The Gibby Fifty: 50 Favorite Songs of 2017

Hey all, and welcome back for day 2 of Listmas 2017!

I imagine that most of us are going to spend the day abuzz about Star Wars, or staying off the internet to avoid Star Wars spoilers. I get that! So today is going to be a light day for us here at the RAM office, with just the Gibby Fifty: my 50 favorite songs for the year. The rules for this list are brief, but eternal: one song per artist/album, had to come out this year or on an album this year, and if it’s here, it’s not on the Best Pop Songs list that starts tomorrow. I also wrote one or two liners for a couple of songs this year because hey, let’s try something different. The songs are in alphabetical order, and there’s a Ranting About Music #branded playlist at the bottom.

Amber Coffman – “All to Myself”
Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort” – This thing already sounded like a staple live
Best Ex – “See You Again” – New project from Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts, pretty idiosyncratic and peppy
Broken Social Scene – “Please Take Me With You”
Bully – “Kills To Be Resistant”
Calvin Harris ft. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, D.R.A.M. – “Cash Out”
Charly Bliss – “DQ” – I swear, you can hear Eva Hendricks sing exclamation point on that last line
Cloud Nothings – “Modern Act”
Drake – “Teenage Fever”
Frank Ocean – “Chanel” – “My guy pretty like a girl” is this year’s best opening lyric
Future – “Draco”/”Hallucinating” – Get you somebody that can do booff
Gorillaz ft. D.R.A.M. – “Andromeda”
Gucci Mane ft. Offset – “Met Gala”
Harmony Woods – “Renovations” 
Japandroids – “No Known Drink or Drug” –  1:44 in this song is like swan diving off 6 Marshall full stacks into someone’s arms, I love it.
Japanese Breakfast – “Road Head”
Jay Som – “Baybee” – How does Melina Duterte do so easily what Kevin Parker broke his ankles trying to do on Currents?
Julien Baker – “Happy to Be Here”
Katie Ellen – “Han”
Kendrick Lamar – “GOD.”
Kississippi – “Cut Yr Teeth” – This song came out like 6 days ago, which is the same number of times I’ve listened to it a day since then
Kitty – “Sugarwater”
Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett – “Over Everything”
Lana Del Rey – “Love”
LCD Soundsystem – “how do you sleep?” – LCD Soundsystem, an all-time bitter band, have never sounded this acidic, and it’s great to hear Murphy just go scorched earth
Leggy – “Not What You Need”
Lil Uzi Vert ft. Pharrell – “Neon Guts”
Lorde – “Supercut”
The Menzingers – “After the Party”
Migos ft. 2 Chainz – “Deadz”
The National – “I’ll Still Destroy You”
Paramore – “Caught in the Middle” – “I don’t need no help/I can sabotage me by myself” and people really want to say Paramore aren’t emo anymore.
Perfume Genius – “Otherside”
Queens of the Stone Age – “The Evil Has Landed”
Run the Jewels – “Legend Has It” – This song wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Black Panther
Ryan Adams – “Do You Still Love Me?”
Small Circle – “About You”
The Smith Street Band – “Song For You” – A good, brawny, punk rager
Sorority Noise – “A Better Sun”
St. Vincent – “Sugarboy”
SZA – “Prom”
Taylor Swift – “So It Goes…” – Yeah, yeah
Thunder Dreamer – “You Know Me”
Vince Staples – “745”
The War on Drugs – “Strangest Thing”
Weezer – “Happy Hour” – Weezer basically wrote a Sirius XM single, but I kinda like it?
White Reaper – “Judy French” – This is the perfect “It’s Friday, and school/work’s out” jam
Wolf Alice – “Don’t Delete the Kisses”
The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – “Infinite Steve”
Young Thug ft. Future – “Relationship”

Listmas 2017 Schedule
12/14: Favorite Albums
12/15: The Gibby Fifty (50 Favorite Songs)
12/16: Top Ten Best Hits of 2017 (pt. 1)
12/17: Top Ten Best Hits of 2017 (pt. 2)
12/18: Top Ten Worst Hits of 2017 (pt. 1)
12/19: Top Ten Worst Hits of 2017 (pt. 2)
12/20: The Year In Rant/Odds and Ends

About bgibs122

I enjoy music and music culture; I hope you do, too.
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