I am a little late to the game on this topic but since it is a yearly post here on the site, it is better late than never!
As you know, I keep track of all new single releases week to week and catalogue the best 5-10 songs or so that are released in a particular week into a playlist. Since I am a big Spotify fan, I tend to make all playlists in that program. All the best songs of 2017 Spotify playlist can be brought up here.
There happen to be 392 songs in that playlist. But only 20 of those songs made my Editor’s Choice Best Songs of 2017 playlist. Another 20 are considered honorable mentions. These playlists can be viewed and listened to below.
Coming right out with it: “Shake It” is not new material from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, unfortunately.
When I first heard the song, I thought the band was back together and this was a lead single from an upcoming new album. And even better, the song was reminiscent of their earlier work.
In reality, the song IS very reminiscent of their early work because it is a previously unreleased track from their classic debut album Fever To Tell which is getting a reissue which drops on October 20th. A digital unboxing of the deluxe remastered reissue can be viewed here.
“Shake It” is a good track but the band made the right decision leaving it off the album. Alas, it is a good reminder of how good the material was from the band in the early years.
Enjoy and pass it around to your friends! Purchase links below.