Bangin Beats’ Top 10 Tracks Of 2017

Without a doubt, 2017 has proven to be one of the best years for dance music in recent times! Led by the release of humongous singles which saw artists blur the boundaries between dance and pop music even further, some of today’s biggest stars including the likes of The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Major Lazer and more certainly took over. And we at Bangin Beats have decided to compile our list of the Top 10 Tracks of 2017!


10. Illenium feat. Nevve – Fractures

Bass music proponent Illenium secured his position as one of dance music’s brightest stars in 2016 with the release of his debut album ‘Ashes’. Having also crafted some of the hottest remixes in recent times, the Denver native is yet to disappoint! Soon after the arrival of 2017, we saw him deliver the ethereal ‘Fractures’ with Nevve, which finds a much deserved spot in our Top 10. Unarguably, one of the most striking releases of the year, the emotive cut from his sophomore album ‘Awake’ continues to touch hearts around the world.


9. Major Lazer feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo – Know No Better

Post the release of their single ‘Run Up’ featuring Nicki Minaj and PartyNextDoor in January, Major Lazer surprised their fans after dropping their EP ‘Know No Better’ unannounced in June. Featuring 6 incredible cuts, the standout track from the EP was without a doubt the title track, ‘Know No Better‘. Featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo, the single was an instant summer ready hit, once again proving the trio’s knack for creating flavourful masterpieces.


8. Marshmello & Khalid – Silence

One of 2017’s most consistent producers, Marshmello had quite a busy year with his releases and touring schedule. With seven singles released this year, including collaborations with the likes of Selena Gomez, Khalid, Ookay and more, the masked DJ/producer has already set a strong foundation for 2018. His collaboration with Khalid, ‘Silence‘, was one of the biggest hits this year, bringing together the singer’s  gorgeous vocals and Marshmello’s future bass meets trap production for a marvelous end result.


7. Axwell /\ Ingrosso – More Than You Know

2017 was easily the year of future bass, and most of the tracks on our list stand testament to that. With a number of producers catching up to the trend, Swedish duo Axwell /\ Ingrosso weren’t far behind. Taking ‘More Than You Know‘, one of their long awaited IDs, the Swedes gave it an updated sound with a future bass drop, and it worked quite well for them. Charting globally everywhere, as well as 350 million streams on Spotify, the single has easily been one of the biggest tracks Axwell /\ Ingrosso have released since their formation in 2014.


6. David Guetta feat. Justin Bieber – 2U

One of the surprise collaborations of the year, David Guetta and Justin Bieber came together for a future bass flavoured hit. Yet another June release, ‘2U‘ saw Justin Bieber put his charismatic vocals to the fore, along side some extremely catchy production from David Guetta that had quite a number of people humming the chorus. And not to forget the video, which had Victoria’s Secret Angels lip sync to the single.


5. Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean, Migos – Slide

We’ve said this before, but 2017 was the year of experimentation for a lot of artists. While a lot of artists went the future bass way, Calvin Harris decided to do something different with his album ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1‘. Stripping down his signature sound to the bare minimum, and building up from scratch with more nu-disco and funk elements, the Scottish DJ/producer delivered the extremely catchy ‘Slide‘ featuring the ever elusive Frank Ocean, as well as Migos. Calvin Harris sure knows how to deliver a hit, doesn’t he?


4. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – Scared to be Lonely

2017 was yet another successful year for Martin Garrix. Releasing multiple singles over the course of the year, playing some of the biggest festivals around the world, including Coachella, as well as retaining his position as the world’s No. 1 DJ, the Dutch prodigy pretty much did it all. Garrix kickstarted his 2017 with ‘Scared To Be Lonely‘, a phenomenal collaboration with English singer Dua Lipa that set the tone for the rest of the year for him. Another future bass flavoured production, the single was a part of Garrix’s efforts to produce more radio friendly singles, and voila!, he certainly didn’t fail to hit the jackpot with this one.


3. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay

Zedd had already started his descent into pop music with previous collaborations with Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande, and hit the jackpot with his first single of 2017, ‘Stay‘ in collaboration with Alessia Cara. Yet another future bass production, ‘Stay; dominated radio air play and Spotify streaming charts due to Alessia Cara’s stunning vocals and Zedd’s masterful production.


2. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me

Tropical house superstar Kygo made a triumphant start to 2017 with his Selena Gomez collaboration ‘It Ain’t Me‘. Pairing up his signature tropical-influenced production with the pop star’s sensational vocals, Kygo delivered his biggest hit of the year, which also featured the release of his EP, and sophomore album.


1. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This

2017 was going to be a huge year for The Chainsmokers ever since the release of ‘Closer’ in 2016. The duo released ‘Paris’ in January, 2017, and announced their debut album with the release of their collaborative single with Coldplay, ‘Something Just Like This‘ in February. A collaboration which had fans of both the groups pretty excited lived upto its expectations, with Chris Martin’s heady vocals sitting perfectly with The Chainsmokers’ melodious hooks.