Sensational pop hits of 2018

March 29, 2018 — by Shreya Katkere

We’re only three months into 2018, yet countless amazing pop songs have already been released. Here’s a list of must-listen songs that are topping the charts currently:

 

  1. “God’s Plan” by Drake

From the first week of its release on Feb. 3, “God’s Plan” has topped the charts. It is about Drake’s life so far in the music industry and he talks about the haters who “wish” that he would go down. The combination of its hypnotic beat and Drake’s rapping and singing make the song addictive. Not to mention — Drake gave away nearly a million dollars to impoverished people around Miami while shooting his music video!

  1. “Havana” by Camila Cabello

This song, released on Aug. 3, is about Cabello’s Cuban heritage and her former boyfriend back in the island nation. The remarkable song ties together both Latin and American pop. It has a catchy upbeat tune that is impossible to get out of your head. (It also happened to be Barack Obama’s No. 1 song of the year.)

  1. “Finesse Remix” by Bruno Mars (ft. Cardi B)

The original version of “Finesse” was released in 2016 by Bruno Mars on his album “24K Magic.” The track displays his unique modern funk and is one that makes listeners want to just get up and dance. Even better, with its re-release on Jan. 4, female rapper and hip hop artist Cardi B gave new life to the song by adding rap to the introduction and to bridge of the song that boosts its energy and hype.

  1. “The Middle” by Zedd, Grey, and Maren Morris

This energetic tune will get stuck in your head instantly. It is a unique combination of EDM ‘90s pop and modern country music that can’t be beat; it’s the perfect song to belt out in the car with friends!

  1. “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar

This song is one of the many empowering tracks on Lamar’s album, “Black Panther,” released on Feb. 16, that features artists like the Weeknd, SZA, Khalid and James Blake. “Pray for Me” is not only catchy with an unique electro-like beat, but it also highlights the faced by African Americans.

 

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