Never one for in-your-face political declarations, country music took several strides toward subtly addressing the seismic changes and tragedies around us in , while their more Americana-inclined counterparts fired off some direct shots. Here are our 25 favorite country songs of the year. Daddy issues. Not surprisingly, the best songsmiths, from Neil Young to Bruce Springsteen on down, have put their old-man drama into song. It was especially so this year, as mass shootings, violent protests and natural disasters have had many an ineffectual leader spending plenty of time thinking and praying while avoiding actually legislating. Brad Paisley delivered his best album in years with the star-studded Love and War , but few expected the title track to contain such vitriol.
2017 Love Songs
We take our love songs very seriously, and if the past year is any indication of the bullshit we'll continue to encounter in , we're going to need them. Of course, there will always be a special place in our hearts for the classics , but there's nothing like a fresh song to put us in our feels five or 10? Hit play and pretend you're in a romantic music video with the best new love songs has to offer, below. Miley Cyrus is back and taking a very different route from her album, Younger Now. The singer decided to close with the release of her new pop single, "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart," co-written with Mark Ronson. It very much sticks to their upbeat, EDM style—this time reminding us why we're much better off without our ex. If you don't know Dean Lewis from his hit song, "Waves," allow us to introduce you to the Aussie dreamboat and his newest single, "Be Alright. If you don't have a crush, "R.
Love songs have a lot of uses. They can be used as a mirror to reflect back your own feelings for someone else. They can be used to remind you of your own loneliness—to fill a void in your forsaken, longing heart. They can be a source of sadness, to remind you of what you lost in a broken relationship. That's why there are so many damn love songs.
Atlanta trap stars like Migos, Future and 21 Savage slow-rolled out addictive smoked-filled hits. Here are our 50 favorites. Not really the best year to listen to some rich guy survey us poor suckers from atop his mountain of cash. Singer-guitarist Danielle Haim and her harmonizing sisters float in on the gold-dust pop of Fleetwood Mac, the country-rock swag of the Eagles and the giddy digital crackle of youth. A sunshine-y summertime banger for the mellow, post-Drake, post-Auto-Tune era where little bangs in the traditional sense. Over seething acoustic guitars and a sputtering harmonica, he ruminates on the circle of life and the possibly looming end of the world. Above a tinny guitar, she celebrates a love re-ignited through the sunny lens of the Southern California city. Hearty, rambling Midwestern romanticism from Brooklyn indie upstarts. Two lovers drive down the highway but only one survives a wreck in this twang-y slow-burner.