Editors’ Notes The conversation around music has never been as expansive and exciting as it has been in 2019. Pop resembled R&B and rap resembled pop, while Latin music became much, much bigger than Latin America: Artists weren’t dismantling conventions and boundaries this year so much as they were completely ignoring them, conjuring vital new sounds in the process. Billie Eilish made us simultaneously reconsider the definitions of pop and alternative, and Lil Nas X rode his horse down “Old Town Road” all the way to the top of the charts. OASIS brought together J Balvin and Bad Bunny, while Ed Sheeran pitched an enormous tent for No.6 Collaborations Project, inviting everyone from Cardi B to Chris Stapleton, H.E.R. to Eminem to Travis Scott and Justin Bieber, with whom he recorded the dancehall-influenced smash “I Don’t Care.” And women didn’t just run hip-hop in 2019 (see: the splendor of Megan Thee Stallion and “Hot Girl Summer”), but they took over Nashville too, with artists like Maren Morris enjoying even-bigger-breakthroughs. Relive all of these moments and movements—across all genres and with artists from around the world—through this exclusive playlist of our picks for best of the year. Spot your favorites, and discover your future favorites—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

SONG
ALBUM
Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]
2:37
 
Truth Hurts
2:53
 
Going Bad (feat. Drake)
3:00
 
HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
2:55
 
Lose You to Love Me
3:26
 
Circles
3:35
 
3:01
 
Suge
2:43
 
The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)
3:20
 
7 rings
2:58
 
Lover
3:41
 
Talk
3:17
 
Envy Me
2:00
 
Playing Games
2:23
 
Cellophane
3:24
 
Motivation
3:13
 
Pure Water
3:14
 
MIDDLE CHILD
3:33
 
a lot
4:48
 
Money In The Grave (feat. Rick Ross)
3:25
 
3:10
 
Con Calma (feat. Snow)
3:12
 
Harmony Hall
5:08
 
Yo x Ti, Tu x Mí
3:21
 
Toast
3:11
 
3:39
 
3 Nights
2:57
 
Someone You Loved
3:02
 
Never Really Over
3:43
 
All Day and Night (Jax Jones & Martin Solveig Present Europa)
2:49
 
You Little Beauty
3:26
 
Dancing with a Stranger
2:51
 
Hot Girl Summer (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
3:19
 
I Want You Around
3:32
 
The greatest
5:00
 
Not (Edit)
3:52
 
6:18
 
3:36
 
The Barrel
4:59
 
Turn to Hate
4:56
 
Beautiful Crazy
3:13
 
God's Country
3:25
 
4:10
 
Rainbow
3:34
 
It Might Be Time
4:33
 
EARFQUAKE
3:10
 
Almeda
3:56
 
Starry Night (Edit)
3:53
 
Bags
4:20
 
2:26
 
We Fell in Love in October
3:04
 
4:10
 
LA CANCIÓN
4:02
 
China (feat. J Balvin & Ozuna)
5:01
 
Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)
3:49
 
Piece Of Your Heart
2:32
 
Ready to Let Go
3:07
 
3:34
 
Might Be Right
3:57
 
Good Things Fall Apart
3:36
 
Dance Monkey
3:29
 
If the World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels)
3:28
 
Ransom
2:11
 
My Type
ICY
2:06
 
3:05
 
Baila Baila Baila (feat. Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko & Anuel AA) [Remix]
3:55
 
Look Back at It
2:59
 
Racks in the Middle (feat. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy)
3:53
 
Act Up
2:38
 
Pop Out (feat. Lil Tjay)
2:46
 
Shea Butter Baby
3:31
 
Timewave Zero
5:20
 
You Can't Steal My Joy
4:49
 
Last Bloom
5:53
 
Lahaina Noon
6:15
 
Day 7: Ascent
5:24
 
Vossi Bop
3:16
 
Down Bad (feat. JID, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy)
2:49
 
Killin Dem
3:40
 
Juicy
3:20
 
Otro Trago (feat. Darell & Nicky Jam) [feat. Darell & Nicky Jam]
4:47
 
4:26
 
Soy el Diablo (Remix)
3:13
 
Girl Goin' Nowhere
3:25
 
Redesigning Women
2:54
 
Seventeen
4:25
 
homecoming queen?
2:47
 
All Your'n
3:38
 
3:08
 
DEUTSCHLAND
5:23
 
Kiss the Go-Goat
3:15
 
Pneuma
11:53
 
Crack the Sky
3:50
 
2:41
 
Hikoutei
4:21
 
Love and Run
3:11
 
Витаминка
2:55
 
Calipso (feat. Sfera Ebbasta, Mahmood & Fabri Fibra)
3:10
 
cold/mess
4:41
 

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