December 30th, 2018

FINALLY I've gotten around to posting this.  Yes, I know it's down to the wire but it's not 2019 yet so I'm still in the clear.  Now I know the other DJs posted their favorite albums of 2018.  As for me, I'm doing my year wrap up a little differently.  Since I have been able to drive, every year I make a playlist to end the year with and start the next one with.  There is something about starting a new year off with music you love and want rock out to that makes the new year feel good right off the bat.  Are all of these songs from 2018?  Nope.  Still that doesn't mean we can't end 2018 with a genre crossing, decade mashing, hodge podge mix of a playlist.  Which is exactly what you will find below!  I'll be spending New Years Eve in Youngstown (God bless, go Guins) so I have a good three hour drive there and then another three hours back.  Therefore the playlist is 3 hours and 12 minutes long with 50 songs making it up.  I hope you rock out to this as hard as I will be as I drive up 71 North and beyond!  [Also I accept your judgemental side eye for some of these songs and I have no shame about it.]


Songs that came out in 2018 are in bold.


Trying by Bully


Sleep on the Floor by The Lumineers


Our Song by Taylor Swift


Modern Act by Cloud Nothings


Young Blood by The Naked and Famous


I Wish I was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in my Hair) by Sandi Thom


Cumberland Gap by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


Idiot by Mermaed


Easy Tiger by Portugal. The Man


Turn by The Wombats


Last of the American Girls by Green Day


Etta James by Brian Fallon


Edge of Town by Middle Kids


Bastards by Machine Head


High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco


Uncomfortable by Halestorm


In Love with a Camera by The Struts


Every Step That I Take by Tom Morello feat. Portugal. The Man


Love it if we Made It by The 1975


Four Leaf Clover by The Kooks


Long Time by Blondie


Silver Lining by Mt. Joy


Salvation by The Strumbellas


Coachella by lovelytheband


Monster by Big Data feat. Jamie Lidell


Make it Up As I Go by Mike Shinoda feat. K. Flay


99 by Barns Courtney


Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne


Edgar Greene's Time Machines by JD Eicher


Someday by Tegan and Sara


So Much Love to Give by The Glorious Sons


IT is the End by Ice Nine Kills


Escape Route by Paramore


x ANA x by Badflower


Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright


Storms by Fleetwood Mac


Street Fighting Man by The Rolling Stones


All Out Life by Slipknot


Fast Talk by Houses


Seether by Veruca Salt


Black Holes (Solid Ground) by The Blue Stones


This Year by The Mountain Goats


Tears Don't Fall by Bullet for my Valentine


Driving Rain by Slash feat. Myles Kennedy


You'll Be Fine by Palaye Royale


Do Your Worst by Rival Songs


Little Poor Me by Layto


Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson (thanks, Mase!)


1999 by Prince


Why Not by Hilary Duff