50 Best Songs of 2017

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39. Dan Auerbach, "Waiting on a Song"

The title track of the Black Keys CEO's country-soul-rock solo joint is a zen-like meditation on craft co-written with John Prine. Part Nashville and part Motown, it's the platonic ideal of a Seventies crossover hit, blue and red states belted together in the front seat of a Rambler, singing along to A.M. radio cranked loud.

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