We recently looked at our Top 5 favourite albums of 2017 in a nostalgic dissection of the year in music. Now we delve a little deeper and pick out those individual tracks that stood out from the rest over the past twelve months. Take a look…
10. Blondie – Fun from Pollinator
One of the biggest bands of the last five decades, made one of the biggest returns of 2017 and unveiled one of the most “fun” tracks of the year.
9. Foo Fighters – Run from Concrete & Gold
Heavy as hell and completely without hype, but why the hell would you need hype when you’re the Foo Fighters and you’re that damn good.
Effortlessly cool and without a doubt enjoying their peak in 2017 with some of the most endearing original releases of the year, but none better than ‘On Hold’.
7. Lana Del Rey – Love from Lust For Life
With a new look, style and positivity, this hopeful new track stood as a departure from Del Rey’s previous work and this new position held such power and solidified one hell of a comeback.
6. Arcade Fire – Everything Now from Everything Now
One of the most popular bands in the world with one of the undisputed stand out tracks of the year. One and only reason this falls into the latter half of the list is become of the massive radio play and over exposure. Damn you commercial radio.
5. Wolf Alice – Beautifully Unconventional from Visions Of A Life
No chance of the old difficult second album issue for these guys. Coming back with new material that only complimented their wonderful first record, this highlight from the album was also a highlight from the year.
4. Alt-J – In Cold Blood from Relaxer
One of the most unique and experimental bands on the commercially successful spectrum of alternative rock bands, Alt-J returned and captivated us all over again with their obscure style and sound
3. The Killers – The Man from Wonderful Wonderful
The Killers dominated the scene with their debut album ‘Hot Fuss’ back in 2004 and are still enjoying its success even today but they never really released anything as epic as they did back then… until 2017. This is without doubt one of the biggest single releases of the year and a real return to form.
2. Paramore – Hard Times from After Laughter
With a fresh new sound and a more 80’s reminiscent style Paramore dominated the summer with this intensely fun and endlessly exciting new single. One of the true soundtracks of the summer.
Track Of The Year 2017 / Graham Coxon & Luke Daniel – Falling
The most recent release on this list but one of the most powerful releases of the entire year. Written by an unknown talent in Luke Daniel, who sadly took his own life, Graham Coxon recorded and released the track and had all proceeds go to the charity, CALM. A heart breaking story and an amazing piece of music.
Merry Christmas everybody and thanks for another great year for Mojo20.com. You’re support is much appreciated and we look forward to bringing you even more next year.
Words by Stuart Green (@mojo20_music)