Hey everyone, the year is almost over so I thought it would be nice to list some of the songs, we loved or didn’t hear this year that are really good. And at the end there going to be one song, that everyone likes in the Yo! D101 team.
So let’s get started, sit back relax, listen and enjoy 😊 😊 😊;
Gucci Gang – Lil Pump
With 300 million views on YouTube and 3 and 4 year olds the world over chanting the catch tune, Lil Pump an American rapper created a hit. So far peaking at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Edward Christopher Sheeran, is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. It broke records in a number of countries and shows Ed Sheeran is a granted hit maker. He was everywhere this year with a record breaking album, a hit song and a duet with Beyonce, he really can’t stop winning.
“So It Goes…” – Taylor Swift
She’s an American singer-songwriter. Her other songs on her album Reputation might not have been received well but this was one everyone liked, hopefully her next album will be better. She’s known for her narrative songs about her personal life, but maybe it’s time she trys a different approach because some critics are saying its, just her usual brand or maybe it was just a hit and a miss but we will be looking forward to what comes next form the talented singer-songwriter.
Green Light – Lorde
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, a New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer and as been involved in music professional since her early teens. Releasing her first extended play at 16 and she still stays original with her style of music. Something I find remarkable is she’s still topping herself this year, singing songs that feel ageless and able to sing about the modern teenager.
DNA – Kendrick Lamar
31st best song of the year on Billboard, in their list of the year of the 100 best songs of the year. A song by American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in is fourth album Damn, it wasn’t released as single but it got a lot of radio play support after its video release, just to show you how great the song is. He was raised in Compton, California, and been doing music as a job since is teen years using the stage name K-Dot at the time.
Butterfly Effect – Travis Scoot
Dropping out of school to follow his dreams worked out for American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Houston, Texas Jacques Webster Jr., stage name Travis Scoot. The single was certified platinum by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) with sales and streaming equivaling 1,000,000 in the U.S.A. So it’s quite good and to me shows the work he’s kept into is work all this years.
Sign of the Times – Harry Styles
Since One Direction going on hiatus, Harry Edward Styles as been working on his solo career is going well. He’s an English singer, songwriter and actor now, he rose to stardom as a member of the One Direction, showing he is not just a guy in a band, taking risk in is new album with sounds that are like nothing else. Signs of the Times definitely says what he wants Equal rights for everyone no matter your race,sex and anything else. Letting you know whatever you are fighting for Styles as your back.
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
Our girl from Wizards of Waverly Place as done it again, Selena Gomez the singer and actress done it again, some are saying this is a high point in her career. Bad Liar as made it way to the video game Just Dance 2018, reaching the top 20 in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico, United States and others. Whole top 40 in Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Norway and others. This song was a certified hit and a song of the year.
Love – Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Woolridge ” Lizzy ” Grant ( Lana Del Rey) an American singer-songwriter, record producer and model is there anything she can’t do. Reaching high in the charts and doing even better than her West coast single in her Ultraviolence’s album. And people love it, with its romantic pictures of youth, but still surreal and a bit scary. We just can’t seem to get enough of her.
Slide – Calvin Harris
Adam Richard Wiles (Calvin Harris) a Scottish record producer, DJ and singer-songwriter as created another wonderful piece of music, I think Las Vegas Review-Journal says it best “Slide carries a mixture of the depth and warmth of analog instrumentation alongside modern vocal production, arrangement and mixing and showcases Calvin’s music abilities and prowess to the best”.
The Weekend – SZA
The song sings of a woman who share a lover with other women and only get him on the weekend, while the others having him during the week. But here is something, Solána Imani Rowe (SZA) an American R&B singer-songwriter doesn’t have to share her hard work and the weekend going platinum.
The Story of O.J – Jay Z
Shawn Corey Carter know as Jay Z, the American rapper and businessman might be going through somethings this year, like is feud with Kanye West but is song is not one of the problems nominated for Record of the Year at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. And in usual Jay Z fashion the song is a bit controversial but like he says “Context is everything.”
XO Tour Lif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert real name Symere Woods is an American hip hop recording artist, XO Tour Lif3 was in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 and it was recognised by Spotify as one of the most streamed tracks of the summer of 2017 in the United States, a single from his EP Luv Is Rage 1.5.
Believer – Imagine Dragons
The American rock band Imagine Dragons have released another hit reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 in the Billboard Hot Rock Songs, Alternative Songs, Adult Pop Songs and in a lot of other categories. Reaching the top ten in Poland, France and other countries, it really made us believers. And as sold more than a million copies in the U.S.A.
Malibu – Miley Cyrus
Song by American singer Miley Cyrus from her studio album Yonger Now. It soared in ratings on the Billboard Hot 100 and other categories, with more than a million copies sold in the United States and 4,400,000 copies worldwide, Malibu as been a great song for many.
Lemon – N.E.R.D & Rihanna
With 35 million+ views, the beat is different from what we have heard from N.E.R.D and it’ great, Rihanna was also killing it and I think it was a great combination which showed in Lemon , in every chart around the world. The American band and the Barbadian Singer collaboration from N.E.R.D album No One Ever Really Dies is gold.
Something Just Like This – Coldplay & The Chainsmokers
You probably heard the song at the Miss USA 2017 swimsuit competition, 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards to show you well it was received. The song is really amazing sang by American electronic music duo The Chainsmokers and British rock band Coldplay. And you really can’t find anything wrong with it.
Want You Back – HAIM
The American band Haim created magic with this song in their second studio album, Something to Tell You and we have definitely been listening to them this year. Got the Best New Track from Pitchfork soon after it was released. Its a wonderful pop rock tune about taking love for granted, showing the motions of love
Boys – Charli XCX
Also named by Pitchfork as Best New Track, sounds by English singer Charli XCX are just wonderful, it serves as her second second single in are upcoming third album. Its definitely worth a listen to.
Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
Its first debuted at 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and then climbed to 14, then number 2 spot before taking the Top from, Taylor Swift’s song Look What You Made Me Do and stayed at the top for three weeks, making it the second solo hip-hop number 1 single by a female artist ever in the charts history, after American rapper Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop, give it up for girl power. I tip my hat to Cardi B the American rapper who wrote and recorded the song. It won Single of the Year at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards and nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 60th Grammy Awards.
Issues – Julia Michaels
Its the debut Single by singer-songwriter American, Julia Michaels, was recorded for her EP Nervous System and was her first track, she co-wrote the song and it’s a downtempo love song which she says shows her raw ode to her own anxieties, which everyone can relate to in one way, maybe that’s why it’s so good. It received a nomination for Song of the Year at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. It was certified Gold in Australia and did well in other countries. So we can expect a lot from her.
Mask Off – Future
A song by American rapper Future for his fifth album Future, one of the highest charting song on the album and one of the highest charting single for the rapper to date, he seems he just wants to top himself each time. It reached number 5 spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 and in the Top 10 in Sweden, Canada, New Zealand and other countries. When it reach the number 2 spot, it was certified quadruple platinum for sales and streaming reaching over 4 million units.
Passionfruit – Drake
Its was in the top 10 of United Kingdom, United States, Canada and other countries. It was recorded by Canadian artist Drake from his album More Life with British producer and songwriter Nana Rogues and with the voice of Zoë Kravitz and the song is great, what you would expect from Drake, he doesn’t disappoint.
Like the Piano – Sampha
Sampha use to work for other musicians but now he’s making himself know and coming out into the spot light with this beautiful song. And it’s so good I really want to see where he will go from here. The song tells use how a piano shaped him to the man, he is today and how it let’s him put bread on the table. It seems through the piano he found himself, something some other people travel the world to find. Everything component of the song just seems to fall into place with one another, creating a work of art.
Despacito – Luis Fonsi
With many awards and helping increase the tourist interest in Puerto Rico by a large percentage since its worldwide success. A single by Puerto Rico singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rico rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi’s upcoming album. A remix with singer Justin Bieber also helped improve chart performance. Its a reggaeton-pop song, fusing urban and Latin rhythms together creating a catch song. Its ranked the 5th best Latin song of all time by Billboard.
Chanel – Frank Ocean
He shared this is new song by streaming services, it was his first solo music since his albums Blonde and Endless. And the fans went crazy for it .
New Rules – Dua Lipa
With 831 million+ view on YouTube, it broke all the old rules, a song by English singer Dua Lipa in her debut album. Its an electropop and tropical house with drums and horns instrumentals, telling in a list of rules how to get over a former boyfriend and everyone seems to love it. Its a female empowerment and break up anthem. Reaching number 1 in the UK, Netherlands and other countries, peaking to the top 10 in other countries like Sweden and several others. Showing this songs deserves to be platinum
It ain’t me – kygo & Selena Gomez
Its a song by Norwegian DJ kyogo and American singer Selena Gomez from kygo’s EP, Stargazing. The song talks about a past relationship ruined by partying and excessive drinking. Its a wonderful dance-pop, electropop and tropical house song. It reached the top spot in Norway, Lebanon and Croatia, ad top 5 spot in Sweden, Greece and several other countries.
Unforgettable – French Montana & Swae Lee
This song is certified Multi Platinum in over seven countries and four times platinum in the US . Its a song by Moroccan-American rapper French Montana, the song has vocals from Swae Lee. The song peaked to number 3 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, it was French’s first song as a lead artist to reach the top 10 on the chart and Lee’s first as a solo artist. It also reached the top 10 and 20 in Sweden, Canada, Spain, Norway and several other countries.
Stay – Alessia Cara and Zedd
Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd and Canadian singer Alessia Cara gave us this song. The song peaked to number 7 on Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Mainstream Top 40. The music video was first released on YouTube.
Young, Dumb and Broke – Khalid
Song by American singer Khalid, it came out as a single and it’s second single in his debut album American Teen. Its been certified platinum going number 1 in the Philippines and New Zealand, 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in the Top 10 in Australia and Belgium. Its a song that catches the golden years.
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
A song by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, their third US number 1 debuting at number 1 on the US Billboard 200. You just have to love their old scholarships rock band style.
Sky walker – Miguel
This song is the second highest charting single as the lead artist, featuring American rapper Travis Scott , Miguel is an American singer-songwriter and they made some thing that is really great.
Rockstar – Post Malone
A song by American rapper Post Malone is first single for his upcoming second album Beerbongs & Bentleys coming out in 2018. It features American rapper 21 Savage and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and other countries like Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and several other countries.
Slow Hands – Niall Horan
A song by Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan, it charted top 10 in Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom and New Zealand. The single was his second top 20 as a solo artist on the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching number 11, surpassing his preceding single and the song is Platinum. You should definitely give it a listen.
T Shirt – Migos
Hip hop American group Migos came out with this. It was the third highest charting song of their careers. I love how they can be gone for a while and when they come back again they are bigger and better, it’s like they tease us with a bit of what they can do, then disappear again. You will love the beat and timing, I can’t wait for their album C U L T U R E, if this single is so insane.
Bank Account – 21 Savage
American rapper 21 Savage song hip hop, trap that is amazing and great receiving a lot of positive responses. He co-produced and wrote it with Metro Boomin.
Mi Gente – J Balvin
It was so good Queen B, Beyonce did a remix with Colombian singer J Balvin, it was a remix song of Willy William’s song Voodoo song. Topping the charts in Latin countries and reaching high peaks in United States and other countries.
LMK – Kelela
LMK (let me know) according to Kelela the American singer,is talking about a potential one night stand, is for a man who’s being weird instead of being honest. Asking a lot of questions like does casual have to be careless ?, is wifey the only one who deserves your respect ? She as a lot of questions to ask and make us think. Its a single from her debut album Take Me Apart, an electro-R&B, empowered and liberating song.
Dum Surfer – King Krule
King krule jazz, strange, gothic, viseral sound is great and is upcoming album The Ooz, seem will be great if this song is any indication of what is to come. Singing about the darkness and weirdness of aspects of his life. And really makes you feel this guys his a party starter.
Writers Picks (what we listen to)
This are the songs that are on the top of our playlists, that we really love and they are;
Better Life – Conditions
Stolen Innocence – Courtney Parker
My Song knows What You Did in the Dark – Fall out boys
Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
So that’s our list I hope you liked them, if you think I missed anyone that is not on the list let me know I would love to hear from you and please reshare if you like. Till next time.
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