Sunday, January 6, 2019


January 6, 2019

Here are the Hot 100 Singles of 2018 as ranked by Billboard Magazine. This year-end recap is based on Billboard Hot 100 chart performance during between the weeks from Dec 2017 and Nov 2018-dated charts (December 2, 2017 to November 17, 2018). This is a list of last year's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions and sales data as measured and compiled by Nielsen Music, while streaming activity data provided by online music sources.


1 "God's Plan" Drake (#1 for 11 weeks, February to April)

Debuted at #1 (the 29th song to do so). Spent its first eleven weeks on the chart at number one (after "One Sweet Day"1996, "Candle in the Wind" 1997 and "I'll Be Missing You" 1997.)  Replaced at #1 by another Drake song "Nice for What." Spent 26 weeks in the top ten and left the chart after 36 weeks. 

2 "Perfect" Ed Sheeran (#1 for 4 weeks, January + 2 weeks, December 2017)

The duet version featuring Beyonce topped the Hot 100 for the first five weeks (23 Dec 2017 to 13 Jan 2018). The original version of the song (Sheeran only) took over at the top on the week ending 20 Jan 2018.

3 "Meant to Be" Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
4 "Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug (#1 for 1 week, January)
5 "Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
6 "Psycho" Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla Sign (#1 for 1 week, June)
7 "I Like It" Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin (#1 for 1 week, July)
8 "The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
9 "In My Feelings" Drake (#1 for 10 weeks, July to September)
10 "Girls Like You" Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B (#1 for 7 weeks, September to November)

11 "Nice for What" Drake (#1 for 8 weeks, April to June, non-consecutive)

Drake was the first artist to have a new number-one debut replace his former number-one debut ("God's Plan") at the top of the Hot 100. Stayed at number 1 for 4 weeks first. Replaced by "This is America" for 2 weeks. Returned to #1 for 2 more weeks. Replaced by "Psycho" for 1 week. Returned to #1 for 1 week. Replaced by "Sad!" and "I Like It" for 2 weeks. Returned to #1 again for one more week.

12 "Lucid Dreams" Juice Wrld

13 "Better Now" Post Malone
14 "Finesse" Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
15 "Boo'd Up" Ella Mai
16 "New Rules" Dua Lipa
17 "Sad!" XXXTentacion (#1 for 1 week, June)
18 "Never Be the Same" Camila Cabello
19 "Love Lies" Khalid and Normani
20 "No Tears Left to Cry" Ariana Grande

21 "Mine" Bazzi

22 "Thunder" Imagine Dragons
23 "Look Alive" BlocBoy JB featuring Drake
24 "Delicate" Taylor Swift
25 "Yes Indeed" Lil Baby and Drake
26 "Friends" Marshmello and Anne-Marie
27 "Bad at Love" Halsey
28 "Taste" Tyga featuring Offset
29 "Let You Down" NF
30 "No Limit" G-Eazy featuring ASAP Rocky and Cardi B

31 "Fefe" 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz

32 "Tequila" Dan + Shay
33 "Feel It Still" Portugal. The Man
34 "MotorSport" Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B
35 "I Like Me Better" Lauv
36 "Youngblood" 5 Seconds of Summer
37 "Whatever It Takes" Imagine Dragons
38 "Ric Flair Drip" Offset and Metro Boomin
39 "I Fall Apart" Post Malone
40 "Pray for Me" The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar

41 "Back to You" Selena Gomez

42 "Sicko Mode" Travis Scott
43 "Walk It Talk It" Migos featuring Drake
44 "Gucci Gang" Lil Pump
45 "Him & I" G-Eazy and Halsey
46 "In My Blood" Shawn Mendes
47 "All the Stars" Kendrick Lamar and SZA
48 "Stir Fry" Migos
49 "Too Good at Goodbyes" Sam Smith
50 "Love" Kendrick Lamar featuring Zacari

51 "This Is America" Childish Gambino (#1 for 2 weeks, May)

52 "Nonstop" Drake
53 "Heaven" Kane Brown
54 "Bodak Yellow" Cardi B
55 "Freaky Friday" Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown
56 "Gummo" 6ix9ine
57 "Plug Walk" Rich the Kid
58 "Wait" Maroon 5
59 "Be Careful" Cardi B
60 "Wolves" Selena Gomez and Marshmello

61 "Bartier Cardi" Cardi B featuring 21 Savage

62 "God Is a Woman" Ariana Grande
63 "Big Bank" YG featuring 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj and Big Sean
64 "Sorry Not Sorry" Demi Lovato
65 "How Long" Charlie Puth
66 "Lights Down Low" Max featuring Gnash
67 "Young Dumb & Broke" Khalid
68 "One Kiss" Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
69 "Natural" Imagine Dragons
70 "You Make It Easy" Jason Aldean

71 "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran

72 "I Get the Bag" Gucci Mane featuring Migos
73 "No Brainer" DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
74 "Plain Jane" ASAP Ferg featuring Nicki Minaj
75 "Sky Walker" Miguel featuring Travis Scott
76 "Marry Me" Thomas Rhett
77 "Eastside" Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid
78 "Call Out My Name" The Weeknd
79 "King's Dead" Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake
80 "Happier" Marshmello and Bastille

81 "Te Boté" Nio García, Darell and Casper Mágico featuring Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam and Ozuna

82 "Simple" Florida Georgia Line
83 "Lemon" N.E.R.D and Rihanna
84 "1-800-273-8255" Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid
85 "Say Something" Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton
86 "I'm Upset" Drake
87 "Get Along" Kenny Chesney
88 "Moonlight" XXXTentacion
89 "What Lovers Do" Maroon 5 featuring SZA
90 "X" Nicky Jam and J Balvin

91 "Outside Today" YoungBoy Never Broke Again

92 "Trip" Ella Mai
93 "Dura" Daddy Yankee
94 "Changes" XXXTentacion
95 "Mercy" Brett Young
96 "One Number Away" Luke Combs
97 "Powerglide" Rae Sremmurd featuring Juicy J
98 "IDGAF" Dua Lipa
99 "Mi Gente" J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé
100 "Believer" Imagine Dragons