SPECIAL: Feed The Dog’s Top Songs of 2018

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Yes so late agaiiiiiiiiiiin here we are, wrapping up the best songs and albums of 2018. I’m your host and together we’ll be counting down those modern classics and bangers that helped prevent each and every one of us from murdering each other as we crawl further into this dystopian hellscape.

I’ll leave most of my reflections to the albums list, so for songs I’ll just say my only real rule is one-song-per-release and I broke that repeatedly this year, somewhat indiscriminately, including with #2 and #5. What can I say? Christina Aguilera released two absolutely essential songs this year, and you dumb idiots probably didn’t even realize it. That’s why I’m here. This is the service I’m providing. And sometimes rules have to be broken to fully achieve that.

I will say one thing about 2018, which is that while it felt like a down year from an album perspective, pop music has congealed into something pretty amazing. From 2017, what felt like a bevy of independent, exciting movements in pop around the world have been fed into the monoculture, and superstars from around the world jumping on each other’s tracks has gone from being an unexpected event to commonplace. As someone who once struggled to search for jams from around the world, it is a complete joy to see international, multilingual future pop widely accessible and in demand. Oh, and somehow as a byproduct of that, the 90s revival UK pop sound has taken over here in the U.S., and I’m all about that too.

Anyway – let me know what you think! As always you can listen to the full list on Spotify here or stream below:

 

1. JPEGMAFIA – “Thug Tears”

 

2. Christina Aguilera, Ty Dolla $ign, 2 Chainz – “Accelerate”

 

3. Drake – “Nice For What”

 

4. Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

 

5. Christina Aguilera, GoldLink – “Like I Do”

 


6. Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin – “I Like It”


7. Ty Dolla $ign – “Number”

 

8. Tory Lanez, Mansa – “48 Floors”


9. RAYE, Maleek Berry, Nana Rogues – “Confidence (Preditah Remix)”

 

10. Young Thug, 6LACK – “Climax”

 

11. Silk City, Dua Lipa – “Electricity”


12. Sunflower Bean – “Twentytwo”

 

13. Kacey Musgraves – “Butterflies”


14. RAYE, Maleek Berry, Nana Rogues – “Confidence”


15. Chance the Rapper, Supa Bwe, Forever Band – “Wala Cam”


16. Mr Eazi, Efya – “Skin Tight”


17. Post Malone – “Better Now”


18. Ariana Grande – “no tears left to cry”


19. Lil Xan, Charli XCX – “Moonlight”


20. Clean Bandit, Demi Lovato – “Solo”


21. Janelle Monáe – “I Like That”
22. Yuno – “Amber”
23. Ajebutter22, Boj – “24”
24. Olamide, WizKid – “KANA”
25. 2 Chainz – “LAND OF THE FREAKS”
26. Anna Burch – “Tea-Soaked Letter”
27. Kodak Black, Offset, Travis Scott – “ZEZE”
28. Kero Kero Bonito – “You Know How It Is”
29. Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott – “Big Shot”
30. Charli XCX – “Focus (Yaeji Remix)”
31. Tierra Whack – “Hungry Hippo”
32. Mitski – “Nobody”
33. Odunsi (The Engine), DaVido – “divine”
34. The Carters – “HEARD ABOUT US”
35. ABSRDST – “Frequency (B2B)”
36. Lil Debbie, Kid Class – “Goyard”
37. Poppy – “Hard Feelings”
38. Carnage, Mac Miller, MadeinTYO – “Learn How to Watch”
39. Nessly, Ski Mask The Slump God – “WHOHASIT”
40. Bad Bunny, Ñejo, Pj Sin Suela, DJ Nelson – “¿Cual es tu plan?”
41. A$AP Rocky, Moby – “A$AP Forever”
42. cute girls doing cute things – “Travelers”
43. Soccer Mommy – “Your Dog”
44. Disclosure, Fatoumata Diawara – “Ultimatum – Edit”
45. Tinashe – “Throw A Fit”
46. Rich The Kid – “Leave Me”
47. Chaos Chaos – “Pink Politics”
48. Santii, Cakes da Killa – “1000000AWAY”
49. Jay Rock, Rich The Kid – “Rotation 112th (Remix)”
50. Amber Mark, DRAM – “Put You On (MJ Cole Remix)”
51. Flipp Dinero – “Feelin Like”
52. Louis Cole – “Phone”
53. Dream Wife – “Somebody”
54. Tyler, The Creator – “OKRA”
55. Rico Nasty – “Smack A Bitch”
56. Kali Uchis, Jorja Smith – “Tyrant”
57. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
58. Travis Scott – “WAKE UP”
59. Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
60. Jack Harlow – “TOO MUCH”
61. Ski Mask The Slump God – “Faucet Failure”
62. Anna Lunoe – “Blaze of Glory”
63. Doja Cat – “Game”
64. Mick Jenkins – “Gwendolynn’s Apprehension”
65. Mouthe, Elliphant, WDL – “HZE”
66. Buddy, A$AP Ferg – “Black”
67. Burna Boy, J Hus – “Sekkle Down”
68. Ricardo Drue – “Vagabond (Carpainter Remix)”
69. Party Favor, Baauer – “MDR”
70. Kanye West – “All Mine”
71. Justin Quiles – “Pendiente de Usted”
72. Fresh L., DaVido – “Firewood”
73. Cabbage – “Arms of Pleonexia”
74. Migos, Drake – “Walk It Talk It”
75. RAJAN, Tory Lanez – “Maybe”
76. Woodie Gochild, HAON, Sik-K, pH-1 – “KITKAT (Prod. WOOGIE)”
77. Silva, Anitta – “Fica Tudo Bem”
78. Birdman, Kodak Black – “Any Weather”
79. Rich Brian, Offset – “Attention”
80. Billie Eilish – “bitches broken hearts”
81. Seakret, Anitta, Jojo Maronttinni – “Perdendo A Mão”
82. Tyga, Offset – “Taste”
83. Chance the Rapper – “I Might Need Security”
84. Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Swae Lee – “Close To Me”
85. Tory Lanez, Meek Mill – “DrIP DrIp Drip”
86. Dreezy – “Where Them $ @”
87. Riton, Kah-Lo – “Ginger”
88. YBN Almighty Jay – “2 Tone Drip”
89. Yaeji – “One More”
90. Albert Hammond, Jr. – “Muted Beatings”
91. Bhad Bhabie, Ty Dolla $ign – “Trust Me”
92. Shawn Mendes – “Lost In Japan (Zedd Remix)”
93. Disclosure, Gwen McCrae – “Funky Sensation”
94. Sheck Wes – “Mo Bamba”
95. 88rising, Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, AUGUST 08 – “Midsummer Madness”
96. Her’s – “Harvey”
97. MØ – “Nostalgia”
98. Charli XCX – “Focus”
99. Jauz, DJ Snake – “Gassed Up”
100. O5iru5, Lil Debbie, KoolJohn – “I do it”
101. Tancred – “Song One”
102. Playboi Carti, Nicki Minaj – “Poke It Out”
103. Reese LAFLARE, Ty Dolla $ign, Vory – “Big Mad”
104. Spyro, Mayorkun, DaVido – “Funke (Remix)”
105. Mr Twin Sister – “Keep on Mixing”
106. Doja Cat – “MOOO!”
107. Diplo, Trippie Redd – “Wish (Trippie Mix)”
108. TroyBoi – “Wickedest Bounce”
109. Father, Rico Nasty – “On One”
110. Mura Masa, Nao – “Complicated”
111. Cardi B – “Money”
112. Comethazine – “Walk”
113. Mason Ramsey – “Famous”
114. Joey Dosik – “Inside Voice”
115. Joji, Clams Casino – “CAN’T GET OVER YOU”
116. Stefflon Don, Tiggs Da Author – “Pretty Girl”
117. T-Pain – “Darkskin Debarge”
118. G4 Boyz, Tory Lanez – “Patek Philippe”
119. 21 Savage – “a lot”
120. Perfume – “Future Pop”
121. Charli XCX, Troye Sivan – “1999 (EASYFUN Remix)”
122. Toro y Moi – “Ordinary Pleasure”
123. Rich The Kid – “Bring It Back”
124. A$AP Rocky, FKA twigs – “Fukk Sleep”
125. Ludmilla, Mc Doguinha, MC Pupio – “Din Din Din”
126. The Presets, Alison Wonderland – “Out Of Your Mind”
127. Dice Soho, Ty Dolla $ign, Desiigner – “SSP”
128. Gucci Mane – “Father’s Day”
129. Stand Atlantic – “Speak Slow”
130. KEY, DRAM, Kenny Beats – “Time Of My Life”
131. Alison Wonderland – “No”
132. Childish Gambino – “Summertime Magic”
133. Hinds – “British Mind”
134. DJ Spinall, WizKid – “Nowo”
135. Rendez Vous – “Paralyzed”
136. Hop Along – “Somewhere a Judge”
137. SOPHIE – “Faceshopping”
138. DJ Esco, Future, ScHoolboy Q – “Code of Honor”
139. cute girls doing cute things – “Main Heroine”
140. Buzzy Lee – “Coolhand”
141. Silk City, GoldLink, Desiigner – “Loud”
142. Sik-K – “Plus It (Prod. GroovyRoom)”
143. Niqo, Rico Nasty – “Up Front”
144. Nicki Minaj – “Good Form”
145. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “American Guilt”
146. JPEGMAFIA, Kenny Beats – “Puff Daddy”
147. Aminé – “REEL IT IN”
148. Snail’s House – “Snailchan Adventure”
149. Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, Tory Lanez – “Miss You”
150. Parquet Courts – “Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience”
151. Wolfie – “Contradiction (DJ Q Remix)”
152. Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don – “Push Back”
153. Maleek Berry, Chip – “Love U Long Time”
154. Saba – “CALLIGRAPHY”
155. JOYRYDE, Skrillex – “AGEN WIDA”
156. Baby Goth, Trippie Redd, Lil Xan – “Swimming”
157. A.CHAL, Darell – “LA DUEÑA”
158. Kero Kero Bonito – “Only Acting”
159. nobigdyl. – “enemies?”
160. pH-1, Sik-K – “Penthouse”
161. Shatta Wale – “Zylofon”
162. BROCKHAMPTON – “1997 DIANA”
163. Khalid, 6LACK, Ty Dolla $ign – “OTW”
164. BIA, Kodak Black – “VIBES ON ME”
165. MNEK, Hailee Steinfeld – “Colour”
166. Young Thug – “Tsunami”
167. Bazzi, Camila Cabello – “Beautiful (Bazzi vs. EDX’s Ibiza Sunrise Remix)”
168. BURNS, Maluma, Rae Sremmurd – “Hands On Me (Blonde Remix)”
169. bülow – “You & Jennifer”
170. CHVRCHES – “Forever”
171. Keys N Krates, Mickey Shiloh, Noah – “Getaway”
172. Sik-K, Loco – “Never Know [Prod. Vangdale]”
173. Ajebutter22, Mr Eazi, Eugy – “Ghana Bounce”
174. Halsey, Stefflon Don – “Alone (Calvin Harris Remix)”
175. Curren$y, Harry Fraud, Wiz Khalifa – “The Count”
176. Junglepussy – “Trader Joe”
177. Leon Bridges – “Beyond”
178. Craig David – “Brand New”
179. Bazzi, Camila Cabello – “Beautiful”
180. Omar Apollo – “Ignorin”
181. Save Face – “Weak”
182. Noname – “Self”
183. Rich The Kid – “Splashin”
184. Tory Lanez, Ozuna – “Pa Mi”
185. Marian Hill – “Wish You Would”
186. Maleek Berry – “Doing U”
187. Estrons – “Lilac”
188. Mariah Carey, Ty Dolla $ign – “The Distance”
189. T-Pain – “Two Week Notice”
190. Molly Burch – “Without You”
191. Janelle Monáe, Grimes – “Pynk (King Arthur Remix)”
192. Pardison Fontaine, Cardi B – “Backin’ It Up”
193. Lil Duke, Young Thug – “Good Luck”
194. Rico Nasty – “Big Dick Energy”
195. Let’s Eat Grandma – “Hot Pink”
196. Ella Mai – “Trip”
197. Tove Lo, Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant, ALMA – “bitches (remix)”
198. Zion.T – “Ideal”
199. SEULGI, SinB, CHUNG HA, SOYEON – “Wow Thing”
200. Rita Ora – “Let You Love Me”

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