Best Music Moments of 2018

Feel free to add your favorite music moments of 2018, vote and remix.

The Top Ten

1 Judas Priest's album Firepower released

Their Best Album since Painkiller and its easily a top 5 Judas Priest Album.

I love this album! - PhoenixAura81

Hell yeah! Metal will never die!

The key members of Judas Priest are in their 60s and they still rock. Rob Halford is 67 and his voice sounds pretty good. - Metal_Treasure

V 2 Comments
2 Bohemian Rhapsody (film) released

This was a great movie, but it got more awards than it deserved and it made the song Bohemian Rhapsody more overrated than it already is. - PhoenixAura81

I am a big Queen fan but don't like this film so much.

Yup, I loved it, this is coming from a Queen fan. The person playing Freddie was amazing and so was the man playing Brian May. Can I also just add that the guy playing Roger Taylor in this movie was hotter than hell? - WheresMyGuitarPick

And then there's that nonsensical song with the same title released the same year - SpectralOwl

V 4 Comments
3 Dire Straits inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Dire Straits inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dire Straits is great. - Userguy44

4 Kendrick Lamar honored with a Pulitzer Prize for his album "DAMN" Kendrick Lamar honored with a Pulitzer Prize for his album

First Bob Dylan who won the Literature Nobel Prize, now Kendrick won the Pulitzer Prize. It's awesome that worldwide they get more open minded and also consider sections that aren't part of traditional expectations but are publically acclaimed. - Martin_Canine

Kendrick Lamar was the very first rapper to win a Pulitzer prize from what I have known of! - UltraLunalaX

I'm happy for him - CharismaticKat

As far as I know he's the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize - Metal_Treasure

V 1 Comment
5 Bon Jovi inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bon Jovi inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Well deserved! - Userguy44

Finally for ma second favorite band of all time!

Now that was well deserved! I am actually glad a rock band has actually inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame! Go Bon Jovi! - UltraLunalaX

Amazing! Well done boys 👍 - DaringXx

6 Demi Lovato survived drug overdose Demi Lovato survived drug overdose

I'm not a big fan, but she does have a good voice so I'm happy. - XxembermasterxX

I don't mind her, but good that she survived. - Userguy44

Good. Maybe she'll stop taking drugs then. - CharismaticKat

Glad - BreakFastBeast2005

V 1 Comment
7 6ix9ine arrested

You don't know. He hasn't even had a trial yet so he might get released. If he does, let's pray he improves as a person and a lyricist. - CharismaticKat

Thank God he's arrested. - LightningStrike

He deserved it! - UltraLunalaX


V 1 Comment
8 The Moody Blues get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This was a big victory for their fans, especially because they've been eligible since 1990. It's also a victory for prog rock in general because the Moodies are seen as one of the most important acts in its development. - Gg2000

I love the Moody Blues, and I waited so long for this. Each year, sister and I would quote the Spotted Elephant: "Looks like we're forgotten again." Now, the Moodies got in...sigh of ecstasy... - Crwth

9 In August 2018, the Eagles' compilation album of 1976, "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975", surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as the best selling album of all time

The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album 38-times platinum, meaning it's sold 38 million copies worldwide. The Eagles had held this honor before but Michael Jackson's death increased the

demand for his album "Thriller" and temporarily knocked the Eagles out of the No. 1 spot. Well, the Eagles

are back. Symbolically, rock music is back, too. I know that's good from my viewpoint though - because I prefer rock over pop. But I also know that many people prefer pop over rock so... - Metal_Treasure

NOTE: only in the US though. Internationally, it is still "Thriller". - Martin_Canine

10 Radiohead inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

They are much more deserving of this honor than Bon Jovi.

YES - DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

11 Post Malone didn’t die Post Malone didn’t die

I'm not his fan, like not at all, but unlike some people I don't feel happy when an artist I don't like dies or is in trouble.
In 2018 Post Malone was involved in a car accident and plane crash, and was the target of a robbery. But thankfully, he survived. - Metal_Treasure

Looks like someone thought this was the list of the worst music moments in 2018. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

I don't really like him that much to be honest, but I am glad he didn't die! Besides we already had Advicii's suicide and the murder of XXXTentacion, so thank goodness for that! - UltraLunalaX

12 Cher's album Dancing Queen released

This is her 26th studio album and she still sounds great at 72. The album features covers of ABBA songs. - Metal_Treasure

13 Eminem Releases the Legendary Diss Track "Killshot"
14 Lil Meerkat Releases His Debut Mixtape "Weeaboo Paradise, Vol. 1"

Ignore him. - CharismaticKat

That album cover even has a Sonic body pillow where he makes does the “come here” finger while laying down. - PhoenixAura81

15 Nicki Minaj and Cardi B Had a Fight

They're both immature and dumb. If they had any brains then they would've solved their problem in a peaceful way. It was kind of funny seeing Cardi throw a shoe at Nicki though. - CharismaticKat

This is good? Oh... - Metal_Treasure

I don't see the appeal in what is so great about Nicki Minaj and Cardi B having a fit with eachother whatsoever! I don't even think this is even a good thing to be honest - UltraLunalaX

From what I have heard from userguy44 replying to me, apparently some certain someone added this item on the list because they thought it was funny! I honestly didn't really find two female rappers arguing with eachother funny whatsoever. Oh well! Everybody has an opinion. - UltraLunalaX

V 2 Comments
16 Obscura's Album Diluvium Released

Time to add my personal favorite music moment of #22 - Metal_Treasure

17 Ariana Grande's music video for "thank u, next" broke the record for most-watched music video on YouTube within 24 hours

I hate that song and the music video. - PhoenixAura81

Who gives a crap? That song was mediocre at best and didn't deserve so much views. - CharismaticKat

For me, this is the most important music moment of 2018.

18 Cardi B releases "Invasion of Privacy"

Abomination. - PhoenixAura81

No - CharismaticKat

Eh? - Userguy44

19 Eminem Drops Kamikaze
20 Twenty One Pilots releases their new album Trench after one year of hiatus
21 Drake's "In My Feelings" challenge dominated social media

This is good? Really? - oneshot

Ugh - CharismaticKat

22 Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V finally gets released after a five year delay
23 Cupcakke releases her music video for "Duck Duck Goose"

This rapper seriously worries me, - PhoenixAura81

I'm not watching it. - CharismaticKat

Who gives a crap

24 Helene Fischer appeared on Forbes' list of highest paid women in music of 2018

The German superstar came in eigth place, right behind Rihanna, and earned more than Céline Dion and Britney Spears. - Martin_Canine

25 "Platin war gestern" by Kollegah and Farid Bang topped the German, Austrian and Swiss charts

It's not just because an album I liked peaked at number 1, because it was THIS album. After the Echo scandal it felt absolutely necessary.

The biggest music award show of Germany, you could say the German Grammys, awarded the award for best national hip hop album to Kollegah's and Farid Bang's "Jung brutal gutaussehend 3" from last year, which was a blockbuster that sparked a number 1 hit and had all songs enter the German Top 50. It was also pretty damn good (although, in my opinion, both Cro and SpongeBozz had even better albums last year). Campino, the lead singer of the legendary German punk band Die Toten Hosen held a speech aimed at the two rappers because according to him, they crossed the line of what's acceptable (he meant Farid Bang's line "my body is more defined than that of Auschwitz inmates" from the bonus track "0815" off the deluxe edition - although the standard edition got the award). It caused so much public attention and ...more - Martin_Canine

26 Christina Aguilera Came Back After 6 Years and Released Her Best Record Since 2006.

"Stripped", "Back To Basics" and now "Liberation" are her masterpieces. Perfect pop music. Great vocals, good songwriting, varied and ultimately catchy enough to still work within pop context. - Martin_Canine

In contrast, "Bionic" was her absolute low point. That's most likely the biggest waste of talent of the decade. On regular pop standards, it was average. But of Christina Aguilera, I expect the best pop possible, and on her scale, it was a disaster. - Martin_Canine

27 Ariana Grande released her album Sweetener

It was a bad album. Too bad it didn't get trashed. - CharismaticKat

I only really liked No Tears Left to Cry (amazing music video) and Breathin. I hate The Light is Coming, God is a Woman is decent, and I didn't listen to the rest. - PhoenixAura81

BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Most Shocking Music Moments in 2018 Most Shocking Moments in 2018 Most Racist Moments of 2018 Top 10 Greatest Sports Moments of 2018 Top 10 "What the Hell" WWE Moments of 2018

List Stats

100 votes
27 listings
161 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Judas Priest's album Firepower released
2. 6ix9ine arrested
3. In August 2018, the Eagles' compilation album of 1976, "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975", surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as the best selling album of all time
1. Dire Straits inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2. Bohemian Rhapsody (film) released
3. Judas Priest's album Firepower released
1. Judas Priest's album Firepower released
2. 6ix9ine arrested
3. Demi Lovato survived drug overdose

View All 5

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.