What Made It to Apple’s Best of 2018 List of Apps, Movies, Music and More?

Every year, Apple releases its ‘Best Of’ list, aka the apps, music, movies, podcasts and more that shaped entertainment and culture around the world. That list includes a global collection of top charts as well as selects from Apple’s team of editors of the best pop culture items to consume before the year is out.

This year, the list includes a whole lot of Drake (of course), A Star is Born, CBC’s podcast Escaping NXIVM, and the BBC America show Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh. Read on for the full list, and brush up on some of these key pop culture moments before your holiday parties kick off. Because there’s nothing worse than feeling out of the loop as your colleagues endlessly debate the merits of each episode of a TV show you’ve never watched, right?

Canada’s Top 10 Best of 2018 Songs Charts

1. Drake, God’s Plan
2. Loud Luxury, Body (feat. Brando)
3. Post Malone, Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)
4. Drake, Nice for What
5. Post Malone, Psycho (feat. Ty Dollar $ign)
6. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J. Balvin, I Like It
7. Drake, In My Feelings
8. Camila Cabello, Havana (feat. Young Thug)
9. BlocBoy JB, Look Alive (feat. Drake)
10. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, Meant to be

Canada’s Top 10 Best of 2018 Album charts

1. Drake, Scorpion
2. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
3. Post Malone, Stoney
4. XXXTENTACION, ?
5. Migos, Culture II
6. Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Deluxe)
7. Travis Scott, ASTROWORLD
8. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & SZA, Black Panther The Album Music from and Inspired By
9. Khalid, American Teen
10. Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy

Best Podcasts of 2018 — Canada
Semi-Prose
Home Cooked
TIFF Long Take
Escaping NXIVM
The Big Story
Side note
Personal Best
Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo
Chosen Family
Earth Rangers
Thunder Bay
History of 1995

Top 25 most downloaded podcasts that launched this year
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
Today, Explained
31 Thoughts: The Podcast
Talk is Jericho
Uncover: Escaping NXIVM
The Teacher’s Pet
5 Live’s World Football Phone-in
606
Caliphate
The Morning Toast
Dr. Death
Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcast
Business Wars
The Goop Podcast
Conspiracy Theories
A Swing and a Belt with Dan Shulman
Grand écart
Couples Therapy with Candice and Casey
Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities
The Debaters
Dr. Berg’s Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Podcast
WorkLife with Adam Grant
Death in Ice Valley
Other People’s Problems

Best Movies of 2018 on TV App in Canada
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Three Identical Strangers
Mandy
A Quiet Place
Eighth Grade
Sorry to Bother You
Avengers: Infinity War
Crazy Rich Asians
A Star is Born

Best TV Shows of 2018 on TV App in Canada
Killing Eve
Sharp Objects
Outlander, Season 4
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Atlanta: Robbin
Doctor Who, Season 11
Good Fight, Season 2
New Amsterdam
Succession
Better Call Saul, Season 4

Best Books of 2018 in Canada
Best fiction: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Best nonfiction: I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya
Best mystery: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Best SciFi & fantasy: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Best romance: Too Wilde to Wed by Eloisa James
Best bio and memoir: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
Best young reader book: Children of Blood & Bone by Toni Adeyemi
Best Canadian fiction: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Best Apps of 2018
iPhone App of the year – Procreate Pocket
iPhone Game of the year – Donut County
iPad App of the year – Froggipedia
iPad Game of the year – Gorogoa
Mac App of the year – Pixelmator Pro
Mac Game of the year – The Gardens Between
Apple TV App of the year – Sweat
Apple TV Game of the year – Alto’s Odysse