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NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2018

NPR Best Songs 2018
illustration: Angela Hsieh/NPR

Yesterday, NPR revealed their list of the 50 best albums of 2018, and today they unveiled the 100 best songs of 2018. Like the albums list, it’s very diverse and spans of tons of genres, from indie rock to hip hop to country to Latin trap to jazz to classical to folk to R&B to metal and beyond. It’s got superstars like Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and Ariana Grande alongside small newcomers like Public Practice. It’s also got that Doja Cat song “Mooo!” Check out the whole list for yourself below, and read NPR’s commentary on each pick here.

NPR’s Top 100 Songs of 2018
100. David Byrne – “I Dance Like This”
99. Amanda Shires – “Leave It Alone”
98. BROCKHAMPTON – “San Marcos”
97. Public Practice – “Foundation”
96. Amara La Negra – “What a Bam Bam”
95. MILCK – “Black Sheep”
94. Logan Richardson – “Anthem (To Human Justice)”
93. Anthony Roth Costanzo – “Liquid Days”
92. Mariah Carey – “GTFO”
91. Jlin – “Carbon 12″
90. Lil Wayne – “Let It All Work Out”
89. The Glands – “Pleaser”
88. 47 Soul – “Mo Light”
87. Mac Miller – “2009”
86. Bad Bunny – “Estamos Bien”
85. Haley Heynderickx – “The Bug Collector”
84. Pusha T – “Santeria”
83. The Internet – “Come Over”
82. Ruston Kelly – “Faceplant”
81. The Decemberists – “Once In My Life”
80. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – “Gold Purple Orange”
79. Joseph Calleja – “Ah! Si, ben mio”
78. Troye Sivan – “My My My!”
77. Rosanne Cash – “She Remembers Everything”
76. Jeremih & Ty Dolla Sign – “The Light”
75. YOB – “Ablaze”
74. Shal Marshall – “Splinters”
73. Lana Del Rey – “Venice B****”
72. Father John Misty – “Hangout at the Gallows”
71. Lil Baby x Gunna – “Drip Too Hard”
70. Niña Diaz feat. Lido Pimienta & Ceci Bastida – “Tambalea”
69. Mary Halvorson – “My Mind I Find In Time”
68. The War And Treaty – “Jeep Cherokee Laredo”
67. Phonte – “Cry No More”
66. Sade – “Flower of the Universe”
65. Death Cab For Cutie – “Gold Rush”
64. Turnstile – “Generator”
63. Aya Nakamura – “Djadja”
62. Dracula – “Como La Flor”
61. Peggy Gou – “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)”
60. CHVRCHES – “Graffiti”
59. Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty”
58. Vikingur Olafsson – “Widerstehe doch der Sunde”
57. Now, Now – “MJ”
56. Kanye West – “Ghost Town”
55. Neko Case – “Last Lion of Albion”
54. David Bazan – “Thread”
53. Nubya Garcia – “When We Are”
52. King Princess – “1950”
51. J. Cole – “Brackets”
50. AJ Tracey – “Butterflies”
49. Hayley Kiyoko – “Curious”
48. Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
47. Tonina – “Historia de Amor”
46. Tirzah – “Gladly”
45. Yves Tumor – “Noid”
44. Eric Church – “Drowning Man”
43. Superorganism – “Everybody Wants to Be Famous”
42. Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”
41. Natalie Prass – “Short Court Style”
40. Amen Dunes – “Believe”
39. Tom Demac & Real Lies – “White Flowers”
38. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “You Worry Me”
37. G Flip – “About You”
36. Y La Bamba – “Mujeres”
35. Doja Cat – “Mooo!”
34. Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider – “Volver A Los 17″
33. Gabriel Kahane – “November”
32. Jorja Smith – “The One”
31. Adrianne Lenker – “from”
30. Christine And The Queens – “5 dollars”
29. Jay Rock with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake – “King’s Dead”
28. Erin Rae – “Bad Mind”
27. Andrew W.K. – “Music Is Worth Living For”
26. Parquet Courts – “Wide Awake”
25. Gerald Finley – “Batter My Heart”
24. Kamasi Washington – “Show Us the Way”
23. Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”
22. The Beths – “Little Death”
21. Nils Frahm – “My Friend the Forest”
20. Courtney Marie Andrews – “May Your Kindness Remain”
19. Drake – “Nice for What”
18. John Prine – “Summer’s End”
17. Third Coast Percussion – “Madeira River”
16. Travis Scott feat. Drake – “SICKO MODE”
15. Caroline Rose – “Jeannie Becomes a Mom”
14. The Carters – “Apes***”
13. Courtney Barnett – “Need a Little Time”
12. boygenius – “Me & My Dog”
11. Hozier – “Nina Cried Power”
10. Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”
9. The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”
8. Cardi B – “I Like It”
7. Robyn – “Honey”
6. Mitski – “Nobody”
5. Soccer Mommy – “Your Dog”
4. Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
3. Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
2. Lucy Dacus – “Night Shift”
1. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

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