Top 89 of 2018: The Current Staff Picks

The Current's Top 89 of 2018
The Current's Staff Picks of 2018 (Luke Mills | MPR)

The end of the year is coming right up, and that means it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2018! We're taking a poll of your favorite songs — the ones that hit you hardest, wormed into your head, and/or supported you when you needed it. From 5 p.m. CST until midnight on Dec. 31, we'll count down your favorite songs on the air in our annual Top 89 countdown. You can hear it re-aired from noon until 7 p.m. on Jan. 1.

Vote for your Top 89 of 2018!

There's a big prize for one lucky voter; when you submit your Top 89 list, you'll be entered to win a turntable package and a $250.00 gift certificate from Down in the Valley.

If you'd like some inspiration or are curious about what's on others' playlists, find out what our staff has been listening to below.

On-Air Hosts

Sanni Brown, The Message co-host

Bill DeVille, United States of Americana host

Jade, host

Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director and host

Mary Lucia, host

Eric Malmberg, host

Jim McGuinn, program director and Teenage Kicks host

Sean McPherson, Radio Free Current host, The Message co-host, and Purple Current project manager

Brian Oake, co-host of Oake & Riley in the Morning

Jill Riley, co-host of Oake & Riley in the Morning

David Safar, music director and New Hot host

Andrea Swensson, Local Show host

Mark Wheat, host

Mac Wilson, host


Brett Baldwin, managing digital producer

Bethany Barberg, marketing manager

Jay Gabler, digital producer

Cecilia Johnson, digital producer

Nate Ryan, multimedia producer

Luke Taylor, digital producer

Anna Weggel, producer of Oake & Riley in the Morning

Jesse Wiza, music assistant


Jeffrey Bissoy, MPR News Assistant Producer and The Current contributor

Hanna Bubser, associate blogger

Simone Cazares, associate blogger

Colleen Cowie, associate blogger

Maia Jacobson, associate blogger

Marla Khan-Schwartz, associate blogger

Lydia Moran, associate blogger

Vote now: Top 89 of 2018

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