2018 hasn’t been one of the better years for music. For me it has been a year of celebrating big songs rather than celebrating big artists. The biggest artist of the year has been Drake but I think his music is sh!te. The other big artist has been George Ezra who I think is brilliant! The other big music event has been The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Considering how many times our children have made me play it, it is lucky that I love it!
So, here are the best songs of the year:
Anne-Marie – 2002
I love a bit of nostalgia. So a nostalgic song is therefore great!
Love from Teddie and Jamiee xx
Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – Solo
Another great song from Clean Bandit. They seem to manage to bring out a corker every year!
David Guetta and Sia – Flames
Like with Titanium and She Wolf, when these two get together the results are magical.
Disclosure featuring Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation
It’s good to see Disclosue back and producing awesome songs.
Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind
I have loved D’Agostino’s hit Toujours L’Amour since it was first released. I love how In My Mind gives it a new twist.
Freya Ridings – Lost Without You
Every so often a warbly singer pops up with a song that worms its way into your head. Freya Ridings achieved it with Lost Without You. Check out the dance remix.
George Ezra – Shotgun
Probably THE best song of the year. It has become a huge favourite in our house and it will go down as a classic.
Hyde Family Jam – Umbrella
This song is only really here as it is the best song on HFJ’s new album. We saw this covers band in York and loved them. At the time they were performing Havana which was incredible. I ordered their new album which is well worth a listen.
Imagine Dragons – Next To Me and Natural
Two great songs from Imagine Dragons. This band seems to get better and better. These two songs are brilliant!
Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
This song deserved more success. It is wonderful!
Kaela Settle – This Is Me
I love the song and the message behind it. An absolute classic. I love the Dave Aude and the Alan Walker remixes too. A complete song which will long be with us.
Kylie Minogue – Dancing (Initial Talk Remix)
A great song but the Initial Talk Remix turns it into an 80s classic! (This prompted me to listen to the other Initial Talk remixes which are worth checking out – particularly the Dua Lipa New Rules remix.)
Loren Allred – Never Enough
What a magical song! I’ve heard it 100 times now but it makes me stop and listen every time.
Loud Luxury featuring brando – Body
A good dance tune which doesn’t seem to get old.
LSD – Thunderclouds
Labrinth is back to his best on this fantastic song from Diplo and Sia.
Lukas Graham – Love Someone
A great pop song from the Scandinavian band that brought you 7 Years a couple of years ago.
Matoma featuring Josie Dunne – Sunday Morning
Another song which is going to get lots of listens over the coming years on my iPhone. Another stormer from Matoma.
Pnau – Changes
Good dance tune.
Portugal, The Man – Feel It Still
Yes, I know it came out in 2017, but I didn’t hear it until 2018. A classic.
Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen – These Days
What a monster of a song! Somehow it sounded new and familiar at the same time. An instant classic.
Sigala featuring Paloma Faith – Lullaby
Sigala’s new album is brilliant. This is one of the best songs on it!
Sigala featuring Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor and French Montana – Just Got Paid
Another cracker from Sigala. Most songs with Meghan Trainor on are worth a listen. When you add Ella Eyre you are on to something special. Not sure who French Montana is.
Tom Walker – Leave A Light On (Offset Remix)
A great song made even better in this remix. Fantastic!
Weiss (UK) – Feel My Needs
The best dance song of the year. This is a return to great house songs that were commonplace in the Nineties and early 2000s. We need more like this. As there has been nothing like this our for years, and it is just the kind of tune I like, it is, for me, the best song of the year.
Weiss (UK) – You’re Sunshine
Another classic house track from Weiss. (Why is the UK needed? Is there another Weiss?) Feel my knees.
Young Romantic – Move Time (To Get Loose)
A great dance tune
My Top Five of the year:
1: Weiss (UK) – Feel My Needs
2: George Ezra – Shotgun
3: Matoma featuring Josie Dunne – Sunday Morning
4: LSD – Thunderclouds
5: Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen – These Days