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
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
Missing U 47 pts
29
Pynk 47 pts
30
Shallow 47 pts
31
How Simple 42 pts
32
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
Bodys 29 pts
45
46
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
God’s Plan 26 pts
49
Womp Womp 26 pts
50
Freebird II 26 pts
52
Stir Fry 26 pts
54
My, My, My! 26 pts
55
56
High 25 pts
57
SAD! 25 pts
58
In My Blood 25 pts
59
Slapstick 24 pts
60
Cool 24 pts
61
62
63
New Light 23 pts
64
Noid 23 pts
66
Boys 23 pts
67
68
Party For One 22 pts
71
72
Moon River 22 pts
73
Graffiti 21 pts
74
Django Jane 21 pts
75
Bassackwards 21 pts
76
Colossus 21 pts
78
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
79
Mona Lisa 20 pts
80
Bad Bad News 20 pts
81
Girlfriend 20 pts
82
Not Abel 20 pts
84
Fallingwater 20 pts
85
Be Careful 19 pts
86
Babylon 19 pts
87
Hot Pink 19 pts
89
Self Care 18 pts
90
Jewelry 18 pts
91
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
92
A$AP Forever 18 pts
93
Lemon Glow 17 pts
94
95
Humility 17 pts
96
R.E.M. 17 pts
97
Overtime 17 pts
98
Sticky 17 pts
99
Nont For Sale 17 pts
100
101
Ponyboy 16 pts
102
One Kiss 16 pts
103
Breathin 16 pts
104
The Opener 16 pts
105
Queen 16 pts
106
107
Work It 16 pts
108
Yes Indeed 15 pts
110
The Joke 15 pts
111
112
Ralphie 15 pts
113
You Worry Me 15 pts
114
Ghost Town 15 pts
115
117
USA 15 pts
118
119
Big Bank 14 pts
120
121
Ace 14 pts
122
Win 14 pts
123
124
Nonstop 13 pts
125
126
Guitar 13 pts
127
Believe 13 pts
128
129
San Marcos 13 pts
130
Ever Again 13 pts
131
Bite The Hand 13 pts
132
133
1999 13 pts
134
135
Bubblin 12 pts
136
Self 12 pts
137
Dancing 12 pts
139
Mi Cama 12 pts
140
141
142
143
144
147
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
148
Anna Wintour 11 pts
149
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
150
151
Bickenhead 11 pts
152
153
Tints 11 pts
154
155
156
Comeback Kid 10 pts
157
159
160
X 10 pts
162
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
163
End Game 10 pts
164
Prior Things 10 pts
165
Look Alive 10 pts
166
High Hopes 10 pts
167
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
168
169
170
Honeycomb 10 pts
171
Cocaine LA 10 pts
172
Human Being 10 pts
173
175
Miracle 10 pts
177
Read My Mind 10 pts
179
Feel The Love 10 pts
180
Obsessed 10 pts
181
Shimmer 10 pts
182
Miki Dora 10 pts
184
Fortnight 10 pts
185
In My View 10 pts
187
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
188
Cannonball 10 pts
189
5 Left 10 pts
190
Sure 10 pts
192
Rock On It 10 pts
193
Sin Triangle 10 pts
194
195
196
Twist (2018) 10 pts
197
Trippin’ 10 pts
198
200
Dance To This 10 pts
201
Chewing Gum 10 pts
203
204
Rap N***** 10 pts
205
Night And Day 10 pts
206
Glue 10 pts
207
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
208
King Snake 10 pts
209
Infrared 9 pts
211
Open Again 9 pts
212
213
Bambi 9 pts
214
215
Havana 9 pts
217
Fate/Glory 9 pts
218
220
GTFO 9 pts
221
222
1997 Diana 9 pts
223
Bum 9 pts
225
Thug Life 9 pts
226
Trouble 9 pts
227
228
229
Thinning 9 pts
230
Higher 9 pts
232
The Fixer 9 pts
233
Idol 9 pts
234
Paramedic! 9 pts
235
Icon 9 pts
236
237
Rollerskate 9 pts
239
Faceplant 9 pts
241
Confirmation 9 pts
242
Faceshopping 9 pts
243
244
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
245
Tremolo 9 pts
246
Lifetime 9 pts
247
Wide Awake 9 pts
248
249
Poke It Out 9 pts
250
251
Pearly Gates 9 pts
252
Sin Pijama 9 pts
253
255
256
257
Zone 6 9 pts
259
The Ringer 9 pts
261
Skeleton 9 pts
262
263
Gone Away 9 pts
264
Linda 9 pts
265
60 & Punk 9 pts
266
268
Ekombe 8 pts
269
Accept 8 pts
270
Poly Blue 8 pts
271
Silence 8 pts
272
Emerald Rush 8 pts
274
Thread 8 pts
276
Real Thing 8 pts
277
278
Better Off 8 pts
279
280
Black Moon 8 pts
283
Uproar 8 pts
285
Next Of Kin 8 pts
286
Wull On 8 pts
287
Toys 8 pts
288
289
Opps 8 pts
290
Vizine 8 pts
291
Testify 8 pts
292
Elastic 8 pts
293
294
Lives 8 pts
295
Electricity 8 pts
296
Stargazing 8 pts
297
Colonizer 8 pts
298
Sister 8 pts
299
Only Acting 8 pts
301
Shadows 8 pts
302
303
Screwed 8 pts
304
Fruity 8 pts
306
Offence 8 pts
307
308
309
Don’t Go 8 pts
310
311
Ladders 8 pts
312
313
I-89 8 pts
314
Dive 8 pts
315
Lilo 8 pts
316
ICY GRL 8 pts
317
318
Keeping Up 8 pts
319
Hard Piano 8 pts
320
321
Catch It 8 pts
322
323
324
The Palace 8 pts
326
Skeletons 8 pts
327
328
New Breeze 8 pts
329
Joy. 8 pts
330
Tacoma 8 pts
331
Amorfoda 8 pts
332
Erasure 8 pts
333
Best Hugs 8 pts
334
335
Black Snow 8 pts
336
337
Infatuation 8 pts
338
340
341
Yr Throat 7 pts
342
343
Alquile 7 pts
344
345
Go Bestie 7 pts
346
347
Egoísta 7 pts
349
Obsession 7 pts
350
Good Form 7 pts
352
Money 7 pts
353
Old Friend 7 pts
354
Ghost 7 pts
356
357
Sweetener 7 pts
358
I Like That 7 pts
359
360
361
Saturn 7 pts
362
Drowning Man 7 pts
363
Scattershot 7 pts
365
DOTD 7 pts
366
367
Worth It 7 pts
369
Check 7 pts
371
373
Alas 7 pts
374
Baby Luv 7 pts
375
Splinters 7 pts
376
Bad Boy 7 pts
377
I Lived It 7 pts
378
The Bee 7 pts
380
Weekend 7 pts
381
Better Now 7 pts
382
Nothing New 7 pts
383
Voilà 7 pts
384
I Feel Free 7 pts
385
386
387
388
Goldrush 7 pts
390
Fly 7 pts
391
395
Pay No Mind 7 pts
396
The Walk 7 pts
397
Nice 7 pts
398
399
Dreaming 7 pts
400
Little Death 7 pts
401
Surface 7 pts
402
403
Lost 7 pts
404
Stay Down 7 pts
405
FUN! 7 pts
406
407
Pain Killer 7 pts
410
Party Of One 6 pts
411
5 Dollars 6 pts
413
414
Space Gun 6 pts
415
Hello 6 pts
416
Gap Year 6 pts
417
Curious 6 pts
418
419
Accelerate 6 pts
420
St. 6 pts
422
Earth 6 pts
424
425
Jet Black 6 pts
426
Beyond 6 pts
427
429
430
Get Up 10 6 pts
432
433
434
Sisi Maria 6 pts
437
WTP 6 pts
439
Shy 6 pts
440
441
Headstone 6 pts
442
River 6 pts
443
Stock Image 6 pts
445
First To Die 6 pts
446
Swearin’ 6 pts
447
450
Funeral 6 pts
451
452
Solara 6 pts
453
Next Year 6 pts
454
Immaterial 6 pts
455
456
457
No Secrets 6 pts
458
Generator 6 pts
459
Ginger 6 pts
461
462
Ghost Song 6 pts
464
Skrawberries 6 pts
465
I Do 6 pts
466
Woo 6 pts
467
468
In Contempt 6 pts
469
Now Only 6 pts
471
Pollinate Me 6 pts
472
Bodies 6 pts
473
Nervous Mary 6 pts
474
Back & Forth 6 pts
476
Suspirium 6 pts
477
478
Love Lies 6 pts
479
Hunnybee 6 pts
480
Dedicate 6 pts
481
In The Park 6 pts
482
For You Too 6 pts
484
Sore Loser 5 pts
486
Keeping Time 5 pts
487
Season 5 pts
488
Getaway 5 pts
489
Being Alive 5 pts
490
Some Birds 5 pts
491
492
494
Bom Diggy 5 pts
496
Cherry 5 pts
497
Still Clean 5 pts
498
Light Luxury 5 pts
499
500
No Rome 5 pts
501
502
Pray for Me 5 pts
503
They Fade 5 pts
504
Miasma 5 pts
505
Show Me How 5 pts
506
Best Life 5 pts
508
509
Basic Need 5 pts
510
Beamer 5 pts
511
512
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
513
Ubala 5 pts
514
515
HOOPTI 5 pts
516
Not The Time 5 pts
517
Deliverance 5 pts
518
519
Cry Pretty 5 pts
520
Poor Sucker 5 pts
523
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
524
Cover Me 5 pts
525
526
Unfair 5 pts
527
Drunk Girl 5 pts
528
Runnin’ 5 pts
529
531
Johnny Cash 5 pts
534
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
535
Flex 5 pts
536
537
539
541
Chun-Li 5 pts
542
Akwaaba 5 pts
543
Eastside 5 pts
546
Go To Town 5 pts
547
Light On 5 pts
548
Hands On You 5 pts
550
551
Sokah 5 pts
553
554
Lambert 5 pts
555
Come E Baza 5 pts
556
557
Souvenir 5 pts
558
561
562
563
Etta James 5 pts
564
Solar Eyes 5 pts
565
Charity 4 pts
567
Big Lie 4 pts
568
Glide 4 pts
569
Gmail 4 pts
570
571
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
572
573
Holiday Song 4 pts
574
Anchors 4 pts
575
576
Breathing 4 pts
579
582
583
Fools Gold 4 pts
584
585
Dead Boys 4 pts
586
587
588
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
589
Jumbo 4 pts
591
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
592
1950 4 pts
593
Taste 4 pts
594
Avoidarama 4 pts
595
596
Good 4 pts
597
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
598
Bonetrees 4 pts
599
Better Boat 4 pts
601
602
603
90 Degrees 4 pts
604
White Mist 4 pts
605
606
Family Man 4 pts
608
609
Happy & Sad 4 pts
610
Deep End 4 pts
611
Pick Up 4 pts
612
Revelation 4 pts
613
On An Edge 4 pts
614
Ohio 4 pts
615
Money Bag 4 pts
616
617
Burning Man 4 pts
618
Ages Ago 4 pts
619
Racks Blue 4 pts
620
Rainbow 4 pts
621
Spirit 4 pts
622
623
Eureka 4 pts
624
6 Summers 4 pts
625
Wavey 4 pts
626
627
628
The Ways 4 pts
629
630
631
Puff Daddy 4 pts
632
MIA 4 pts
633
Lich Prince 4 pts
634
635
Love On Ice 4 pts
636
Dun Rich 4 pts
638
639
Golden Cage 4 pts
640
641
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
642
Drunk In LA 4 pts
643
Champagne 4 pts
644
Reborn 3 pts
645
Sipsey 3 pts
647
23 3 pts
649
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
650
Mother Maybe 3 pts
652
Sober Motel 3 pts
653
Uber Driver 3 pts
654
655
3 Nights 3 pts
657
Countin Up 3 pts
658
Girl Front 3 pts
659
Emotional 3 pts
660
Bastardizer 3 pts
661
Whether 3 pts
662
Lala Lala 3 pts
663
664
Spells 3 pts
665
667
Sinnerman 3 pts
668
Rorschach 3 pts
670
Nterini 3 pts
671
Cocaine 3 pts
672
Burn It 3 pts
673
OTW 3 pts
674
675
In A River 3 pts
676
677
Bloom 3 pts
678
The Way I Am 3 pts
679
Kingston 3 pts
680
Saving Face 3 pts
681
Calm Down 3 pts
683
Letting Go 3 pts
684
Planetarium 3 pts
686
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
687
Symbol 3 pts
688
690
692
Estamos Bien 3 pts
693
Promises 3 pts
694
Spacewoman 3 pts
695
Some Of It 3 pts
696
Good As Gold 3 pts
697
Folly Dolly 3 pts
698
699
Huku 3 pts
701
Hi Haters 3 pts
703
Savior 3 pts
704
705
706
Lady 3 pts
707
708
Piano 3 pts
709
Cheyenne 3 pts
710
711
712
713
715
Flight 22 3 pts
716
Chains 3 pts
717
718
719
One More 3 pts
720
Mooo! 3 pts
721
Aje 3 pts
722
Parade 3 pts
723
724
La Di Da 2 pts
725
726
Higher Wire 2 pts
727
728
Kung Fu 2 pts
730
Suffer 2 pts
731
Last One 2 pts
732
Hot Boy 2 pts
733
Cherubim 2 pts
735
Sada Baby 2 pts
736
737
SA 2 pts
738
Life In Pink 2 pts
740
Waterfalls 2 pts
741
742
Sirens 2 pts
743
Iron Love 2 pts
746
Pay Gap 2 pts
747
I Did It! 2 pts
749
Shine 2 pts
751
OSOM 2 pts
752
Say Sumn 2 pts
754
Test Drive 2 pts
755
The Jacket 2 pts
756
Language 2 pts
757
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
758
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
759
760
Big God 2 pts
761
Heavenly 2 pts
763
Gang Gang 2 pts
765
Doh Doh 2 pts
766
Cute Thing 2 pts
767
768
769
Marry Me 2 pts
770
No Angel 2 pts
771
Faith 2 pts
772
Life Is Hard 2 pts
773
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
774
Gold Star 2 pts
775
To The Boys 2 pts
776
777
778
Potato Salad 2 pts
779
Ruins 2 pts
780
781
L-Over 2 pts
782
Horizon 2 pts
783
Sapling 2 pts
784
Hunter 2 pts
786
Wow 1 pts
787
Hold On 1 pts
788
Salaam 1 pts
789
790
More I See 1 pts
791
Lotus 1 pts
794
Run 1 pts
795
The Wolf 1 pts
796
797
798
799
With You 1 pts
800
801
802
In The Nest 1 pts
803
804
Without Me 1 pts
805
Oom Sha La 1 pts
807
Reel It In 1 pts
808
Mob Ties 1 pts
809
Masterpiece 1 pts
811
812
814
Fire Drills 1 pts
816
Tape 1 pts
817
Telescope 1 pts
818
Paranoia 1 pts
819
Rats 1 pts
820
Roses 1 pts
821
Freelance 1 pts
822
823
825
Moonlight 1 pts
828
Humoresque 1 pts
829
831
Galveston 1 pts
832
February 3rd 1 pts
833
Dark Spring 1 pts
834
Clean Up 1 pts
837
Santeria 1 pts
838
839
Blood Money 1 pts
840
841
842
Bad Dreams 1 pts
843
Soundboi 1 pts
844
846
847
848
849
850
Logout 1 pts
851
Hello World 1 pts
852
ATM 1 pts
854
You 1 pts
855
Unfolding 1 pts
858
859
Pissed 1 pts
860
861
Luminary 1 pts
862
Fail Safe 1 pts
863
865
Caramelize 1 pts
866
The Distance 1 pts
867
On God 1 pts

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