Pop music makes the heart pump and the catchy hooks take us away into another world. The top 10 pop songs of March 2017 are an exciting, flavorful mix of soulful sway, rockin’ rap and truthful joy and remorse. They reflect the highs and lows of life, and we relate to their message, as each tune seems to have a special meaning, just for us, reflecting our own life situations, and that we are not alone. Pop music will live forever, because we won’t let it die. Below you’ll get a glimpse of Kendrick Lamar’s 20 second rap with pop/rock band Maroon 5, toxic love by Rhianna, a taunt break up song by Bellion, and more.
Here are the Top 10 best new Pop Song of March 2017
10. All Time Low – Jon Bellion
“All Time Low” was penned by Bellion, Mark Williams, Raul cubina and Travis Mendes. Totally a break-up song, emotional and telling, Bellion shares the depths when one finds themselves 3 days into a break-up. Bellion’s vocals reach out and grab you straight from your soul, as he contemplates a lost love, and what there is yet to do, to become. From his debut album, “The Human Condition”, Bellion shows he is an artist with a future in the biz.
9. Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar
Maroon 5 joins with talented rapper, Kendrick Lamar for this hot track about a man who denies the fact that he really does want to know what his ex-flame is up to, and wherever he finds himself, he sees something that reminds him of her. Lamar’s smart rap style shows his ex-flame what she missed not choosing him. The track works, the vocals by Levine are stellar as per usual, and the music video is one to catch.
8. Mercy – Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes shows his vocal range with his latest hit, “Mercy”. Soulful, stunning and able to reach into your heart, this power ballad “Mercy” by Mendes rolls into its own as he describes, “I’m a puppet on your string…” and how he needs to be freed from the good intentions, to be free from her influence over him. Fans will trip over the easy sway of Mendes delivery. This hit track was composed by Mendes, Ilsey Juber, Danny Parker and Teddy Geiger off his 2016 album, “Illuminate”.
7. Paris – The Chainsmokers
American DJ duo, The Chainsmokers hit, “Paris” is an electro pop track revolves around the concept of being in one place, while dreaming of somewhere else, as two lovers whose lives are slowly breaking apart, still see themselves in a dream world, which makes the track “Paris” more about the concept than the reality of a place. Vocalized by Andrew Taggart and joined by Emily Warren in chorus. “Paris” is a firm example of catchy EDM at its finest.
6. Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara
Powerful, emotional and empowering, “Scars to Your Beautiful” by the talented R & B vocalist, Alessia Cara is all about loving who you are, acceptance, courage and bravery. The song relates to both men and women of all ages, that no matter your scars, you are beautiful. The lyrics speak of an insecure young girl who contemplates beauty and meeting its standards in the modern world.
5. I Feel it Coming – The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
The French Duo Daft Punk slides in on the hook for this track by The Weeknd. “I Feel it Coming” is all about love as The Weeknd tries to convince the lady who has his heart, that no matter what she’s been through, It will be ok. Sensually performed by The Weeknd, to evoke the raw feelings of sexuality as it seeks to blend trust and love. Off his album “Starboy”, this sexy and very danceable tune is sure to make you sweat and sway.
4. Bad Things – Machine Gun Kelly with Camila Cabello
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly and vocalist Damila Cabello from Fifth Harmony is the hit track about a nice girl who falls in love with a boy from the ‘wrong side of the tracks’. Camila skillfully delivers beautiful vocals regarding her feelings, while Kelly reveals his desires for her. If you listen to the chorus, you’ll hear Fastballs single “Outta My Mind”. This is a hot tune, forthright and targets the audience.
3. Love on the Brain – Rihanna
“Love on the Brain” comes off of Rihanna’s eighth studio album, “Anti”. Composed by Fred Ball, Joseph Angel and Rihanna. Rihanna carries the ‘doo wop’ soul ballad to perfection, giving it a 50’s, 60’s retro feel. Painfully dark in nature, Rihanna’s vocals explore the tortured world of a violent love, yet she still loves. Old school sound, soulful meaning and bursting with truth and the timeless effect love has on all of us, Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” reaches its audience, and draws them in to the experience.
2. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik
Taylor and Zayn score the number two position in our countdown for the top songs of March, 2017. Their duet, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from the hit film, “Fifty Shades Darker”, is beautifully carried out by the duo, as their rendition speaks for character, Ana and Christian, and their feelings for one another. Composed by Swift, Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, Taylor’s sultry delivery, against Maliks honest vocals create a fast favorite with fans, and does justice to the film.
1. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s song “Shape of You” is our number one hit for March 2017. Written by Sheeran and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid and producer Steve Mac, “Shape of You” is an upbeat track about a man falling in love with a girl he sees in a bar, “I’m in love with the shape of you, we push and pull like a magnet do…”. This track actually broke the Spotify record as it was streamed over 6 million times on the first day. Upbeat, fun and danceable, “Shape of You” delivers.
There you have it, the top tracks of March 2017. Innovative, triumphant and all performed by the masters of their craft. Whether its rock, rhythm and blues, rap or a bit of soul, today’s pop music has something to season everyones life with.