Thank U, Next: A 2018 Rundown

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Top Songs of the Year

XXXTentacion, who was shot on June 18th, created SAD! which became the top song posthumously (after death). This was his first number one song. Only eight people have hit number one after they’ve passed.

Top Albums of the Year

Natural Disasters





This year was full of countless natural disasters across the world. From hurricanes to wildfires and even earthquakes, there’s no denying that this year was full of natural disasters.

  • Hurricane Total: 15 (named)
    • Hurricanes have cost the US $33.8 billion this year.
  • Earthquake Total: 40
    • The worst earthquake of this year happened in Indonesia.
  • Wildfire Total: 51,898
    • About 8.5 million acres of land have been destroyed this year.
    • One of the worst wildfires occurred in Greece, but authorities there suspect arson.
  • Tornado Total: 1,072
    • 5 people total died

Top Fashion Trends

  1. Bike Shorts
  2. Plastic-Like Clothing
  3. Utility Jumpsuits
  4. Floral Print
  5. Fringe

Famous Deaths

Top Movies

  1. Black Panther
  2. Infinity War
  3. Incredibles 2
  4. Deadpool 2
  5. Hereditary
  6. Mission Impossible: Fallout
  7. A Quiet Place
  8. A Star is Born
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody


This year was eventful with politics in the United States. One main thing that happened was the mid-terms. Along with that, Brett Kavanagh was appointed by President Trump to the supreme court.


According to Forbes, as rated by MIT, these are the top technology advancements of 2018.

  1. 3D Metal Printing
  2. Artificial Embryos
  3. Sensing City
  4. Cloud-Based AI Services
  5. Dueling Neutral Networks
  6.  Babel Fish Earbuds
  7. Zero-Carbon Natural Gas
  8. Perfecting Online Privacy
  9. Genetic Fortune Telling
  10. Materials’ Quantum Leap