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Music Review: Top 10 Songs of 2017

According to, the top 10 songs of 2017 were “Bedroom Floor,” by Liam Payne; “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran; “Look What You Made Me Do,” by Taylor Swift; “Friends,” by Justin Bieber and Blood Pop; “Get Low,” by Zedd, featuring Liam Payne; “Wild Thoughts,” by DJ Khaled; “Down,” by Fifth Harmony; “Strip That Down,” by Liam Payne; “Crying in the Club,” by Camila Cabello; “Dead,” by Madison Beer,;and “Slow Hands,” by Niall Horan. 


The song, “Bedroom Floor,” by Liam Payne was released on October 20, 2017.  This song is about how Liam Payne and his girlfriend have not cut their ties yet. This is a post-breakup song. She asked to break up with him, and he had agreed. Even though they broke up, the girlfriend still goes to Liam when she needs comfort. Therefore, Liam is either totally in love with the woman or is insane to put himself through this emotional torture.  


The song, “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran will most likely bring tears to your eyes.  This is a hauntingly beautiful melody that will touch your heart.  A lot of people have played it or want to play it at their wedding.  This song was released on September 26, 2017.  This song, “Perfect” is about Ed Sheeran finding the perfect match and he feels so blessed to have met this woman.  He is truly in love with her and he has faith that their relationship will stay that way.  Ed Sheeran feels like he will have a great life and relationship with this woman, although he says that he does not even deserve to have met a woman this perfect.  He says that he sees the future in the woman’s eyes, in other words, she looks promising to him. Ed Sheeran has faith that they will be a wonderful match for each other and that they will stay together.  This is a truly touching song that will warm your heart.


Taylor Swift’s song, “Look What You Made Me Do,”  was released on August 25, 2017.  This song was Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated first single after an extraordinary amount of time away from the music scene.  This song went straight to the number one on the Billboard Hot 100 when it came out. This song expressed Taylor Swift’s anger and disappointment when she realized that her enemies were controlling her and playing games with her.  She was so fed up with them that she wanted to take revenge.  


The song, “Friends,” by Justin Bieber and Blood Pop was released on August 17, 2017.  This song talks about wanting to stay friends with an ex-girlfriend, even though they have split.  He does not want their friendship to end because he feels like she has something good in store for him.  This song is about Justin Bieber’s ex girlfriend, Selena Gomez.  They must've been onto something with this idea, because the couple reunited shortly after the song dropped.  


The song, “Get Low,” by Zedd featuring Liam Payne was released on July 6, 2017.  This song talks about Liam Payne singing to Zedd about how he wants to help and support her as much as he can.  Liam Payne followed up his debut solo bop of a single, “Strip That Down,”  with another party pleaser.


The song, “Wild Thoughts,” by DJ Khaled was released on June 16, 2017.  This song talks about DJ Khaled singing with Rihanna about how much he loves her.  He says he loves her even more than diamonds. 


The song, “Down,” by Fifth Harmony was released on June 2, 2017.  This is the type of song that is very lively and will get you pumped up to get on the dance floor and start dancing, especially with your crush.  The lyrics are about how this guy wants his girlfriend to love him. 


The song, “Strip That Down,” by Liam Payne was released on May 19, 2017.  This song was one of Liam’s dancing songs in his first solo endeavor.  He wanted to do something a bit different than when he was in One Direction.


The song, “Crying in the Club,” by Camila Cabello was also released on May 19, 2017.  The former Fifth Harmony member's first proper solo single was highly anticipated among fans and it definitely delivered. The mid-tempo track had a couple things going for it, like being co-written by Sia. It can be compared to Christina Aguilera's 1990s hit, "Genie in a Bottle." This song is about how Camila Cabello wants to cheer this guy up by encouraging him to let the music lift him up. 

The song, “Dead,” by Madison Beer, was released on May 18, 2017.  This song is about how Madison Beer describes a toxic relationship, where this guy really tries to make her stick around by saying that he will die without her.  This is a break up song.  


The song, “Slow Hands,” by Niall Horan was released on May 4, 2017.  Niall Horan did a total of 180 with his second solo single.  This song has a blues style to it, with a thumping bass. This song is about how he wants his girlfriend back and he is so sad to see her leave him.  


I cannot believe that so many great songs were released in 2017.  I look forward to the new songs that will come out in 2018.  Hopefully they will be very interesting.