First, 2018 kicked off with another earworm song from Ed Sheeran, who is the most-streamed male artist in the PH. Remember that time “Thinking Out Loud” was playing everywhere? Since 2017, it’s been “Perfect.” It’s already December, radios are still blasting this song, and singers are still making covers. This song is the representation of every viral song in 2018—it’s both a blessing and an “overplayed in the radio” curse.
Speaking of trending media, Exes Baggagepretty much broke the Internet for weeks thanks to #CarGel. Ben&Ben’s “Maybe the Night” became an anthem for everyone who couldn’t stop swooning over the film.
Lastly, 2018 is the wherein people got second chances. Just look at Amanda Bynes. If you had the redemption arc that you wanted, especially after a sh*tty 2017, “Look What You Made Me Do” is an exaggerated yet accurate song. And with this redemption arc comes the chance to make memories in the best ways. Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” is probably resonating with these people hard.
If you were to make your own playlist to round up 2018 so far, what songs would you add?
Art by Marian Hukom
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