Best Songs of 2018
The Top Ten
This...*sigh*...while I think it's good to see a classic rock band making a comeback, and this is definitely worthy of the top 10...for me, this isn't the best song of the year. I'm sorry. I have no idea why it's at number 1. It's an awesome song, don't get me wrong. And this is better than the majority of HIT songs that came out this year...but judging the song itself, it's not really that memorable, if I'm being honest. There are songs from this year that I will definitely remember, and will still have stuck in my head next year for the right reasons. Unfortunately, for me at least, this is not one of those songs. If this was the list for best ALBUMS of 2018, I would be saying otherwise. But the song itself doesn't stand out for me. - tonyb500
People suffered through music that annoyed them. This is probably the only way to make 2018 look like a good year for music. (Just Probably) - LightningStrike
Oh hell yeah this song is awesome - christangrant
The only list in the world to feature a metal song on top from all over the world...finally I am ready to die...
Even if it's not the best song on FIREPOWER, when it comes down to it, I gotta make sure that badass classic heavy metal triumphs over talentless garbage. - FacUtGaudeam130 Comments
This is now one of my favorite songs of the year. The song is overall very fun and has an awesome melody, and the message in the lyrics is amazing too, it's about being optimistic about your dreams. 5/5 - allamassal
Awesome song - ahaugh
No, Brendon Urie is just pretentious here and this song absolutely blows. 0/5 - AlphaQ
I'm not against the message of the song, it's a solid message and I'm a pretty positive person. I just think Brendon Urie's execution was pretty awful here and his vocals were trying too hard. The lyrics are the only thing good about this song but lyrics aren't everything. - AlphaQ
I don't really listen to mainstream pop that much, but this song is a bop - yungstirjoey666145 Comments
I am not a big fan of Ariana Grande but damn this song is a total jam. Its reminiscent of a lot of the stuff Janet Jackson was doing in the early nineties. - crowdiegal
This was actually good, props to Ariana Grande. - NickelBackLinkinPark4Eva
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!
I prefer Just a Little bit of your heart. This song is too repetitive. Grade: B-
By the way, I found out about Just a Little Bit of Your Heart from a NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva list. - I80
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. - Bolshoy_Brat
This deserves to be above High Hopes, this has a message while the latter is just pretentious nonsense. - AlphaQ
The song is pretty mediocre without the video. - PhoenixAura81
The music video is what makes the experience. Considering the song is not nearly as strong by itself it doesn't deserve a spot in the top 10 - top 10 most important songs, maybe? By itself it's quite a fragmented, unmemorable piece.79 Comments
Best song by of that year by far.
This song is so incredible, beautiful, and amazing! It's such a shame of how underrated this is!
This song is awesome. Black Panther had a great soundtrack (well, this song and Pray for Me). - PhoenixAura81
Such a bop,prefer the one on youtube to the one on spotify when sza's bit is longer and makes no sense. Otherwise, fantastic. Good beat,good lyrics, easy to sing along to!28 Comments
Who the heck is Judas Priest. - Luckys
Why the hell does this proudly ignorant comment have 4 likes? Sure, it's okay not to know Judas Priest, but saying it so loudly and getting likes seems just silly. - JoLeKosovo
Why is Judas Priest so high up. He should be #50 - swagraccoon
The greatest song of 2018 in my opinion!
Best riff, best solo, best rhythm15 Comments
Sometimes, sometimes you don't say goodbye once, you say goodbye over and over and over again, over and over and over again- Mike Shinoda, (I can see why this is the highest sad song of 2018, although This Is America, High Hopes and Lucid Dream- Owl City almost took my vote,)
Definitely not the most favourite song in Post Traumatic, but sure deserves it's place. - Rigel
This whole album was great - xEliHbkx
This song killed me inside - growlbunny31 Comments
Such an amazing song! Why is this #6? This should be number one! - PandasNGaga
Best song of 2018 without any doubt...
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. - PhoenixAura81
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.40 Comments
I really liked this song until I heard all the stars. - swagraccoon
This song is awesome. This and All the Stars are the best Black Panther songs. - PhoenixAura81
This song is dah bomb
A great song that has the pleasure of being on a great film soundtrack. What more could you want?45 Comments
Kool song! Hyped for the new album!
Great song. - Userguy44
Needs to be in top ten
I love it. - Not_A_Weeaboo5 Comments
Chlorine is better. But this song is good too. - RadioHead03
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. - FetusDeletus
I don't like their new album but I love the rest of their music
This is so much better than Stressed Out. - Userguy4430 Comments
I need some under armor sweatpants
If anyone doesn't take Logic seriously, than listen to this. It will shut all of them up.
44 stars out of 5
Logic killed it with this one. pretty sure he's up for something awesome! - sajaaltai7 Comments
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. - Atham
I love Lucid Dream. It's one of only a few songs that can take me to a galaxy of my imagination. - GeneralJP
Amazing song - FlareLightX
This was a creative masterpiece. It reminded me of what Adam used to do. Glad he hasn't lost his touch.28 Comments
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. - GeneralJP
This song is so go damn boring and generic
Yes best band out there rock on
I totally agree - HollieSwoffs7 Comments
Looking at what charted in the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 this year and seeing this only make #64 makes me disappointed.
Looking at the top 50 of this list and seeing this only at #132? That just feels like an insult.
For me? Best song of the year by a mile. With what Avril Lavigne has endured, and is currently enduring, he deserves to have this song more popular than it actually is. Especially since it's also her best song to date. - tonyb500
While this is not the best song of 2018, it is nice to see a Christian song up here. Most rap (not all, 44 More is an exception) is about sex and money, pop songs are almost always about love and blah, a lot of rock and EDM songs are borderline Satanic, but this is about looking to God in times of stress and suffering. That's why I enjoy it. - GeneralJP
Why is this on "The best songs of 2018" and The best songs of 2019" lists? It's actually released in 2018, yet it used to be first on the other list. People should pay attention to when a song was released. - Userguy44
Finally, a Christian song to receive recognition. Not one, but TWO (You say) - I8012 Comments
I honestly prefer YEAH RIGHT over this. But this is also enjoyable. - swagraccoon
Oh my god you look just like shakira no no you're catherine zeta actually my names marina
They played this at prom and it just brings back warm memories.
He went from STFU to this work of art. (Not saying STFU isn't a work of art either) - Atham2 Comments
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.
Anybody, even my little brother can understand the lyrics.
This and Warriors deserve a lot of recognition
As someone who has grown really sick of Imagine Dragons, this song is alright. - Atham55 Comments
Why is this overplayed garbage here? Should be way lower.
With all due respect, Post Malone's songs are overplayed garbage, not this masterpiece. - allamassal
Absolutely wonderful - an anthem for our times! The shocking Don't give up" when all seems lost. Just the opposite of what everyone wants to do.
Shawn Mendes is a garbage artist. His music gets overplayed all the time and only exists to annoy people.
I don't like this song. To me, it sounds like he thought up a random phrase and shoved in a song hoping to make something out of it. The "it isn't in my blood" part sorta hangs out from the other part. 1/5 - TheInsomniac65 Comments
Even though this song was originally released in 1993, for a completely different reason, it manages to stay relevant today!
This is actually one of the best covers I've heard in a longgg time - xEliHbkx
This song is almost haunting. Incredibly well done, Great tribute to Dolores. 10/10 for me - Revrad
its gay - coolthickynickey15 Comments
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
If you click on the blue cross, and it goes to post, does that mean you voted again and you can comment? - RioVale
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! - RioVale
I love BB so much - HollieSwoffs9 Comments
It should be at least at number 5. It's a pretty good song, to be honest. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
Love Charlie Puth
Charlie is best here in this list.
I agree that Charlie puth has gotten way better he was the first artist that I really liked there concert.22 Comments
Spotlight uh moonlight uh - AlphaQ
Rest is peace XXXtentacion we will remember you for making amazing music
Best rapper of this century with the best music out there
I like gospel - XXXtentacion, Rich Brian. Better. - swagraccoon18 Comments
HELL NAW! This song sucks. 0/5 - AlphaQ
This is extremely overplayed and overrated. - Userguy44
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. - ilou
I LOVE THIS SONG!44 Comments
Dang, how many shrimps did these guys eat? How did they go from Trampoline to Death Grips?
KKB managed to make a big change in their signature sound while keeping their charm and identity. The lyrics for this song are thoughtful, catchy, and more serious than KKB's previous work. The experimental noise parts sound cool as hell, and shows their will to take risks and experiment with their new material. Definitely one of my new favorite KKB songs. - Atham
ALBUM PHOTO. EPILEPSY WARNING. - swagraccoon
Dan Owen is a singer-songwriter from the UK who released his first album "Stay Awake With Me" yesterday (it's a great album, check it out if you like pop, rock and blues) but I have to say I am really loving "Icarus" - a song about drug abuse, that chorus sends a real chill down my spine and Dan's vocals are incredible - crowdiegal
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. - PhoenixAura81
This makes XXXTentacion's Sad look like Rebecca Black's Friday by comparison when it comes to quality. This is the proper way to bring up suicide in a song and have it fully work, not threatening someone to take your own life if they leave you.
If you have not heard Neon Gravestones, you must! I may be biased because of my love for twenty one pilots, but the way in which Tyler has written this song is truly incredible. - Carlss
I love this song, and the meaning behind it is absolutely awesome. I love how Tyler can just take a topic that is extremely hard to write about and make something that is so creative and inspiring.
Why did this drop... - sadical
I think the only thing keeping it up so high was my remix. When I moved some things around on it I moved this a little lower because it had grown off me a little and I found some songs I enjoyed just as much if not more. - Atham9 Comments
This "song" makes absolutely no sense. And it is NOT the best electric song of the year. That award goes to Lucid Dream by Owl City. - JasePowers
More people need to listen to Porter Robinson/Virtual Self. This is easily one of the best Virtual Self tracks. - Atham
I really like the rhythm.
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. - PhoenixAura81
This was recorded in the 80s but wasn't released till 2018. So yeah, it definitely qualifies for this list.
This was released in 1987 by the way. - JakePlaid
This should be number #1. Great song
Guns N' Roses still going strong! - Userguy446 Comments
Easily no 2 on the list - TuhindeFreak
LOVE IT but its sag he passed away
I really like this song. Godsmack just keeps getting better and better for me - KingSlayer93316
This song isn't that bad. - PhoenixAura81
JUST KEEP BREATHING AND BREATHING AND BREATHING - GinnyWeasleyLuna
I've heard some good things about this, and yeah, it is pretty good. Ariana has some great spotlight moments, just that some places here sound a bit "held back". 7/10 - StarlightSpanks
This is like No Tears Left to Cry in that it's a nice, catchy, and enjoyable tune, but at the same time also has a kind of bittersweet feel to it. Ariana's been doing pretty good this year, and in fact, this song is just as good as her other two hits off Sweetener. 4/5 - allamassal4 Comments
Eh, it's neither of their best but I don't mind it. - AlphaQ
Awesome song! - LilPumpTheGod
I lovvveee it so much it kills me
Love it - JazzyJulie2 Comments
I love this song so much! So much that I consider it the third best song of the year. The lyrics are totally awesome and so are the synths and guitar solo. Ok. Whoever says that only rock and metal have good guitar solos don’t know what they’re TALKING ABOUT! This song has an awesome one and that solo is one of my favorites of the year (besides that guitar part from Adrenaline Burst by Midnight Danger and From Hell by Dance With the Dead). Overall, this song is amazing and it really shows that 2018 was a great year for synthwave. - PhoenixAura81
This song talks about their depression and mental issues while distributing an amazing and calming sound. I love Billie Eilish and Khalid's voices together. Billie Eilish is the BEST!
This is one of my favorites from Billie! - PandasNGaga
I liked it, until I heard a million times. - Luckys
This is a goos song. I love how their voices sound together. The song is very peaceful.16 Comments
Why does everyone think marshmello is the singer
This is a hot flaming pile of trash.
I hate this garbage. Its overused while at the same time overrated. Marshmello is overrated as well. It is the definition of autistic music. Its only existing to roblox players and 11 year olds. This is my opinion. -634 / 5. overrated garbage. - swagraccoon
I sing it a lot, my cousins also likes it in there birthday. I like BTS but marshmello is really okay too! I wish Happier was number 1. Alone should be number 38 okay. I still like you BTS k!24 Comments
This is ridiculous. This is one of the best of the year! - GeneralJP
This song is a beast
How is this #53 and Ariana Grande at #2? deadmau5"s production combined with Rob's voice is amazing.
A beautiful and complex work of art! It was so great to see deadmau5 release another hit!
Weird video but great instrumentals and vocals. Better than Drama Free.
Really takes me back to the days of early Deadmau5 and Pendulum. - Atham2 Comments
I like country music and this is one of my favorite songs in country music.
An underrated gem of an improvised ambient piano piece. - Atham
No 3 of the list - TuhindeFreak
It's a beast
One of my favorite bands. Matt Tuck forever
It's a cool song
This song is growing on me. At first I found it kind of bland, especially compared to Halsey's songs as a lead artist, but now I find it somewhat catchy, and Halsey sounds good as always. 7/10 - allamassal
I never really liked khalid or halsey, and I had no idea who benny blanco was until this came out
Actually good. Halsey was better than I expected. 8/10 - PhoenixAura816 Comments
Not a fan of them both of them but their chemistry was great here and the production was good here. 5/5 - AlphaQ
This song makes me laugh, because it makes me think of those late-summer and fall flowers.
Why is this not among the top ten
Nothing against Post, but Swae Lee's verse was better, in my opinion.5 Comments
I like this song.
It's definitely better than Sicko Mode. - AlphaQ
Much better than sicko mode in my opinion
ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN GOT ME STARGAZING
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