The Roots Music Report's
Top World Song Chart
for the Year of 2018

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1Chorando Sete CoresBenji KaplanWorld
2TehigrenBombinoWorld
3Born Under PunchesAngelique KidjoWorld
4Tubasa Wo KudasaiYuko ItoWorld
5Gold RushAntibalasWorld
6SeedsCamilleWorld
7Coisa CariocaBenji KaplanWorld
8Listen to the Music (feat. the Doobie Brothers & Ellis Hall)Playing For ChangeAfro-beat
9African LadyPaa KowWorld
10Crosseyed and PainlessAngelique KidjoWorld
11EsperançaYuko ItoWorld
12Bring It on Home to Me (feat. Roger Ridley, Grandpa Elliott & Alice Tan Ridley)Playing For ChangeAfro-beat
13Stay AliveHollie CookWorld
14Take a SipHigh CeilingWorld
15Night Walk (For Chamber Ensemble) [feat. Sofia Session Orchestra]Michael William GilbertWorld
16Corruption Na StealingFemi KutiWorld
17HelloJupiter & OkwessWorld
18Best to Live on the Good SideFemi KutiWorld
19Once in a LifetimeAngelique KidjoWorld
20Rasta Children (feat. Paulo Da Luz & Blue King Brown)Playing For ChangeAfro-beat
21Be LambaMalagasy Guitar MastersWorld
22Fly AwayRahim AlHajWorld
23Takamba (Bonus Track)Ali Farka TourèWorld
24Kahler HôtelLes Poules à ColinWorld
25BarúChancha Via CircuitoWorld
26No Sleep Til MTLPotatohead PeopleWorld
27Wandering MysticKaravan SaraiWorld
28CangoteCeuWorld
29Waltz for YoussefVeronneauWorld
30AzzamanImarhanWorld
31Começar De NovoYuko ItoWorld
32All Along the Watchtower (feat. Warren Haynes, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville & John Cruz)Playing For ChangeAfro-beat
33Ehad Wa DaghImarhanWorld
34Natural Mystic/Just a Little Bit (feat. Paula Fuga, Afro Fiesta & Jack Johnson)Playing For ChangeAfro-beat
35It's EasyHigh CeilingWorld
36Vessel of LoveHollie CookWorld
37Dem Militarize DemocracyFemi KutiWorld
38Ma S-AbokImarhanWorld
39Blue FableKaravan SaraiWorld
40Machina47SoulWorld
41Lagoon MusicTuntoWorld
42Inchana Massina (feat. Nitin Sawney) [Remastered]Ali Farka TourèWorld
43Introduction a La Poule à ColinLes Poules à ColinWorld
44En Zion (feat. Guanaco MC & Spiritual)SarazinoWorld
45TorbellinoRio MiraWorld
46NectarSomesh MathurWorld
47Familia (feat. Cehache Respira)UjiWorld
48MayengoSamiteWorld
49Human Love (Death on the Balcony Remix)Dirty VegasWorld
50Above the CloudsBlack MasalaWorld
51La Balada Del LeonCarla Campopiano TrioWorld
52WavestationHarrisonWorld
53Movement IIIRobot KochWorld
54Al Compás De Los OlivosSusana SeivaneWorld
55Lè an Gadé-w En ZyéBokantéWorld
56Sve Ptičice Zapevale (Live)Amira MedunjaninWorld
57Rasanbleman (feat. Paul Beaubrun)Malou BeauvoirWorld
58La JavanaiseVeronneauWorld
59Anarouz (feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi & Rajery)3MAWorld
60BarambaiLeni SternWorld
61When You'Re HappySomesh MathurWorld
62Without Borders (feat. Hidayat Khan, Greg Hatza, Joy Islam & Fred Koch)Melodic IntersectWorld
63One People One WorldFemi KutiWorld
64Ahoulaguine Akaline (feat. Bombino & Lee Oskar)Playing For ChangeAfro-beat
65The WindBenji KaplanWorld
66To Whom It May ConcernSojaWorld
67TogetherHollie CookWorld
68Fields A'flaminHigh CeilingWorld
69The Border CrossingDirtmusicWorld
70KonoDjénéba et FouscoWorld
71Un Tabaco Para EleguaOrquesta AkokánWorld
72PassionNancy VieiraWorld
73Siragnan-FainKora Jazz TrioWorld
74Kick RocksSean ArdoinWorld
75SummonVicktor TaiwòWorld
76AmakaNsimbiWorld
77A Gozar El Tumbao (feat. Anga Diaz, Amadito Valdes, Carlos Gonzalez & Manuel Galban)Orlando "Cachaito" LopezWorld
78Anais (feat. Anga Diaz, Amadito Valdes, Carlos Gonzalez & Manuel Galban)Orlando "Cachaito" LopezWorld
79Bladi (feat. Francois Kency)SarazinoWorld
80Niña ElenaRio MiraWorld
81Kiok (feat. Barrio Lindo)UjiWorld
82OverdosedSean ArdoinWorld
83ResilienceSamiteWorld
84La Tradition Américaine (feat. Dahlia Dumont)The Blue DahliaWorld
85Blah Blah (feat. Dahlia Dumont)The Blue DahliaWorld
86Walk into the Sun (Budd Remix)Dirty VegasWorld
87Nervous Tics (feat. Holly Walker)Maribou StateWorld
88ArgentinaRon KorbWorld
89Nor Jugha (Zapateado) [feat. Vahan Harutyunyan & Miguel Rodriguez El Cheyenne]Robert 'Robi' SvardWorld
90Stimela (Coal Train)Hugh MasekelaWorld
91FanmBokantéWorld
92Mulatako (L'union Fait La Force)Henri DikongueWorld
93Negue NegueFatoumata DiawaraWorld
94Duna Ma YelemaBoubacar TraoreWorld
95Na Their Way Be ThatFemi KutiWorld
96TamudreImarhanWorld
97Kiss Her EyesKaravan SaraiWorld
98Kene BoTrio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetWorld
99Aba YaaEbo TaylorWorld
100KanimbaTrio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetWorld
101Allah HooBaraka MoonWorld
102War Ina BabylonLee "Scratch PerryWorld
103Worried WomanThunder BodyWorld
104BadialoBoubacar TraoreWorld
105Shifting SandsIkebe ShakedownWorld
106KanemoOrchestre Les MangelepaWorld
107Life SupportSojaWorld
108Kis Kece LányomAsaran Earth TrioWorld
109Tarantella Rouge & NoirSamurai AccordionWorld
110Angel FireHollie CookWorld
111MombossaMark EganWorld
112SurviveHollie CookWorld
113Ghostly FadingHollie CookWorld
114ParanoiaHigh CeilingWorld
115Elegia a ReginoLos Rumberos De La BahiaWorld
116TochalImarhanWorld
117Folk DreamsNordic RagaWorld
118BasalamaNutopiaWorld
119Siempre ViviránLos Rumberos De La BahiaWorld
120Song of BirdsKaravan SaraiWorld
121The Rolling Wave (Live)The GloamingWorld
122Mind Your Own BusinessEbo TaylorWorld
123Adouagh ChegrenBombinoWorld
124The OverloadAngelique KidjoWorld
125Marked Safe47SoulWorld
126Cumbia IshtarSonido Gallo NegroWorld
127La VolerieLes Poules à ColinWorld
128World on Fire (feat. Slightly Stoopid)Stick FigureWorld
129La Victoria (feat. Lido Pimienta & Manu Ranks)Chancha Via CircuitoWorld
130Kawa Kawa (feat. Kaleema)Chancha Via CircuitoWorld
131Indios TilcaraChancha Via CircuitoWorld
132El Son De VicenticoEliades Ochoa & Alejandro AlmenaresWorld
133Tango TagaSvangWorld
134Emikele NgamoJupiter & OkwessWorld
135ForsakenNsimbiWorld
136To Love and Be LovedSting & ShaggyWorld
137Shovel MoonlightVicktor TaiwòWorld
138La HormigaVery Be CarefulWorld
139El SoldadoVery Be CarefulWorld
140La DireccionVery Be CarefulWorld
141Nzele MomiJupiter & OkwessWorld
142EkombeJupiter & OkwessWorld
143Danmbala ElouweRAMWorld
144Maledve ORAMWorld
145St Clair (Gad Sa Nou We)RAMWorld
146Acholi BoyNsimbiWorld
147Tumbao No 5 (Para Charlie Mingus) [feat. Anga Diaz, Amadito Valdes, Carlos Gonzalez & Manuel Galban]Orlando "Cachaito" LopezWorld
148Letters I WroteVicktor TaiwòWorld
149Rolling in the RapidsVicktor TaiwòWorld
150Supernatural WomenVicktor TaiwòWorld
151CaminhoCatarina Dos SantosWorld
152WaterfallSamiteWorld
153AhlamNesWorld
154Flower of the HeartNsimbiWorld
155MoonglowNsimbiWorld
156LeroSamiteWorld
157AbracadabraSean ArdoinWorld
158Wake Me Up (feat. Dahlia Dumont)The Blue DahliaWorld
159Redencion (feat. Anga Diaz, Amadito Valdes, Carlos Gonzalez & Manuel Galban)Orlando "Cachaito" LopezWorld
160Tumbanga (feat. Anga Diaz, Amadito Valdes, Carlos Gonzalez & Manuel Galban)Orlando "Cachaito" LopezWorld
 

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