Best Songs of 2018

The Top Ten

High Hopes - Panic! at the Disco High Hopes - Panic! at the Disco Cover Art

I love Panic! At The Disco. I am a total fan. However, if I'm being honest, this song is way overplayed. I liked it when I first heard it, then people started playing it way too much. Panic has had some better songs from some of their older albums. Modern Panic isn't that bad, but their old songs are better, in my opinion. If you really want to listen to some good Panic! At The Disco songs listen to Memories, This is Gospel, Girls/Girls/Boys, Emperor's New Clothes, Collar Full, Nicotine, Northern Downpour, or any other Panic song that isn't this one, to be honest. People started judging P! ATD based on this song, but before you judge, listen to some of their other songs. This really is an amazing band.

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.

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!

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.

Lightning Strike - Judas Priest Lightning Strike - Judas Priest Cover Art

Oh hell yeah this song is awesome

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.

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)

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

The only list in the world to feature a metal song on top from all over the world...finally I am ready to die...

No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande Cover Art

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.

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!

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

Natural - Imagine Dragons Natural - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

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.

Listened to this songs a lot of times and enjoyed it a lot I guess, Imagine Dragons write great lyrics and I had to deal with people playing it all the time I guess so I had to deal with liking it.

This is America - Childish Gambino This is America - Childish Gambino Cover Art

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

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.

This deserves to be above High Hopes, this has a message while the latter is just pretentious nonsense.

Over Again - Mike Shinoda Over Again - Mike Shinoda Cover Art

This song killed me inside

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.

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.

In My Blood - Shawn Mendes In My Blood - Shawn Mendes Cover Art

Why is this overplayed garbage here? Should be way lower.

With all due respect, Post Malone's songs are overplayed garbage, not this masterpiece.

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

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.

Shawn Mendes isn't a bad artist, I don't why people hate him. Anyways I love this song. I don't like to sing in front of other people but when I hear this song on the radio I just start singing in my mind at first but then all of a sudden I start singing aloud and that makes me feel better when I'm down. Thanks Shawn!

Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Shallow - Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Cover Art

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

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".

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.

Jumpsuit - Twenty One Pilots Jumpsuit - Twenty One Pilots Cover Art

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

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.

I like a song that involves someone yelling at their jumpsuit to cover them.

God no! 21 pilots is trash

Bad Liar - Imagine Dragons Bad Liar - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

This is such a good song! I can't believe that it only got 307!

Incredible song

Phenomenal song! Should be in the top 5 easily.

The Newcomers

? Inside of Every Demon Is a Rainbow - Elsie Lovelock Inside of Every Demon Is a Rainbow - Elsie Lovelock Cover Art
? Shine - Teamfourstar Shine - Teamfourstar Cover Art

The Contenders

Firepower - Judas Priest Firepower - Judas Priest Cover Art

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

Who the heck is Judas Priest.

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.

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...

Should be higher than no tears left to cry.

All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & Sza All the Stars - Kendrick Lamar & Sza Cover Art

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).

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

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

Pray for Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar Pray for Me - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

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.

My two favourite artists of all time did as I expected. The best song off one of an amazing soundtrack for the biggest movie of 2018. Doesn't get much better than that. Two amazing artists, brilliant song and an instant classic which will never get old

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

This song is awesome. This and All the Stars are the best Black Panther songs.

Moonlight - Xxxtentacion Moonlight - Xxxtentacion Cover Art

Hell yeah I want to kill myself

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

Rip xxxtentacion

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

Neon Gravestones - Twenty One Pilots Neon Gravestones - Twenty One Pilots Cover Art

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.

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.

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.

I love this song, the way tyler wrote it is incredible

Done for Me - Charlie Puth Done for Me - Charlie Puth Cover Art

It should be at least at number 5. It's a pretty good song, to be honest.

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 really like this song. It has a good beat, and the chord progression works really well for a song like this. 10/10

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

Torn in Two - Breaking Benjamin Torn in Two - Breaking Benjamin Cover Art

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

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

One of the best Ember songs

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Slow Dancing in the Dark - Joji Slow Dancing in the Dark - Joji Cover Art

I honestly prefer YEAH RIGHT over this. But this is also enjoyable.

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)

Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer Cover Art

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.

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

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 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

Zombie - Bad Wolves Zombie - Bad Wolves Cover Art

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

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.

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

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

Angel Voices - Virtual Self Angel Voices - Virtual Self Cover Art

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.

More people need to listen to Porter Robinson/Virtual Self. This is easily one of the best Virtual Self tracks.

mad lit

Yep.

Icarus - Dan Owen Icarus - Dan Owen Cover Art

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

I felt this song it is incredible.

44 More - Logic 44 More - Logic Cover Art

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

Logic redeemed himself with this song.

44 stars out of 5

I need some under armor sweatpants

Lucid Dream - Owl City Lucid Dream - Owl City Cover Art

This song really deserved more, but 2018 was dominated mostly by trap hip hop music. It’s a shame because the song is really beautiful.

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.

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 Lucid Dream. It's one of only a few songs that can take me to a galaxy of my imagination.

All Out Life - Slipknot All Out Life - Slipknot Cover Art

Taking cues back from Iowa eh? Regardless, it's a great song, and it proves Slipknot is still as strong as ever.

Best song of 2018 and one of Slipknot's best period!

Needs to be in top ten

Kool song! Hyped for the new album!

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