I saw this post on Steff’s blog and I loved the idea! I’m a big lover of music, I constantly have my headphones in and I’m always scouring Spotify for new artists. I love how Spotify gathers all your listening data at the end of the year and puts together a playlist of all your top songs, it’s always interesting to see what makes it, though this year I had a very good idea of what was going to show up!
My music taste is reasonably mixed in terms of genre. Over the last 10 years my tastes have changed quite dramatically, from only listening to heavy metal and rock music, to now listening to more pop and indie rock. I’m still a big fan of the music I used to listen to (hello Marilyn Manson) however I listen to it a lot less now.
So here are my top listened to songs of 2019! I always like to introduce new music to people so hopefully you might find something new you like!
1 Sanctuary – Joji
Any Filthy Frank fans out there? I was never an avid watcher but I’m loving his transition to serious music. I find Joji’s music exceptionally chilled out and I listened to it a lot over 2019. Sanctuary is my favourite song of his so it’s only fitting it came out on top! I remember when this came out, I was listening to it on repeat for days… I still do.
2 SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK – Joji
Oh hello, another Joji track. When I first listened to this song, I didn’t love it, it was only in 2019 that I finally started appreciating it. This is one of those songs that I love to play really loud in my car. Again, a totally chilled out song, and despite how sad the lyrics are, I listen to this one on repeat too.
3 boyfriend (with Social House) – Ariana Grande
I became an absolute Ariana STAN in 2019 which is totally surprising, even for myself because she’s so incredibly mainstream. Not that I’m snobbish or a hipster or anything, it’s just that I tend to not like the chart music much. This is probably my favourite song of hers since ‘thank u, next’, but I didn’t like the music video much.
4 Wishful Thinking – BENEE
This was a very successful discovery from the “Your Discover Weekly” playlist, which can be totally hit or miss each week. I love how playful it is! I’ve since tried some more of her music and I don’t love it as much, but at least I found this song.
5 TEST DRIVE – Joji
I mean I did tell you that I’d listened to Joji a lot, didn’t I? This was another one of his songs that took me a while to appreciate, but here we are, now one of my top songs of 2019!
6 Sunday – China Bears
I’m friends with the members of China Bears, I went to school with the dude who plays bass & he joined this band when he went off to uni. Not only are they the loveliest bunch of humans, they also make absolute bops!
7 Better – Khalid
Again, this is a song that took me a while to appreciate but something about it in 2019 took me over and I remember spending about a week straight listening to it. I love Khalid’s voice!
8 Slide Away – Miley Cyrus
I adore Miley and everything she’s ever released. The thing about this song that made it appear on this list was that when it came out, I was in the process of splitting up with my boyfriend of 6 years and the lyrics really resonated with me. Also can we talk about how fucking hot Miley looks in the video for this? Jeeeesus.
9 You Know Me Too Well – Nothing But Thieves
This band are next on mu list to go and see live, I LOVE the main guys voice so much. It’s probably my second favourite voice behind Jeff Buckley’s. NBT often perform slower music, so I loved this faster, rockier track from them.
10 This Place is Death – Deftones
I’ve been listening to Deftones for a few years now, but it was in 2019 that I truly discovered the beauty of their music. They were my 2nd played artist! Every one of their albums has a different vibe to it, but all of it is amazing.
11 TURBO DREAMS – Gia Ford
Thank you Instagram ads! Despite this coming slightly further down the list, this is definitely one of my favourite songs of 2019. I love Gia’s voice and the music video is beautiful. Another thing I love about this song is that it’s one I sent to my boyfriend when we were getting to know each other and he really loved it as well so now we enjoy it together.
12 Anticlimax – Mae Muller
And thank you again Instagram ads. I love this song, it’s really catchy and the lyrics are so savage: “there’s no point in calling my phone, I’ve got a new man who’s making me moan and making up for the things you lack, all you are to me is one big anticlimax” – ouch!
Honourable mention: Lights Up – Harry Styles
I wanted to include this song even though it didn’t appear high on the list as I LOVE it and I’ve been listening to it nonstop since it came out (will probably show up on my 2020 songs)! I have fallen quite in love with Harry Styles over 2019 which is totally weird because I never liked him before. I thought he was a womanizer and a pretty boy. I mean he is a pretty boy, and very very pretty boy… but I totally love his vibe now and his style is so fucking cool. I absolutely adore this music video.
So there we have it, my most favourite songs of 2019! I enjoyed putting this post together, it’s fun to do something a little bit different on my blog sometimes! What were your favourite songs last year? Did you like any of these ones as well?