ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2018: Part Two, 60-31

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. 2018 may have been a doozy on the political front, but in the musical world, plenty of great singles and performers made their mark on my listening habits this year. “Love” was a constant presence in the top 40 for much of the last twelve months, from “Love So Soft” to “Love Someone” to “Say Love” and many others. We also found a “New” perspective from big titles like “New Light” and “New Rules”. “High Hopes”, “High Horse” and “Hell Or High Water” kept us in the heights of a diverse year for sounds, while “You”, “Me” and everybody in-between got their equal share of pop pronouns. Phew… that was a lot, and there’s much more to come! Who will spread the word and have my #1 song at the end of the countdown?

Well, grab your headphones and let’s get to counting. Check out the next 30 songs on my Top 100 of 2018…

The 2018 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 3, 2017 to the chart dated November 25, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 171 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 176 that did so in 2017.

60. SHAWN MENDES, “Lost In Japan”
Album: Shawn Mendes
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3

59. ROZZI, “Never Over You”
Album: Bad Together
Label: Small Giant/Columbia
Peak: #12

58. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman”
Album: Sweetener
Label: Republic
Peak: #11

57. SCOTT HELMAN, “PDA”
Album: Hôtel de Ville
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #7

56. DUA LIPA, “New Rules”
Album: Dua Lipa
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for two weeks (2017 Chart Year)

55. WALK THE MOON, “Kamikaze”
Album: What If Nothing
Label: RCA
Peak: #11

54. ONEREPUBLIC, “Connection”
Album: (single only)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #10

53. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, “Again And Again”
Album: Come Tomorrow
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

52. MADDIE POPPE, “Going Going Gone”
Album: (single only)
Label: Hollywood
Peak: #10

51. GAVIN JAMES, “Hearts On Fire”
Album: Only Ticket Home
Label: Capitol
Peak: #10

50. U2, “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
Album: Songs Of Experience
Label: Interscope
Peak: #3

49. NOAH KAHAN, “Hurt Somebody”
Album: Hurt Somebody (EP)
Label: Republic
Peak: #5

48. BASTILLE, “World Gone Mad”
Album: Bright: The Album (Soundtrack)
Label: Atlantic/RRP
Peak: #8

47. P!NK, “Whatever You Want”
Album: Beautiful Trauma
Label: RCA
Peak: #9

46. DEMI LOVATO, “Tell Me You Love Me”
Album: Tell Me You Love Me
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

45. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends”
Album: Speak Your Mind
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #10

44. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF”
Album: Dua Lipa
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #9

43. KYGO & IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Born To Be Yours”
Album: (single only)
Label: Ultra/RCA-KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #10

42. BASTILLE, “Quarter Past Midnight”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #7

41. NINA NESBITT, “Loyal To Me”
Album: The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
Label: Cooking Vinyl/RED
Peak: #2

40. BLEACHERS, “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”
Album: Love, Simon (Soundtrack)
Label: RCA
Peak: #7

39. MAROON 5, “Girls Like You”
Album: Red Pill Blues
Label: 222/Interscope
Peak: #5

38. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes”
Album: ƎVOLVE
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #7

37. ELLE KING, “Shame”
Album: Shake The Spirit
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

36. MARSHMELLO x BASTILLE, “Happier”
Album: (single only)
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for four weeks

35. JANELLE MONÁE, “Make Me Feel”
Album: Dirty Computer
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #6

34. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head”
Album: (single only)
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #4

33. PASSENGER, “Hell Or High Water”
Album: Runaway
Label: Black Crow/Nettwerk
Peak: #6

32. PAUL MCCARTNEY, “Come On To Me”
Album: Egypt Station
Label: Capitol
Peak: #5

31. NIALL HORAN, “Too Much To Ask”
Album: Flicker
Label: Neon Haze/Capitol
Peak: #1 for two weeks

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2018 tomorrow…

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