When we talk about pop music what do we exactly mean? Pop or popular music is the type of music that technically is most popular or produces the most hits and in addition includes many styles. All pop music songs usually have a certain characteristic which can be described more of a formula.
The formula is the pop song has a catchy melody, has some good rhythm, one can easily remember the lyrics and sing, the chorus is repeated severally (verse chorus structure), melodic tunes, catchy hooks and often focus on simple theme such as love and relationships.
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- Here are the top 10 best new pop songs 2017-2018 which qualify to be on pop genre category.
- 10. Strip That Down by Liam Payne Featuring Quavo
- 9. Slow Hands by Niall Horan
- 8. I’m The One by DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Drew Bieber, Quavious Keyate Marshall, Chancellor Johnathan Bennett (Chance The Rapper) & Lil Wayne
- 7. Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
- 6. Stay by Zedd & Alessia Cara
- 5. Now Or Never by Halsey
- 4. Attention by Charlie Puth
- 3. Believer by Imagine Dragons
- 2. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes
- 1. Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Here are the top 10 best new pop songs 2017-2018 which qualify to be on pop genre category.
10. Strip That Down by Liam Payne Featuring Quavo
“strip That Down” a song by Liam Payne in collaboration with Quavo is our 10th best pop song in our list of top 10 best pop songs in 2017. The song has vocals of Ed Sheeran who is also a co-writer, Quavo and Payne. It was released on May 19th 2017 and it sampled “it wasn’t me by Shaggy. On charts “strip That Down” reached Billboard no 1 and iTunes no one in more than 10 different countries. The song has over 89 million views on YouTube.
9. Slow Hands by Niall Horan
On march 4th 2017 Niall Horan returned with “Slow Hands” which is the second single from his yet to be titled debut album. The track which is produced by Julian Bunetta reflected an edgier and a sexier side of Nail. The song details of a man who is trying to be taken home by a forward female dancer after a night out of town. On charts “Slow Hands” charted at top 10 in countries like UK, New Zealand Australia and booked a position in top 20 US Billboard Hot 100.the track has received twice platinum certification in Australia, Gold certification in UK and New Zealand and Platinum certification in US. The video has already received more than 47 million views on YouTube.
8. I’m The One by DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Drew Bieber, Quavious Keyate Marshall, Chancellor Johnathan Bennett (Chance The Rapper) & Lil Wayne
Released on the 28th April 2017 “I’m The One” is the 2nd single for the American record producer DJ Khaled in his 2017 album Grateful. DJ Khaled collaborated with stars such as Justin Bieber, Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr (Lil Wayne), Quavious Keyate Marshall (Quavo) and the renowned rapper the Chance. the song is about bosting to the women in their lives that they are the only one for them in this world. Upon its release, the song debuted at position 1 in Billboard Hot 100 and even set a record for becoming the second hip-hop song to debut at position one since Eminem’s “Not Afraid”. On charts, the song topped top 10 charts in New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Scotland and other numerous countries in the world. In certifications “I’m The One” has been certified platinum thrice in US, Sweden Canada and Australia twice. In UK New Zealand, Italy, Denmark Belgium the song has also been certified platinum. As of today, the song has received more than 500 million views in YouTube.
7. Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
“Wild Thoughts” is one of the best hit pop songs in 2017. It was released on June 16th 2017 and it’s the 4th single for DJ Khaled 10th Studio Album. The song has featured Bryson tiller and Rihanna. The song is about how lovers should bring out wild thoughts when I company of each other. In charts, the song made it to position 1 in UK, US, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Israel and other countries. In relation to certifications the song has been certified Gold in UK, Sweden, Belgium, France, Italy, New Zealand and in US platinum and Australia. The song has over 200 million YouTube views as of today.
6. Stay by Zedd & Alessia Cara
Zedda Russian German producer and Allesia Cara a Canadian based singer released “Stay” on February 23rd 2017. This is the first time since the two have collaborated to make a song and it became a hit. The song which has frantic beats and electronic feel peaked up position 1 on Mainstream Top 40 and position 7 on Billboard Hot 100.commercially the song has been certified platinum thrice in Australia, twice platinum in US, Gold in Denmark, France, Germany and in UK. The song has around 207 million views on YouTube.
5. Now Or Never by Halsey
This is the lead single from Halsey Sophomore studio album Hopeless fountain kingdom. The song was released on 4th April 2017 along its music video. Lyrically the song gives a story of two young lovers enduring privations and struggles in a dystopian world. Commercially the song has been certified platinum in US, Canada, Australia, and Gold in Sweden, Netherlands and Italy. The song has over 30 million views on YouTube.
4. Attention by Charlie Puth
This is the lead single from Charlie Puth’s second Studio Album Voice Notes. The song was released on April 21 2017 and the story behind it is Charlie encounters his ex-girlfriend who tries to win him back while playing with his emotions although he knows she ain’t serious about a serious relationship and she only wants attention. In charts “Attention” peaked position 7 on Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and in most top 10 charts such as in UK, US, France, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and many other countries it took position one. Today the song has over 325 million views on YouTube.
3. Believer by Imagine Dragons
“Believer” is a song by Imagine Dragons that was released on February 1 2017 and it’s the lead single from the bands third studio album Evolve. The song details a message of embracing pain and converting it to a tool for personal growth. Commercially the song peaked position 5 on Billboard Hot 100, position 1 on Billboard Hot Rock 100, Adult pop songs, Alternative songs among other charts. The song has around 62 million views on YouTube.
2. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes
“There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back” was released on April 20 2017. The song is about Shawn Mendes manipulative and ambiguous relationship to a woman and the acknowledgement of the mental effects caused by her on him. On chart performance “There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back” peaked top 10 position in most countries such as UK, Australia, Canada and others. Commercially in the UK, New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, Belgium the song has been certified Platinum and has received over 111 million views on YouTube.
1. Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Our number one top pop song in the world today is “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Bieber. The song generally is about a sexual though romantic kind of a relationship between two individuals. For those who have no idea “Despacito” word what exactly means it is “slowly” which designates the romance in the relationship. The song was released in 12th 2017 and broke world record for becoming the first song to reach 3 billion views on YouTube, the first song to be worlds most streamed song of all time with more than 4 billion streams, most simultaneous number ones, first mostly Spanish language song to lead the all genre US digital song chart, became the first non-English song to reach number 1 on Billboard’s pop songs chart In terms of certifications “Despacito” has been certified 55 times Platinum in United States, Platinum and Diamond in Mexico, 10 times Platinum in Spain, and many other countries.
The above are the top 10 best pop songs in 2017. They have fulfilled all the requirements of a pop genre song and as you have noticed most of them have went ahead to break or set new records in charts or in commercial success. If you’re looking for the most popular songs in 2017 that received enormous streams and airplay then the above would be a good list to start with.