35 Best Songs From 2019

“Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee featuring Snow

Song Year: 2019

Puertorican rapper Daddy Yankee put a Latino spin on the 1992 hit “Informer” when he linked up with original artist Snow for the song “Con Calma.” The upbeat, reggaeton-rap song is a feel-good anthem that had the dance clubs going crazy. Pop superstar Katy Perry jumped on the remix to the song, extending its popularity.

“State of the Union” by Jim Jones featuring Rick Ross and Marc Scibilia

Song Year: 2019

Jim Jones largely spent the bulk of his career in Cam’ron’s shadow, but in 2019 the Dipset caporegime was front and center on “El Capo,” his finest album to date. The album featured the standout track “State of The Union,” a politics-themed offering that allowed Jones to clap back at his enemies and criticize the policies of the Trump Presidency.

Featuring a passionate chorus from Marc Scibilia and a guest verse from Miami rapper Rick Ross, “State of the Union” is a contender for best rap song of the decade.

“RITMO” by Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin

Song Year: 2019

The Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin are responsible for some of the biggest hits and best choruses over the past decade. They combined their hitmaking magic on the collaborative track “RITMO,” a track from the “Bad Boys for Life Soundtrack.” The upbeat, hip-hop-reggaeton dance song samples “Rhythm of the Night,” the famous 1993 hit from Corona.

“Highest in the Room” by Travis Scott

Song Year: 2019

Travis Scott has never been one to shy away from his affinity for weed. “Highest in the Room” is a pot anthem, filled with references to red eyes, paranoia, and being the highest person in the room he’s in. The chill, low-key song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Hot Girl Bummer” by Blackbear

Song Year: 2019

“Hot Girl Bummer” – a play on the phrase “Hot Girl Summer” – was an underground hit that bubbled under the surface before exploding into the mainstream. In the song, Blackbear tells off his ex-girlfriend and her friends and proceeds to hit the club with his boys, spending ten thousand dollars on a VIP table while they drink vodka and do lines of cocaine.

“Roxanne” by Arizona Zervas

Song Year: 2019

Whoever Roxanne is, she can’t stop causing problems for men. Nearly forty years after The Police released their iconic song, Roxanne, rapper-singer Arizona Zervas released his own, unrelated version about a woman of the same name. The modern version of “Roxanne” is a catchy, pop-rap song that had us singing along about the party girl from Malibu.

“The Bones” by Maren Morris

Song Year: 2019

Maren Morris finds comfort in the solid foundation of her romantic partnership in the hit single “The Bones.” In this country crossover song, Morris explains that while she and her partner are sure to face difficult times ahead, their relationship is based on love and can survive anything. The song reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on Country Airplay.

“Good as Hell” by Lizzo

Song Year: 2019

Following the earth-shattering success of “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo kept her momentum going with the release of “Good as Hell.” The song is a feel-good anthem with an inspirational message to anyone going through trouble. Lizzo tells her listeners to dust their shoulders off and do some self-care – a strategy that has her feeling pretty damn great.

“If the World Was Ending’ by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels

Song Year: 2019

Perhaps the most romantic song of the year, “If the World Was Ending” by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels explores how we would act if we knew the world was ending. Would we want to spend our last moments with our romantic partner? The song garnered Saxe and Michaels a nomination for the prestigious “Song of the Year” category at the Grammys.

“Seven Rings” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2019

Ariana Grande emulates the boastful confidence of rappers in the song “Seven Rings,” bragging about her hair, jewelry, and wealth. The song officially samples “My Favorite Things,” while taking inspiration from rapper 2 Chainz’s spending spree on the song “Spend It” – (Grande would later include 2 Chainz on a remix to the song).

The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned Grande two Grammy nominations.

“Talk” by Khalid

Song Year: 2019

Khalid was in love in the hit song “Talk” and wanted to discuss his feelings and relationship with his romantic partner. In the song, he acknowledges that things are moving quickly and the couple has feelings for each other, so it’s time to slow down and discuss a future together.

This song earned Khalid a Grammy nomination and hit number three on the Billboard Hot 100 – his highest charting single to date.

Top Songs From 2019, Final Thoughts

While there was a lot of top songs from 2019, these songs are among the best. Turn on the radio or open a streaming music application today and you’re bound to hear some songs on this list. Whether hardcore hip-hop or country, 2019 had a flavor for everyone.

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