Checkout the below listed top 10 new Pop Songs of January 2017, The pop scene is constantly evolving with each passing week, so when the new year hits, it is time to consider which of the current hit songs are making up the latest Top 10 hit songs for the month of January 2017. With this in mind, there are a couple of newcomers to the top 10, having a rapid rise from months gone by, while some of the songs featured have already come up and are headed back down the list on the ebb of their track’s successes. Such is the case with any genre and any song, but now,
Here are the Top 10 Best Pop Songs of January 2017.
10. Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”
Hot off the heels of several successful singles, the Twenty One Pilots seem to be doing quite a lot to make themselves seated among the best in pop music right now. Writing the track for primary release on the Suicide Squad soundtrack, the song has spent over 20 weeks on the charts now. While it has been as close as #2 on the overall Billboard Pop Charts in that span of time, it still fluttering in the top 10 after nearly half of a year is a testament to the lyrical genius in the song, as well as the sheer catchiness of the verses and choruses. The melody of this song will stick with you long after you have heard it cycling on the radio or on your device.
9. Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello – “Bad Things”
Machine Gun Kelly has spent a good bit of time trying to find just the right combination of composition and lyrical content to find his way onto the Billboard Pop Charts. That being said, what it ended up taking was a very expertly crafted track featuring a talented female artist to share in the vocal delivery. The chorus follows the melody of Fastball’s 1998 release “Out of My Mind”. The lyrics have been altered to give this chorus new meaning . The song details a passionate relationship between the two singers of the song, going into vivid detail about some of their more vivid encounters.
8. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Further proving that he is the reigning King of Pop music, Bruno Mars has done it again with track. Coming off a serious high with the release of “Uptown Funk” which he offered his vocals for, Bruno needed to follow up with a song that would be as big of a dance anthem as that song proved to be. “24K Magic” would be a statement about the progression of this artist into a new era of pop that others are just going to be running to keep up with. The album of the same name, 24K Magic, is the 3rd main studio release from one of pop’s juggernauts.
7. DJ Snake (feat. Justin Bieber) – “Let Me Love You”
Another great dance anthem or just a great driving song for you and the one you love, DJ Snake and Justin Bieber have really delivered with this impressive song. This in itself is reminiscent of the new methods that talented composers are taking to get their songs onto the main stage. You get a talented singer and performer like Justin Bieber to take over the vocals on your track, and you collaborate to put together an addictive track. The song is all about putting all of the worries and fears off to the side in order to let the subject of the song be loved by the singer fully and completely.
6. Hailee Steinfeld and Grey (feat. Zedd) – “Starving”
Hailee Steinfeld has been making a name for herself all across the board, but this particular track has been the most successful in her short career. This will surely give her the opportunity to release future singles that will inevitably be featured on future lists like these. “Didn’t know I was starving til I tasted you” is the hook of the song that brings all the listeners into a world where we are growing right along with the singer. This is one of those kind of songs that makes you feel the singer falling in love, and can make you appreciate the one that you are with all the more.
5. The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk) – “Starboy”
When you are looking for a new sound and approach to your already successful line of singles, you collaborate with the electro pop giants Daft Punk to come up with a pop anthem. This song sits at #5, which has been on the rise. Currently it is the most popular song from the artist according to streaming services on the internet, which is impressive considering that this is the same artist responsible for “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”.
4. The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey) – “Closer”
This is not an overly complex track. In fact its simplicity is part of what makes it so impressive through its rise on the Billboard Top 10 list. The use of Halsey in this song adds something even more to the two piece’s impressively composed track. She takes over the song in a wonderful way, even throwing out a little nod to the Pop Punk legends Blink 182 through her verse. The Chainsmokers might be relatively new on the scene, but if they can deliver more songs as catchy and addictive as this, they will find themselves in the discussions of top artists for some time to come.
3. Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Being an instantly iconic voice for the genre, this powerful song deserves its rise on the Billboard charts, and will likely see its spot in the ultimate spotlight of being #1. “Scars To Your Beautiful” is a song to remind woman who have been disillusioned by the world that says everyone has to look a certain way or a world that defines beauty in a certain way. The chorus is an anthem to all women to know and understand that they are beautiful just the way they are, just for who they are. “The world can change its heart” is a key phrase to this track, telling listeners that you don’t need to change. The one’s who say you need to change are in the need of the changes.
2. Maroon 5 (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – “Don’t Wanna Know”
Maroon 5 is no stranger to the Billboard Top 10, and so it is no surprise that they are sitting this close to the pole position with another one of their addictive pop tracks. With this release, they have teamed up with the wildly successful Hip Hop icon Kendrick Lamar. The song is a track about loving a woman even though the singer has lost that relationship and constantly being reminded about how great things used to be.
1. Ariana Grande (feat. Nicki Minaj) – “Side To Side”
Apart from the song being used in a popular T Mobile campaign lately to promote data usage restrictions, Ariana Grande is also very familiar with the feeling of having a song that is worthy of sitting above the heap of quality pop tracks. This particular track sees the diva teaming up with another pop queen in Nicki Minaj.
While the ebb and flow of pop music will have all of these likely in different positions as early as a week from now, these should be great representations of what pop music is going to look like for this new year. These tracks are a great look at the best of what the month of January has to offer, and it will be exciting to see the further releases from these top artists in the months to come.