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Some of 's zeitgeist-grabbing, conversation-driving pop music moments occurred completely outside the boundaries of the conventional album -- or even the song. Or the incurable excitement for snippets of Lady Gaga's now Grammy-winning " Shallow " first heard in the highly meme-able trailer for A Star is Born? Or the joy and terror of watching a guy on Instagram dance to Drake's "In My Feelings" in oncoming traffic? These ephemeral trends, digital events that linger in the mind, don't end up on lists like this.
As much as confirmed us to be living in a streaming-dominated, sales-declining universe, the event album still reigned as paramount: Whether it was the G. Call a time of death on the LP format if you want to, but then don't also call us to complain about all the big-ticket releases you still have to catch up on before the year's end -- some of which might even be yet to drop. In lesser hands the album could feel claustrophobic, but nobody knows how to let the top down for some ventilation like Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi. Whether reminding us he's still randy at 76 with "Come On to Me" or painting a timely portrait of a loud-mouthed, myopic leader on the seven-minute omnibus "Despite Repeated Warnings," Sir Paul is as affable, effortlessly melodic and rewarding as ever. On what's undoubtedly his most ambitious project to date, J. Music series, it seemed destined to get buried under the prior month-plus of new Kanye West-produced mini-LPs. It all makes for one of the rare pop albums that, in the age of cherry-picked playlists, demands a true start-to-finish listen. The music might sound like disaffected s slouch rock, but Allison trades the distancing cynicism typically associated with that style for words that reveal straightforward feeling, both tender and ferocious.
When talking about so far at Billboard , it's hard to avoid the fact that the chart year has only had 24 editions of the Hot , and Drake has been No. It's the most that any one artist has dominated the listing's top spot in a year's first six months this decade -- though shout-out to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' combined 11 weeks on top in the first half of -- and it essentially leaves the non-Drake part of the field wide open when it comes to discussing the year's best and biggest singles. But that's fine. Beyond the Drakening, has been a year of pleasant surprises on the charts: All-Star teamups we didn't see coming, previously unknown artists coming out with left-field hits, and a handful of big-name comebacks taking us to unexpected new places, all of which made the predictability at pop's highest level forgivable. And besides, those two Drake songs are pretty great too: You'll see them both below as we recount our 50 favorite songs of so far, with a Spotify playlist of all 50 at the bottom. The moment fans have been waiting for since Timberlake and Stapleton collaborated at the CMA Awards finally came in , and it's as special as that instant-classic performance. Not only did the song take JT and Chris' bromance to the next level, it made it very clear that their CMA team-up was no fluke. Jade Bird, "Lottery". Singer-songwriter Jade Bird's brilliance lies in her ability to mesh her British roots with Americana style to create a unique genre Britana?