This year started on a more promising note for musicians all over the world with new series of hit songs that spanned across various listening platforms upon their date of release.
Music fans are pretty more excited on hearing new joints and cool vibes on a daily basis as these tracks spur them on to wanna achieve greater things in the endeavours. And on this note, we have decided to release Top Ten Songs at the end of every month. And we’re starting off with January’s Top Ten. These compilation of tracks comprise of both local and foreign songs however.
Please note, we stand corrected in the arrangements of these tracks via the comment box below, and we promise to give a listening hear to all your suggestions and opinions. Here is a quick rundown for the Top 10 Songs of the Month of January 2018.
No 10: Wizkid – “Manya” – Nigeria
The Nigerian Starboy Wizkid rounded off 2017 with this song. Even without any track yet in 2018, “Manya” still place Wizkid’s sound on the radar and hopefully, this will continue till he finally drops his first 2018 project.
No 9: Samklef Ft Akon – “Skelebe” – Nigeria/Senegal
The best all-around entertainer from Nigeria as the ‘Molowo Noni’ crooner claims, sits at this spot with his new jam featuring the Senegalese-born crooner, Akon. The audio and video track which was released late last week is currently enjoying massive plays on all radio stations all across Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
No 8: Sarkodie Feat Kwabena Kwabena – ‘End Time’ – Ghana
Sarkcess honcho claims this spot as his recent collaborative joint is massively being played too all over. his latest 19-track album titled ‘Highest’ featuring the likes of Moelogo, Korede Bello, Flavour, Joey B and many others contains several hits worth reckoning with in global music village.
No 7: Sauti Sol – Girl Next Door ft. Tiwa Savage – Kenya/Nigeria
The talented Kenyan afro-pop group claims this spot with their sonorous duet with Tiwa Savage. The Maleek Berry produced hit track has gained huge recognition within the first week of its release. Truly you can’t have enough of Sauti Sol in 2018.
No 6: Justine Skye – Heaven – US
The ‘You Don’t Know’ crooner’s latest project “ULTRAVIOLET“, lies in the catchy RnB hit single, “Heaven” which garnered lots of listening attention from fans across the world on the first week of its release. The 10-track album undoubtedly illuminated her introduction collection of other beautiful tracks with various artistes such as Wizkid, Partynextdoor etc.She’s surely made her fans feel like heaven throughout the month of January.
Listen to it here.
No 5: Olamide – “Science Student” – Nigeria
YBNL head honcho’s first offering of the year undoubtedly went viral and was downloaded massively within its first few days of release. The popular Nigerian indigenous crooner who pioneered the currently trending’ Shaku Shaku’ genre style of afro hiphop songs recently experienced a slight setback on the wave of the track as it was banned by The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which issued a ‘Not To Be Broadcast’ (NTBB) warning against the hit song, as it was said to be promoting anti-social vices such as abuse of drugs and alcohol.
No 4: Black Eyed Peas – “Street Livin” – US
The American group’s powerful single which talks about systemic racism sits on this spot. The socially-conscious hit track witnessed massive listening ear with bold statements declarations such as “We have the POWER to make change together, These issues are critical for our families, friends, communities, and world. Stay Woke, Take Action Now.” This actually got the song more popular in the US, and several other countries all over the world.
No 3: Vanessa Mdee – Pumzi Ya Mwisho ft. Cassper Nyovest – Tanzania/South Africa
Fresh off the Tanzanian songstress Album titled ‘Money Mondays’ is her viral collaborative joint with multiple award wining South-African rapper, Cassper. This hot vibe earned the diva some couple of notable awards shortly after its release in her home country. Its release unarguably shook the African music industry last month and it still is.
No 3: Korede Bello – “Melanin Popping” – Nigeria
The ‘Godwin” crooner recently made a bold move serving fans with his brand new single titled, “Melanin Popping. The hit track hastily found its way into major top ten countdowns across most popular radio stations within the country shortly upon its release. The tune truly possesses some rare musical ingredients that has made it topped most of the charts.
No 2: Bruno Mars Ft. Cardi B – “Finesse” – US
Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” gained a lot of popularity since its release. With the help of the controversial and stylish female rapper, Cardi B, the collaborative joint soared high amongst several popular charts in the world. Both artistes recently performed the hit track at the recently concluded 2018 Grammys.
No 1: Drake’ – “God’s Plan” – US
Drake sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with “God’s Plan,” which drew 82.4 million overall U.S. streams in its first week, ending Jan. 25, according to Nielsen Music. Of those, 68 million were via on-demand clicks, marking a new one-week record. He recently dropped a two-song EP which has earned him several spots including on Forbes and on Spotify. So we’re giving him our No 1 spot too on Temydeedotcom’s Top Ten hit songs for January.
So, these are our carefully selected hit songs for the month of January 2018. Do feel free to express your opinions on any of the songs that you think shouldn’t be on the list.
Also, do let us know any song that you think should have made the list but not there.
We await your comments below.