Top 89 of 2017: Local Songs

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Top 89 Local Songs of 2017

Join us to celebrate 2017 in local music! As part of The Current's Top 89 end-of-year celebration, we count down the Top 89 local songs of the year as voted by you.

Be sure to tune in to The Current's listener-curated Top 89 of 2017 countdown on Dec. 31, starting at 5 p.m. CT with a rebroadcast on New Year's Day starting at 10 a.m. CT.



89.
The Honeydogs - Your Own Shadow


The Honeydogs In-Studio (2016)

The Honeydogs In-Studio (2012)



88.
Romantica - "Harder to Hear"


Interview: Ben Kyle reflects on the long journey to releasing Romantica's Shadowlands

Romantica In-Studio (2007)


87.
Graveyard Club - "Ouija"




86.
Dua - "Kickflip (prod. Psymun)"


You Need To Know: Dua, a poet finding their singing voice


85.
Bobby Raps - "Desensitized"




84.
Andre Cymone - "We All Need Somethin'"


Interview: Andre Cymone's dad was in a band with Prince's dad

Theft of the Dial: Andre Cymone



83.
The Suicide Commandos- "Boogie's Coldest Acre"


The Suicide Commandos In-Studio (2012)



82.
The Suburbs - "When We Were Young"


The Suburbs follow their music in The Current's studio



81.
Sleeping Jesus - "Cigarette Skies"


Sleeping Jesus: Growing from a one-man band, Nick Elstad gets ready to break out


80.
Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski - "Baby It's Cold Outside"



79.
Gaelynn Lea - "In The Bleak Midwinter"


Video: Watch Gaelynn Lea join Lucius onstage at First Avenue

Interview: Tiny Desk contest winner Gaelynn Lea talks about her big victory



78.
Finding Novyon - "Never Too High feat. P.O.S."




77.
Brother Ali - "Pen To PAper feat. Amir Sulaiman"



Session: Brother Ali celebrates album release in The Current's studios

Album of the Week: Brother Ali, 'All The Beauty In This Whole Life'

Interview: Brother Ali talks community, heart, and 'All The Beauty In This Whole Life'

Interview: Brother Ali on Islamophobia, authenticity, and local heroes


76.
Annie Mack - "Tell It Like It Is"



75.
Hippo Campus - "Vines"




74.
Dwynell Roland - "Ride The Wave feat. Finding Novyon and Devon"


Session: Dwynell Roland performs in The Current's studios


73.
Kiss The Tiger - "Be Tonight"




72.
Husker Du - "Do You Remember"



Podcast: Husker Du: Do You Remember?

Interview: The story of Husker Du's beginnings, as told by Grant Hart



71.
Erik Koskinen - "On Christmas Day"


Session: Erik Koskinen performs in the Radio Heartland studio (2014)



70.
Allan Kingdom - "Minnesota (Remix)"



Session: Allan Kingdom performs in The Current studio (2017)

Allan Kingdom 101: What to know about the St. Paul rapper attracking international attention

Session: Allan Kingdom performs live in The Current studio (2014)


69.
Paul Westerberg - "Got It Made"



68.
Kiss The Tiger - "Elliot Park"




67.
Dizzy Fae - "Johnny Bravo"


Session: Dizzy Fae performs in The Current studio (2016)



66.
Chastity Brown - "Carried Away"


Session: Chastity Brown plays fresh new songs in The Current studio

Interview: Chastity Brown gave her new album the time it needed

Album of the Week: Chastity Brown, 'Silhouette of Sirens'



65.
Charlie Parr - "Peaceful Valley"



Interview: On his new album, Charlie Parr hits some sad notes

Session: Charlie Parr performs songs from 'Dog' on the Local Show

Charlie Parr performs live at the Minnesota State Fair (2015)

Session: Charlie Parr performs in The Current studio (2010)



64.
Reina del Cid - "When You Were Mine"



Session: Reina del Cid talks about her musical evolution

Interview: 'Same dark message in a sunny package': Reina del Cid talks about her new album 'Rerun City'

Reina del Cid performs live at the Minnesota State Fair (2015)


63.
Maple and Beech - "Cavers"



62.
Fiji-13 - "Mansplain It To Me bb"




61.
Charlie Parr - "HoBo"



Interview: On his new album, Charlie Parr hits some sad notes

Session: Charlie Parr performs songs from 'Dog' on the Local Show

Charlie Parr performs live at the Minnesota State Fair (2015)

Session: Charlie Parr performs in The Current studio (2010)



60.
Brian Just - "Staring Into The Sun"



DJ Pick of the Week: Brian Just, 'Staring Into The Sun'

Session: Brian Just Band performs in The Current studio (2013)

Session: Brian Just Band perform in The Current studio (2011)



59.
PHO - "Dr. Drake"



58.
Now, Now - "SGL"



57.
Nooky Jones - "Hello"




56.
Maria Isa - "Levantate"


'Fuimos como una familia': Minnesotan and Cuban musicians forge poignant partnership at a time of transition

Session: Maria Isa performs in The Current studios (2009)


55.
Maple and Beech - "Sand Sing"




54.
jeremy messersmith - "You Belong Up There With The Stars"


Fans record and share jeremy messersmith 'Obscenely Optimistic' music



53.
Greg Grease - "Everybody Cool"



Session: Greg Grease performs in The Current studios (2013)

Podcast: The O.K. Show, Episode 12: A Conversation with Greg Grease on self-care and community building



52.
Bruise Violet - "I Don't Wanna Know"



Session: Bruise Violet perform in The Current studio (2015)

Interview: Bruise Violet interview Babes in Toyland's Lori Barbero

Ask a Cool Person: Danielle Cusack of Bruise Violet



51.
The Suburbs - "Lost You on the Dancefloor"



Session: The Suburbs follow their muse in The Current's studio



50.
P.O.S. - "Faded"



Session: P.O.S performs in The Current studio

Review: P.O.S boosts new class of local artists at Entry 'Chill, dummy' release show


49.
jeremy messersmith and friends - "Little Blue World"



48.
Hippo Campus - "Warm Glow"



47.
Grape Whales - "South America"



46.
Dwynell Roland - "Eva Change"




45.
Mike Dreams - "Take Me Higher feat. Ashley DuBose"




44.
Jeremy Messersmith - "Everything is Magical"



Fans record and share jeremy messersmith 'Obscenely Optimistic' music


43.
Dead Man Winter - "Red Wing Blue Wing"




42.
Static Panic - "Fluid Funky Butter Sweet"




41.
PaviElle - "Me Being Me"


Session: PaviElle performs in The Current studio



40.
Bruise Violet - "Nightmare"


Session: Bruise Violet perform in The Current studio (2015)

Interview: Bruise Violet interview Babes in Toyland's Lori Barbero

Ask a Cool Person: Danielle Cusack of Bruise Violet



39.
Nick Jordan - "Crush"


You Need To Know: Nick Jordan, who's seeing 'Dividends' this summer



38.
Nazeem and Spencer Joles - "The Jug"


Nazeem x Spencer Joles: Bringing a new flavor to Minneapolis hip-hop



37.
TABAH - "Noble"


Session: Tabah perform in The Current's studios



36.
Nick Jordan - "Petty"


You Need To Know: Nick Jordan, who's seeing 'Dividends' this summer


35.
Actual Wolf - "Faded Days"



34.
iLLism - "MN Sota"




33.
Jillian Rae - "Free"


Jillian Rae performs in the Radio Heartland studio


32.
Jessica Manning - "Homestead"




31.
TABAH - "Lucid State"


Session: Tabah perform in The Current's studios



30.
The Replacements - "I Will Dare (Live at Maxwell's Hoboken NJ 2/4/86)"



Slideshow: Replacements-related landmarks in the Twin Cities

The Current's Guide to The Replacements

Session: Tommy Stinson performs in The Current studios (2015)



29.
Polica - "Still Counts"



Session: Polica perform three new songs in The Current studio (2016)

Video: Polica perform at Rock the Garden 2016

Album of the Week: Polica, 'United Crushers'

Album Review: Polica, 'Give You The Ghost'

Session: Polica performs live in The Current studio (2011)


28.
Hippo Campus - "Baseball"



27.
Chastity Brown - "Drive Slow"



26.
TABAH - "Curtain Call"



25.
The Suburbs - "Hey Muse!"




24.
Prince - "Velvet Kitty Cat"


Podcast: Prince Remembered

Collection: Prince


23.
Lazy Scorcese - "Radiate Love"




22.
Jillian Rae - "When Doves Cry"


Jillian Rae performs in the Radio Heartland studio


21.
Illusion Valley - "Bought and Paid For"




20.
HALEY - "Stupid Face"


Sessions: HALEY performs in The Current studio 2016, 2014, 2008

Live at the Minnesota State Fair: HALEY 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009

Album of the Week: HALEY, 'Impossible Dream'

DJ Pick of the Week: HALEY, "Stupid Face"

Review: HALEY, 'Golder'



19.
Jillian Rae - "Wanderlust"



Jillian Rae performs in the Radio Heartland studio



18.
Dusty Heart - "Broke Down"



Session: Dusty Heart perform in the Radio Heartland studio (2016)


17.
Daniel and The Real Feels - "Wreckin'"



16.
Atmosphere - "Happymess"



15.
Hippo Campus - "Monsoon"




14.
Har Mar Superstar - "Personal Boy"


Session: Har Mar Superstar performs in The Current studio (2016)

Prince's sexiest songs, according to Har Mar Superstar

Theft of the Dial: Har Mar Superstar (2013)



13.
Jillian Rae - "Nebraska"



Jillian Rae performs in the Radio Heartland studio


12.
Rich Mattson and The North Stars - "Castles"



11.
DENNIS - "ICouldNeverLetYouGo"



10.
Chastity Brown - "Wake Up"



9.
Brother Ali - "Own Light (What Hearts Are For)"




8.
Dead Man Winter - "Destroyer"


Dead Man Winter performs in The Current studio


7.
Hippo Campus - "Way It Goes"



6.
Charlie Parr - "Dog"




5.
Dessa - "Good Grief"



Interview: Dessa interrogates the concept of "Good Grief"



4.
Lizzo - "Truth Hurts"



Lizzo performs in The Current studio (2015)


3.
The Shackletons - "Minnesota Girls"



2.
Humbird - "Kansas City MO"



1.
Fathom Lane - "Fingers And Toes"