50 Songs That Made 2018 Memorable

50 Songs That Made 2018 Memorable

50 (and a little more) songs that make me reminisce on the year. No this is not just a way to plug my Spotify.

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2018 is the year I fell more in love with music. It was the year I broadened my horizons and gave chances to music I normally wouldn't listen to. And it also was the year for albums to be released.

With all the music being released as well as all the music I was discovering, it wasn't hard to have a playlist that lasted for hours. May leave a link to my Spotify is anyone is interested. I like making playlists for all the moods I'm in, it's something that my friend Megan and I find really relaxing.

2018 was the year I started paying for Spotify premium. This changed my life in two ways, one being I have unlimited skips, for when I heard a song too many times. The other was I didn't have to get an annoying ad in the middle of my sleep playlist when trying to catch some Zs.

Now you're truly going to learn a lot about me by the music I listen to, because I promise you my taste varies. A lot of these songs hold precious memories and take me back to a specific moment. All music is good music, and there is no genre of music that I'm not down to listen to, so without further ado here are the songs that left an impact on my 2018.

Throughout my 2018 I was discovering new artists as well as reconnecting with ones I haven't listened to in a while. My roommate Steph and I have had so many moments where we scream out to BROCKHAMPTON and Kehlani on a daily basis. All these songs bring back memories of a certain time in 2018, and I want to share a few.

Here is the link to a playlist I made for all the songs in the list if you want to take a listen.




1. Best Life (feat. Chance The Rapper) by Cardi B

This song came out around the time I was getting ready to graduate high school. I distinctly remember the dinner we had the day before graduation, I remember looking at all the faces in the room and realizing I wouldn't see most of these people again. I remember in that moment thinking about how blessed I was for the opportunity my parents gave me and how I was now moving onto bigger and better things.

2. Till the End by Logic

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3. OG Luv Kush pt.2 by Kaiit

Kaiit has one of those really soothing voices. She was one day recommended on my Youtube and after that I couldn't get enough. Her vibe is something I thought was really dope.

4. YoU ThouGHt WrONg by Tory Lanez

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5. Allie by Patrick Stump

6. Bottled Up by Dinah Jane

After Fifth Harmony broke up, all the artist went their separate ways and made their own music. A lot of people only speak about Camila or Normani when talking about artist solos, but in 2018 Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui came out with solos. Dinah's music video is at a skating rink, and ironically enough I hear it playing overhead when I go skating with my friends.

7. GOLD by BROCKHAMPTON

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Brockhampton is the band my roommate and I can be found screaming randomly at 2 in the morning. It might not even be the full song, sometimes we just randomly say one liners that come from Gold.

"Keep a gold chain on my neck. Fly as a jet. Boy, better treat me with respect"

If you didn't know what we were doing you'd think we were crazy.

8. Comethru by Jeremy Zucker

There are a lot of songs by Jeremy Zucker that found me this year. I really connected with his music and I was glad to add him to my playlists.

9. Love Lies (feat Normani) by Khalid

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10. Younger by Ruel

Ruel was another gem to find this year. I loved how his song made me want to reminisce and hold memories close.

11. Train by Lil Halima

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12. Without You (feat Sandro Cavazza) by Avicii

Avicii was one of the multiple artists to have passed away during 2018. His music is something that brought me and a specific friend very close over the years. I remember when the news of Avicii passing happened, I was at rehearsal for the school play. I had never been hit with emotions so quickly as I had in that moment. I remember listening to all his music over and over again until I felt better.

13. Angels (feat Saba) by Chance the Rapper

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I can't talk about my favorite music and not mention Chance. I remembering seeing him in concert for my seventeenth birthday and being so overwhelmed and excited at the same time. His older music isn't on Spotify, but that could be a list on its own if Inamed all my favorite Chance songs.

14. Love$ick (feat A$AP Rocky) by Mura Masa

15. BE YOURSELF by Taylor Bennett

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Taylor Bennett is the younger brother of Chance the Rapper, and that family just has talent for days. I loved this song because Taylor speaks about his own life experiences and how he will work hard to achieve his dreams. He promotes the attitude that being yourself is okay and I am all for that.

16. Emotionless by Drake

I remember when Drake released his album Scorpion, it was the summer time. Out of all the songs on the album Emotionless always stuck out to me. I listened to this song every morning when walking up the hill to work.

17. Sweet but Psycho by Ava Max

18. Body Count (feat Normani & Kehlani) by Jessie Reyez

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Jessie Reyez is just really dope, her music was a really nice addition to my 2018.

19. Gravel to Tempo by Hayley Kiyoko

20. High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco

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21. Electric Lady [feat Solange] by Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe is an artist who I have listened to for a long time. Hearing this song while I was in the bookstore with my friends brought a blast from the past. When I hear this song I think about walking through the bookstore and dancing with my friends.

22. I Wish I Missed My Ex by Mahalia

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The entire music video is shot backwards, I want to take time and appreciate how long that probably took.

23. Drama by Pink Sweat$

24. Broke by Samm Henshaw

Samm Henshaw is an artist I also discovered in 2018, and this song is truly one of my favorite finds of the year.

25. Honesty by Pink Sweat$

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26. Party on the West Coast (feat Snoop Dogg) by Matoma

I Discovered Matoma a while ago and there are a lot of his songs that I enjoy. He's a DJ that can always put me in a good mood.

27. Paramedic! by SOB X RBE

One thing that I think of when I think of 2018 is Black Panther. I not only enjoyed the movie, but I also loved the soundtrack and album. The entire album was great, but this song is one of my favorites.

28. Carried Away by H.E.R.

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29. Figures by Jessie Reyez

30. Drama by AJR

Ironically enough, this song found me when I seemed to be going through a lot of drama in school. AJR was a new band that I began to relate to when I needed it most.

31. GOAT by Ari Lennox

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32. This is Me by Keala Settle 

This song is from the musical The Greatest Showman, wow that was beautiful. I know some people aren't really into musicals, but I am. When good Musicals come by I have to appreciate them. Like I know a lot of people want to talk about Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, but Zendaya was amazing.

33. What I Need (feat Kehlani) by Hayley Kiyoko

34. Black SpiderMan by Logic

I saw Logic in concert for my eighteenth birthday. That was one of the best days of my life. I don't go to a lot of concerts, but when I do it's for artists that I really appreciate.

35. Did it For the Fame by Sabina Ddumba 

36. Better Days by Hedley

37. Killer Queen by 5 Seconds of Summer

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I've been a fan of 5SOS from the beginning. YoungBlood as an album was amazing, but bonus song for the list is Meet You There by 5 Seconds of Summer.

38. What About Us by P!nk

Gosh throwback to my iPod nano and the only music I ever bough was from P!nk. It's crazy to think that she's been a part of my life for that long.

39. Only Love by Mary J. Blige

Listening to WBLS with my mom in the car one day in July. The radio claims Mary J. Blige made a new song. My mom and I listen to it and see the comparison it has to Doctor Love. Since that day we heard it all the time on the Radio.

40. REDMERCEDES by Amine

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41. Sex & Super Smash Bros. by KYLE

My roommate and I dance to this song while doing the dishes in the kitchen. Heyyy Steph. If you ever want to dance battle you know where to find us :)

42. Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition) by Teedra Moses 

This brings me back to the days I came into work early, no one else was there so I hung out in the office with Israel. It was great, he just lets me mess around with his Spotify and play songs that I like. I remember Israel dancing to this song and making me laugh.

43. Wake Up in the Sky by Gucci Mane

44. FRIENDZONE by UMI

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45. These are my friends by lovelytheband

This song was in the background of a new show I had been watching. lovelytheband was a new love of mine, and it turns out that a lot of my friends at college liked this band and had other songs I should look at.

46. No More Sad Songs by Little Mix

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This takes me back to being in New York, I went to New York a lot with the National Art Honors Society to visit museums and exhibits.

47. College Kids by Relient K

Okay I don't know why this song stuck out so much to me, but I like cynical humor. I felt like this was an accurate description of what people told me college would be like. If you like songs like this than you'd probably also like Bowling for Soup, another classic.

48.  Sunshine (feat Miguel) by KYLE

49.10,000 Hours by PrettyMuch

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Okay so I couldn't end the list without at least ONE PrettyMuch song. I know all my friends reading this are probably surprised I hadn't mentioned them already. PrettyMuch is a fairly new boyband that's been around since 2016. I am a diehard fan that's been there from the beginning. I've made a lot of new friends by being a fan, and I've even made a lot of my other friends fans too. This is a band to watch out for, if I do say so myself.

50. Lucid Dreams by Juice WRLD

Summer. This song reminds me of the entire summer with my little brother. He would sing this song every night, and we share a wall so I know. The most prominent time he sang this song was when we were driving home from Six Flags. I remember the windows being down and my brother stole the AUX. My mom had never heard that song until then and she never wanted to hear it again.

I didn't name every song I liked because I felt like this is already long enough, but I do have whole albums on the playlist as well. There were a lot of good songs in 2018, and I can't wait to see what 2019 holds.

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Every Song At Your Seventh Grade Dance Party, Ranked

Side bangs and Tiffany heart necklaces may fade away, but T-Pain and Akon are forever.
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Ah, middle school in the mid-2000s. What a time to be alive. Your Facebook wall was filled with flair, your Abercrombie denim shorts were so short they made your mom cringe, and writing song lyrics in your assignment notebook, on your Converse, in your AIM screen name, and on your jeans was your thing.

As fun as it was to write out your fave lyrics in bubble letters in your BFFs yearbook, the real fun started when you got invited (by a paper invitation handed out at school, of course) to a dance party.

Bar Mitzvah? Yup.

Twelfth birthday party?

You're in. Last day of school bash? Check, check, double check.

What made these magical, 7 to 10 p.m. parties where your parents drove and Emily's parents picked up so magical, you may ask? Obviously, the jams. Here's every song you didn't really know how to dance to because the lyrics were really explicit for a12-year-old, ranked.

21. "Party Like A Rockstar"

Why You Loved It: Nothing made you feel cooler than acting like a rockstar, and the unbelievable repetitiveness made it all too easy for your young ears to understand.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "T-t-t-totally dude!"

20. "Big Things Poppin'"

Why You Loved It: Major pump-up song for when you were getting ready for a game. You knew the lyrics were actually more explicit, but you used your Mom's email for your iTunes account, and you didn't want to get in trouble, so you bought the clean version.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Big things poppin' and little things stoppin'."

19. "2 Step Remix"

Why You Loved It: Instant competition to see whose feet were the fastest. Remix is better, because T-Pain.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Now get jiggy wit' it."

18. "In Da Club"

Why You Loved It: It was THE best song to play at somebody's birthday party.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Go shorty, it's ya birthday. We gonna party like it's yo' birthday."

17. "Smack That "

Why You Loved It: It was basically the first raunchy song you heard in sixth grade. Nostalgia, you know?

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Smack that, all on the floor."

16. "This Is Why I'm Hot"

Why You Loved It: Perfect caption for your new Facebook profile pic!

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "I'm hot 'cause I'm fly, you ain't 'cause you not!"

15. "Pop Bottles"

Why You Loved It: There was nothing like winning a county title and celebrating with this one.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "OK we poppin' champagne like we won the championship game!"

14. "Tipsy"

Why You Loved It: The only drink available at your party was Sprite, but the sugar high was enough for you to act turned up.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Teen drinking is very bad. YO I GOT A FAKE ID THOUGH!"

13. "Drop It Like It's Hot"

Why You Loved It: The tongue click. Obviously.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "SnoooooooOOp!"

12. "Pop, Lock, and Drop It"

Why You Loved It: Your dancer friends looked so cool when they popped, locked, and dropped it. You thought you could, too.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "If yo' mama gave it to you baby girl let it show."

11. "Laffy Taffy"

Why You Loved It: The simple, three-beat count that played the entire duration of the song made it easy to snap to.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Girl this ain't a dance floor, this a candy store."

10. "Yeah!"

Why You Loved It: Intro got you HYPE. You loved the clap at the end, too. Lil' Jon got the beat to make your booty go (clap).

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Peace up. A-town down."

9. "Sexy Can I?"

Why You Loved It: So polite. I mean, what other rapper asks before making a move? Thanks, Ray J.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "It's a Kodak moment, let me go and get my camera."

8. "Crank That"

Why You Loved It: Any dance that ended in you attempting to fly like Superman was a winner.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Haters get mad 'cause I got me some bathin' apes."

7. "Low"

Why You Loved It: The dance came out, and suddenly you had a routine to perform with your besties.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Shorty had them apple-bottom jeans, boots with the fur."

6. "Cyclone"

Why You Loved It: [Moves body around in violent attempt to get crush to look at you.]

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "She ain't even playin' when she shakin' that rumpa."

5. "Get Low"

Why You Loved It: So easy to dance to, and it gave you an excuse to scream at the top of your lungs.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "To the window...to the wall!"

4. "We Fly High"

Why You Loved It: One word: BALLIN'.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "BALLIN'!"

3. "Lollipop"

Why You Loved It: This song made you feel bad. Definitely not appropriate for your age group. Oh well?

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Shorty wanna thug..."

2. "Buy U A Drank"

Why You Loved It: T-Pain was the GOAT. Also, you loved singing "Ooh, ooh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh," with all your pals.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Baby girl, what's your name?"

1. "Whatever You Like"

Why You Loved It: Honestly, I still love this song. It is not uncommon for me to put this on at every fraternity I enter. In the words of Tom Haverford, it's a banger.

Lyric Most Likely To Be Your Away Message: "Baby you can have whatever you like."

Honorable Mentions:

"Bartender," "The Way I Live," "Stronger," "Walk It Out," "Kiss Kiss," "Salt Shaker." All good jams.

Ladies and gentlemen, there you have it. Middle school may have been the worst three years of your life, but at least you suffered through it with some quality tunes playing on your iPod nano.

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Ariana May Be Bigger Than The Beatles, Hard As It Is To Believe

55 years later and Ariana has taken No. 1, 2, & 3 on Billboards Hot 100 Chart.

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Ariana Grande has simultaneously claimed the top 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. This feat hasn't been achieved since the Beatles did it 55 years ago. All three of these songs are from her most recent album, "Thank U, Next." Her No. 1 song is currently "7 Rings," which has been in this spot for 4 weeks now. This song was truly inspiring to a lot of fans, including myself. No. 2 is one of her newest songs, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend I'm Bored." There has been a lot of controversy regarding this song, but it has still found its way to the top. Finally, taking lucky number 3 is her song "Thank U, Next," which moved from No. 7 to No. 3 and has been a leading song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 7 weeks now. Ariana's hit song "Thank U, Next" has been an all-time favorite for most Arianators since it first came out in early November. I personally could not be more inspired to see the Queen herself take the top 3 spots.

The last time this happened was in 1964 when the Beatles lead with their top 5 hits: "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand", and "Please Please Me."

While the Beatles may have been hot stuff 55 years ago, Ariana definitely has them beat in this day in age.

After this major outbreak, Ariana's career has hit an all-time high in less than 24 hours. Her music video views have increased tremendously and so have her followers. However, Ariana's songs are still competing against the song "Without Me" by Halsey, which has been on the Billboard Top 100 List for 19 weeks now and was No. 1 for 3 weeks. Right behind "Without Me" is "Sunflower" by Post Malone, which has been on the list for 17 weeks and was also the No. 1 spot for a couple of weeks. With just these two songs, Ariana has a lot of competition and the pressure to keep the top 3 spots is going to be very important for her if she wants to continue going forward with her career.

Does Ariana deserve the record she just broke, taking the spot from the famed Beatles? Is her music truly worthy of being compared to legends like Michael Jackson? Some seem to think so, while others argue that her fame is helped along by today's social media influence.

While Ariana creates outstanding music, not everyone is a fan. However, because of today's social media influences, these people are now exposed to her music even more. From Instagram to Twitter, Ariana's music is posted everywhere by all of the Arianators in the world. Even people who have no idea who she is or what her songs are called listen to her simply because she's 'popular' and nowadays popularity plays a huge role in what people think they like versus what they actually like. Yes, I love Ariana Grande's songs simply because I enjoy them, but this isn't the case for all of her 'fans.'

Now there is only one question that remains, "Has Ariana's career hit its peak or will she be able to uphold this title and stay in the top 3?"

1. "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande

"7 Rings" has been the leading song for 4 weeks now. It is indeed a jam.

2. "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" by Ariana Grande

"Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" is now ranked the No. 2 song. Some love this song while others argue that it sends the wrong message, especially to her younger fans.

3. "Thank You, Next" by Ariana Grande

"Thank You, Next" moved from No. 7 to No. 3 and spent 7 weeks as the No. 1 spot when it was first released in November. It's views on YouTube continue to climb while many praise her for her unique and creative approach.

In conclusion, all hail the Queen herself.

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