Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of 2017

From "Bodak Yellow" to "Boys" and beyond

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2. Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"

Truer words, Cardi B: "Only the real can relate." Nobody could be realer than this Bronx queen, strutting into all our hearts with her bad-ass anthem "Bodak Yellow," walking tall in bloody shoes and making her money moves. Cardi is like a hip-hop Jarvis Cocker – she appears out of nowhere as a fully formed perfect pop star, always quotable, striking the right pose, because she's a grown-up who's had years to rehearse for her moment. She puts her hand on her hip, when she dips, you dip, we dip. 

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