We have made it halfway through 2017 and as usual, the music press is posting their best of the year so far lists. So, as a responsible music blogger, I feel it is my duty to follow suit and share my favorite forty songs of the year so far. I have tried to limit my list to one song per artist, however, for some artists that proved impossible given the quality of releases in 2017. After the highs of 2016, a year that I thought would prove difficult to match in quality 2017 has done pretty well, with some great songs released and plenty of variety across styles.
Note: The songs have not been ranked given the near-impossible task of ranking songs and the subjectivity of such a task.