocals really get a chance to shine, her voice was made for R&B. The song is a celebration of sex, a world away from what The Saturdays would release. "In my head you're screaming my name, we've been going at it for days, I think we need a break" - Vanessa is not holding her feelings back in this one!72. CARDI B | Bodak Yellow
Cardi B, the rapper that became the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill, to top the Billboard Hot 100 with their solo single. The song isn't really anything unique, it is the typical trap influenced rap song that we have heard a lot of 2017, which meant it would become a massive streaming hit. I quite like the "i don't gotta dance, I make money moves" as a mention to her stripper past. She doesn't need to do that anymore! Cardi is spitting some great bars in this song, and it's so great to see another female rapper hitting it big!71. BRUNO MARS | Versace Of The Floor
Y'all know I can't deny some Bruno Mars cheese, and he is giving it to us by the bucket load on this 80s influenced cheesy pop ballad. It's such a cute song though, and Bruno is serving on the vocals! It was an instant highlight of mine from his album, and I wish it was a bigger hit although I guess radio could not handle all of this cheese
It does transport you to a dance you'd see in an 80s movie, where even though you're in a full room, you are in each others arms and not noticing anyone else. Super romantic, I'd leave my Versace on the floor for Bruno if he played me this song!