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
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
Pynk 47 pts
29
Shallow 47 pts
30
Missing U 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
Shoota 31 pts
39
40
41
42
Mr. Tillman 30 pts
44
Bodys 29 pts
45
46
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
God’s Plan 26 pts
49
My, My, My! 26 pts
51
52
Womp Womp 26 pts
53
Stir Fry 26 pts
55
Freebird II 26 pts
56
In My Blood 25 pts
57
High 25 pts
58
SAD! 25 pts
59
60
Slapstick 24 pts
61
Cool 24 pts
62
64
New Light 23 pts
65
66
Noid 23 pts
67
Boys 23 pts
68
Moon River 22 pts
69
71
Party For One 22 pts
73
Bassackwards 21 pts
74
Graffiti 21 pts
75
Django Jane 21 pts
76
Colossus 21 pts
78
Girlfriend 20 pts
79
Bad Bad News 20 pts
80
Not Abel 20 pts
81
Fallingwater 20 pts
83
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
84
Mona Lisa 20 pts
85
Be Careful 19 pts
86
Babylon 19 pts
87
Hot Pink 19 pts
88
Self Care 18 pts
89
Jewelry 18 pts
90
A$AP Forever 18 pts
92
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
93
Nont For Sale 17 pts
94
Sticky 17 pts
95
Lemon Glow 17 pts
96
Overtime 17 pts
97
Humility 17 pts
98
R.E.M. 17 pts
99
100
The Opener 16 pts
101
Queen 16 pts
102
Ponyboy 16 pts
103
One Kiss 16 pts
104
105
106
Breathin 16 pts
107
Work It 16 pts
109
The Joke 15 pts
110
You Worry Me 15 pts
112
Ralphie 15 pts
113
114
115
Yes Indeed 15 pts
116
117
Ghost Town 15 pts
118
USA 15 pts
119
Win 14 pts
120
121
Big Bank 14 pts
122
Ace 14 pts
123
124
Ever Again 13 pts
125
Believe 13 pts
126
127
128
Nonstop 13 pts
129
1999 13 pts
130
131
San Marcos 13 pts
132
Guitar 13 pts
133
Bite The Hand 13 pts
134
Self 12 pts
135
136
Dancing 12 pts
137
138
139
Mi Cama 12 pts
140
141
143
Bubblin 12 pts
144
145
146
Tints 11 pts
147
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
148
Bickenhead 11 pts
149
150
Anna Wintour 11 pts
151
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
154
155
King Snake 10 pts
156
Feel The Love 10 pts
157
End Game 10 pts
158
159
160
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
161
Shimmer 10 pts
162
Read My Mind 10 pts
163
High Hopes 10 pts
164
Honeycomb 10 pts
165
166
167
168
169
Look Alive 10 pts
170
Rock On It 10 pts
171
Twist (2018) 10 pts
172
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
173
Glue 10 pts
175
Cannonball 10 pts
177
Prior Things 10 pts
178
In My View 10 pts
179
Dance To This 10 pts
180
Sin Triangle 10 pts
181
5 Left 10 pts
182
183
Chewing Gum 10 pts
184
Trippin’ 10 pts
185
Sure 10 pts
186
187
Comeback Kid 10 pts
189
Miracle 10 pts
190
Miki Dora 10 pts
194
195
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
197
198
Human Being 10 pts
199
Rap N***** 10 pts
200
Obsessed 10 pts
202
X 10 pts
204
Fortnight 10 pts
205
Cocaine LA 10 pts
206
Night And Day 10 pts
208
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
209
210
Trouble 9 pts
211
214
Pearly Gates 9 pts
215
216
Gone Away 9 pts
217
Faceshopping 9 pts
218
219
Bum 9 pts
220
221
Idol 9 pts
223
224
Sin Pijama 9 pts
225
226
Thinning 9 pts
228
Poke It Out 9 pts
229
Open Again 9 pts
230
The Ringer 9 pts
231
The Fixer 9 pts
232
233
Infrared 9 pts
236
GTFO 9 pts
238
239
Havana 9 pts
240
Lifetime 9 pts
241
242
Thug Life 9 pts
243
Rollerskate 9 pts
244
Fate/Glory 9 pts
247
Wide Awake 9 pts
248
249
250
Faceplant 9 pts
251
252
Confirmation 9 pts
253
Higher 9 pts
254
Paramedic! 9 pts
255
256
258
60 & Punk 9 pts
259
Bambi 9 pts
260
Tremolo 9 pts
261
Icon 9 pts
262
Zone 6 9 pts
263
Skeleton 9 pts
265
Linda 9 pts
266
1997 Diana 9 pts
267
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
269
Real Thing 8 pts
271
272
Sister 8 pts
274
Skeletons 8 pts
275
Erasure 8 pts
276
Joy. 8 pts
278
Better Off 8 pts
279
280
Shadows 8 pts
281
282
283
Vizine 8 pts
284
Wull On 8 pts
285
Lilo 8 pts
286
287
Thread 8 pts
288
Silence 8 pts
289
290
Elastic 8 pts
291
Only Acting 8 pts
292
Opps 8 pts
293
ICY GRL 8 pts
295
I-89 8 pts
296
Infatuation 8 pts
297
298
Next Of Kin 8 pts
299
Stargazing 8 pts
300
The Palace 8 pts
301
Poly Blue 8 pts
303
Colonizer 8 pts
304
Accept 8 pts
305
Hard Piano 8 pts
306
Uproar 8 pts
307
Black Moon 8 pts
308
309
Don’t Go 8 pts
310
Electricity 8 pts
311
Screwed 8 pts
312
Keeping Up 8 pts
313
314
Testify 8 pts
315
Black Snow 8 pts
316
317
Tacoma 8 pts
318
319
320
New Breeze 8 pts
321
322
Dive 8 pts
323
Ekombe 8 pts
324
Lives 8 pts
325
326
Amorfoda 8 pts
327
Offence 8 pts
328
329
Ladders 8 pts
330
332
Emerald Rush 8 pts
333
Fruity 8 pts
334
Toys 8 pts
336
Catch It 8 pts
337
Best Hugs 8 pts
338
339
341
FUN! 7 pts
342
Scattershot 7 pts
343
Splinters 7 pts
345
Goldrush 7 pts
346
I Feel Free 7 pts
347
Good Form 7 pts
348
Old Friend 7 pts
349
Obsession 7 pts
350
Go Bestie 7 pts
351
352
Surface 7 pts
353
Money 7 pts
355
Baby Luv 7 pts
356
Pain Killer 7 pts
357
Egoísta 7 pts
358
Dreaming 7 pts
361
362
363
Voilà 7 pts
364
Weekend 7 pts
365
I Like That 7 pts
366
Sweetener 7 pts
369
372
Worth It 7 pts
374
I Lived It 7 pts
375
Ghost 7 pts
377
DOTD 7 pts
379
380
Alas 7 pts
381
Alquile 7 pts
383
384
Little Death 7 pts
385
Nothing New 7 pts
386
387
Check 7 pts
389
Better Now 7 pts
390
Bad Boy 7 pts
391
The Walk 7 pts
392
Pay No Mind 7 pts
393
394
395
396
Stay Down 7 pts
397
Yr Throat 7 pts
398
Fly 7 pts
399
400
Nice 7 pts
401
Saturn 7 pts
402
Lost 7 pts
403
404
405
Drowning Man 7 pts
406
407
The Bee 7 pts
408
410
411
5 Dollars 6 pts
414
Beyond 6 pts
415
416
Space Gun 6 pts
418
St. 6 pts
419
420
Funeral 6 pts
422
Get Up 10 6 pts
424
426
427
Shy 6 pts
428
River 6 pts
429
Earth 6 pts
430
434
Dedicate 6 pts
435
437
Curious 6 pts
438
I Do 6 pts
439
Accelerate 6 pts
440
441
Swearin’ 6 pts
442
Generator 6 pts
443
No Secrets 6 pts
444
WTP 6 pts
445
447
Immaterial 6 pts
448
449
Suspirium 6 pts
450
451
Woo 6 pts
452
Love Lies 6 pts
454
Nervous Mary 6 pts
455
Solara 6 pts
457
Hello 6 pts
458
Ginger 6 pts
459
460
Ghost Song 6 pts
461
Gap Year 6 pts
463
Party Of One 6 pts
464
First To Die 6 pts
465
In The Park 6 pts
466
468
Back & Forth 6 pts
469
Pollinate Me 6 pts
470
Next Year 6 pts
471
Headstone 6 pts
472
Skrawberries 6 pts
473
Sisi Maria 6 pts
474
Stock Image 6 pts
476
Now Only 6 pts
477
In Contempt 6 pts
478
Bodies 6 pts
479
Jet Black 6 pts
480
481
482
Hunnybee 6 pts
483
For You Too 6 pts
484
Bom Diggy 5 pts
486
Unfair 5 pts
487
Sore Loser 5 pts
488
489
Pray for Me 5 pts
493
Getaway 5 pts
494
Cover Me 5 pts
495
Runnin’ 5 pts
497
Hands On You 5 pts
498
Not The Time 5 pts
499
500
Season 5 pts
502
503
504
Basic Need 5 pts
505
Deliverance 5 pts
506
Miasma 5 pts
508
Cry Pretty 5 pts
509
Solar Eyes 5 pts
510
Show Me How 5 pts
511
512
Chun-Li 5 pts
513
514
Light Luxury 5 pts
515
Keeping Time 5 pts
516
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
518
519
Drunk Girl 5 pts
520
521
Souvenir 5 pts
523
524
No Rome 5 pts
526
Some Birds 5 pts
528
Ubala 5 pts
529
Eastside 5 pts
530
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
531
532
Flex 5 pts
533
Sokah 5 pts
534
Poor Sucker 5 pts
535
Beamer 5 pts
537
Cherry 5 pts
539
540
541
HOOPTI 5 pts
542
Light On 5 pts
543
544
545
547
548
550
Go To Town 5 pts
551
Johnny Cash 5 pts
552
Etta James 5 pts
553
555
They Fade 5 pts
556
Come E Baza 5 pts
557
Best Life 5 pts
558
559
Still Clean 5 pts
560
Being Alive 5 pts
561
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
563
Akwaaba 5 pts
564
Lambert 5 pts
565
Glide 4 pts
566
567
Anchors 4 pts
568
569
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
571
573
Avoidarama 4 pts
574
Champagne 4 pts
575
576
577
Holiday Song 4 pts
578
580
Gmail 4 pts
581
582
583
584
Jumbo 4 pts
585
Fools Gold 4 pts
586
1950 4 pts
587
Revelation 4 pts
588
589
Bonetrees 4 pts
590
591
592
Dead Boys 4 pts
595
Ages Ago 4 pts
596
6 Summers 4 pts
597
Drunk In LA 4 pts
598
Taste 4 pts
599
Happy & Sad 4 pts
600
601
602
White Mist 4 pts
603
Eureka 4 pts
604
Better Boat 4 pts
605
606
608
Money Bag 4 pts
609
Rainbow 4 pts
610
Racks Blue 4 pts
611
612
Good 4 pts
613
Spirit 4 pts
614
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
615
90 Degrees 4 pts
616
Puff Daddy 4 pts
618
619
620
Pick Up 4 pts
621
Dun Rich 4 pts
622
623
Ohio 4 pts
624
Golden Cage 4 pts
626
On An Edge 4 pts
627
Big Lie 4 pts
628
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
629
Lich Prince 4 pts
630
Charity 4 pts
631
Family Man 4 pts
632
Wavey 4 pts
633
The Ways 4 pts
634
Breathing 4 pts
635
Burning Man 4 pts
636
Deep End 4 pts
637
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
638
MIA 4 pts
639
640
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
641
Love On Ice 4 pts
643
644
645
646
Spells 3 pts
647
648
650
Bastardizer 3 pts
651
652
In A River 3 pts
653
Chains 3 pts
654
Burn It 3 pts
655
Reborn 3 pts
656
23 3 pts
658
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
660
Planetarium 3 pts
661
663
Symbol 3 pts
664
665
Promises 3 pts
666
Sipsey 3 pts
667
Cocaine 3 pts
668
OTW 3 pts
669
Nterini 3 pts
671
Sober Motel 3 pts
672
Uber Driver 3 pts
673
Folly Dolly 3 pts
674
675
Emotional 3 pts
676
Estamos Bien 3 pts
677
One More 3 pts
678
Letting Go 3 pts
680
681
Countin Up 3 pts
682
Flight 22 3 pts
683
Hi Haters 3 pts
684
Savior 3 pts
685
3 Nights 3 pts
686
687
Aje 3 pts
688
Cheyenne 3 pts
689
690
691
692
Lala Lala 3 pts
693
Spacewoman 3 pts
694
Some Of It 3 pts
695
Mooo! 3 pts
698
Calm Down 3 pts
699
700
702
Piano 3 pts
703
Huku 3 pts
704
Whether 3 pts
705
Good As Gold 3 pts
706
707
708
Rorschach 3 pts
709
Saving Face 3 pts
712
Girl Front 3 pts
713
715
Lady 3 pts
716
The Way I Am 3 pts
717
Bloom 3 pts
718
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
719
Kingston 3 pts
721
Sinnerman 3 pts
722
Parade 3 pts
723
Mother Maybe 3 pts
725
Shine 2 pts
726
727
Horizon 2 pts
728
729
Hunter 2 pts
731
732
Hot Boy 2 pts
734
Gang Gang 2 pts
735
Sada Baby 2 pts
736
737
Waterfalls 2 pts
738
OSOM 2 pts
739
741
743
Faith 2 pts
744
La Di Da 2 pts
745
746
747
748
Iron Love 2 pts
750
Kung Fu 2 pts
751
Last One 2 pts
752
Life Is Hard 2 pts
753
Language 2 pts
756
Marry Me 2 pts
757
Doh Doh 2 pts
758
No Angel 2 pts
759
Sirens 2 pts
760
Suffer 2 pts
761
Heavenly 2 pts
762
763
To The Boys 2 pts
764
The Jacket 2 pts
766
Potato Salad 2 pts
767
Sapling 2 pts
768
Big God 2 pts
769
Test Drive 2 pts
770
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
771
Cherubim 2 pts
772
Cute Thing 2 pts
773
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
775
Say Sumn 2 pts
776
I Did It! 2 pts
777
Life In Pink 2 pts
778
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
780
Higher Wire 2 pts
781
Pay Gap 2 pts
782
SA 2 pts
783
L-Over 2 pts
784
Ruins 2 pts
785
Gold Star 2 pts
786
Fail Safe 1 pts
787
Luminary 1 pts
788
Run 1 pts
789
790
On God 1 pts
792
Hold On 1 pts
793
795
796
798
Blood Money 1 pts
799
Soundboi 1 pts
801
Wow 1 pts
802
803
804
805
In The Nest 1 pts
806
807
Logout 1 pts
808
809
Hello World 1 pts
810
ATM 1 pts
811
You 1 pts
812
Unfolding 1 pts
813
More I See 1 pts
815
The Wolf 1 pts
816
Oom Sha La 1 pts
817
The Distance 1 pts
819
Humoresque 1 pts
820
821
Galveston 1 pts
822
823
February 3rd 1 pts
824
Dark Spring 1 pts
825
Clean Up 1 pts
826
829
Salaam 1 pts
830
831
Rats 1 pts
832
833
Paranoia 1 pts
835
Freelance 1 pts
836
Lotus 1 pts
837
Caramelize 1 pts
838
839
Reel It In 1 pts
840
Pissed 1 pts
842
Moonlight 1 pts
843
Telescope 1 pts
846
With You 1 pts
848
849
Mob Ties 1 pts
850
Masterpiece 1 pts
852
854
Without Me 1 pts
855
Fire Drills 1 pts
856
858
859
860
Bad Dreams 1 pts
861
862
Tape 1 pts
863
864
Roses 1 pts
866
867
Santeria 1 pts

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