NME’s best songs of 2017 so far 

These are the new tunes you need in your life

71. Lana Del Rey – ‘Lust for Life feat. The Weeknd’

In which Lana and The Weeknd share the secret to happiness inside the Hollywood sign’s ‘H’. It’s beaut.

72. LCD Soundsystem – ‘Call the Police’

James Murphy’s crew are up to their old tricks on this unruly banger.

73. Selena Gomez – ‘Bad Liar’

Incorporating the bassline from Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’, this Selena Gomez tune is just one example of the brilliant, understated pop that’s becoming the norm in 2017.

74. The National – ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’

A compellingly murky taster of the Cincinnati five-piece’s seventh album ‘Sleep Well Beast’.

75. Hoops – ‘Rules’

Indiana four-piece Hoops say they “wanted this one to be a true-to-form guitar banger compacted into a short timeframe”. Guess what? They succeeded!

 76. Badbadnotgood ft. Samuel T. Herring – ‘I Don’t Know’

The Canadian jazz-via-hip-hop group love to collaborate with Future Islands frontman Herring. This might be their finest group effort yet; a mournful love song that’s full of regret.

77. King Krule – ‘Dum Surfer’

Scatty rock ‘n roll filtered into something alien, Archy Marshall shows why he’s anything but ordinary on this highlight from second album ‘The Ooz’.

78. Mabel – ‘Finders Keepers (ft. Kojo Funds)’

Sweden-via-UK pop prodigy Mabel’s ascent has been a long time coming. She’s finally found a killer instinct with this glowing, Afrobeat-nodding banger.

79. Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Baby Luv’

Every note counts on this minimal, understated track from one of London’s most exciting new songwriters.

80. Dua Lipa – ‘New Rules’

A stone-cold juggernaut from this year’s biggest pop breakthrough, taken from her self-titled debut album.

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