It’s that time again…the time where we ask our Music Designers to share the songs they loved this year. A few of the songs listed were ubiquitous hits (we’re looking at you, “Despacito”) that you surely heard on the radio, a streaming platform, or our programming.

Others might not have made it onto your playlists just yet but would fit right in. As usual, there’s very little overlap in the teams’ choices so there’s plenty of music to check out. Peruse the lists below and let us know which songs you had on repeat in 2017!

Shirley Griffith:
“In And Out” – Beth Ditto
“The Embers” – Vagabon
“Stranger’s Kiss” – Alex Cameron (feat. Angel Olsen)
“Something Here” – Day Wave
“My Smile Is Extinct” – Kane Strang

Linda Kennedy:
“I Can’t Wait” – Children of Zeus
“Panc Manc” – Il Bosco (Il Bosco & The Bat Edit)
“Braver” – Alexx A-Game (Swing Ting Edit)
“Provider” – Frank Ocean
“LMK” – Kelela

Brad Pressley:
“I Love You But I’m Lost” – Tears For Fears
“Doomsday” – Ryan Adams
“North Star” – Future Islands
“Hearts” – Blackbird Blackbird
“Maria Tambien” – Khruangbin
“French Press” – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Janice Williams:
“One Two Step at a Time” – Aaron Watson
“That Ain’t Country” – Aaron Lewis
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. the Man
“Lies I Choose to Believe” – John Moreland
“It Ain’t Over Yet” – Rodney Crowell

Eric Martinez:
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
“Deep Of The Night” – Goldfish
“Everything Now” – Arcade Fire
“Mi Gente” – J Balvin
“Best Friend” – Sofi Tukker

Tara Miller:
“Deadly Valentine” – Charlotte Gainsbourg
“Die 4 You” – Perfume Genius
“Total Entertainment Forever” – Father John Misty
“Edge of Town” – Middle Kids
“Star Roving” – Slowdive

Jesse Nathason:
“Feelings” – Harukasuka
“Just Dance” – Honne
“So Insane” – Ludomir (feat. Rosendale)
“1000 Rounds Ft. Ghostemane” – Pouya
“Break My Heart” – Yuksek

Tristan Bolden:
“Cut to the Feeling” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Think About Me” – dvsn
“Strangers” – Halsey (feat. Lauren Jauregui)
“See the Light” – Electric Guest
“Delicate” – Taylor Swift

Trevor Pronga:
“Best Friend” – Sofi Tukker
“Tinseltown Swimming In Blood” – Destroyer
“Lost Or Be Forgotten” – Temples
“Apocalypse” – Cigarettes After Sex
“Is It Too Much” – Shelby Lynne & Alison Moorer

Justin Main:
“B.H.S” – Sleaford Mods
“Duckworth” – Kendrick Lamar
“Over Everything” – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
“Black Origami” – Jlin
“Hitchhiker” – Neil Young

Erick Bohorquez:
“Freedom is Free” – Chicano Batman
“FEAR.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Ballad of the Dying Man” – Father John Misty
“Friend Zone” – Thundercat
“Mofongo” – Jungle Fire

Amy Frishkey:
“Pills” – St. Vincent
“Leaving LA” – Father John Misty
“Supermodel” – SZA
“Creature Comfort” – Arcade Fire
“Deadly Valentine” – Charlotte Gainsbourg

Matt Powell:
“No Fear”- Dej Loaf
“Ego” – Tribe Called Quest
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Slide” – Calvin Harris Featuring Migos and Frank Ocean
“I’ll Find You” – Lecrae Featuring Tori Kelly

Anna Lascurain:
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
“Cut to the Feeling” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“(Nobody Knows Me) Like the Piano – Sampha
“If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
“Living in the City” – Hurray for the Riff Raff

Blake Deming:
“Putin” – Randy Newman
“Tennessee River Runs Low” – Secret Sisters
“Orange Color Queen” – Ty Segall
“Super Stupid” – Dirtbombs
“Name For You” – Shins

Juan Pablo Restrepo:
“Mi Gente” – J Balvin
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
“Dias Raros” – Diamante Eléctrico feat. Billy Gibbons
“Dulcito e Coco” – Vicente García
“Mujer Amante” – Los Tipitos

Erin Yousef:
“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran
“Chantaje” – Shakira (feat. Maluma)
“Arty Boy” – Flight Facilities (feat. Emma Louise)
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato

– Submitted by Music Design