2018 – The Top 150+ Songs – 1 January 2019

This chart is playlisted with Spotify: 2018 Top 150+ Songs.

The  first 153 songs (this chart) will be playlisted in the order they appear on this chart with the remaining chart songs from 2017 playlisted in no particular order.

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2019 New Indie Rock ‘n’ Folk.

Note that some songs in this chart were released in 2017 but became prominent in 2018.

2018 Best of Collage-cropped & Flattened
Top Row: The Jerry Cans – aka Pai Gaalaqautikkut (by Andrew Zwicker), Leon Bridges (by John Ricard), Manchester Orchestra (from Magnet Magazine), Stars (by Shervin Lainez); Middle Row: Twin Shadow  (from Facebook), Terra Lightfoot (by Dustin Rabin), John Batiste, Gary Clark Jr & Leon Bridges (from Vimeo), Aasiva (by Colleen Nakashuk), Fortunate Ones (from www.thecoast.ca); Bottom Row: Middle of Nowhere (from Facebook)  Iskwé (from Facebook), Jain (by Jérôme Bonnet) ,  Jill Barber (by Ivan Otis). KT Tunstall (from Twitter)
  1. The Jerry Cans – Clouds
  2. Leon Bridges – Forgive You
  3. Manchester Orchestra – I Know How to Speak
  4. Stars – Ship to Shore
  5. Twin Shadow – Too Many Colors
  6. Terra Lightfoot – Pinball King
  7. Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr. – Ohio
  8. Aasiva – Qalunaat Nunanganiit
  9. Fortunate Ones – Northern Star
  10. Middle of Nowhere – Hang on to Me
  11. Iskwé – Nobody Knows
  12. Jain – Alright
  13. Jill Barber – I Hooked Your Heart
  14. KT Tunstall – The River
  15. MUNYA – Des Bisous Partout
  16. Kellarissa – Black Sea
  17. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Such a Remarkable Day
  18. Art d’Ecco – Nobody’s Home
  19. George Ezra – Paradise
  20. River Matthews – Sunshine
  21. Arcade Fire – Chemistry
  22. Major Love – Tear It Down
  23. MONOWHALES – Wrong Way
  24. Dear Rouge – Modern Shakedown
  25. shy kids – I Was in LA
  26. Cœur De Pirate – Prémonition
  27. Birds of Chicago – American Flowers
  28. Shred Kelly – Don’t Ever Look Back
  29. Frank Turner – 1933
  30. Jill Barber – Une femme doit faire
  31. Blossoms – There’s a Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)
  32. The Milk Carton Kids – Younger Years
  33. George Ezra (ft First Aid Kit) – Saviour
  34. Roxanne Potvin – I Know It’s Good
  35. Meshell Ndegeocello – Don’t Disturb this Groove
  36. Tuns – When You’re Ready
  37. Sloan – Act Your Ages
  38. POSTDATA – Black Cloud
  39. Donovan Woods – Burn that Bridge
  40. Leon Bridges – Beyond
  41. Julie Fowlis (ft Mary Chapin Carpenter) – A Phiuthrag ’s a Phiuthar
  42. Ivory Hours – Only One
  43. Family of the Year – Girl Who Washed Ashore
  44. Path – Live in My Arms
  45. Lee Harvey Osmond – Mohawk
  46. Fake Shark – Smile
  47. Yukon Blonde – Love the Way You Are
  48. Vance Joy – Saturday Sun
  49. Reuben And The Dark – All or Nothing
  50. Hawksley Workman – Battlefords
  51. Vance Joy – We’re Going Home
  52. Great Lake Swimmers – The Talking Wind
  53. Lord Huron – Wait by the River
  54. Alice Merton – Lash Out
  55. Rachel Beck – Reckless Heart
  56. Jeremy Dutcher – Ultestakon
  57. Interpol – The Rover
  58. Milk & Bone – Sad Eyes
  59. Fortunate Ones – Hold Fast
  60. The Jerry Cans (ft Joshua Qaumariaq) – Ilinnut
  61. Tshegue – Tshegue
  62. Family of the Year – Let Her Go
  63. Leon Bridges – Shy
  64. Macy Gray (ft Gary Clark Jr) – Buddha
  65. Neko Case – Bad Luck
  66. Said the Whale – Cascadia
  67. The Strumbellas – Salvation
  68. Maneli Jamal (ft Kyle McEvoy) – Desolate Sky
  69. Death Cab for Cutie – Northern Lights
  70. Passenger – Hell or High Water
  71. George Ezra – Shotgun
  72. Common Deer – Wait!
  73. Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)
  74. Birds of Chicago – Never Go Back
  75. Jeremy Fisher – This is the Good Life
  76. Xavier Rudd – Walk Away
  77. Nuela Charles – Do It Right
  78. Shred Kelly – Jupiter (any Other Way)
  79. The Weather Station – You and I (On the Other Side of the World)
  80. James Bay – Pink Lemonade
  81. Middle of Nowhere – Then I Find You
  82. Freedom Fry – Cold Blooded Heart
  83. Dear Rouge – Motion
  84. Twin Shadow (ft HAIM) – Saturdays
  85. Iskwé, Tanya Tagaq – The Unforgotten
  86. Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand
  87. La Force – You Amaze Me
  88. POSTDATA – Evil
  89. Jennifer Castle & The Weather Station – Midas Touch
  90. Escondido – Darkness, Darkness
  91. Fantastic Negrito – Bullshit Anthem
  92. Will Butler vs The Knocks – Sun Comes Up
  93. Franz Ferdinand – Glimpse of Love
  94. Tshegue – Survivor
  95. Mother Mother – So Down
  96. The Fratellis – I’ve Been Blind
  97. Common Deer – Glass (Redux)
  98. Big Little Lions – Static
  99. Santigold – Run the Road
  100. Arctic Monkeys – Four out of Five
  101. Yukon Blonde – Too Close to Love
  102. Jane’s Party – You’re the Light
  103. Radical Face – Jolene
  104. Stars – One Day Left
  105. Jain – Star
  106. Jeffrey Piton – On My Own
  107. Elisapie (ft Joe Grass) – Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules
  108. Milo Greene – Move
  109. LUCIA – Summertime
  110. The Struts (ft Kesha) – Body Talks
  111. Morningsiders – Lightning
  112. Graeme James – The Times are Changing
  113. Metric – Now or Never Now
  114. Modern Space – Come and Get It
  115. First Aid Kit – Tender Offerings
  116. Hozier (ft Mavis Staples) – Nina Cried Power
  117. Metric – Love You Back
  118. Elle King – Naturally Pretty Girls
  119. Coyote Choir – Sing!
  120. Emerald Sunday – Lay Down on the Highest Cloud
  121. Mise en Scene – Show Me You’re Real
  122. Modern Space – Flip for It
  123. Reuben And The Dark – Bobcaygeon
  124. Rising Appalachia – Resilient
  125. Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young
  126. Fleet Foxes – Isles
  127. The Lumineers – Walls
  128. Birds of Bellwoods – Hey Hey
  129. Alex the Astronaut – Happy Song
  130. Peter Bjorn and John – Living a Dream
  131. Twin Shadow – Hollow Days
  132. Fast Romantics – Mexico
  133. The Beaches – Fascination
  134. Stars – Are You with Me?
  135. Hey Ocean! – Lit Up
  136. Bedouin Soundclash – Salt-Water
  137. Darlingside – Singularity
  138. Metric – Dressed to Suppress
  139. Good Lovelies – Take Me, Take Me
  140. Elliot Maginot – Stay Gold
  141. Great Lake Swimmers – Alone but Not Alone
  142. Lord Huron – When the Night is Over
  143. First Aid Kit – Fireworks
  144. Florence + The Machine – Hunger
  145. Loma – Relay Runner
  146. Milk & Bone – Deception Bay
  147. Jim Bryson – Cut Bait
  148. Lindi Ortega – Lovers in Love
  149. Port Cities – Idea of You
  150. pronoun – run
  151. Ray LaMontagne – To the Sea
  152. Tami Neilson – Bananas
  153. Wolf Alice – Formidable Cool
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