Top 10 Greatest Songs of 2018 According to Rolling Stone

So, on December 14th, Rolling Stone released their Greatest Songs of 2018 list. Much like with laut.de, who released their list a week before, I wonder why they didn’t wait until the end of the year to release it to be sure not to miss a single tune. Of course, you will always overlook a couple of great songs; you can’t know everything, especially in times when overnight surprise releases have become more common. I know my lists, on which I am currently working, won't be out until early into 2019.

The tracks featured on it are just as expected: it features a bunch of not-as-famous songs in the lower positions and then puts a bunch of songs that got much attention and airplay in its highest places. And that’s fine, in and of itself. They are the biggest music magazine in the world, and their job is to depict something that most people who love music can relate to, regardless of their own taste. In the last couple of years, they often tried to find a nice cross between popularity and quality. Did they manage to do this in 2018? That’s up to you.

In my opinion, the songs featured - at least the ones I know - are mostly passable. Only very few of them will appear on my list, though - but some will. Many are not my taste, but are fine for those who like them. "Mo Bamba" is the only one I know that I absolutely dislike (apart from that: while it became a hit in 2018, it's actually from last year).
The Top Ten
1 In My Feelings - Drake

This shows that Drake ruled 2018, even though his Scorpion album was panned by critics and fans alike.

I actually enjoy this song, but it only shows how lazy and uninspired Rolling Stone (the magazine) is.

2 Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Rolling Stone should have switched "Shallow" and "In My Feelings." "Shallow" has the same ambitions as songs like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Sign of the Times," and would qualify.

Shallow should have been number one instead of In My Feelings.

I thought this song was really beautiful.

3 I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
4 Never Be The Same - Camila Cabello
5 Nice For What - Drake
6 Mariners Apartment Complex - Lana Del Rey

I am very happy Rolling Stone took notice of this song. Del Rey's 2018 singles weren't hits and had no mainstream appeal whatsoever. Hopefully, she'll finally shed her pop star reputation, which never suited her. She's a traditional singer-songwriter, more suited for indie audiences.

7 Charity - Courtney Barnett
8 Come On To Me - Paul McCartney
9 Make Me Feel - Janelle Monáe
10 SICKO MODE - Travis Scott