These are the 15 best lyrics of 2018. From ridiculous lines that started memes to heartbreaking statements, all of these lyrics succeeded through precision and cleverness.


“La di da di da, slob on me knob

Pass me some syrup, fuck me in the car

La di da di da, muthafuck the law

Chitty chitty bang, murder everything”

— Future – “King’s Dead”


“No, you’re not gonna get what you need

But baby, I have what you want

Come get your honey”

— Robyn – “Honey”


“I just wanted to be one of The Strokes

Now look at the mess you made me make”

— Arctic Monkeys – “Star Treatment”


“All is well as long as we keep spinning”

— Thom Yorke – “Suspirium”


“Without my legs or my hair

Without my genes or my blood

With no name and with no type of story

Where do I live?

Tell me – where do I exist?”

— SOPHIE – “Immaterial”


“My pussy teaches 9th-grade English

My pussy wrote a thesis on colonialism in conversation with a marginal system in love with Jesus

And y’all still thought a bitch couldn’t rap, huh?”

— Noname – “Self”


“How dare you put Ye in my verses?

I’m selfish – I want all of the curses

I’m pre-bookin’ the churches, me versus three hearses

If we all go to Hell, it’ll be worth it”

— Pusha T – “The Story of Adidon”


“I had a good run playing horses in my mind

Left my heart out somewhere running

Wanting strangers to be mine”

— Beach House – “Drunk in L.A.”


“‘Cause nobody butters me up like you, and

Nobody fucks me like me”

— Mitski – “Lonesome Love”


“I wanna be emaciated

I wanna hear one song without thinking of you

I wish I was on a spaceship

Just me and my dog and an impossible view”

— boygenius – “Me & My Dog”


“I ain’t feel like this in a long time

I ain’t feel like this in a long time

I ain’t had shit in a long time

Just to feel like this, it took a long time, yeah!”

— Playboi Carti – “Long Time – Intro”


“I’m not a prop for you to use

When you’re lonely or confused

I want a love that lets me breathe

I’ve been choking on your leash”

— Soccer Mommy – “Your Dog”


“I switched the time zone, but what do I know?

Spending nights hitchhikin’, where will I go?

I could fly home with my eyes closed

But it get kinda hard to see, that’s no surprise though”

— Mac Miller – “Self Care”


“If we make you nervous

What is your purpose?

Worship your trigger

And ignore the figures”

— Moses Sumney – “Rank & File”


“Those who find discomfort in your goals of liberation will be issued no apology

And fuck Tom Brady”

— Parquet Courts – “Total Football”