January 13, 2018

Best of: Top 50 of 2017: My favourite songs of 2017

Best of: Top 50 of 2017: My favourite songs of 2017: best of, sir sly, charly bliss, bully, casper skulls, death from above 1979, dizzy, favourites, japandroids, k.flay, kendrick lamar, pale waves, royal blood, st. vincent, sumo cyco, the districts, the national, waxahatchee, wolf alice,  sleigh bells, bitch falcon, mother mother, hippo campus, broken social scene, weaves, public animal, elbow, partner, spoon, the pains of being pure at heart, the xx, portugal the man, kendrick lamar, dizzy, japandroids, lowest of the low, louise burns, charly bliss, Jason isbell and the 400 unit, gary human, dreamcar, st. vincent, noel gallagher's high flying birds, royal blood
During 2017 I've probably listened to the least music than I have in the past decade. Most of my favourite tunes of the year came from shows I've seen, bands I'm familiar with and many tunes that just happened to hit my ears the right way. Many of the loves of this year have not been deep and meaningful; they've been brief and fleeting one night stands of aural bliss. Forgive me.

Take a look at my other Best of 2017 lists: My 25 Favourite Concert Photos of 2017 and My 20 Favourite Albums of 2017.

50. "And Saints" Sleigh Bells

49. "Syncope" Bitch Falcon

48. "Love Stuck" Mother Mother

47. "Boyish" Hippo Campus

46. "Skyline" Broken Social Scene

45. "Slicked" Weaves

44. "20th Century Strategies" Public Animal

43. "Magnificent (She Says)" Elbow

42. "Play the Field" Partner

41. "Can I Sit Next To You" Spoon

40. "So True" The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

39. "On Hold" The xx

38. "Feel it Still" Portugal. The Man

37. "Humble" Kendrick Lamar

36. "Stars and Moons" Dizzy

35. "Arc of Bar" Japandroids

34. "Television Romance" Pale Waves

33. "Powerlines" Lowest of the Low

32. "Pharaoh" Louise Burns

31. "Violet" The Districts

30. "Glitter" Charly Bliss

29. "If We Were Vampires" Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

28. "Kills to be Resistant" Bully

27. "Ill Ray (The King)" Kasabian

26. "My Name Is Ruin" Gary Numan

25. "Kill for Candy" Dreamcar

24. "New York" St. Vincent

23. "Beautifully Unconventional" Wolf Alice

22. "Holy Mountain" Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

21. "Anti-Anthem" Sumo Cyco

20. "Hook, Line & Sinker" Royal Blood

19. "High" Sir Sly

18. "Day I Die" The National

17. "Brass Beam" Waxahatchee

16. "DNA" Kendrick Lamar

15. "Planet Hunter" Wolf Alice

14. "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life" Japandroids

13. "There's A Honey" Pale Waves

12. "Blood In The Cut" K.Flay

11. "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" The National

10. "If Before I Wake" The Districts

9. "Lingua Franca" Casper Skulls

8. "Don’t Delete The Kisses" Wolf Alice

7. "Freeze Me" Death from Above 1979

6. "Running" Bully

5. "Black Wave" K.Flay

4. "Never Been Wrong" Waxahatchee

3. "Silver" Waxahatchee

2. "Heavenward" Wolf Alice

1. "Sadboy" Wolf Alice

And if you want to check out my 2017 concert photos of the bands from by best of list, please click the following links:

And older shots of these awesome bands:
Bully at Field Trip
Death from Above 1979 at Panamania and Riot Fest
Casper Skulls at Lee's Palace, again at Lee's Palace and The Garrison
The Districts at Lee's Palace, The Horseshoe and again at The Horseshoe
The National at Field Trip and at Riot Fest
Royal Blood at Lee's Palace
Sumo Cyco at Cherry Cola's
Kasabian at Sound Academy
Louise Burns at Handlebar
The Lowest of the Low at Toronto's Festival of Beer
Dizzy at Hillside
Public Animal at The Garrison and The Horseshoe
Weaves at Lee's Palace
Mother Mother at NXNE