The Roots Music Report's
Top World Song Chart
for the Year of 2017

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1Gold RushAntibalasWorld
2Without Borders (feat. Hidayat Khan, Greg Hatza, Joy Islam & Fred Koch)Melodic IntersectWorld
3SastanàqqàmTinariwenWorld
4Gypsy JoeMichael Hurdle & Paul AndersonWorld
5Giant SquidsWytoldWorld
6Começar De NovoYuko ItoWorld
7SeedsCamilleWorld
8Trust MeWytoldWorld
9Keys of Resolve (feat. Enayet Hossain & Greg Hatza)Melodic IntersectWorld
10WristbandPaul SimonWorld
11The Chase (feat. Enayet Hossain, Hidayat Khan, Greg Hatza & Joy Islam)Melodic IntersectWorld
12Cabin FeverMichael Hurdle & Paul AndersonWorld
13Memory Lane (feat. Enayet Hossain, Hidayat Khan, Greg Hatza, Joy Islam & Fred Koch)Melodic IntersectWorld
14Scotland the Brave / Auld Lang Syne (feat. Hunter Schappeau & Braxton Edwads)Michael Hurdle & Paul AndersonWorld
15Coisa CariocaBenji KaplanWorld
16Dhula Dhula (Afro-Indian)Vandana VishwasWorld
17Chorando Sete CoresBenji KaplanWorld
18Albino BrotherhoodTanzania Albinism CollectiveWorld
19Jeannie Mo Chridhe (feat. Alastair MacDougall & Ian Murray)Michael Hurdle & Paul AndersonWorld
20When the World Breaks OpenWytoldWorld
21Want Some More (feat. Mr. Talkbox)Morgan HeritageWorld
22Guess WhoJah SunWorld
23Bee Hive (feat. Tony Allen, Akenya & Isaiah Oby)Chicago Afrobeat ProjectWorld
24Night TravelerLadamaWorld
25QuixoteAO MusicWorld
26Love Knows the WayAO MusicWorld
27CangoteCeuWorld
28DjoukourouOumou SangareAfrican
29Dombolo (feat. Angélique Kidjo)Les Amazones d'AfriqueWorld
30Ba KaitereVieux Farka ToureWorld
31This MiseryKabanjakWorld
32Though We Are Here NowAO MusicWorld
33The Wildest DreamAO MusicWorld
34Where in the New WorldAO MusicWorld
35Dream GirlMorgan HeritageWorld
36Ghetto BalladJah SunWorld
37Palabras De MujerLila DownsWorld
38ZamzamaAvi Avital & Omer AvitalWorld
39VaivénCafé TacvbaWorld
40Afro Party (feat. Tony Allen & Oranmiyan)Chicago Afrobeat ProjectWorld
41MokoleMokoombaAfrican
42Bhangra PiratesRed BaraatWorld
43TiwàyyenTinariwenWorld
44Muziqawi SiltGirma Beyene & Akale WubeWorld
45MS UtopiaDavid NesselhaufWorld
46NatureVieux Farka ToureWorld
47VäsenvalsenVasenWorld
48Tiene Que Haber De toVocal SamplingWorld
49EnamoradaCafé TacvbaWorld
50"Zabad"Duo SabîlWorld
51Da Sam Ptica (Live)DivanhanaWorld
52A DjahaMonosweziWorld
53Compared to WhatLadamaWorld
54Must Come Down (feat. Tony Allen & Oranmiyan)Chicago Afrobeat ProjectWorld
55TitaTrio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetWorld
56SvalanMaria Kalaniemi & Eero GrundstromWorld
57Yafa MaBoubacar TraoreWorld
58Aganyu Suite (Epilogue)Michael Spiro & Joe GalvinWorld
59Borracho De AguardienteBetsayda Machado And Parranda El ClavoWorld
60Highlands MoonMichael Hurdle & Paul AndersonWorld
61Jazzy Streets of Mumbai (feat. Enayet Hossain, Hidayat Khan, Greg Hatza & Joy Islam)Melodic IntersectWorld
62This Was Made HereMeklitWorld
63Human AnimalMeklitWorld
64Disability is Not a CurseTanzania Albinism CollectiveWorld
65KanemoOrchestre Les MangelepaWorld
66Kene BoTrio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetWorld
67KumkukandaMokoombaAfrican
68LándiniAurelioWorld
69Samba De RetornoSonzeiraWorld
70Al MontePalo!World
71ComeDavid NesselhaufWorld
72Aloha 'OeDebashish BhattacharyaWorld
73Homafu WawaVieux Farka ToureWorld
74OuagaVieux Farka ToureWorld
75Mining-NahOmar SosaWorld
76Latte +Mamud BandWorld
77BogotáOndatropicaWorld
78GuddaVasenWorld
79Mansa Soyari (feat. Rokia Koné)Les Amazones d'AfriqueWorld
80Doona (feat. Mamani Keita)Les Amazones d'AfriqueWorld
81SelahMorgan HeritageWorld
82Blowing in the WindVocal SamplingWorld
83Aló?Systema SolarWorld
84FlamencoAnat CohenWorld
85KhayenOmar SouleymanWorld
86Love Has Left MeTanzania Albinism CollectiveWorld
87Only Human (Sugar Cane Version)Jah SunWorld
88MikeaToko TeloWorld
89DabariSonghoy BluesWorld
90Waiting in Vain (Exodus 40 Mix)Bob Marley & The WailersWorld
91InmortalLila DownsWorld
92Envidia (feat. Andrés Calamaro)Lila DownsWorld
93Honorable & the BeastNew KingstonWorld
94AtravessadoraLadamaWorld
95Solid As a RockNew KingstonWorld
96BahiaAnouar BrahemWorld
97Song of DestructionChandrika TandonWorld
98Dread LionLee "Scratch PerryWorld
99Curly DubLee "Scratch PerryWorld
100Moonlight over MendocinoThunder BodyWorld
101TrainyardsThunder BodyWorld
102Merengada E' RonBetsayda Machado And Parranda El ClavoWorld
103Bryant ParkBenji KaplanWorld
104Vera CruzYuko ItoWorld
105Spancil HillThe High KingsWorld
106Dounia TaboloBoubacar TraoreWorld
107BrushfireIkebe ShakedownWorld
108Tried My BestSojaWorld
109Aganyu Suite (Elekoto)Michael Spiro & Joe GalvinWorld
110Oya Suite (Garabato)Michael Spiro & Joe GalvinWorld
111Kan KanBaba DjanWorld
112Adiós HermanosPaul SimonWorld
113AhoraAlex CubaWorld
114La Dame Et Ses Valises (feat. Nneka)Les Amazones d'AfriqueWorld
115Starry Gaze (feat. Enayet Hossain, Greg Hatza, Joy Islam & Fred Koch)Melodic IntersectWorld
116Owari No Nai KisetsuYuko ItoWorld
117CantaloupeBaaba MaalWorld
118Mai Beqaid (Flamenco)Vandana VishwasWorld
119A Joyful StrollBenji KaplanWorld
120What a Wonderful WorldYuko ItoWorld
121Nari GoluAurelioWorld
122Bena BenaOumou SangareAfrican
123Yere Faga (feat. Tony Allen)Oumou SangareAfrican
124Mali NialeOumou SangareAfrican
125KamelembaOumou SangareAfrican
126KounkounOumou SangareAfrican
127Minata WarabaOumou SangareAfrican
128MogoyaOumou SangareAfrican
129ItousTamikrestWorld
130SañanaruAurelioWorld
131Chiri HariSamba ToureWorld
132NganshéMbongwana StarWorld
133WoyoyoyeDaby TouréWorld
134Blue AwazeDebo BandWorld
135Anba SiklònLakou MizikWorld
136We Are the PeopleZiggy MarleyWorld
137Nlele KalusimbikoKonono N°1World
138Arodj N-inizdjamImarhanWorld
139FishermanLeni SternWorld
140Laventille Road MarchBacao Rhythm & Steel BandWorld
141Sunny Spring and White SnowMei Han and Red ChamberWorld
142AlbahrAlsarah & The NubatonesWorld
143NarAlsarah & The NubatonesWorld
144AsilahAlsarah & The NubatonesWorld
145Amor O NadaOtros AiresWorld
146The Gold CicadaTom TeasleyWorld
147Make It RightLorraine KlaasenWorld
148On Se PousseVaudou GameWorld
149ArbinaNoura Mint SeymaliWorld
150Ke Tshepile BafatsiLorraine KlaasenWorld
151Home Sweet HomeLorraine KlaasenWorld
152Natural VaudouVaudou GameWorld
153Visite NocturneJean-Guihen QueyrasWorld
154Ya Abai Wuha (feat. Selamnesh Zemene)The Nile ProjectWorld
 

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