The year 2019 is now a thing of the past.
From the birth of a new royal to impeachment, the year 2019 flew by in a confusing but delightful blur.
2019 proved to be a successful year in entertainment, with many significant moments in music that bode well for both old and new artists.
With a career spanning almost three decades, Missy Elliott was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.
For newcomer Billie Eilish, her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was Spotify’s most-streamed album of the year.
— Twitter Music (@TwitterMusic) December 31, 2019
Although we are ready to leave the 2010s behind us and see things clearly in 2020, we know we’ll still be listening to some 2019 songs well into the new decade.
As we patiently wait for R9 — Rihanna, please —we’ve curated a playlist of our picks for the 30 best songs of 2019 that will tide us over until the fateful day our queen blesses us.
Harry Style’s second studio album, Fine Line, featured indie-pop songs that are as heartbreaking as they are catchy.
You don’t have to say you love me
I just wanna tell you somethin’
Lately, you’ve been on my mind
The former One Directioner’s single, “Adore You,” was released late in 2019, but it earns its spot on this list since we’ve been listening to it nonstop.
Lil Nas X is a standout artist that nobody saw coming
or at least we hadn’t.
My life is a movie
Bull ridin’ and boobies
Cowboy hat from Gucci
Wrangler on my booty
With goofy lyrics and consistent meme-ability, the 20-year-old musician struck big with his multi-remixed hit “Old Town Road.” The country rap track ruled the summer and has scored the title of most-streamed song of all-time in the U.S.
Ariana Grande may not have been lucky in love in 2018, but it made for a prosperous 2019.
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Although “thank u, next” the single was released in November 2018, the thank u, next album came out in 2019, so we may be cheating with this one. Even so, the air of thankfulness is something we needed in 2019 and are taking into 2020.