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
13
The Middle 80 pts
14
High Horse 78 pts
15
Me & My Dog 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
Heat Wave 48 pts
27
Geyser 48 pts
28
Shallow 47 pts
29
Pynk 47 pts
30
Missing U 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
39
Shoota 31 pts
40
41
42
Mr. Tillman 30 pts
44
45
Bodys 29 pts
46
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
Womp Womp 26 pts
51
My, My, My! 26 pts
52
53
Stir Fry 26 pts
54
God’s Plan 26 pts
55
Freebird II 26 pts
56
In My Blood 25 pts
57
High 25 pts
58
SAD! 25 pts
59
60
Cool 24 pts
61
Slapstick 24 pts
62
New Light 23 pts
63
Boys 23 pts
65
Noid 23 pts
66
67
69
Moon River 22 pts
71
72
Party For One 22 pts
73
Graffiti 21 pts
74
Django Jane 21 pts
75
Bassackwards 21 pts
76
Colossus 21 pts
77
Fallingwater 20 pts
80
Girlfriend 20 pts
81
Bad Bad News 20 pts
82
Mona Lisa 20 pts
83
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
84
Not Abel 20 pts
85
Be Careful 19 pts
86
Hot Pink 19 pts
87
Babylon 19 pts
88
A$AP Forever 18 pts
90
Self Care 18 pts
91
Jewelry 18 pts
92
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
93
94
Sticky 17 pts
95
Humility 17 pts
96
Overtime 17 pts
97
Lemon Glow 17 pts
98
R.E.M. 17 pts
99
Nont For Sale 17 pts
100
Breathin 16 pts
101
Work It 16 pts
102
One Kiss 16 pts
103
104
Ponyboy 16 pts
105
Queen 16 pts
106
107
The Opener 16 pts
109
110
USA 15 pts
111
Ralphie 15 pts
112
113
Yes Indeed 15 pts
115
Ghost Town 15 pts
116
117
You Worry Me 15 pts
118
The Joke 15 pts
119
120
Big Bank 14 pts
121
Ace 14 pts
122
123
Win 14 pts
124
125
Nonstop 13 pts
126
1999 13 pts
127
Ever Again 13 pts
128
San Marcos 13 pts
129
130
131
Believe 13 pts
132
Bite The Hand 13 pts
133
Guitar 13 pts
134
Self 12 pts
135
136
Mi Cama 12 pts
137
138
Bubblin 12 pts
139
140
141
Dancing 12 pts
143
144
145
146
Tints 11 pts
148
Bickenhead 11 pts
150
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
151
Anna Wintour 11 pts
152
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
153
154
155
Obsessed 10 pts
156
Read My Mind 10 pts
157
In My View 10 pts
158
Honeycomb 10 pts
159
Prior Things 10 pts
161
Shimmer 10 pts
162
Glue 10 pts
163
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
164
Human Being 10 pts
165
X 10 pts
167
High Hopes 10 pts
168
End Game 10 pts
169
Comeback Kid 10 pts
170
Sure 10 pts
171
172
Rock On It 10 pts
173
Sin Triangle 10 pts
174
175
Fortnight 10 pts
177
Twist (2018) 10 pts
178
179
180
Feel The Love 10 pts
181
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
182
Cocaine LA 10 pts
183
King Snake 10 pts
184
Cannonball 10 pts
185
Look Alive 10 pts
186
189
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
192
Rap N***** 10 pts
193
Trippin’ 10 pts
194
Night And Day 10 pts
195
5 Left 10 pts
197
199
Miki Dora 10 pts
200
Dance To This 10 pts
201
202
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
203
205
Chewing Gum 10 pts
206
207
Miracle 10 pts
208
209
Tremolo 9 pts
211
Pearly Gates 9 pts
212
Bum 9 pts
214
Lifetime 9 pts
215
216
Faceshopping 9 pts
217
218
221
Higher 9 pts
222
223
Thinning 9 pts
224
Thug Life 9 pts
225
226
227
1997 Diana 9 pts
228
229
Rollerskate 9 pts
230
231
Bambi 9 pts
233
Open Again 9 pts
234
Fate/Glory 9 pts
235
The Fixer 9 pts
236
Infrared 9 pts
237
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
239
240
241
Faceplant 9 pts
242
244
245
60 & Punk 9 pts
246
Idol 9 pts
247
Icon 9 pts
248
Poke It Out 9 pts
249
Havana 9 pts
250
Skeleton 9 pts
251
252
Trouble 9 pts
253
Gone Away 9 pts
254
GTFO 9 pts
257
Paramedic! 9 pts
258
259
The Ringer 9 pts
260
261
Sin Pijama 9 pts
262
Linda 9 pts
265
Confirmation 9 pts
266
Wide Awake 9 pts
267
Zone 6 9 pts
268
Joy. 8 pts
269
Poly Blue 8 pts
270
271
Black Snow 8 pts
272
Opps 8 pts
273
Shadows 8 pts
275
276
Real Thing 8 pts
277
Tacoma 8 pts
278
Skeletons 8 pts
279
281
Infatuation 8 pts
282
283
284
Amorfoda 8 pts
285
286
Erasure 8 pts
289
Vizine 8 pts
291
Thread 8 pts
292
Testify 8 pts
293
294
Stargazing 8 pts
296
Better Off 8 pts
297
Black Moon 8 pts
298
299
Offence 8 pts
300
Hard Piano 8 pts
301
Best Hugs 8 pts
302
Ladders 8 pts
303
Colonizer 8 pts
304
Toys 8 pts
305
Elastic 8 pts
306
Emerald Rush 8 pts
308
Accept 8 pts
309
310
Uproar 8 pts
311
I-89 8 pts
312
The Palace 8 pts
313
314
ICY GRL 8 pts
315
Lilo 8 pts
316
Wull On 8 pts
317
318
Next Of Kin 8 pts
319
320
Silence 8 pts
321
Sister 8 pts
322
Fruity 8 pts
323
325
326
Electricity 8 pts
327
Keeping Up 8 pts
328
Screwed 8 pts
329
330
Catch It 8 pts
331
332
New Breeze 8 pts
333
Ekombe 8 pts
334
Lives 8 pts
335
Dive 8 pts
336
Don’t Go 8 pts
338
Only Acting 8 pts
339
340
341
Obsession 7 pts
344
Sweetener 7 pts
345
Go Bestie 7 pts
348
349
Pay No Mind 7 pts
350
351
352
Money 7 pts
353
355
Baby Luv 7 pts
356
Old Friend 7 pts
357
Good Form 7 pts
359
Egoísta 7 pts
360
361
Yr Throat 7 pts
362
Ghost 7 pts
363
Lost 7 pts
364
I Like That 7 pts
365
Fly 7 pts
366
367
I Lived It 7 pts
368
Worth It 7 pts
369
Pain Killer 7 pts
370
371
Stay Down 7 pts
372
Alquile 7 pts
373
Drowning Man 7 pts
374
Saturn 7 pts
376
DOTD 7 pts
377
Bad Boy 7 pts
378
379
381
382
Nice 7 pts
383
Nothing New 7 pts
384
385
FUN! 7 pts
386
The Walk 7 pts
387
Dreaming 7 pts
388
389
Goldrush 7 pts
390
The Bee 7 pts
391
Weekend 7 pts
392
Surface 7 pts
393
Better Now 7 pts
396
Splinters 7 pts
397
398
Scattershot 7 pts
399
400
I Feel Free 7 pts
402
Check 7 pts
403
Voilà 7 pts
404
Little Death 7 pts
405
407
Alas 7 pts
409
Dedicate 6 pts
410
Shy 6 pts
412
Swearin’ 6 pts
413
Hello 6 pts
415
Earth 6 pts
417
418
419
420
5 Dollars 6 pts
421
First To Die 6 pts
422
Curious 6 pts
423
Beyond 6 pts
424
Headstone 6 pts
426
WTP 6 pts
427
Jet Black 6 pts
428
Sisi Maria 6 pts
430
Ginger 6 pts
431
Ghost Song 6 pts
432
Back & Forth 6 pts
434
Accelerate 6 pts
435
436
437
Suspirium 6 pts
438
439
Funeral 6 pts
440
Now Only 6 pts
441
Next Year 6 pts
442
Immaterial 6 pts
443
444
447
Hunnybee 6 pts
449
In The Park 6 pts
451
For You Too 6 pts
452
River 6 pts
453
Generator 6 pts
455
Party Of One 6 pts
456
Solara 6 pts
457
Space Gun 6 pts
458
St. 6 pts
459
460
Get Up 10 6 pts
461
No Secrets 6 pts
462
Skrawberries 6 pts
463
I Do 6 pts
465
Woo 6 pts
466
Bodies 6 pts
467
468
In Contempt 6 pts
469
Gap Year 6 pts
472
473
474
476
Pollinate Me 6 pts
478
480
Love Lies 6 pts
481
Stock Image 6 pts
482
Nervous Mary 6 pts
483
484
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
485
Johnny Cash 5 pts
486
Deliverance 5 pts
488
Cry Pretty 5 pts
490
491
492
Lambert 5 pts
493
Light On 5 pts
495
Keeping Time 5 pts
496
No Rome 5 pts
497
Drunk Girl 5 pts
498
500
501
503
Not The Time 5 pts
504
Pray for Me 5 pts
505
Best Life 5 pts
506
Being Alive 5 pts
507
508
Come E Baza 5 pts
509
Go To Town 5 pts
510
Etta James 5 pts
512
Some Birds 5 pts
513
Sokah 5 pts
514
515
516
517
519
Unfair 5 pts
520
523
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
524
Runnin’ 5 pts
526
Light Luxury 5 pts
527
Cover Me 5 pts
528
Beamer 5 pts
529
Cherry 5 pts
531
532
534
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
536
Eastside 5 pts
537
Show Me How 5 pts
538
Hands On You 5 pts
540
Getaway 5 pts
541
Ubala 5 pts
542
They Fade 5 pts
543
Still Clean 5 pts
545
HOOPTI 5 pts
546
Chun-Li 5 pts
549
Solar Eyes 5 pts
550
Poor Sucker 5 pts
551
Miasma 5 pts
552
553
Season 5 pts
554
Akwaaba 5 pts
555
Basic Need 5 pts
556
Bom Diggy 5 pts
557
Sore Loser 5 pts
558
559
560
Flex 5 pts
561
562
563
564
Souvenir 5 pts
565
Burning Man 4 pts
566
567
568
6 Summers 4 pts
569
570
Charity 4 pts
571
Better Boat 4 pts
572
Holiday Song 4 pts
573
574
Money Bag 4 pts
575
Taste 4 pts
576
577
578
Champagne 4 pts
579
580
Drunk In LA 4 pts
581
582
Ages Ago 4 pts
583
Gmail 4 pts
584
Breathing 4 pts
585
The Ways 4 pts
586
587
Ohio 4 pts
589
Bonetrees 4 pts
590
591
592
Happy & Sad 4 pts
593
597
Jumbo 4 pts
598
Eureka 4 pts
599
600
602
603
Golden Cage 4 pts
605
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
606
Deep End 4 pts
607
90 Degrees 4 pts
608
Rainbow 4 pts
609
White Mist 4 pts
610
Lich Prince 4 pts
611
MIA 4 pts
612
613
Anchors 4 pts
614
Love On Ice 4 pts
615
Wavey 4 pts
616
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
617
Racks Blue 4 pts
619
Dead Boys 4 pts
620
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
621
Spirit 4 pts
622
On An Edge 4 pts
623
625
Fools Gold 4 pts
626
Good 4 pts
627
Glide 4 pts
628
Big Lie 4 pts
629
Avoidarama 4 pts
630
Revelation 4 pts
631
1950 4 pts
632
633
634
Family Man 4 pts
636
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
637
638
639
Dun Rich 4 pts
640
641
Pick Up 4 pts
642
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
643
Puff Daddy 4 pts
644
Reborn 3 pts
645
646
Uber Driver 3 pts
647
Whether 3 pts
648
Sober Motel 3 pts
649
Spells 3 pts
650
652
23 3 pts
653
Aje 3 pts
654
Good As Gold 3 pts
655
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
657
Sipsey 3 pts
658
Letting Go 3 pts
659
Flight 22 3 pts
660
Planetarium 3 pts
661
Parade 3 pts
663
664
Estamos Bien 3 pts
666
667
In A River 3 pts
668
Mooo! 3 pts
670
Nterini 3 pts
672
OTW 3 pts
673
674
675
Spacewoman 3 pts
676
677
Calm Down 3 pts
678
679
680
681
One More 3 pts
682
Emotional 3 pts
683
Saving Face 3 pts
684
3 Nights 3 pts
685
Countin Up 3 pts
686
687
Bastardizer 3 pts
688
Cheyenne 3 pts
689
Lala Lala 3 pts
690
691
Symbol 3 pts
692
Huku 3 pts
693
Folly Dolly 3 pts
694
Hi Haters 3 pts
695
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
696
Some Of It 3 pts
697
Bloom 3 pts
698
Kingston 3 pts
699
Lady 3 pts
700
701
Mother Maybe 3 pts
703
Sinnerman 3 pts
704
Piano 3 pts
705
Promises 3 pts
706
The Way I Am 3 pts
707
708
709
Savior 3 pts
710
Burn It 3 pts
712
Cocaine 3 pts
713
716
718
Chains 3 pts
720
Girl Front 3 pts
721
Rorschach 3 pts
723
724
Hunter 2 pts
725
726
Hot Boy 2 pts
728
731
732
Horizon 2 pts
733
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
734
735
737
Life Is Hard 2 pts
738
Big God 2 pts
739
Gang Gang 2 pts
740
Sirens 2 pts
741
Pay Gap 2 pts
743
Faith 2 pts
744
Gold Star 2 pts
746
747
L-Over 2 pts
748
La Di Da 2 pts
749
750
Kung Fu 2 pts
751
Cute Thing 2 pts
755
Cherubim 2 pts
756
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
757
Doh Doh 2 pts
758
Shine 2 pts
759
Heavenly 2 pts
760
761
Language 2 pts
762
Say Sumn 2 pts
763
Marry Me 2 pts
764
Last One 2 pts
765
Sada Baby 2 pts
766
No Angel 2 pts
767
To The Boys 2 pts
768
Potato Salad 2 pts
769
Sapling 2 pts
770
Test Drive 2 pts
771
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
772
Higher Wire 2 pts
773
Life In Pink 2 pts
774
OSOM 2 pts
775
Waterfalls 2 pts
777
I Did It! 2 pts
778
SA 2 pts
779
Suffer 2 pts
780
The Jacket 2 pts
781
Ruins 2 pts
783
784
Iron Love 2 pts
785
786
787
788
Without Me 1 pts
789
Unfolding 1 pts
790
With You 1 pts
792
More I See 1 pts
794
You 1 pts
795
796
797
798
Hold On 1 pts
800
ATM 1 pts
801
Lotus 1 pts
802
In The Nest 1 pts
803
804
805
806
Logout 1 pts
807
Soundboi 1 pts
809
Blood Money 1 pts
810
812
813
814
Hello World 1 pts
815
The Wolf 1 pts
816
Salaam 1 pts
817
818
Oom Sha La 1 pts
819
On God 1 pts
820
Clean Up 1 pts
821
822
Wow 1 pts
823
Moonlight 1 pts
824
826
Humoresque 1 pts
827
Galveston 1 pts
828
February 3rd 1 pts
829
Dark Spring 1 pts
831
Roses 1 pts
834
Reel It In 1 pts
835
Rats 1 pts
836
Paranoia 1 pts
837
838
Freelance 1 pts
839
Caramelize 1 pts
840
841
843
844
Run 1 pts
845
Masterpiece 1 pts
846
Luminary 1 pts
847
Fail Safe 1 pts
849
The Distance 1 pts
851
Santeria 1 pts
852
Pissed 1 pts
854
Mob Ties 1 pts
856
Telescope 1 pts
857
858
859
860
Bad Dreams 1 pts
861
863
Fire Drills 1 pts
865
Tape 1 pts
866

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