Best Songs of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Finesse - Bruno Mars

It's Bruno Mars trying yet again to sound nostalgic. I don't mind that, but the song's message really doesn't match well with it's theme. Overall, could be better.

This song is overrated and not even that good...just nostalgia but go off IG.. - Worksponge

I think this song is an epic masterpiece and is a tad bit overrated. I respect opinions. - Swampert02

The Best of 2018 Clearly it has that 80'sand 90's feel that is so good with such a nice beat it dance to, but I wish it was that innapropiate.

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2 Over Again - Mike Shinoda

This song killed me inside - growlbunny

Eh. It's... mediocre, honestly. I'm not a fan of Linkin Park. - Swellow

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

Why is this in 2nd? It should be #1!
Mike for life!

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3 Lightning Strike - Judas Priest

Oh hell yeah this song is awesome - christangrant

Wow! This song really is amazing! Never thought 2018 would start off with this. Epic! - naFrovivuS

Well let's see... Judas Priest or Pop/Rap/Hip Hop/Other Crap... Yeah, that's easy. - Aweso


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4 Street Livin' - Black Eyed Peas

This song is one of the best rap songs I heard in the recent years. Unlike the trappers of today who depend on looks, being talentless and behaving bad to be good, this is real rap here. In the last years, BEP really sucked, but this songs is better than what they did in the past years. This sounds like old school hip hop, like Tupac and Biggie. The message is incredible, this is about racism on black people during the Civil Rights Movement, very empowering indeed. The rapping is awesome, Will.I.Am does some of his best rapping on this song without having to be so auto tuned, and I thought he was a bad, super auto tuned rapper. I like the video too, it is unique. That bass is a killer too! Best rap song of the year. 9/10 - AnimeDrawer

Wait, the Black Eyed Peas came back? Surprised, I thought they weren't going to come back. - AnimeDrawer

I know, it's hard to believe that The Black Eyed Peas actually have a good song again. It seemed as the years went on, the more the Peas and went downhill, making the same overproduced pop/EDM songs over and over. I really was not expecting this at all, but when I saw the title I knew this wasn't going to be just some EDM song. Maybe it was Fergie holding them back the whole time. - DaWyteNight

best ever

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5 No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande

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

Wow, Ariana has done a great job with this song, great vocal performance and composition girl. 4.5/5 - DaisyandRosalina

I really like this song, the melody and vocals are both great. 10/10 EDIT: This slightly shrunk on me because the vocals in the chorus can be annoying at times, but still 9.5/10. - allamassal

We stan this masterpiece!

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6 Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers

Can't wait for everyone to trash this and then call twenty one pilots their favorite band - ProPanda

Looks like the Chainsmokers are going deeper with this 9/10 - Neonco31

Wait...people like this? - cringebinge

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G love it

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7 Pray for Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

Honestly, despite Kendrick being my favorite artist ever, The Weeknd absolutely demolished this track. The Weeknd was the stronger part for me on this song, not to say that Kendrick didn't put up his end of the deal, but The Weeknd did amazing. - hiphopgod

This song is growing on me the more I hear it and I think it's The Weeknd's vocal delivery on this track. - crowdiegal

Wow, this is the best song on the list, my favorite weekend song, can't stop singing it, please people vote for this song

Great song from a great movie! - Solarian

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8 Ala Kathr Al Wafa Fini - Ahlam

Who the hell is this artist? I've never heard of this artist before. - SomePersonYouHate

Who the hell is this person? Why do I see her on so many lists? - 445956

This song is really awesome! I love how well it utilizes so many instruments and her singing is flawless too. Way to go Ahlam! - mood333


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9 Miasma - Ghost
10 Condemned to the Gallows - Between the Buried and Me

Great song, but Blot is by far the best one on this album - kempokid

It's weird seeing prog metal in the top ten, although I am totally okay with that. It'll probably drop once more votes get in. Great song otherwise. - cjWriter1997


An awesome album opening song and yeah it won't stay in the top tens for long.

9/10. - Undistinguished

The Newcomers

? Beshmar - Amir Tataloo
? God Break Down the Door - Nine Inch Nails

The Contenders

11 Something's Gotta Give - Camila Cabello

Easily one of the best songs from the album. A relationship on the edge of breaking point is something Camila actually sells really well in this song - crowdiegal

I'm votin for this because I love Camila Cabello. This song is inspiring.



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12 Delicate - Taylor Swift

While I still find Reputation better than the past Taylor Swift, most of the songs from there sound way too "savage". This doesn't. Lyrics are questionable still but it's quiet in its good way. 7/10 - StarlightSpanks

I actually like this song (I respect if you disagree). The AutoTune kind of ruins it, and the lyric "you must like me for me" is lame, but everything else is good. 7/10 - allamassal

For me - her best song to date. And I actually am not a big Taylor Swift fan...I liked Blank Space - but this is better.

I like that song so much
That is my feeling

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13 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. - Bolshoy_Brat

This song is not like the other new rap songs about drugs, gangs, or girls. This masterpiece is about Black history and the entertainment industry in America. - wren6

This is one of my favorite songs of 2018. Not only is it catchy and well made, it's telling police to stop violence on the Blacks. - AStumpedHuman

Good song not like his other songs - avasmithh

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14 Into It - Camila Cabello

I love her she is really good you know vote for her now or else I will not come back. 9/10

Never heard of it but I'm voting because I love Camilla!

Into It > Never Be The Same
So, this song improves from Never Be The Same. She actually sounds quite nice on the high part, in my opinion. It's also really catchy with a good beat. There's just one thing that bothers me:The lyrics to the chorus. Especially the line "I see a king size bed in the corner, we should get into it." Otherwise, this is quite a good song. 8/10. - lovefrombadlands

Oml kil me yasss queen

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15 Him & I - G Eazy & Halsey

One of those songs with a rap part that actually sounds good. I mainly like this song because of Halsey's part though. Anyway, 5/5. - allamassal

My favorite rapper collaborated with a singer who can be good at times, and this is one of those times 5/5 - ArielleBelle

Wrong year, sorry. Isn't this song life though? 11/10. - lovefrombadlands

The voice of Halsey is soothing in this song.

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16 Church - Fall Out Boy

Best song of that garbage can album. 0/5 - AlphaQ

The only good song on that terrible album - AliciaMae

Nice song, but the album sucks. - Catacorn

Get a new song-
KUURO- afraid of the dark

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17 Firepower - Judas Priest

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

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

Me and my dad play this song everyday.

Why with the Judas priest? - AnnieCallie

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18 Lucid Dream - Owl City

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 - AnimeDrawer

I am a big fan of pop, and this is one of the much better songs. Also I really like Bruno Mars and especially Count on me

Assuming I see this earlier I would have vote for it. This is a huge comeback from Owl city 9/10 - Gabrielore

Amazing tune! good song also suprized - avasmithh

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19 Torn in Two - Breaking Benjamin

This songs is amazing

20 Red Cold River - Breaking Benjamin
21 Duck Duck Goose - Cupcakke

I might be reaching but I think this girl's even worse than cardi b, now that's saying something! - DaWyteNight

I don't get why people hate cupcakke. Her songs are just jokes - BlackVelvetdixE

This song is so inappropriate not to mention it’s bad. - ArielleBelle

This song! her mind! " I thought I came but I peed on the dick" yeess sis popped off! she can make my dick stand up like statue of liberty! wig!

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22 Call Out My Name - The Weeknd

Have I ever said The Weeknd is awesome? I don't feel like I have. But yeah, I really like this song. Do I like it as much as Pray For Me? I don't know, we'll have to wait and see. - hiphopgod

It is one of the best songs and is super catchy

Not the best one off the new EP but still a great song. - ZeroBlaster

Horable song - avasmithh

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23 Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?) - Lady Gaga

The piano version of this song just connects so well and yeah, Lady Gaga's vocal delivery makes it hard not to cry. Well done both Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson - crowdiegal

Beautiful way to close an era. Xoxo, Joanne 💋 - - Worksponge

24 Distortion - Mount Eerie Distortion - Mount Eerie
25 In My Blood - Shawn Mendes

I am not a fan of Shawn Mendes (far from it. "Treat You Better" is still an absolute carbuncle of a song) but I can't deny I really like this song. Yeah it sounds a bit like Kings of Leon but wow it's still a good song. - crowdiegal

Why isn't this much, much higher? - Atham

The verses are absolutely forgettable but the chorus isn't. 6/10 - StarlightSpanks

Love this song

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26 Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea - Fall Out Boy

I made a Best songs of 2018 list before this one, and admin disapproves it. But does it to your list. Admin's a hypocrite - TeamRocket747

Dang you beat everyone to it

This sounds like it is going to be a good song! - AnimeDrawer

YEP - JamesLustre

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27 Feathers - A Perfect Circle

A beautifully made song, I can describe it only as something other than all of the same pop music that currently dominates the list. Let’s just hope for Tool to blow the rest of the music out of the water.

28 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken - P!NK
29 Everybody Hates Me - The Chainsmokers

Basically Sick Boy but more of a standout single where Andrew sounds offkey in the first few lines, but still amazing. 9/10 - StarlightSpanks

This song is awesome, and it's a great return to form for these guys after last year's disappointing album. - Solarian

This is amazing, definitely the best out of their 3 singles. - lovefrombadlands

30 All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & Sza

Love this song! Love SZA's verse and the chorus. Kendrick was awesome! The song's a little short though

Bit disappointed with this one. SZA is fine, but the production is not, and Kendrick is disappointing. 3/5 - DCfnaf

Kendrick ruined it. - ArielleBelle

31 Vincent - Ellie Goulding

I wouldn't have added this cover of the Don McLean song to this list if Don McLean himself didn't praise Ellie Goulding's version on Twitter but dead set Ellie does a stunning version of this song, it's not an official single but I think this cover is worth recognition. - crowdiegal

Don McLean's version is better...but this is great also. 5/5 - DCfnaf

Don McLean's original is one of my favorite songs of all time and I have to say I'm very much impressed with the cover.
9/10. - Undistinguished


32 Feed the Wolf - Breaking Benjamin
33 Blot - Between the Buried and Me

An amazing, varied song, one of the highlights of BTBAM's career - kempokid

34 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. - crowdiegal

Way too poppy, but who cares? 8/10 - StarlightSpanks

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

35 1985 (Intro to "the Fall Off") - J. Cole

The album KOD was a little disappointing, but this song further proves why J. Cole is the best mainstream rapper of today. - DaWyteNight


36 Diluvium - Obscura
37 Heaven's Gate - Fall Out Boy

Love the lyrics to this song

I love it so much! - lovefrombadlands

38 The Middle - Zedd

While it is kind of good, I did notice that it sounds a lot like "Stay", which funny enough was another Zedd song. Listen to Stay and then this, and don't tell me you don't hear any similarities. - allamassal

This song is lazy beyond belief. Overplay is not helping this either. 2/5 - DCfnaf

While it did slightly grow on me... I'll get more into the details in my next Top 20 review, but as for now, nowhere close to great. Probably never will be. 2/5 - StarlightSpanks

Morren nailed it

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39 Zombie - Bad Wolves

Put this at number 1! This is the best song ever!

Best ever song!

It's just wow

40 Shadow of Your Love - Guns N' Roses

Yes! finally some good old rock 'n' roll for 2018 - BlazinWraith

Get this to 1

41 Sunshine Riptide - Fall Out Boy
42 The Champion - Carrie Underwood

I am a Carrie Underwood fan and I love sport but this song is a bunch of generic sports cliches. It's absolutely terrible. - crowdiegal

Is there anything about this song that ISN'T generic? - ReltihFloda

Awful, and I like Carrie Underwood. 1/5. - DCfnaf

43 Lovely - Billie Eilish & Khalid

This song gives me chills...good chills - Y2K

Currently listening to this song on loop while surfing the web. LOL.

I do not like Billie Eilish. I think her voice is bland and boring and she is a wannabe Halsey. - lovefrombadlands

44 Fists of Fury - Kamasi Washington
45 Nice for What - Drake

See when Drake tries, he can make a pretty great song. Nice for What is good example of this. - cjWriter1997

Drake's been impressing me a lot this year. - ProPanda

Make this #1. This is great. Hope that scorpion will be great! - psiddy42

Amazing his best - avasmithh

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46 Letting You Go - Bullet for My Valentine
47 Smack a Bitch - Rico Nasty

What is it with rude songs being close to a high pint on the list? And why are they everywhere now?

Probably because rap with nothing much to say that is actually interesting is somehow popular unfortunately. - crowdiegal

At first I thought it was a Prodigy cover but it's not. - ZeroBlaster

What song name is this? Ok, abuser - KingSlayer93316


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48 Black Snow - Oneohtrix Point Never
49 In My View - Young Fathers
50 Twice - Christina Aguilera

Proof positive that Christina's management and recording label have no idea what they are doing, this song is 3 million miles better than her attempt to copy what's popular in mainstream hip hop. - crowdiegal

This is exactly what I wanted to hear from her. 5/5 - DaisyandRosalina

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Top Remixes (48)

1. No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande
2. Everybody Hates Me - The Chainsmokers
3. Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers
1. Distortion - Mount Eerie
2. Finesse - Bruno Mars
3. Lucid Dream - Owl City
1. Miasma - Ghost
2. Feathers - A Perfect Circle
3. Street Livin' - Black Eyed Peas

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