Best Songs of 2018

Best Songs of 2018

Emma Ollis


It is impossible to listen to every single song that emerges in the music industry and finding new music remains incredibly difficult. In fact, Spotify releases 13,000 new songs every month on their platform alone. From Billie Eilish to Offset, this list consists of some of the best tunes of 2018.

Boo’d Up- Ella Mai

English singer Ella Mai’s debut single, “Boo’d Up,” reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100. After Mai served as the opening act of Kehlani’s tour, her fan base grew as well as her reputation. The song became her first top ten song in the US, deeming it her breakout hit. With a perfect mixture of Contemporary R&B and Modern Pop, Boo’d Up is the perfect song to jam to in the car.  

Connected- Victor Oladipo (Feat. PnB Rock)

Many may know him as the Indiana Pacers point guard, but Victor Oladipo acts as a jack of all trades. Definitely worth the listen, Oladipo’s new single “Connected” describes his desire to go travel with a girl that he set his eyes on.

Taste- Tyga (Feat. Offset)

    According to American Rapper, Tyga, his new single, ‘Taste,” took less than thirty minutes to record. “Taste” was entered as eighty-two on the Billboard Hot 100, which became Tyga’s first song on the the chart since 2015.


thank u, next- Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande’s new single “thank u, next” in less than ten days after its November 3 release date, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics of this song refer to Ariana’s exes and how they impacted her life including Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson, and Mac Miller. This great song about empowerment completely blew up on all social media platforms.

Youngblood- 5 Seconds of Summer

    Youngblood,” sung by Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, became the band’s first top ten in the US and in Canada. Ashton Irwin, member of the band, said that he “loved that new wave could be really melancholy, but also up. It had romanticism and anger, but also energy and colour. That’s exactly what we wanted for our new music.”

Better- Khalid

    Contemporary R&B artist Khalid, released his new album in October titled Suncity. His song Better highlighted this album with great vibes and fantastic beat drops.  It peaked at number twenty-four in the US and fourteen in Canada. The visual music video for this song consisted of Khalid hosting a late-night dance party in a parking lot full of fast cars.

SICKO Mode- Travis Scott (feat. Drake)

    If the album Astroworld is Travis Scott’s amusement park, the Drake- assisted “Sicko Mode” is the main attraction. Its three abrupt beat change-ups mimic a rollercoaster that whips your neck and jabs your sides with sudden twists and turns.  “Sicko Mode” is Scott’s highest charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100 and critics say that guest rapper, Drake, hit harder in this song than in any of his songs on recently released album, Scorpion.


Girls Like You- Maroon 5 (feat Cardi B.)

    “Girls Like You,” an iconic song released by Maroon 5 and Cardi B reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100; this song holds even more recognition for its amazing music video that includes different female celebrities from all different walks of life, including comedians, YouTube stars, singers, actors, and politicians.

Zeze- Kodak Black (feat. Travis Scott and Offset)

    Zeze” recently released by Kodak Black is rumored to be a dig at 6ix9ine’s latest song names, like “FEFE,” “BEBE” & “KEKE,” considering their back & forth exchange on social media last week. This rhythmic rap song gives off tropical vibes and definitely encourages dancing.

I Like It- Cardi B

    Cardi B’s “I Like It” undoubtedly ranks the song of Summer ‘18. From the trap-meets-salsa beat to Cardi’s incredible personality, everything about this song makes you want to roll the windows down and blaring it all across town. This song earned Cardi her fifth top ten single on the Hot 100.


Better Now- Post Malone

    No matter what type of music you’re into almost everyone enjoys Post Malone. This song from his album, Beerpongs and Bentleys, describes life moving on after a breakup.  The song consists of great beats and truly fantastic lyrics.

when the party’s over- Billie Eilish

      Fresh off of the success of her new single, You Should See me in a Crown, Billie Eilish bounces back with a far more intimate and timid track. These two singles share only one thing: power. This single is extremely impactful and proves Eilish’s emotional maturity for her to only be 16 years old.

     If you enjoy these songs, you can find a playlist of the above jams and more on Spotify by searching, “MCHS Best Songs of 2018”.