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
Pynk 47 pts
29
Missing U 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
Shoota 31 pts
39
40
Mr. Tillman 30 pts
41
42
44
45
Bodys 29 pts
47
Golden Hour 27 pts
48
Womp Womp 26 pts
49
Stir Fry 26 pts
50
Freebird II 26 pts
53
54
God’s Plan 26 pts
55
My, My, My! 26 pts
56
In My Blood 25 pts
57
SAD! 25 pts
58
High 25 pts
59
Slapstick 24 pts
60
61
Cool 24 pts
63
64
65
Noid 23 pts
66
New Light 23 pts
67
Boys 23 pts
68
70
Moon River 22 pts
71
Party For One 22 pts
73
Django Jane 21 pts
74
Colossus 21 pts
75
Bassackwards 21 pts
76
Graffiti 21 pts
78
Bad Bad News 20 pts
79
Girlfriend 20 pts
81
Not Abel 20 pts
82
Lucid Dreams 20 pts
83
Fallingwater 20 pts
84
Mona Lisa 20 pts
85
Be Careful 19 pts
86
Babylon 19 pts
87
Hot Pink 19 pts
88
A$AP Forever 18 pts
89
Self Care 18 pts
91
Gonna Love Me 18 pts
92
Jewelry 18 pts
93
94
Lemon Glow 17 pts
95
Sticky 17 pts
96
Nont For Sale 17 pts
97
Overtime 17 pts
98
R.E.M. 17 pts
99
Humility 17 pts
100
Ponyboy 16 pts
101
102
One Kiss 16 pts
103
104
Queen 16 pts
105
Work It 16 pts
106
The Opener 16 pts
107
Breathin 16 pts
108
Yes Indeed 15 pts
109
USA 15 pts
110
111
You Worry Me 15 pts
114
The Joke 15 pts
115
116
117
Ghost Town 15 pts
118
Ralphie 15 pts
119
Win 14 pts
120
121
Ace 14 pts
122
Big Bank 14 pts
123
124
1999 13 pts
125
126
Bite The Hand 13 pts
127
128
129
Guitar 13 pts
130
Nonstop 13 pts
131
Ever Again 13 pts
132
San Marcos 13 pts
133
Believe 13 pts
134
135
136
Self 12 pts
137
138
139
140
Mi Cama 12 pts
141
142
Bubblin 12 pts
144
Dancing 12 pts
145
148
Bickenhead 11 pts
149
Tints 11 pts
150
Happy Unhappy 11 pts
151
Anna Wintour 11 pts
152
153
1999 Wildfire 11 pts
154
Cocaine LA 10 pts
155
5 Left 10 pts
156
Dance To This 10 pts
157
Velvet 4 Sale 10 pts
158
160
Rap N***** 10 pts
161
Rock On It 10 pts
164
Sloane Ranger 10 pts
166
Chewing Gum 10 pts
167
Obsessed 10 pts
168
169
171
Miki Dora 10 pts
172
Miracle 10 pts
173
X 10 pts
176
High Hopes 10 pts
177
Trippin’ 10 pts
178
Read My Mind 10 pts
179
Feel The Love 10 pts
180
Shimmer 10 pts
181
182
Comeback Kid 10 pts
183
184
King Snake 10 pts
185
186
Fortnight 10 pts
187
Sure 10 pts
188
Look Alive 10 pts
189
190
Cannonball 10 pts
191
End Game 10 pts
192
Night And Day 10 pts
193
194
Fists Of Fury 10 pts
195
Twist (2018) 10 pts
197
Honeycomb 10 pts
198
Soca Kingdom 10 pts
200
201
Human Being 10 pts
203
Glue 10 pts
204
Prior Things 10 pts
205
206
In My View 10 pts
207
208
Sin Triangle 10 pts
210
Tremolo 9 pts
211
Bum 9 pts
212
Lifetime 9 pts
213
214
Confirmation 9 pts
217
Poke It Out 9 pts
218
Thug Life 9 pts
219
Idol 9 pts
220
221
Icon 9 pts
224
225
Fate/Glory 9 pts
226
Paramedic! 9 pts
228
229
230
Taste (Rhye) 9 pts
231
Zone 6 9 pts
232
Gone Away 9 pts
233
Pearly Gates 9 pts
234
Thinning 9 pts
236
237
Faceshopping 9 pts
238
239
Havana 9 pts
240
Infrared 9 pts
241
The Ringer 9 pts
242
Open Again 9 pts
243
Higher 9 pts
244
GTFO 9 pts
246
Sin Pijama 9 pts
247
Rollerskate 9 pts
248
60 & Punk 9 pts
249
250
Linda 9 pts
251
The Fixer 9 pts
252
253
Trouble 9 pts
254
255
1997 Diana 9 pts
256
Skeleton 9 pts
257
259
262
Bambi 9 pts
263
264
Wide Awake 9 pts
265
266
Faceplant 9 pts
267
268
Sister 8 pts
269
Opps 8 pts
270
Real Thing 8 pts
271
Best Hugs 8 pts
272
273
Catch It 8 pts
274
Shadows 8 pts
276
Erasure 8 pts
277
Skeletons 8 pts
278
279
Lilo 8 pts
280
Elastic 8 pts
281
Better Off 8 pts
282
Electricity 8 pts
283
Black Moon 8 pts
285
Poly Blue 8 pts
286
ICY GRL 8 pts
287
Only Acting 8 pts
288
New Breeze 8 pts
290
Uproar 8 pts
291
Wull On 8 pts
292
Stargazing 8 pts
293
I-89 8 pts
294
295
Ekombe 8 pts
296
Vizine 8 pts
297
The Palace 8 pts
298
Lives 8 pts
300
Joy. 8 pts
301
Thread 8 pts
302
Silence 8 pts
303
Colonizer 8 pts
304
305
Hard Piano 8 pts
306
307
Infatuation 8 pts
309
311
312
Screwed 8 pts
313
Toys 8 pts
314
Black Snow 8 pts
316
317
318
319
320
Tacoma 8 pts
322
Emerald Rush 8 pts
323
324
325
Dive 8 pts
326
327
Accept 8 pts
328
Offence 8 pts
329
Fruity 8 pts
330
Amorfoda 8 pts
331
Don’t Go 8 pts
332
Next Of Kin 8 pts
333
335
Ladders 8 pts
336
Keeping Up 8 pts
337
Testify 8 pts
338
339
340
341
342
Goldrush 7 pts
343
The Walk 7 pts
344
Ghost 7 pts
346
Worth It 7 pts
347
348
FUN! 7 pts
349
I Feel Free 7 pts
350
Obsession 7 pts
351
Baby Luv 7 pts
352
Egoísta 7 pts
353
354
I Like That 7 pts
355
356
Go Bestie 7 pts
357
I Lived It 7 pts
358
Saturn 7 pts
360
Scattershot 7 pts
362
Good Form 7 pts
363
366
Drowning Man 7 pts
367
DOTD 7 pts
369
370
Check 7 pts
371
Alquile 7 pts
372
374
Stay Down 7 pts
375
Money 7 pts
376
Nothing New 7 pts
377
Yr Throat 7 pts
378
Nice 7 pts
379
380
Dreaming 7 pts
381
Sweetener 7 pts
384
Old Friend 7 pts
385
Alas 7 pts
386
387
Bad Boy 7 pts
388
Pay No Mind 7 pts
389
Lost 7 pts
390
Splinters 7 pts
391
Surface 7 pts
392
Better Now 7 pts
393
395
Little Death 7 pts
396
Weekend 7 pts
398
399
Fly 7 pts
400
401
Pain Killer 7 pts
402
Voilà 7 pts
405
406
The Bee 7 pts
407
408
409
Beyond 6 pts
410
Earth 6 pts
411
Woo 6 pts
412
Suspirium 6 pts
413
414
I Do 6 pts
415
For You Too 6 pts
417
418
No Secrets 6 pts
419
Now Only 6 pts
420
421
422
Funeral 6 pts
424
Ginger 6 pts
425
Dedicate 6 pts
427
429
431
Swearin’ 6 pts
434
Gap Year 6 pts
435
436
Generator 6 pts
437
In Contempt 6 pts
438
Curious 6 pts
439
Sisi Maria 6 pts
440
442
5 Dollars 6 pts
443
WTP 6 pts
444
Get Up 10 6 pts
446
447
Next Year 6 pts
448
449
Headstone 6 pts
452
Love Lies 6 pts
453
Accelerate 6 pts
455
Back & Forth 6 pts
456
Skrawberries 6 pts
457
Solara 6 pts
459
Nervous Mary 6 pts
460
Party Of One 6 pts
461
First To Die 6 pts
463
464
465
Jet Black 6 pts
466
Hello 6 pts
467
468
Bodies 6 pts
470
Hunnybee 6 pts
471
In The Park 6 pts
472
Ghost Song 6 pts
473
River 6 pts
474
Shy 6 pts
475
Pollinate Me 6 pts
476
Space Gun 6 pts
477
Stock Image 6 pts
478
480
481
Immaterial 6 pts
483
St. 6 pts
484
Johnny Cash 5 pts
485
490
Come E Baza 5 pts
491
492
493
Unfair 5 pts
494
Season 5 pts
495
Solar Eyes 5 pts
496
Show Me How 5 pts
499
Pray for Me 5 pts
500
501
502
Go To Town 5 pts
503
504
Keeping Time 5 pts
505
Lambert 5 pts
506
Not The Time 5 pts
507
No Rome 5 pts
508
509
510
Sokah 5 pts
511
Some Birds 5 pts
512
Best Life 5 pts
513
Deliverance 5 pts
514
Beamer 5 pts
515
Being Alive 5 pts
516
517
Light On 5 pts
518
Miasma 5 pts
519
521
523
525
Chun-Li 5 pts
526
Ginger (Alt) 5 pts
528
Runnin’ 5 pts
529
Etta James 5 pts
530
P*ssy Is God 5 pts
532
Poor Sucker 5 pts
533
Bom Diggy 5 pts
534
Akwaaba 5 pts
535
538
541
542
Light Luxury 5 pts
543
544
Eastside 5 pts
545
Flex 5 pts
547
548
They Fade 5 pts
549
Hands On You 5 pts
550
HOOPTI 5 pts
551
Getaway 5 pts
552
Ketchum, ID 5 pts
553
Still Clean 5 pts
554
Drunk Girl 5 pts
555
Sore Loser 5 pts
556
Cherry 5 pts
557
558
Basic Need 5 pts
559
Souvenir 5 pts
560
Cry Pretty 5 pts
561
Ubala 5 pts
562
563
Cover Me 5 pts
565
Money Bag 4 pts
566
567
Love On Ice 4 pts
568
569
MIA 4 pts
570
571
572
573
Big Lie 4 pts
574
Happy & Sad 4 pts
575
Gmail 4 pts
579
Holiday Song 4 pts
580
8 Out Of 10 4 pts
581
582
583
Gelatin Mode 4 pts
584
Spirit 4 pts
586
587
Dead Boys 4 pts
588
Racks Blue 4 pts
589
Pick Up 4 pts
590
Charity 4 pts
591
592
Eureka 4 pts
594
Rainbow 4 pts
595
On An Edge 4 pts
596
Ohio 4 pts
597
598
Wavey 4 pts
599
Drunk In LA 4 pts
600
Taste 4 pts
601
602
Burning Man 4 pts
603
Anchors 4 pts
604
90 Degrees 4 pts
605
Dun Rich 4 pts
606
607
Glide 4 pts
608
609
Deep End 4 pts
610
611
612
613
614
Golden Cage 4 pts
615
Bonetrees 4 pts
616
617
618
619
Jumbo 4 pts
620
Carpoolin’ 4 pts
621
Better Boat 4 pts
622
Breathing 4 pts
623
Lich Prince 4 pts
624
Good 4 pts
625
Coat Of Arms 4 pts
626
Ages Ago 4 pts
628
Revelation 4 pts
630
Puff Daddy 4 pts
631
633
Avoidarama 4 pts
634
The Ways 4 pts
635
Fools Gold 4 pts
637
Family Man 4 pts
638
1950 4 pts
639
PARAD(w/m)E 4 pts
640
641
6 Summers 4 pts
642
White Mist 4 pts
643
Champagne 4 pts
644
645
646
Flight 22 3 pts
648
649
Aje 3 pts
650
Calm Down 3 pts
651
Bastardizer 3 pts
652
In A River 3 pts
654
Sipsey 3 pts
655
657
Uber Driver 3 pts
658
659
Sinnerman 3 pts
660
3 Nights 3 pts
661
Planetarium 3 pts
662
663
Whether 3 pts
664
Chains 3 pts
665
666
Nappy Wonder 3 pts
667
Saving Face 3 pts
668
Rorschach 3 pts
670
One More 3 pts
671
Letting Go 3 pts
672
Promises 3 pts
673
Kingston 3 pts
674
Folly Dolly 3 pts
675
Savior 3 pts
676
677
Spacewoman 3 pts
678
Huku 3 pts
679
O’Lawd Oye 3 pts
680
Parade 3 pts
681
Mooo! 3 pts
682
Spells 3 pts
684
Reborn 3 pts
687
688
Sober Motel 3 pts
689
Lala Lala 3 pts
690
Hi Haters 3 pts
691
The Way I Am 3 pts
692
693
23 3 pts
694
OTW 3 pts
695
Nterini 3 pts
696
Cheyenne 3 pts
697
698
699
700
Burn It 3 pts
701
702
Cocaine 3 pts
703
Some Of It 3 pts
704
705
Symbol 3 pts
709
Estamos Bien 3 pts
710
Girl Front 3 pts
711
Lady 3 pts
712
713
Piano 3 pts
714
Countin Up 3 pts
717
Emotional 3 pts
718
Bloom 3 pts
719
Good As Gold 3 pts
720
721
723
Mother Maybe 3 pts
724
Sirens 2 pts
725
Doh Doh 2 pts
727
Sada Baby 2 pts
729
730
Big God 2 pts
731
732
733
Ferris Wheel 2 pts
734
Dicke Lippen 2 pts
736
Cherubim 2 pts
737
Gold Star 2 pts
738
739
Language 2 pts
740
Shine 2 pts
741
Horizon 2 pts
742
Hunter 2 pts
743
No Angel 2 pts
744
Say Sumn 2 pts
746
Marry Me 2 pts
747
I Did It! 2 pts
749
750
Heavenly 2 pts
751
L-Over 2 pts
753
Higher Wire 2 pts
754
756
757
Gang Gang 2 pts
758
Cute Thing 2 pts
759
760
OSOM 2 pts
761
Tir Ha Mor 2 pts
762
Suffer 2 pts
763
To The Boys 2 pts
764
Faith 2 pts
765
Sapling 2 pts
767
Waterfalls 2 pts
768
769
Pay Gap 2 pts
770
Ruins 2 pts
771
SA 2 pts
772
Test Drive 2 pts
775
Life Is Hard 2 pts
776
Last One 2 pts
777
Hot Boy 2 pts
778
La Di Da 2 pts
779
Iron Love 2 pts
780
Life In Pink 2 pts
781
Potato Salad 2 pts
782
The Jacket 2 pts
783
784
Kung Fu 2 pts
787
789
On God 1 pts
790
Mob Ties 1 pts
792
793
In The Nest 1 pts
794
797
Lotus 1 pts
798
Blood Money 1 pts
800
Reel It In 1 pts
801
More I See 1 pts
803
Wow 1 pts
804
805
Caramelize 1 pts
806
Fail Safe 1 pts
807
Rats 1 pts
809
The Wolf 1 pts
810
Luminary 1 pts
811
812
The Distance 1 pts
813
814
Roses 1 pts
816
Salaam 1 pts
818
Masterpiece 1 pts
819
820
Soundboi 1 pts
821
Telescope 1 pts
822
February 3rd 1 pts
823
824
825
Galveston 1 pts
826
With You 1 pts
827
Logout 1 pts
828
829
Humoresque 1 pts
830
Tape 1 pts
832
833
834
835
836
Without Me 1 pts
837
838
839
Hello World 1 pts
840
Hold On 1 pts
841
Moonlight 1 pts
842
ATM 1 pts
843
844
Run 1 pts
845
Unfolding 1 pts
847
848
849
850
Pissed 1 pts
852
Paranoia 1 pts
853
Oom Sha La 1 pts
856
Bad Dreams 1 pts
857
Santeria 1 pts
858
860
Fire Drills 1 pts
861
Clean Up 1 pts
863
You 1 pts
864
865
866
Dark Spring 1 pts
867
Freelance 1 pts

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