Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Songs of 2018


2018 was a great year for discovering new music. There weren't stellar releases from big name superstars, as was the case in the past few years, so it really felt like a great year to uncover so many rising sensations. I had a really hard time narrowing down my favorite songs this year and could've easily made this list stretch beyond 100 songs, but these were the ones that kept playing in my head.

80. THE SAMPS | "Let Me Down"
79. THE RACONTEURS | "Sunday Driver"
78. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE QUEEN | "Lady Boston"
77. MUTUAL BENEFIT | "No Dominion"
76. JAMES BLAKE | "If the Car Behind You Moves Ahead"
75. VINCE STAPLES | "FUN!"
74. ARIANA GRANDE | "no tears left to cry"
73. EARL SWEATSHIRT | "Riot!"
72. RIDE | "Keep It Surreal"
71. NOTHING | "Zero Day"

70. KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS | "Tokyo Lane"
69. CARDI B | "Best Life" (ft. Chance the Rapper)
68. FLAME 1 | "Fog"
67. THE GLANDS | "Electricity"
66. PANDA BEAR | "Dolphin"
65. CHANCE THE RAPPER | "Wala Cam"
64. NICKI MINAJ | "Barbie Dreams"
63. ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER | "Talking Straight"
62. JON HOPKINS | "Emerald Rush"
61. J MASCIS | "See You at the Movies"

60. JULIA HOLTER | "I Shall Love You 2"
59. KURT VILE | "Loading Zones"
58. NO AGE | "Send Me"
57. CHROMATICS | "Blue Girl"
56. JACK WHITE | "Over and Over and Over"
55. MOUNT EERIE | "Now Only"
54. GROUPER | "Parking Lot"
53. THOM YORKE | "Suspirium"
52. DINOSAUR JR. | "Hold On"
51. DAVID BYRNE | "Everybody's Coming to My House"

50. NINE INCH NAILS | "God Break Down the Door"
49. ARCTIC MONKEYS | "Four out of Five"
48. TRAVIS SCOTT | "SICKO MODE"
47. MAZZY STAR | "Quiet, the Winter Harbor"
46. HOP ALONG | "Not Able"
45. CAROLINE SAYS | "Sweet Home Alabama"
44. THE BETHS | "Great No One"
43. NONAME | "Self"
42. YUMI ZOUMA | "In Camera"
41. SUN JUNE | "Young"

40. MIGOS | "Stir Fry"
39. CARLY RAE JEPSEN | "Party for One"
38. CAMP COPE | "The Opener"
37. SONS OF KEMET | "My Queen is Harriet Tubman"
36. NATALIE PRASS | "The Fire"
35. BIG UPS | "Imaginary Dog Walker"
34. FORTH WANDERERS | "Nevermine"
33. OUGHT | "Desire"
32. SOCCER MOMMY | "Scorpio Rising"
31. TY SEGALL | "Every 1's a Winner"

30. KACEY MUSGRAVES | "Slow Burn"
29. YVES TUMOR | Noids"
28. KAMASI WASHINGTON | " Fists of Fury"
27. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA | "Honeybee"
26. PARQUET COURTS | "Freebird II"
25. SNAIL MAIL | "Heat Wave"
24. CUPCAKKE | "Crayons"
23. COURTNEY BARNETT | "Nameless, Faceless"
22. PREOCCUPATIONS | "Espionage"
21. U.S. GIRLS | "Rosebud"

20. SPIRITUALIZED | "I'm Your Man"
19. THE CARTERS | "APESHIT"
18. FRANK OCEAN | "Moon River"
17. LUCY DACUS | "Night Shift"
16. PUSHA-T | "If You Know You Know"
15. SCREAMING FEMALES | "I'll Make You Sorry"
14. MITSKI | "Geyser"
13. KALI UCHIS | "In My Dreams"
12. DEAFHEAVEN | "Honeycomb"
11. LEON BRIDGES | "Beyond"

10. BEACH HOUSE | "Pay No Mind"



09. ICEAGE | "Pain Killer" (ft. Sky Ferreira)



08. Against All Logic | "Such a Bad Way"



07. BOYGENIUS | "Me and My Dog"



06. WESTERMAN | "Confirmation"



05. AMEN DUNES | "Believe"



04. JANELLE MONAE | "Make Me Feel"



03. CHILDISH GAMBINO | "This Is America"



02. ROBYN | "Missing U"



01. DRAKE | "Nice For What"


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