Smash9ja Top 10 Songs of 2017
2017 was a year filled with pack of hit songs from every corner, and we must say the year gave us some of the most electrifying musical moments in recent memory.
With Ex-stripper, Cardi B knocking out Taylor Swift from her throne with her debut single “Bodak Yellow”, double dose album from future and lots more. Over the course of these wild and incredible 12 months, our favorite artistes proved just how angry, rebellious, passionate, audacious, and strange they could be.
Below you’ll find a list of our Top 10 favorite songs of 2017 worldwide; ranked by airplays, impressions, searches, & number of downloads.
10.Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot
Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq took it to the next level by dropping a song titled Man’s Not Hot. We know him from the viral Fire In The Booth freestyle that yielded arguably the best meme of the year.
We were cackling until the track climbed up and became a chart topper at some point. Indeed it was hot with the high quality production and has since been serving us laughs up-to-date. So it debuted on our number 10 of Top songs of 2017.
9. Wizkid – Come Closer Ft. Drake
Its been a long time coming for Nigerian superstar Wizkid, and he’s no longer just the boy from ojuelegba pursuing his dreams.
The Nigerian music sensation delivered a complete album with his sounds from the other side project. It has good dynamic sounding songs which have good replay value as a whole.
Wizkid and Drake go off on “Come Closer” which is unarguably a mega hit in its entirety and perhaps even a catalyst for the expectations on the global scene.
Even though a lot of fans criticized drake for not showing up in the music video; nonetheless the fact still remain it’s one of its kind in the history of Music especially in Africa. We have it on number 9.
8. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Cardi B’s rise from lovable stripper on Instagram to an all-around entertainer with the Midas touch is without a doubt the most endearing story in pop culture from this year.
People scoffed at her desire to rap but She unleashed her Kodak Black-inspired single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).” In mid June.
The track was Heavily influenced by Lil Kodak’s “No Flockin,” the New York rapper rhymes about her haters, work ethic, and lifestyle. Produced by J White and out of nowhere became a No. 1 hit and platinum single in knocking out Taylor Swift from her throne.
We have it on number 8 of our top Ten Songs of 2017.
7. DJ Khaled – I’m The One Ft. Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Justin Bieber & Quavo
When DJ Khaled first released “I’m The One,” immediately it gave us the impression how star studded his grateful album would be.
And of course he’d proved us right when he eventually dropped the album. Although the album didn’t more harm to the charts but, we had couple of hit songs one of which is the star studded song (I’m the one) which features verses from Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, Quavo of migos, Chance the rapper and Lil Wayne.
With the catchy chorus, the song was on everyone’s mouth…I’m the one Yeah…I’m the one yeah. It debuted on number 7 on our list…and sure it’s a good music you can vibe to any day any time.
6. Selena Gomez – Bad Liar
Selena Gomez has long been the most sonically experimental of her generation of Disney alumni, an avant-gardist in a pop-star costume, and she proved it this year with “Bad Liar,” an electropop tune that’s deceptively sparse: It’s just Gomez’s whispery-sweet vocals over a sample of “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads. The result is a retro-futuristic track that’s as catchy as it is unexpected, veering away from the traditional pop production and light EDM touches of her contemporaries. “I’m trying, I’m trying, I’m trying not to give in to you,” Gomez chants tenderly over a pared-down beat. The song wasn’t a hit, but the allure of her understated performance is unmistakable. She flits nimbly between rap-sung verses and featherweight vocal runs, giving this weird, delicate song an edge that made it too cool for the charts. Therefore we have it on number 6 of the top 10 songs of 2017.
5. Luis Fonsi – Despacito Ft. Daddy Yankee
Early this year, January 12th to be precise, Puerto Rican singer, Luis Fonsi served up what we never knew would be the song of the year.
With Despacito breaking all records and setting a new record for itself; the Daddy Yankee-assisted single rocked every corner worldwide.
With the video being the most watched video on YouTube with over 4.6 Billion Views knocking out Wiz Khalifa.
Although a lot of people said, Canadian singer, Justin Bieber have the song more buzz than expected. Any which way, we have it on number 2 of the top 10 songs of 2017.
4. King Chidex Ft Jessay X Jaypro – Hannah Montana
“The beat paces back and forth like a panther, and Jessay’s lyrics drip with refined, acidulous scorn: there’s absolutely nothing that his foes does that he doesn’t do better.”
Finally we are seeing a Rapper with content, Melody &Rhythm, then extremely dope flows. Hannah Montana was Produced by Jay Pro.
* In 2017 Jessay has been on the Jimmy’s Jump Off and Hennessy Cypher.
3. Davido – Fall
One word for this Nigerian song – hot! Extremely hot! Super-Hot! It was one of the most anticipated singles from Davido this year! Now you can listen to it!
2. Kendrick Lamar – Humble
“The genius of Kendrick Lamar rages on this circular koan — a kind of musical ouroboros that only becomes more paradoxical the more you try to pull it apart. The mystery and mayhem lie in its multi-layered contradictions. As Lamar lays waste to his rivals and exults his own superiority, he longs to shed the weight of his own ego.
1. French Montana – Unforgettable Ft. Swae Lee
In a year as punishingly strange as 2017, it’s fitting that the best song is the weirdest. On number one, we have French Montana Unforgettable.
French originally dropped “Unforgettable” back in November 2016 — at that point, it also featured Jeremih — but ended up taking it down and scrubbing it off the internet.
The new version cuts Jeremih’s contribution, leaving only Swae Lee’s vocals on the track. It was the music video that greatly helped in the song going viral.
The video was shot in Uganda and starred a local dance group of kids called The Triplets Ghetto Kids who also toured with French in the U.S. for a select few live performances.
The song ended up being the biggest hit of his career. After we had a lot of remixes, but the fact still remain Unforgettable is our biggest song of 2017.
There you have it, did we miss out any of your favorite songs? Or there are some that are not supposed to be on the list?
Sound off via the comments box and let’s hear you out.
The entire team of SMASH9JA ENTER10MENT Welcomes you to 2018!