September means the kids returning to school, hockey season starting and cooler mornings. It also means the start of a new TV season, although with Netflix and other streaming sites, summer has a bit more to offer for TV shows.
Summer is also a time for listening to some sweet tunes as you drive down the highway on the way to the lake or the mountains. So what were the top songs of the summer of 2018? Funny you should ask. This is a column about that very thing.
Now it almost looks like the decision will really come down to the top Drake song of the summer. The hitmaker from Toronto was all over the charts with one big hit after another. Of course, there were plenty of other contenders, like Maroon 5, Cardi B, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons and many more.
And yes, I know music is completely subjective. I tend to like pop, alternative and rock in that order. Your tastes may differ slightly and that‚Äôs OK.
I know as soon as I submit my list I will think of 10 better songs but that‚Äôs the way it goes. If you‚Äôre looking for patterns, I don‚Äôt know. One thing it seems is that almost every song has a ‚Äúguest star.‚ÄĚ That seems to be the way music is going. It‚Äôs interesting to hear different people singing together but sometimes you wonder can the singer not hold their own for a full song? Ed Sheeran seems to be one sort of exception. Although he did have a hit song, River, with the odd partnership with Eminem. That wasn‚Äôt a bad song.
Another thing for sure is that music keeps changing and evolving and yet holding on to the past. For example, the Weezer cover of the classic Toto song Africa, as well as with the various samples and/or copied styles of 70s funk/rap by almost everyone.
‚Äď Lindsay is the reporter for the Mountain View Gazette