2020 Grammys

Best Songs of 2018: Must-Hear Music Podcast

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Cardi B attends Fashion Nova x Cardi B launch event on Nov. 14, 2018 in Los Angeles.

While Billboard has already sent out its decrees for the 100 Best Songs and 50 Best Albums of 2018, we're talking a more casual approach on the Best of 2018 Must-Hear Music podcast and chatting about five songs apiece that we couldn't get out of our heads this year.

From No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 such as Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" and Childish Gambino's "This Is America" to undersung album cuts like Cardi B's "Bickenhead" and Ariana Grande's "Better Off" to left-field delights like Tirzah's "Gladly" and Sophie's "Faceshopping," we're eyeballing hip-hop, R&B, rock, country, pop and electronic standouts from a year that gave us a lot of incredible music on the charts and bubbling beneath.

The crew for our year-end look-back is Joe Lynch, Lyndsey Havens and Jason Lipshutz. Subscribe here and rate us -- and check out the 15 songs we Stan for below.


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