Top 10 Best Songs of 2018

The Top Ten
1 High Hopes - Panic! at the Disco

One of my favorite songs this year should be more higher though, but it's a bit newer than the other ones. First time I listened to it was in camp and I heard it over and over again, that was when I starting loving the song. After watching Connor Ball make a cover it I enjoyed it more and more, making it a song that has a strong meaning behind it, having High Hopes all the time.

Panic! has just gotten better and better over the years, even after going through multiple band members, Brendon Urie keeps on carrying along. I'm glad that he's kept the "band" alive after all of these years. I think that the evolution of the band's style is very cool and smooth and keeps fans interested in what's to come next.

Being a fanatic for rock music, I'm so glad this made the list - and at number two! The message is incredible and optimistic. The song itself is catchy and possibly the easiest one to sing in the album.
Although I'm a little sad to not be hearing "Say Amen" as much as I heard this one, I'm still in love with this song!

I'm so glad this song made it to the top 10 of the Hot 100. It changes so much from pseudo-rappers who keep polluting the airwaves and streaming services and from lifeless pop with blander and blander beats and annoying/unnecessary drops. Thank you PATD for that great song.

2 Lightning Strike - Judas Priest

Yes! YES! A perfect song in a crap era of music! This is just what we wanted! I'm sick and tired of hearing oversexual rap, and annoying k pop that keeps on playing on the radio over and over again! Those are sadly the 2 major current genres of this era. And neither of them attracted me. I could not take it. We're currently in a dark and scary era of downhill society and disability, but we will escape this! Infact, rock is one of the most powerful music genres in history. It defined profession, soul, heart, and fun. rap music today has none of that. And that gives a good point, rock music must be on the rise again. I'm not saying it like I'm angry, I'm saying it with hope!

This song is AMAZING! It's the eighth best song of 2018 in my opinion (behind Monophobia by Deadmau5, Lucid Dream by Owl City, I'll Rescue You by Dana Jean Phoenix, Neon Paradise by CJ Burnett, The Video Game Champion by Gunship, Adrenaline Burst by Midnight Danger, and From Hell by Dance With the Dead). This is definitely the best metal song of the year (Sea of Red is excellent too). I also think that the album cover is the greatest ever. I want more modern songs like this instead of the trash that is mainstream pop and rap.

This is REAL METAL not like a Bring Me The Horizon, Black Veil Brides, Suicide Silence, etc. I want more metal songs like this instead of the trash that is mainstream pop and dj. I know many people don't like this type of songs but for me it is AMAZING!

Fast and efficient. No other bands these days can compare. The fact Judas Priest is still making songs like this even today says a lot about the future of metal in the music industry. We need more bands making songs like these.

3 No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande

Usually I don't listen to Ariana Grande because I'm not one of those prissy 17 year old girls with basic personalities that worship Justin Bieber. I'm not actually a fan of pop; I listen to Green Day, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, things like that. But this song is honestly the second best song that she's ever released, because I think Almost is Never Enough is better, and it was covered up in the horrible music era of 2013.

This song is my jam. I love Ariana Grande. She's so beautiful and nice and unique. I share her love for cute cat-ear bands. I don't know why people hate her. Many say that she sings too high-pitch. People, please! That's her singing style! You gotta admire the fact that she sings really well in high-pitch. This song should be #1. Ari, love ya, girl! AG all the way!

This song made Ariana's comeback spark! Ariana's song No Tears Left to Cry, is so catchy and has a beautiful meaning! This song has amazing vocals and a catchy tune and beat that will get you singing along to this song! If you haven't heard this song, listen to this song right now.

I used to cringe at the spoken part when I heard this song, but then it grew on me. Ariana sounds really good here, except maybe the chorus which can be a bit annoying at times, but anyway, the beat is awesome, and the melody just works really well here, and it's also catchy in a good way. 9.5/10

4 Over Again - Mike Shinoda

Beautiful song with very personal, honest lyrics and an incredibly catchy hook. Great production by Shinoda himself as well. Deserves to be at the top.

This song shows how Mike misses and grieves his best friend's death. It has very deep and emotional lyrics which deserves to be at the top

This song killed me. One second I get the Spotify email notification about it and the next I'm a mess crying on the floor.

Admirer of Linkin Park, this is even still awesome is great to notice. This is fairly good!

5 This is America - Childish Gambino

I'm surprised this is very low on this list. To fully enjoy this song you need to watch the music video as well to know what's really going on. The symbolism and underlying themes are absolutely spot on with this song's interpretation of everything wrong with American society. Try looking away from Childish Gambino and you'll see what I'm talking about. And the lyrics is purposely (just) like that as a diss on rappers these days. I absolutely love this song as an old school rap lover and this is first time hearing Donald Glover.

A lot of peeps are commenting on how innovative and meaningful the message of this song is, instead of the trifecta of sex, drugs, and gangs; but I love this song for the opposite reason. I found it to be a homecoming to the original sound of hip-hop; you know, public enemy, a tribe called quest, biggie, and Nas. The bongo and hoo-ha production paired with a thumping bass line and jazzy vocals, talking about the struggle of blacks in American society, though I think the message is outdated, it nonetheless brings me back to the days of the hustle in 90s Miami, when I listened to those older artists. It appears to be becoming revived as a new sub genre to counter half-assed ATL trap and the SoundCloud mumblers. Overall:10/10

Unlike some other crappy songs out there that addicted with drugs, in-and-outs, and money. This song is symbolic. According to INSIDER, the music video focuses more on propaganda of racism and violence. It's very unique to see the guitarist and the choir boys getting killed off by a gun.

Also, the pose on Childish Gambino holding a gun represents Jim Crow, a black actor known for being a racist stereotype. Take a look with Judy Garland dressing as a black singing girl in "Everyone Sings" and see what I mean.

It shows references of shooting, so like when the church girls were singing and gambling killed them all, that actually happened irl. Also, it showed that people were too busy dancing and showing off, you couldn't see a guy committing suicide from a height in the background. Also, (some number) of silence to remember the (some same number) of the lives lost in the Valentine's Day shooting.

6 Natural - Imagine Dragons

I was listening to this today, actually! I think it's their best song, even though it's kinda taking a different turn from the band's motivational songs. This song talks about people who just aren't every good people, getting recognition by saying "you've got to be so cold to make it in this world, yeah, you're a natural." Also, Dan Reynolds, the lead singer, just has an amazing voice. This is my favorite song of 2018. 11/10.

Imagine Dragons actually have done some decent stuff last year. But this is awesome. This... will be considered one of the best songs from pop-rock in 2018 (according to me at least). Thunder was okay, Believer was pretty good, but this... this is an awesome example of a pop-rock song.

I listened to some of this song for the first time yesterday. This song actually sounds pretty good. The verses aren't that good though, just like in Whatever It Takes, but it gets better in the pre-chorus, so this might still grow on me.

Love this! And also Better Now (Post Malone) and Thunderclouds (LSD) and Pray for Me (The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar) and Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor Swift) and a whole bunch of other songs! 2018 had its ups and downs, for sure.

7 Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

I watched A Star is Born yesterday (2/23/19, it was amazing) and I planned on not listening to the song until I watched it despite the hype (and the Grammy performance). This song is really good. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sang this incredibly well and their voices blended perfectly. It is a little overrated and it can get pretty intolerable when I listen to it so much.

I admit making a mistake naming it third greatest song of 2018 two months ago, not best one. Don't get me wrong: Charlotte Gainsbourg's "Lost Lenore" and Childish Gambino's "This is America" are still among the three best songs of last year, but "Shallow" is one of these songs of great traditional songwriting and performance craft, like "Rolling in the Deep" or "Take Me To Church".

Everyone says that Lady Gaga's vocal performance is amazing here (which it is, don't get me wrong) but I think the main highlight is that BOTH Gaga and Bradley Cooper sound solid on their respective verses as well. Either way well done to both artists, this sounds very unique especially for a soundtrack hit. 10/10

Okay to everyone above, you are not better than shallow. coming from a a lady gaga stan, you do not know how hard she has worked to get here and I am deeply offended that you rank her song, shallow, this low.

8 In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

I am extremely glad that this masterpiece is appearing at #10, although in my opinion, it could be fairly placed at #1.
This is Shawn's best song by far, and because of it, I'm now starting to become a fan of his work. It's pretty rare these days to have a good pop song with a good meaning, but this is exactly that.
Shawn sounds amazing throughout the whole song, and it also requires talent to sing. And the lyrics? Where do I start? This song has some of the best lyrics of all time in my opinion, especially the chorus, where he says "sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can't. It isn't in my blood."

As a matter of FACT, Shawn Mendes is one of the best artists in the music industry today. His songs are some of the most powerful and energetically inspirational MASTERPIECES out there. I would go as far as saying that he is possibly one of the nicest musicians in the modern day world and is a lot better than what most people listen to today: I mean rap (not that I don't like rap, but it really isn't necessary).
I also really like Panic At The Disco's New Song "High Hopes" — it has got to be one of the other big hits of 2018. The fusion of pop rock with lyrical sensation. Brilliant songs although there are some better Shawn Mendes songs than this — I feel like this was his new style breakthrough, a song which showed the world what this incredible guy can do and what a great songwriter he is.

Shawn Mendes is one of my liked artists and as soon as it came out I started listening to it. The song has a really deep meaning, talking about anxiety and so on, it's a sad song if you understand it but it has a peaceful melodic melody within it, making it sound like a song that many people would enjoy.

This is my favorite song of the year. The lyrics in this song are very meaningful, especially the line "Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can't. It isn't in my blood! ". However, I'm usually more of a melody and beat person when it comes to judging songs, but here the F-Bb-Dm-Bb chord progression works really well along with the melody which sounds amazing, and the beat's pretty good as well. 12/10

9 Jumpsuit - Twenty One Pilots

This is just simply an epic comeback from a fantastic rock duo who we all knew from 2016. It starts out with a heavy intro, then Tyler's held-back vocals arrive making this masterpiece even more interesting. In the end, we come to a soft and beautiful bridge that completely turns around the nature of this song, and then we have the best song ending ever, where it turns to the absolute EXTREME!
Overall, another masterpiece from this amazing duo. Welcome back, TOP. 5/5

I'm probably one of their earliest fans, having been around since their eponymous album back in 2009, and all I can say is that I love this new direction, as it lacks the schmaltz of their debut, the annoying drake-esque sound of vessel and has an edgier rock sound that distances this release from their poppier sounding blurryface. It sounds a tiny bit like Alice In Chains, which is cool. Overall, 9/10 will check out trench for sure.

Though I do think Blurryface is better than Trench and Stressed Out better than this song I still really enjoy this song. I like the how aggressive it is in the Chorus and how it calms down in the verses. 8/10 would recommend.

They disappeared for like 2 years and came back with an epic song. I'm sure the whole album is going to be epic!

10 Moonlight - Xxxtentacion

Its one of the better songs from that album. 3/5

Rest is peace XXXtentacion we will remember you for making amazing music

Love this song

Would be fine, but the beat sounds broken and X is whiny at some parts of the song..5/5

The Newcomers

? Last Time That I Checc’d - Nipsey Hussle
? A$AP Forever - A$AP Rocky
The Contenders
11 Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer

Being Australian and this song having being heard a lot from my school, friends singing it and playing it on the piano is something that is impressive. The first time I heard of this band was last school year listening to Hey Everybody! Really enjoyed that song and then looking at the artists other songs got me into it.

On 14/12/18 on the radio I herd young blood And me and my Friend put the music loud and put the windows down and singing young blood and my soccer coach was in the car next to me.

The song that is at the top of the charts in Australia and New Zealand right now and it is 5SOS best song without a shadow of a doubt. Great to get a break from the miserable trap and mumble rappers at the top

The vocals are kind of aggravating, but that instrumental and the beat are perfect in basically every way. About time we needed a revival of music, 8/10

12 Done for Me - Charlie Puth

So I think I can say that there has been a definite improvement from Charlie Puth with his new album and while "Done For Me' isn't the best song on the album ("If You Leave Me Now" with Boyz II Men is better), it's still pretty damn good, even Kehlani is better than she normally is on songs she collaborates on.

I agree that Charlie puth has gotten way better he was the first artist that I really liked there concert.

This is amazing! It's definitely one of Charlie Puth's better songs, and collaborating with the amazing Kehlani just adds to it.

Charlie Puth just keep getting better. From boring "We Don't Talk Anymore", to mediocre "How Long", and this song is great

13 Firepower - Judas Priest

It's a wonder that this isn't in first place as of now while Lightning Strike is. Firepower is the third most epic song in Judas Priest history, I'd say...

Yup Lightning Struck again with another great song from Priest I like Lightning Strike more but this is a worthy title track.

Hell yes, I definitely like this one more than Lightning Strike.

Should be higher than no tears left to cry.

14 44 More - Logic

Really a great song. I'm not that big of a logic fan, but this is just spitting line after line in a catchy flow and great beat

If anyone doesn't take Logic seriously, than listen to this. It will shut all of them up.

I haven't listened to this song but I won't because who names their songs 44 more?

Logic killed it with this one. pretty sure he's up for something awesome!

15 Torn in Two - Breaking Benjamin

I absolutely agree, this song is the best song off of Ember. While I do also love The Dark Of You, Red Cold River, and Feed The Wolf, nothing on this album can top Torn In Two. I also believe this song should be much higher than all that other garbage

One, I'm surprised that this is on this list but two, I am extremely happy to see it on here. This song was awesome!

Deserves to be higher than crap like Sick Boy...

This songs is amazing

16 All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & Sza

The song has sweet lyrics. The whole entire sound of the song is beautiful, calming, and dreamy. And bring SZA and Kendrick Lamar's voices in the same song sounded so good.

2018's hit music is legitimately so bad that I decided to forgive Kendrick's performance here, because other than that, it's amazing. 9/10

Straight up amazing! I remember hearing this in the Black Panther credits, and instantly loving it!

This song is awesome. Black Panther had a great soundtrack (well, this song and Pray for Me).

17 From Hell - Dance with the Dead

The best song of the year! Loved to Death was a great album, but this is the best song on the album. I love how there are metal guitar parts in SYNTHWAVE! That is genius. Dance With the Dead is one of my favorite synthwave groups and this song is one of the best of the subgenre.

18 Zombie - Bad Wolves

The video is a great tribute to Dolores and Bad Wolves donated all the proceeds from the song to Dolores' children. They deserve to be on top. Also check out the guitarist's earlier band God Forbid if you like Bad Wolves.

Even though this song was originally released in 1993, for a completely different reason, it manages to stay relevant today!

As the machines of war keep turning, what are we? Simply mindless members of a swarm, slaughtering others?

This song is almost haunting. Incredibly well done, Great tribute to Dolores. 10/10 for me

19 Lucid Dream - Owl City

I LOVE this song. Number 5 for best song of the year for me (number one goes to From Hell by Dance With the Dead of course, number 2 goes Adrenaline Burst by Midnight Danger, number 3 goes to The Video Game Champion by Gunship, and number 4 goes to Neon Paradise by CJ Burnett). This song is not only danceable with great synths, but the lyrics are brilliant and thought-provoking. This song has the best lyrics of 2018.

This song is awesome, best song of the year. I love the topic of lucid dreaming, the lyrics are well written. Combine good songwriting with a top notch, energetic beat(glad its not house), and good vocals, you get a good song. This song makes me dance, I wish more pop songs were like this. 9/10

I love how imaginative and beautiful this song is. It's catchy, creative and has amazing lyrics that goes well with a night time atmosphere when dreaming at night.

It suffers from minor mixing issues and Owl City's common problem of writing cheesy lyrics that only sometimes work, but it's still a really great song.

20 The Mountain - Three Days Grace

This is such a motivating song, and I wish I could put it on during my basketball and boxing lessons. Why isn't this in the top 10!

This entire album should be on here! Even for a huge Three Days Grace fan, it exceeded my expectations.

This is my favorite song off the album. I don't understand how it's this low, it's so great.

This was very good. I enjoyed it better than Lightning Strike. It is 2nd only to High hopes in terms of a motivationalsong. Overall a 7/10.

21 Icarus - Dan Owen

I felt this song it is incredible.

22 Sunflower - Post Malone & Swae Lee

Great lyrics, sick beat, nice production. Not to mention I like both of these artist's parts here. Especially Swae Lee's verse. 9/10

This song makes me laugh, because it makes me think of those late-summer and fall flowers.

Not a fan of them both of them but their chemistry was great here and the production was good here. 5/5

Nothing against Post, but Swae Lee's verse was better, in my opinion.

23 Adrenaline Burst - Midnight Danger

I can't tell you how awesome this song is! The synths are incredible and the guitar work featured in the song is awesome too. This is so awesome that it's my second favorite song of 2018, only behind the masterpiece known as From Hell by Dance With the Dead. I added this here.

24 Lucid Dreams - Juice WRLD

The beat is amazing, and it is great for a breakup song...but it's basically stolen from shape of my heart by sting. The vocals are meh, and these lyrics are...laughable. They're dripping of middle school emo breakup, and its kind of hilarious. unironically it's a 0/5, the beats stolen, and the lyrics are atrocious, but ironically, it's a 3/5, just because of how the lyrics are so easy to laugh at.

Everything about this song is great, except for the vocals, which sound just like every rapper trying to sing. This would probably be one of my favorite songs now otherwise. 2/5

This song is so unique and so much better than other mainstream hip hop artists.

This is my grandsons favorite he's 5 years old and knows every single word! #AMAZING!

25 Star Treatment - Arctic Monkeys

I like this song.

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