I haven't done one of these lists for several years but I thought I would put together an unranked list of 50 songs. It was still quite an interesting result
Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak & James Blake - Bloody Waters Beach House - Dark Spring BlocBoy JB feat. Drake - Look Alive Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato - Solo Courtney Barnett - Charity Courtney Barnett - City Looks Pretty Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time Django Django - Beam Me Up Drake - God's Plan Drake - Nice For What Father John Misty - Just Dumb Enough to Try Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman Father John Misty - The Palace Franz Ferdinand - Paper Cages High Tropics - Wait for You Iceage - Hurrah Interpol - The Rover J. Cole - ATM James Bay - Pink Lemonade James Blake - Don't Miss It James Blake - If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead Jay Rock - WIN Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake - King's Dead Lykke Li - deep end Melody's Echo Chamber - Breathe In, Breathe Out Migos - Gang Gang Migos feat. Drake - Walk It Talk It Money For Rope - Earl Grey Nas feat. The-Dream - Adam and Eve NAV - Freshman List No Age - Send Me Parquet Courts - Almost Had to Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience Rich Brian - watch out! Rich The Kid - Plug Walk Saba - LIFE Sarah Blasko - A Shot Sarah Blasko - Never Let Me Go Superorganism - Everybody Wants to Be Famous Superorganism - Night Time Sylvan Esso - PARAD(w/m)E The Carters - APESHIT The Lulu Raes - Things Change The Voidz - All Wordz Are Made Up The Weeknd - Privilege The Weeknd feat. Gesaffelstein - Hurt You Tiny Little Houses - Short Hair Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Leave A Light On U.S. Girls - Rosebud Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays
Basically, the same deal as last year's list - the top song from each artist has been included in the list (so that there are no double-ups, meaning that no individual artist will overtake the list), with my top 10 songs of the year so far appearing in bold.
Against All Logic – You Are Going To Love Me And Scream Aminé – Campfire [feat. Injury Reserve] Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry Baker Boy – Mr La Di Da Di Charli XCX – No Angel clipping. – Face Darude – Surrender [feat. Ashley Wallbridge] Death Grips – Streaky Diplo – Worry No More [feat. Lil Yachty & Santigold] Étienne de Crécy – Party Everything Everything – Breadwinner Eves Karydas – Couch Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman Frank Ocean – Moon River Ghost – Rats Hot Dad – Just Tell Me What Font To Pick (When I’m Making Websites For Kids) IDLES – Danny Nedelko ilo ilo – Wait Jack White – Over And Over And Over James Blake – If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel Jay Rock – King’s Dead [with Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake] Jeff Rosenstock – Melba Jimmy Eat World – Love Never Kanye West – Yikes Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting Khalid – OTW [feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK] KIDS SEE GHOSTS – 4th Dimension [feat. Louis Prima] Lady Leshurr – OMW Logic – 44 More Lucas & Steve – Source Mac Miller – Programs Manu Crook$ - Fuego [feat. Anfa Rose] Migos – Stir Fry Mike WiLL Made-It – Aries (YuGo) Part 2 [with Rae Sremmurd & Big Sean feat. Quavo & Pharrell] Nas – Cops Shot The Kid [feat. Kanye West] Parquet Courts – Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience Post Malone – Better Now Presets, The – 14U+14ME Pusha T – If You Know You Know/The Story Of Adidon Rich The Kid – Plug Walk salute – Honey ScHoolboy Q – X [with 2 Chainz & Saudi] SOPHIE – Immaterial Stromae – Défiler Tyler, the Creator - Okra Unknown Mortal Orchestra – American Guilt Wiley – Remember Me Zedd – The Middle [feat. Grey & Maren Morris] ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ (Four Tet Alias) - ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉”
I did double-up with Pusha T, simply as "The Story Of Adidon" wasn't an official track release, and "If You Know You Know" was my favourite track from "DAYTONA", so I thought that deserved some love. They have also both been put in bold, as both would appear in my top 10 of the year so far.
As for the absolute top track, it would be difficult to split Ghost, Everything Everything and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but I would probably put those songs in that respective order at this point in time.
My Mid-year Top 10: CHVRCHES - Get Out Stonefield - Delusion Stonefield - Far From Earth The Bamboos - Lit Up The Hard Aches - Mess The Weeknd - Call Out My Name The Weeknd - Hurt You (Feat. Gesaffelstein) Turnstile - Generator Tusky - Going Out Wiley - Been A While
The rest of a Top 50: A Perfect Circle - Disillusioned Baker Boy - Mr La Di Da Di BLESSED - Superfly BROCKHAMPTON - BOOGIE Calvin Harris - One Kiss (with Dua Lipa) Camp Cope - I've Got You CHVRCHES - Deliverance CHVRCHES - Miracle Dessa - Fire Drills DMA's - The End DZ Deathrays - Feeling Good, Feeling Great DZ Deathrays - Witchcraft Pt. II Harts - Ain't Nothin' on Me Joan As Police Woman - Tell Me King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - All Is Known King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - The Great Chain of Being Merpire - Hauntways Middle Kids - Mistake Missy Higgins - Cemetery Nicki Minaj - Chun-Li Ocean Alley - Confidence Racing - Motel Pool Samsaruh - Beautiful Killer Sarah Blasko - A Shot Stonefield - Visions The Bennies - Natural Born Chillers The Black Eyed Peas - STREET LIVIN' The Dead Love - Ordinary The Hard Aches - Warm Blooded The Presets - 14U+14ME The Presets - Beethoven The Presets - Downtown Shutdown The Presets - Martini The Weeknd - Pray For Me (with Kendrick Lamar) Turnstile - Can't Get Away Turnstile - I Don't Wanna Be Blind Tusky - Beacheater Tusky - White Dress Wiley - Bar (Feat. Scratchy & D Double E) Wiley - I Call The Shots (Feat. JME)