2018: The year in singles

As noted, I listened to more than five hundred singles in 2018, not counting the stuff I didn’t grade. None of the 9’s ended up getting the most phone play, a development I noted here.

9

Jessie Ware – Overtime
Cassie – Don’t Play it Safe
Laura Jean – Girls on the TV
Lana Del Rey – Mariners Apartment Complex

8

Ariana Grande – Thank You Next
Lana Del Rey – Venice, Bitch
Tamia – Leave It Smokin’
Doja Cat – Mooo!
Tracey Thorn – Queen
Havana D’Primera – Tres Días
Dierks Bentley ft. Brothers Osborne – Burning Man
Aya Nakamura – Copines
Cupcakke – Duck Duck Goose
Ashley Monroe – Hands on You
Ravyn Lenae – Sticky
Let’s Eat Grandma – Hot Pink
Roselia – R
K. Michelle – Crazy Like You
Ella Mai – Boo’d U
Hayley Kiyoko ft. Kehlani – What I Need
Meshell Ndegeocello – Waterfalls
Simmy – Umahlalela

7

Travis Scott – Stop Trying to Be God
Ariana Grande – Breathin
Pistol Annies – Got My Name Changed Back
Travis Scott ft. Drake – Sicko Mode
Maddie & Tae – Friends Don’t
fromis_9 – Love Bomb
The Aces – Last One
Rosalía – Malamente
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – Apocalypse Now (& Later)
Twice – Yes or Yes
Cuco – Amor de Siempre
Exo – Tempo
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
Charly Bliss – Heaven
Prince Kaybee ft. Busiswa & TNS – Banomoya
Miranda! – La Colisión
Elza Soares – Banho
Zeal & Ardor – Built on Ashes
María Del Pilar – Original Dreamers
Shaun – Way Back Home
Red Velvet – Power Up
Roisin Murphy – PlaythingJohn Prine – Summer’s End
Sidney Gish – Sin Triangle
Sam Tudor – New Apartment
Camp Cope – The Opener
U.S. Girls – Pearly Gates
Noisestorm – Crab Rave
Gang Parade – Breaking the Road
Foxing – Heartbeats
Andrew Bayer ft. Alison May – Immortal LoverTVXQ – Road
Tyler, The Creator ft. A$AP Rocky – Potato Salad
Azealia Banks – Treasure Island
Janelle Monáe – I Like That
Ella Mai – Trip
Maren Morris – Rich
Zico x IU – SoulMate
Cardi B ft. Kehlani – Ring
Perfume – Let Me Know
Polycat – I Want You
Hercules & Love Affair ft. Mashrou’ Leila – Are You Still Certain?
Chelsea Jade – Laugh It Of
Julia Holter – I Shall Love 2
Silk City ft. Dua Lipa – Electricity
Pale Waves – Eighteen (7)
Denzel Curry ft. JPEGMAFIA and ZillaKami – Vengeance | Vengeance
Troye Sivan – Bloom
Taconafide – Tamagotchi
Nyssa – Cowboy
Neneh Cherry – Kong
Lindsay Ell – Criminal
Childish Gambino – This is America
(G)I-DLE – Latata
Lil Uzi Vert ft. Nicki Minaj – The Way Life Goes (Remix)
Luna – Free Love
Hayley Kiyoko – Curious
October – 1000 Eyes
Cardi B – Be Careful
Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
Javiera Mena ft. Li Saumet – Intuición
Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen – Breathe
Natalie Prass – Short Court Style
Nicky Jam x J Balvin – X
Black Eyed Peas – Street Livin
Younha – Parade
Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi
Gwenno – Ti Ha Mor
Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi ft. Juicy J – Powerglide
MNEK – Tongue
Tracey Thorn ft. Corinne Bailey Rae – Sister
Apink – I’m So Sick
Disclosure ft. Fatoumata Diawara – Ultimatum
Kate Boy – Giants
Amara La Negra – Insecure
Years & Years – Sanctify
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy
Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel
Veronica Maggio – 20 Questions
Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless
IV of Spades – Mundo
Alice Glass – Cease and Desist
Soccer Mommy – Your Dog
Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li
Mitski – Geyser
Little Boots ft. Planningtorock – Eros
Róisín Murphy – All My Dreams
Arctic Monkeys – Four out of Five
BTS – Fake Love
Tirzah – Gladly
Dead Sara – Unamerican
Amara La Negra – What a Bam Bam
iKON – Love Scenario
Mist – Game Changer
Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis – Get You
Myléne Farmer – Rolling Stone
Jonghyun – Shinin’
SHINee – Good Evening
The 1975 – Give Yourself a Try
Bolbbalgan4 – Travel
Shakira & Maluma – Clandestino
Cazzu – Chapiadora
Da Pump – U.S.A.
LOONA/yyxy ft. Grimes – Love4eva
Kesha – Hymn
Selena Gomez – Back to You
Pusha T – If You Know You Know
Boygenius – Bite the Hand

6

Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin – Never Alone
Letrux – Flerte Revival
Got7 – Lullaby
Leslie Grace, Becky G, & CNCO – Díganle (Tainy remix)
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – Mia
The Goon Sax – We Can’t Win
Pentagon – Shine
Shawn Wasabi ft. Raychel Jay – Squeez®
Car Seat Headrest – Nervous Young Inhumans
Drake ft. Michael Jackson – Don’t Matter To Me
No Rome – Saint Laurent
S.H.E – Seventeen
Ought – Desire
IN2IT – SnapShot
Cardi B – Money
Post Malone x Swae Lee – Sunflower
Leverage Models – Senators
Hubert Lenoir – Fille de Personne II
Afro Kitty Jones – Rearview Love
Sigrid – Sucker Punch
Young Thug ft. Elton John – High
Halsey – Without Me
ori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin – Never Alone
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – Mia
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
Santigold – Run the Road
Billie Eilish – You Should See Me in a Crown
Alex Anwandter – Locura
Tiffany Young – Over My Skin
Old Dominion – Hotel Key
Lele Pons – Celoso
Seungri – 1, 2, 3!
Idles – Great
Momoland – BBoom BBoom
Darius Rucker – For the First Time
GAC – Sailor
Kyle ft. Kehlani – Playinwitme
Billie Eilish ft. Khalid – Lovely
Hatchie – Sleep
Dean – Instagram
Céline Dion – Ashes
Ciara – Level Up
Demi Lovato – Sober
Lizzo – Boy
Aastha Gill ft. Badshah – Buzz
GFriend – Time for the Moon Night
Hyolyn ft. Gray – Dally
Migos – Stir Fry
Charli XCX ft. Carly Rae Jepsen – Backseat
Mitski – Nobody
Meek Mill ft. Miguel – Stay Woke
Chaka Khan – Like Sugar
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Dej Loaf ft. Leon Bridges – Liberated
Kimbra x Dawn – Version of Me
Meg Myers – Numb
Raye & Mr. Eazi – Decline
Sugarland – Still the Same
Thomas Rhett – Marry Me
Nilufer Yanya – Baby Luv
BTS – Mic Drop (Steve Aoki remix)
IAMDDB – Trophy
SOB x RBE – Carpoolin’
Mamamoo – Starry Night
Rich the Kid – Plug Walk
King Princess – 1950
Pearl Jam – Can’t Deny Me
Big Bang – Flower Road
George Ezra – Paradise
Blac Youngsta – Booty
MoStack – What I Wanna
Sade – Flower of the Universe
Echosmith – Over My Head
Big Bang – Flower Road
Perfume – Mugen Mirai
Jack White – Ice Station Zebra
j-hope – Daydream
Jordan Davis – Singles You Up
Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Superchunk – Erasure
Nathy Peluso – La Sandunguera
Kassi Ashton – California, Missouri
Sun-El Musician ft. Mlindo The Vocalist – Bamthathile
BLØF ft. Geike Arnaert – Zoutelande
Hop Along – How Simple
Bazzi – Mine
En Vogue – Rocket
Red Velvet – Bad Boy
Chvrches – Miracle
Protomartyr – Wheel of Fortune
Yxng Bane – Vroom
Banx & Ranx + Ella Eyre ft. Yxng Bane – Answerphone
Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift – Babe
J Cole – ATM
Mr Black – El Matrimonio
EO – German
Ne-Yo ft. Stefflon Don & Bebe Rexha – Push Back
Big Freedia – Rent
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
Freya Ridings – Lost Without You

5

The Struts ft. Kesha – Body Talk
Wizkid – Fever
Dua Lipa & Blackpink – Kiss and Make Up
Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale & G.E.M. – Trophy Boy
Marie Davidson – Work It
The Struts ft. Kesha – Body Talks
Nile Rodgers & Chic ft. Craig David & Stefflon Don – Sober
Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Clean Bandit ft. Marina & Luis Fonsi – Baby
Poppy ft. Grimes – Play Destroy
Yoko Ono – Imagine
Maggie Rogers – Fallingwater
Lauren Jauregui – Expectations
Cat Power ft. Lana Del Rey – Woman
Jake Shears – Big Bushy Mustache
Let’s Eat Grandma – It’s Not Just Me
Teyana Taylor – WTP
Paul McCartney – Fuh You
Loren Gray – My Story
Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG – Lil’ Touch
Son Lux – Slowly
Rico Nasty – Rage
AJ Tracey ft. Not3s – Butterflies
Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt – Found/Tonight
B Young – 079ME
Hardy Caprio ft. One Acen – Best Life
Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale & G.E.M. – Trophy Boy
Luke Bryan – Most People Are Good Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Walker Hayes – You Broke Up with Me
Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush
Ozuna x Manuel Turizo – Vaina Loca
Ariana Grande – God is a Woman
Sheryl Crow ft. Annie Clark – Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
Rae Morris – Atletico
Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson – One More Day
The 1975 – Love It If We Made It
Eric Church – Desperate Man
Robyn – Missing U
Benny Blanco ft. Halsey & Khalid – Eastside
Panic! at the Disco – High Hopes
Blood Orange – Charcoal Baby
Kylie Minogue – Dancing
Jason Derulo ft. French Montana – Tip Toe
AKB48 – Ja-Ba-Ja (5)
Portugal. The Man – Live in the Moment (5)
Kendrick Lamar ft. Zacari – LOVE.
EXO – Universe
Craig David ft. Bastille – I Know You
ex Orange County – Loving Is Easy
Sam Fender – Greasy Spoon
Amy Shark – I Said Hi
Liam Payne ft. J Balvin – Familiar
Andra – Indiferenta
Manchester Orchestra – The Gold
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
adytron – The Animals
Sigala & Paloma Faith – Lullaby
Meghan Trainor – No Excuses
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – You Worry Me
Hoodboi ft. Tkay Maidza – Glide
Tinashe ft. Future – Faded Love
Sofia Reyes ft. Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto – 1, 2, 3
Beach House – Lemon Glow
YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Outside Today
Marshmello ft. Anne-Marie – Friends
Kojo Funds ft. RAYE – Check
Jason Aldean – You Make It Easy
Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – Say Something
Chris Stapleton – Broken Halos
=LOVE – Teokure Caution
The Carters- APESHIT
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
Chvrches – Get Out
Blacklist ft. Carla’s Dreams – Tequila
Gorillaz ft. George Benson – Humility
Anderson .Paak – Bubblin’
Brad Paisley – Bucked Off
Jonas Blue ft. Liam Payne & Lennon Stella – Polaroid
Goldfrapp ft. Dave Gahan – Ocean
Shakka ft. AlunaGeorge – Man Down
Christine and The Queens ft. Dâm-Funk – Girlfriend
Jason Aldean ft. Miranda Lambert – Drowns the Whiskey
Purple Disco Machine – Dished (Male Stripper)

4

NCT 127 – Regular
HRVY – I Wish You Were Here
Olly Murs ft. Snoop Dogg – Moves
Tim McGraw – Neon Church
The Chainsmokers ft. Kelsea Ballerini – This Feeling
Aqours – Water Blue New World
Carly Rae Jepsen – Party For One
PBSR – Volcano
MorMor – Heaven’s Only Wishful
Siberia – Cuore di Rovo
Hello Pro All Stars – Yeah Yeah Yeah
Cheryl – Love Made Me Do It
Billie Eilish – When the Party’s Over
Lauren Alaina – Ladies in the 90s
H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – Could’ve Been
Alice Merton – Lash Out
Childish Gambino – Summertime Magic
Twice – Dance the Night Away
Bebe Rexha – I’m a Mess
Luis Miguel – La Festival del Mariachi

Two Feet – I Feel Like I’m Drowning
YG ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj – Big Bank
Danielle Bradbery ft. Thomas Rhett – Goodbye Summer
Tessa Violet – Crush
Jess Glynne – All I Am
Calvin Harris & Sam Smith – Promises
Trippie Redd – Taking a Walk
Joyce Manor – Think I’m Still in Love with You
Marshmello ft. Bastille – Happie
Carrie Underwood ft. Ludacris – The Champion
John Mayer – New Light
Martin Garrix ft. Khalid – Ocean
Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
Chance the Rapper – I Might Need Security
TK Kravitz ft. Jacquees – Ocean
Gentle Robot – Slow
St. Vincent – Fast Slow Disco
Florence + The Machine – Hunger
Keith Urban ft. Julia Michaels – Coming Home
Chvrches ft. Wednesday Campanella – Out of My Head
The Chainsmokers ft. Emily Warren – Side Effects
Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels – Hurt Somebody
Blossoms – I Can’t Stand It
Ozuna X Ele A El Dominio – Balenciaga
Ramz – Family Tree
Travis Scott ft. Kanye West & Lil Uzi Vert – Watch
Fuse ODG ft. Ed Sheeran & Mugeez – Boa M
Not3s x Mabel – My Lover (Remix)
Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA – All the Stars
Walk the Moon – One Foot
Pink – Beautiful Trauma
Gang of Youths – The Heart is a Muscle
Daphne and Celeste – Alarms
Trixie Mattel – Break Your Heart
Panic! at the Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
Remy Ma ft. Lil Kim – Wake Me Up
Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same
Jake Owen – I Was Jack (You Were Diane)
Justin Timberlake – Filthy
Superorganism – Something for Your M.I.N.D.
Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – Rive
Daddy Yankee – Dura (4)
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho
Tiwa Savage ft. Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo
The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar – Pray for Me
Blocboy JB ft. Drake – Look Alive
Maroon 5 – Wait
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – Girls Like You
Kanye West – All Mine
5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood
Miguel ft. J. Cole & Salaam Remi – Come Through and Chill
Christina Aguilera ft. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
Stray Kids – Grrr
A$AP Rocky ft. Skepta – Praise The Lord (Da Shine)
Sigrid – High Five
Julia Michaels ft. Trippie Redd – Jump
Lali ft. Pabllo Vittar – Caliente

3

Alessia Cara – Trust My Lonely
Eleni Foureira – Fuego
Kanye West & Lil Pump ft. Adele Givens – I Love It
Annalisa ft. Mr Rain – Un Domani
Carrie Underwood – Love Wins
Shawn Mendes & Zedd – Lost in Japan (Remix)
Eminem ft. Joyner Lucas – Lucky You
Twenty One Pilots – My Blood
Ben&Ben – Maybe The Nigh
Alessia Cara – Trust My Lonely
Little Mix ft. Nicki Minaj – Woman Like Me
Charli XCX ft. Troye Sivan – 1999
Twenty One Pilots – My Blood
Annika Norlin – Showering In Public
Ben&Ben – Maybe The Nigh
Regi ft. Jake Reese – Ellie
Kanye West & Lil Pump ft. Adele Givens – I Love It
Annalisa ft. Mr Rain – Un Domani
Carrie Underwood – Love Wins
Eminem ft. Joyner Lucas – Lucky You
Frankie Cosmos – Jesse
Lauren Daigle – You Say
Dean Lewis – Be Alright
Anne-Marie – 2002
Yuno – No Going Back
Jaden Smith ft. Nicky Jam – Icon (Remix)
Sanni – Pornoo
Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit
Jax Jones & Mabel ft. Rich the Kid – Ring Ring
Lenny Kravitz – Low
Kygo ft. Miguel – Remind Me to Forget
George Ezra – Shotgun
Julia Michaels – Heaven
Foster the People – Sit Next to Me (Stereotypes Remix)
Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters
Louis Tomlinson – Miss You
Ramz – Barking
Bazzi ft. Camila – Beautiful
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – No Brainer
Tyga ft. Offset – Taste
Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid – Youth
Halsey ft. Big Sean & Stefflon Don – Alone
Logic ft. Marshmello – Everyday
Meghan Patrick – Country Music Made Me Do It
Troye Sivan – My My My!
Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno – Best Friend
They Might Be Giants – I Left My Body
Ozuna ft. Cardi B – La Modelo
Lewis Capaldi – Mercy
Tom Walker – Leave a Light On
Bryce Vine – Drew BarrymoreMabel & Not3s – Fine Line
Dierks Bentley – Woman, Amen
Skylar Spence – Carousel
Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee – Made For Now
Brett Young – Mercy
Zara Larsson – Ruin My Life
Zayn ft. Timbaland – Too Much
Parcels – Tieduprightnow
Jennie – Solo
Jess Glynne – Thursday
Kane Brown – Lose It
Ellie Goulding & Diplo ft. Swae Lee – Close to Me

2

Train ft. Cam & Travie McCoy – Call Me Sir
Isaac Gracie – Running On Empty
LSD – Thunderclouds
HOLYCHILD – Hundred Thousand Hearts
Yves Tumor – Noid
Loud Luxury ft. Brando – Body
Drake – God’s Plan
James Bay – Wild Love
Chris Lane ft. Tori Kelly – Take Back Home Girl
LSD – Genius
A$AP Rocky ft. Moby – A$AP Forever
Lykke Li – Hard Rain
Khalid x Normani – Love Lies
Jack and Jack – Beg
Weezer – Africa
5 Seconds of Summer – Want You Back
of Montreal – Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle
Piso 21 ft. Manuel Turizo – Déjala Que Vuelva
David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming to My House
Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble – This Is Me
G-Eazy ft. Halsey – Him & I
Hov1 – Heartbreak
Juice WRLD – All Girls are the Same
Drake – In My Feelings
Ina Wroldsen – Strongest
Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days
Lil Baby & Drake – Yes Indeed
David Guetta and Sia – Flames
Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
M-22 ft. Medina – First Time
Jonas Blue ft. Jack and Jack – Rise

1

For King & Country – Joy.
Mitchell Tenpenny – Drunk Me
Little Big – Skibidi
Lukas Graham – Love Someone
Jason Derulo x David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj and Willy William
Steel Banglez ft. Yungen, MoStack, Mr Eazi & Not3s – Bad
DJ Khaled ft. Jay-Z, Future & Beyoncé – Top Off
Jason Mraz – Have It All
The Chainsmokers – Everybody Hates Me
Why Don’t We – Trust Fund Baby
Imagine Dragons – Natural
Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In
Russell Dickerson – Yours
Iggy Azalea ft. Quavo – Savior
Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX – Girls
Tove Lo ft. Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant & Alma – Bitches (1)
Post Malone – Better Now

0

Hozier ft. Mavis Staples – Nina Cried Power
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
Kygo ft. Imagine Dragons – Born to Be Yours
AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo – Sober Up
Mason Ramsey – Famous

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