Carte Blanche Music Top 2017

Iโ€™ll publish your choice (the most read Carte Blanche Music posts of the year) here tomorrow. An absolutely great and totally surprising list. But below you can find my selection of the best music that came out in 2017.

Narrowing down, thatโ€™s what making a year-end chart is aboutโ€ฆ In the past year, I brought 940 great new tracks to your attention via my container playlist Carte Blanche Music, dedicated 650 blog posts to providing you with background info, selected 289 of them honourably for my โ€˜best of the bestโ€™ playlist ย Wernerโ€™s Weekly and chose one song each week to be placed in the spotlights on the blog: the Carte Blanche Music Wildcard.

Now, the time has come to put all of that information together, and serve you with my very personal, now and then arbitrary, but over-all rather brilliant ? final playlist of the year: the Carte Blanche Music Top 2017.

Itโ€™s a Top 100. With 100 different artists in it. Needless to say it was a struggle. Not even all the Wildcards made this final list and some artists made more than one great song in the past year. Still, I only chose one. I wonโ€™t bother you with many statistics, but Iโ€™m delighted to say that 43% of the songs feature female lead vocals. I really hope this will become a trend in 2018 on radio and streaming playlists alike.

Because all 100 songs are dear to me, they are alphabetically ordered. Of course, you can listen to the Carte Blanche Music Top 2017 on Spotify, and the links below correspond with my original recommendations. Believe me, it doesnโ€™t get better than this (play)list ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Enjoy!

(WC)ย ย  ex Carte Blanche Music Wildcard
(*)ย ย ย ย ย ย  album track


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