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We know: There's too much going on and there's no way to hear everything. But certainly no song has summed up this specific time more succinctly—and without mentioning a certain world leader's name—better than Superchunk. It's followed by an opening verse from Slimmy B where he raps about people getting murdered at stoplights. Way back in 2016, Young Thug shared a photo of himself with Sir Elton John. For years, Elton John has been an avid fan of Young Thug, having heard the rapper on Beats 1 in 2015.

It's difficult -- maybe even impossible --  to separate the musical content of the latest Childish Gambino track from the striking, ultra-violent visuals, which were shot by Donald Glover's frequent collaborator Hiro Murai. She sings of an "empty space" and "clues in my pockets," but the larger mystery is how she continues to craft these perfect dance-floor anthems. The Atlanta rapper begins the song by saying he's having a "moment of clarity," but he sounds as lost as ever. Full tank of gas. It's not quite a thesis; instead, each line arrives cloaked in ambivalence. Top 100 Hits of 2018/Top 100 Songs of 2018 - Music Outfitters We listened and curated each of the best songs carefully according to our survey online. It’s a silky R&B jam, assisted by Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins. That she accomplishes that while keeping your body moving feels like a miracle.

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Whether she's rapping about lying warm inside a casket or calling out "Rice-A-Roni politics," the Chicago rapper sounds completely in control of her sound. Drake's response to Pusha's "Infrared" was good, but "The Story of Adidon" took this feud to a mythical status. And this British pop duo brings a sound that is capable of providing some variation to Top 40 radio stations. Just watch a video, or better yet see Hop Along live to really believe what Quinlan can do. The wait for a full-length follow-up from the Swedish singer has been long -- she appears content dropping smaller collaborative projects -- but "Missing U" should hold you over for a while. A squad of some of the best songwriters in the business lent a hand to the creation of the A Star Is Born soundtrack. All hail the queen.

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As a combined force, the Carters are an establishment of their own, one that’s capable of challenging the likes of the NFL and the Recording Academy. UPDATED: Check out the best new pop songs of 2019!. With its choruses name-checking of Kansas, Billy Idol, and Warren Zevon tracks, "Hippie Radio" at first feels like a hyper-referential song about driving around in a car with the dial turned to '70s AM rock -- and it is that -- but the verses also tell a poignant, intimate story of a man's life in three little vignettes.

And he’s the rapper he’s always meant to be. "Hurt to Look," the new single from the group's break-out Swae Lee, is a more direct engagement of that sensitive side. Music, movies, TV, unmade cartoons, writing—the list of his talents goes on and on.

He had already defined himself as a brilliant, versatile lyricist, but his sound was still something majorly in the works. "I could be anything I want / Immaterial boys, immaterial girls / Anyhow, anywhere, any place, anyone that I want / Im-ma-ma-material, immaterial," she sings on the song.