Over the past weeks we’ve asked you for your favourites of 2018 in a few categories, and the results are in! Find out what Roamlers think was the best film released in 2018, what songs they played non-stop, what national and international news moments kept them on the edge of their seats, and of course: what their favourite Roamler task of the year was!
2018 was a good year for films, it seems. But there can be only one winner, and for most Roamlers that was Bohemian Rhapsody. As Roamler Chris E. says ‘The film is a great story and the portrayal of Freddie is incredible by Malek, he lives and breathes Freddie and his mannerisms and movements are just incredible. The reconstruction of the Live Aid show was amazing too. Can’t wait to get it on DVD’. Another musical favourite of the past year was A Star is Born. Many Roamlers were moved by this emotional story and its excellent soundtrack. The third place is for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. This long awaited blockbuster seems to have been worth the wait!
The winner for this category, by far, is the catchy Shotgun by George Ezra. ‘It became a really iconic ‘song of the summer’, says Roamler Carla G., and many of you agreed! It was the important message in the song This is America by Childish Gambino that made this song in second place a popular choice! The third place for this category has to be shared between no less than five songs: Havana (by Camila Cabello), No Tears Left to Cry (by Ariana Grande), One Kiss (by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa), Shallow (by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) and Thank u, next (by Ariana Grande).
Best Roamler Task
We have welcomed many new Roamlers this year. The first few tasks are always special, and nothing quite beats the excitement of the first paid task: the Tea Check. Many Roamlers have fond memories of this first task: the start of their Roamler journey! Roamler Gabriella L. says: ‘This was my first task and got me hooked!’ Another favourite was the recent Whitley Neill in Tesco task. ‘It was fairly easy & I found it fun to actually get a product on to a shelf!’, says Roamler Valerie M. The J2O Mystery Visit was also enjoyed by many. Perhaps the free drink and sunglasses had something to do with it?
Most important national news moment
Perhaps it is not very surprising that any news regarding the Brexit is considered the most important national news of 2018. More than half of you chose what some described as the ‘ongoing Brexit saga’ for this category, and mention its importance and the effect it will have. Another unforgettable moment of 2018 was the Royal Wedding, of course! The happy news moment was a welcome distraction for many. As Roamler Sarah H. says: ‘Beautiful broadcast of the wedding. A real feel good moment to be British!’ We didn’t have to wait long for more good news, as England’s performance in the World Cup was another occasion that brought the country together, according to many of you!
Most important international news moment
In his second year as President of the United States, anything relating to Trump is still the most important international news moment of the year, according to many Roamlers. Another memorable moment was the Thai cave rescue, in June and July. Many Roamlers were impressed by the way the world got together to try and save the twelve boys and their coach. Roamler Daniel H. said: ‘The world rallied together to help the soccer team in Thailand that got stuck in a cave. It gives a glimmer of hope, humanity can still help each other.’ The third most mentioned international news moment is, again, Brexit, as it wasn’t just big news in the UK, but in many other countries as well.
We have received many, many great photos, often with great stories behind them. We’ve chosen a few of our favourites to share with you all!
Flamingo – Roamler Jenny S.
Sunrise – Roamler Charlotte U.
Gingerbread village – Roamler Catherine A.
Dog – Roamler Carrie R.