Best Songs of 2019

The Top Ten

1 Blinding Lights - The Weeknd Blinding Lights - The Weeknd Cover Art

Y'know, I was wondering why this was so low on the best songs of 2020 list, until I realized this was actually released in 2019. How foolish of me. Turns out everyone likes this song. Like I said earlier, this could start a trend of more 80's sounding synthwave styled music being mainstream. I had my doubts about the weekend back in 2015 or somewhere near that. And this artist only got better for the most part up to the present.

I feel that this is more of a best song of 2020 than 2019. Even though I know it was released in November of 2019, it charted much more in 2020 and hit no. 1 in 2020.

This is still a best song of the year worthy material and that's shocking, considering that this was aassive mainstream success.

I've never seen a song on this site rise as fast as this banger from the Weeknd has.
Easily the best no. 1 hit song since Can't Hold Us by Macklemore and is already one of my favorite hit songs EVER.

What else could be no. 1? I personally like Fear Inoculom better but I will not argue this being at the top. It is certainly one of the greatest hit songs the decade has seen.

2 Unsainted - Slipknot Unsainted - Slipknot Cover Art

A classic song, I think Vip3r is out of his mind. The piano in the introduction, Corey’s epic screams, the chorus, everything about this song is amazing. Best song of 2019 hands down, wish there was more stuff like this to replace the Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X trash dominating the charts, this, TOOL, Korn, Tyler, the Creator, and Lana Del Rey are all examples of what music should sound like. Especially this.

The best song in the new album WANYK. (by the way don't take this personally but this song is the only decent song on the album the rest are! %#

YES! The best song from their new album so far. It's up with my all time favourites such as Wait and Bleed, Pulse of the Maggots and Before I Forget. I'm sad about Chris though...

Awesome bro, who made a 2019 song that beats this? Iron Maiden? Sure as hell not. I can even sing it, I’ll never kill myself to save my soul, I was gone but how was I to know? I didn’t come this far to sink so low, I'm FINALLY HOLDING ON TO LET GO

3 The Greatest - Lana Del Rey The Greatest - Lana Del Rey Cover Art

Beautiful song from a beautiful album. One of the best albums released in recent years.

Such a beautiful song.

4 Solway Firth - Slipknot Solway Firth - Slipknot Cover Art

This is my very least favorite song on WANYK, but I'll vote for it just for the sake of pushing up Slipknot. I'll take any of Orphan, Nero Forte, Birth of the Cruel, Solway Firth (both of which I voted for as well), and pretty much anything else on the album aside from No Pain over this song.

It's almost like pop metal. I really hope they don't go in this direction next album, but I'd rather have any Slipknot song at the top of the list than this other nonsense.

But being real, Supernal Flame by Arkaik was the best song released this year. But I know there's no way a tech death song will make this list, so Slipknot is an acceptable compromise. Pop metal is better than no metal, though I'd take 7empest by Tool over this as well

"Solway Firth" is proof that Slipknot have finally found their beat that they have been trying to find since the passing of Paul Gray back at the start of the decade. After the uncertainty if they even wanted to continue as a band when ".5: The Gray Chapter" came out, the band took some time off after a couple years of touring to recuperate and come back with a stronger mindset. Despite a slight roadblock with the departure of longtime percussionist Chris Fehn over legal issues, the band was able to continue putting their sound forward, and ultimately ended up releasing a whole plethora of some of their best work in over 15 years. "Solway Firth", the final track on "We Are Not Your Kind" (with the exception of the Japanese release, which includes the single "All Out Life" as a bonus track), is one of the album's more experimental tracks, bordering even on "Melodic death metal" territory. An incredibly somber opening leads to an all out assault of heavy guitars, double kick patterned ...more

This would be my pick for my eleventh song of the year, just missing the top ten cut. Pleasantly surprised with how their new album turned out. "Nero Forte" is legit joint with this one for me. Their new album makes my top10 this year I think.

This one is just damn amazing. The beginning gives me chill, starting slow and talking about killers, but then just jumps right onto the pretty heavy sound. The vocals give me chills too, especially the last lines, for a reason I don't have to explain. This track is just sick.

5 Cellophane - FKA Twigs Cellophane - FKA Twigs Cover Art

Yeah, I agree. Twigs is talented, but EVERYONE is trying to be like Lana del Ray.
Billie Eilish
FKA Twigs
Julia Michaels
Alina

They all sound the same to me.

And I understand why Lana lashed out at Twigs, who wouldn't be mad at everyone copying you?

Billie Eilish wannabe

6 The Raven Child - Avantasia The Raven Child - Avantasia Cover Art

There were better Avantasia songs on this album, but the Raven Child is still a phenomenal track.

I heard it after wondering why it was so high. This was very well done. 9/10

Should be higher, such a great song and great album

Pure joy and ecstasy on this monster of a track!

7 Earfquake - Tyler, the Creator Earfquake - Tyler, the Creator Cover Art

IGOR by Tyler is one of the 2010s greatest rap albums.
Earfquake is not the best, but comparing it with Wilson and Hynes' sorrowfully pleading vocals a little past the 2 minute mark, this secured my vote.- Spydyr

DON'T LEEAAVE. Perfection, only thing bringing this down is Playboi Carti's incoherent mumbling, which really was unnecessary but this song is groovy and amazing. 5/5

It's okay I guess but not something I'd go out of my way to listen to, this isn't what I want from Tyler.

Igor has already surpassed Flower Boy on my 10 listens so therefore it is an instant classic

8 Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish Cover Art

It is a really good song that describes the relationship Billie has with her brother Finneas. Their relationship is everything all siblings should strive for. It is also a really calming song and the lyrics really speak to me. Plus, Billie is super young and she deserves the recognition.

I’ll be honest the song didn’t interest me when I first heard it, but now I love it and the music video really compliments the song.

Same with this one. Billie is one of my favorite singers next to Melanie Martinez.

It's so peaceful and beautiful

9 Bags - Clairo Bags - Clairo Cover Art
10 Gone - Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens Gone - Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens Cover Art

The day Charli XCX turned me bisexual.

The Newcomers

? True God - Drayyoutube584

The Contenders

11 Fear Inoculum - Tool Fear Inoculum - Tool Cover Art

I didn't even know who/what Tool was (don't bash me, please) until I saw this no. 1 trending on YouTube. And it lasted on the trending page for 3 whole days!
So I gave it a listen, not realizing it was over 10 minutes long. Since I have a short attention span I thought I would pull out 30 seconds in, but no. I heard the whole dam track.
And I was blown away!
This track is hypnotic in the way it used it's stringed instruments and satyr.
Well done Tool. You earned a new fan that very day.

Not much to say here except that it is well worth the 10+ minutes.
Fun fact: this is the longest running song to ever chart in the billboard top 100.

Tool had an EPIC return.
While this may be somewhat relaxed and not as good as Invincible, Descending, or 7empest, to name a few, Fear Inoculum was the perfect way to come back.-Spydyr

Really needs a place on the list. This might have a lot of elements Tool has used before, but that's not exactly a bad thing. This song proves that perhaps those 13 years were worth the wait. We can only hope we get more greatness when the full album releases later.

12 Bad Guy - Billie Eilish Bad Guy - Billie Eilish Cover Art

Another good pop song from an amazing alternative pop album. Not my favorite song on the album, but I don't hate it and it's better than most of the songs on this list.

One line of this song may sound cringy, but ABSOLUTELY nowhere near as bad as You Need to Calm Down by Taylor Swift. The only thing that should be changed is how she executes the line "I'm a bad guy". The new Taylor Swift song however, sounds so bad you can call it the new Baby Shark, but a lot worse.

Love it! I also like her other song but this and Ocean Eyes are my favorites! Love Senorita, Talk, and Dance with a Stranger as well.

I'm disapointed in the world.
NUMBER 28A GOODBYE what had the world become?
I know all the lyrics to this song, and BILLIE is so amazing and talented, she deserves the top 5s!

13 Cold - Korn Cold - Korn Cover Art

The amazing intensity of that song perfectly fitting to the style of Korn

Best song on The Nothing. Especially the chorus is really good.

It's the best song from the nothing

Better than You’ll Never Find Me

14 Fall Into the Light - Dream Theater

The riff is all the evidence needed, and it is a ton better than the popular talentless crap that is on the charts right now. Dream theater are one of the most talented bands in the world and, as this song proves, their songwriting is only getting better because they aren’t focused as much on showing off.

Listen to it and you'll see why it deserves #1. Or at least #2. I prefer Pale Blue Dot, over this, but it wasn't on the list. Its still great though!

Incredible riffs and singing, impressive and powerful song.

Amazing Riffs and some wonderful melodies

15 Dream Dream Dream - Madeon Dream Dream Dream - Madeon Cover Art

One of my new favorite songs by Madeon. It’s so good, the wait was well worth it! Please give Madeon the love that he deserves for this masterpiece!

16 Ira Dei - Mago de Oz Ira Dei - Mago de Oz Cover Art

This song is the title track from the newest album of Spanish folk metal band Mägo de Oz. This song is not popular but it has EVERYTHING, amazing vocals, amazing guitar work, awesome drumming, amazing addition of other instruments like violin, and SYNTHS! I seriously recommend everyone to check it out. It is definitely my favorite song so far this year.

17 Seventeen - Sharon Van Etten Seventeen - Sharon Van Etten Cover Art
18 Miracle - Madeon Miracle - Madeon Cover Art
19 Cross Off - Mark Morton Cross Off - Mark Morton Cover Art

It should be way higher. The combination between Chester 's vocals and Mark Morton 's guitar it's amazing. This is a song that proves that Chester is capable of doing even the hardest metal genres, like heavy metal. If that legend had still been alive, I 'm sure he would have experimented a lot more heavy metal sounds

Chester 's vocals are amazing in this song and are similar to the ones in linkin park 's first albums but heavier. This is definitely one of the best songs of this year and ( and this is one of the reasons for voting this song ) cannot be under Billie eilish!

Chester is the greatest metal vocalist of all time

Personally, my favorite song of the year so far.

20 Dawn Chorus - Thom Yorke Dawn Chorus - Thom Yorke Cover Art
21 Hexed - Children of Bodom Hexed - Children of Bodom Cover Art

If I'm being completely honest, as someone who's listened to a lot of metal over the years, this is a good metal song. That said, I'm not sure if I enjoy the vocals on this song as much as I enjoy the melody. And this has nothing to do with the vocals being death metal. For me, personally, the vocals don't stand out nearly as much as the melody compared to other songs with death metal vocals. That said, it's not a situation like a certain other song on this list where I'm not going to remember this song 24 hours from now. It's just that the melody is so good that the vocals don't really stand up to it and just sort of end up lost in the song in my opinion. I don't hate the song, I just feel that, for me, Children of Bodom's vocals don't stand out compared to bands like Killswitch Engage or In Flames. And this is coming from someone who prefers European metal, if my love for bands like Within Temptation and Powerwolf is any indication.

@Metal_Treasure I respect your opinion as well, but I definitely disagree with you about Within Temptation being "barely metal". While some of their songs like "The Reckoning" "Whole World Is Watching" can be considered that, other songs of theirs like "Ice Queen", "What Have You Done", "Dangerous", and "Raise Your Banner" are very metal. But again, everyone's different. For me, symphonic metal is my personal favorite genre not just when it comes to metal, but music in general.

My #1 metal song of 2019 so far (as of Match 2019, but I think it will remain #1 for me during the next months and possibly by the end of the year). This is how melodic death metal should be done and not like those sellouts from the band In Flames who play pop melodies to get melodic. "Melodic" in metal doesn't mean to include pop and certainly doesn't include sexy vocals with heavy breathing to make vox sound...more sexy.

This sounds just like most stereotypical metal song. Yelling like a nut, check. Instrumentals clashing but not getting anywhere, check. Questionable lyrics, check. Overall 3/10. (Metal fans shall now hate me)

There are not stereotypical metal songs , because metal has a lot of sub- genres and every one is diverse and original.
This is only what metal haters say without even listening the songs they are talking about

As someone who doesn't like stuff this heavy usually, this song is pretty sick, but I just hate the vocals... if you can call them that.

22 Bury a Friend - Billie Eilish Bury a Friend - Billie Eilish Cover Art

In my opinion, Billie Eilish is the most creative and unique singer ever, and this particular song is one of my favorite songs by her, because she's special in her own way, and this song just brings out so much of her talent. I also like the fact that she doesn't care about what people think about her, she wears close that nobody else does and like I said that's unique. It's also very remarkable that Billie Eilish is only 17, but she already has 3 careers, singing, songwriting, and modeling, I just think that she's a perfect inspiration!

While she is unique, she's far from the most creative. Artists like Bjork, Grimes, and Sufjan Stevens are still going strong.

Incredibly creative, awesome imagery. Amazing music video. Billie Eilish was destined for fame. She and her brother Finneas wrote and released music since 2014. GO BILLIE EILISH!

While Bilie Eilish hasn't overly impressed me yet, she has a lot going for her. I absolutely love her low and breathy vocals. Her style of singing stands out from the rest of the pop music industry, and I appreciate it. I think Bury a Friend represents everything Bilie Eilish is all about; moody (although borderline melodramatic) lyrics and atmospheric production.

Billie Eilish is one of the most interesting artists in the industry today. She brings a wit and charisma to her lyrics and melodies, while at the same time delivering aggression and emotion. I'm not a fan of modern music, but I anxiously await Billie's next work.

23 You'll Never Find Me - Korn You'll Never Find Me - Korn Cover Art

Pretty good song. I never really liked Korn, but their new album is starting to change my mind a little.

Of course this song is awesome this should be no. 1 over slipknot hellyeah

Honestly MUCH better than that Slipknot crap at the top of the list

Oh yes, great song! It's so damn angsty and edgy though

24 Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson Cover Art

Even if you hate One Direction and what the members have done since how could anyone not like this song?
Especially since it's a beautiful ode to his mother and sister who both passed on tragically. But that's not it, not only are the lyrics moving and filled with passion but the music and production are on an A level as well.
Please vote this song. It's an everlasting oracle to those who mean the most to us.

The song is so raw and full of emotion. The former 1D singer bravely sings about the passing of his mother with heartbreaking lyrics such as "the day that they took you, I wished it was me instead". The song is sad, but a message of hope, and it is a strong reflection of Louis' growth as both an artist and a song writer. Absolutely would recommend it to anyone!

I promise that I did not put this on the list, but I love this song! Louis adds EDM and guitar together which works out well. Plus his vocals are spot on as he sings about his deceased mother that, he wished he was the one taken and that he will be living "One life for the two of us."Definitely a top 10, you should listen to this. Beautiful People and Sanctuary are also must listens.

Heartful, sorrowful yet abounding with joy, this memorial track is gorgeous.
Well done, Louis.

25 No Fear No More - Madeon No Fear No More - Madeon Cover Art
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