1. Broken Social Scene “Halfway Home”
For my first top song of 2017, I’m gonna go with Canadian sweethearts, Broken Social Scene. I’m a huge fan of their latest album, Hug of Thunder. That was their first record since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record, and I have been a fan of this band since they hit the scene in 2001. I’m a huge Kevin Drew fan. He has had a big couple of years; he co-produced The Hip‘s album Man Machine Poem, Gord Downie‘s Secret Path, he also produced Downie’s final album Introduce Yerself, and Kevin Drew wrote and starred in my favourite stage play of the year A&R Angels, which was so funny and just such an accurate portrayal of the music industry today, and that play co-starred Ben from Billy Talent. If it ever hits the stage again, you have to promise me you’re gonna go see it.
2. The Beaches “Money”
For my second pick, I’m going with The Beaches. They did a Sugar Beach Session earlier this year and I think it was my favourite. They had a huge turn out, they’re a local band with a ton of love, and seeing Kylie and Jordan‘s proud parents there rocking their Girl Band t-shirts just gave me all of the feelings. Plus, the girls sent me a signed poster after our sit down where they thanked me for being the funniest person on the air, which was really sweet because there’s no way that’s true. Taking me back to when I was broke but still wanted to party – so yesterday – it’s The Beaches and “Money”, one of my top tunes of 2017.
3. The Killers “The Man”
To be honest, when I first heard this song, I thought it was kind of a David Bowie rip off but at the same time, if you’re gonna rip somebody off, it may as well be David Bowie. Does anybody else here, “Faaame, what’s your name? What’s your name?” This song definitely grew on me. Every time I was listening to it, I got my strut on and even though I am a woman, I felt like The Man. I think that The Man is just a metaphor and anybody can really be The Man. I liked this song a lot more before Fred told me he thinks it’s about conspiracy theories and The Man as in The Oppressor.
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