Top 89 Songs of 2018

Top 89 SongsCelebrate another year of great music! Follow along as we count down the top 89 songs of the year...as chosen by you.

As the Top 89 countdown airs, results are revealed online here. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Top89!

Explore the results of our bonus categories, plus The Current staff picks:

Top 89 of 2018: Staff Picks
Top 89 of 2018: Twin Cities Concerts
Top 89 of 2018: Best New Artists
Top 89 of 2018: Best Sessions
Top 89 of 2018: Best Albums
Top 89 of 2018: Best Local Artists
Results for The Current's Top 89 Songs of 2018 will post below as they are revealed on Monday, Dec. 31. At 5 p.m. CT, we'll remember artists we lost this year. Then, around 5:50, we'll dive into your favorite songs.

  1. 1.
    Childish Gambino: "This Is America"
  2. 2.
    Janelle Monae: "Make Me Feel"
  3. 3.
    Brandi Carlile: "The Joke"
  4. 4.
    Brandi Carlile: "The Mother"

    "The Mother"

    Brandi Carlile
    By the Way, I Forgive You
  5. 5.
    Leon Bridges: "Beyond"
  6. 6.
    Father John Misty: "Mr. Tillman"
  7. 7.
    Lake Street Dive: "Good Kisser"
  8. 8.
    Leon Bridges: "Bad Bad News"
  9. 9.
    First Aid Kit: "Fireworks"
  10. 10.
    Hippo Campus: "Bambi"
  11. 11.
    Brandi Carlile: "Hold Out Your Hand"

    "Hold Out Your Hand"

    Brandi Carlile
    By the Way, I Forgive You
  12. 12.
    Lizzo: "Boys"

    "Boys"

    Lizzo
    Boys (single)
  13. 13.
    Billie Eilish: "You Should See Me In A Crown"

    "You Should See Me In A Crown"

    Billie Eilish
    You Should See Me In A Crown (single)
  14. 14.
    CHVRCHES: "Get Out"
  15. 15.
    The Decemberists: "Severed"

    "Severed"

    The Decemberists
    I'll Be Your Girl
  16. 16.
    Superorganism: "Everybody Wants To Be Famous"
  17. 17.
    Janelle Monae: "Pynk (feat. Grimes)"
  18. 18.
    Mitski: "Nobody"
  19. 19.
    boygenius: "Bite The Hand"
  20. 20.
    Bad Bad Hats: "Nothing Gets Me High"
  21. 21.
    Janelle Monae: "Django Jane"
  22. 23.
    Death Cab for Cutie: "Gold Rush"
  23. 23.
    Greta Van Fleet: "Highway Tune"

    "Highway Tune"

    Greta Van Fleet
    Black Smoke Rising
  24. 24.
    Florence + the Machine: "Hunger"
  25. 25.
    Trampled By Turtles: "Kelly's Bar"
  26. 26.
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: "You Worry Me"

    "You Worry Me"

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Tearing at the Seams
  27. 27.
    Courtney Barnett: "Nameless, Faceless"

    "Nameless, Faceless"

    Courtney Barnett
    Tell Me How You Really Feel
    Courtney Barnett tells us how she really feels in The Current studio | Courtney Barnett talks about her "reflective" new album "Tell Me How You Really Feel"
  28. 28.
    Parquet Courts: "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience"

    "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience"

    Parquet Courts
    Wide Awake!
  29. 29.
    Jack White: "Connected By Love"

    "Connected By Love"

    Jack White
    Boarding House Reach
  30. 30.
    Jade Bird: "Lottery"

    "Lottery"

    Jade Bird
    Lottery (single)
  31. 31.
    Hozier: "Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples)"

    "Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples)"

    Hozier
    Nina Cried Power
  32. 32.
    Death Cab for Cutie: "60 & Punk"
  33. 33.
    Trampled By Turtles: "The Middle"

    "The Middle"

    Trampled By Turtles
    Life Is Good On The Open Road
  34. 34.
    Chance The Rapper: "Work Out"

    "Work Out"

    Chance The Rapper
    Work Out (single)
  35. 35.
    Kendrick Lamar & SZA: "All The Stars"
  36. 36.
    Dessa: "5 Out Of 6"
  37. 37.
    Lissie: "Best Days"
  38. 38.
    Maggie Rogers: "Fallingwater"

    "Fallingwater"

    Maggie Rogers
    Fallingwater (single)
  39. 39.
    Atmosphere: "Virgo"
  40. 40.
    Dessa: "Velodrome"
  41. 41.
    Neko Case: "Bad Luck"
  42. 42.
    Phosphorescent: "New Birth in New England"

    "New Birth in New England"

    Phosphorescent
    C'est La Vie
  43. 43.
    Kurt Vile: "Loading Zones"

    "Loading Zones"

    Kurt Vile
    Bottle It In
  44. 44.
    Jade Bird: "Uh Huh"
  45. 45.
    CHVRCHES: "Miracle"
  46. 46.
    Lord Huron: "Wait By The River"

    "Wait By The River"

    Lord Huron
    Vide Noir
  47. 47.
    Sylvan Esso: "PARAD(w/m)E"
  48. 48.
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: "Hey Mama"

    "Hey Mama"

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Tearing at the Seams
  49. 49.
    Low Cut Connie: "Beverly"
  50. 50.
    Maggie Rogers: "Light On"

    "Light On"

    Maggie Rogers
    Heard It in a Past Life
  51. 51.
    Bodega: "How Did This Happen !?"

    "How Did This Happen !?"

    Bodega
    Endless Scroll
  52. 52.
    Greta Van Fleet: "Safari Song"

    "Safari Song"

    Greta Van Fleet
    Black Smoke Rising
  53. 53.
    Dessa: "Fire Drills"
  54. 54.
    Ty Segall: "Every 1's A Winner"
  55. 55.
    Beck: "Colors"
  56. 56.
    Gang of Youths: "The Heart Is A Muscle"

    "The Heart Is A Muscle"

    Gang of Youths
    Go Farther in Lightness
  57. 57.
    Snail Mail: "Heat Wave"

    "Heat Wave"

    Snail Mail
    Lush
  58. 58.
    jeremy messersmith: "Purple Hearts"
  59. 59.
    Rex Orange County: "Loving Is Easy (feat. Benny Sings)"

    "Loving Is Easy (feat. Benny Sings)"

    Rex Orange County
    Loving Is Easy (single)
  60. 60.
    Janelle Monae: "I Like That"
  61. 61.
    Bad Bad Hats: "Write It On Your Heart"
  62. 62.
    Alice Merton: "Lash Out"

    "Lash Out"

    Alice Merton
    No Roots
  63. 63.
    St. Vincent: "Slow Disco (piano version)"

    "Slow Disco (piano version)"

    St. Vincent
    MassEducation
  64. 64.
    Your Smith: "The Spot"
  65. 65.
    Florence + the Machine: "Big God"
  66. 66.
    Neko Case: "Last Lion of Albion"
  67. 67.
    Low: "Disarray"
  68. 68.
    Courtney Barnett: "City Looks Pretty"

    "City Looks Pretty"

    Courtney Barnett
    Tell Me How You Really Feel
    Courtney Barnett tells us how she really feels in The Current studio | Courtney Barnett talks about her "reflective" new album "Tell Me How You Really Feel"
  69. 69.
    David Byrne: "Everybody's Coming To My House"
  70. 70.
    The Decemberists: "Sucker's Prayer"
  71. 71.
    St. Vincent: "Fast Slow Disco"

    "Fast Slow Disco"

    St. Vincent
    Fast Slow Disco (single)
  72. 72.
    The Beths: "You Wouldn't Like Me"

    "You Wouldn't Like Me"

    The Beths
    Future Me Hates Me
  73. 73.
    Margaret Glaspy: "Before We Were Together"

    "Before We Were Together"

    Margaret Glaspy
    Born Yesterday
  74. 74.
    Caroline Rose: "Soul No. 5"
  75. 75.
    Florence + the Machine: "Sky Full of Song"
  76. 76.
    Prince: Mary Don't You Weep
  77. 77.
    Khruangbin: "Maria Tambien"

    "Maria Tambien"

    Khruangbin
    Con Todo El Mundo
  78. 78.
    Sufjan Stevens: "Mystery of Love"

    "Mystery of Love"

    Sufjan Stevens
    Call Me By Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  79. 79.
    Childish Gambino: "Feels Like Summer"

    "Feels Like Summer"

    Childish Gambino
    Summer Pack
  80. 80.
    The Jayhawks: "Everybody Knows"
  81. 81.
    First Aid Kit: "Rebel Heart"
  82. 82.
    Thom Yorke: "Suspirium"
  83. 83.
    Weezer: Africa
  84. 84.
    Greta Van Fleet: "When The Curtain Falls"

    "When The Curtain Falls"

    Greta Van Fleet
    Anthem of the Peaceful Army
  85. 85.
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: "A Little Honey"

    "A Little Honey"

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Tearing at the Seams
  86. 86.
    Alvvays: "Plimsoll Punks"

    "Plimsoll Punks"

    Alvvays
    Antisocialites
  87. 87.
    Margo Price: "Pay Gap"

    "Pay Gap"

    Margo Price
    All American Made
  88. 88.
    Jack White: "Corporation"

    "Corporation"

    Jack White
    Boarding House Reach
  89. 89.
    Big Red Machine: "Hymnostic"

    "Hymnostic"

    Big Red Machine
    Big Red Machine

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