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Popular Music in 2018 — Year in Review

Six Big Trends in Pop Music

Still of the video for “Gucci Flip Flops’ by Bhad Bhabie

Popular music has long been a reflection of our times. As we wind down a tumultuous year, I thought it would be fun to look at the state of pop in 2018. I’ve collected and analyzed all the Billboard Hot-100 songs from 2018. A few big trends stand out.

1) Hip Hop Dominated the Charts

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Michael Tauberg

Michael Tauberg

Engineer in San Francisco. Interested in words, networks, and human abstractions. Opinions expressed are solely my own.