35 Best Songs From 2019

“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa

Song Year: 2019

Fresh off her 2019 Grammy Award win for Best New Artist, Dua Lipa kept momentum going with the release of “Don’t Start Now,” the lead single from her second album “Future Nostalgia.” The club-ready track is a revenge anthem to an ex-boyfriend – Lipa warns the man not to catch her out in public now, because she has moved on from the relationship and is happy now.

“Dance Monkey” by Tones and I

Song Year: 2019

Hearing “Dance Monkey” for the first time is an unforgettable experience. With an outrageously unique voice, Australian singer Tones and I crafted a song that stood alone in pop music. With a playful, irreverent tone, the singer pokes fun at her career as an entertainer and the expectations audiences have for her.

“I Hope” by Gabby Barrett

Song Year: 2019

There’s nothing like a revenge song from a scorned country singer. Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope,” the debut single from her first album “Goldmine,” might remind listeners of Carrie Underwood’s 2006 song “Before He Cheats.” In the song, Barrett wishes what goes around comes around for her ex-boyfriend who cheated on her.

“Bop” by DaBaby

Song Year: 2019

DaBaby is famous for showcasing his sense of humor while spitting aggressive, violent lyrics. The formula was on full display in his hit “Bop” from his album “Kirk.”

In the song, the trap rapper brags about smoking weed, evading the police, and hanging with beautiful women – all while he listens to a song with a killer beat. The accompanying music video is a “hip hop musical,” filled with choreographed dance routines and Broadway humor.

“Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Song Year: 2019

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello may not have been a good romantic pairing, but they certainly were incredible collaborative partners. Their hit “Señorita” was an upbeat, romantic pop song that became one of the best summer anthems and defines good music from 2019. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100.

“Only Human” by The Jonas Brothers

Song Year: 2019

“Only Human” is the type of song that makes you want to get out of your seat, dance, and sing along to the lyrics – preferably at a karaoke bar. The Jonas Brothers were riding high following the success of “Sucker” and “Cool” when they released their single of the year, confirming that the boys still had the magic touch.

“No Guidance” by Chris Brown featuring Drake

“No Guidance” by Chris Brown featuring Drake

Song Year: 2019

“No Guidance” is what happens when you put two of the biggest hitmakers on the planet on the same track. Nearly a decade after their famous beef over Rihanna, the duo linked up for the smooth, R&B track from Breezy’s album “Indigo.’ The song hit number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains popular today.

“A Lot” by 21 Savage featuring J.Cole

Song Year: 2019

21 Savages repeatedly asks and then answers his own questions on “A Lot,” ranging from how much money he has to how many people he has shot. The answer to all of them is a lot. The track, from his album “I am > I Was” became the most successful song of the rapper’s career, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.

“I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

Song Year: 2019

A-List singers Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber teamed up for “I Don’t Care,” a dancehall-pop song from Sheeran’s compilation album “No. 6 Collaborations Project.” The song is a romantic tribute to a female partner who makes them forget about their problems and enjoy life. “I Don’t Care” reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Dancing with a Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani

Song Year: 2019

While trying to recover from a failed romantic relationship, Sam Smith and Normani find themselves at a nightclub dancing with a stranger in the song “Dancing with a Stranger.” The catchy song, from Smith’s album “Love Goes,” harmoniously pairs the English singer’s falsettos with Normani’s low-pitched growls.

“Pop out” by Polo G featuring Lil Tjay

Song Year: 2019

“Pop out” was Polo G’s announcement to the rap world that a new star had emerged. The Chicago-based Generation Z rapper was relatively unknown before the release of “Pop out,” the aggressively violent song about gang-related murder and robbery featuring Lil Tjay. By the end of 2019, Polo was well on his way to hip-hop stardom.

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