*FINISHED* Top 20 Songs Of 2017 Playlist & MY NEW RECORD PLAYER

If you’ve seen this post already, I apologise – I scheduled it out for the wrong day, so it wasn’t finished. Some of you lovely people even left comments, which was mortifying because it meant you read it. In all it’s bare and unfinished non-glory. I’m sorry. Anyways, it’s finished now so . . . Enjoy!

Hello, my lovely bloggers. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas full of love and delicious food. That said . . . Christmas is now done and I’m onto New Year.

I just want to take a moment to thank the universe for coming through for me in 2017 and providing me with many blessed opportunities to do exactly what I love most: fuck off the rest of the world and listen to music.

In terms of concerts and festivals, 2017 has been the unrivalled best year of my life. And 2018 is going to be better, fight me. 2017 held:

  • Guns’N’Roses
  • DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – System of a Down, Steel Panther, Aerosmith, Rob Zombie
  • FIB FESTIVAL – Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Weeknd, Stormzy
  • The Killers

Now, music is an important thing for me; it’s a part of me, a balm for the soul. Honestly, I don’t think I’m ever much happier than I am at a concert, feeling that electricity and connection. Hearing songs can instantly pour memories into me – Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow” or “Rearview Mirror” sends me straight back to a wall in Mexico, overlooking the sea at midnight.

My wonderful parents decided to enable me in this addiction (thank you, spawners, I am eternally grateful that you birthed me and that you continue to sustain my existence) with a record player for Christmas! I know – I screamed too. Want to see it? Of course you do.

So I know I don’t usually share playlists (I don’t think many of you share my tastes in music; that’s the main reason why) but, as 2017 comes to a wrap, I thought I would share my top 25 songs of the year.

  1. Wonderful Wonderful – The Killers.

    (They haven’t released it on Youtube yet, but it’s the first song in this album.)

    To be fair, I think we all know why this is on my favourites of 2017 – I went to see The Killers live last month and it was amazing. This song sent shivers down my spine hearing it live and I just . . . it’s a favourite of mine now.

  2. Rocket Queen – Guns’N’Roses

    Okay, so I have mentioned this so many times on this blog (because it’s literally the only thing about me worth anything) but I lost my concert virginity this year to Guns’N’Fucking’Roses. I absolutely love them, I’ve grown up listening to their music and seeing them live was such an electric experience that I think really shaped me in a lot of ways. I know it sounds really weird (to be fair, I am really weird) but it was such a lightbulb moment for me; something about being in Lisbon and seeing them felt like “yep, this is going to be the rest of my life”.

    However, appreciation for live music and drive to spend my summers at festivals aside, I also just fucking loved their performance and a few of their songs that I somewhat overlooked in favour of the obvious ones have been my addictions in 2k17.

  3. The Longest Wave – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    Oh, I cannot describe to you how much I am in love with this song. Red Hot Chilli Peppers are one of my all-time favourite bands (yes, I’m aware I say that about like 15 bands. I have a lot of love to give.) and, while more mellow than their usual stuff, I really liked their latest album . . . but this song has to be my absolute favourite.

    And, yes, I’m still bitter that they didn’t play it at Fib.

  4. Kitchen Sink – Twenty One Pilots

  5. Everybody – Logic

    I won’t lie to you . . . Logic has been having a moment for me the whole of this year!

  6. One For The Road – Arctic Monkeys

  7. The Crow & The Butterfly – Shinedown

  8. Call Me – Shinedown

  9. Simple Man – Shinedown

  10. Breaking Inside – Shinedown … Okay, I’m counting Shinedown entries as one because I only discovered them in 2017 (hello, late to the party) so I can’t be expected to narrow down my choices.

  11. All Night – Beyonce

  12. Advice – Kehlani (oooh….or “Honey”? Oh, I can’t decide!)

  13. Hard Times – Paramore (“Rose Coloured Boy” is the second fave off the new album . . . but it’s not quite the 2017 anthem this was for me)

  14. The Man – The Killers

  15. Under Pressure – Logic

    I’ll be honest here; I’m sure which I prefer – the album version is amazing because you have an entire second part using his voicemails that adds a whole layer of depth to the song . . . but I love the video!

  16. DNA – Kendrick Lamar

  17. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – The White Stripes

    2017 was the year Jack White and The White Stripes dominated my music; I’d been aware of them both vaguely before, but never really invested any time of attention to them. Well. They taught me.

  18. Lazaretto – Jack White

  19. One More Light – Linkin Park (I prefer Talking To Myself, but in light of Chester Bennington’s passing, One More Light has to take the spot.)

  20. Sweatpants – Childish Gambino

  21. Mr Brownstone – Guns’N’Roses

  22. 17 Girls – Steel Panther

    Right, if you watch that and are immediately horrified . . . yeah, I see where you’re coming from. Steel Panther are a parody comedy group who spoof that typical 80s-rocker lifestyle and they’re hilarious. I actually discovered them through Download earlier thsi year – in fact, you can watch the VLOG below. Plus, when they perform this they bring like 200 girls on stage.

  23. Distraction – Kehlani

  24. Tell Me Baby – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    This song and this video just put me in the best mood.

  25. Smile Like You Mean It – The Killers

  26. You’re In Love With A Psycho – Kasabian

Okay . . . this video is probably my favourite music video of 2017. It has Noel Fielding (#bae) in it and it’s hilarious; what more could a girl ask for?

Well, with that I feel like I’ve taken up enough of your time. Have some more record player porn, though, because it’s just so pretty.

This post, by the way, was inspired by one of my favourite blogs (and bloggers because Priya is le total babe and she can sing like a damn angel) Have You Heard? wherein Priya shared her top 2017 songs, a la Spotify, and you can find it linked here.

What did you think of my picks? Do we have any music in common? If you’re wondering about the distinct lack of women, I tend to favour rock and metal music . . . and I long ago discovered my rock/metal queens (Amy Lee, Flyleaf, Lacuna Coil) so while they’re my old loves, like Panic! At The Disco, they may be all-time favourites but none of them were discovered in 2017. Did you guys find any new songs or artists? And isn’t the record player beautiful? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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42 thoughts on “*FINISHED* Top 20 Songs Of 2017 Playlist & MY NEW RECORD PLAYER”

      1. Found some mad footage today of Hendrix and the experience covering Sgt Peppers 2 days after it was released by the Beatles.

  1. Yooo!!! So many good songs Mia, you know you got me with that Killers, Kehlani and Childish Gambino. Such a good playlist and omg a record player!!! Definitely my next purchase, beautiful post as per usual xx

    1. Yes girl YES! Although I am horrified that you read it before it was finished x___x and I feel like 2017 was a decent year for music πŸ˜€ OMG YOU NEED ONE. I’ve been playing it with it for the past two days and I LOVE it! Thank you lovely, hope you had a fabulous christmas <3

    1. Aww thank you so much lovely! And yes definitely do give em a listen you might find some good new ones πŸ™‚ I KNOW RIGHT – it was actually on my wishlist so I was so beyond excited to open it πŸ˜€ <3

  2. My gawwwd yes to The Killers and Guns N’ Roses, also love a bit of Twenty One Pilots (my brother got me into those..) also big fat YES to ALL NIGHT. Honestly I think it could be my favourite Beyonce song, it’s SO gorgeous. The monologue, the video, EVERYTHING. I also love Kehlani (think Distraction is my fave off the album) and also YES to Gambino, one of my fave artists ever I fucking love him, absolutely lyrical genius. Share more music with us girly, your taste is amazing (and we have so much in common!!) xxxxx

    1. YES GIRL YES! Our music tastes are so in sync I’m LOVING it πŸ˜€ And omg i think for me it is definitely her best song; have you heard the album version? The whole monolouge is sang acoustic and holy hell it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve experienced. Thanks for reading gorgeous girl! xxxxxx

  3. Ahh girl your pictures as always are amazing and that record player is a beautiful stunning thing of gorgeousness! And such great songs you picked! I LOVE the Killers and Shonedown! They give me life and fuel my workouts! πŸ’—

    1. Aww thank you so much! I really want to do a room tour to show you guys why it’s so difficult to get photos in it (loft room = no natural light AND sloped ceilings) and OMG I LOVE THE RECORD PLAYER SO MUCH IT’S THE BEST PRESENT EVER! Ooooooh girl I love your music taste – the killers and shinedown get me so motivated! <3

  4. Omgosh, I love a bit of Twenty One Pilots! Tyler writes great lyrics and I think Josh is an amazing drummer (sometimes I think drummers never get enough love) and they have a beautiful friendship. I could just go on lol.

    I love a bit of RHCP too. I can’t profess to say I know a lot about these bands or their music, but I do like the stuff that I HAVE heard from RHCP and The Killers. πŸ™‚

    1. ME TOO, ME TOO! I just love how meaningful all of their songs are; they’re like little works of art and- okay, nope, not getting into a TOP rant. But I definitely agree; a good drummer carries a song, where’s their appreciation?

      That’s good enough; I started out the complete same with ALL my favourite bands, until those two or three songs aren’t quite enough so you think “oh let me see if i like any other ones” and then two months later whoops their entire discography is in your itunes library xx

  5. omg I’ve done that before, publishing unfinished posts gahhh lol
    and I must say the same, I love feeling the happiness and all around good vibes at concerts, no drama, just a bunch of people enjoying the same music together <3 I can't wait for my kid to get older so I can go out to more shows, Alex and I used to go to so many before I got pregnant and they were great!
    and heyy, this is a pretty good playlist, although I admit I don't know a few (I don't really listen to mainstream music anymore, so I'm not familiar with new songs). however, the killers are amazing, and how good is Kitchen Sink?! I think it's one of their most underrated songs

  6. That record player is so cute! I got a record player for Christmas too: it was actually my second one because my first’s needle was really out of tune. Great post! xx

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