17 Favorite Songs of 2017

Best of 2017: Music

I went through my iTunes and grabbed my top played songs of 2017. I limited this list to songs released in 2017 to make it easier, or else this list would have been made completely of Dashboard Confessional, My Chemical Romance, and Panic! At the Disco, because my ears still live in the early 2000s. These are also not listed in order of play count.

Things I noticed…

I am still a One Direction super-fan and all five of them deserved spots on this list—but it’s not surprise to me that my Number 1 and Number 2 aka Louis and Harry made the top 17. I also love the trend of Spanish/English songs and I hope this continues into 2018.

  1. Waving Through a Window, Dear Evan Hansen Cast
  2. Perfect, Ed Sheeran
  3. Two Ghosts, Harry Styles
  4. Heavy, LINKIN PARK feat. Kiiara
  5. Reggaeton Lento (Remix), CNCO & Little Mix
  6. The Cure, Lady Gaga
  7. Praying, Kesha
  8. Mi Gente, J Balvin
  9. Miss You, Louis Tomlinson
  10. Despacito (Remix), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)
  11. Most Girls, Hailee Steinfeld
  12. Getaway Car, Taylor Swift
  13. Believer, Imagine Dragons
  14. Lemon, N.E.R.D. & Rihanna
  15. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha (feat. Florida Georgia Line)
  16. Wolves, Selena Gomez
  17. Cut to the Feeling, Carly Rae Jepsen



Broadway Solos to Belt Out Alone in Your Cube at Work

So, today sucks, right? JK Rowling defended the casting of Johnny Depp, another school shooting, and Franken’s whelming resignation speech. It’s time to put in your earbuds and zone out.

Every day I sit in my little cube and have epic singalongs in my head <— this is what you’re forced to do after a few awkward run-ins with floor mates and custodial staff who catch you rocking out in your cube. And if you have an office with a door, you better be doing this already. Complete with grandiose arm movements and faces of exertion.

My band of choice is typically One Direction, because…come on. But, as of late, it’s been broadway hits. Enjoy this playlist of full-band and quiet, acoustic broadway solos that I love to perform in my head.