Listen to XPN’s 25 most-played songs of 2018

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Death Cab for Cutie | photo by John Vettese for WXPN // Leon Bridges | photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN // Natalie Prass | photo by Senia Lopez for WXPN

Beginning at noon today, WXPN will count down its listener-voted top 50 best songs of the year…but before we get to that, let’s take a look at the station’s most played songs of the year.

The programming staff crunched the numbers and came up with 25 artists that were in the mix the most this year; XPNFest vets (David Byrne, Natalie Prass, Courtney Marie Andrews), Philly favorites (The War on Drugs, Dr. Dog), and generally awesome artists (Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, Neko Case, Caroline Rose). Take a listen below, and tune in for the top 50 beginning at noon.

25. Courtney Barnett — “Nameless, Faceless”

24. Courtney Marie Andrews — “Kindness of Strangers”

23. The War On Drugs — “Up All Night”

22. Caroline Rose — “Jeannie Becomes A Mom”

21. The National Reserve — “New Love”

20. Rainbow Kitten Surprise — “Fever Pitch”

19. Death Cab For Cutie — “Gold Rush”

18. RayLand Baxter — “Casanova”

17. David Byrne — “It’s Not Dark Up Here”

16. Neko Case — “Bad Luck”

15. Leon Bridges — “Bad Bad News”

14. Parquet Courts — “Wide Awake”

13. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats — “You Worry Me”

12. David Byrne — “Everybody’s Coming To My House”

11. Mt. Joy — “Silver Lining”

10. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats — “A Little Honey”

9. Janelle Monae — “Make Me Feel”

8. Florence And The Machine — “Hunger”

7. Dr. Dog — “Go Out Fighting”

6. The Decemberists — “Severed”

5. Caroline Rose — “Soul No 5”

4. Jade Bird — “The Lottery”

3. Superorganism — “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

2. Natalie Prass — “Short Court Style”

1. Low Cut Connie — “Beverly”

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