The Best Soul Songs of 2018 - Our Critics Pick

(December 26, 2018) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year.  And 2018 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below in our list of the 70 Best Soul Songs of 2018.   

The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but here are the selections from our staff, listed alphabetically. We also have a Spotify playlist below so that you can listen to the list. 

You can’t go wrong with any of these. Congratulations to the artists involved!

 

Here is our list of the 70 Best Soul Songs of 2018
(listed alphabetically by artist)

(December 26, 2018) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year.  And 2018 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below in our list of the 70 Best Soul Songs of 2018.   

The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but here are the selections from our staff, listed alphabetically. We also have a Spotify playlist below so that you can listen to the list. 

You can’t go wrong with any of these. Congratulations to the artists involved!

 

Here is our list of the 70 Best Soul Songs of 2018
(listed alphabetically by artist)

 
Amber Mark - "Love Me Right"
Anderson.Paak - "Tints"
Andy Stokes - "Best Day Ever"
Angela Johnson - "Inclusion"
Anissa Hargrove – “Never Give Up”
Arlissa - "We Won't Move"
August Greene feat. Brandy - "Optimistic"
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B - "Finesse (Remix)"
Carvin Winans - "Once In A Lifetime"
Chaka Khan - "Like Sugar"
Change - "Hit or Miss" 
Chic feat. Teddy Riley - "Sober"
Chris Rob - "No Doubt"
Conya Doss - "Until"
Darien Dean feat. Tiffany T'zelle - "Last Song"
Darryl Anders & Agape Soul - The Way That We Love
David Davis - "Little Mo’ Betta"
David Ward - "Violet, Gold + Rose"
Deva Mahal - "Down to You"
Diane Shaw - "All or Nothing"
Drake - "In My Feelings"
Ella Mae feat H.E.R. - "Gut Feeling"
Esnavi - "The Way"
Frank Simmons feat. Conya Doss - "Language of Love"
Gene Noble - "Expectations"
Glenn Jones and Regina Belle - "Love By Design"
Jaki Graham - "Song Inside Me"
James Biscuit Rouse - "In Between Times"
Janelle Monae - "Make Me Feel"
Janet Jackson - "Made For Now"
Jeff Bradshaw feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff and Jeff Murrell - "Stay"
K. Avett and Noel Gourdin - "Soldier"
Keith Sweat feat. K-Ci - "How Many Ways"
Kenny Lattimore - "Stay on Your Mind"
Kenya feat. Gerald Albright - "Favorite Things"
L. Spenser Smith feat. Avery Sunshine - "Hooked"
Lenny Kravitz - "Low"
Leon Bridges - "Bad Bad News"
Leon Thomas - "Favorite"
Malia - "Naked"
Mama's Gun - "I Need A Win"
Mary J Blige - "Only Love"
Maysa - "You Are Not Alone"
MNEK - "Tongue"
Monielle & Jakspin - "Resilient"
N'Dambi feat. All Cows Eat Grass - "Nowhere"
Ne Yo - "Another Love Song"
Phony Ppl - "Once You Say Hello"
PJ Morton feat Yebba - “How Deep Is Your Love"
Priscilla Renae - "Heavenly"
Raheem DeVaughn - "Don't Come Easy"
Rahsaan Patterson - "Wonderful Star"
Raul Midon / Metropole Orkest - "Pick Somebody Up"
Russell Taylor - "Thrill"
Shoshana Bean - "Make It Rain"
Steffen Morrison - "Movin On"
Swing Out Sister - "Don't Give the Game Away"
Sy Smith - "Now and Later"
Tamia - "Leave It Smokin"
Tarsha feat. Anthony Hamilton - "I'm Ready"
Teyana Taylor - "Gonna Love Me"
The Internet - "Come Together"
The O'Jays - "Above the Law"
Toni Braxton - "Long As I Live"
Tori Kelly feat. The Hamiltones – “Help Us To Love”
Tower of Power - "Do You Like That?"
Tracy Cruz - "Losing in Love"
Victory - "Open Your Eyes"
Vintage Trouble - "Do Me Right"
Vivian Sessoms - "People"
Will Downing feat. Regina Belle - "Changed"
William Bell - "Moment of Weakness"
Young Gun Silver Fox - "Midnight in Richmond"
 

 

 
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