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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The official version of Logic's "Till The End" audio off his 'Under Pressure' album which is out now on Visionary Music Group / Def Jam. Produced by 6ix. Dow...

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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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    11 Modern-Day Classical Artists That SLAP​

    Let's get something straight: Classical music is not boring. You just have bad taste.

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    Mozart and Beethoven may be long gone (RIP, my good friends), but classical music is here to stay. There is a new genre in a town called contemporary classical. This is the space that classical artists now work within, creating classical compositions in the modern-day, and it is an amazing genre.

    As much as I love pop music and respect the genre most of the time, contemporary classical offers a much better soundtrack to people's lives than Cardi B ever will in my opinion. Imagine the workings of the complex, classical music of someone like Mozart, but now with more sound clarity, more instruments to work with, professional recording studios, and much more.

    Classical music is amped up for the modern-day, and it is time to get back into it.

    1. Ólafur Arnalds

    Arnalds is an Icelandic composer that I am pretty much in love with. It sounds pretentious as Hell when I bring him up to my friends, but I don't care. His music is so beautiful and relaxing. It's a mix of ambient, modern classical, piano, strings, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Ólafur Arnalds has my whole heart.

    2. Vitamin String Quartet

    OK, OK, if you aren't quite ready for intimidating sounding Icelandic composers Vitamin String Quartet is what you need. A vast majority of the songs they put together are covers that the group has styled for a string quartet. You can find a lot of your favorite pop songs done by this groups like "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga or "Chandelier" by Sia or "Take Me to Church" by Hozier to name a few.

    3. Hans Zimmer

    Zimmer is one of the top film composers of the modern day. He created the main themes for Interstellar as well as Inception, both of which were unbelievably successful movies. If you're into film scores, Hans is your guy.

    4. Audiomachine

    If you want music to listen to you as you are preparing for battle, here you freaking go. Audiomachine is a collaborative music company that produces songs that make you feel like a princess warrior. That is the only way I can describe this music honestly.

    5. Helen Jane Long

    Helen Jane Long's music is all primarily piano solo pieces with the occasional addition of strings as background harmonies. In other words, her music is pretty, like super pretty. This is great for an early Sunday morning when you are pretending to be way more relaxed for the upcoming Monday that you actually are.

    6. Balmorhea

    Wikipedia defines Balmorhea as "a six-piece minimalist instrumental ensemble." I am using Wikipedia's definition merely because I don't actually know how to give this group the recognition it deserves. The music can be kind of out there, with random, ambient noises echoing in the background of certain songs, but Balmorhea deserves to be on this list. It somehow takes the noises of everyday life and weaves it into beautiful songs.

    7. Eric Whitacre

    Just watch the video linked above because it will show you what Eric Whitacre is capable of. "Lux Aurumque" has been one of my favorite compositions ever since I played in my high schools's wind ensemble. The video above is instead the original choir version performed by people from all over in the form of a virtual choir. Whitacre takes the cake for innovation.

    8. Max Richter

    Max Richter has been in the contemporary classical game for some time. His songs and compositions are recognized by people who have no clue who he actually. His music is every where for good reason.

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    Hammock is an ambient, classical group that loves to make me fall asleep. The music is hauntingly beautiful and works as amazing background music as you clean or cook or fall asleep. Seriously, if you have trouble sleeping, try this group out.

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