Amy’s Top50 Songs of 2017

20. Xu Zhe (许哲) – So Far Away (如此遥远) [1]

19. Eminem & Beyonce – Walk on Water

Damn, that hook, though. They walk on water, but only when it freezes.

18. Fang Shi’er (方拾贰) & 1229 – To Return? (归,不归) [Xiami]

Second Xiami compilation discovery~

17. Tanya Chua (蔡健雅) – Violet (紫) [MV]

16. Zico featuring G.Soul – ANTI

I do feel that negativity on the web has exacerbated to the point that spending time online is exhausting. People in the spotlight, with social media access, must have it a million times worse.

Preparing my mouth for some violent language
Our needs are simple, just need one sentence that’s off
Interpreting it is my job, I’ll decide the meaning
100 good deeds are on the sand
One error gets engraved on stone
See whose loss it is if you become my enemy
The camera lens turns into a gun barrel
you should know eh

Here’s the full lyrics.

15. Lee Hyori – Black

I really admire Hyori for putting out an album like Black and a lead single like this, despite how it was received by the general public.

14. Utada Hikaru – Forevermore [1][clip]

13. Stefanie Sun (孫燕姿) – A Dancing Van Gogh (跳舞的梵谷)

Stefanie Sun is making art, making a song about Van Gogh’s depression~ and she fought her label to make it the lead single despite early reactions to the songs [1].

The starry night makes me spinning
Sadness is running with the carnival
I’m reluctant, and don’t wanna wake up

Dear Van Gogh, such a lonely person
Dance with me, until the end
Forget the world, so satisfying
Never look back, never persist, never look around

Here are the translated lyrics~

12. Sandee Chan (陳珊妮) featuring Waa Wei (魏如萱) – No No (不要不要)

Taiwanese indie Queens only~

11. Jang Jin Young (장진영) & The Barberettes – Stranger’s Love

Mr. Serious and The Barberettes made art! Like I said earlier in the post, SM Station had been releasing top quality content all year, and Stranger’s Love (video, vocals and all) is no exception.

You can check the lyrics on Genius.

In a world that’s fair, this would win awards somewhere LOL This is award-show-worthy.

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. first of all SHIINA RINGO THIS YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    second, really like the drama of Chen Weilun and Ding Wei
    surprised to see that Rene/Residente made a song that fits a lot of your aural aesthetic…then again he is always exploring

    and yeah, Latin America makes some of the best political anthems.

    I feel like Macy Gray was popular a while ago but peaked around the time she was in Spider-Man. Still hear one of her Christmas songs in the store during retail work

    • amy says:

      Was Macy Gray in Spider-Man???? I can’t remember AT ALL. lol
      I was really surprised Residente came up with a song like Apocaliptico (Idiotas almost took its place, coz lol so funny, so relatable~), but he just really surprised me with this one.

      Chen Weilun is like, so Western sounding, but the whole Chinese poetry makes it so Chinese without going overboard with traditional instruments.

      I find it interesting that most songs Shiina has been releasing are jingles or TVCM songs, but they’re so good, they’re just songs that happened to be used in commercials. lol I was looking back and was taken aback by the fact that God nor Buddha was a TVCM for LG. xDDDDD

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