LISTS, MUSIC

LIST: My 25 Favorite Songs of 2019

All year, I keep track of my favorite music and now that it’s December, I’m ready to share with you what made the cut for my favorites of the year, starting with my 25 favorite songs of 2019.

I’ll let the songs speak for themselves in this post and reserve longer thoughts for my 10 favorite albums post later this month.

I considered songs for this list that had any kind of release (be it on a single or an album) in 2019. And, as always, I only included one song per primary artist to ensure no one artist dominated the list.

Here are my favorite songs lists for 2012201320142015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

I created a Spotify playlist of these songs here and embedded at the bottom for your listening pleasure (the playlist is meant to be listened to as a 25-1 countdown, despite the numbers next to each song).

I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming feedback on my recent Top 100 Jimmy Eat World songs project (read Part I and Part II here). It is the most ambitious writing project I’ve ever done, and I’m so glad it’s resonating with so many.

Lastly, in addition to my 10 favorite albums of 2019 post (likely next week), I will be doing a post, probably just before Christmas, where I reveal my 100 favorite songs and 50 favorite albums of the decade.

Enjoy these awesome songs and stay tuned for what’s to come!

25. EX HEX – “TOUGH ENOUGH”

24. DOGLEG – “FOX”

23. BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER – “DYLAN THOMAS”

22. SLEATER-KINNEY – “HURRY ON HOME”

21. GIRLPOOL – “HIRE”

20. LANA DEL REY – “NORMAN FUCKING ROCKWELL”

19. BON IVER – “SALEM”

18. SOCCER MOMMY – “LUCY”

17. TAYLOR SWIFT – “LOVER”

16. SHARON VAN ETTEN – “SEVENTEEN”

15. DIIV – “SKIN GAME”

14. VAMPIRE WEEKEND – “THIS LIFE”

13. WHITNEY – “GIVING UP”

12. HATCHIE – “OBSESSED”

11. NILUFER YANYA – “IN YOUR HEAD”

10. OSO OSO – “BASKING IN THE GLOW”

9. HAIM – “NOW I’M IN IT”

8. THE NATIONAL – “RYLAN”

7. JAY SOM – “SUPERBIKE”

6. CLAIRO – “BAGS” 

5. JIMMY EAT WORLD – “DELIVERY”

4. CHARLY BLISS – “CAPACITY”

3. TAME IMPALA – “PATIENCE”

2. JULIEN BAKER – “RED DOOR”

1. LOCAL NATIVES – “GULF SHORES”

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