Digital High’s Top 20 of 2017 [10 – 6]

Digital High’s Top 20 of 2017 [20 – 11]
20. “Just Dance” – HONNE
19. “Shining” – DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé & JAY-Z
18. “Save A Little Love” – Don Diablo
17. “love somebody like you” – joan
16. “Killing Karma” – Sol Heilo
15. “Medicine” – Kelly Clarkson
14. “Til I Get Found” – Marc E. Bassy
13. “Pass You By” – The Aston Shuffle
12. “hate you” – Lesser Bay ft. Lowell Oakley
11. “Lost In Your Light” – Dua Lipa ft. Miguel

10. “WORSHIP”The Knocks ft. MNEK
Enduring hit-makers The Knocks are consistently turning out genre-defying dance bops so it comes as no surprise that they start this year’s top ten off something groovy. Off of early ’17’s EP TESTIFY, this MNEK assisted thumper relies heavily on irrepressible rhythms and unshakable vocals, but its the gospel-tinged element that sets it apart from the cluttered dance fray:

9. “Lonely Together”Avicii ft. Rita Ora
If you couldn’t tell, I get down for electronic dance music. I like a beat I can move to, what can I say? So who better to supply them this year than EDM mainstay Avicii. After an extended musicmaking hiatus, the emblematic producer returned with AVĪCI, delighting fans new and old. Highlights were plenty, but landing at number nine is the Rita Ora collaboration “Lonely Together:”

8. “Strip That Down”Liam Payne ft. Quavo
Of all the ex One Directioner’s solo projects, Liam Payne’s was admittedly the one I was least looking forward to. Turns out though, it’s the one I’ve been most excited about so far. His debut “Strip That Down” is both sexy and sleek with its subtle electro tempo, Quavo contributed flow, and Ed Sheeran co-signed verses. Coupled with honorable mention “Bedroom Floor,” 2018 is looking to shape up rather nicely for the young man:

7. “All of the Lights”Alexander Lewis & Brasstracks
Over the course of this blog’s brief existence a cover has never made the year end index; until now. Alexander Lewis & Brasstrack’s inspired re-imagining of a Kanye classic is not only a worthy compliment to the original, but a contemporary tune-in all its own. 2017’s version of “All of the Lights” forgoes lyrics to instead lean on strict instrumentation, a calculating take that makes all the difference:

6. “Pitted”Sløtface
There may not have been anyone having more fun this year than Norwegian four-piece Sløtface as evidenced by their caught-on-camera-antics for number six “Pitted.” It’s fitting though when considering the gist of the punk-pop song is a snapshot of good nights out the four have shared.

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