The 20 best new pop songs right now

September’s Bops List features LOOΠΔ, Troye Sivan, MNEK, and more.

September 13, 2018
The 20 best new pop songs right now

Every month — starting now! — The FADER is bringing you the 20 best pop songs in the world. Subscribe to the updating playlist on Apple Music and Spotify now.

1

Troye Sivan, “Lucky Strike”

The best track on Sivan’s glittery album Bloom.

2


Kailee Morgue, “Siren”

The viral singer returns with material that’s somehow creepier than her breakout hit “Medusa.”

3

MNEK, “Correct”

Real confident shit from the pioneering U.K. hit-maker.

4


Shawn Wasabi f. raychel jay, “SQUEEZ®”

Magical bleeps and bloops from the one of pop’s most inventive producers.

5

Cosmo's Midnight and Tove Styrke, “Talk To Me”

Cute poolside vibes perfect for a Fall heatwave.

6

Saya, "Played Out"

Scathing breakup music from the young Toronto singer.

7


Ariana Grande, “sweetener”

When everything tastes like salt, this song knows how to bring the bitter taste to a halt.

8


Ryan Beatty, “Powerslide”

We love a young gay king and this soulful little song!!!

9

Gavin Turek, “WHITNEY”

The best song for getting dressed up and pre-gaming with your friends.

10


The 1975, “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME”

An incredible ode to over-texting. Gimme more like this, please.

11


Slayyyter f. Ayesha Erotica, “BFF”

The shimmery Baby Phat cell phone on this song’s artwork should tell you all you need to know about this song. If that’s your aesthetic, then this song’s for you.

12

Allie X, “Science”

The L.A. songwriter is making some of the weirdest alt-pop possible. The sinister “Science” is one of her best releases so far.

13

Loona, “Hi High”

My favorite K-Pop song I’ve heard this year probably — feels like love and a pound of dopamine.

14

Maluma, "Mala Mía"

A super sexy song from the Colombian singer that is begging to be replayed again and again.

15

Nina Nesbitt, "Loyal To Me"

Cheaters and shitty men beware. This song is an anthem waiting to inspire your loved ones.

16

Kota Banks, “Insomnia”

A banger from Australia that will keep you up at night.

17

Tessa Violet, “Crush”

C’mon supermarket bop!!!

18

Mallrat, “Groceries”

If you were emo in high school but only listen to pop now, this will be your jam.

19

LIZ, “Pandemonium”

This is what robots grind to at a basement party I think.

20

Camila Cabello f. Swae Lee, "Real Friends"

What should be Camila’s next monster hit. Swae Lee is really the next king of pop, too.

The 20 best new pop songs right now