The Best Songs of 2018
By: Heather Simmons | December 22, 2018 11:33:30With a lot of new music coming out, the year has been full of surprises and great albums to watch.
Here are the best new releases in 2018.
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re breaking down the top ten songs from each year, along with the best songs of each decade, in one convenient spot.
We also break down what we loved the most and what we’d like to see from new releases this year.
Here are the top 10 songs of 2018, along a brief history of the genre.
The first album in the genre to make it to #1 on Billboard in 2001, the pop punk band The 1975 released their first studio album, Bitter and Tender, on April 7, 2002.
This album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 2 on the R&B/Top 40 charts.
The band went on to release four more albums over the next 10 years, and in 2018 released their ninth studio album in 2017, The Black Keys.
The Black Wings debuted at No. 1 on the charts and peaked at No 5 on the Hot 100.
The album went on tour, charting at No 12 on the chart and reaching No. 5 on both the Top 40 and Hot 100 albums.
The next year, The 1975 returned to the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #4 on the list.
The record was certified gold in 2018 and was certified platinum in 2019.
In 2018, the band released The Best of The 1975, which debuted at Nos.
4 and 9 on the album charts, respectively.
The Best Of The 1975 also became the first album to reach No. 3 on the U.S. charts, while reaching No 4 on the Canadian chart.
In 2019, the group released The Black Diamonds.
The soundtrack album for The Black Heart was released in 2020 and peaked in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Album Chart.
The film, The Best Day Ever, was released to theaters in 2017.
The movie received wide critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards.
In 2020, The best album of the year, Bitch, debuted at Number 1 on Billboard.
It also went on a U.K. tour and was a Top 5 album on the UK charts.
In 2021, The Big Bang Theory, The X Factor, and The Voice returned to Billboard.
In 2022, the duo The Killers released their seventh studio album The Blackest Days of Our Lives, which was released on April 4, 2018.
It peaked at #4 in the Billboard 100 and peaked on the Top 10 in the U of A chart.
The single “Don’t Let Me Down” reached No 5 in the chart.
BTS returned to theaters for a U, UK, and European tour in 2020, and toured across North America in 2020.
In 2025, The Killings, the original band of The Black Guns, released their debut studio album Bloodlust, which reached Number 1 in the iTunes Album Chart, and reached number one on the American and Canadian charts.
On December 6, 2018, they premiered their third album, Threshold, on HBO.
The following year, they debuted their fourth studio album A New Beginning, which peaked at Number 2 on Billboard 200.
The second album of their trilogy, The Fall, was issued on October 5, 2019, and was released worldwide in November.
In 2024, they returned with the single “Run, Run” featuring Kanye West, which became the most streamed song in the history of Spotify.
The track was certified double platinum in 2018 with No. 21 on the iTunes Singles Chart.
In 2026, the three members of The Killah released their fifth studio album Death of a Bachelor, which charted at #3 on Billboard Hot 200 and peaked with #5 in the RIAA Digital Songs Chart.
They followed it with the hit single “The Devil Wears Prada,” which reached No 10 on the pop chart.
They returned in 2027 with the double album, The Devil Wakes, which went platinum on the country chart.
The band’s fourth studio release, The Man Who Knew Too Much, debuted in February 2021 and reached Number 4 on Billboard Digital Songs.
The music video for the song was released by MTV on June 8, 2021.
The song became an Academy Award nominee for Best Live Performance.
On November 15, 2021, the album reached No 1 on Radio Songs.
In 2021, they released their sixth studio album Bitter And Tender.
The video for “Run,” which the band used to promote their new album, hit the top of the Billboard Top 40 chart.
It went on Toons, a Nickelodeon children’s show that aired on Nickelodeons All Access channel.
The title song of the show was inspired by the title track of the album.
In the same year, the five members of the group The Killahs released their eighth studio album Threshold