In December, we asked music critics from across the industry to participate in a new music critics survey, in the hope of bridging together the community to see how our tastes overlap and differ. The response we received was staggering, with nearly 200 critics participating and selecting more than 800 songs. The expected choices were there, but also so much more, reflecting the writers’ interests in hip-hop, electronic, metal, pop, rock, and country. It revealed musical interests as idiosyncratic as the personalities that participated, where No. 1 singles from Childish Gambino and Travis Scott can share a space with under-the-radar tracks from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Neko Case along with numerous entries from Kacey Musgraves and Pusha T. But mostly it affirmed the vitality present in the current music world, both in the artists that create it and the people who’ve dedicated their lives to discussing it.

Uproxx Music Critics Poll 2018: Songs

Songs with additional votes

11
King’s Dead 85 pts
12
The Middle 80 pts
14
Me & My Dog 78 pts
15
High Horse 78 pts
16
Apesh*t 75 pts
17
Honey 71 pts
18
Pristine 69 pts
19
All The Stars 65 pts
21
Boo’d Up 58 pts
22
Space Cowboy 56 pts
23
Mo Bamba 53 pts
24
Your Dog 51 pts
25
Venice B*tch 50 pts
26
Geyser 48 pts
27
Heat Wave 48 pts
28
Pynk 47 pts
29
Missing U 47 pts
30
Shallow 47 pts
31
32
How Simple 42 pts
33
Bad Luck 40 pts
35
Powerglide 35 pts
36
37
Drip Too Hard 33 pts
38
Shoota 31 pts
39
40
41
Mr. Tillman 30 pts
42
44
45
Bodys 29 pts
47
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
God’s Plan 26 pts
49
Womp Womp 26 pts
51
Freebird II 26 pts
53
54
Stir Fry 26 pts
55
My, My, My! 26 pts
56
SAD! 25 pts
57
In My Blood 25 pts
58
High 25 pts
59
Cool 24 pts
60
61
Slapstick 24 pts
62
New Light 23 pts
64
65
66
Noid 23 pts
67
Boys 23 pts
68
Moon River 22 pts
70
Party For One 22 pts
71
73
Colossus 21 pts
74
Bassackwards 21 pts
75
Graffiti 21 pts
76
Django Jane 21 pts
79
Girlfriend 20 pts
80
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
81
Not Abel 20 pts
82
Fallingwater 20 pts
83
Bad Bad News 20 pts
84
Mona Lisa 20 pts
85
Babylon 19 pts
86
Hot Pink 19 pts
87
Be Careful 19 pts
88
Self Care 18 pts
89
Jewelry 18 pts
90
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
92
A$AP Forever 18 pts
93
R.E.M. 17 pts
94
Lemon Glow 17 pts
95
Sticky 17 pts
96
Nont For Sale 17 pts
97
98
Overtime 17 pts
99
Humility 17 pts
100
101
Work It 16 pts
102
One Kiss 16 pts
103
The Opener 16 pts
104
105
Breathin 16 pts
106
Ponyboy 16 pts
107
Queen 16 pts
108
USA 15 pts
109
110
You Worry Me 15 pts
111
112
The Joke 15 pts
113
Ralphie 15 pts
114
Ghost Town 15 pts
117
Yes Indeed 15 pts
118
119
120
Big Bank 14 pts
121
Ace 14 pts
122
Win 14 pts
123
124
San Marcos 13 pts
125
Nonstop 13 pts
126
127
Believe 13 pts
128
Ever Again 13 pts
129
130
Guitar 13 pts
131
132
1999 13 pts
133
Bite The Hand 13 pts
134
135
Mi Cama 12 pts
136
Dancing 12 pts
137
138
140
141
142
Self 12 pts
143
144
Bubblin 12 pts
145
Bickenhead 11 pts
146
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
148
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
150
Tints 11 pts
151
152
153
Anna Wintour 11 pts
154
King Snake 10 pts
156
Twist (2018) 10 pts
157
158
Prior Things 10 pts
159
Sin Triangle 10 pts
160
Shimmer 10 pts
163
164
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
165
Human Being 10 pts
167
168
Cannonball 10 pts
171
Cocaine LA 10 pts
172
Obsessed 10 pts
173
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
175
5 Left 10 pts
176
177
Sure 10 pts
178
179
Night And Day 10 pts
180
X 10 pts
181
Dance To This 10 pts
182
183
184
Chewing Gum 10 pts
185
Fortnight 10 pts
186
End Game 10 pts
187
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
188
Trippin’ 10 pts
189
190
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
191
Honeycomb 10 pts
192
Read My Mind 10 pts
193
Feel The Love 10 pts
194
195
High Hopes 10 pts
196
Rap N***** 10 pts
197
Comeback Kid 10 pts
198
Glue 10 pts
199
Miki Dora 10 pts
201
Look Alive 10 pts
203
Rock On It 10 pts
204
Miracle 10 pts
205
In My View 10 pts
206
208
210
211
213
Infrared 9 pts
214
Zone 6 9 pts
216
Idol 9 pts
218
Tremolo 9 pts
221
Icon 9 pts
222
Faceshopping 9 pts
223
Thinning 9 pts
224
Thug Life 9 pts
225
Bum 9 pts
226
GTFO 9 pts
228
229
230
231
232
The Ringer 9 pts
233
Havana 9 pts
234
Skeleton 9 pts
235
Wide Awake 9 pts
236
237
Poke It Out 9 pts
238
239
Lifetime 9 pts
240
Higher 9 pts
241
Rollerskate 9 pts
242
Faceplant 9 pts
243
Bambi 9 pts
244
245
1997 Diana 9 pts
246
Fate/Glory 9 pts
247
248
Trouble 9 pts
249
Sin Pijama 9 pts
250
Pearly Gates 9 pts
251
Confirmation 9 pts
252
Linda 9 pts
253
Open Again 9 pts
254
The Fixer 9 pts
255
256
258
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
259
260
60 & Punk 9 pts
264
265
Gone Away 9 pts
266
267
Paramedic! 9 pts
268
Tacoma 8 pts
270
Wull On 8 pts
271
Colonizer 8 pts
272
I-89 8 pts
273
Erasure 8 pts
275
Poly Blue 8 pts
276
Better Off 8 pts
277
Black Moon 8 pts
278
279
280
281
ICY GRL 8 pts
283
Joy. 8 pts
284
Infatuation 8 pts
285
286
Hard Piano 8 pts
287
Best Hugs 8 pts
288
Sister 8 pts
289
Vizine 8 pts
290
Ladders 8 pts
292
Emerald Rush 8 pts
293
294
295
Toys 8 pts
296
Offence 8 pts
297
Elastic 8 pts
298
Thread 8 pts
299
Testify 8 pts
300
Real Thing 8 pts
301
Lilo 8 pts
302
303
306
Uproar 8 pts
307
Amorfoda 8 pts
308
309
Skeletons 8 pts
310
Lives 8 pts
312
Accept 8 pts
313
Stargazing 8 pts
314
Black Snow 8 pts
315
317
318
319
320
Only Acting 8 pts
321
Opps 8 pts
322
Ekombe 8 pts
323
Screwed 8 pts
324
Catch It 8 pts
325
326
Shadows 8 pts
327
Fruity 8 pts
328
329
Dive 8 pts
330
New Breeze 8 pts
331
The Palace 8 pts
332
Electricity 8 pts
333
Next Of Kin 8 pts
334
Silence 8 pts
335
337
338
Don’t Go 8 pts
339
340
Keeping Up 8 pts
342
343
Alquile 7 pts
344
345
Lost 7 pts
348
I Feel Free 7 pts
350
351
Yr Throat 7 pts
352
353
354
Nothing New 7 pts
355
Money 7 pts
356
357
Scattershot 7 pts
358
Stay Down 7 pts
359
Good Form 7 pts
360
Fly 7 pts
361
Dreaming 7 pts
362
I Lived It 7 pts
363
Nice 7 pts
364
Drowning Man 7 pts
365
Worth It 7 pts
366
DOTD 7 pts
367
Sweetener 7 pts
371
Check 7 pts
374
Pay No Mind 7 pts
376
Alas 7 pts
377
Splinters 7 pts
378
Obsession 7 pts
379
Surface 7 pts
380
Go Bestie 7 pts
381
Old Friend 7 pts
382
383
FUN! 7 pts
385
386
Pain Killer 7 pts
387
Ghost 7 pts
388
Weekend 7 pts
390
391
Baby Luv 7 pts
392
Better Now 7 pts
393
394
Bad Boy 7 pts
395
396
The Bee 7 pts
397
I Like That 7 pts
398
399
Little Death 7 pts
400
Egoísta 7 pts
401
402
Saturn 7 pts
403
404
Goldrush 7 pts
405
The Walk 7 pts
406
408
Voilà 7 pts
410
River 6 pts
412
Now Only 6 pts
413
I Do 6 pts
414
In The Park 6 pts
415
Space Gun 6 pts
416
Get Up 10 6 pts
417
First To Die 6 pts
419
Accelerate 6 pts
420
421
St. 6 pts
422
423
Beyond 6 pts
424
426
427
No Secrets 6 pts
428
Suspirium 6 pts
429
430
Swearin’ 6 pts
431
Solara 6 pts
432
Shy 6 pts
433
434
5 Dollars 6 pts
435
Funeral 6 pts
437
Earth 6 pts
440
WTP 6 pts
442
Sisi Maria 6 pts
443
444
Party Of One 6 pts
445
Curious 6 pts
446
Dedicate 6 pts
447
Hunnybee 6 pts
448
449
Immaterial 6 pts
450
For You Too 6 pts
451
Gap Year 6 pts
453
Bodies 6 pts
454
Love Lies 6 pts
455
Skrawberries 6 pts
456
458
Ghost Song 6 pts
459
Generator 6 pts
461
462
Jet Black 6 pts
463
Pollinate Me 6 pts
465
Ginger 6 pts
467
Stock Image 6 pts
469
470
Headstone 6 pts
471
473
Back & Forth 6 pts
474
475
Woo 6 pts
476
Hello 6 pts
477
Next Year 6 pts
478
479
In Contempt 6 pts
480
483
Nervous Mary 6 pts
484
Light On 5 pts
485
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
486
487
Pray for Me 5 pts
488
Runnin’ 5 pts
490
Sore Loser 5 pts
491
Poor Sucker 5 pts
492
Souvenir 5 pts
493
494
No Rome 5 pts
495
Lambert 5 pts
497
Basic Need 5 pts
498
Deliverance 5 pts
499
They Fade 5 pts
500
502
503
504
Ubala 5 pts
505
Being Alive 5 pts
506
Still Clean 5 pts
507
Go To Town 5 pts
508
Bom Diggy 5 pts
509
Keeping Time 5 pts
510
Beamer 5 pts
511
513
514
516
520
Light Luxury 5 pts
521
522
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
523
Cry Pretty 5 pts
524
Etta James 5 pts
525
Show Me How 5 pts
526
Chun-Li 5 pts
527
Eastside 5 pts
529
Season 5 pts
530
Flex 5 pts
531
533
534
Drunk Girl 5 pts
535
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
536
538
Hands On You 5 pts
539
Come E Baza 5 pts
540
Miasma 5 pts
541
HOOPTI 5 pts
542
Some Birds 5 pts
547
548
Best Life 5 pts
549
Johnny Cash 5 pts
550
551
Sokah 5 pts
552
553
554
Cover Me 5 pts
556
Not The Time 5 pts
557
558
Unfair 5 pts
559
Cherry 5 pts
561
Akwaaba 5 pts
562
Getaway 5 pts
563
564
Solar Eyes 5 pts
565
566
Gmail 4 pts
567
Champagne 4 pts
568
Holiday Song 4 pts
569
570
Charity 4 pts
571
572
Family Man 4 pts
574
575
Avoidarama 4 pts
576
Big Lie 4 pts
578
579
581
Wavey 4 pts
582
583
Spirit 4 pts
585
Puff Daddy 4 pts
586
587
90 Degrees 4 pts
588
Jumbo 4 pts
589
Burning Man 4 pts
590
591
592
Rainbow 4 pts
593
Racks Blue 4 pts
594
Taste 4 pts
595
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
596
597
Anchors 4 pts
598
Eureka 4 pts
599
1950 4 pts
600
601
Dead Boys 4 pts
602
White Mist 4 pts
603
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
604
Breathing 4 pts
605
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
606
607
Better Boat 4 pts
608
Bonetrees 4 pts
609
Good 4 pts
610
Revelation 4 pts
611
Drunk In LA 4 pts
612
Ohio 4 pts
613
On An Edge 4 pts
614
Fools Gold 4 pts
615
616
Glide 4 pts
617
Happy & Sad 4 pts
618
Money Bag 4 pts
619
621
622
623
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
624
6 Summers 4 pts
625
Ages Ago 4 pts
626
Love On Ice 4 pts
627
628
The Ways 4 pts
629
630
632
Lich Prince 4 pts
633
635
Pick Up 4 pts
636
638
Golden Cage 4 pts
639
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
641
MIA 4 pts
642
Deep End 4 pts
643
Dun Rich 4 pts
644
645
Folly Dolly 3 pts
646
Whether 3 pts
647
Calm Down 3 pts
648
Bastardizer 3 pts
649
Good As Gold 3 pts
650
652
3 Nights 3 pts
653
655
Sinnerman 3 pts
656
Planetarium 3 pts
657
Flight 22 3 pts
658
Letting Go 3 pts
659
Sipsey 3 pts
660
Chains 3 pts
661
662
In A River 3 pts
663
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
665
Kingston 3 pts
666
Uber Driver 3 pts
667
668
Lala Lala 3 pts
669
670
Spells 3 pts
671
Sober Motel 3 pts
672
Mooo! 3 pts
673
674
Aje 3 pts
675
Parade 3 pts
676
Emotional 3 pts
677
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
678
Some Of It 3 pts
679
Spacewoman 3 pts
680
681
Mother Maybe 3 pts
682
Estamos Bien 3 pts
683
684
Countin Up 3 pts
685
Cheyenne 3 pts
686
The Way I Am 3 pts
689
Hi Haters 3 pts
690
Rorschach 3 pts
692
Huku 3 pts
693
694
Saving Face 3 pts
695
697
Bloom 3 pts
699
700
Reborn 3 pts
702
One More 3 pts
703
Lady 3 pts
705
OTW 3 pts
706
Nterini 3 pts
707
Piano 3 pts
708
709
710
Symbol 3 pts
711
712
713
Girl Front 3 pts
715
Savior 3 pts
717
Burn It 3 pts
718
Cocaine 3 pts
720
721
23 3 pts
722
723
724
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
725
Hot Boy 2 pts
726
Cute Thing 2 pts
727
Doh Doh 2 pts
728
Gang Gang 2 pts
729
Cherubim 2 pts
730
731
Big God 2 pts
733
735
736
738
Heavenly 2 pts
739
740
La Di Da 2 pts
743
Language 2 pts
744
No Angel 2 pts
745
Marry Me 2 pts
747
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
748
Pay Gap 2 pts
750
Life Is Hard 2 pts
752
Last One 2 pts
753
Kung Fu 2 pts
754
Gold Star 2 pts
755
Higher Wire 2 pts
756
I Did It! 2 pts
757
758
759
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
760
To The Boys 2 pts
761
The Jacket 2 pts
762
Suffer 2 pts
763
SA 2 pts
764
Ruins 2 pts
765
Shine 2 pts
767
768
OSOM 2 pts
769
Sada Baby 2 pts
770
Life In Pink 2 pts
771
Hunter 2 pts
772
Iron Love 2 pts
773
L-Over 2 pts
774
775
Horizon 2 pts
776
Sapling 2 pts
777
Faith 2 pts
779
Potato Salad 2 pts
780
781
Waterfalls 2 pts
782
Test Drive 2 pts
784
Sirens 2 pts
785
Say Sumn 2 pts
786
Wow 1 pts
788
Hold On 1 pts
789
More I See 1 pts
790
Soundboi 1 pts
791
Salaam 1 pts
792
The Wolf 1 pts
793
In The Nest 1 pts
794
795
Run 1 pts
796
Lotus 1 pts
797
799
801
Without Me 1 pts
802
803
Blood Money 1 pts
804
With You 1 pts
805
806
807
808
809
810
811
813
Fire Drills 1 pts
815
816
Tape 1 pts
817
Telescope 1 pts
818
819
Roses 1 pts
821
822
Moonlight 1 pts
823
824
Humoresque 1 pts
825
826
Galveston 1 pts
827
February 3rd 1 pts
828
Dark Spring 1 pts
829
Clean Up 1 pts
831
Caramelize 1 pts
834
Reel It In 1 pts
835
Rats 1 pts
836
Freelance 1 pts
837
Paranoia 1 pts
839
Pissed 1 pts
840
841
Unfolding 1 pts
842
843
Logout 1 pts
845
Santeria 1 pts
846
Hello World 1 pts
847
848
849
Bad Dreams 1 pts
850
ATM 1 pts
851
852
You 1 pts
854
Oom Sha La 1 pts
856
857
On God 1 pts
858
Luminary 1 pts
859
Fail Safe 1 pts
861
The Distance 1 pts
863
Mob Ties 1 pts
864
Masterpiece 1 pts
866

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