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Best of 2018... Year End

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by NecessaryVoodoo, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Add Tinashe's "Throw a Fit" to this somewhere as I've been playing the hell out of it lately.
  2. Going to need to really sit and think about songs, but Top 10 albums (in order)

    Mariah Carey - Caution
    Christina Aguilera - Liberation
    Lily Allen - No Shame
    Robyn - Honey
    Years & Years - Palo Santo
    Little Mix - LM5
    Rita Ora - Phoenix
    Ariana Grande - Sweetener
    Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes
    MNEK - Language

    Albums I really like despite the forum hating: Camila, Golden, Icarus Falls, 5SOS - Youngblood.
  3. Honestly I didn't like many albums this year. Even those which I was waiting for were kind of a let down (Ariana and Florence... ugh).
    There were some good songs though:
    1. breathin by Ariana Grande
    2. High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco
    3. Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne
    4. Vulcano by Francesca Michielin
    5. Solo by Clean Bandit
    6. I Like It by Cardi B
    7. Zero stare sereno by Thegironalisti
    8. Hi High by LOONA
    9. Fuego by Eleni Foureira
    10. you should see me in a crown by Billie Eilish
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  4. Island

    Island Staff Member

    50 Favorite Tracks not in order (One per artist):

    Allie X - Girl of the Year
    All Saints - After All
    Berry Good Heart Heart - Crazy Gone Crazy
    Billie Eilish - come out and play
    Chelsea Jade - Laugh It Off
    Christina Aguilera - Fall in Line
    Christine and the Queens - Girlfriend
    Cupcakke - Duck Duck Goose
    Empress Of - When I'm With Him
    EXID - Lady
    GFRIEND - Time for the Moon Night
    Goldilox - Very Best
    Grimes - We Appreciate Power
    Hayley Kiyoko - Curious
    Indiana - Paper Cut
    Jain - Souldier
    Janelle Monae - Screwed
    Janine - Too Late
    Julia - Sexto
    Kali Uchis - Miami
    Kimbra - Human
    Lana Del Rey - Mariners Apartment Complex
    Let's Eat Grandma - Falling Into You
    Lily Allen - Three
    LIZ - Queen of Me
    Lykke Li - Last Piece
    Mai Lan - Pumper
    Mariah Carey - Portrait
    Marlene & Ji Nilsson - Ear Candy
    Mitski - Nobody
    MØ - Purple Like the Summer Rain
    Nao - Orbit
    Olivia Hye - Egoist
    Owlle - Heavy Weather
    Poppy - Play Destroy
    Rae Morris - Rose Garden
    RAYE - Cigarette
    Rina Sawayama - Cherry
    Robyn - Honey
    Rosalia - Pienso En Tu Mirá
    SAAY - Overzone (Extended)
    Say Lou Lou - Golden Child
    SOPHIE - Immaterial
    Stefflon Don - Senseless
    Sunmi - Siren
    Tommy Genesis - 100 Bad (Charli XCX Remix)
    Tsar B - Rattlesnake
    YESEO - Bitches Rule
    Yubin - Lady
    Zazie - Speed
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2018
  5. I've recorded a Mixcloud show of my top 40 songs.

    Here's the top 10

    1. Jessica Mauboy - We Got Love
    2. John Lundvik - My Turn
    3. Shawn Mendes - In My Blood
    4. Kelli-Leigh - Can't Dance
    5. Calum Scott & Leona Lewis - You Are The Reason
    6. Clare Maguire - All Or Nothing Love
    7. Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato - Solo
    8. Pink - A Million Dreams
    9. Eye Cue - Lost & Found
    10. James Arthur - Empty Space
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  6. I can't be bothered with album covers for every album, but my list is as follows:
    50. NAO - Saturn
    49. Ariana Grande - Sweetener
    48. Denzel Curry - TA13OO
    47. Teyana Taylor - K.T.S.E.
    46. Mount Eerie - Now Only
    45. Gang Gang Dance - Kazuashita
    44. MGMT - Little Dark Age
    43. Tommy Cash - YES
    42. Tirzah - Devotion
    41. Mitski - Be the Cowboy
    40. Allie X - Super Sunset
    39. Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
    38. Cupcakke - Ephorize
    37. Helena Hauff - Qualm
    36. Vince Staples - FM!
    35. Troye Sivan - Bloom
    34. Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever
    33. Kanye West - ye
    32. Snail Mail - Lush
    31. Noname - Room 25

    30. Christine and the Queens - Chris
    Top tracks:
    5 dols, La marcheuse, Damn dis-moi

    29. SSION - O
    Top tracks:
    Marc & Me, 1980-99, At Least The Sky Is Blue

    28. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
    Top tracks:
    It's Not Living, How To Draw / Petrichor, Love It If We Made It

    27. The Internet - Hive Mind
    Top tracks:
    Come Over, Stay the Night, Next Time / Humble Pie

    26. Travis Scott - Astroworld
    Top tracks:
    Sicko Mode, Stargazing, Stop Trying to Be God

    25. ionnalee - Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten
    Top tracks:
    Blazing, Dunes of Sand, Gone

    24. Rae Morris - Someone Out There
    Top tracks:
    Do It, Atletico, Dip My Toe

    23. Playboi Carti - Die Lit
    Top tracks:
    Shoota, Poke It Out, R.I.P.

    22. Kero Kero Bonito - Time N Place
    Top tracks:
    Swimming, Dear Future Self, Only Acting

    21. Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love
    Top tracks:
    Lifetime, Licking an Orchid, Honesty

    20. Clarence Clarity - Think: Peace
    Top tracks:
    Vapid Feels Ain't Vapid, Naysayer, Magick Obeyer, We Change

    19. DJ Koze - Knock Knock
    Top tracks:
    Seeing Aliens, Pick Up, Music on My Teeth

    18. Kali Uchis - Isolation
    Top tracks:
    Miami, In My Dreams, Just a Stranger

    17. U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited
    Top tracks:
    Poem, Rosebud, L-over

    16. ASAP Rocky - Testing
    Top tracks:
    Buck Shot, Purity, Changes

    15. Brockhampton - Iridescence
    Top tracks:

    14. Beach House - 7
    Top tracks:
    Pay No Mind, Dive, L'inconnue

    13. Pusha T - Daytona
    Top tracks:
    Hard Piano, Santería, Come Back Baby

    Top tracks:
    Immaterial, Infatuation, It's Okay to Cry

    11. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
    Top tracks:
    Pynk, Django Jane, Make Me Feel

    10. Tierra Whack - Whack World
    Top tracks:
    4 Wings, Black Nails, Hookers

    09. A.A.L. - 2012 - 2017
    Top tracks:
    I Never Dream, Flash in the Pan, Rave On U

    08. Rosalía - El mal querer
    Top tracks:
    Pienso en tu mirá, Bagdad, Malamente

    07. Blood Orange - Negro Swan
    Top tracks:
    Chewing Gum, Saint, Charcoal Baby

    06. Robyn - Honey
    Top tracks:
    Honey, Ever Again, Human Being

    05. Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
    Top tracks:
    Reborn, Cudi Montage, Freeeeee

    04. Ryan Beatty - Boy in Jeans
    Top tracks:
    Powerslide, Haircut, Camo

    03. Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
    Top tracks:
    The Mint, Azucar, Nowhere2go

    02. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    Top tracks:
    Love Is a Wild Thing, Space Cowboy, Slow Burn

    01. Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
    Top tracks:
    Donnie Darko, Falling Into Me, It's Not Just Me
  7. Didn't listen to anywhere near enough new music in 2018 but I'll do a top 10 for albums, a list of songs, and my favorite non-2018 music discoveries this year.

    Top 10 2018 releases:
    1. Mitski - Be the Cowboy
    2. Robyn - Honey
    3. Tancred - Nightstand
    4. How to Dress Well - The Anteroom
    5. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers - Bought to Rot
    6. CupcakKe - Eden
    7. serpentwithfeet - soil
    8. Jenny Hval - The Long Sleep
    10. CupcakKe - Ephorize

    20 favorite songs from 2018 (1 per artist):
    1. Mitski - Two Slow Dancers
    2. How to Dress Well - Non Killing 6 | Hunger
    3. Robyn - Human Being
    4. CupcakKe - Quiz
    5. Charli XCX - No Angel
    6. pronoun. - run
    7. Tancred - Strawberry Selfish
    8. Now, Now - Can't Help Myself
    9. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers - Apocalypse Now (& Later)
    10. serpentwithfeet - mourning song
    11. SOPHIE - Immaterial
    12. Jenny Hval - Spells
    13. Metric - Underline the Black
    14. Let's Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
    15. Lykke Li - sex money feelings die
    17. Christina Aguilera - Accelerate
    18. Chvrches - Graffiti
    19. Ariana Grande - Sweetener
    20. Justin Courtney Pierre - Undone

    Favorite non-2018 discoveries:
    Sleater-Kinney's pre-The Woods discography. The Hot Rock in particular.
    Against Me!'s the Disco Before the Breakdown
    Heavens to Betsy - Calculated
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  8. KAG


    My Favourite Singles of the Year:

    1. Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman”
    2. Stefflon Don – “Senseless”
    3. Mariah Carey – “The Distance” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    4. Toni Braxton – “Long As I Live”
    5. Troye Sivan – “My My My!”
    6. Kendrick Lamar – “All The Stars” (with SZA)
    7. MNEK – “Tongue”
    8. Mabel – “Fine Line” (feat. Not3s)
    9. Janelle Monae – “Django Jane”
    10. The Carters – “APESHIT”

    11. Normani x Calvin Harris - “Checklist” (feat. WizKid)
    12. Christina Aguilera – “Like I Do” (feat. GoldLink)
    13. M.O – “Bad Vibe” (feat. Lotto Boyz & Mr Eazi)
    14. 5 Seconds of Summer – “Youngblood”
    15. Nicki Minaj – “Chun Li”
    16. Tinashe – “Faded Love” (feat. Future)
    17. The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”
    18. Jorja Smith – “Blue Lights”
    19. Charli XCX – “1999” (feat. Troye Sivan)
    20. Rita Ora – “Let You Love Me”
    25. MNEK - Language
    24. Snail Mail - Lush
    23. LANY - Malibu Nights
    22. Allie X - Super Sunset
    21. Rae Morris - Someone Out There
    20. Troye Sivan - Bloom
    19. How To Dress Well - The Anteroom
    18. Florence and the Machine - High As Hope
    17. MGMT - Little Dark Age
    16. Lykke Li - so sad so sexy
    15. Nervus - Everything Dies
    14. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    13. Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else
    12. Hater - Siesta
    11. Ralph - A Good Girl

    10. Lily Allen - No Shame
    I think we were all a bit worried about the future of Lily, thankfully No Shame is a complete triumph. While Lily's earlier work had a cocky charm about them, on No Shame the sincerity is turned up to 11, I haven't heard an album as shockingly confessional in a long time. Lily remains a fighter and she'll throw just as many punches as she will rip out your heartstrings.

    9. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    It's funny seeing some of the music press finally give in to the band's charm. They may not be perfect (and this album is faaar from it), but it's so ridiculous you can't help but crack a smile at some of the results we ended up with. The success rate has somewhat dropped, but the ambition is still just as strong, we can but hope they will only keep pushing themselves.

    8. Hayley Kiyoko - Expectations
    Expectations is the result of years of honing her craft, a hyper focused debut that is full to the brim with hooks and feelings that still have me coming back to it 9 months later. There's nothing particularly new or exciting about the album but to see a 'new' act able to put out such a fully realised project and thrive off it is reward enough.

    7. The Aces - When My Heart Felt Volcanic
    I feel like the world's almost moved on from indie bands putting out hook-laden albums, it's not enough for a band to just put out a bunch of catchy as hell tracks filled with singalong choruses - so sadly that left The Aces in a bit of trouble, they're 'basic' in a sense, but if you're after a quality guitar-pop album harking back to debut era HAIM, you won't regret giving this a go.

    6. Elohim - Elohim
    See above but replace guitar with cheap EDM sounds. Elohim is basically your typical dark alt-pop girl from 5 years ago (think a budget version of The Altar by Banks), and I'll forgive her for that because Spotify tells me 4 of my 5 favourite songs of the year come from this album. It's patchy but the highs are honestly incredible.

    5. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
    No album has grown on me quite so hard as this one. Hop Along hone in on their songwriting, by slowing things down they no longer rely too heavily on that energy to carry the song, guitars are less prominent allowing harps and violins to give depth. Francis remains one of the most unique voices in indie rock, and this more polished sound really gives her a chance to be heard.

    4. LUMP - LUMP
    I'll admit that I got a bit tired of recent Laura albums, the quality is there but the differences between albums have come to shrink somewhat. Hearing that Laura was taking part in a new project, one that veered towards a more electronic sound got me so excited, and it paid off. Laura hasn't sounded as energised in a long time, and despite it only being 6 tracks long, they're all fully realised and give a glimpse at what an incredible future this project could have. Don't let this be the only album, please.

    3. Tove Styrke - Sway
    Kiddo was an immaculate pop album, it's maximalist approach gave it plenty of personality and left me waiting for more. Someone must have seen what we saw because the lead up to Sway felt like there was a much bigger push than there ever was with Kiddo, but the sound had disappeared. The kitchen sink songwriting of the previous had been stripped back majorly, but thankfully Tove ensured the personality was still there. The tracks knock and the little production curve-balls scattered throughout really made it stand out for me this year, it's a short journey but once it was over I was already hovering over the play button again.

    2. Foxing - Nearer My God
    This might put you off or get you interested, but remember The Black Parade? My Chemical Romance's third album introduced the band to a whole new dimension, it cherry picked the best from outside genres to blend them all together into this incredible, pompous musical theatre. Nearer My God is Foxing's third album too, and it's ambitions are just as bold, the band almost collapsing into themselves, but in the end result we have this wonderful body of work. Emo, prog-rock, indie rock, even some kinda cool moody electronics that you would've heard from this years album by The National. Nearer My God is the sound of a band aiming for the stars but shooting themselves out of the fucking universe.

    1. Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
    I wrote a kinda crummy review on this for the advent calendar, but it's heady mix of thumping synths and dance beats had me smitten from first listen, it's odd to hear an album so huge and ambitious at the same time as feeling so carefree, but I'm All Ears made it all sound so effortless. The songs morph and shapeshift throughout, there may be weak moments on the album, but there definitely aren't any weak songs. Whew, their minds.

    Last edited: Dec 27, 2018
  10. Favorite Top Ten Songs from 2018
    1. Billie Eilish — you should see me in a crown
    2. Amber Mark — Put You On
    3. Mariah Carey — Caution
    4. Little Mix — Strip
    5. Calvin Harris — One Kiss (with Dua Lipa)
    6. Ariana Grande — God is a woman
    7. Lykke Li — sex money feelings die
    8. Cardi B — I Like It
    9. Louisa — Yes
    10. Janelle Monáe — Make Me Feel
    Favorite Top Ten Albums from 2018


    1. Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy
    2. Amy Shark Love Monster
    3. Pale Waves My Mind Makes Noises
    4. Brockhampton Iridescence
    5. Metric Art of Doubt
    6. LANY Malibu Nights
    7. Little Mix LM5
    8. Mariah Carey Caution
    9. Lily Allen No Shame
    10. Christina Aguilera Liberation

    Favorite Top Ten Music Videos from 2018

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  11. Favorite Top Ten Music Videos from 2018 (Continued)

  12. 2018 SONGS

    01 = Camila Cabello - Something's Gotta Give
    Yeah, I need to explain this; in short: It tells a story I cannot bring up to say myself. I am in tears typing this, but they need to get out. I am healing due to the strength of this song. Due this massive emotional vocal performance. And that post-chorus is literally the final push to make a tear start rolling down. Listening to this when I am going to work, makes me stop walking. It makes the world stop. It makes me think back. It makes me finding peace in the choice I made. It heals me. This song is a medicine for a pain I didn't know I had, because my mind completely made that pain numb. Below the spoiler more details:
    First, let me make a shout out to the amazing reference to November Rain from Gun's and Roses. Not only in lyrics, but also in musical theme. Absolutely amazing. Girl is stanning talent.

    Okay, but why is this my 2018 fave? Listening to this takes me back to my first boyfriend. He was my best friend for 6 years before that. Going from a close friendship into a love relationship was a mistake in hindsight. We were toxic towards each other and it basically destroyed the friendship in the process. Though we had it all. Good contacts with each other's family and friends. We were living the good life on the money side. But for some reason there never was an interest in each other that grew steadily. We drifted apart. We started arguing for nothing. We saw the things in each other we didn't like. Empathising on them and completely losing out of sight what brought us together. I ended the love relationship. I simply couldn't be in the relationship anymore. "No reason to stay is a good reason to go". Holy shit. This line! It was exactly how I started to feel in time. But it still took time. We still are in good contact with an occassional catch up moment, but it never got back to how it was before (and never will be either). And when we meet up, conversations get more superficial as time passes by.

    02 Christina Aguilera – Maria
    03 Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    04 Toni Braxton – Long As I Live
    05 Kendrick Lamar (Feat. SZA) – All The Stars
    06 Kylie Minogue (Feat. Gente de Zona) – Stop Me From Falling (Remix)
    07 Kelly Clarkson – Never Enough
    08 Mariah Carey (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – The Distance
    09 Janet Jackson – Made For Now
    10 En Vogue – So Serious

    Want to see a theme for my top 10 mostly? It is the return of several queens after musical absense for several years. Phew I was not ready for Toni and Mariah literally doing that and Christina actually releasing this year.

    11 Céline Dion – Ashes
    12 CupcakKe – Crayons
    13 Janelle Monáe – Django Jane
    14 Bruno Mars (Feat. Cardi B) – Finesse (Remix)
    15 Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In
    16 Janice – You Only Say You Love Me
    17 Kerri Watt – Never
    18 Zacari (Feat. Babes Wodumo) – Redemption
    19 Shawn Mendes – Where Were You In The Morning
    20 Carrie Underwood – Love Wins

    Urban is definitely as a main genre reigning supreme in my charts towards the end of this decade. Though Snow Patrol, Janice, Carrie, Kerri and Shawn make it a bit more eclectic.

    21 HAEVN – The Sea
    22 Fall Out Boy – Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)
    23 Brandi Carlile – Every Time I Hear That Song
    24 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
    25 Kelela & Friends – LMK (What’s Really Good Remix)
    26 Nadine Coyle – September Song
    27 Childish Gambino – This Is America
    28 Eleni Foureira – Fuego
    29 Laura Pausini – Ill Corragio Di Andare
    30 Kacey Musgraves – Happy & Sad

    It was a powerful Eurovision year, though the chart is not entirely reflecting that. Simply because it is completely washed over by the other goods this year brought.

    31 The Carters – APESHIT
    32 Khalid (Feat. Normani) – Love Lies
    33 Amy MacDonald – Women of the World
    34 Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water
    35 Rita Ora – For You
    36 Tamia – Leave It Smokin’
    37 Marsha Ambrosius – Old Times
    38 EXID – Lady
    39 Masego (Feat. Tiffany Gouché) – Queen Tings
    40 Eminem (Feat. Alicia Keys) – Like Home

    A lot of new artists in this batch. Hoping they can become new big faves in the future.

    2018 ALBUMS

    01 = Tom Misch - Geography
    A cultural reflexive influence is what pours through on Geography. It is a hybrid of genres coming from all around the world. Instead of making them clash they are unified into one. More on this here: click.

    02 Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
    03 Various Artists – Love, Simon OST
    04 Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
    05 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born OST
    06 Laura Pausini – Fatti Sentire
    07 Various Artists – Black Panther OST
    08 Fall Out Boy – M A N I A
    09 The Carters – Love Is Everything
    10 Mariah Carey – Caution

    With three soundtracks in the top 10 this is clearly a good year in music. Especially with the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack on high rotation still. Also Kacey literally releasing the album of her life. After Miranda pulled out all stops with The Weight of These Wings I was not ready for an other country queen doing the same so shortly after it.

    11 Christina Aguilera – Liberation
    12 En Vogue – Electric Café
    13 Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You
    14 Kylie Minogue – Golden
    15 Ariana Grande – Sweetener
    16 Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
    17 Everything is Recorded – Everything is Recorded
    18 Nadine Coyle – NADINE EP
    19 Editors – Violence
    20 All Saints – Testament

    The ladies are reigning supreme and this is such a diversed batch of songs, showcasing basically everybody brought it in 2018.

    2018 VIDEOS

    01 = Childish Gambino
    What a fucking impact. And such relevance too in my profession as a geography teacher. When teaching about the social and cultural structures from societies this music video is a great medium to showcase exactly that. It also makes my pupils reflective about their own position in society.

    02 The Carters – APESHIT
    The classiness, visuals and sophestication of it all. It is a music video only they can pull off believeably. Like with, This Is America, I am seeing new things with every time watching.

    03 Janelle Monáe – Pynk
    Janelle Monáe sadly missed my album top 20 by an inch, but she was a force in several factors. I literally could have picked any other music video too, to make this list. But this, with that dress is taking the cake.

    03 Drake – God’s Plan
    I mean... fuck. I am no fan of Drake whatsoever. But this music video is exceptional. It moved me so hard the first time I watched this. It actually manages to be not pretentious and geniune. Well fucking done.

    05 Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
    This was a toss up between God Is A Woman and No Tears Left To Cry (with the latter having that wig-snatching intro), it was basically like this: No Tears Left To Cry made the singles list, so let God Is A Woman have this one. I also adored the Thank U, Next video a lot. Queen was serving.

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  13. Songs 30-14 (because my Top 12 is a step above the rest and not just the top 10)

    P.S. - Check out the obscure song "It's Late" by A Beacon School. Reminds me of Sufjan Stevens is it's pretty, sadboy dreamscape.

    13. Beach House – “Dive”
    14. Rosalía – “Que no salga la luna”
    15. Florence + the Machine – “South London Forever”
    16. Cardi B – “Bickenhead”
    17. Courtney Barnett – “City Looks Pretty”
    18. Christine & the Queens – “Bruce est dans le brouillard”
    19. Rosalía – “Bagdad”
    20. Ross From Friends – “John Cage”
    21. All Saints – “Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder”
    22. Mai Lan – “Pumper”
    23. Christina Aguilera – “Like I Do”
    24. Rosalía – “Di mi nombre”
    25. Tierra Whack – “Fuck Off”
    26. Let’s Eat Grandma – “Donnie Darko”
    27. Neko Case – “Bad Luck”
    28. Hinds – “New For You”
    29. A Beacon School – “It’s Late”
    30. CupcakKe – “Cartoons”
  14. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    Finished my 18 for 18 Playlist.

  15. Island

    Island Staff Member

    Yas Punk Right Now!
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  16. Music Video of the Year

    1. Angèle - "La thune"
    2. Rosalía - "Malamente"
    3. Kali Uchis - "After the Storm" feat. Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins
    4. Tierra Whack - Whack World (if for one song, then "Bug's Life")
    5. Florence + the Machine - "Hunger"
  17. SONGS

    6:30. Geko, NSG
    All Over You. Majid Jordan
    Answerphone. Bank & Ranx, Ella Eyre & Yxng Bane.
    Better Now. Post Malone
    Blue Lights. Jorja Smith
    Butterflies. AJ Tracey, Not3s
    Chun Li. Nicki Minaj
    Couch. Eves Karydas
    Ever Again. Robyn
    Fireworks. First Aid Kit
    Go To Town. Doja Cat
    Gonna Love Me. Teyana Taylor
    Good Thing Gone. Elle King
    In My Dreams. Kali Uchis
    Just Fine. Not3s
    Lucky. Tommy Genesis
    Nice For What. Drake
    On The Low. Tove Stryke
    One Shot. Mabel.
    Pat Earrings. CASSISDEAD
    Powerglide. Rae Sremmurd, Juicy J
    Suprise Me. Mahalia
    Switch. 6LACK.
    Tender. Jones.
    What You Want. Belly, The Weekend

    Honorable Mentions.

    Blue Angel. Danny L Harle
    High Like This. Kevin George
    Into It. Camilla Cabello.
    Kiss & Make Up. Dua Lipa, BLACKPINK
    Nao, 6LACK. If You Ever
    Ride You Like A Wave. Tiara Thomas
    Stuck With Me. Tinashe, Little Dragon
    Talk. Liv Dawson
  18. londonrain

    londonrain Staff Member

    Top 5 songs of the year:

    #1 Marsha Ambrosius - Old Times
    The heart-wrenching #BlackLivesMatter ballad I didn’t know I needed in 2018. “...’cause right now I’m afraid to see the news / Another name, it could be you...”

    #2 Louisa featuring 2 Chainz - Yes
    Louisa Johnson’s bops never got the success they deserved, and this outright banger was particularly underrated. It’s a shame we never got an album... or even an official release of the version without 2 Chainz rapping about Hurricane Maria.

    #3 Aitana & Ana Guerra - Lo Malo
    Two finalists from a Spanish talent contest tried and failed to enter Eurovision with this... and got a huge hit in Spain with it instead. Both Aitana and Ana have gone on to release great solo singles, but this kiss-off to bad boys remains a highlight of the year. (Thanks to @NecessaryVoodoo for running the Alt-Eurovizh rate earlier this year, which is where I found this bop.)

    #4 MNEK - Body
    The producer and songwriter to the stars released an excellent album of his own this year, and this ode to first times was the highlight for me.

    #5 Saara Aalto - Monsters
    The forum rightly latched onto Eleni Foureira’s Fuego as a Eurovision highlight this year, but this dark-pop banger deserved much more love than it got... especially with Saara’s excellent live performance of it at the final.

    Here’s a Spotify playlist of my top 50:

    Thanks to all the people who introduced me to my favourites in 2018, and a happy new year!
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  19. On top of my chosen top twenty:

    Here are my most played of 2018:

    20. Goldilox - I Love You (218 Plays)
    19. Sir Babygirl - Heels (222 Plays)
    18. Jess Glynne - Thursday (222 Plays)
    17. Sasha Sloan - Again (224 Plays)
    16. Now, Now - Holy Wayer (224 Plays)
    15. Lil Peep - Awful Things (226 Plays)
    14. Ina Wroldsen - Strongest (258 Plays)
    13. Call Me Loop - Business (269 Plays)
    12. Selena Gomez - Back to You (274 Plays)
    11. Cyn - Believer (282 Plays)
    10. Marlene - Next to Me (287 Plays)
    09. Now, Now - Set It Free (288 Plays)
    08. Devon Baldwin - Someone New (294 Plays)
    07. Now, Now - Knowme (350 Plays)
    06. Alice Chater - Girls X Boys (361 Plays)
    05. P!nk - What About Us (371 Plays)
    04. Sasha Sloan - Faking It (373 Plays)
    03. Goldilox - Touch You Where It Hurts (384 Plays)
    02. Alice Chater - Hourglass (398 Plays)
    01. Marlene, Ji Nilsson - Ear Candy (811 Plays)

    20. Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else (359 Plays)
    19. Lykke Li - so sad so sexy (400 Plays)
    18. Katy Perry - Witness (400 Plays)
    17. Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober, Part 2 (435 Plays)
    16. Vera Blue - Perennial (439 Plays)
    15. Ina Wroldsen - Hex (452 Plays)
    14. Amy Shark - Love Monster (455 Plays)
    13. Marlene - Sweet (496 Plays)
    12. Julie Bergan - Turn On the Lights (530 Plays)
    11. Jess Glynne - Always In Between (558 Plays)
    10. Sasha Sloan - Loser (634 Plays)
    09. Goldilox - Very Best (645 Plays)
    08. MØ - Forever Neverland (658 Plays)
    07. Elohim - Elohim (732 Plays)
    06. Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes (738 Plays)
    05. 13 Reasons Why - Season 2 Soundtrack (868 Plays)
    04. Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober, Part 1 (945 Plays)
    03. P!nk - Beautiful Trauma - 1,064 Plays)
    02. Loreen - RIDE (1,379 Plays)
    01. Now, Now - Saved (1,689 Plays)

    20. Haerts (493 Plays)
    19. Vera Blue (519 Plays)
    18. Fickle Friends (610 Plays)
    17. Julie Bergan (637 Plays)
    16. Ina Wroldsen (644 Plays)
    15. Amy Shark (697 Plays)
    14. Call Me Loop (720 Plays)
    13. Shawn Mendes (771 Plays)
    12. Elohim (789 Plays)
    11. Katy Perry (829 Plays)
    10. Jess Glynne (898 Plays)
    09. Alice Chater (900 Plays)
    08. MØ - (918 Plays)
    07. P!nk (1,307 Plays)
    06. Marlene (1,490 Plays)
    05. Sasha Sloan (1,509 Plays)
    04. Goldilox (1,534 Plays)
    03. Loreen (1,581 Plays)
    02. Now, Now (2,293 Plays)
    01. Lil Peep (2,698 Plays)

    On to 2019!
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