My Musical Favorites for 2017

It’s that time of year again, when people like me tell the world who their favorites were for the year, whether it be books, movies, music, or whatever. I’ve been making lists like this for my musical favorites since I was a teenager, and I’m not stopping now. As a kid, I couldn’t share my lists with lots of people, and maybe lots of people were grateful for that. But now there’s the internet, so now I can share with anyone who might be interested. Even if that’s no one, the enjoyment is still there for me. So here goes.

My Top 5 Most-Played Artists in 2017 (tracked on

#5: Hey Violet
#4: Grimes
#3: Zella Day
#2: Lana Del Rey
#1: Dua Lipa

My Most-Played Album in 2017: Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa

My Most-Played Track in 2017: Blow Your Mind (Mwah) – Dua Lipa

My Most Played Video in 2017: Guys My Age – Hey Violet

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My Musical Favorites for 2016

Edited on 01/11/2017 to correct an oversight in the Honorable Mentions list.

Every year I get a kick out of listing my musical top-plays and favorites for the year gone by, so I’m at it again. People who know my musical tastes from postings here and elsewhere know that female vocalists are my thing, and 2016 was no different.

My Top 5 Most-Played Artists in 2016 (tracked on

#5: Rihanna
#4: The Pretty Reckless
#3: Demi Lovato
#2: Lana Del Rey
#1: Grimes

My Most-Played Album in 2016: Art Angels – Grimes

My Most-Played Track (and Music Video) in 2016: Kill v. Maim – Grimes

Top-Played Artists / Music Actually Released in 2016

#10: anguish – Ann Wilson
#9: I Jump – Heart
#8: Blur – Tremble

#7: Atmosphere (feat. Kelly Sweet) – Husman
#6: Prisoner – The Pretty Reckless
#5: We Only Come Out at Night – Alexx Calise
#4: Boyfriend – Tegan and Sara
#3: Night Drive Loneliness – Garbage
#2: Used to Love You – Gwen Stefani
#1: Antidote – Emily Wells

Honorable Mentions for 2016

#10: Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Ariana Grande
#9: Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) – Flume
#8: Blow Your Mind (Mwah) – Dua Lipa
#7: The Greatest – Sia (favorite video)

#6: Same Old Blues – Phantogram
#5: Feels Like Loneliness – Sabrina Carpenter
#4: Phoenix – Olivia Holt

#4a: Feral Hearts – Kerli (missed including this one in the original post, so I’m correcting that mistake now)

#3: Spoil Me – Mya
#2: Stone Cold – machineheart
#1: Gold – Kiiara

Here’s looking at you, 2017! Bring it on.

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