I thought I’d try something different today. As you know, this is a book blog. But I’ve also used this platform to talk about my favorite TV shows and movies before. Today, I want to talk about something I’ve been neglecting for years: music. So let’s take a look at some of my favorite songs and music videos of the year!
2017 was the year I fell into the K-Pop black hole. It’s pretty much all I’ve been listening to for months, so expect quite a lot of this list to be K-pop…
ALEX & SIERRA – YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT
These two have made this famous song into such a slow and hauntingly beautiful one! It’s astonishing to think this is the same song as in ‘Grease’. They’re so talented.
ARTY FT. ERIC NAM – IDEA OF YOU
Eric Nam is a Korean-American singer, and I’m such a fan. I’ve had several of his songs on repeat during 2017 but this remains one of my absolute favorites. The entire song is in English, by the way.
BTS – BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS
This was the first BTS song I fell in love with, and started my love for K-pop. I discovered this at the same time as I did ‘Not Today’. While I do love their new album (especially Go Go) and older stuff too, there’s just something about this one that makes it my favorite.
EXO – THE EVE
I think The Eve might be my favorite EXO song to date. I love many of their songs, but there’s just something about this one in particular that calls to me. I’ve included the dance practice video here because this one doesn’t actually have an MV. Plus, the dance practice is excellent.
HKEEM & TEMUR – FY FAEN
I discovered this because it was featured in an episode of Skam! I don’t speak Norwegian at all, but I’m fairly certain fy faen means ‘holy fuck’ or ‘damn’ or something along those lines? Anyway, it’s a great song.
JEAN-BAPTISTE MAUNIER – JE REVIENS
I’ve loved this song for a while. I think I’ve been listening to it since it was released in 2015? I’m still not tired of it. He’s a genius.
LUIS FONSI FT. DADDY YANKEE – DESPACITO
I couldn’t leave this off the list, now could I? This is just such a wonderful song, and it never fails to make me smile. Also, no, I didn’t listen to the Justin Bieber version. Fuck that. The original version is just so much better.
MONSTA X – BEAUTIFUL
I adore this song, and I ADORE the music video. They’re all just so talented and beautiful…
OUR LAST NIGHT – SHAPE OF YOU
This is a rock cover of Shape of You (originally by Ed Sheeran) by Our Last Night. This was my introduction to Our Last Night, and I’m so glad I found them. I’ve come to love many of their songs!
SEVENTEEN – DON’T WANNA CRY
SO MUCH TALENT IN ONE GROUP. Also, so many people. I love every single person in this group, though.
That’s it. Some of my favorite songs of 2017!
I could’ve made this into an impossibly long list but I tried to contain myself.
Have you listened to any of these songs? What did you listen to in 2017?