The song has always been the cornerstone of country music, but in recent years some have felt as sturdy as a straw house. That changed in , with mainstream artists in particular sidestepping the formulaic to find or write songs with real weight behind them. Jon Pardi reinvented the country-boy love song; Chris Janson praised his wife and kids; and Kelsea Ballerini called out guys who have failed to launch into adulthood. Here are the best songs of the year. On their debut single, Runaway June provide an invigorating antidote to heartbreak, a country take on what the pop star Sia calls the "victim-to-victory" trajectory.
Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really made the last twelve months in pop special was how they also found room for the lesser-known little guys; a Desiigner for every Drake, a Kiiara for every Kanye. Soundtracking a period of seemingly limitless real-world disagreement and strife, these artists big and small provided us with rare moments of much-needed unity, ones we all would've actually wanted to freeze time on. Here are the pop songs that pulled us closer in Note: Songs were considered eligible for this list if they were either released in or peaked on the Hot during that time — unless they already appeared on our list. After decades of men singing to women they know "want it" on the dance floor, Meghan Trainor hits the club and K. Flume feat. Kai, "Never Be Like You".
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Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber 2. Sorry - Justin Bieber 3. One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla - Drake 4. Work featuring Drake - Rihanna 5. Stressed Out - twenty one pilots 6. Panda - Desiigner 7. Adele - Hello 8.