Caffé Latté presents…
THE 100 BEST SONGS OF
It was the year of increased tension between the West and North Korea; progress was made against Islamic State while terrorism continued in locations such as London, Barcelona, Manchester and in the Middle East. There was tragedy in Las Vegas and a horrific fire in London’s Grenfell Tower.
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and mudslides affected locations such as Mexico, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, the Philippines and Colombia.
Macron won the French election. Trump was inaugurated. Teresa May lost her majority in an unnecessary British election. Robert Mugabe lost his long-held power in Zimbabwe.
Australia finally legalized same sex marriage after putting the population through an unnecessary and wasteful voting survey.
#MeToo and the Silence Breakers brought down media figures that included Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey.
3AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young. Ed Sheeran dominated the charts around the world. Latin pop and EDM made further inroads into the mainstream.
As “Game Of Thrones” headed towards its final season, ‘The Last Jedi’ premiered.
Macklemore ftg. Skylar Grey
"Glorious" was the lead single from American rapper Macklemore's 2nd solo studio album 'Gemini'. This track features US singer Skylar Grey on guest vocals. As well as reaching #1 in New Zealand, the single peaked at #2 in Australia.
TLC's self titled album came out in 2017 and is reportedly the influential female R&B duo's final release. "It's Sunny" is built around 2 past hits: Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" from 1978 and 1966 respectively.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
ftg. Justin Bieber
Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee joined forces for "Despacito". A remix of the track featured guest vocals from Canadian Justin Bieber. The single topped charts in America, Britain, Europe, the Philippines, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Pink co-wrote the title track from her 2017 album 'Beautiful Trauma' with its producer Jack Antonoff.
ONE LAST SONG
"One Last Song", the 2nd single off Sam Smith's 2017 release 'The Thrill Of It All', was co-written by the British vocalist.