Welcome to the Fuzzmas Advent Awards, a series running every day throughout December celebrating all our favourite things from 2018. Today we’re counting down the top ten songs from 2018!
We at Fuzzable still cannot get over how much good music was released this year. When looking back at the year, we chose ten songs that we feel deserved to make it to this list. There’s no way every music taste is represented here, but that’s exactly why we want to hear your opinions in the comments and @Fuzzable on Twitter. Also, we hope if you haven’t heard these songs, that you might listen and even enjoy them!
10. Anna Wintour
The first entry on this list comes from Azealia Banks. This artist has had her fair share of social media fights, including with rapper CupcakKe and alternative singer Lana Del Rey, but this song stands completely on its own. She both sings and raps on it, and you feel unstoppable when you listen to it.
Charli XCX lives by the mission statement that she’s going to save pop music, and this song is without a doubt a step in the right direction. This track, which also features Troye Sivan, bounces and bubbles and you can’t help but feel giddy when it’s on.
8. I’m A Mess
2018 saw the release of Bebe Rexha’s debut album Expectations, and “I’m A Mess” as the lead single from it was a brilliant decision. The song showcases her voice while blending it with a powerful message about mental health.
7. I Miss My Friends
This year also saw the release of K.I.D’s debut album Tired All the Time. Toward the end of the album is this gem. “I Miss My Friends” is a song that we haven’t been able to stop listening to all year. Kara’s vocals shine on it, and the emotion embedded in it comes through effortlessly. This is easily why it’s one of the best songs of 2018.
6. thank u, next
Does this song even need explanation? Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is emotional and sonically beautiful. The video elevates it even more with its references, and with Kris Jenner’s hilarious ending. Overall, it’s complete perfection.
Marina has been absent for a long time, but she’s back in full glory with two tracks from Clean Bandit this year. “Baby” sees her voice gliding with ease over their beat, and Luis Fonsi adds a splash of something extra that elevates the track to a new level. We cannot wait to hear more Marina in 2019!
4. Sick Boy
“Sick Boy” has a different sound than a lot of The Chainsmokers’ other songs, but it simply works. The lyrics/content of the song are relatable to a lot of people, and Drew’s voice sounds great here. If you haven’t heard this yet, we highly encourage you to watch the above video and let us know your thoughts!
Perhaps one of the best things to come from 2018 was the debut of LSD – a trio consisting of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo. They released four singles this year, and when looking back at songs from this year, I knew I had to add one to this list. “Thunderclouds” transcends any standard music genre and instead creates a unique experience.
Nicki Minaj came back this year with her Queen album, and what a perfect lead song “Chun-Li” was. No other song could achieve what this song did. It’s a bold statement about her position in the rap/pop community and in the world but spun on its head. The beat is incredible and the lyrics are flawless.
1. no tears left to cry
Rounding out our list is Ariana Grande’s “no tears left to cry.” She is the only artist to have two songs on this list, but they are both deserved. This song is a powerful statement, and her voice soars like never before. This song is truly one we can listen to on repeat and never tire of it.
Do you agree with our picks the best songs of the year? Comment below and tweet us @Fuzzable with all of your opinions!