The Thirty Most Consumed Songs of 2017

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
DNA - Kendrick Lamar 19
Bad and Boujee - Migos 12
I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd 10
XO Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert 9
Mask Off - Future 8
Redbone - Childish Gambino 5
HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar 5
Passion Fruit - Drake 4
Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy yankee 3
Unforgettable - French Montana 3
goosebumps - Travis Scott 2
Issues - Julia Michaels 2
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran 2
That's What I Like - Bruno Fucking Mars 2
Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt 1
Paris - The Chainsmokers 1
Congratulations - Post Malone 1
Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled 1
Fake Love - Drake 1
1-800-273-8255 - Logic 1
It Ain't Me - Selena Gomez and Kygo 0
Bounce Back - Big Sean 0
Location - Khalid 0
Stay - Zedd and Alessia Cara 0
I'm the One - DJ Khaled 0
I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker HAHAHAHA This Happened) - ZAYN and T-Swift 0
Believer - Imagine Dragons 0
iSpy - Kyle 0
Something Like This - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 0
Say You Won't Go - James Arthur 0


Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 24 November 2017 20:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

Fake Love, which I forgot about until just now. Great song

flappy bird, Friday, 24 November 2017 20:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

I would imagine of 5 to 8 of these - both Kendrick tracks, Lil Uzi, Future, Migos, maybe Passionfruit and/or goosebumps and/or Gambino and/or something no one would expect (despacito?) - are gonna make the ILM 77.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 24 November 2017 20:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

DNA, duh

Simon H., Friday, 24 November 2017 20:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

*hiding from a serial killer*

Me: omg I'm gonna die if he finds me

Killer: raindrop

Me: DROPTOP

— Smallie Biggs (@notwillystroker) December 21, 2016

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 24 November 2017 20:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

Safe from a couple of vomitive songs this list isn’t half bad. There’s at least 6 songs in here which have been overplayed to death this year but I still don’t mind hearing them.

Passionfruit and Mask Off and XO Tour are probably my favorite since they didn’t get any airplay at all in my country and I thus not overplayed for me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 24 November 2017 21:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Safe from a couple of vomitive songs this list isn’t half bad. There’s at least 6 songs in here which have been overplayed to death this year but I still don’t mind hearing them.

Passionfruit and Mask Off and XO Tour are probably my favorite since they didn’t get any airplay at all in my country and I thus not overplayed for me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 24 November 2017 21:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

JAMES FACKIN ARFUR? YOU'RE AVIN' A BABBLE

who says no to mentals? (Noodle Vague), Friday, 24 November 2017 21:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Weeknd or Migos

crüt, Friday, 24 November 2017 21:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

i hadn't heard all these.
here's a youtube playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcqiswAZfVPrRGZJyjn-CHUxfVJoHkXUH

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 24 November 2017 21:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

“that’s what i like” or “unforgettable”

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 24 November 2017 21:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Voted for "That's What I Like" cause I appreciate his career decision to make that name change.

MarkoP, Friday, 24 November 2017 21:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

choosing between the rap songs on this one, probably gonna go with XO Tour Life cause that's the one that makes me sing along most deliriously

voodoo chili, Friday, 24 November 2017 21:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

'DNA' by miles.

'Despacito' and 'Shape of You' can both go and fuck right off.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 24 November 2017 21:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah those two should be banned for a decade

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

mmm consumable songs nom nom nom

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

Wow this James stratocaster mfer sucks

brimstead, Friday, 24 November 2017 22:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

well xo tour llife3 is the song of the year, so

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 24 November 2017 23:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

"unforgettable" for me

dyl, Friday, 24 November 2017 23:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Didn't realize "Redbone" was that popular

billstevejim, Friday, 24 November 2017 23:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

Migos is the only one of these I know I've heard so that one

ciderpress, Friday, 24 November 2017 23:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

I assumed T-Shirt and Bodak Yellow were way more popular than some of these.

billstevejim, Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

What, no “Cheap Thrills”?

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

last year girl

map, Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

"believer" is the worst of these, red state music for future wife abusers

i have a weird affection for "body like a back road" which I'm going to vote for. "it ain't me" is lovely imo, tho i didn't really go for the rest of selena gomez in 2017. i will stan for "i don't wanna live forever" but this really cheesy eurohouse remix with fake vocals. i thought "there's nothing holdin' me back" might be on here, i dig that one.

map, Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

if bodak yellow were on here i would vote for that in a heartbeat

map, Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've heard maybe four of these songs, and you can guess which.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Voted for Drake because why not

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

according to this slide of the 'hitmakers' feature this list is linked to, "bodak yellow" was 'days from entering the top 30', meaning the song broke too late in their data collection period, which only goes up to november 2nd. most of the songs on this list took off in spring or earlier.

dyl, Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

interesting to see "goosebumps" on this list -- it had a long chart run but never even broke the top 30

also "dna" is unique on this list in that, despite charting well, it never achieved broad acceptance at any radio format (altho the station in my city played it a lot, which i enjoyed)

dyl, Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've heard maybe four of these songs, and you can guess which.

There are six that I am able to call to mind when I read the title. Of them, "Mask Off" is easily my favourite; "Bad and Boujee" #2. (Based on my guitar teaching experience, Imagine Dragons was popular with teenage girls in Ottawa suburbs so idk if I buy "red state music for future wife abusers"; not a fan of the song, though).

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

How is fucking "Closer" by the fucking Chainsmokers not on this fucking list of hit shit where it belongs?

... (Eazy), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

xp red state music for future wife abusees then

map, Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

ok it's not at all related to spousal abuse i just hate the gd song

map, Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

first things first i'm a say all the words inside my head I'm fired up and tired of the way that things have been

*gouges out eardrums*

map, Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

if bodak yellow were on here i would vote for that in a heartbeat

― map, Friday, November 24, 2017 4:51 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm, first thing i scanned for

brimstead, Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol the funniest/worst thing about "believer" is that it continues to 'second things second' 'third things third' and 'last things last'

dyl, Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

You know, DNA vs. Bad and Boujee is a really hard call

the underground is pass-agg (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

xo tour life

johnny crunch, Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

i consumed like half of these ish im not listening to kyle

johnny crunch, Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Believer is a signifier of the state of rock in 2017.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Dead

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Step your game up rockists

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Goosebumps

sleepingbag, Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

DNA by miles

niels, Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Wild Thoughts may be the laziest hit of 2017

niels, Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

this is suddenly trending & I bet the original is going to be back again too now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxTNhD5jTyQ

StanM, Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:27 (six months ago) Permalink

^ Better than the original!

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:37 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm amazed that songs like 'Mask Off' can be so popular in the States.

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Monday, 27 November 2017 14:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Future
American rapper

map, Monday, 27 November 2017 15:25 (six months ago) Permalink

i always sorta liked sadcore mumbling rappers but i never thought they'd dominate the charts. seems weird.

treeship 2, Monday, 27 November 2017 16:06 (six months ago) Permalink

It's more that (I can't vouch for da kidz in the UK), while I've heard Mask Off on the radio here, it's hardly ubiquitous and trap artists just aren't close to becoming household names over here. It dumbfounds me that a band like Migos are quite so famous over there. Also 'Mask Off', even by Future's standards is a fairly nothingy song.

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:08 (six months ago) Permalink

^sorry 4 bad writing there, plus ca change

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:08 (six months ago) Permalink

are any of these songs gleeful and triumphant like hey ya or call me maybe? it seems like a strange collection for a list of hits.

treeship 2, Monday, 27 November 2017 16:10 (six months ago) Permalink

it's almost like people are depressed for some reason

Simon H., Monday, 27 November 2017 16:15 (six months ago) Permalink

In love with the shape of Trump

... (Eazy), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:16 (six months ago) Permalink

'that's what i like' is elation music for stupid times

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:28 (six months ago) Permalink

mask off sounds like a genre/era encapsulating beauty and it's been haunting me with differing connotations all throughout the year. pretty good for a nothingy song

gospodin simmel, Monday, 27 November 2017 16:36 (six months ago) Permalink

The Coldplay x Chainsmokers song is gleeful but in a stupid, annoying way. Not in that fun ‘Hey ya’ and ‘call me maybe’ way.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh how I hate those doo-doo-doos and Chris Martin.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:39 (six months ago) Permalink

"Hey Ya" was pretty complex, emotionally, tbf.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 27 November 2017 16:41 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm amazed that songs like 'Mask Off' can be so popular in the States.

'Mask Off' is #13 in the equivalent list for UK Spotify. To give you some context that's two below 'Galway Girl' and four above the Harry Styles single. It's huge here.

Matt DC, Monday, 27 November 2017 16:50 (six months ago) Permalink

coldplay + chainsmokers song is really good

brimstead, Monday, 27 November 2017 17:06 (six months ago) Permalink

i can't deal with it. the logic song hitting big is peak 'we are all depressed'

map, Monday, 27 November 2017 17:09 (six months ago) Permalink

“Hey Ya” best resumed by its own lyrics:

Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 November 2017 17:16 (six months ago) Permalink

It’s probably my favorite self-conscious lyrics of all time. It’s very meta as if Andre already knew it would be a huge hit and people would dance to it without paying attention to the bleak lyrics.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 November 2017 17:26 (six months ago) Permalink

Wait hang on, where's 'Look What You Made Me Do' in this list?

Matt DC, Monday, 27 November 2017 17:35 (six months ago) Permalink

xp to map: yeah, it shouldn't be overlooked that the title of one of the 25 most listened to songs of the year is the number for the Suicide Prevention Hotline!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 27 November 2017 17:40 (six months ago) Permalink

"WHO CAN RELATE????"

voodoo chili, Monday, 27 November 2017 17:48 (six months ago) Permalink

I heard both "Bodak Yellow" and the Logic song for the first time last week - back to back. that was disorienting

Simon H., Monday, 27 November 2017 17:52 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb24RrHIbFk

are you fucking kidding me

New Jersey (treeship 2), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:05 (six months ago) Permalink

this hit number 3

New Jersey (treeship 2), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:06 (six months ago) Permalink

like

New Jersey (treeship 2), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:06 (six months ago) Permalink

I was hoping that would be more like "867-5309".

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:41 (six months ago) Permalink

the hook is, "i just want to die, i don't want to be alive"

New Jersey (treeship 2), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:44 (six months ago) Permalink

my vote goes to "I Feel It Coming" b/c that's by far the one I've listened to on purpose the most

I know ILM hates the Weeknd but I like his music

crüt, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:55 (six months ago) Permalink

i voted for call me maybe

New Jersey (treeship 2), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Wait hang on, where's 'Look What You Made Me Do' in this list?

released too late to make it this year and likely too frontloaded to make it next year

dyl, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:23 (six months ago) Permalink

i feel it coming, cemented as a classic when i finally heard the daft punk instrumental

In a slipshod style (Ross), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:24 (six months ago) Permalink

I Feel It Coming is awesome but isn’t it a 2016 single?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:33 (six months ago) Permalink

I think Paris is also 2016

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:34 (six months ago) Permalink

"i feel it coming" debuted late 2016, "paris" early 2017

dyl, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:43 (six months ago) Permalink

Maroon 5 - What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Saturday, 9 December 2017 04:57 (six months ago) Permalink

"Redbone" isn't even the best song on that album but probably the one that wears out its welcome soonest.

DigitalDjigit, Saturday, 9 December 2017 18:09 (six months ago) Permalink

I had to go with "Bad & Boujee" because I definitely listened to it the most. "Humble", "Goosebumps", "Bounce Back" and "Mask Off" were contenders. "Wild Thoughts" too just because of Rihanna.

DigitalDjigit, Saturday, 9 December 2017 18:12 (six months ago) Permalink

I don''t know where you find this stuff but just looking at this is giving me anxiety about what horrors are in store for the EOY poll

saer, Saturday, 9 December 2017 18:32 (six months ago) Permalink

now would be the time to suggest the SaerTube you'd like the crew to rally behind for that poll

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 10 December 2017 19:11 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 31 December 2017 00:01 (five months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 1 January 2018 00:01 (five months ago) Permalink

surprised there are this many people even ON ilm

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 1 January 2018 03:09 (five months ago) Permalink

who the fuck voted ed sheeran

niels, Monday, 1 January 2018 12:22 (five months ago) Permalink

can't believe somebody sullied a poll

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Monday, 1 January 2018 12:26 (five months ago) Permalink

http://www.buzzanglemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/BuzzAngle-Music-2017-US-Report-Draft.pdf

The top album of 2017 was ÷ by Ed Sheeran with 2,645,600 total project consumption units.
In 2017, one song broke the one billion-stream mark for the first time ever, Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (1.1 billion streams) and was also the most streamed song of the year. Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You was the second most streamed song with 979.3 million streams. The previous record was held by Panda by Desiigner which had 736.8 million streams in 2016.
HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar was the most audio-streamed song in 2017 with more than 555.2 million streams.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was also the most video-streamed song in 2017 with 594,059,722 million streams.
The top 1,000 streamed songs in 2017 accounted for 122.2 billion streams, an increase of 33% over 2016’s top 1,000 streamed songs (91.8 billion).
Consistent with last year, 70%+ of the top 1,000 streamed songs in 2017 were either in the Urban or Pop genre.
50% of the top 1,000 streamed songs were Urban songs (Rap/Hip-Hop at 40% and R&B at 10%).
Drake was the most streamed artist with 6 billion streams in 2017. This is the second year in a row that Drake broke 6 billion streams in one year. He is the only artist to have more than 6 billion in one year. The next closest was Future with 4.2 billion streams.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 4 January 2018 03:00 (five months ago) Permalink

total project consumption units

niels, Thursday, 4 January 2018 07:02 (five months ago) Permalink

"sheerans" as unit of measurement

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:37 (five months ago) Permalink


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