Favorite songs of 2018

After a two-year break, I bring back my favorite songs of the year list. I tried to bring it into order, but it’s really just a rough one. Further down the list, I get more confident with where I placed the songs. As always, please let me know your favorite songs because I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch. Here we go.

I’ll start off by simply listing the first 15 songs. After that, I’ll add some short notes and music videos when available. You can also listen to my Favorite songs of 2018 playlist on YouTube.

Childish Gambino – This Is America
(CN: Gun Violence)

“This Is America” goes back and forth between cheerful gospel and dark trap sections, eventually fusing both together. It’s quite groovy. The nerve-racking music video is portraying a history of gun violence in the USA.

Lizzo – Boys

Hell yeah, put those dance shoes on. Boys! Booooooooooooys.

Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman

Damn powerful song. You go!

U.S. Girls/James Baley – Pearly Gates

Charli XCX/Troye Sivan – 1999

Warning, this song is extremely infectious and very 90s. I love the music video. Anyone spotted the Netspace logo at the end?

I just wanna go back, back to 1999
Take a ride to my old neighborhood
I just wanna go back, sing ‘Hit me, baby, one more time’
Wanna go back, wanna go back

1999 by Charli XCX & Troye Sivan

Mitski – Nobody

A damn fucking beautiful ballad.

And I know no one will save me
I just need someone to kiss
Give me one good honest kiss
And I’ll be alright

Nobody by Mitski

MGMT – Me And Michael

I can only describe this as a mellow yet powerful synth-pop anthem. One that I love.

Kokoroko – Abusey Junction

Kokoroko playing “Abusey Junction” live at Brownswood Basement.

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Desert Horse

The music video for Melody’s Echo Chamber’s “Desert Horse”, directed by Dr D Foothead.

Kali Uchis – In My Dreams

Just what a wonderful song this is. It’s wrapping around me like a long, comfortable hug. Trying to remember the feeling of it, atleast this song gives me an acoustic approximation.

Everything is just wonderful
Here in my dreams, here in my dreams
Every day is a holiday
When you’re living inside your dreams

In My Dreams by Kali Uchis

Alright, have a beautiful day, you lovely beings. And tell me about those favorite songs of yours. Maybe I can grow this list to 30. ;)