AWARDS: MONSTAS: Our best song of 2018 so far

We awarded 13 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2017 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2018 so far and what’s to come. Goodbye To Yesterday, Can’t Stop The Feeling and New Rules are previous winners in this category.

  • Read on for our top 8 best songs of 2018 so far and our hopes for the next half year

Monsters by Saara Aalto Tickets

Saara’s the Finnish talent show veteran who makes a habit of not winning but she’s also made our best album and gig shortlist. We see her at the Borderline in London in October.

Solo by Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato Tickets

Get well soon, Demi. Clean Bandit have made this list before with Zara Larsson and this is as catchy and as good.

Cry by Dotter Tickets

Melodifestivalen remains the greatest show on earth and this was, arguably, this year’s best song.

Barcelona by Max George Tickets

We wanted to pick this Max George debut solo single with an eye on the Euro dancefloor as soon as we arrived in the Spanish holiday destination we file this from.

In My Cabana by Margaret Tickets

The song we wanted to win this year’s Melodifestivalen final – and here’s why.

Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae Tickets

Gosh, we miss Prince. But probably not so much as acolyte and film star Ms Monae. We join her at Camden Roundhouse in celebration of the amazing Dirty Computer album next month.

Colour by MNEK Tickets

Predecessor Tongue almost made this list, we were bowled over by his live show and now we just need the debut album. Language is out 7/9.

Missing U by Robyn Tickets

She’s been away far too long. Everything crossed for an album.

On our radar for the next 6 months are albums including Jake Shears by Jake Shears (Tickets), Toast To Our Differences by Rudimental (Tickets), Liam Payne (Tickets), The Blue Hour by Suede (Tickets), Chris by Christine and The Queens (Tickets), Dancing Queen by Cher (Tickets) Love Is Magic by John Grant (Tickets) and My Wildest Dreams by Claire Richards (Tickets).

  • Picture via Facebook courtesy MNEK
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