The 5 songs of 2018 that need to be choreographed in 2019

January 5, 2019


The 5 songs of 2018 that need to be choreographed in 2019

The 5 songs of 2018 that need to be choreographed in 2019


From Drake’s “God’s Plan” to Kodak Black’s “ZEZE”, it seems as though every hit song in 2018 had an accompanying viral dance. Some numbers embodied what made the song so great while others mercifully gave tracks destined for mediocrity a few more plays on mainstream radio (looking at you “In My Feelings”). nobgidyl.’s “over here” challenge yielded some fairly humorous and memorable performances, but the closest thing CHH got to viral dance number was NBC’s World of Dance where the Kinjas, as well as judge Derek Hough, performed a dazzling and jaw-dropping choreography to 116’s posse-cut “Light Work.

It was amazing to see a Christian Hip-Hop song get the spotlight on such a big public platform. Yet as great as “Light Work” is, there were an inordinate amount of other songs released in 2018 that are equally deserving of choreography. I hope that by the end of 2019, these five fire tracks will have their own incendiary dances to accompany them.

Note: When determining which songs would make this list I YouTubed the song and browsed through the results to see if anyone had made a dance for it yet. As expected, tracks like Aha Gazelle’s  “Ionou Jack”, Swoope’s “Hall of Fame” and Social Club Misfits “Tuyo” were already taken as well as nearly every Reach Records’ banger of 2018 (including but not limited to: “Splash”, “Courtside”, “No Chains”,  “SLINGSHOT”, and “Coming in Hot”).


1. Gawdly (feat. Kid Trisby Joey Vantes 

This is Joey Vantes last song of 2018 but the bass alone ensures that it will be at the top of many playlists well into 2019. The cantankerous 808s along with Vantes and Kid Tris’ frenzied flow make the perfect combo for a dance-ready tune.


2. Attention (feat. Byron Juane

There are some producer tags that once you hear them, the appropriate response is to roll down the windows, crank up the volume to the highest level, and bask in the glory the aforementioned song. “Put your hands in the air for Cardec” is one of those. Byron Juane once again proves his versatility with the hook and verse, giving would-be performers plenty of material to work with when putting moves to his lyrics.


3. Mía (feat. nobigdyl. & WHATUPRGby DJ Mykal V 

Not to be confused with Bad Bunny and Drake’s song of the same name (and way better than it too) DJ Mykal V’s “Mía” is worth listening too solely to hear the man behind the boards take center stage and sing a beautiful hook over this Latin instrumental. Add in two indie tribe members and you have a certified classic.


4. Fuego (Remix) [feat. Parris Charizby Wande 

Wande has killed every track she’s featured on this year but her remix to her infectious “Fuego” is equal parts catchy and vociferous. She and Parriz respect the beat and while they deliver great verses, they do an excellent job of letting it do the heavy lifting on certain parts of the track, perfect for performers to freestyle to.


5. Almost (feat. Derek Minor & Eris Fordby Brvdon P


Just LISTEN to that hook…after a few listens of this I couldn’t help but respond to every question asked to me with “almost.” Eris Ford’s closing lines at the end likewise gives the track enough sonic diversity for dancers to switch up the cadence.

Which ones did I miss? Comment below with other songs!



Zachary Lee is a student at Cornell University studying English, creative writing, and Spanish. When he is not writing poetry or performing it at open mics, you can find him critically analyzing Summer blockbusters or reading Dostoevsky. He hopes to retire in Jerusalem where he can eat falafel and swim in the Dead Sea to his heart's desire.
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