The Chart Show: Best of 2018


Donald Glover in Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' video.
Donald Glover in Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' video. (Donald Glover via YouTube)

The Top 20 this year is made up of all the songs that got to Number One. The WKS column indicates how many weeks they stayed at the top and the TB column is a tie-breaker, the total of all the other positions they held on the chart. So the smaller the number the better! First Aid Kit are above Brandi at #8 because "The Joke" started it's stay on the Chart in 2017. And Leon is in the basement as "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand" was the only #1 not to stay on the chart for 10 weeks. Brandi Carlile must reign as the Queen of our Chart this year for having 3 songs on. First Aid Kit and Trampled By Turtles are runners up, both having two! Six local entries is very impressive and CHVRCHES are the only non Americans! And reflecting the year in general 8 out of the Top 10 are female fronted acts.

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win The Current's Lemon Twigs giveaway at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on January 26, 2019!

TWWksTBThe Current Chart Show
19Childish GambinoThis Is America
2527Janelle MonaeMake Me Feel
3528Bad Bad HatsWrite It On Your Heart
4539Brandi CarlileThe Mother
5=433First Aid KitFireworks
5=433CHVRCHESMy Enemy
73DessaGood Grief
82First Aid KitTender Offerings
92Brandi CarlileThe Joke
10140Trampled by TurtlesThe Middle
11145Leon BridgesBad Bad News
12148Greta Van FleetHighway Tune
13151Trampled By TurtlesKelly's Bar
14152Death Cab For Cutie60 And Punk
15164The DecemberistsSevered
16165Jack WhiteConnected By Love
17166Hippo CampusBambi
18=183Jeremy MessersmithPurple Hearts
18=183Brandi Carlile Hold Out Your Hand
201Leon BridgesBet Ain't Worth The Hand

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