With the new year beginning soon, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite things from 2018. I’m going to start with five of my favorite songs. Now, not all of these songs were actually released in 2018. However, 2018 is when I fell in love with them or when I really began to enjoy them. Yes, sometimes I am late to the game and that is perfectly fine.
Boombayah by BLACKPINK
K-Pop phenomenon, BLACKPINK, released this song in 2016 but I think most Americans found out about them this year. I don’t think there are any BLACKPINK songs that I don’t like. This one is just my go-to track.
Favorite lyric: Middle finger up, F U pay me
Dancing’s Not A Crime by Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco released a new album this year, Pray For The Wicked. Yeah, I’m a pretty big fan. Most people are familiar with the hits that came off it: Say Amen (Saturday Night), High Hopes, and Hey Look Ma, I Made It. However, this track speaks to my soul. My daughter is frequently telling me to stop dancing because it’s embarrassing. Too bad, I love dancing
Favorite lyric: Dancing, dancing, dancing's not a crime/Unless you do it without me
The Other Side - The Greatest Showman soundtrack
The Greatest Showman was released in December 2017 so it’s not super old. Again, most people prefer other songs on the album but the duet between Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron takes the cake for me. The choreography is absolutely amazing. (Little known fact: Daniel ‘Cloud’ Campos plays the bartender in that scene. Not only did he help choreograph The Other Side, he also directed the Panic! At The Disco music video trilogy: Say Amen (Saturday Night), This Is Gospel, and Emperor’s New Clothes.)
Favorite lyric: But you would finally live a little, finally laugh a little/Just let me give you the freedom to dream /And it'll wake you up and cure your aching/Take your walls and start 'em breaking/Now that's a deal that seems worth taking/But I guess I'll leave that up to you
Crush by Tessa Violet
Tessa released two new singles this year - Crush and Bad Ideas. Bad Ideas is a good song but I have been obsessed with Crush ever since the video came out back in June. It is just so dang good.
Favorite lyric: I got a fascination with your presentation making me/feel like you're on my island you're my permanent vacation
Curious by Hayley Kiyoko
As I said earlier, I’m a pretty big fan of Panic! At The Disco. Well, Hayley Kiyoko opened for them on the first leg of their US tour. She released Curious in January, shortly before the tour kicked off, and it makes me want to jump out of my chair to dance.
Favorite lyric: Did you take him to the pier in Santa Monica? Forget to bring your jacket wrap up in him cuz you wanted to?
So, there you go. Five of the songs that rocked my 2018. What were your hits of the year? Let me know down in the comments. I love me some new music!