50 Best Songs of 2017

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47. Willie Nelson, "Delete and Fast Forward"

Nelson's world-weary response to Trump-era malaise is a loose-limbed rave-up that lyrically combines the pragmatic with the pessimistic. Over seething acoustic guitars and a sputtering harmonica, he ruminates on the circle of life and the possibly looming end of the world. It sounds a lot more upbeat on record, thanks to Nelson's tenderly empathic vocal.

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