Required Listening: The Best Pop Songs of 2018

Yes, the kind you actually want to dance to.

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It came as no surprise when Fifth Harmony announced this week that they are taking an indefinite hiatus so all five members can pursue solo projects. Camila Cabello—who rose to fame via the girl group—is dominating the pop charts with her self-titled album, "Camila," alongside artists new and old who are reminding us that pop can be cool. Get hyped for summer (and life in general) with our running list of the year's top feel-good pop songs.

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"Havana" - Camila Cabello

Although you may have first heard this catchy single last year, "Havana" made its official debut on Cabello's new album in early January. And no, we're still not over how good it is. The latin pop song is sexy and dance-around-embarassingly-in-your-room worthy.


"Filthy" - Justin Timberlake

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Whether or not you're a fan of Timberlake's new pop album, Man of the Woods, you have to admit this song is very catchy. Still, nothing can top his 2006 song, "SexyBack," from FutureSex/LoveSounds.


"Heaven" - Julia Michaels

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The "Issues" singer slows it down with her single "Heaven" from the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack. We're very appreciative of a slow pop hit (they don't come around often), especially from a singer with Michaels' vocals.


"All the Stars" - Kendrick Lamar and SZA

The contemporary R&B/hip-hop/pop mix is exactly what we needed to remind us summer is only a few short months away. This collaboration is unlike anything we've heard from Kendrick, who's famous for his quick-rap style.


"Never Be the Same" - Camila Cabello

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Raise your hand if your roommate plays this song every morning while she's getting ready for work. 🙋 (Not complaining, though.) It's the perfect mix of sexy, upbeat, and nostalgic—highly likely to get you thinking of the one that got away or your current partner, who you just can't get enough of.


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Check back as we update our playlist with the hottest new pop releases of 2018.

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