Best Songs of 2019


The Top Ten

1 Unsainted - Slipknot

Yet another trashy and formulaic garbage from jokers. Are those fools still around trying to tamper with the definition of good music? - Vip3r

Yes, unfortunately. Music is trash. Only the perseverance of oldies keeps music from sounding like this garbage. I went to see Paul McCartney this summer. The guy's got quite the energy for his age. He was as great as he sounds on the radio. Two years ago, I saw Bon Jovi (I also saw them the year before.) Jon sounds okay, considering the circumstances, and whatever people say about his "squeaky" or "nasally" voice may be true, but it's probably exaggerated, and he sounds better than these idiots. - BonJovi17

To expand on the criticism of this @Vip3r user, Bring Me the Horizon are one of the worst metal bands of all time. Their discography contains vocal cord ripping, whiny emo lyrics and later on selling out for a much more poppy direction. In fact, metalcore in general is terrible. Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Sleeping with Sirens, Falling in Reverse and Bullet for My Valentine are nothing but joke metal bands that only appeal to the "I hate my parents and I want to die" audience.

Converge is the only good Metalcore band that I've listened to, and I doubt that that is going to change anytime soon, no matter how much I'd like it to. Jane Doe is, and always will be, a masterpiece. - The_Crimson_King

Love this song. I like to see a metal song at the top of this list. Better than a stereotypical pop song.

This song is simply just awesome. Corey may say that this is their most softest track on their new album, but still this song is absolutely awesome and proves that slipknot can still make good music. Also Corey Taylor was beyond awesome in this song. Easily my favourite song of 2019 at the moment. - UltraLunalaX

2 Fear Inoculum - Tool

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. - TheRock222

It deserves it's place

It's a tool song. Whats not to love?

Somehow Tool managed to excel our expectations that were built for 13 years. 11/10

3 Solway Firth - Slipknot

"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 - BloodyThunderX

It depresses me that we gone from Led Zeppelin's whole lotta love to this crap. I mean, I know slipknot are a rock band but they focus to much on their appearance than their actual music.

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.

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. - voidshasky

4 Earfquake - Tyler, the Creator

"I totally love this song because he sings off beat"

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. - DaWyteNight

I love this song. It grew on me so much - Mcgillacuddy

The song I can drown all my sorrows in. - TriggerTrashKid

5 Cold - Korn

It's the best song from the nothing

Best song on The Nothing. Especially the chorus is really good. - Userguy44

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

Very nice - Metalmann13

6 Cellophane - FKA Twigs
7 The Greatest - Lana Del Rey
8 You'll Never Find Me - Korn

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

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 - Joeljohns249

This song is pretty good. 2019 is definitely an awesome year for rock. - RadioHead03

9 Bad Guy - Billie Eilish

Billie definitely deserves to be at he top 5. She's achieved so much as a 17 year old artist. Really proud of what she's able to accomplish. - Yoshiandaglover

A wonderful intro song to one of 2019's best albums that for some reason sounds like We Are Number One. - 24601

Speechless from this song.

I would like Billie Eilish's songs a lot more if she actually TRIED to sing and if the beats were less minimalist. The lyrical content is interesting and I love that thought-provoking album title. - PhoenixAura81

10 Bags - Clairo

The Newcomers

? The Fall - Cult of Luna
? Limitless - CFO$

The Contenders

11 A BOY IS A GUN - Tyler, The Creator

Cool song from Tyler's new album. - DarkBoi-X

Best song on IGOR, hands down. - AlphaQ


12 Hexed - Children of Bodom

This was a flaming pile of s***. What are they saying? What is that noise? Did it define 2019? Ask anyone who this band is and here their response. - JasePowers

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) - GeneralJP

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. - tonyb500

@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. - tonyb500

Not the biggest fan of growling vocals, but they impressed me in this song. The instruments sound really good as well. - Userguy44

13 7empest - Tool

Best song from the new Tool album. - DarkBoi-X

Get this to number 7

Better than the title track. - Userguy44

How the hell is this song so low, it's the best from Tool's new album and belongs at number 1. - DarkBoi-X

14 Gone - Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens

The day Charli XCX turned me bisexual.

15 Fall Into the Light - Dream Theater

Amazing Riffs and some wonderful melodies

Incredible riffs and singing, impressive and powerful song.

This song sounds like Metallica - Mcgillacuddy

awesome - unknown-soldier

16 Leave Me Lonely - Hilltop Hoods

It sucks just like the picture that's on my screen

That weird moment when Kat searches up your song, hates it, and pushes it down to #17 and you put it at #1 on your remix - oneshot

The fact the Hilltop Hoods are number 5 on this list kind of blows my mind even with the song being unfiltered amounts of awesome. - crowdiegal

My friend introduced me to the band, and while its not the best song of 2019 its Hilltop Hoods’ best song. And they deserve more recognition

17 Ricky - Denzel Curry

It's a good motivating song. - DarkBoi-X

THis is amazing. His flow is so evil here haha. 6/5 - AlphaQ

This is honestly just okay, it's a good song to get you hype but there are honestly many better songs out there lyrically and flow-wise. - DaWyteNight

Well both of those projects were kind of underwhelming (in my opinion) - DaWyteNight

Favourite song off the album - ShrekTheGoat

18 Sanctuary - Joji

One of my new favorites from Joji. I love the lyrics. Joji's performance is great. The production feels nostalgic and vintage, but in a modern way (if that makes any sense). And it's all wrapped together in a super clean mix. Such a good song. - Atham

Found this song when I was first exploring Joji and since then it has yet to leave my playlist

I just recently got into Joji, and this song is everything I need in a song like this year. I also reccomend to check out his other work.

Loved him since Pink Guy and Sir Francis of the Filth

19 Cross Off - Mark Morton

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

How is Ariana Grande higher than this

20 Glass Houses - Children of Bodom

Awesome metal song. Children of Bodom made a great album this year, one of their best! Some believe it's their best album since 2003's Hate Crew Deathroll or since 2005’s Are You Dead Yet. - Metal_Treasure

21 Seventeen - Sharon Van Etten

A bop

22 Miracle - Madeon
23 Dream Dream Dream - Madeon



Oh Yes! - KRX

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! - Atham

24 The Raven Child - Avantasia

Possibly their best song to date, I'm serious

This was very good. - JasePowers

I heard it after wondering why it was so high. This was very well done. 7.5/10 - GeneralJP

Makes me proud to be a metalhead

25 A Death in the Family - Sum 41

Sum 41 and Slipknot are saving 2019

This and nero forte or red flag from wanyk

Hands down, the best song of 2019. - RadioHead03

I love sum 41

26 No Fear No More - Madeon
27 Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson

I Love its lyrics and the song is also good.

This song is about when louiss mother died so emotional

Why is this not at number 1? Best song of all time!

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! - b99

28 Heart In Hand - Opeth

Great Prog Rock song. Even if Opeth aren't as heavy as usual and this is 8 minutes long, it doesn't get boring at all. - DarkBoi-X

Mikael gets political!

Honestly don't know why dignity isn't higher than this one - danimey

Really good song, eight minutes thirty seconds long and a good meaning. - CEFBW

29 Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne

Arguably Avril Lavigne's best song. She's definitely come a long way from the days when she made songs like "Sk8er Boi". She's matured quite a bit since then, and has been through things I wouldn't wish on anyone. But judging the song itself, while I don't think it's as good as Kesha's song "Praying", it's still quite the inspirational ballad that does end up being a legitimately good song. After what Avril Lavigne's been through, she deserves recognition for coming up with arguably the best song she's ever released. Not sure what else is coming out this year atm. But for now? It's the best song of the year in my opinion...also, this only made it to #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 while "7 Rings" is still sitting at #1. If that isn't sad, I don't know what is. - tonyb500

If it wasn't at number 1 I don't know what else could be. Ballad is meaningful and soulful. Avril is a legend and it puts its own favor.

I am actually pretty convinced that the album may well prove to be surprisingly excellent and one of the best since her 2nd album and the lead off single and album title track is proof that this album could be one of Avril's best. - crowdiegal

The first time I heard this song, I was touched. I felt happiness and loneliness at the same time. This song is very strong. It is shouting from deep within the soul of the listeners.

30 Bury a Friend - Billie Eilish

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. - The_Crimson_King

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. - 24601

Best song of the year so far! It attempts to creepy and it is. The hook vocals (with the stifle your tongue part) come off as atmospheric, cute, and also creepy. A little melodramatic but I still gotta say the lyrics are clever. 10/10. - MemeTheKeem

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!

31 Mumble Rapper vs. Lyricist - Vin Jay

I've changed my mind on this. Wish I could like the song but it has such a boomer mentality.
It's still pretty interesting as it sees Vin playing both the lyrical rapper and mumble rapper and both parts are good. - DarkBoi-X

When you make a mumble rapper actually sounding good. - Userguy44

This Is sick

This was a delight to listen to besides the swearing. It's like Logic vs 21 Savage in rapping; both are the best in their style of game and Vin Jay does a great job. 7/10 - GeneralJP

32 Yellow - Rich Brian

This new Rich Brian is actually really good, his flow has developed a lot. 5/5 - AlphaQ

Rich Brian is changing up his styles and I love it. - Not_A_Weeaboo

33 Dawn Chorus - Thom Yorke
34 I've Been Waiting - Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen

Just good..

I love how good Fall Out Boy is in this song. - JasePowers

#1 song of 2019! - KRX

Wow, a Lil Peep song I can dance to! Oh wait, Fall Out Boy is on this song. Still a great song though. 5/5 - oneshot

35 Be Fine - Madeon
36 Never Really Over - Katy Perry

Katy Perry is still relevant? - DarkBoi-X

Arguably not but who cares if people like this song they can vote for it. - Powell

This one is fine. - ElSherlock

I wonder if the producer put this together while asleep, it is so messy! - I80

I was disappointed with Witness, so hopefully this means she's going back to the actual good stuff! - PandasNGaga

37 Moderation - Florence + the Machine

I heard this song once and couldn't get out of my head, but in a good way. The fact that this is probably never going to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 shows that we here in America are starting to be out of touch with what kind of music SHOULD be popular. I swear, Florence Welch is one of the most underrated vocalists of all time. - tonyb500

Okay, it's a tossup between this and "Head Above Water" for my personal best song of the year. - tonyb500

It's a good song, not one of the best though hence why it's an album off cut which goes to show why "High As Hope" was such a fantastic album. - crowdiegal

38 Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

A great new song! - PandasNGaga

39 Beautiful People - Ed Sheeran

This is quite easily the best hit song of the year. Ed Sheeran mocks fame and popularity in a ballad where there is a couple invited to a party where they don't fit in. Instead of being accepted, they decide that they do not need this and that they do not want to become "beautiful people". Khalid also does a great job and is the perfect fit for this collaboration. 9/10 - GeneralJP

I actually love this song. This is one of Ed's best songs and this is coming from somebody who's not an Ed Sheeran fan. I really like the message of being true to yourself and not living to be rich and famous. The lyrics confused me at first because I thought Ed was calling everyone ugly, but that was because I had taken the lyrics out of context.

The message of the song is honestly really good for an Ed Sheeran song...and it sounds pretty good too, plus Khalid's verse was great in my opinion so that's an 8/10, well done Ed - StarlightSpanks

I don't think I look good

40 One Less Day (Dying Young) - Rob Thomas

Amazing song should be in top 5

Edit: This song is every good about pop. Again the message is very powerful, as Rob tells the listener to value every second you are breathing. 8/10 - GeneralJP

I am certainly not afraid to get older because I was Crap at age 8. Grade: A+ - I80

41 Air on Line - Anamanaguchi
42 Con Altura - Rosalía & J Balvin
43 The Archer - Taylor Swift

I was so pleasantly surprised by this song. At the beginning I thought of a Lana Del Rey song but then I saw is was Taylor and I was like "is that really her? ". I'm not a fan of Tay-Tay, but this song really blew me away. The maturity and lyricism she shows on this track is simply impressive. Definitely worth listening. - LoveMusicLoveLife

This is a pretty good song. Better than Look What I Made You Do and I Need To Calm Down - BounceBackHater

Looks like another potential song that contains quality and major hope! - Frogg

This song is one of my favourites from the new album, the song interpolates "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper and Taylor's wistful ache over relationships seems so genuine and sad. Truly a beautiful song. - crowdiegal

44 Giant - Calvin Harris, Rag'n'bone Man

Meaningful song, probably the best song of the year.

This Song is ok

Best song of the year, I wonder who called this garbage

Garbage. Is he an animal? He sings like a grandpa and is accompanied by the worst DJ ever

45 I Rise - Madonna

This song is so Powerful, It's about Fighting for freedom, stop discrimination

An uplifting song by the queen of pop that will make anyone feel powerful. This song along with God Control, talks about the gun control and violence issue here in America. But this song isn't just about that, it could be about any situation that brings you down but at the end of the day: you WILL rise! This is also an lgbtq+ anthem. With all of the unnecessary shootings going on, remember, We WILL rise! - Worksponge

Love this song!


46 Hollywood - Lewis Capaldi

love it!

47 Lover - Taylor Swift

This song is really sweet. I hope to god that it's a hit for her but its not better than "The Archer" - crowdiegal

Such a beautiful song

She is still annoying. Boycott the Cats movie today.

Taylor made a good this year. - ElSherlock

48 Dancing with a Stranger - Sam Smith & Normani

Boring as hell. This is the kind of music they play at low volume in the background before the party actually starts, before the actual party music. - DaWyteNight

Catchy song I love this song a lot! - Gaming_With_Kay

I don't get the hate for this song. It's beautiful, and I'm not understanding the hate, especially for Normani. She sounds beautiful, and I personally think she sounds better than she did in Love Lies. Overall, this song is great, not boring and bad like people are saying it is. - PandasNGaga

Dancing With A Stranger? I can't even picture dancing with your significant other to a song like this. Sam Smith is a good singer. Normani's...well, decent. However, this song does neither of them any justice. It's just a boring, generic club song. - tonyb500

The point is not being able to fully get over a hard breakup. It isn't generic and I saw Normani in concert and even though she wasn't wearing the most innocent outfit, she sings beautifully! NO HATE! - Swiftdawn

49 Jenny of Oldstones - Florence + the Machine

How is this song not higher?!

50 Nirvana - Madeon
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