I mentioned in my previous post about my 2019 favorites in books, movies, and TV shows that I would write a separate post for my favorite music of 2019…well, here it is!
2019 was a huge year for discovering music for me. I started using Spotify again, and it has allowed me to expand my music interests while continuing to listen to my old faves. Many artists I follow also put out new music this year, so I constantly had new albums and singles to listen to. Since I live at my parents house, it normally takes me at least thirty minutes to get to work or any event, so I typically listened to Spotify at least an hour every day. Plus, I like to have music on when I’m organizing or working on things, so that adds up to a lot of time spent listening to music!
While I did discover music this year that was released before 2019, I only included albums and singles released this year in this post. Many of my playlists did have older songs on repeat, but I wanted to focus more on the music that came out in 2019.
Top 5 Artists
We’re going to do this the easy way-these are the top 5 artists according to my Spotify wrapped list. I didn’t get Spotify Premium until halfway through the year, but this list looked accurate to me!
- Meg Myers
- Melanie Martinez
- Taylor Swift
Most of these are artists that I was already a fan of. I’ve been listening to Halsey, Melanie Martinez, and Taylor Swift for years! I did know and listen to a few of NF’s songs prior to this year, but in 2019, I became addicted to his music. His songs have a lot of sadness and frustration to them, but they also give off a motivated and determined vibe. I could listen to him when I was feeling low or when I felt like I needed to get pumped to get work done. I discovered Meg Myers this year, and I love her as well! She seems so quirky and into nature too, which is always a plus!
There were so many great albums released in 2019. Granted, my list may not seem long, but I’m someone who tends to overplay songs to death. I normally listen to every song on an album on repeat for a few months before moving on to another one, which proved difficult this year when all of the artists I love were releasing new albums.
- The Search – NF
- K-12 – Melanie Martinez
- you ruined new york city for me – FLETCHER
- CHAMPION – Bishop Briggs
- Lover – Taylor Swift
- thank u, next – Ariana Grande
- Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne
- Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey
- Solutions – K. Flay
Essentially, I’m an obsessive Halsey fan. She may not have released an album in 2019, but she definitely continued to release singles and collaborations throughout the year. I also found a few other favorite singles too!
- Nightmare – Halsey
- Die For Me (feat. Future & Halsey) – Post Malone
- Earth – Lil Dicky
- 11 Minutes (with Halsey feat. Travis Barker) – YUNGBLUD
- Hate Me (with Juice WRLD) – Ellie Goulding
- Paid My Dues – NF
- Last Hurrah – Bebe Rexha
- ¿ (feat. Halsey) – Bring Me the Horizon
- Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
- Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish
- Truth Hurts – Lizzo