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Top 20 songs in 2018 this [2018-12-30]

My top 20 for 2018.

  1. Moses Sumney Make out in my car (James Blake version) -
    It's all about the remix, dark, intense and slightly weird.
  2. Cleo Sol Miles song
    I love this kind of big production,voice and choir, reminds me of the 4hero/Jill Scott sound.
  3. Ella Mai Trip
    The live video is fantastic, talent like that cannot be faked!
  4. Amber Mark Love me right
    Solid album and with a Sade cover, sounds a lot more r&b though.
  5. India Shawn w/Alex Isley & Re Lxuise Water me
    The slow whispering singing style reminds me of Aaliyah
  6. Everything is recorded w/Syd & Sampha Show love
    This is what you get when you add two of the biggest names to your project.
  7. H.E.R. Going (interlude)
    The live set is fantastic, especially the intro. Last year's no 1.
  8. Lido Outstanding
    A good year with plenty of strong hits. Music from Norway. Like the video, it makes a difference when you use "real" actors.
  9. Jorja Smith The one
    The voice.
  10. U.S. girls Rosebud
    Like the avant-pop, and the video is fun.
  11. Calvin Harris w/Dua Lipa One kiss
    The hit of the summer
  12. Ame Queen of toys
    I should list more Berlin techno
  13. Travis Scott Sicko mode
    Extra large, extra everything, a rollercoaster of twists and turns.
  14. Tinashe Throw a fit
    I said it before, my transition to a life with less trap has been delayed.
  15. The Weeknd Call out my name
    ditto
  16. Drake Nice for what
    The hip-hop machinery on max
  17. Yangze Sometimes
    Electro-pop from Denmark.
  18. The presets Feel alone
    Sometimes all you need is a steady beat, over and over again
  19. Caitlyn Scarlett Ornaments
    "I'm on your shuffle playlist / I'm in the club / I'm in the headphones of the stranger on the bus / I come on in your taxi and the driver turns it up"
  20. Sade The big unknown
    Overwhelming sadness
December compilation 2018 this [2018-12-30]

Just in time, the last compilation of the 2018. R&B and soul mostly, maybe less catchy songs but big voices. A couple of names for the best-of-2018-list. I like the personal video from benny blanco, the black eyed peas' animation video is top quality, Troye Sivan's is understated but sticks with you.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid Eastside
  2. Sonnymoon Ideas
  3. Jorja Smith The One
  4. Ella Mai Trip
  5. Sam Wills Feel
  6. Claire Mortifee Sea the signs
  7. Citrus sun w/Valerie Etienne What color is love
  8. Unknown mortal orchestra This doomsday
  9. Kllo Candid
  10. Ella Mai Good Bad
  11. Lynda Dawn Move
  12. Poolside Which way to paradise (Bosq remix)
  13. Christine and the queens w/Dam-Funk Girlfriend
  14. The black eyed peas w/Nas Back 2 hiphop
  15. Ta-ku Night 10
  16. Troye Sivan w/Ariana Grande Dance to this
  17. Alphawezen Sommerzeit
  18. Louis Cole w/Thundercat Tunnels in the air
  19. Grace Carter Why her not me (Channel Tres remix)
  20. Troye Sivan Happy little pill
November compilation 2018 this [2018-12-02]

I blame the lack of sunshine for the grey:ish selection. Cleo Sol, big tune, like the production, reminds me of 4hero's sound with the choir. Lido, great song and video, consistent with hits lately. Jessie Ware, this is the club style she should be doing imo.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Cleo Sol Miles Song
  2. Lustbass w/Georgia Anne Muldrow Vital transformation
  3. H.E.R. w/Bryson Tiller Could've been
  4. Jael w/SUMIN Lonely
  5. Vicktor Taiwo Shovel moonlight
  6. Nanna.B Find U
  7. SG Lewis & Clairo Better
  8. MJ Cole & Kojey Radical Soak it up
  9. deadmau5 w/Lights Drama free
  10. Lido Outstanding
  11. Katy Perry w/Migos Bon appétit
  12. Jessie Ware Overtime
  13. Disclosure Where you come from (extended)
  14. Breakbot w/Irfane Devotion (Yuksek remix)
  15. Shy FX w/Stamina MC & Lily Allen Roll the dice
  16. Dakar w/Solo Tamas Red cup
  17. Sasha w/Dems True (Garden city movement remix)