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EMCEE’s Top 30 Mainstream Songs of 2017


As each year comes to a close it’s always fun to look back and remember what songs were there when you as you created memories throughout the last 12 months. With Hip-Hop taking over the billboard charts and radio waves in 2017, rappers became the stars of mainstream, and it’s only right we re-cap the best songs of the year. The EMCEE team put our heads together and chose our personal favorites, songs that got the most plays, and songs we’ll be singing well into 2018, to compile the ultimate Top 30 Mainstream Songs of 2017 list. Lets kick it off with our boy from Detroit starting at number 30:

30Bounce Back – Big Sean

29Goosebumps – Travis Scott

28I Spy – Kyle, Lil Yachty

27Location – Khalid 

26Pick It Up – Famous Dex, A$AP Rocky

25I Get The Bag – Gucci Mane, Migos

24Motorsport – Migos, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B

23Slippery – Migos, Gucci Mane

22Magnolia – Playboi Carti

21Roll In Peace – Kodak Black, XXXTentacion

20Love Galore – SZA, Travis Scott

19Icon – Jaden Smith

18The Race – Tay K

17Redbone – Childish Gambino

16D.N.A. – Kendrick Lamar

15Crew – GoldLink, Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy

14Drowning – A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Kodak Black

13Butterfly Effect – Travis Scott

12Plain Jane – A$AP Ferg

11Catch Me Outside – Ski Mask The Slump God

10Gucci Gang – Lil Pump

9Mask Off – Future

81-800-273-8255 – Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

7Bank Account – 21 Savage

6Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller 

5Unforgettable – French Montana, Swae Lee

4Rockstar – Post Malone, 21 Savage

3Humble. – Kendrick Lamar

2Bodak Yellow – Cardi B. 

1XO TOUR Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert

So there you have it! Lil Uzi Vert, self-proclaimed rockstar, has shimmied his way into all of our hearts this year and to the top of our list for 2017. It’s been a year full of bangers, and we expect nothing but big things coming from the artists that made this list in the year to come! Make sure you keep an eye on what’s going on right here on EMCEE all next year to see who’s making waves in 2018. Don’t see some of your favorite songs from this year on the list? Click over to our list of the 30 Most Slept-On Songs of 2017 to see what songs we think deserved a little more spotlight this year.

EMCEE is an urban lifestyle network focusing on the art and entrepreneur culture. Based in Detroit and Miami, EMCEE uses our broad network to uplift the community and showcase people who influence the culture and tell their stories.


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