Margaret Flatley / Seventeen
New year, new music: 2019 is already proving to be one of the most important years for musical success. With new songs from some of our favorite artists and those debuting in the New Year, there are bound to be several standout singles throughout the year. Some of these songs might make you shed a tear, while others will have you running around the dance floor and smashing your favorite move. There is a little mixture of everything. To get you ready for all the summer concerts you have to go to, here are some of the biggest songs of 2019 …
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
“Sucker” is the comeback single from the Jonas Brothers. It’s a pop song about how far they would go for the girls who attract them. In the clip, these girls are their real partners, Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas. They are literally living every girl’s dream. For the rest of us, at least we have this song to dance to.
Meek Mill Ft. Drake – “It’s Going Bad”
Everything Drake touches really turns to gold, even this song where he raps alongside his former rival, Nicki Minaj’x ex Meek Mill. In the song, Drake and Meek Mill flaunt their wealth, while also rapping about how they “are doing wrong” with their enemies.
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Lil Nas X – “The Old Town Road”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please me”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars form a magical duo. After the release of “Finesse” they knew we needed more and blessed us with another collaboration. The lyrics of the song show the two flirting with each other. Bruno craves Cardi’s attention as he sings, “Please, baby / Turn around and tease me, baby / You know what I want and what I need, baby.”
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Ozuna – “Baila Baila Baila”
You might know Ozuna from the song “Taki, Taki” with Selena Gomez and Cardi B, but her solo hits will definitely get you moving too. The song’s name translates to “Dance, Dance, Dance” and its music video has already reached nearly 120 million views on YouTube. The song is about a girl dancing and having a good time getting over a bad breakup.
Mabel – “Don’t call me”
If you like “New Rules” by Dua Lipa, you will probably like this song too. The song is about getting over your ex and literally telling them not to call you. It also has an eye-catching hook that you’ll likely sing over and over again.
benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez & J Balvin – “I can’t get enough”
The song was specifically written with Selena in mind. This is a girl completely infatuated with her lover. The clip features the band playing on a huge bed, while having fun and having fun.
Les Chainsmokers Ft. 5 seconds of summer – “Qui aime-tu”
“Who Do You Love” is supposed to be a reminder of their 2016 hit, “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers said in an Instagram post ahead of the song’s release. The song is about a guy who wonders if his partner is cheating on him. While asking someone if they’re cheating might not get you dancing, this song definitely will.
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Ariana Grande – “Need”
She might have released a new single and an entire album at the same time, but there was one track that got everyone saying how good it was. “Needy” is Ari at his best, with lyrics that speak of everyone’s feeling of falling in love and vocals for days. She talks about her broken relationships and her anxiety, all the while opening up about being something we all are: a human being in need.
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SHE – “Hard place”
There’s a reason SHE won Grammys against Toni Braxton and even The Carters. His latest single, “Hard Place” is a lyric-filled triumph of love and perhaps heartbreak worthy of singing. While her Grammy performance is filled with powerful instruments and a guitar solo that would make Prince proud, the studio version’s soft guitar and vocals are still so amazing you’ll play it over and over again.
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Sam Smith and Normani – “Dance with a Stranger”
Sam Smith and Normani seem like an unlikely pair that would make a duet together, but “Dancing With a Stranger” proves everyone wrong. Sam continues to be the hitmaker that he is and Normani defines herself as the star she was always meant to be. These two are a match made in heaven in this upbeat track that is sure to stay on the charts for a long time.
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Marina – “Handmade paradise”
and diamonds may have changed its name, but her latest track, “Handmade Heaven”, feels like the perfect blend of her past eras and this new one she is inaugurating after a hiatus of several years. The lyrics seem to be his most personal lyrics to date, especially after playing so many characters over the years. Fans new and old should certainly be excited about what she’s coming out next.
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Kehlani ft. Ty Dolla $ ign – “Nights like this”
Dropping the highly anticipated debut single of the year isn’t a task most are willing to do, but Kehlani is delivering the first track on his upcoming album. The R&B hitmaker proves herself once again in a heart-wrenching song about watching your lover grow up with someone else. Ty Dolla $ ign continues to stand out with his verses and together they make a perfect marriage in music heaven.
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Logic – “Keanu Reeves”
2017 was a great year for Logic thanks to its record of success, Everybody, and its multi-platinum anthem “1-800”. He hasn’t slowed down since then, releasing 2 EPs since then and on track to release his first novel later this year. In his new track, “Keanu Reeves”, Logic pokes fun at his fame and continues to prove himself as a hitmaker in the rap world, through his lyrics and production with longtime collaborator 6ix. He never stops evolving and that’s what keeps him going against those at the top.
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Lauren Jauregui – “More Than That”
His second solo track since leaving Fifth Harmony, Lauren Jauregui finally takes center stage with this ironic track about flirting with someone even being in a relationship with another. Her sultry voice stands out more than ever and she proves that she is capable of standing out in the highly competitive R&B scene.
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Florence + La Machine – “Moderation”
Since performing the track for the first time in early January 2019, fans have been waiting for a studio release and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. With its B-side, “Haunted House,” the song is two sides of the same coin, showing both the fiery and dark side of the band. It remains to be seen if a new album is on the way, but any new song from Florence + The Machine is still excellent.
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Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
The final track of her Grammy Award for award-winning album of the year, Golden hour, Kacey turns out to be an incredible singer-songwriter in “Rainbow.” In the song about Hope in a Dark Place, she keeps it simple with just her vocals and a piano that gives the listener a wave of emotions from the first listen. There is a reason why she is so highly regarded in so many communities and now is the time for the world to finally give her the love and recognition that she rightly deserves.
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Kelly Rowland – “Crown”
In the first girl power title of the year, Kelly Rowland gives women a reason to be proud of their hair, no matter who it is or how they want to wear it. The infectious beat and fun lyrics make for a delightful hymn for anyone who felt judged for their hair.
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Ben Platt – “Bad Habit”
The Perfect star rose to fame thanks to her Tony award-winning role in Dear Evan Hansen. In his first single from his debut album, Ben turns out to be more than a good actor who got the role of his life. Her powerful voice shines more than ever in this beautiful ballad. The world has known him as Benji and Evan, but it’s great to meet the real Ben for the first time.
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