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.

Look for new music twice a month starting 1 January 2019 at:

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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15 December 2018

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Spotify: 2018 New Indie Rock ‘n’ Folk.

New tunes are added every two weeks: 1st and 15th.

AAsiva - Colleen Nakashuk
Aasiva (from  Aakuluk Music
  1. Aasiva – Qalunaat Nunanganiit  sun-icon
  2. Lee Harvey Osmond – Mohawk
  3. shy kids – I was in LA runningmanicon
  4. Said The Whale – Wake Up
  5. The Decemberists – Traveling On sun-icon
  6. The Ballroom Thieves – Hymn #101
  7. Kaia Kater – Heavenly Track
  8. Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – Broadripple Is Burning!
  9. Wintersleep – Surrender sun-icon
  10. Sloan – Act Your Ages
  11. Choses Sauvages – Nuages runningmanicon
  12. Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole runningmanicon
  13. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Such a Remarkable Dayrunningmanicon
  14. Ladytron – Far from Homerunningmanicon
  15. Grimes & HANA – We Appreciate Powerrunningmanicon
  16. Judah & the Lion – Quarter-Life Crisis
  17. Metric – Art of Doubtrunningmanicon
  18. Jennah Barry – Roller Disco  sun-icon
  19. Begonia – The Light
  20. Great Lake Swimmers – Root Systems
  21. Mumford & Sons – Woman
  22. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Paper Rain
  23. The Avett Brothers – Rosesand Sacrifice
  24. Broken Bells – Shelter
  25. Graeme James – Reverie
  26. Kokoroko – Abusey Junction
  27. Khruangbin – Cómo Me Quieres sun-icon
  28. Ellevator – New Survival runningmanicon
  29. Christine and the Queens – No Ordinary Love 
  30. Cake – Sinking Ship runningmanicon
  31. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Cappuccino City

runningmanicon also on The Workout Mix of New Indie Rock & Folk playlist (as of the publication of this chart)

sun-icon  also appears on the Sweet Summer Mellow Playlist

sun-lightning -icon copy  also appears on The 2018 Top Summer Party Tunes Playlist

Fist-small copy also appears on the Protest! playlist.

 

1 December 2018

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New tunes are added every two weeks: 1st and 15th.

Macy Gray & Gary
Macy Gray (by Giuliano Bekor) & Gary Clark Jr (by Frank Maddocks)
  1. Macy Gray & Gary Clark Jr. – Buddha
  2. King Princess – Femme Fatale 
  3. Shy Girls – Headfucked
  4. The Strumbellas – Salvationrunningmanicon
  5. Said The Whale – Cascadia
  6. Death Cab for Cutie – Northern Lights
  7. Hey Ocean! – Can’t Let Go
  8. Johnny Flynn – Lost and Found (Live)
  9. Hawksley Workman – Battlefords
  10. Mumford & Sons – Beloved
  11. Jeff Tweedy – I Know What It’s Like
  12. Grandaddy – Bison on the Plains
  13. The Weather Station & Jennifer Castle – I Tried to Wear the World
  14. Missy Higgins & Ben Abraham – Run So Fast
  15. Belle Plaine – Are We Good
  16. Khruangbin – Lady and Man
  17. Janelle Monáe – High Tide or Low Tide
  18. HANDSOME & Joyride – Late Night Ball Game
  19. MØ (ft Foster The People) – Blur
  20. FJØRA – Run, Run, Run
  21. Generationals – Beggars in the House of Plentyrunningmanicon
  22. Circa Waves – Moviesrunningmanicon
  23. Goodbye Honolulu – Codeinerunningmanicon
  24. Parekh & Singh – Summer Skin sun-icon
  25. Hozier – Movement
  26. Oh Pep! – Truths
  27. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  28. Sharon Van Etten – Jupiter 4
  29. Daniel Romano – The Long Mirror Of Time
  30. Fjord – If I was to Call
  31. Alice Merton – Funny Business
  32. Swim Camp – Cool
  33. Broods – Everything Goes (Wow)
  34. Ten Fé – No Night Lasts Forever
  35. Girlpool – Hire
  36. Jadea Kelly – Make Peace with It
  37. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friend’s a Liquid

runningmanicon also on The Workout Mix of New Indie Rock & Folk playlist (as of the publication of this chart)

sun-icon  also appears on the Sweet Summer Mellow Playlist

sun-lightning -icon copy  also appears on The 2018 Top Summer Party Tunes Playlist

Fist-small copy also appears on the Protest! playlist.

 

15 November 2018

 

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Maneli Jamal (from manalijamal.com)
  1. Maneli Jamal (ft Kyle McEvoy) – Desolate Sky
  2. Fast Romantics – Mexico
  3. The Beaches – Fascination
  4. Alex Nevsky – Pour commencer
  5. Mother Mother – It’s Alright
  6. Jennifer Castle & The Weather Station – Midas Touch
  7. Stars – Are You with Me?
  8. Hey Ocean! – Lit Up
  9. Escondido – Darkness, Darkness
  10. Jamie N Commons – Paper Dreams
  11. VHS Collection – Take My Money
  12. Elliot Maginot – Stay Gold sun-icon
  13. Port Cities – Montreal
  14. The Revivalists – Got Love
  15. Angus & Julia Stone – Youngblood
  16. Marie-Mai (ft Koriass) – Elle et moi
  17. Safia Nolin (ft La Force) – Lesbian Break-up Song
  18. Regina Spektor – Birdsong
  19. Charlotte Cardin – Double Shifts
  20. John K. Samson – Saturday Night on Utopia Parkway
  21. Age.Sex.Location – Elephants
  22. KT Tunstall – Little Red Thread
  23. Foster the People – Worst Nites
  24. Emilie Kahn – Island
  25. Lindi Ortega – Suzanne
  26. Hot Flash Heat Wave (ft Sophie Meie) – Dreaming of U
  27. The Wind and The Wave – I Am an Island
  28. Matt Corby – Miracle Love
  29. Jeffrey Piton – A Place to Call Home
  30. Good Old War – Misty-eyed
  31. The Wombats – Oceans
  32. Jane’s Party – Wait for You
  33. Fleet Foxes – In the Hot Hot Rays
  34. Sunflower Bean – Come for Me

runningmanicon also on The Workout Mix of New Indie Rock & Folk playlist (as of the publication of this chart)

sun-icon  also appears on the Sweet Summer Mellow Playlist

sun-lightning -icon copy  also appears on The 2018 Top Summer Party Tunes Playlist

Fist-small copy also appears on the Protest! playlist.

 

1 November 2018

 

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New tunes are added every two weeks: 1st and 15th.

Will Butler by Neil Mota & The Knocks by Ken Grand-Pierre
Will Butler (by Neil Mota) & The Knocks (by Ken Grand-Pierre)
  1. Will Butler vs The Knocks – Sun Comes Up runningmanicon
  2. Mother Mother – So Down runningmanicon
  3. Peter Bjorn and John – Living a Dream
  4. Twin Shadow – Hollow Days
  5. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Blue Vacation
  6. Birds of Bellwoods – Hey Hey
  7. Alex the Astronaut – Happy Song
  8. Empress Of – I Don’t Even Smoke Weed
  9. Julien Baker & Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus – Salt in the Wound
  10. Arkells – Hand Me Downs
  11. Attica Riots – Vacation
  12. Nothing But Thieves – Take this Lonely Heart
  13. Mumford & Sons – If I Say
  14. Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion – Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
  15. Fleet Foxes – Icicle Tusk
  16. Fionn – Close Talking
  17. Jealous of the Birds – Marrow
  18. Lolaa – El Sonido a Estallar runningmanicon
  19. Cloud Nothings – Another Way of Life
  20. Ten Fé – Won’t Happen
  21. Beach House – Alien
  22. Tom Odell – Go Tell Her Now
  23. Royal Canoe – Peep This
  24. Fake Shark – Famous Enough
  25. Frills – Weakness
  26. Toro y Moi – Freelance
  27. The Ting Tings – A&E
  28. Sara Bareilles – Armor
  29. Getaway Dogs – Papersoul II

runningmanicon also on The Workout Mix of New Indie Rock & Folk playlist (as of the publication of this chart)

sun-icon  also appears on the Sweet Summer Mellow Playlist

sun-lightning -icon copy  also appears on The 2018 Top Summer Party Tunes Playlist

Fist-small copy also appears on the Protest! playlist.

 

15 October 2018

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MUNYA from gorillavsbear.net
MUNYA  by Samuel Pearson
  1. MUNYA – Des Bisous Partoutrunningmanicon
  2. St Lucia – China Shoprunningmanicon
  3. Tahiti 80 – Sound Museumrunningmanicon
  4. Metric – No Lights on the Horizon
  5. Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young
  6. Lauren Faith – Just a Little
  7. Lucy Wainwright Roche & Matthew Perryman Jones – Quit with Me
  8. Mandolin Orange – Time We Made Time
  9. Fleet Foxes – Isles
  10. The Black Lillies – Earthquake
  11. Coyote Choir – Kingdom of Love
  12. The Lone Bellow – You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional (Acoustic)
  13. The Lumineers – Walls
  14. Lindi Ortega ft Corb Lund – Lovers in Love 
  15. Gregory Alan Isakov – San Luis
  16. SYML – Girl (Acoustic)
  17. Afro Celt Sound System – Flight
  18. Camaromance – Jonathan
  19. Meadowlake – No Tomorrow
  20. Fjord – Lay Down Your Veil
  21. Young the Giant – Tightrope
  22. Bedouin Soundclash – Holy
  23. Pascale Picard – The Beauty We’ve Found
  24. Dan Mangan – Cold In The Summer
  25. Emily Warren – The Point
  26. Clay and Friends – Going Up The Coast
  27. Tom Odell – You’re Gonna Break My Heart Tonight
  28. City and Colour – Hello, I’m in Delaware (Live)
  29. Chris Velan – All Time Record
  30. Tokyo Police Club – Pigs runningmanicon

runningmanicon also on The Workout Mix of New Indie Rock & Folk playlist (as of the publication of this chart)

sun-icon  also appears on the Sweet Summer Mellow Playlist

sun-lightning -icon copy  also appears on The 2018 Top Summer Party Tunes Playlist

Fist-small copy also appears on the Protest! playlist.

1 October 2018

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New tunes are added every two weeks: 1st and 15th.

by Mandy Lyn
Fake Shark by Mandy Lyn
  1. Fake Shark – Smile runningmanicon
  2. Metric – Love You Back runningmanicon
  3. St. Lucia – Next to You
  4. Blossoms – How Long Will This Last? runningmanicon
  5. BADBADNOTGOOD (ft Little Dragon) – Tried
  6. Erin Costelo – All in Your Head
  7. Elle King – Naturally Pretty Girls
  8. Jérôme 50 – Chaise musicale
  9. Jeremy Dutcher – Ultestakon
  10. Art d’Ecco – Never Tell runningmanicon
  11. Florence + The Machine – Cornflake Girl 
  12. Weaves – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  13. Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light
  14. Imagine Dragons – Zero 
  15. Arkells – Only for a Moment
  16. Ruth B. – Rare
  17. Hey Ocean! – Mama Said
  18. Golden Drag – Caught Leaking Light
  19. Peter Bjorn and John – Gut Feeling
  20. Django Django – Swimming at Night
  21. Houndmouth – Modern Love
  22. Norah Jones – A Song with No Name sun-icon
  23. Henry Jamison – The Jacket (Quartet Version)
  24. Tor Miller – Stop the World
  25. SYML – Clean Eyes
  26. The Paper Kites – When It Hurts You
  27. Young the Giant – Heat of the Summer
  28. Kodaline – Hide and Seek
  29. Bedouin Soundclash – Drive
  30. Salomé Leclerc – Ton équilibre
  31. Christine and the Queens – The Walker
  32. Muse – Pressure
  33. Amyl and the Sniffers – Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled) runningmanicon

runningmanicon also on The Workout Mix of New Indie Rock & Folk playlist (as of the publication of this chart)

sun-icon  also appears on the Sweet Summer Mellow Playlist

sun-lightning -icon copy  also appears on The 2018 Top Summer Party Tunes Playlist

Fist-small copy also appears on the Protest! playlist.