Your top 50 XPN songs of 2018

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Brandi Carlile | photo by Alysse Gafkjen | courtesy of artist
Brandi Carlile | photo by Alysse Gafkjen | courtesy of artist

Year-End Mania is the Key’s annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2017 incredible. In this installment, WXPN’s listener-voted best songs of 2017.

We played songs, you listened. You voted, we listened. After tallying up the numbers and playing back the jams, we are delighted to bring you a recap of your top 50 XPN songs of 2018.

50. Paul McCartney – “Come On To Me”

49. Courtney Barnett – “Charity”

48. The Record Company – “Life to Fix”

47. Hop Along – “How Simple”

46. Florence and the Machine – “Hunger”

45. Ray LaMontagne – “Such a Simple Thing”

44. Courtney Marie Andrews – “Kindness of Strangers”

43. Mitski – “Nobody”

42. Your Smith – “The Spot”

41. Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless”

40. Hop Along – “Prior Things”

39. Sharon Van Etten – “Comeback Kid”

38. Lana Del Rey – “Mariner’s Apartment Complex”

37. Dawes – “Feed the Fire”

36. Neko Case – “Bad Luck”

35. Maggie Rogers – “Light On”

34. Kamasi Washington – “Fists of Fury”

33. Mt. Joy – “Silver Lining”

32. David Byrne – “Everybody’s Coming To My House”

31. Parquet Courts – “Wide Awake”

30. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”

29. Rainbow Kitten Surprise – “Fever Pitch”

28. Brandi Carlile – “The Mother”

27. Kurt Vile – “Bassackwards”

26. The Marcus King Band – “Homesick”

25. The Decemberists – “Severed”

24. Christine and the Queens – “5 dollars”

23. Dawes – “Living in the Future”

22. RayLand Baxter – “Casanova”

21. Ruston Kelly – “Mockingbird”

20. The War and Treaty – “Healing Tide”

19. Caroline Rose – “Soul No. 5”

18. Death Cab for Cutie – “Gold Rush”

17. Natalie Prass – “Short Court Style”

16. Phosphorescent – “New Birth in New England”

15. Amos Lee – “No More Darkness, No More Light”

14. Kurt Vile – “Loading Zones”

13. Leon Bridges – “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)”

12. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

11. Leon Bridges – “Beyond”

10. Lori McKenna – “People Get Old”

9. Caroline Rose – “Jeannie Becomes a Mom”

8. Christine and the Queens – “Girlfriend”

7. Hozier ft. Mavis Staples – “Nina Cried Power”

6. Janelle Monae – “Make Me Feel”

5. Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”

4. Low Cut Connie – “Beverly”

3. Kacey Musgraves – “Slow Burn”

2. Kacey Musgraves – “High Horse”

1. Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”


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