VERGE PICKS: TOP 10 POP TRACKS OF 2018

This year has been an amazing year for pop music; with influences coming from all over the globe, there was a little bit of everything in the charts this year. What a better way to bring in the new year than a little look back at our top 10 pop tracks of 2018!

ARIANA GRANDE – “THANK U, NEXT”

Ariana has had a year full of ups and downs – with her album “Sweetener” having brilliant tracks such as “Breathin” and “No Tears Left To Cry”, it seems like she’s always been in the charts throughout the year. But after a turbulent private life, Ariana took to the studio to make probably one of our favourite tracks from her to date, discussing all of her previous relationships and what she’s learnt from them. Our love for Ariana keeps growing and this track will be the single girl self love anthem for many years to come!

CALVIN HARRIS FT DUA LIPA – “ONE KISS”

Could it be a top 10 list without mentioning Calvin Harris? Definitely not. Calvin released some incredible singles this year, making us desperate for an album! This wicked track with UK based singer/songwriter Dua Lipa rocked our summer playlist and was great to jump around to at festivals this year.

BENNY BLANCO FT HALSEY, KHALID – “EASTSIDE”

Benny Blanco had a great 2018 with some amazing hits. This emotional banger with Halsey and Khalid has been on repeat since it’s release and it’s probably not going anywhere anytime soon.

CAMILA CABELLO – “HAVANA”

Camila Cabello has had a tremendous year and “Havana” has been on every radio station, every playlist and also in everyone’s head this whole year. This smash has to be a nationwide favourite and we are so excited to see what 2019 has in store for her!

CHAINSMOKERS – “BEACH HOUSE”

Chainsmokers return with an incredible album and of course our favourite track is “Beach House”! Although it was released in December, it’s still managed to capture our hearts just in time for a fantastic New Years!

KHALID – “BETTER”

Khalid has broken the ceiling once again with a great track off of his latest project Sun City. His smooth voice accompanied by uplifting beats never fails to keep us merry and what a brilliant way to ring in the new year than to sing this at the top of your lungs!

HALSEY – “WITHOUT ME” 

Halsey has had some incredible features this year but her track “Without Me” is a great sing-a-long choice for a New Years karaoke belter!

BAD BUNNY FT DRAKE – “MIA”

Combining both Bad Bunny and Drake is one of the most genius moves we’ve heard this year. If this doesn’t get you out of your seat and straight to the dance floor we don’t know what will! Plus, Drake teaches us a bit of Spanish as well, what could be better?

POST MALONE FT SWAE LEE – “SUNFLOWER”

Post Malone and Swae Lee collaborate for the brand new Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse soundtrack and it’s one of our favourite songs this year! It’s euphoric, playful and incredibly catchy – what’s not to love?

 MAROON 5 FT CARDI B – “GIRLS LIKE YOU”

Maroon 5 will always hold a special place in our hearts and this track with Cardi B is a match made in heaven. Pulling all our heartstrings, Adam Levine’s beautiful vocals and Cardi’s endless fire gives us a song that we can all sing in the New Year with!