Songs have always been our escape to relax, feel, reminisce, and even imagine things. Music is addictive. A song can make or break our day. It can inspire and motivate us to keep moving forward; to actually get out of the shadows and fall in love without fearing the consequences.
2018 has been quite a great year already for some really meaningful songs. Each one is so addictive that we just had to add them to our playlists the moment we heard them.
Here is a list of the top ten songs from 2018 for wish we are incredibly grateful.
Taylor Swift really put her innermost feelings into this song much like her whole album, Reputation. The thing that really holds one’s attention is how she showcases not herself, but her reputation to be a matter of delicacy in front of people. In a way, she put forth the idea of how we all succumb to locking up ourselves and hiding away our true personalities in fear of being rejected by society. In the end, when she wishes herself to be seen again, she finally accepts herself and is ready to take on the world. She no longer wishes to hide just so she might be able to feel human. It’s a strong message.
Camila Cabello really made a name for herself after leaving Fifth Harmony. To think how much shade she got after “Work from Home” is fascinating. People said her voice made it worse just because it was different. Now with that very same voice, her songs are energizing nightclubs all over the country. With the help of this song, she gave everyone a message to not just sit and rant, but to follow their heart and make their own story. When she was asked why she left Fifth Harmony, she said something similar. She thanked the group for the opportunity, but she wanted to follow her heart, which is why she left.
First things first, Zayn Malik’s decision to part from One Direction was sad, but it was the right thing to do. He would never have been able to make such beautiful music had he not pursued an individual career. So thank god for his decision. This song is a romantic call out for Gigi Hadid (he wrote it while they were together). It’s surprising for them to break up since they seemed adorable together, honestly. Even the female model in the song looks a bit like Gigi in a few ways. All in all, the song is about how much Zayn wishes to love Gigi for an eternity. Let’s hope he finds someone who can reciprocate his love.
Call Out My Name
When we come across singers hurting over love, we immediately connect and are able to feel something they might have felt in the heartbreak. The Weekend, aka Abel Tesfaye, had everyone addicted to this song by pouring himself into it. His new album mostly circles around Selena Gomez – the lyrics give him away quite easily. While he happened to rebound from Gomez, the guy genuinely appreciated and loved her. But then again, so does Justin Bieber. It’s complicated, and let’s not dwell into that conversation.
If you haven’t heard this yet, you need to. And don’t forget to watch the official video – it’s beautiful and filled with some real hot stuff. Julia Michaels, along with her rad tattoos, nose ring, and beautiful eyes, has literally answered the most famous question as to why women go after bad boys more often than the good ones. She compares love with religion, and then explains how for her the pretty boy is her only faith, even though it was ungrateful. Since as she says in the song, “All good boys go to heaven, but bad boys bring heaven to you,” she proves the hots for such men by bringing some into her official video. The song puts forth the truth about women being just as much of a visual animal as men, and that they too want to have fun.
The beat! The music! So good. Dua Lipa really brings something new to the table in this song with 18-year-old Whetan. She doesn’t go for her well-known husky voice but instead lets it be free, and the outcome is hysterically amazing. The song revolves around being free, letting yourself lose, and not being a stuck-up all the time. Moreover, it also gives a loud and clear message that if you are who you say you are, there will be fewer problems in your life. You won’t have to hide away or be scared and pretentious. The song tells you to actually be high on life itself. Pretty much like Taylor’s “Delicate,” no?
Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls” really put her under the spotlight. It was quite an empowering song that showed acceptance and provoked women to accept each other no matter how different they were. This song, however, focuses on the idea of love, and how it is not just ideal, but true as well. Steinfeld keeps singing how she didn’t expect herself to be part of a fairy tale, yet she always was. She was destined to find it in a way. All Fifty Shades songs are awesome, aren’t they?
This is a song that makes one want to dance without caring about the world. Spencer Lee has something quite inquisitive to his voice and music. He brings back the old song feels like that of Michael Jackson. That is a huge, statement, yes, but it’s only an opinion. His thrilling lyrics and upbeat rhythm just can’t let you have enough. If you haven’t listened to it, you should. And yes, this too is from Fifty Shades Freed.
Meant to Be
This song by Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line is quite heartwarming. They share a beautiful sentiment about not worrying whether your love will last a lifetime or not because if it’s destined, it will happen. Florida starts off asking Bebe why she can’t just let things be and be in the moment. He wants her to relax and enjoy their togetherness, to which Bebe goes on to explain how she’d been broken quite a many times by men and is unable to trust. The two singers symbolize a common issue of this generation and beautifully say to just give it your best shot and be in the moment, rather than festering over something that might or might not happen in the future.
In My Blood
Shawn Mendes is known to give us some real emotional and sentimental music. While he explains how he needs someone to depend on throughout the song, he pinches the basic human issue of needing someone to just depend on. To know that you can depend on people literally takes away so many worries. The song depicts how he can feel sad and lonely to the point of wanting to give up on life completely, but he doesn’t because he is a fighter. He can’t let the fears win, because it isn’t in his blood to forfeit and accept defeat.