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
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
43
Bodys 29 pts
44
47
Golden Hour 27 pts
49
50
Freebird II 26 pts
51
My, My, My! 26 pts
52
Womp Womp 26 pts
54
Stir Fry 26 pts
55
God’s Plan 26 pts
56
In My Blood 25 pts
57
SAD! 25 pts
58
High 25 pts
59
Slapstick 24 pts
60
Cool 24 pts
61
62
Boys 23 pts
63
Noid 23 pts
64
66
67
New Light 23 pts
69
71
Moon River 22 pts
72
Party For One 22 pts
73
Colossus 21 pts
74
Django Jane 21 pts
75
Bassackwards 21 pts
76
Graffiti 21 pts
78
Not Abel 20 pts
79
Girlfriend 20 pts
80
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
82
Fallingwater 20 pts
83
Bad Bad News 20 pts
84
Mona Lisa 20 pts
85
Be Careful 19 pts
86
Hot Pink 19 pts
87
Babylon 19 pts
89
Jewelry 18 pts
90
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
91
Self Care 18 pts
92
A$AP Forever 18 pts
93
Overtime 17 pts
94
95
R.E.M. 17 pts
96
Humility 17 pts
97
Lemon Glow 17 pts
98
Sticky 17 pts
99
Nont For Sale 17 pts
100
Ponyboy 16 pts
101
One Kiss 16 pts
102
The Opener 16 pts
103
Breathin 16 pts
104
105
106
Queen 16 pts
107
Work It 16 pts
108
110
The Joke 15 pts
111
Ghost Town 15 pts
112
You Worry Me 15 pts
113
Ralphie 15 pts
114
115
116
USA 15 pts
118
Yes Indeed 15 pts
119
120
Big Bank 14 pts
121
Win 14 pts
122
123
Ace 14 pts
124
125
Nonstop 13 pts
126
127
Believe 13 pts
128
129
1999 13 pts
130
Ever Again 13 pts
131
San Marcos 13 pts
132
Bite The Hand 13 pts
133
Guitar 13 pts
134
Self 12 pts
135
Bubblin 12 pts
136
137
138
Mi Cama 12 pts
139
141
142
Dancing 12 pts
143
144
145
146
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
147
Tints 11 pts
148
Bickenhead 11 pts
149
152
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
153
Anna Wintour 11 pts
154
Miki Dora 10 pts
155
Miracle 10 pts
157
160
161
162
163
Night And Day 10 pts
164
Look Alive 10 pts
165
Chewing Gum 10 pts
166
Prior Things 10 pts
167
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
168
5 Left 10 pts
169
Dance To This 10 pts
170
Sin Triangle 10 pts
171
Shimmer 10 pts
172
Trippin’ 10 pts
173
King Snake 10 pts
174
In My View 10 pts
175
Human Being 10 pts
176
177
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
178
179
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
181
Cocaine LA 10 pts
182
Comeback Kid 10 pts
183
X 10 pts
184
185
Rock On It 10 pts
186
Twist (2018) 10 pts
187
Glue 10 pts
188
Honeycomb 10 pts
189
End Game 10 pts
190
Obsessed 10 pts
192
Feel The Love 10 pts
193
Cannonball 10 pts
194
Fortnight 10 pts
197
198
199
Sure 10 pts
200
High Hopes 10 pts
201
204
Read My Mind 10 pts
205
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
207
Rap N***** 10 pts
208
209
Thug Life 9 pts
210
Confirmation 9 pts
211
Infrared 9 pts
212
213
214
Havana 9 pts
215
Paramedic! 9 pts
217
Thinning 9 pts
218
219
220
Faceshopping 9 pts
221
Bum 9 pts
226
228
The Ringer 9 pts
230
Poke It Out 9 pts
231
232
The Fixer 9 pts
233
Tremolo 9 pts
234
Open Again 9 pts
235
Sin Pijama 9 pts
236
237
Zone 6 9 pts
238
Lifetime 9 pts
239
240
GTFO 9 pts
241
Wide Awake 9 pts
242
243
1997 Diana 9 pts
244
245
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
247
248
Rollerskate 9 pts
249
252
Idol 9 pts
253
Icon 9 pts
254
Fate/Glory 9 pts
255
Trouble 9 pts
256
Linda 9 pts
258
Gone Away 9 pts
259
Bambi 9 pts
260
261
Pearly Gates 9 pts
262
Skeleton 9 pts
263
264
60 & Punk 9 pts
265
Higher 9 pts
266
267
Faceplant 9 pts
268
269
Amorfoda 8 pts
270
Black Snow 8 pts
271
Toys 8 pts
272
Testify 8 pts
273
Best Hugs 8 pts
274
275
Ladders 8 pts
276
Shadows 8 pts
277
Next Of Kin 8 pts
278
Erasure 8 pts
279
Ekombe 8 pts
280
Only Acting 8 pts
281
Real Thing 8 pts
282
Opps 8 pts
283
284
Emerald Rush 8 pts
285
286
Sister 8 pts
287
Catch It 8 pts
288
291
ICY GRL 8 pts
293
Wull On 8 pts
295
296
Vizine 8 pts
297
Uproar 8 pts
298
Better Off 8 pts
299
Tacoma 8 pts
300
302
Poly Blue 8 pts
303
Thread 8 pts
304
Colonizer 8 pts
305
I-89 8 pts
306
Lilo 8 pts
307
Elastic 8 pts
308
Offence 8 pts
310
Joy. 8 pts
311
Infatuation 8 pts
312
313
Accept 8 pts
314
315
316
Hard Piano 8 pts
317
Skeletons 8 pts
318
320
Lives 8 pts
321
322
323
Keeping Up 8 pts
324
Black Moon 8 pts
325
Don’t Go 8 pts
326
Dive 8 pts
327
New Breeze 8 pts
328
330
Electricity 8 pts
331
332
333
Stargazing 8 pts
334
The Palace 8 pts
335
Silence 8 pts
336
337
338
Screwed 8 pts
339
Fruity 8 pts
342
Pay No Mind 7 pts
343
Fly 7 pts
344
346
347
Scattershot 7 pts
348
Worth It 7 pts
349
351
Stay Down 7 pts
354
Alas 7 pts
355
356
Old Friend 7 pts
357
Good Form 7 pts
358
Drowning Man 7 pts
359
Check 7 pts
360
Alquile 7 pts
361
362
Yr Throat 7 pts
363
Weekend 7 pts
364
Saturn 7 pts
365
Money 7 pts
367
Obsession 7 pts
369
370
Pain Killer 7 pts
371
I Like That 7 pts
372
373
Egoísta 7 pts
374
Baby Luv 7 pts
375
The Bee 7 pts
376
Go Bestie 7 pts
378
Voilà 7 pts
379
Sweetener 7 pts
380
Splinters 7 pts
382
Ghost 7 pts
383
Dreaming 7 pts
384
388
Nothing New 7 pts
389
390
Nice 7 pts
391
Little Death 7 pts
392
Better Now 7 pts
393
Lost 7 pts
394
I Feel Free 7 pts
395
396
Surface 7 pts
397
I Lived It 7 pts
398
Goldrush 7 pts
399
Bad Boy 7 pts
400
401
402
403
FUN! 7 pts
404
DOTD 7 pts
405
407
408
The Walk 7 pts
409
Curious 6 pts
411
Get Up 10 6 pts
412
Gap Year 6 pts
413
First To Die 6 pts
414
Stock Image 6 pts
416
418
Earth 6 pts
420
421
5 Dollars 6 pts
422
Dedicate 6 pts
423
425
Shy 6 pts
427
Swearin’ 6 pts
428
429
Sisi Maria 6 pts
430
432
Ghost Song 6 pts
433
Immaterial 6 pts
434
Next Year 6 pts
435
Now Only 6 pts
437
438
River 6 pts
441
442
Party Of One 6 pts
443
Suspirium 6 pts
444
445
Back & Forth 6 pts
446
Solara 6 pts
447
Jet Black 6 pts
448
WTP 6 pts
449
No Secrets 6 pts
450
Generator 6 pts
451
Hello 6 pts
452
Accelerate 6 pts
453
Hunnybee 6 pts
454
455
Ginger 6 pts
456
Beyond 6 pts
457
459
460
Space Gun 6 pts
461
Headstone 6 pts
462
Funeral 6 pts
463
465
For You Too 6 pts
466
St. 6 pts
468
469
In The Park 6 pts
470
Love Lies 6 pts
472
Skrawberries 6 pts
473
I Do 6 pts
475
476
Bodies 6 pts
477
Woo 6 pts
480
In Contempt 6 pts
481
Pollinate Me 6 pts
482
483
Nervous Mary 6 pts
484
Light On 5 pts
485
Lambert 5 pts
486
Sokah 5 pts
488
Cherry 5 pts
489
Solar Eyes 5 pts
491
Go To Town 5 pts
492
Cover Me 5 pts
494
Some Birds 5 pts
495
497
498
Etta James 5 pts
499
501
Johnny Cash 5 pts
502
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
504
505
506
Deliverance 5 pts
508
Hands On You 5 pts
509
Not The Time 5 pts
510
511
Being Alive 5 pts
512
513
Ubala 5 pts
514
Bom Diggy 5 pts
516
517
Poor Sucker 5 pts
518
They Fade 5 pts
519
Light Luxury 5 pts
522
Still Clean 5 pts
524
Drunk Girl 5 pts
525
526
Cry Pretty 5 pts
527
Basic Need 5 pts
528
Getaway 5 pts
529
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
530
Come E Baza 5 pts
531
Show Me How 5 pts
532
533
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
534
Best Life 5 pts
535
536
Unfair 5 pts
537
538
Season 5 pts
539
541
No Rome 5 pts
542
Miasma 5 pts
545
546
Keeping Time 5 pts
547
548
Runnin’ 5 pts
549
Beamer 5 pts
550
551
Souvenir 5 pts
553
Eastside 5 pts
554
555
Sore Loser 5 pts
557
HOOPTI 5 pts
558
Flex 5 pts
560
Pray for Me 5 pts
561
Akwaaba 5 pts
562
Chun-Li 5 pts
563
564
565
566
Breathing 4 pts
567
Puff Daddy 4 pts
568
569
Money Bag 4 pts
570
571
573
White Mist 4 pts
574
90 Degrees 4 pts
575
Jumbo 4 pts
576
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
577
578
579
580
Good 4 pts
581
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
582
1950 4 pts
583
Pick Up 4 pts
584
Holiday Song 4 pts
586
The Ways 4 pts
587
6 Summers 4 pts
588
589
Bonetrees 4 pts
590
591
Better Boat 4 pts
592
Burning Man 4 pts
594
595
Glide 4 pts
596
Ages Ago 4 pts
597
598
Fools Gold 4 pts
599
Eureka 4 pts
600
Gmail 4 pts
601
Taste 4 pts
603
Family Man 4 pts
604
Anchors 4 pts
605
606
607
608
MIA 4 pts
610
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
611
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
613
Deep End 4 pts
614
Champagne 4 pts
615
616
Revelation 4 pts
617
Spirit 4 pts
618
619
620
Love On Ice 4 pts
622
Avoidarama 4 pts
623
Golden Cage 4 pts
624
Dead Boys 4 pts
625
Charity 4 pts
626
Ohio 4 pts
627
Happy & Sad 4 pts
629
Dun Rich 4 pts
630
Racks Blue 4 pts
631
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
632
Rainbow 4 pts
633
634
636
637
Drunk In LA 4 pts
638
Big Lie 4 pts
639
On An Edge 4 pts
640
641
642
Lich Prince 4 pts
643
Wavey 4 pts
644
Bastardizer 3 pts
645
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
646
647
Estamos Bien 3 pts
649
650
Lala Lala 3 pts
651
653
Folly Dolly 3 pts
654
655
656
657
Spells 3 pts
658
Countin Up 3 pts
659
Letting Go 3 pts
660
Symbol 3 pts
661
662
663
Aje 3 pts
664
Huku 3 pts
665
Cocaine 3 pts
666
Parade 3 pts
667
Sipsey 3 pts
668
Girl Front 3 pts
669
Good As Gold 3 pts
671
Sober Motel 3 pts
674
Nterini 3 pts
675
676
Mooo! 3 pts
677
Uber Driver 3 pts
678
Rorschach 3 pts
679
Emotional 3 pts
680
Burn It 3 pts
681
In A River 3 pts
682
23 3 pts
683
Promises 3 pts
684
Chains 3 pts
685
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
686
Some Of It 3 pts
687
688
Kingston 3 pts
690
3 Nights 3 pts
691
Hi Haters 3 pts
693
Piano 3 pts
695
696
Lady 3 pts
697
Whether 3 pts
698
Reborn 3 pts
699
700
Savior 3 pts
703
One More 3 pts
704
705
706
Planetarium 3 pts
707
Saving Face 3 pts
708
Bloom 3 pts
709
Spacewoman 3 pts
711
712
713
Sinnerman 3 pts
714
Flight 22 3 pts
715
Calm Down 3 pts
717
OTW 3 pts
718
The Way I Am 3 pts
719
Cheyenne 3 pts
720
721
722
Mother Maybe 3 pts
724
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
726
No Angel 2 pts
727
Doh Doh 2 pts
728
Shine 2 pts
729
730
731
Higher Wire 2 pts
732
733
Language 2 pts
735
Gold Star 2 pts
736
737
Horizon 2 pts
739
Hot Boy 2 pts
740
Marry Me 2 pts
741
742
Say Sumn 2 pts
743
745
Hunter 2 pts
746
I Did It! 2 pts
747
L-Over 2 pts
748
The Jacket 2 pts
749
Pay Gap 2 pts
750
Waterfalls 2 pts
751
Ruins 2 pts
752
Iron Love 2 pts
753
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
754
Faith 2 pts
755
Big God 2 pts
756
SA 2 pts
759
Cherubim 2 pts
761
Suffer 2 pts
762
Life In Pink 2 pts
763
Life Is Hard 2 pts
765
766
OSOM 2 pts
768
Cute Thing 2 pts
769
Sirens 2 pts
770
To The Boys 2 pts
771
Last One 2 pts
772
Heavenly 2 pts
773
Sada Baby 2 pts
774
Kung Fu 2 pts
775
Potato Salad 2 pts
777
Sapling 2 pts
778
779
780
Test Drive 2 pts
781
782
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
784
La Di Da 2 pts
785
Gang Gang 2 pts
786
Telescope 1 pts
787
Salaam 1 pts
788
Mob Ties 1 pts
789
791
In The Nest 1 pts
792
Unfolding 1 pts
793
795
797
Fire Drills 1 pts
799
Wow 1 pts
801
Humoresque 1 pts
802
804
Galveston 1 pts
808
809
February 3rd 1 pts
811
812
813
Hold On 1 pts
814
Soundboi 1 pts
816
Dark Spring 1 pts
817
Clean Up 1 pts
818
More I See 1 pts
819
820
Roses 1 pts
821
The Distance 1 pts
823
824
Tape 1 pts
825
Freelance 1 pts
826
827
Luminary 1 pts
829
830
831
Caramelize 1 pts
832
Without Me 1 pts
833
The Wolf 1 pts
835
836
ATM 1 pts
837
838
Fail Safe 1 pts
839
840
Pissed 1 pts
841
Oom Sha La 1 pts
842
843
844
Blood Money 1 pts
845
Run 1 pts
847
848
On God 1 pts
849
Logout 1 pts
851
852
Hello World 1 pts
853
854
With You 1 pts
855
Lotus 1 pts
857
858
Santeria 1 pts
859
Reel It In 1 pts
860
Rats 1 pts
861
Paranoia 1 pts
862
Masterpiece 1 pts
863
864
865
You 1 pts
866
Bad Dreams 1 pts
867
Moonlight 1 pts

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