Checkout the below listed new and most popular top 40 Songs of January 2017, It’s often so exciting to see if your favorite band has hit the charts lately, and to find out which up and coming bands are actually making headway as they stride boldly into the new year with their unique sound and feel. Sadly there are a great number of artists that get left off of the board even if they happen to be that good.
The fans are the ones that tend to make a band hot or not, and thanks to the number of sales and requests put into various radio stations for each band, the numbers of one’s favorite band might not be enough. However, the board is always changing and is likely to feature at least a few bands and singers that fans love to listen to, and there’s nothing to say that their favorites won’t make it onto the board eventually. Here are the top 40 songs of January 2017 so far.
- 40. Unsteady- X Ambassadors
- 39. Love Me Now- John Legend
- 38. Cold Water- Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MO
- 37. Don’t Let Me Down- The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
- 36. X- 21 Savage & Metro Boomin ft. Future
- 35. All I Want for Christmas is You- Mariah Carey
- 34. I Feel It Coming- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
- 33. Careless Whisper- WHAM! ft. George Michael
- 32. Hallelujah- Pentatonix
- 31. I Hate U I Love U- gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien
- 30. Cheap Thrills- Sia ft. Sean Paul
- 29. Chill Bill- Rob $tone ft. J. Davi$ and Spooks
- 28. Blue Ain’t Your Color- Keith Urban
- 27. The Greatest- Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
- 26. In The Name of Love- Martin Gerrix and Bebe Rexha
- 25. Can’t Stop The Feeling!- Justin Timberlake
- 24. Treat You Better- Shawn Mendes
- 23. Love On The Brain- Rihanna
- 22. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades of Darker)- Zayn/ Taylor Swift
- 21. Bounce Back- Big Sean
- 20. This Town- Niall Horan
- 19. OOOUUU- Young M.A.
- 18. Starving- Hailee Steinfeld & Gray ft. Zedd
- 17. Mercy- Shawn Mendes
- 16. All Time Low- Jon Bellion
- 15. Scars to Your Beautiful- Alessia Cara
- 14. Caroline- Amine
- 13. Heathens- Twenty One Pilots
- 12. Bad Things- Machine Gun Kelly & Camilla Cabello
- 11. Don’t Wanna Know- Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
- 10. Broccoli- D.R.A.M. ft Lil Yachty
- 9. Fake Love- Drake
- 8. Let Me Love You- DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber
- 7. Side to Side- Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj
- 6. Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)- Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
- 5. 24K Magic- Bruno Mars
- 4. Closer- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
- 3. Starboy- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
- 2. Bad and Boujee- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert
- 1. Black Beatles- Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane
Here we present the list of most popular and latest top 40 Songs of January 2017.
40. Unsteady- X Ambassadors
This slow-moving piece is powerful in its use of hard, bass beats and the lyrics that are delivered in an almost haunting and longing fashion. This track definitely brings to mind a great deal of emotion that is being expressed throughout its length.
39. Love Me Now- John Legend
This is a nice, fast-moving English song that speaks a clear and easy to understand message. It has a clear vibe and a very refreshing feel that is almost like comfort wrapped in a stiff, clean breeze that is meant to kick your hair back and reassure you that all is okay.
38. Cold Water- Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MO
The beats and background music of this song keep the toes tapping and the head bobbing along with the lyrics as the song eventually slows down and sinks into the middle of its run. Whether or not you’re a fan of Bieber or Lazer you will likely be caught in rapture by their gentle tone as the beat then picks up and carries you off.
37. Don’t Let Me Down- The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
This song speaks in a powerful way that is hard to deny and in truth, you might not want to. If you listen closely to the lyrics and attempt to feel the beat, this piece will sweep you up and carry you away without a second thought.
36. X- 21 Savage & Metro Boomin ft. Future
A track like this doesn’t come along all that often, and in truth it gives almost a feel of the old 1990s rap when the tracks were still being laid down without the whooping hollering that came in the decades after. This is hard and to the point, while still not presenting too much of a challenge.
35. All I Want for Christmas is You- Mariah Carey
It’s a classic song sung by a classy performer. Despite her little mishap at the New Year’s Eve party in the last few hours of 2016, Mariah Carey is still without a doubt one of the most glamorous and well-liked divas in all of the music industry.
34. I Feel It Coming- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
Nice and slow with a measured beat and a non-challenging set of lyrics that are made to calm and relax the listener, this song offers a nice counterpoint to the other tracks on this list. There’s nothing more to do but sit back and enjoy.
33. Careless Whisper- WHAM! ft. George Michael
Having performed for so long, one might have thought that George Michael was ready to throw in the towel long before his unfortunate passing. Yet for all intents and purposes he was still going strong, still doing what he loved, and as a result he will likely be remembered as one of the greatest performers to ever grace a stage.
32. Hallelujah- Pentatonix
No instruments, no synthesizers, and nothing else but their voices to propel their sound forward, and they are without a doubt one of the best groups out there today. The energy they project is evident even in this slow, inspirational piece.
31. I Hate U I Love U- gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien
This might seem like a rather good song to attribute to a bi-polar relationship, but in truth it’s a stunningly well done track that is easy to listen to and offers nothing more than a pleasing bit of entertainment for the listener.
30. Cheap Thrills- Sia ft. Sean Paul
What a fun song, even if the video seems a bit off. With performance art it can be argued that not everything is going to be easily understood, but Sia delivers such a brilliant performance with this track that Sean Paul is just what and where he needs to be, as a welcome add-on that just heightens the feel of the song.
29. Chill Bill- Rob $tone ft. J. Davi$ and Spooks
Some of the songs coming out today are definitely trying to impress a more old school feel into their lyrics and their rhythm. It comes off as a different sound altogether, but it just happens to work as the beat propels the song forward without much effort.
28. Blue Ain’t Your Color- Keith Urban
If there’s another way to describe Urban rather than as a master of his craft it’s hard to imagine. His voice is easy to listen to, and the lyrics carry a powerful message that is easy to understand and can be sung by most anyone after listening a few times.
27. The Greatest- Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
Something about Sia’s voice just makes her seem almost ethereal in a way, as though she is not entirely human but some strange amalgam of human and otherworldly sprite that never gets tired. Her lyrics are always on point and as a result she seems to never wear out, which only makes her songs that much greater.
26. In The Name of Love- Martin Gerrix and Bebe Rexha
One might expect a different artist to be singing this song, but the feel of this track and how it is pushed forward seem a little discordant at first until you really listen and get into it. Once you’ve gone that deep you won’t want to stop listening until the end.
25. Can’t Stop The Feeling!- Justin Timberlake
Very little that Justin Timberlake has ever done could be counted as a failure, other than his earlier attempts at acting maybe. But on the microphone and in the studio there are few that can match his energy and popularity, or his musical talents.
24. Treat You Better- Shawn Mendes
The message of this song is so great that it bears listening to over and over. This might be the way that so many in the world feel that just telling it like it is makes the track that much better and even more meaningful.
23. Love On The Brain- Rihanna
Ever since she came onto the music scene she’s been on fire. Even the few times she might have seemed less than stellar she was always a step above most others. Still fairly young, this impressive singer is poised to become one of the greatest.
22. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades of Darker)- Zayn/ Taylor Swift
This is another head-bobbing and hip-swaying track that at first might seem as though it’s not worth much, but can grip the casual listener once it gets going. After all, with Taylor Swift on such a hot run at the moment it’s hard not to like anything with her voice attached to it.
21. Bounce Back- Big Sean
That 1990s feel seems to be making a comeback, back to the days when Too Short and all the rest were bringing their unique style to the rap game and revolutionizing the industry day in and day out. If that type of music is coming back then the industry might be in for another overhaul.
20. This Town- Niall Horan
If you like soft music then this one is for you. The emotion packed into the lyrics is impressive and the slow, methodical pace is on par for the genre it belongs to, not to mention that the sweet crooning of Niall Horan is likely to get the attention of a very big fan base.
19. OOOUUU- Young M.A.
Going back to the old school feel seems to be the main idea going into the new year, as the general formula has obviously changed from the days when Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre first made themselves known. Perhaps it’s time for a change.
18. Starving- Hailee Steinfeld & Gray ft. Zedd
This is a perfect dance song as it simply moves and grooves in a way that the body can accommodate, almost begging a person to step onto the dance floor no matter if they know how to move or not. Songs like this are perfect for clubs, dances, and just about any function where people want a good amount of entertainment.
17. Mercy- Shawn Mendes
Something about Shawn Mendes kind of makes one think that he’s seen hard times when it comes to love and life, and that he knows what he’s talking about. That’s kind of inspiring in a musician, not to mention that it can pull in a very large number of fans who want to identify with their favorite singers.
16. All Time Low- Jon Bellion
The start is unusual, but it moves quickly into an unusual beat that is somehow mesmerizing and grips the attention in a way that is hard to fully comprehend. Once it moves into the main lyrics however it’s like a cloud has lifted, and the listener finally realizes what they are listening to. By that point you don’t want to leave.
15. Scars to Your Beautiful- Alessia Cara
Messages are one of the most powerful ways that songs can convey their meaning and power to the listener, and this track is not lacking in that measure. The background music is a nice counterpoint and adds force to the lyrics in such a way that the words mean that much more.
14. Caroline- Amine
It’s a little difficult to get into this song as it kind of sounds like the singer is attempting to tune their instruments while they’re singing. As everything snaps into place however it all makes sense and the listener has to wonder why it didn’t seem to resonate like this in the first place.
13. Heathens- Twenty One Pilots
The electronic feel of this song is enchanting in a way that might be unappealing if not for the lyrics and the consistent feel that draws the listener in, pulling them inch by inch from start to end as the song continues to roll on.
12. Bad Things- Machine Gun Kelly & Camilla Cabello
It is the hard-hitting song that feels like it’s lined in velvet while still facing the raw, unfettered emotion that the lyrics offer, and it’s an effect that simply works. Once the softer lyrics of Cabello step in the listener is calmed and soothed in a way that makes the entire song just mesh wonderfully.
11. Don’t Wanna Know- Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
Everyone loves Maroon 5 whether it’s for one song or their entire list of hits since they arrived. This track is bound to become just as popular thanks to the addition of Kendrick Lamar, but overall it is one more notch in their belt that can be counted as a success.
10. Broccoli- D.R.A.M. ft Lil Yachty
This is kind of an odd song to get into, but the more you follow the beat the more it seems like you’re chasing something elusive that you just have to have, or at least have to see before you can step away. By the time you find it you’re on the other end of the song, and are wondering how that happened.
9. Fake Love- Drake
Drake is a well-known name in the music industry and for a good reason. His lyrics and his energy have propelled him to fame during his career and continue to keep him in favor of the fans and in a position to be counted as one of the greatest artists ever.
8. Let Me Love You- DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber
This song almost has a 1990s feel mixed in with modern beats and lyrics that are a blend of both. The background music moves just slow enough that it could be a slow song or a dance song, and the overall feel of the track is one of quiet calm that is perfect for the dance floor.
7. Side to Side- Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj
There is little more than energy and pop here as the song slams forward and hits home with a definite but gentle slap the senses. With a voice that is perfect in every way for this type of music and is only accentuated by the stunning background music, Ariana Grande is capable of delivering such great hits with little if any real effort.
6. Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)- Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
It’s hard to fathom just when the feel of music began to change, but the incorporation of old school feel into new, modern music is becoming a trend, and one that is sorely needed. If more tracks like this keep coming out it would be reasonable to believe that the industry will be experiencing a major switch in the years to come.
5. 24K Magic- Bruno Mars
Anything that Bruno Mars does seems to be magic in a way. From the many appearances he’s made in public to the tracks he’s laid down in countless studios, this young man seems poised for greatness no matter what venue he utilizes.
4. Closer- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
The Chainsmokers are one of those bands that are incredibly versatile. Just when you think that you have them pinned as a certain type of band they come out and surprise you. This track is far different than the other mention they have on this list, and it shows a level of range that is hard for man bands to achieve.
3. Starboy- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
Anything with Daft Punk seems destined to hit this list at least once or twice. The Weeknd however have no trouble laying down their own track, and prove it with their gentle but powerful beats that give an impressive accent to this song.
2. Bad and Boujee- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert
More old school feel to the rap game despite the modernized touches and beats. It moves slow and easy, rolling along without a care as the track continues from start to end, but that doesn’t seem to matter. This is a piece that goes at its own pace and just doesn’t care.
1. Black Beatles- Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane
This is another song that is calm enough to make the listener feel safe and secure for listening, but carries a powerful message that is easy to listen to and can cause the hips to sway and the head to bob.
Music is always in flux, always changing, and always bound to switch direction when one least expects it. The top 40 songs of 2017 now will no doubt change within the month, if not the week, but for now, these tracks are a good representation of what is to come.