If you reed my monthly recaps then you might know music is very important to me. I especially love how certain songs just remind me of a period of time and of how I felt then. In a few years time, I know that this songs will remind me of this year, of the ups and downs. Some of these I would dare to include in my all-time favorites list (and I do have a list if you’re wondering). That’s why I’m straying away from my usual topics for this post.
Note that not all of these came out during 2017, nor did I discover them this year necessarily. I just happened to listen to them a ton, so now they have an inescapable 2017ness to them. Some of them are writing songs, though most are not. Without further ado, these are my top ten songs of the year!
Local Natives just create the greatest texture. This was the first song with which I fell in love this year.
Okay, so Blame might be my favorite Bastille song… If this were 2016 it would definitely make it to the list, buuut I’ll have to settle for this haunting rearrangement.
This song just enchanted me since the first time I heard it and the spell hasn’t faded 10 months later. Sorry, The Night We Met, but Meet Me in the Woods is the best Lord Huron song for sure.
Totally a writing jam for the weird creepy scenes I aspire to write. But seriously I was in a really bad place when I stumbled upon it, and it’s one of the few silver linings from that period.
Wow, this song is such an experience in its 7:47 glory. Just listen to it.
This song still gives me chills and makes me want to cry. The outro is just so captivating. And I have a thing for baritones, sorry.
Few songs convey a feeling quite as well as this one. And how it builds omg…
My favorite in the entire album… that also ended up being the song I put on repeat while I wrote the last few lines of my four-book series. The opening just brings me back to that final scene so quickly.
The riff is annoyingly catchy… but only because one cannot sing it. I found myself humming this for days on end.
To Kill a King are seriously underrated! Just listen to how they build an atmosphere only to build and build!
This is such a writing song, omg. I’ve spoken about it before, but something flipped in my head and I managed to finish a draft mostly while listening to this.
(AND I KNOW IT’S AWFUL I’M SORRY)
No song sums up better my year. Period.
Daughter are my favorite band ever, and their lead single remained my favorite of the album. It dropped one day and I just remember being so excited and happy with how good this song is.
Guys, they wrote this song to their baby and its just such a simple yet beautiful message. I cry.
I love the lyrics. haha. But you don’t want to hear me trying to sing them.
Okay so this song was a real surprise. I had this post scheduled and everything, so it bumped off The Night Starts Here by Stars. Though, I admit I had no idea of who Tonya Harding was when I first listened to this song.
D major is the best version, fight me.
Soooo, this is the part where I ask what your favorite songs of the year were! I’m always on the look out for recs so pleaseee leave them in the comments!