That wonderful time of year has come again—the time where I look back at all the songs, artists, and albums that provided the soundtrack to my year.
I will admit before diving into my list of 2019’s best that because of a new job I got about halfway through the year, I do not have as much disposable time to listen to Spotify and discover new artists anymore. I know. Tragic.
Regardless, the music I did find time to listen to was well worth it. Enjoy the best in music for 2019:
1. “Tied Up”, LEISURE, Twister. LEISURE for sure turned the heat up with this one.
2. “Just Like You”, Satin Jackets, Solar Nights. Still waiting to find out who the vocalist is on this amazing tune.
3. “Follow My Girl,” Japanese House, Good at Falling. Always so melodic.
4. “Knives,” Kim Petras, TURN OFF THE LIGHT. The title recommends it, so listen with the lights out for the full experience.
5. “Warm (ft. Haim)”, Charli XCX, Charli. If there’s anyone in the music industry that has grown significantly this decade, it’s Charli XCX.
6. “Unholy”, Miley Cyrus, SHE IS COMING. She came.
7. “Bags”, Clairo, Immunity. Bedroom pop queen can do no wrong.
8. “Karma”, Marina, Love + Fear. Such a well rounded allbum of highs and lows.
9. “bad idea”, Ariana Grande, thank u, next. I always feel like living dangerously when I listen to Ariana Grande, and this album is no exception.
10. “Señorita (ft. Camila Cabello), Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes. This kid is going places.
11. “Every Single Time”, Jonas Brothers, Happiness Begins. 13-year-old Dana is still screaming.
12. “Who I Am”, Toro y Moi, Outer Peace. Everything about this album was futuristic fun.
13. “Your Heartbeat Against Mine (ft. Nandi Rose Plunkett)”, From Indian Lakes, Dimly Lit. This LP caught me by surprise, and I loved every second.
14. “FWM”, Qveen Herby, EP 6. All hail the qveen.
15. “What Love Is”, Mystery Skulls, Back to Life. So many ’80s vibes on this!
Here’s to 2020!