2018 in Review: Top Songs

Domo: “Currency”


Domo from Season 3 of The Voice released the pop dance single Currency in 2018

Domo from Season 3 of The Voice released the pop dance single Currency in 2018.

This year’s Top 20 songs list includes an impressive array of catchy pop tunes, including “Currency” from Domo.

It’s an infectious tune about a young woman addicted to money and shopping, to the point where she winds up on a psychiatrist’s couch.

In an interview with This is 50, Domo confessed she found the lyrics relatable.
“I’m addicted to shopping,” she said. “The fact that I can sit at home and shop is amazing.”

As for her favorite destinations — they now run more Amazon and Children’s Place than Louis Vuitton. Domo now has a 2-year-old daughter named Zoey.

And congrats are in order. Zoey’s dad proposed to Domo over the Christmas holidays.

As for “Currency,” it was also in the running for video of the year honors thanks to an outfit covered in $100 bills, florescent dance shoes, some nifty dance moves and a gun that shoots money.

Domo — that’s pronounced Dah-moe — has produced a steady stream of originals since appearing on The Voice Season 3, including a 2014 album called “Domonation.”

Here’s the music video for “Currency.”

Editor’s Note: By my count, former contestants from The Voice released more than 70 albums or EPs, more than 90 music videos and more than 800 original songs in 2018.

This week, I’m featuring my favorites, spotlighting what I’m calling the Top 5 music videos, Top 20 songs and Top 5 albums/EPs.

I hesitate to call them the best because that’s very subjective. Besides, I easily could have made each of these lists five times as long and still omitted lots and lots of great music.

That’s why I grit my teeth when Marshmellow or Ann-Marie or even a coach or advisor winds up with a guest performance spot on The Voice. I’ll never understand why the show doesn’t do more to promote its alumni.

Ah, but this isn’t a time for griping. It’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of talented artists.

I’ve also posted a complete list of post-Voice singles, albums and EPs, with links for your listening pleasure. And a blog with all 90-plus music videos. Please, check them out. Find your own favorites.

And if I’ve missed anyone, let me know. Stage names change. Side projects are created. Tracking the output of 600 post-Voice artists … well, I’ll be shocked if I didn’t miss someone. Just let me know by commenting below or emailing [email protected]. In terms of singles, my goal is to list any where the former contestant is the primary vocalist.

Coming tomorrow: The Top 5 post-Voice albums of 2018.

Happy listening.

Top songs (not ranked)

Adanna Duru, “Doll”
Amanda Brown, “Take a Pill”
Amy Vachal, “Wait”
Austin Jenckes, “In My Head”
Brian Nhira, “‘Til Death Do Us Part”

Cartelli, “Last Night’s Mascara”
Chloe Kohanski, “Come This Far”
Christiana Danielle, “Resignation”
Darby, “Save a Thought for Me”
Domo, “Currency”

D.R. King & Jackie Foster, “Love is a Drug”
Jamie Lono, “New Orleans”
Johnny Gates, “Brooklyn Nights”
Koryn Hawthorne, “Down Goes Rome”
Loren Allred, “Never Enough”

Matt McAndrew, “Game Over”
Natalie Stovall, “Making Out in Cars”
RaeLynn, “Queens Don’t”
Riley Biederer, “Heartbreak Back”
We McDonald, “Head Up High”

Top Videos

1. Faultlines (Ashley Morgan), “Rain”
2. Sawyer Fredericks, “Hide Your Ghost”
3. Darby, “Play Pretend”
4. Brian Nhira, “Is This Love?”
5. Dawson Coyle, “Saturn”

All 2018 music videos
All 2018 albums and EPs
All 2018 singles

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