Editors' Notes Here’s the least surprising sentence you’ll read this year: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is Apple Music's biggest song of 2019. Propelled by multiple remixes, the track launched its 20-year-old neophyte star to a record-breaking run and its success opened up new lines of dialogue between the often-insular worlds of country music and hip-hop. But “Old Town Road” wasn’t the only song that Apple Music listeners had on repeat this year: Post Malone and Swae Lee’s Spider-Man cut “Sunflower”, Drake and Meek Mill’s “Going Bad”, Lil Baby and Gunna’s “Drip Too Hard” and Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” round out the top 5 of our chart-based playlist—and that’s just scratching the surface. Relive all of 2019’s biggest musical moments with this exclusive playlist, and if you find something you missed out on this year, go ahead and add it to your library now.

2:37
 
3:00
 
2:25
 
3:27
 
3:33
 
5:12
 
2:43
 
2:58
 
2:29
 
4:20
 
3:09
 
3:21
 
2:53
 
2:00
 
4:28
 
3:48
 
3:03
 
3:49
 
3:14
 
3:17
 
4:48
 
3:25
 
2:46
 
2:34
 
2:59
 
2:09
 
2:38
 
3:03
 
3:20
 
2:22
 
3:16
 
3:12
 
3:35
 
2:11
 
3:10
 
3:23
 
3:58
 
2:54
 
4:03
 
3:34
 
3:30
 
2:32
 
3:14
 
3:23
 
3:59
 
3:50
 
3:09
 
2:22
 
3:32
 
2:37
 
3:33
 
4:13
 
3:10
 
3:28
 
3:02
 
3:23
 
3:20
 
3:12
 
3:41
 
3:13
 
3:01
 
3:13
 
2:28
 
2:30
 
3:39
 
3:14
 
3:15
 
3:13
 
2:49
 
3:34
 
3:51
 
2:51
 
3:25
 
4:00
 
3:37
 
3:20
 
1:54
 
2:37
 
3:21
 
3:53
 
3:10
 
2:50
 
3:20
 
3:30
 
3:12
 
3:29
 
3:52
 
?
2:15
 
3:38
 
3:00
 
3:54
 
3:02
 
2:21
 
2:59
 
3:10
 
3:32
 
3:25
 
3:43
 
3:18
 

Featured Artists