Sunday, 30 December 2018

CAN you believe we’re already at the end of the year?! 2018 has definitely been an interesting year for music releases. Even though there have been some good releases this month, I found myself listening to Christmas songs. Not sorry. Anyway, as it is December, I thought of joining all other music articles and list my top 2018 singles and albums. In no particular order...

5.  Sanctify - YEARS & YEARS (Polydor Records)
Writers: Kid Harpoon, Olly Alexander
Production: Kid Harpoon

I'd always enjoyed listening to Years & Years, but I only ever became a fan after the release of this song. One of their best, I'd say.

4.  Shotgun - GEORGE EZRA (Columbia)
Writers: Fred Gibson, George Barnett, Joel Pott
Production: Cam Blackwood, FRED

If you follow me on social media then you would know that I have been listening to this song every time the sun was shining. Brought the perfect 'summer feeling'!

3. I Might - TOM GRENNAN (Insanity Records)
Writers: Diane Warren
Producers: Peter Stengaard

Nothing much to say here except that I very much relate to this song. It's honest, emotional and a belter. It's even better live!

2. Sweet But Psycho - AVA MAX (Atlantic Records)
Writers: Amanda Ava Koci, Andreas Andersen Haukeland, Henry Walter, Madison Love, William Lobban-Bean
Producers: Cirkut

I don't know what it is about this song but I played it so many times ever since its release. We all relate to it. Be honest. Catchy chorus, too.

1. God is a Woman - ARIANA GRANDE (Republic Records)
Writers: Ariana Grande, Ilya, Max Martin, Rikard Goransson, Savan Kotecha
Production: Ilya

Not only is it a good song, but it delivered my favourite lyric of 2018: "boy if you confess/you might get blessed"

5. LM5 - LITTLE MIX (Sony)
Definitely their best work yet. Mature, powerful and inspiring.

4.  Someone Out There - RAE MORRIS (Atlantic Records)
An underrated album that's purely pop. Exactly what we needed to kick 2018 off on.

3. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships - THE 1975 (Dirty Hit)
A brilliant album that needs careful listening to uncover its full potential.

2. Jubilee Road - TOM ODELL (Sony)
Songwriting-wise, this is Odell's best work yet. Reminded me of other piano greats such as Sir Elton John and Billy Joel.

1. Dirty Computer - JANELLE MONÁE (Bad Boy Records/ WEA Int)
A genius of our generation. Full of life, colour, opinion and genres. Definitely one of my favourite albums of all time!

For the full playlist, click here. See you all next year!

Maria x
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*All credits are taken from Spotify or relevant articles. If any inaccuracies, please contact us*

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