The music that made 2018 on SoundCloud

The years coming to a close and what better way to celebrate a great year in music than to look back at all tunes that have been the soundtrack to 2018. SoundCloud have released The 2018 SoundCloud Playback to summarise the music that made their year.

SoundCloud have released their year in review based on how the SoundCloud community have listened to music in 2018. According to SoundCloud the most popular genres throughout the year for tags were ‘synthwave’ and ‘phonk’ whilst Two Friends released the top DJ set.

SoundCloud playback 2018 year in review summary streaming music

Top Artist

Juice WRLD swept 2018 with most likes, reposts and streams.

Juice WRLD

Top track

And his track “Lucid Dreams” racked up the most plays.

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”

Top remix

Illenium and The Chainsmokers had the mix that wouldn’t quit.   

The Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down (Illenium Remix)”

Top podcast

Bill Burr was your voice of choice.

Monday Morning Podcast

Top DJ set

#13 wasn’t unlucky for Two Friends Big Bootie Mix; they took the cake for first-rate crossfade.

2F Big Bootie Mix, Volume 13” by Two Friends

#tagswithbuzz

From phonk to deeptech, these were the top tags on your tracks.

Synthwave, #SCFIRST, Phonk, Chillhop, Deeptech, Afrohouse, Retrowave, Melodictechno

Longest reign on the New & Hot chart

Lil Skies got comfy on the charts with the most consecutive weeks spent topping New & Hot. Next up, world domination?

Lil Skies “Creeping (feat. Rich The Kid)[prod. by Menoh Beats]”

Buzziest drops

These tracks spiked in under a day with the most condensed amount of 24-hour plays.

May 25: Drake drops “Duppy Freestyle

May 29: Pusha-T drops “The Story of Adidon

September 19: Lil Peep and XXX Tentacion “Falling Down” drops

2019 Artists to Watch

Get these creators on your radar, wherever you are.

mobilegirl

Thutmose

Duendita

Octavian

Leaf

JEVON

Ashnikko

Pink $weat$

Chloe Lilac

Rosalía

Tierra Whack

Clairo

Teflon Sega

Ruuth

Lil Mosey

Ama Lou

Pardison Fontaine

Gunna

Yaeji

*The above information was compiled based on indicators and actions taken from across the SoundCloud community including streams, likes, reposts, and shares.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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