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.

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

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

Best song from Bruno Mars! - Sugarcubecorner

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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

All I can really say is I like the beat but not really into the singer's voice..

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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

Incredible Priest song. Rob sounds great as usual. The instrumentation is also incredible! - HysteriXxD

Why isn't it number 1?

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4 Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers

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

Their 3 new songs are good, but the last one (Everybody Hates Me) is awesome! - Elijah_Cook

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

Wow, it’s in the top 5, cool! - lovefrombadlands

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5 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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6 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

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

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

It's got a sick beat, and both artists here are perfect. 5/5 - StarlightSpanks

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7 Condemned to the Gallows - Between the Buried and Me

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

8 Ala Kathr Al Wafa Fini - Ahlam

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

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

9 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

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's okay for a 2018 pop song I guess. When it started I thought I would like it but that changed when it got to the chorus.

Funny how when she left 5H everyone was hating on her and saying she would "flop" but now everybody seems to like her...interesting. - DaWyteNight

This song gives me VIBES and I live for it! πŸ˜πŸ’ - πŸ‘Œ - Worksponge

10 Feathers - A Perfect Circle

The Newcomers

? Somebody - The Chainsmokers & Drew Love
? Alone - Halsey

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


Number 6 at the moment. I think it would make everyone's day if this song was higher though.

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

13 Church - Fall Out Boy

Nice song, but the album sucks. - Catacorn

Easily the best song off that otherwise lackluster album. 9/10. - NiktheWiz


14 Fists of Fury - Kamasi Washington
15 Him & I - G Eazy & Halsey

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

2018 hasnt been going for that long and there's only one good song I can see on this list. And I thought 2017 was bad - Midevilnight


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16 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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17 All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & Sza

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

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

Kendrick ruined it. - ArielleBelle

18 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

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

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

Beat drop lines up perfectly with the vocals. Zedd is a pop/EDM God! 4/5 - Elijah_Cook

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19 Duck Duck Goose - Cupcakke

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 is actually disgusting. I do not know why some of these lyrics exist. Also, I find her voice annoying so this doesn’t score well. -10/10. - lovefrombadlands

Underappreciated because of the extreme explicitness. But the songs are actually really good. This one too, very catchy and upbeat.

9/10. - Undistinguished

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20 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

Can't wait for the album! New York City is another great song he also released this year. - Elijah_Cook

21 The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra - Anna Von Hausswolff

Way overlooked artist and song from Sweden. It has only about 200.000 views on YouTube, but it has the same gripping intensity that P.J. Harvey had in the 90s on albums like "To Bring You My Love". - Martin_Canine

22 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 πŸ’‹πŸ’ - - Worksponge

23 Distortion - Mount Eerie Distortion - Mount Eerie
24 Our Destiny - Black Veil Brides Our Destiny - Black Veil Brides
25 Rats - Ghost

I love this new Ghost song so much - cjWriter1997

26 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.

Better than Lightning Strike.Better than Over Again.Better than all songs of 2018.
Should be N0.1

27 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


28 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken - P!NK
29 Heaven's Gate - Fall Out Boy

Love the lyrics to this song

I love it so much! - lovefrombadlands

30 Every 1's a Winner - Ty Segall
31 Hold Me Tight or Don't - Fall Out Boy

Damn man, this list will get featured in less than 6 months! - Neonco31

I heard this on the radio once. It's kind of a rock song in my opinion, but it is very good. 9/10. - lovefrombadlands

Cool. - ArielleBelle

Ummm... this is from 2017. - UltimateCraig

32 Sunshine Riptide - Fall Out Boy
33 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

34 Smack a Bitch - Rico Nasty

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

Gross - ArielleBelle

I love how she incorporated a rock/metal type beat into a hip hop/rap one! This song is brilliance! (It brings out my ratchetness though! ) πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ - Worksponge

35 Cartoons - Cupcakke

I hate when Cupcakke releases an album, because her songs are worse every time. She needs to improve on her lyrics a lot. - lovefrombadlands

This is garbage - ArielleBelle

I disagree about, you probably don't listen to rap so maybe don't judge rap songs of that's what you don't listen to.. - Worksponge

This song makes me want to barf my guts out... - SomePersonYouHate

What a unoriginal pun. Also if you think I'm offended then you're mistaken because I find your response to be cringe inducing. - SomePersonYouHate

Better than most rappers out there. These cartoon references have me shook! Cartoon Network has filed BANKRUPTCY! πŸ’‹πŸ‘€β˜•πŸ’πŸ˜πŸ˜ - Worksponge

36 No Excuses - Meghan Trainor

This is a straight up improvement for Trainor. I didn't even like her, but I guess I was wrong. - MissRWBY202

This is the opposite of the Meghan Trainor we know from 2016. 4/5 - StarlightSpanks

There's instrumental appeal but the lyrics are enough to really think I am tripping out. Also the "huhs! " make me think Megan is doing something really unpleasant or lifting something heavy which is extremely distracting. - crowdiegal

Nice comeback Meghan. 4/5 - DaisyandRosalina

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37 Disillusioned - A Perfect Circle

Came out at the beginning of the year. APC is back baby! - cjWriter1997

38 44 More - Logic

Logic redeemed himself with this song. - DaWyteNight

39 What is This - Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill is a true powerhouse who always makes amazing songs, and this is no exception. - DaWyteNight

40 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

Autotune makes it weird. 2/5 - DaisyandRosalina

I love this song actually. It's best out of reputation. Is it the best out of all Taylor Swift songs? Mm... Maybe in the middle. Hey, at least this beat Look What You Made Me Do by 10000000x. 8/10 - MissRWBY202

Yea, it is pretty good, but I'd still say Getaway car is the best song from reputation - Lanturnizer6

41 Wanna See My Pencil? - Jeffy
42 Thunder High on the Mountain - Joe Satriani

By the way he wrote viva la vida - DJvedar1234

Joe Satriani is a God of rock

43 Nuclear Alchemy - Watain
44 Place to Start - Mike Shinoda
45 You Changed - Pleasure P

Love this - DaWyteNight

46 Torn in Two - Breaking Benjamin
47 Glimpse of Love - Franz Ferdinand
48 Rose-Colored Boy - Paramore

This might just be Paramore's best song yet. SUPER fun and catchy, with content on depression hidden within. 9/10 - DCfnaf

This is from 2017 but I voted for it anyways - Iamcool

49 Space Cowboy - Kacey Musgraves
50 Red Cold River - Breaking Benjamin
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Top Remixes (33)

1. Feathers - A Perfect Circle
2. Condemned to the Gallows - Between the Buried and Me
3. Fists of Fury - Kamasi Washington
1. Everybody Hates Me - The Chainsmokers
2. Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers
3. Into It - Camila Cabello
1. Distortion - Mount Eerie
2. Finesse - Bruno Mars
3. Lucid Dream - Owl City

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