The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

The Top 50 Tracks of 2017

The medium of songwriting allows for expressive, concentrated statements of brilliance. In the span of (typically) just about three and a half minutes, talented artists are able to work through personal grievances, sociopolitical issues and frustrations, or just glorious pent-up teenage angst. 2017 has certainly seen no shortage of fantastic songs – narrowing down our series of monthly new music playlists and keeping it to just 50 tracks was a pained and controversial task involving much gnashing of teeth and locking of horns, even, and perhaps even more so, after establishing a restriction of one song per artist. So, what you’re about to read is a (possibly futile) attempt to categorise a whole year of new music into just one, overall list.

Following our Albums of the Year feature earlier this month, here’s The Student Playlist’s Top 50 Tracks of 2017 – with a Spotify playlist of all the tracks here!

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