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
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
Mr. Tillman 30 pts
42
43
Bodys 29 pts
45
47
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
God’s Plan 26 pts
49
Freebird II 26 pts
50
Womp Womp 26 pts
52
53
Stir Fry 26 pts
54
My, My, My! 26 pts
56
SAD! 25 pts
57
In My Blood 25 pts
58
High 25 pts
59
60
Slapstick 24 pts
61
Cool 24 pts
62
63
New Light 23 pts
64
Noid 23 pts
65
Boys 23 pts
66
68
Moon River 22 pts
71
72
Party For One 22 pts
73
Bassackwards 21 pts
74
Graffiti 21 pts
75
Django Jane 21 pts
76
Colossus 21 pts
77
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
78
Girlfriend 20 pts
80
Not Abel 20 pts
81
Fallingwater 20 pts
82
Bad Bad News 20 pts
84
Mona Lisa 20 pts
85
Babylon 19 pts
86
Be Careful 19 pts
87
Hot Pink 19 pts
88
Jewelry 18 pts
90
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
91
Self Care 18 pts
92
A$AP Forever 18 pts
93
Lemon Glow 17 pts
94
Sticky 17 pts
95
96
Overtime 17 pts
97
Nont For Sale 17 pts
98
Humility 17 pts
99
R.E.M. 17 pts
100
Ponyboy 16 pts
101
Queen 16 pts
102
103
One Kiss 16 pts
104
105
The Opener 16 pts
106
Work It 16 pts
107
Breathin 16 pts
108
109
You Worry Me 15 pts
111
The Joke 15 pts
112
Ghost Town 15 pts
113
114
Yes Indeed 15 pts
115
Ralphie 15 pts
117
118
USA 15 pts
119
Win 14 pts
120
121
Ace 14 pts
122
Big Bank 14 pts
123
124
San Marcos 13 pts
125
126
127
Nonstop 13 pts
128
Ever Again 13 pts
129
1999 13 pts
130
Bite The Hand 13 pts
131
132
Guitar 13 pts
133
Believe 13 pts
135
Mi Cama 12 pts
136
137
138
139
Dancing 12 pts
140
Self 12 pts
141
142
143
Bubblin 12 pts
144
145
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
146
Tints 11 pts
147
Bickenhead 11 pts
148
150
Anna Wintour 11 pts
152
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
153
154
155
Prior Things 10 pts
156
Human Being 10 pts
157
158
Cannonball 10 pts
160
Night And Day 10 pts
161
Sin Triangle 10 pts
162
Rock On It 10 pts
164
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
165
166
Read My Mind 10 pts
167
Shimmer 10 pts
168
169
170
171
Glue 10 pts
173
Dance To This 10 pts
174
X 10 pts
175
Miki Dora 10 pts
176
Miracle 10 pts
178
Look Alive 10 pts
179
End Game 10 pts
180
Fortnight 10 pts
181
Honeycomb 10 pts
182
Comeback Kid 10 pts
183
5 Left 10 pts
184
Twist (2018) 10 pts
185
High Hopes 10 pts
187
Feel The Love 10 pts
189
Cocaine LA 10 pts
190
Chewing Gum 10 pts
193
Sure 10 pts
194
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
195
Trippin’ 10 pts
196
197
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
198
Rap N***** 10 pts
199
King Snake 10 pts
200
In My View 10 pts
202
203
204
205
206
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
207
Obsessed 10 pts
209
210
211
Gone Away 9 pts
212
Bum 9 pts
213
215
Bambi 9 pts
216
The Fixer 9 pts
218
Trouble 9 pts
220
Lifetime 9 pts
221
60 & Punk 9 pts
222
224
226
227
228
Open Again 9 pts
229
230
Thug Life 9 pts
231
GTFO 9 pts
232
Confirmation 9 pts
233
Faceshopping 9 pts
234
Faceplant 9 pts
235
Thinning 9 pts
237
Havana 9 pts
238
Linda 9 pts
239
Infrared 9 pts
240
241
243
245
Tremolo 9 pts
246
1997 Diana 9 pts
248
Sin Pijama 9 pts
249
Idol 9 pts
250
Zone 6 9 pts
251
Wide Awake 9 pts
252
Pearly Gates 9 pts
253
Icon 9 pts
255
256
Poke It Out 9 pts
257
Skeleton 9 pts
258
259
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
260
Fate/Glory 9 pts
261
262
Higher 9 pts
263
Rollerskate 9 pts
265
266
Paramedic! 9 pts
267
The Ringer 9 pts
268
269
Joy. 8 pts
270
Erasure 8 pts
271
Sister 8 pts
272
Catch It 8 pts
273
Poly Blue 8 pts
275
276
Wull On 8 pts
277
278
Infatuation 8 pts
279
Offence 8 pts
280
Stargazing 8 pts
283
I-89 8 pts
284
285
287
Black Moon 8 pts
288
Ekombe 8 pts
289
Toys 8 pts
290
Real Thing 8 pts
291
Elastic 8 pts
292
The Palace 8 pts
293
Testify 8 pts
294
295
Black Snow 8 pts
296
Opps 8 pts
297
Electricity 8 pts
298
Skeletons 8 pts
299
Amorfoda 8 pts
300
Better Off 8 pts
301
Screwed 8 pts
302
303
304
Ladders 8 pts
306
307
308
Hard Piano 8 pts
309
Silence 8 pts
310
311
Accept 8 pts
312
Lilo 8 pts
314
Emerald Rush 8 pts
316
317
318
ICY GRL 8 pts
319
Lives 8 pts
320
321
322
New Breeze 8 pts
323
Tacoma 8 pts
324
Shadows 8 pts
325
Dive 8 pts
326
327
328
Keeping Up 8 pts
329
Uproar 8 pts
331
Vizine 8 pts
332
Thread 8 pts
333
Only Acting 8 pts
334
Fruity 8 pts
336
Next Of Kin 8 pts
337
338
Don’t Go 8 pts
339
Best Hugs 8 pts
340
Colonizer 8 pts
341
Money 7 pts
342
Egoísta 7 pts
343
Alquile 7 pts
344
345
Obsession 7 pts
348
Stay Down 7 pts
349
Saturn 7 pts
350
Worth It 7 pts
351
353
355
Sweetener 7 pts
356
I Like That 7 pts
357
Go Bestie 7 pts
358
Old Friend 7 pts
359
Yr Throat 7 pts
360
Drowning Man 7 pts
361
362
DOTD 7 pts
363
Pain Killer 7 pts
364
Baby Luv 7 pts
365
Ghost 7 pts
366
368
Scattershot 7 pts
369
Good Form 7 pts
370
Check 7 pts
371
Alas 7 pts
373
Splinters 7 pts
375
Dreaming 7 pts
377
I Feel Free 7 pts
378
379
380
381
Pay No Mind 7 pts
382
385
Voilà 7 pts
386
387
Weekend 7 pts
388
Bad Boy 7 pts
389
Nothing New 7 pts
390
Nice 7 pts
391
I Lived It 7 pts
392
The Walk 7 pts
393
Goldrush 7 pts
394
395
Lost 7 pts
396
397
FUN! 7 pts
398
Surface 7 pts
399
400
Fly 7 pts
401
Better Now 7 pts
405
The Bee 7 pts
406
407
Little Death 7 pts
408
409
Dedicate 6 pts
410
411
Earth 6 pts
412
Stock Image 6 pts
414
Sisi Maria 6 pts
415
WTP 6 pts
417
Get Up 10 6 pts
418
Curious 6 pts
419
Solara 6 pts
420
421
Ghost Song 6 pts
422
423
424
St. 6 pts
426
Party Of One 6 pts
427
Ginger 6 pts
430
Jet Black 6 pts
431
432
Swearin’ 6 pts
433
435
437
439
First To Die 6 pts
441
Love Lies 6 pts
442
444
5 Dollars 6 pts
445
Immaterial 6 pts
446
Nervous Mary 6 pts
449
Headstone 6 pts
451
Funeral 6 pts
452
453
I Do 6 pts
454
Bodies 6 pts
455
Shy 6 pts
456
In Contempt 6 pts
457
No Secrets 6 pts
458
Now Only 6 pts
459
460
Suspirium 6 pts
461
462
Skrawberries 6 pts
463
In The Park 6 pts
464
Hunnybee 6 pts
465
Pollinate Me 6 pts
466
Space Gun 6 pts
467
469
470
Accelerate 6 pts
472
Back & Forth 6 pts
473
Woo 6 pts
474
River 6 pts
475
Generator 6 pts
476
Next Year 6 pts
477
Beyond 6 pts
478
479
Gap Year 6 pts
480
Hello 6 pts
482
For You Too 6 pts
485
486
488
Drunk Girl 5 pts
489
490
Come E Baza 5 pts
491
492
Deliverance 5 pts
493
Pray for Me 5 pts
494
Being Alive 5 pts
495
Best Life 5 pts
496
Runnin’ 5 pts
497
Cry Pretty 5 pts
498
Basic Need 5 pts
499
501
Unfair 5 pts
502
Go To Town 5 pts
505
Light Luxury 5 pts
506
Keeping Time 5 pts
507
Light On 5 pts
508
Miasma 5 pts
509
No Rome 5 pts
510
511
Beamer 5 pts
512
Some Birds 5 pts
513
514
Lambert 5 pts
515
Season 5 pts
516
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
517
Show Me How 5 pts
518
Etta James 5 pts
519
520
521
Bom Diggy 5 pts
522
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
524
Cherry 5 pts
526
527
Getaway 5 pts
528
Solar Eyes 5 pts
529
Eastside 5 pts
530
Not The Time 5 pts
531
Flex 5 pts
533
Hands On You 5 pts
535
536
537
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
538
Cover Me 5 pts
541
542
543
HOOPTI 5 pts
544
545
546
Still Clean 5 pts
547
Sokah 5 pts
548
They Fade 5 pts
550
Sore Loser 5 pts
551
Souvenir 5 pts
552
553
Ubala 5 pts
554
Chun-Li 5 pts
555
Johnny Cash 5 pts
557
561
562
Akwaaba 5 pts
564
Poor Sucker 5 pts
565
Fools Gold 4 pts
566
567
Drunk In LA 4 pts
568
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
569
90 Degrees 4 pts
570
Breathing 4 pts
571
MIA 4 pts
572
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
573
Dead Boys 4 pts
574
Wavey 4 pts
575
Glide 4 pts
576
577
578
Holiday Song 4 pts
579
Champagne 4 pts
580
Anchors 4 pts
581
582
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
584
White Mist 4 pts
585
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
586
Good 4 pts
587
Gmail 4 pts
588
589
Love On Ice 4 pts
591
Revelation 4 pts
593
On An Edge 4 pts
594
Ohio 4 pts
595
Puff Daddy 4 pts
596
Pick Up 4 pts
597
598
Jumbo 4 pts
599
The Ways 4 pts
600
601
Eureka 4 pts
602
Bonetrees 4 pts
603
Taste 4 pts
604
Spirit 4 pts
605
Lich Prince 4 pts
606
Burning Man 4 pts
607
Dun Rich 4 pts
608
Deep End 4 pts
609
Happy & Sad 4 pts
610
612
Family Man 4 pts
613
Golden Cage 4 pts
615
616
617
6 Summers 4 pts
618
619
621
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
622
623
625
Charity 4 pts
626
627
Big Lie 4 pts
628
Ages Ago 4 pts
629
Better Boat 4 pts
630
631
632
1950 4 pts
633
634
Racks Blue 4 pts
635
Money Bag 4 pts
636
Avoidarama 4 pts
639
640
Rainbow 4 pts
641
642
643
644
646
Sipsey 3 pts
647
649
Folly Dolly 3 pts
650
Burn It 3 pts
651
One More 3 pts
653
3 Nights 3 pts
654
Uber Driver 3 pts
655
656
657
Saving Face 3 pts
658
Cocaine 3 pts
659
Calm Down 3 pts
660
Promises 3 pts
661
662
In A River 3 pts
663
Bastardizer 3 pts
664
Estamos Bien 3 pts
665
Sinnerman 3 pts
666
Planetarium 3 pts
667
23 3 pts
668
Aje 3 pts
669
Emotional 3 pts
671
Whether 3 pts
672
The Way I Am 3 pts
673
Letting Go 3 pts
674
Symbol 3 pts
675
Countin Up 3 pts
678
Rorschach 3 pts
679
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
681
682
OTW 3 pts
683
Kingston 3 pts
684
685
Nterini 3 pts
686
687
Some Of It 3 pts
688
690
Sober Motel 3 pts
691
Huku 3 pts
692
693
Reborn 3 pts
694
Savior 3 pts
695
696
Parade 3 pts
697
Lady 3 pts
699
Mother Maybe 3 pts
700
701
Hi Haters 3 pts
702
Lala Lala 3 pts
705
706
Girl Front 3 pts
707
Piano 3 pts
709
Bloom 3 pts
710
712
Spells 3 pts
713
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
714
715
Cheyenne 3 pts
716
Chains 3 pts
717
Spacewoman 3 pts
718
719
720
Mooo! 3 pts
721
Flight 22 3 pts
722
Good As Gold 3 pts
723
725
Iron Love 2 pts
726
The Jacket 2 pts
727
Suffer 2 pts
728
729
Sada Baby 2 pts
730
Hunter 2 pts
731
L-Over 2 pts
733
Cherubim 2 pts
734
735
Gold Star 2 pts
736
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
737
738
Cute Thing 2 pts
739
740
741
Shine 2 pts
742
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
743
Gang Gang 2 pts
745
Higher Wire 2 pts
746
748
I Did It! 2 pts
749
Kung Fu 2 pts
750
Horizon 2 pts
751
Last One 2 pts
752
Say Sumn 2 pts
753
Doh Doh 2 pts
755
756
To The Boys 2 pts
758
Faith 2 pts
760
SA 2 pts
761
Marry Me 2 pts
762
Life In Pink 2 pts
763
No Angel 2 pts
764
Pay Gap 2 pts
765
Potato Salad 2 pts
766
Ruins 2 pts
767
Sapling 2 pts
768
Test Drive 2 pts
769
771
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
772
Language 2 pts
773
La Di Da 2 pts
775
Sirens 2 pts
776
Big God 2 pts
777
Life Is Hard 2 pts
778
779
780
OSOM 2 pts
781
Heavenly 2 pts
782
Waterfalls 2 pts
784
Hot Boy 2 pts
786
Logout 1 pts
790
791
Blood Money 1 pts
793
Humoresque 1 pts
796
In The Nest 1 pts
797
798
799
Fire Drills 1 pts
802
Freelance 1 pts
803
804
Lotus 1 pts
805
806
Caramelize 1 pts
807
Wow 1 pts
808
809
ATM 1 pts
810
Tape 1 pts
811
Telescope 1 pts
812
You 1 pts
813
Roses 1 pts
814
815
Galveston 1 pts
816
Salaam 1 pts
818
819
Rats 1 pts
820
Moonlight 1 pts
821
Unfolding 1 pts
822
Hello World 1 pts
823
824
825
826
February 3rd 1 pts
827
828
Santeria 1 pts
830
On God 1 pts
831
833
Paranoia 1 pts
834
835
Luminary 1 pts
836
Mob Ties 1 pts
837
The Distance 1 pts
838
Bad Dreams 1 pts
840
Soundboi 1 pts
842
More I See 1 pts
846
The Wolf 1 pts
847
848
849
850
851
Hold On 1 pts
852
853
854
Dark Spring 1 pts
855
Run 1 pts
856
Clean Up 1 pts
857
Reel It In 1 pts
858
Oom Sha La 1 pts
860
Fail Safe 1 pts
861
Pissed 1 pts
862
863
With You 1 pts
864
865
Masterpiece 1 pts
866
867
Without Me 1 pts

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