My 118 Favorite Songs of 2018

The end of the year is always fun for music writers to craft their “best of” lists – and I’m starting mine today! While I know that I’m taking a chance on releasing this list with a month left into the year, I’m pretty sure that the list of my favorite songs that I’ve heard this year isn’t going to change. If you take a special look at this, you will notice that there’s multiple songs by the same artist on this list: this means they’re ending up on The Top 18 Albums of 2018 list I’m still finalizing (list is complete – order, not so much).

I had a nearly impossible time getting this down to 105 songs (tried to get it to 100) so I decided to make it 118 instead.

Here’s my list of top 10 favorite songs – this was REALLY hard…I couldn’t have ever been able to list 118 in a row.

  1. “Nobody” – Mitski
  2. “Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monáe
  3. “I’m Good” – Wafia
  4. “Give Yourself A Try” – The 1975
  5. “Me & My Dog” – Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus (boygenius)
  6. “Body Count” – Jessie Reyez
  7. “Fireworks” – First Aid Kit
  8. “My My My!” – Troye Sivan
  9. “Memoria” – Sunflower Bean
  10. “Blood // Water” – Grandson

In order of alphabetical order by artist:

    1. “Give Yourself a Try” – The 1975
    2. “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) – The 1975
    3. “Love It If We Made It” – The 1975
    4. “Lovin’ Is Bible” – The Aces
    5. “Bad Love” – The Aces
    6. “Hurt Me Now” – Age.Sex.Location
    7. “Good Love” – Aly & AJ
    8. “Love Me Right” – Amber Mark
    9. “Tints” – Anderson .Paak & Kendrick Lamar
    10. “no tears left to cry” – Ariana Grande
    11. “Churchyard” – Aurora
    12. “This Body” – Baum
    13. “motherlove” – Bea Miller
    14. “Ignore Me” – Betty Who
    15. “I Won’t Run From It” – Big Red Machine
    16. “you should see me in a crown” – Billie Eilish
    17. “Dear Megan” – Boniface
    18. “1999 Wildfire” – BROCKHAMPTON
    19. “Honey” – BROCKHAMPTON
    20. “Peach” – Broods
    21. “Never Be The Same” – Camila Cabello
    22. “Bodys” – Car Seat Headrest
    23. “Be Careful” – Cardi B
    24. “NICE” – The Carters
    25. “Stole Your Car” – Charlotte Lawrence
    26. “Cold Showers” – Chelsea Cutler
    27. “Low Brow” – Chelsea Jade
    28. “This Is America” – Childish Gambino
    29. “Summer” – Chloe Lilac
    30. “13” – Ciaran Lavery
    31. “Summer Years” – Death Cab For Cutie
    32. “Where Angels Fear To Tread” – Disclosure
    33. “Fever” – Dreamer Boy
    34. “You Don’t Know About Me” – The ACLU Remix – Ella Vos, Icona Pop, Vérité
    35. “LOST MY MIND” – Elley Duhé
    36. “Fuck Your Money” – Elohim
    37. “When I’m With Him” – Empress Of
    38. “Rebel Heart” – First Aid Kit
    39. “Fireworks” – First Aid Kit
    40. “To Live a Life” – First Aid Kit
    41. “All That We Get” – First Aid Kit
    42. “Hunger” – Florence + The Machine
    43. “LOVE Somebody” – Frenship
    44. “Doesn’t Matter” – Gallant
    45. “Started Out” – Georgia
    46. “Blood // Water” – Grandson
    47. “Curious” – Hayley Kiyoko
    48. “Anxious” – Hippo Campus
    49. “306” – HONNE
    50. “Roll (Burbank Funk)” – The Internet
    51. “Committed” – Ivory Layne
    52. “Uh Huh” – Jade Bird
    53. “Yeah Yeah” – Jaden Smith
    54. “Crazy, Classic Life” – Janelle Monáe
    55. “Screwed” – Janelle Monáe, Zoë Kravitz
    56. “Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monáe
    57. “Follow My Girl”  – The Japanese House
    58. “all the kids are depressed” – Jeremy Zucker
    59. “Dear Yessie” – Jessie Reyez
    60. “Body Count” – Jessie Reyez
    61. “New Light” – John Mayer
    62. “Fast As You Can” – Joyeur
    63. “Me & My Dog” – Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus (boygenius)
    64. “Smile” – Jungle
    65. “Happy & Sad” – Kacey Musgraves
    66. “Your Teeth In My Neck” – Kali Uchis
    67. “Pussy Is God” – King Princess
    68. “Fortress” – Lennon Stella
    69. “Baby Don’t Talk” – Léon
    70. “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” – Leon Bridges
    71. “Falling Into Me” – Let’s Eat Grandma
    72. “Socks” – Liza Anne
    73.  “Boys” – Lizzo
    74. “Sunlight” – Lydia
    75. “two nights” – Lykee Li, Aminé
    76. “What’s The Use?” – Mac Miller
    77. “Bad Idea” – Madeline Kenney
    78. “Fallingwater” – Maggie Rogers
    79. “Groceries” – Mallrat
    80. “The Gold” (Phoebe Bridgers Version) – Manchester Orchestra
    81. “Clueless” – The Marías
    82. “The Hearse” – Matt Maeson
    83. “Numb” – Meg Myers
    84. “On My Knees” – Middle Kids
    85. “Remember My Name” – Mitski
    86. “Nobody” – Mitski
    87. “Washing Machine Heart” – Mitski
    88. “Stock Image” – Miya Folick
    89. “Basement” – More Giraffes
    90. “Baby Luv” – Nilüfer Yanya
    91. “Narcissist” – No Rome, The 1975
    92. “Knowme” – Now, Now
    93. “Television Romance” – Pale Waves
    94. “Life’s a Bitch” – Radiant Children
    95. “Honey” – Robyn
    96. “Stronger” – The Score
    97. “Better” – SG Lewis x Clairo
    98. “Lie” – Shallou, Riah
    99. “Lost In Japan” – Shawn Mendes
    100. “Thunderclouds” – Sia, Diplo, Labrinth
    101. “Electricity” – Silk City, Dua Lipa
    102. “Pristine” – Snail Mail
    103. “Batshit” – Sofi Tukker
    104. “Nerves” – Spazz Cardigan
    105. “Memoria” – Sunflower Bean
    106. “Funeral Singers” – Sylvan Esso, Collections of Colonies of Bees
    107. “Hit The Ceiling” – Thirdstory
    108. “Disco Yes” – Tom Misch, Poppy Ajudha
    109. “My My My!” – Troye Sivan
    110. “Everybody Acts Crazy Nowadays” – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    111. “California English Pt. 2” – Vampire Weekend
    112. “I’m Good” – Wafia
    113. “Blue Again” – Weakened Friends
    114. “Letting Go” – Wild Nothing
    115. “Symmetry” – Wye Oak
    116. “Superposition” – Young the Giant
    117. “Debbie” – Your Smith
    118. “Powder Blue / Cascine Park” – Yumi Zouma

Check out my favorite songs from 2015-2017 herehere and here.

Anything important I didn’t include? Leave me a comment!

Click here to listen to the playlist.

– Kristin

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