Reviewing the most popular songs of 2018

FILE - In this June 26, 2017 file photo, Canadian rapper Drake arrives at the NBA Awards in New York. Drake's song

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FILE - In this June 26, 2017 file photo, Canadian rapper Drake arrives at the NBA Awards in New York. Drake's song "In My Feelings," was named as one of the top songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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Another year of music has been completed! Well, almost. There’s still a few weeks to go, but as far as Spotify is concerned, the year has all but wrapped up. They recently came out with the top artists and songs streamed in 2018. Most of the hits come as no surprise, as they’ve been filling our ears for months on end. Listed below is the data, along with my honest review.

1. God’s Plan – Drake

It’s catchy, I’ll give it that much. But when it comes to substance, “God’s Plan” is lacking. I’d like to think that it’s popularity partly came from the fact that it was also made into a meme. Apart from the lyrical aspect, Drake accompanies his hit with a steady beat. It’s a good song to listen to when you need a mood booster, but that’s about it. This gets an 8/10 from me.

2. SAD! – XXXTENTACION

I really like this song. It has a great beat and it’s a good length. I’ve listened to XXX’s album “?”, and most of his songs, I believe, are too short or lacking substance. Out of all the songs he’s made, this one was definitely manufactured for the radio, but it was still great nonetheless. I give this one a solid 10/10.

3. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone

This was the song that really got me into Post Malone, so I have to give it some credit. After listening to the rest of his content, however, I realized that “rockstar” isn’t even close to his best song. It will definitely get into your head, but the lyrics are pretty bad. It’s your stereotypical party song about going out. In my opinion, it deserves a 7/10.

4. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone

I’m honestly surprised that this song made it onto the list. I feel like it came up really quickly and then fizzled out. However, it probably deserved more radio time, because it’s actually a decent hit. Post’s album “beerbongs & bentleys” was one of this year’s best, so it’s safe to say that any song from that would be a quality one. I believe that it should get a 9/10. (It would be a 10 if Ty Dolla $ign wasn’t on it.)

5. In My Feelings – Drake

Another memeable song, “In My Feelings” solidifies Drake’s 2018 reign as the king of music. Quite frankly, my first time hearing it was for the sake of this article. I enjoyed it to an extent – once again, the beat was good, but it was lyrical nonsense. A solid 6/10 is my rating.

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