The Top 10 International Songs of 2018
Written by Sudipto Das on January 8, 2019
1. One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
“One Kiss” is a song by Scottish record producer Calvin Harris and English singer Dua Lipa. Written by Lipa, Jessie Reyez, and Harris, it was released by Columbia Records and Sony Music on 6 April 2018. Calvin Harris also produced this song. It is an uptempo Dance-pop, deep-house , Eurodance, funk house and tropical house song, which contains elements of ’90s house music. The song’s music video has 400+ million views on YouTube.
2. God’s Plan- Drake
“God’s Plan” is a song recorded by Canadian musician Drake released on January 19, 2018, through Young Money and Cash Money. The song is written by Aubrey Graham, Ronald LaTour, Daveon Jackson, Matthew Samuels, and Noah Shebib and produced by Cardo, Yung Exclusive, and Boi-1da. the track acts as a single from his second EP Scary Hours (2018), and the lead single from his fifth studio album, Scorpion. (2018). Musically the song has been described as a pop, pop-rap and trap song. The song’s music video has over 900+ million views on YouTube.
3. Girls Like You- Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
“Girls Like You” is a song recorded by American band Maroon 5, from their sixth studio album Red Pill Blues (2017) featuring American rapper Cardi B. The song was released by 222 and Interscope Records on May 30, 2018. It was written by Adam Levine, Cirkut , Cardi B, Starrah, Jason Evigan, and Gian Stone and was produced by Cirkut and Evigan. It is a pop and pop rock song. The song’s music video features women from various genres of entertainment business. The song has crossed 1 Billion views on YouTube.
4. Lucid Dreams- Juice Wrld
“Lucid Dreams” (alternatively “Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)“) is a song by American musician Juice Wrld. It was officially released by Grade A Productions and Interscope Records on May 4, 2018, after having been previously released on SoundCloud in June 2017. The song was produced by Nick Mira and Juice Wrld said that the song was made to be a “therapy session” for the listeners. The song’s music video has 200+ million views on YouTube.
5. Taki Taki – DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez
“Taki Taki” is a song by French DJ and record producer DJ Snake featuring vocals from American singer Selena Gomez, Puerto Rican singer Ozuna and American rapper Cardi B. The song was released on 28 September 2018. It was written by William Grigahcine, Juan Carlos Ozuna, Belcalis Almanzar and Gomez, along with Ava Brignol, Jordan Thorpe, Juan Vasquez and Vicente Saavedra. Its music video was released on 9 October 2018, and became one of the top 10 fastest videos to reach 100 million views on YouTube. Taki Taki is a Latin and reggaeton song. The music video has 800+ Million views on YouTube.
6. Psycho- Post Malone
“Psycho” is a song recorded by American rapper Post Malone featuring guest vocals from TY Dolla Sign. It was released through republic records on February 23, 2018, as the third single from his second studio album, Beerbongs & Bentleys(2018). The song has a slow-moving trap beat and melodically bears a resemblance to Post Malone’s 2015 song “White Iverson”. The music video has 457 million views on YouTube.
7. I Like It- Cardy B ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“I Like It” is a song recorded by American rapper Cardi B with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and Colombian singer J Balvin for her debut studio album Invasion Of Privacy (2018). It was released on May 25, 2018 to radio stations through Atlantic Records as the fourth single from the album. “I Like It” is a Latin trap song that comprises a trap-salsa beat. The music video has 790 million views on YouTube.
8. Nice For What- Drake
“Nice for What” is a song recorded by Canadian rapper Drake from his fifth studio album Scorpion. (2018). It was released by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records as the second single from the album on April 6, 2018, along with its music video. It is Drake’s second best song of the year 2018 after God’s Plan. Nice for What is an upbeat bounce song which contains elements of early 2000’s R&B. The music video has 286 million views on YouTube.
9. DJ Snake- Magenta Riddim
“Magenta Riddim” is a song recorded by French DJ and Record producer William Grigahcine or known professionally as DJ Snake. The song’s music video has 100+ million views on YouTube.
10. In My Feelings- Drake
“In My Feelings” is a song by Canadian musician Drake from his fifth studio album Scorpion (2018). It was released to rhythmic and contemporary hit radio on July 10, 2018, as the album’s fifth single. This song is Drake’s third best single from 2018 after God’s Plan and Nice For What. “In My Feelings” is a bounce track. This song has also inspired the very famous and viral “Kiki Challenge” across social media. The song’s music video has 150+ million views on YouTube.