Tony Toni Toné

Taste the Sugar Rush

In case you’re just joining us, the Best Year Ever mixtape is a nine-year tradition. It’s been so much fun to look back at what I listened to over the years.

I’m ending 2017 strong, and today, it’s my end of the year mixtape to close out what has ostensibly been a peculiar year. I pulled the list with help from my last.FM profile.

I lost much of my data towards the end of summer because of iTunes and my last.FM desktop app wasn’t syncing correctly. So, I used my most played for the past 90 days instead, which I think is far more indicative of the year. I feel like the first six months were a blur of anxiety that I’d rather forget. But these last few months have been amazing, and the music I listened to reflects that.

I encourage you to add these to your playlist, and if you don’t have them, use my affiliate links below to purchase them on Amazon.

  1. Feels Good by Tony Toni Toné
  2. Call Ticketron by Run the Jewels
  3. Hard Times by Paramore
  4. 2 On (Featuring ScHoolboy Q) by Tinashe
  5. Forbidden Fruit (featuring Kendrick Lamar) by J. Cole
  6. Jump (Live from O2) by Girls Aloud
  7. Legend Has It by Run the Jewels
  8. Sugar Rush by AKB48
  9. Taste It by Little Boots
  10. Chief Don’t Run (featuring Roman GianArthur) by Jidenna
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