10 Greatest Rock Songs of 2017 [Watch]
Though today’s kids may be bumping nonsense like “Gucci Gang,” there’s plenty of rock lovers keeping their favorite music alive. As the year draws to a close, we’ve rounded up our picks for the 10 Greatest Rock Songs of 2017.
The breakout rock band of 2017 is undoubtedly Greta Van Fleet. Though the young throwback band hasn’t even recorded a full-length album, Greta’s two 2017 EPs, Black Smoke Rising and From the Fires, generated tons of buzz. “Highway Tune” even hit No. 1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and the video, which debuted here at Loudwire, has accumulated 6.5 million views on YouTube.
A Perfect Circle surprised fans with new music in 2017, intriguing the rock world with “The Doomed.” The cut is wildly multi-dimensional, bringing electronic, war metal and twinkling ballad dynamics into the fold. “The Doomed” doesn’t necessarily offer any clues as to what APC’s fourth studio album will sound like, but the track has kept fans seething for the band’s next offering.
During a year when we lost both Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington to suicide, both musicians released gorgeous ballads in 2017. Chris Cornell’s “The Promise” reminded the world of the Soundgarden legend’s incredible vocal prowess, and while Linkin Park’s One More Light album was heavily criticized, the heart-wrenching title track holds up.
Check out our choices for the 10 Greatest Rock Songs of 2017 in the Loud List above.
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