The Best Song Lyrics Of 2018 (So Far)

In the oft-debated music versus lyrics dispute — as in, which is more integral — I'm always team lyrics. Yes, a killer beat is important, but the right words? That's where a song hooks me. The lyrics are what run on repeat in my head and what compel me to cue a track up on repeat.

And 2017 gave us many lyrical gifts: Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," Future's "Mask Off," Selena's "Bad Liar," Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You," and the iconic "Bodak Yellow" (all hail queen Cardi). There were a diverse genre of Billboard toppers, and we documented some of our favorites in a slideshow.

But as we galavant into 2018, we're setting our sights on some new tunes: Drake's alleged new project, an album from Nicki Minaj, a February 2 drop from Justin Timberlake, new music from country crooner Sam Hunt, and a rumored Frank Ocean album.

Ahead, we're documenting our favorite lyrics of 2018 in a real-time, weekly-updated format. So open up your Spotify, cue up a new playlist, and read on for our favorite jams of 2018.

"Moon River," Frank Ocean

Moon river, wider than a mile
Crossin' in style someday
My dream maker, heartbreaker
Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' the same

This track was originally recorded by Audrey Hepburn for her role in Breakfast At Tiffany's, and Ocean released a surprise cover of it on his YouTube channel for Valentine's Day.
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