My 119 Favorite Songs of 2019

It’s honestly so weird and terrifying to think that another year is coming to a close. It feels like just yesterday I was crafting the list of my favorite songs of 2018. While I do think that last year had better music overall, this year has shaped up to be an interesting one in terms of what is going to end up on my favorite album list (I have 19 solidified as of now, but I’m still working out the order). Last year I ordered my top 10 favorite songs, this year I wanted to make it a bit longer, so it’s at 25 right now. I’ve been listening to this playlist in its entirety nonstop, and so many of these tracks could have been included in the top 25. It’s also really tricky to make these sorts of lists when songs come out towards the end of the year compared to January or February, as it gets harder to figure out if you like a song more because you’ve known had more time to sit with it, etc. I digress.

Here we go!

  • Top 25 songs are listed at the top
  • The rest of the list follows, in alphabetical order, not in a ranked list
  • The playlist is also in alphabetical order and doesn’t follow the way I ranked them

Top 25 songs released in 2019:

  1. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  2. “You Make It Easy” – Red Hearse
  3. “Number One Fan” – MUNA
  4. “Back In My Body” – Maggie Rogers
  5. “Cruel Summer” – Taylor Swift
  6. “Assume Form” – James Blake
  7. “Gone” – Charli XCX ft. Christine and the Queens
  8. “When Am I Gonna Lose You” – Local Natives
  9. “Want You In My Room” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. “Mother’s Daughter” – Miley Cyrus
  11. “How Long?” – Vampire Weekend
  12. “Young Enough” – Charly Bliss
  13. “Devotion” – Liza Anne
  14. “Pressure To Party” – Julia Jacklin
  15. “All For Us” – Zendaya ft. Labrinth
  16. “Cellophane” – FKA Twigs
  17. “Exception to the Rule” – Better Oblivion Community Center
  18. “Now I’m In It” – HAIM
  19. “Only Child” – Tierra Whack
  20. “People” – The 1975
  21. “Lights Up” – Harry Styles
  22. “JFK” – Ryann
  23. “Bags” – Clairo
  24. “Presence” – Joseph
  25. “think of me” – Vérité

In alphabetical order:

“Dirty AF1s” – Alexander 23
“Don’t Go Changing” – Aly & AJ
“Leaning On Myself” – Anna of the North
“NASA” – Ariana Grande
“Find Someone” – A R I Z O N A

“Tennis Fan” – Banoffee ft. Empress Of
“Fuckboy” – BAUM
“Didn’t Know What I Was In For” – Better Oblivion Community Center
“My City” – Better Oblivion Community Center
“ilomilo” – Billie Eilish

“My Shine” – Bishop Briggs
“BOY BYE” – Brockhampton
“Fear This Body” – Calliope Musicals
“For Sure” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Real Love” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Look At Me Now” – Caroline Polachek
“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” – Caroline Polachek
“Chatroom” – Charly Bliss
“Blown To Bits” – Charly Bliss
“Self Explained” – Cherry Glazerr

“who knew” – Chloe x Halle
“North” – Clairo
“Sofia” – Clairo
“The King” – Conan Gray
“Summer Lover” – Cub Sport

“Thing For You” – Martin Solveig ft. David Guetta, Sasha Sloan
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“About You” – FLETCHER
“Dancing Around” – flor
“Moderation” – Florence + The Machine

“Everything Is Good Now” – Foreign Air
“Did We Change” – From Indian Lakes, Lynn Gunn
“No One Else” – From Indian Lakes
“I Turned My Back on The Written Word” – Generationals
“bad idea!” – girl in red

“We Appreciate Power” – Grimes, HANA
“RUNAWAY” – half alive
“Graveyard” – Halsey
“Unwanted Guest” – Hatchie
“Without A Blush” – Hatchie

“Would That I” – Hozier
“It Won’t Always Be Like This” – Inhaler
“Into The Red” – James Blake
“Where’s The Catch?” – James Blake ft. André 3000
“In My Head” – Joseph

“Enough In Your Eyes” – Joseph
“Wild Girl” – Kito, Empress Of
“okay” – LANY, Julia Michaels
“Hope Is A Heartache” – LÉON
“Pachinko Song” – Lily & Madeleine

“Tempo” – Lizzo ft. Missy Elliot
“Megaton Mile” – Local Natives
“Shy” – Local Natives
“Overnight” – Maggie Rogers
“Retrograde” – Maggie Rogers
“Charlie” – Mallrat

“Don’t Leave Me Lonely” – Mark Ronson, YEBBA
“Truth” – Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys, The Last Artful, Dodgr
“Go Easy” – Matt Maeson
“Ride My Bike” – Maude Latour
“Superfruit” – Maude Latour

“Call Me Snowflake” – Middle Kids
“Pink Light” – MUNA
“Hands Off” – MUNA
“Stayaway” – MUNA
“I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” – Mura Masa, Clairo

“Live Forever” – Nasty Cherry
“In Your Head” – Nilüfer Yanya
“Erase Me” – Quinn Christopherson
“Born To Bleed” – Red Hearse
“Everybody Wants You” – Red Hearse

“Half Love” – Red Hearse
“Doctor” – Remi Wolf
“Hypersonic Missiles” – Sam Fender
“Will We Talk?” – Sam Fender
“The Best” – Self Esteem

“Seventeen” – Sharon Van Etten
“Don’t Know When I Will Believe” – Shy Girls
“Lazy Boy” – Shy Girls
“boys in bands” – Silver Sphere
“boys r dumb! duh!” – Silver Sphere

“Purple Hat” – Sofi Tukker
“Confessions” – Sudan Archives
“Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” – Taylor Swift
“Paper Rings” – Taylor Swift
“Natural Affair” – The Growlers

“Missed Connection” – The Head and the Heart
“Talk” – Two Door Cinema Club
“WHAT’S GOOD” – Tyler, The Creator
“Harmony Hall” – Vampire Weekend
“Sympathy” – Vampire Weekend

“good for it” – Vérité
“Scrawny” – Wallows

These types of posts are so fun to compile together and write, so thank you for reading!

Check out my favorite songs from 2015-2018 herehere, here and here.

Did your favorite song make the list?

  • Kristin

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