Top 100 Songs of 2017

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2017 was quite the year, and we couldn’t have gotten through it without these songs.

Songs are like friends for us. When we hear a song that we love at The Wild Honey Pie, it becomes an integral part of our lives. I remember having contests in the office to see who could transcribe the lyrics to “Mary” by Big Thief first, or who could belt out “Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Sigrid the hardest. These songs have been the soundtrack of so many changes in our lives, and have given us those truly special moments of realizing that we are not alone.

Though it is pretty much impossible to fully dive into every song that came out this year and hold them up against one another, these are, quite simply, the ones that have found their way into our lives and have not left. These are our favorites of 2017 – the ones that have gotten us through the hardest times, and gave us a little bit of hope through it all.

Please let us know if we missed any of your favorites, and click here for our Top 30 Albums of 2017!



100. Palehound – “Room” – Listen
99. Yebba – “Evergreen” – Listen
98. Middle Kids – “Your Love” – Listen
97. Now, Now – “SGL” – Listen
96. Waxahatchee – “Silver” – Listen
95. NIGHT FLIGHT – “Death Rattle” – Listen
94. Cut Worms – “Don’t Want To Say Good-Bye” – Listen
93. Nicole Atkins – “Darkness Falls So Quiet” – Listen
92. Penny and Sparrow – “Wendigo” – Listen
91. James Vincent McMorrow – “National” – Listen
90. Camp Howard – “Juice” – Listen
89. Haux – “Touch” – Listen
88. PARC – “4U” – Listen
87. LPX – “Tightrope” – Listen
86. Tashaki Miyaki – “Girls On TV” – Listen
85. Faye Webster – “She Won’t Go Away” – Listen
84. Said The Whale – “Step Into Darkness” – Listen
83. The Staves and yMusic – “Trouble On My Mind” – Listen
82. Half Waif – “Severed Logic” – Listen
81. Generationals – “Catahoula Man” – Listen


80. Japanese Breakfast – “Boyish” – Listen
79. Noah Gundersen – “DRY YEAR” – Listen
78. Alex Cameron – “Stranger’s Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen)” – Listen
77. Lomelda – “Interstate Vision” – Listen
76. Iron & Wine – “Last Night” – Listen
75. Land of Talk – “This Time” – Listen
74. Gordi – “Can We Work It Out” – Listen
73. Yoke Lore – “Beige” – Listen
72. Pearla – “Somewhere” – Listen
71. Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick” – Listen
70. Chimney – “Paintings Are The Only Place You Never Lied To Me” – Listen
69. Kllo – “Dissolve” – Listen
68. Cape Francis – “Iditarod” – Listen
67. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything” – Listen
66. HAIM – “Found It In The Silence” – Listen
65. Middle Kids – “Edge Of Town” – Listen
64. Maggie Rogers – “On+Off” – Listen
63. WHY? – “Easy” – Listen
62. Wilder Maker – “New Streets” – Listen
61. Lucy Rose – “Strangest of Ways” – Listen


60. Wilsen – “Final” – Listen
59. Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy” – Listen
58. Valerie June – “Astral Plane” – Listen
57. Ibeyi – “Deathless” – Listen
56. Dirty Projectors – “Cool Your Heart” – Listen
55. The War On Drugs – “Strangest Thing” – Listen
54. Laura Marling – “Soothing” – Listen
53. Real Estate – “Darling” – Listen
52. MUNA – “I Know A Place” – Listen
51. Jessie Ware – “Alone” – Listen
50. Nilüfer Yanya – “Sliding Doors” – Listen
49. Carly Rae Jepson – “Cut To The Feeling” – Listen
48. Alvvays – “In Undertow” – Listen
47. San Fermin – “Bride” – Listen
46. Weaves – “Walkaway” – Listen
45. Laura Marling – “Wild Fire” – Listen
44. Grizzly Bear – “Mourning Sound” – Listen
43. Arcade Fire – “Everything Now” – Listen
42. alt-J – “Deadcrush” – Listen
41. King Krule – “Dum Surfer” – Listen


40. Henry Jamison – “The Wilds” – Listen
39. Slowdive – “Sugar For The Pill” – Listen
38. Cigarettes After Sex – “Sweet” – Listen
37. Vagabon – “The Embers” – Listen
36. Sigrid – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Listen
35. LCD Soundsystem – “oh baby” – Listen
34. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still” – Listen
33. Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” – Listen
32. Tourist – “Apart” – Listen
31. Overcoats – “Leave The Light On” – Listen
30. St. Vincent – “Los Ageless” – Listen
29. Feist – “Pleasure” – Listen
28. Fleet Foxes  – “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” – Listen
27. Sylvan Esso – “Die Young” – Listen
26. Julie Byrne – “Natural Blue” – Listen
25. Overcoats – “23” – Listen
24. Ryan Adams – “Shiver and Shake” – Listen
23. Phoebe Bridgers – “Scott Street” – Listen
22. (Sandy) Alex G – “Bobby” – Listen
21. SZA – “The Weekend” – Listen

20. Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”

19. Jay Som – “The Bus Song”

18. Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick”

17. Vince Staples – “Big Fish”

16. Phoebe Bridgers – “Would You Rather”

15. Lorde – “The Louvre” 

14. Mount Eerie – “Real Death”

13. HAIM – “Want You Back”

12. Beck – “Colors”

11, Bjork, Arca – “The Gate”

10. Frank Ocean – “Chanel”

9. Moses Sumney – “Plastic”

8. Julien Baker – “Appointments”

7. Big Thief – “Shark Smile”

6. SZA – “Love Galore”

5. Sufjan Stevens – “Tonya Harding”

4. St. Vincent – “New York”

3. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”

2. Big Thief – “Mary”

1. Phoebe Bridgers – “Motion Sickness”

Pearla Finds ‘Somewhere’ in Explosive Pop Debut [Stream]

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A glance of the Manhattan skyline can conjure up feelings of immense hope: upon the Hudson, the city lights and skyscrapers sit like sparkling watercolors, rocked gently by inviting waves. 

But there comes a moment in every New Yorker’s voyage when the big apple begins to lose its sheen. The day-to-day realities of living begin to exude an inert pull, like an endless subway ride buoyed only by the sight of exorbitant price tags – $5 coffee, overwhelming fatigue, this month’s rent – that cloy at your being. As the blaring sounds and picturesque skyline shine on, and a feeling of distance begins to set in,  you have to ask yourself a question about that dream, the one sitting in your periphery, flickering like a ghost.

Is it worth it?

This is the central question of “Somewhere,” the pop chimera unleashed last Friday by fellow city dweller, Pearla (Nicole Rodriguez). Over a glittering music box and with an intimate vocal similar to that of Maggie Rogers, Pearla compares her journey to that of a ship “thrown from wave to wave at the moon’s discretion.” Each verse laments a loss of control over the childlike hope needed to propel ourselves into a future of our own making.

But just as this anxiety winds up, Pearla hints that there is possibility beyond even her sights. The chorus unfurls like a breath of fresh air; Pearla‘s wail fortifies into walls of harmony and the song itself begins to show cracks in the gloom. Finally, “Somewhere” hits its apex: a swirling, bass-heavy release that highlights Pearla’s rock vocal with a might that would make Radiohead blush.

“Somewhere” is a delightful explosion that deserves repeat listens–a piece that strives to find the beauty in everyday life, and ultimately succeeds. The single follows Pearla’s lush debut EP, “If You’re Not Alright Now,” and marks her first collaboration with producer Jon Buscema (of KNGDAVD). Enter “Somewhere” above, and prepare for new music from this starlet in 2018.

Maggie Rogers Shares Vibrant Parting Gift ‘Split Stones’ [Stream]

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After a whirlwind year of touring and releasing her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading, Maggie Rogers is looking towards a new chapter in her life. But before she goes, she’s given the world “a parting gift” with her newly dropped single, “Split Stones.” A song she wrote in college, “Split Stones” sums up her year of touring, of finishing up her last semester, and of growing up and moving forward. Like her other hits, the track is vibrant and has a way of nuzzling itself into our thoughts – of making us feel nostalgic, but also ready for a new adventure. Accompanied by a “home video” directed, edited, and shot by Rogers (along with Taylor Brock), “Split Stones” gives us a slice of her life on tour – summing up Rogers’ sincerity that we’ve come to know and love. While she takes some time to try her hand at more music, we’ll be listening to “Split Stones”, excitedly awaiting her return.

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Maggie Rogers – “Split Stones”

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Maggie Rogers released her new single “Split Stones” via some convoluted North Face promotion this week, but today it’s out via conventional means. The track finds Rogers’ folksy singer-songwriter tendencies again undergirded by an electronic backbeat, one that wallops with more force than usual. The chorus sounds very big and is really pretty. Listen below. More »

Maggie Rogers Delivers Another Hit with ‘On + Off’ [Stream]

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Maggie Rogers has been releasing hit after hit from her debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading, and her latest single “On + Off” is no different. With another infectious melody and a bucolic sincerity that we’ve come to know and love from Rogers, “On + Off” takes our individual ups and downs and makes them universal. She has a way of connecting people through her music — whether it’s her repetitive dance beats, layered harmonies, or unassuming roots, Rogers keeps us coming back for more. She’s a genuine talent that’s found a way to take old-as-time stories and make them new. Take a listen and stay tuned for her EP which drops February 17.

Maggie Rogers’ New Single, ‘On + Off’ Continues

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After stunning Pharrell Williams while still a student at NYU Clive Davis Institute, Maggie Rogers has gone on to receive massive acclaim for her eclectic method of storytelling. Now, her new single “On + Off” is claiming more hearts with that same edge Rogers first bared in “Alaska.”

Coming from the world of folk music, then taking a break from music, and finally realizing her sound after a spiritual experience with dance music, Rogers has crafted a sound that’s nothing less than breathtaking. Combining the organic harmonies of natural audio samples with the vigor of electronic production,  “On + Off” is truly something special.


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New Music Friday: KLP’s ‘Back In The Room’, a tropical version of Cher’s ‘Believe’ and the songs in between

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Song of the week:
KLP — ‘Back In The Room’
KLP’s ‘Ember’ EP came out last year but it looks like its best song is getting a push this week so this is as good a time as any to catch up on imminent chart-slayer Kristy Lee Peters, who as well as being a singing songwriting producer type (and former girlband member) is also known for being a ‘disc jockey’ on Australia’s Triple J, so for the benefit of UK readers this is all a bit like if Annie Mac decided one day to be an excellent popstar. And who’s to say that won’t one day happen? There was a period in the 1980s when Radio 1 DJs would release pop records, and who’s to say that can’t happen again? Danny Howard doesn’t count. Anyway in summary, KLP: top tunes, top popstar, there you go.

Wrong of the week:
Mia — ‘Believe’
Great news everyone, tropical continues to be a thing. Last week we endured Roxette being pelted with pineapples and this week it’s Cher’s turn in the stocks. Clearly this presents us with a strange situation where the best song of the week is also the worst single of the week, but we live in confusing times.

Additional notes:

  • Remember four years ago when Train accidentally made a brilliant song? Scary times. Anyway, they’ve done it again.
  • That Tom Tripp single’s great. Well done Tom Tripp.
  • This Muna album’s shaping up to be a bit of a goer.
  • Ida da Silva‘s released something approaching the ‘Lush Life’ follow-up Zara Larsson should have gone with.

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Maggie Rogers – “On + Off”

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Maggie RogersThe young singer, songwriter, and producer Maggie Rogers has already made a name for herself with the enormously likable singles “Alaska” and “Dog Years,” and she’ll release her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading next month. Yesterday, “On + Off,” a third song from that EP, debuted on BBC Radio 1. More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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st82videoThe last two Fridays both fell on holidays, so this column has been on hiatus. And that means we’re coming back this week with three weeks’ worth of videos. Things do tend to slow down in just about every pop-cultural area over the holidays, but three weeks of videos, no matter how sparse things might’ve … More »