Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of 2017

From "Bodak Yellow" to "Boys" and beyond

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15. Drake, "Passionfruit"

One of the year's strangest radio hits was the one that goes, "Let me kick it like it's 1986" – if you went back in time to 1986, trust me, nobody would believe the era would ever represent an aspirational kicking-it standard. But I love "Passionfruit" because Drake kicks it like it's 1986, with a tropically smooth lover-boy groove Billy Ocean would have been proud to claim as his own, if not Gregory Abbott, plus the corniest puns of Drake's career (or maybe anyone's). 

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