The Upload: Looking at the Top Songs of Today


Hope Alex


Top Pop Songs:

In the last few years, pop has changed from its own genre to a combination of hip hop influences, EDM, country, and plenty of other styles. This is in part due to the latest music platforms that allow the user to discover new music on the regular, and with more music coming out now than ever, pop has transitioned from little to no lyrical content to more thought-provoking themes.


  • Charlie Puth — Attention
  • MAX — Lights Down Low
  • Post Malone — Better Now
  • Sam Smith — Too Good At Goodbyes
  • Noah Cyrus — Again ft. Xxxtentacion
  • Bazzi — Beautiful
  • Khalid — Love Lies
  • Ariana Grande — Breathin
  • Selena Gomez — Back To You
  • Khalid — OTW (ft. 6LACK & Ty Dolla $ign)


Out with the old, and in with the new, rap has flourished into so called “trap music”. For most songs, if it has a catchy beat, people will listen to it. As the genre continues to give off a “gangster vibe” the lyrics express more violence, drugs, and money than ever before. Perhaps the biggest difference about rap today are the lyrics and how rhythm is taken into consideration more than the words itself.


Top Hip Hop/Rap Songs:

  • Lil Baby — Drip Too Hard
  • Sheck Wes — mo bamba
  • 6IX9INE — FEFE
  • Juice WRLD — Lean Wit Me
  • Lil Mosey — Noticed
  • Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION — Falling Down
  • Lil Skies — Creeping
  • Lil Baby & Drake — Yes Indeed
  • Trippie Redd — I Kill People!
  • Kodak Black — Roll in Peace
  • Kodak Black — ZEZE


Country music has continued to evolve within the 21st century. Country singers now have shown that there are no rules to a country song. Uprising artists/songs have been influenced by pop music for a more upbeat soundtrack. Phrases and attitudes expressed in hip hop have made its way to country music.


Top Country Hits:

  • Dan + Shay –Tequila
  • Jason Aldean — You Make It Easy
  • Kane Brown — Heaven
  • Josh Turner — Hometown Girl
  • Brett Young — In Case You Didn’t Know
  • Old Dominion — No Such thing as a Broken Heart
  • Dan + Shay — Speechless
  • Sam Hunt — Body Like A Back Road
  • Chris Stapleton — Broken Halos
  • Jordan Davis — Singles You Up


Elements of EDM have continued to develop as technology increases. As electronic based instruments have influenced EDM today, drawing in many people. The music is expressed with a lot of passion in today’s world. With remixes being made, anyone can turn an ordinary song into something passionate with a stronger rhythm.


Top EDM:

  • Borderline — Vanic X Tove Styrke
  • Falling In Love — Dennis Kruissen
  • Be Together — Major Lazor (feat. Wild Belle) (Vanic Remix)
  • Limelight — ft. ROZES (NGHTMRE Remix)
  • No Money — Galantis
  • Savage — (feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX)
  • In The Name of Love — Martin Garix & Bebe Rexha
  • Gud Vibrations — NGHTMRE & SLANDER
  • Say It — ft. Tove Love (Illenium Remix)
  • Can’t Sleep — Vanic X  K.Flay