AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Henrik » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:50 pm

Listyguy wrote:
Nick wrote:There is 1 artist with 5 songs in AMF EOY Top 10s this decade:

Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me [with Flying Lotus] (2014); The Blacker the Berry (2015); King Kunta (2015); DNA. (2017); HUMBLE. (2017)


Wait...nothing from Good Kid Maad City made the top 10 back in 2012? That's almost unfathomable to think possible!

There are no KL songs in the top 10 of 2012 on AM either...!?
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 pm

Henrik wrote:
Listyguy wrote:
Nick wrote:There is 1 artist with 5 songs in AMF EOY Top 10s this decade:

Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me [with Flying Lotus] (2014); The Blacker the Berry (2015); King Kunta (2015); DNA. (2017); HUMBLE. (2017)


Wait...nothing from Good Kid Maad City made the top 10 back in 2012? That's almost unfathomable to think possible!

There are no KL songs in the top 10 of 2012 on AM either...!?


In our 2012 songs poll, Kendrick Lamar had just 3 songs in the top 100. Here's how they placed...

65. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
46. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
20. Swimming Pools (Drank)

...some of this probably could be explained by vote splitting, but even still, it's hard for me to see these songs ranking this low if we re-did the poll today...

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Listyguy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 pm

I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:29 pm

Listyguy wrote:I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs.

Some lists of Kendrick’s best songs place it surprisingly low.
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Listyguy wrote:I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs.


My favorite Kendrick song, "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" isn't even in the top 3,000!

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Rob » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 pm

Jirin wrote:I would have voted Green Light very high. I think it's one of the best songs of the year, but I don't place the full album as high as other people do.


For me it is the other way around. Melodrama is one of those albums on which every track is pretty great and that makes the competition tougher. We voted for 3 Melodrama songs in our list and I also voted for 3 of them on my top 75. None of these three made our top 100. I thought at least Homemade Dynamite would be a lock. I've noticed many different Lorde songs on various lists, so there might be a lot of vote splitting here. It might have cost Green Light the top spot, though Kendrick Lamarr also had many songs in contention. Didn't vote for Humble either, by the way (I'm also more of DNA. fan).

For me the most baffling exclusion is Beautifully Unconventional by Wolf Alice. For some reason I can't even explain I thought that one was beloved across this whole forum, but then everyone ended up voting for Don't Delete the Kisses, which I don't find half as good myself. I've warned you all, if Beautifully Unconventional doesn't end up higher than Don't Delete the Kisses I'd rebel. I still want to see the album results, but after that I'm going to hack this site and turn it into a Milli Vanilli re-appreciation spot. You've been warned.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby andyd1010 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:48 pm

My 2 cents on DNA: Great for the first two minutes, and then it totally pivots. For me, it feels like it loses its momentum, I find the repeated sample in the background annoying, and I almost always have a hard time with music that has no musical notes. Kendrick's rapping is still good on the second half, but without the beat that bolstered the first half, the ending feels somewhat hollow. Still on the edge of my top 50 based on the strength of the first two minutes.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Jackson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:01 am

Rob wrote:
Jirin wrote:I would have voted Green Light very high. I think it's one of the best songs of the year, but I don't place the full album as high as other people do.


For me it is the other way around. Melodrama is one of those albums on which every track is pretty great and that makes the competition tougher. We voted for 3 Melodrama songs in our list and I also voted for 3 of them on my top 75. None of these three made our top 100. I thought at least Homemade Dynamite would be a lock. I've noticed many different Lorde songs on various lists, so there might be a lot of vote splitting here. It might have cost Green Light the top spot, though Kendrick Lamarr also had many songs in contention. Didn't vote for Humble either, by the way (I'm also more of DNA. fan).

For me the most baffling exclusion is Beautifully Unconventional by Wolf Alice. For some reason I can't even explain I thought that one was beloved across this whole forum, but then everyone ended up voting for Don't Delete the Kisses, which I don't find half as good myself. I've warned you all, if Beautifully Unconventional doesn't end up higher than Don't Delete the Kisses I'd rebel. I still want to see the album results, but after that I'm going to hack this site and turn it into a Milli Vanilli re-appreciation spot. You've been warned.


I voted for Beautifully Unconventional and didn't vote for Don't Delete the Kisses, but my favorite from the album was actually Yuk Foo, which I don't think anyone else voted for. That album had strong songs across several different styles so it doesn't surprise me that it split votes.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Jackson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 am

StevieFan13 wrote:
Listyguy wrote:I'm stunned that "Swimming Pools" is on 1300 on AM. Especially given the placements of his more recent songs.

Some lists of Kendrick’s best songs place it surprisingly low.


It still blows my mind that The Blacker the Berry didn't place more highly with critics in 2015. It just seems to be the epitome of what should be a critically acclaimed song. Thankfully on the forum we had it much higher.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby panam » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:31 am

No Spotify playlist this year?

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Chambord » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:28 am

Nick wrote:Also for a couple of years now Chambord's been posting how artists have been faring this decade with respect to the number of songs/albums that have made our EOY top ten. I haven't seen any post from him here, so I figure I'll do the honors...


Thanks, I had a busy period lately and only now I was able to check the results.
I'll post the decade results for albums when the rollout will be over.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby panam » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:58 pm

panam wrote:No Spotify playlist this year?

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby andyd1010 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:58 am

At the time I voted, I had heard 47 of our eventual top 50. I've been listening to the other 3 a lot since - Tú sí sabes quererme, Undercover (voted for both in Women in Music poll), and Magnificent (She Says). They're all beautiful songs that I would have absolutely voted for. This list blows away all the other ones - you guys are the best. If only there were a better way to discover these right away (the weekly chart is great, but many songs still slip through). I'm still happy to discover some gems around the end of each year though.

I agree with others that the very top might not stand out as much as other years, but 2017 had remarkable depth.

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Rob » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:06 pm

panam wrote:
panam wrote:No Spotify playlist this year?


You can't make one yourself?
There you go:



Everything is on Spotify!

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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Henrik » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:24 pm

Awesome, Rob!
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Re: AMF EOY Best Songs of 2017 -- RESULTS

Postby Nick » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:30 pm

I am kicking myself over and over for not having heard "In Undertow" before this poll. I discovered it when it placed so high here. Had I heard it before I submitted my list it would've made my top 5 songs of the year for sure.


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