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2018 in Review: Top Songs of the Year

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With December coming to the end, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on your year in Magnolia, TX. As you play back some of your greatest hits of the year in your head, let us play you the greatest hits from the radio this year. We put together a list of the top three songs of 2018 and a little background on them, just in case you missed out. Plus, who knows? Maybe you’ll need these songs to play at your New Year’s Eve party in your apartment at The Estates Woodland.

“God’s Plan” by Drake

Easily the most streamed song this year, “God’s Plan” was Drake’s next big hit. The man who simply makes chart-topper after chart-topper can’t be stopped. The lead single from Drake’s Scorpion album, “God’s Plan” is certified platinum eight times over, and that’s just in the United States! If you’re looking for the top song of the year, you won’t find anything better than this just based off of mainstream success.

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

If you haven’t heard Ed Sheeran’s latest love ballad, we recommend you go look it up immediately. This anthem has been heard at weddings across the world from the moment it came out, and even the most stoic of us can admit that it has touched us. As Sheeran belts out about how true love never dies, it’s impossible to not think of that special someone. The rest of the world agrees as it topped Billboard’s charts for over 20 weeks, making Ed Sheeran the first artist to ever accomplish that feat twice following his 2017 hit “Shape of You.”

“This is America” by Childish Gambino

Donald Glover might be one of the most talented humans in the world. He got his career started as a writer for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock at a very young age. He propelled that success to a leading role in the cult-comedy Community and his own Netflix stand-up special. From there, he created, wrote, and produced the award-winning drama Atlanta. With so much success in his film and TV career already under his belt, he decided it was time for something new. He adopted the stage persona of Childish Gambino and became a Grammy-winning rap and R&B artist.

No matter what he does, Glover has proven he’s as good as it gets, and that continued with his hit song “This is America.” Making a powerful statement on gun violence and racial issues in the country, Glover was able to raise awareness for something he believed in while making a hit. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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