Best Songs of 2019


The Top Ten

1 Solway Firth - Slipknot

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.

Along with Unsainted, this song is equally good. I don't really mind which one takes the top spot, as far as the other one comes 2nd, am happy... - Chilimtsidya

Yes! When this was released after Unsainted, I found myself listening to this more than the other. I love it!

You know what guys?
This is definitely better than Unsainted. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Yeah mostly because heaviness defines what Slipknot is known for. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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2 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

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

Slipknot is proof that metal music is still going strong today. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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3 Hexed - Children of Bodom

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

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

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

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. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Earfquake - Tyler, the Creator

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

It's so weird, it's catchy.

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5 Heart In Hand - Opeth

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

Honestly am not a big fan, I really miss their 90s style - danimey

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6 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

Honestly MUCH better than that Slipknot crap at the top of the list - Joeljohns249

Funny how you say when Korn and Slipknot are very similar bands. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Oh yes, great song! - Userguy44


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7 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.

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.

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

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8 Under Enemy Arms - Trippie Redd

I Honestly disagree with this being in the Top 5. It's kinda a banger but it's not a masterpiece or anything and there are many other songs more deserving. Still, it a banger. 3.5/5 - AlphaQ

This doesn't deserve to be in the top 10. It isn't downright terrible, just very mediocre. There are many far better songs that deserve to be higher than this. - DaWyteNight

Of course I care about lyricism and flow, since they are the most important parts of rap and what makes a rapper good. It's not about catchy hooks, melodies that get stuck in your head, and beats (even though beats can make or break a rap song), it's about...rapping, as the name says. It's not even a bad song, just nothing I'd go out of my way to hear, this kind of music really only appeals to younger people. I couldn't see someone over 25 really getting into this, just bland (and I actually like Trippie a bit and think he has a lot of potential) - DaWyteNight

Not the best Trippie Redd song ever, but still great. I still prefer dark night dummo and love scars though to be honest - UltraLunalaX

Lmao this song is amazing. - XxembermasterxX

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9 Fall Into the Light - Dream Theater Fall Into the Light - Dream Theater

This song sounds like Metallica - Mcgillacuddy

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!

Good song!

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.

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10 Mumble Rapper vs. Lyricist - Vin Jay

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

Even the mumble rapper sounded good. - XxembermasterxX

Deserve more!

Glad to see I got this to 11 as last time I checked it was 48. This song should be in top 5. - DarkBoi-X

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The Newcomers

? Motivation - Normani UListen to Sample
? Missed Connection - The Head and the Heart UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 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

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12 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

Extremely over-long & a pretty disappointing build-up to be honest. As a Tool fan, you can understand my disappointment after waiting for 13 years for this. - Joeljohns249

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

It's a tie between this and A boy is a gun for my personal favourite song of the year - DreamToon

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13 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

So much Billie Eilish in this list, but she's pretty good. - Userguy44

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14 A Death in the Family - Sum 41

Sum 41 and Slipknot are saving 2019 - TheDarkOne_221b

Great song and lyrics. So cool to see a Punk band that still hasn't sold out yet. - Angelthedemon

Hands down, the best song of 2019. - RadioHead03

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15 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

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16 Ricky - Denzel Curry

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


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17 Sanctuary - Joji

Slow Dancing by Joji was alright but not memorable. This, on the other hand, was very good. The vocals, the production and not to mention the fantastic music video makes this better. I rank a 7.5 out of 10. - GeneralJP

Best to play while raiding Area 51. - DarkBoi-X

Possibly one of Joji’s greatest songs. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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18 Keep Going - Lil Wyte

Lil Wyte is actually fire but I think this is from 2018 because I literally heard it on New Years Eve. - AlphaQ

Underrated and interesting song but it came out in 2018. - DarkBoi-X

This is grown folks music right here!

Amazing inspirational song

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19 Senorita - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Way too overrated. Both of them sound incredibly cheesy. - ShrekTheGoat

I hate this. They both are not trying at all. - CapSpark

Overrated piece of garbage. Shameless rip-off of Despacito, Camilla Cabello can't sing and the lyrics are meaningless and generic. - sophisticator

This has grown on me a fair bit in the last few days to the point where I honestly don't mind it. Yeah, Camila is a little too breathy on the opening lines of the song and the chemistry between Camila and Shawn isn't quite there. If they are trying to do reggaeton, its infiinitely more interesting than the standard reggaeton song that has appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 lately. - crowdiegal

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

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

I liked this song before Calvin Harris touched it. - I80

It kinda makes me feel more powerful

In 2018, Calvin Harris got cool (and I mean REALLY cool) again with songs like Promises and One Kiss (these songs are some of my favorites of 2018). This song is also cool. Not exactly as good as the two I mentioned, but still awesome. - PhoenixAura81

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21 Cross Off - Mark Morton

How is Ariana Grande higher than this

Personally, my favorite song of the year so far.

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22 A BOY IS A GUN - Tyler, The Creator

Best song on IGOR, hands down. - AlphaQ


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23 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

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24 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

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25 Never Really Over - Katy Perry

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

It's okay, not really a fan of the vocals or production but at least it's better than most of her other songs. - Angelthedemon

Worst song ever hate to listen to this and the lyrics is very complicated

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26 I've Been Waiting - Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen

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

This song is GOOD! - GeneralJP

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27 Raven's Flight - Amon Amarth

I hear it so much it is getting a bit old for me... But I agree with the guy who said it was better than Slipknot. I just don't get the hype with them.

Definitely one of the best metal songs to come out this year (so far). While Amon Amarth is a melodeath band and aren't that heavy, they are definitely better than Slipknot!

To bad the rest of the album was mediocre though - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

This gets annoying - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

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28 I Rise - Madonna

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


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29 Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson

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. - GeneralJP

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

I love how Louis shows emotion for his mother on this track. - CapSpark

This was a very sweet song. Louis' best song yet, listen to it right now! - JasePowers

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30 Jenny of Oldstones - Florence + the Machine

How is this song not higher?!

31 All My Friends - Madeon

This will be the song of the summer, mark my words. - Atham

Thank you! - KRX

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32 What Happens to People? - Deerhunter What Happens to People? - Deerhunter

Never heard the song but nice question - CloudyDaze

33 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

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

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

A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics and I swear if you do, you will be shocked by what she is saying. She is a very deep thinker

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34 Dancing with a Stranger - Sam Smith & Normani

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

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

This should be higher, it's so catchy! The melody is really pretty. Also, Sam Smith is awesome.

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

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35 One Less Day (Dying Young) - Rob Thomas

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

Also heard this on the radio. It is boring but has a powerful message. 6/10 - GeneralJP

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36 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

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37 High as a Kite - Weezer

Please, get this above the Lil Meerkat...

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38 Oh Yeah Yeah - MaximilianMus

When you trigger a person in the YouTube comments section for having a profile picture of the song...

I slap your mama - BananaBrain

I slapped your mama, oh yeah yeah, she voted for obama, oh yeah yeah, oh yeah yeahoh yeah yeahoh yeah yeah - noosthenibba

That damn profile pic. - The01Bro

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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

This such a moving song. Seriously, you need to take a while to understand the lyrics and how well they are placed.

Why the heck is this so low? - CapSpark

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40 Pray - Illenium

Am I alone in thinking this is some of Illenium's best work? I really love it. - Atham

Illenium’s melodic dubstep production levels have always been on point making some emotional bangers at full fluid. The lead is just top notch.

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41 Before I Go - Guy Sebastian

This song is on the cusp of the top ten in The Netherlands which is actively frustrating because it's not going to be a hit in Australia which is annoying - crowdiegal

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42 Borderline - Tame Impala

Nobody is paying attention to my truth here. Why? Come on people. - LightningStrike

Why isn't it high enough? - LightningStrike

HOLY CRAP YES! MUST BE NUMBER 1! - Pointingfingers

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43 Leave Me Lonely - Hilltop Hoods

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

How have I not come across Hilltop Woods before? This song is fire,Ithe production is creative,the wordplay is amazing, and even though it has your normal drug refrences, everything is so good it makes up for it. Defentitly is my top pick of the year- until I find something better, which will be very unlikely. - oneshot

Yeah I am yet to understand why "Leave Me Lonely" hasn't taken the US by storm yet. Wish the label and the Hoods would push this song hard - crowdiegal

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44 This Road - Children of Bodom

I already know this would be one of my favorite metal songs of 2019 (and I'm writing this in February). - Metal_Treasure

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45 Case 19 - Jasiah

Jasiah is great, he's up next in the scream rap style. 6ix9ine sucked on this song though - ShrekTheGoat

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46 Singularity - Devin Townsend

Best song of 2019... and possibly of all time?

An epic masterpiece right here - Metal_Treasure

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47 Keanu Reeves - Logic

Not Logic's best but it slaps. 3/5 - AlphaQ

It isn't as good as 44 More but it was still enjoyable. The beat is very good but the lyrics are meh. Overall a 5.5/10 - GeneralJP

This song is awesome. It's just so catchy. - UltraLunalaX

I used to like this song.
That was before I went through a deep analysis of the lyrics.
God this song is cringy. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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49 Old Town Road - Lil Nas X

Whatever anyone says, this song is a banger for a reason. And the fact that it isn't higher just proves that the neo-Nazis that run this site hate having anything but metal on the top. This song is a 6.5/10. - GeneralJP

I dislike modern music, but this one is quite good to be honest! - Johnalove

This song is garbage

Good! But is overrated. - ArianaMarvelHPVine456

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50 Longshot - Catfish and the Bottlemen

Enjoyable song - oneshot

This song is really good. I enjoy it a lot. - RadioHead03

This is probably going to be high on my own best list at the end of the year. That's how much I like it. - crowdiegal

i LOVE it.

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1. Solway Firth - Slipknot
2. Under Enemy Arms - Trippie Redd
3. Heart In Hand - Opeth
1. Fear Inoculum - Tool
2. Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson
3. Beautiful People - Ed Sheeran
1. Unsainted - Slipknot
2. Mumble Rapper vs. Lyricist - Vin Jay
3. Ricky - Denzel Curry

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