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
Heat Wave 48 pts
27
Geyser 48 pts
28
Missing U 47 pts
29
Pynk 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
39
Shoota 31 pts
40
41
Mr. Tillman 30 pts
42
43
Bodys 29 pts
45
47
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
My, My, My! 26 pts
49
Freebird II 26 pts
50
God’s Plan 26 pts
51
Womp Womp 26 pts
52
Stir Fry 26 pts
53
56
SAD! 25 pts
57
In My Blood 25 pts
58
High 25 pts
59
60
Slapstick 24 pts
61
Cool 24 pts
62
New Light 23 pts
63
Noid 23 pts
64
66
67
Boys 23 pts
68
Moon River 22 pts
70
Party For One 22 pts
72
73
Colossus 21 pts
74
Bassackwards 21 pts
75
Graffiti 21 pts
76
Django Jane 21 pts
77
Girlfriend 20 pts
78
Fallingwater 20 pts
79
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
80
Bad Bad News 20 pts
82
Mona Lisa 20 pts
84
Not Abel 20 pts
85
Babylon 19 pts
86
Hot Pink 19 pts
87
Be Careful 19 pts
89
A$AP Forever 18 pts
90
Jewelry 18 pts
91
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
92
Self Care 18 pts
93
Overtime 17 pts
94
Humility 17 pts
95
96
Sticky 17 pts
97
R.E.M. 17 pts
98
Nont For Sale 17 pts
99
Lemon Glow 17 pts
100
101
One Kiss 16 pts
102
Ponyboy 16 pts
103
The Opener 16 pts
104
Work It 16 pts
105
106
Breathin 16 pts
107
Queen 16 pts
108
Ghost Town 15 pts
110
111
112
113
Yes Indeed 15 pts
114
Ralphie 15 pts
116
The Joke 15 pts
117
You Worry Me 15 pts
118
USA 15 pts
119
Big Bank 14 pts
120
Ace 14 pts
121
122
123
Win 14 pts
124
Guitar 13 pts
125
Nonstop 13 pts
126
San Marcos 13 pts
127
128
1999 13 pts
129
Ever Again 13 pts
130
131
Believe 13 pts
132
133
Bite The Hand 13 pts
134
135
136
137
138
Bubblin 12 pts
139
Self 12 pts
141
Dancing 12 pts
142
143
144
Mi Cama 12 pts
145
Tints 11 pts
147
Anna Wintour 11 pts
148
149
Bickenhead 11 pts
151
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
152
153
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
154
Read My Mind 10 pts
155
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
156
Honeycomb 10 pts
158
Cannonball 10 pts
159
X 10 pts
160
5 Left 10 pts
161
Miracle 10 pts
162
Feel The Love 10 pts
163
164
Sin Triangle 10 pts
165
166
Obsessed 10 pts
167
King Snake 10 pts
168
Dance To This 10 pts
169
170
High Hopes 10 pts
171
172
174
175
Fortnight 10 pts
176
Shimmer 10 pts
178
Look Alive 10 pts
179
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
180
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
181
In My View 10 pts
183
Rap N***** 10 pts
184
Twist (2018) 10 pts
186
Miki Dora 10 pts
187
Cocaine LA 10 pts
188
Comeback Kid 10 pts
189
190
191
Night And Day 10 pts
192
193
Trippin’ 10 pts
194
195
Rock On It 10 pts
197
Human Being 10 pts
200
Sure 10 pts
201
Glue 10 pts
202
Prior Things 10 pts
203
204
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
205
End Game 10 pts
208
Chewing Gum 10 pts
209
Gone Away 9 pts
211
213
Rollerskate 9 pts
214
215
216
217
The Ringer 9 pts
218
Fate/Glory 9 pts
220
221
Thug Life 9 pts
222
Sin Pijama 9 pts
223
Infrared 9 pts
224
The Fixer 9 pts
225
Bambi 9 pts
229
Faceshopping 9 pts
230
Pearly Gates 9 pts
231
Confirmation 9 pts
232
233
234
1997 Diana 9 pts
235
236
Trouble 9 pts
237
Paramedic! 9 pts
238
239
Idol 9 pts
240
Icon 9 pts
241
Faceplant 9 pts
242
243
Poke It Out 9 pts
244
Bum 9 pts
245
60 & Punk 9 pts
246
Linda 9 pts
247
Zone 6 9 pts
248
249
Wide Awake 9 pts
250
Havana 9 pts
252
253
254
Lifetime 9 pts
255
Open Again 9 pts
258
259
Tremolo 9 pts
260
Thinning 9 pts
262
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
263
Skeleton 9 pts
265
Higher 9 pts
266
267
GTFO 9 pts
268
Testify 8 pts
269
270
Uproar 8 pts
271
Thread 8 pts
272
Wull On 8 pts
273
Toys 8 pts
274
276
Skeletons 8 pts
277
Vizine 8 pts
278
I-89 8 pts
279
280
Better Off 8 pts
282
283
ICY GRL 8 pts
284
Emerald Rush 8 pts
285
Shadows 8 pts
286
Accept 8 pts
287
289
Elastic 8 pts
290
Colonizer 8 pts
291
Black Moon 8 pts
292
294
Real Thing 8 pts
295
Lilo 8 pts
296
297
Sister 8 pts
298
Offence 8 pts
299
Amorfoda 8 pts
300
301
Black Snow 8 pts
302
Opps 8 pts
303
304
305
Ladders 8 pts
306
307
Best Hugs 8 pts
308
309
Erasure 8 pts
310
Keeping Up 8 pts
311
Silence 8 pts
313
New Breeze 8 pts
314
Lives 8 pts
315
Fruity 8 pts
316
Hard Piano 8 pts
317
319
320
Electricity 8 pts
321
Poly Blue 8 pts
322
Screwed 8 pts
323
Infatuation 8 pts
324
325
Joy. 8 pts
328
Ekombe 8 pts
329
330
331
The Palace 8 pts
332
Only Acting 8 pts
333
Stargazing 8 pts
334
Catch It 8 pts
335
Tacoma 8 pts
336
338
Dive 8 pts
339
Don’t Go 8 pts
340
Next Of Kin 8 pts
341
342
Worth It 7 pts
343
344
Ghost 7 pts
345
Dreaming 7 pts
346
347
Fly 7 pts
348
Weekend 7 pts
349
Yr Throat 7 pts
350
Saturn 7 pts
351
352
Surface 7 pts
354
Old Friend 7 pts
355
The Walk 7 pts
356
I Feel Free 7 pts
357
359
Money 7 pts
360
I Like That 7 pts
362
Good Form 7 pts
363
364
Voilà 7 pts
365
Splinters 7 pts
366
Bad Boy 7 pts
367
Alas 7 pts
369
370
Goldrush 7 pts
371
372
Drowning Man 7 pts
373
Check 7 pts
374
Sweetener 7 pts
375
Obsession 7 pts
377
Lost 7 pts
378
Alquile 7 pts
379
FUN! 7 pts
380
381
382
383
384
Pain Killer 7 pts
386
Baby Luv 7 pts
387
388
Go Bestie 7 pts
389
Stay Down 7 pts
391
392
Little Death 7 pts
394
Scattershot 7 pts
395
I Lived It 7 pts
396
The Bee 7 pts
398
DOTD 7 pts
399
Nothing New 7 pts
400
Nice 7 pts
401
404
Better Now 7 pts
407
Pay No Mind 7 pts
408
Egoísta 7 pts
409
Now Only 6 pts
410
411
412
415
416
418
No Secrets 6 pts
420
I Do 6 pts
423
St. 6 pts
425
Funeral 6 pts
426
Curious 6 pts
427
428
5 Dollars 6 pts
429
Shy 6 pts
430
Space Gun 6 pts
432
Immaterial 6 pts
433
434
435
Dedicate 6 pts
438
Suspirium 6 pts
439
441
Earth 6 pts
443
Generator 6 pts
444
Headstone 6 pts
445
446
Accelerate 6 pts
447
Back & Forth 6 pts
448
For You Too 6 pts
449
Beyond 6 pts
450
Party Of One 6 pts
451
Skrawberries 6 pts
452
Ginger 6 pts
453
Love Lies 6 pts
454
Ghost Song 6 pts
455
Woo 6 pts
456
457
Hello 6 pts
458
River 6 pts
460
Get Up 10 6 pts
461
Stock Image 6 pts
462
Gap Year 6 pts
463
465
Bodies 6 pts
467
Jet Black 6 pts
468
Next Year 6 pts
470
Nervous Mary 6 pts
471
472
473
Sisi Maria 6 pts
474
In The Park 6 pts
475
WTP 6 pts
476
Hunnybee 6 pts
477
Swearin’ 6 pts
478
Solara 6 pts
479
First To Die 6 pts
481
Pollinate Me 6 pts
482
483
In Contempt 6 pts
484
Souvenir 5 pts
485
486
Sore Loser 5 pts
487
Deliverance 5 pts
488
Best Life 5 pts
489
Miasma 5 pts
490
Lambert 5 pts
491
Being Alive 5 pts
492
Bom Diggy 5 pts
493
Go To Town 5 pts
494
495
Light Luxury 5 pts
496
Season 5 pts
497
498
Etta James 5 pts
499
Pray for Me 5 pts
500
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
501
Some Birds 5 pts
503
505
Beamer 5 pts
506
Keeping Time 5 pts
507
Light On 5 pts
508
509
Runnin’ 5 pts
510
511
Show Me How 5 pts
512
513
Unfair 5 pts
514
515
Come E Baza 5 pts
516
No Rome 5 pts
517
520
521
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
522
523
524
525
526
Drunk Girl 5 pts
532
533
Solar Eyes 5 pts
534
Sokah 5 pts
535
Cherry 5 pts
536
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
538
Cover Me 5 pts
539
541
Hands On You 5 pts
543
Johnny Cash 5 pts
545
Chun-Li 5 pts
547
Poor Sucker 5 pts
549
551
552
Still Clean 5 pts
553
Eastside 5 pts
554
Flex 5 pts
556
Ubala 5 pts
557
Cry Pretty 5 pts
558
559
Getaway 5 pts
560
They Fade 5 pts
561
Basic Need 5 pts
562
HOOPTI 5 pts
563
Not The Time 5 pts
564
Akwaaba 5 pts
565
Glide 4 pts
566
Bonetrees 4 pts
567
Holiday Song 4 pts
568
569
Drunk In LA 4 pts
570
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
571
Good 4 pts
573
574
The Ways 4 pts
575
577
Puff Daddy 4 pts
578
579
Love On Ice 4 pts
580
Deep End 4 pts
581
582
583
584
Big Lie 4 pts
586
Charity 4 pts
587
589
590
Family Man 4 pts
591
Dead Boys 4 pts
592
593
Gmail 4 pts
594
Burning Man 4 pts
595
Ages Ago 4 pts
596
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
597
6 Summers 4 pts
598
Anchors 4 pts
599
600
Champagne 4 pts
601
Jumbo 4 pts
602
604
Pick Up 4 pts
605
MIA 4 pts
606
Better Boat 4 pts
607
Breathing 4 pts
608
White Mist 4 pts
609
Rainbow 4 pts
610
On An Edge 4 pts
611
Fools Gold 4 pts
612
613
614
Eureka 4 pts
615
Dun Rich 4 pts
616
90 Degrees 4 pts
617
Wavey 4 pts
618
Golden Cage 4 pts
620
Spirit 4 pts
621
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
622
Racks Blue 4 pts
623
Ohio 4 pts
624
Lich Prince 4 pts
625
626
Money Bag 4 pts
627
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
628
1950 4 pts
629
Happy & Sad 4 pts
630
631
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
633
634
636
Avoidarama 4 pts
637
Taste 4 pts
638
Revelation 4 pts
640
641
642
643
646
Hi Haters 3 pts
647
648
Huku 3 pts
649
3 Nights 3 pts
651
Mooo! 3 pts
652
Aje 3 pts
653
654
Letting Go 3 pts
655
Parade 3 pts
656
Kingston 3 pts
657
658
659
In A River 3 pts
660
Whether 3 pts
661
Uber Driver 3 pts
662
Cocaine 3 pts
663
664
665
Spacewoman 3 pts
666
667
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
668
669
Some Of It 3 pts
670
671
672
Promises 3 pts
673
675
Cheyenne 3 pts
676
One More 3 pts
677
Calm Down 3 pts
678
679
Sipsey 3 pts
680
Bastardizer 3 pts
681
Burn It 3 pts
682
Planetarium 3 pts
683
Savior 3 pts
684
Spells 3 pts
685
Chains 3 pts
686
687
688
Girl Front 3 pts
689
691
692
Lala Lala 3 pts
693
Symbol 3 pts
694
Emotional 3 pts
695
Estamos Bien 3 pts
697
Countin Up 3 pts
698
Sinnerman 3 pts
699
Lady 3 pts
700
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
701
The Way I Am 3 pts
702
23 3 pts
703
Rorschach 3 pts
706
Piano 3 pts
707
Saving Face 3 pts
708
Mother Maybe 3 pts
709
Folly Dolly 3 pts
711
Reborn 3 pts
712
Bloom 3 pts
713
717
Flight 22 3 pts
718
Nterini 3 pts
719
720
OTW 3 pts
721
Sober Motel 3 pts
722
Good As Gold 3 pts
724
Horizon 2 pts
725
Hunter 2 pts
726
728
729
Hot Boy 2 pts
731
733
735
L-Over 2 pts
736
Kung Fu 2 pts
737
Last One 2 pts
738
Iron Love 2 pts
739
Waterfalls 2 pts
740
Sada Baby 2 pts
741
Sirens 2 pts
742
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
743
Doh Doh 2 pts
744
Pay Gap 2 pts
745
746
747
Language 2 pts
749
Faith 2 pts
750
La Di Da 2 pts
751
OSOM 2 pts
752
Say Sumn 2 pts
754
755
Big God 2 pts
757
Cherubim 2 pts
758
Cute Thing 2 pts
759
Heavenly 2 pts
760
761
Marry Me 2 pts
764
765
No Angel 2 pts
766
The Jacket 2 pts
768
Life In Pink 2 pts
769
Higher Wire 2 pts
770
I Did It! 2 pts
771
Ruins 2 pts
772
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
773
SA 2 pts
774
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
775
Suffer 2 pts
776
Life Is Hard 2 pts
777
Test Drive 2 pts
778
Gang Gang 2 pts
779
780
Potato Salad 2 pts
781
Shine 2 pts
783
Sapling 2 pts
784
To The Boys 2 pts
785
Gold Star 2 pts
787
Lotus 1 pts
788
ATM 1 pts
789
Salaam 1 pts
790
791
You 1 pts
792
Hello World 1 pts
793
Hold On 1 pts
794
795
Wow 1 pts
796
With You 1 pts
797
798
Unfolding 1 pts
799
800
801
The Wolf 1 pts
802
803
More I See 1 pts
806
Blood Money 1 pts
807
Soundboi 1 pts
808
810
Without Me 1 pts
811
812
813
814
Logout 1 pts
815
816
817
In The Nest 1 pts
818
Oom Sha La 1 pts
822
Humoresque 1 pts
823
824
Galveston 1 pts
825
826
February 3rd 1 pts
827
Dark Spring 1 pts
828
Clean Up 1 pts
831
832
Roses 1 pts
833
Rats 1 pts
834
Paranoia 1 pts
835
836
Freelance 1 pts
837
Caramelize 1 pts
838
839
840
Reel It In 1 pts
841
Pissed 1 pts
842
Moonlight 1 pts
843
844
Run 1 pts
845
Masterpiece 1 pts
846
Luminary 1 pts
847
Fail Safe 1 pts
849
The Distance 1 pts
851
On God 1 pts
852
Mob Ties 1 pts
854
Santeria 1 pts
857
858
859
861
Fire Drills 1 pts
862
Bad Dreams 1 pts
864
Telescope 1 pts
865
Tape 1 pts
866

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