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Top 10 Best and Most Popular Hit Songs of 2019

Updated on January 31, 2020
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Top 10 Best and Most Popular Hit Songs of 2019
Top 10 Best and Most Popular Hit Songs of 2019

Top 10 Best and Most Popular Hit Songs of 2019

2019 is surely one of the best years full of great music and refreshing genres. New talented artists are also breaking through the surface and continue to surprise us with new incredible new songs. Here's the list of ten of the best and the most popular hit songs that were released in 2019.

BlackPink - Kill this Love
BlackPink - Kill this Love

Let's kill this love!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Rum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum

Let's kill this love!

Rum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum

— Blackpink (Kill This Love)

10. "Kill this Love" by Blackpink

Artist: Blackpink

Release date: ‎April 4, 2019

Album: Kill This Love

Genre: K-Pop, Electro-pop

BlackPink is one of South Korea's most popular K-pop acts with millions of fans all over the world. In 2019, they've released one of their best hits yet, "Kill this Love" it is a powerful track about breaking away from toxic love. It is about finding the courage to get out of a relationship that only brings you pain and suffering.

The song bagged the top spot for US World Digital Song Sales Chart and charted number one in Malaysia, number two in South Korea, and within the top ten in eight countries, making it the best charting song of a South Korean girl group in the United States and the United Kingdom. The official music video for this song even broke the record for the most views within 24 hours on its release day with 56.7 million views in total. The music video now has 721 million views on Youtube.

It’s so great & exciting back with ‘Kill This Love’ 9 months after Ddu-Du Ddu-Du. We prepared our best for this album so please look forward to it a lot. The choreography to this is addicting.”

— Lisa of Blackpink
Selena Gomez - Lose You to Love Me
Selena Gomez - Lose You to Love Me

We'd always go into it blindly

I needed to lose you to find me

This dance, it was killing me softly

I needed to hate you to love me, yeah."

— Selena Gomez (Lose You to Love Me)

9. "Lose You to Love Me" by Selena Gomez

Artist: Selena Gomez

Release date: October 23, 2019

Album: Rare

Genre: Pop

"Lose You to Love Me" is a heart-wrenching song by one of today's biggest young artists, Selena Gomez. It is about the heartaches and pain from a toxic relationship and finally choosing yourself. It makes us realize that it is okay to let go of the things that are keeping us from loving our self and being truly happy.

This song is one of 2019's most successful hits, peaking at the top of the Billboard 100 and number one in Canada and Ireland. It is also peaked within the top ten in 30 countries. The official music video for "Lose You to Love Me" has now garnered almost 200 million views on Youtube.

This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album. I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself."

— Selena Gomez
BTS ft. Halsey - Boy With Luv
BTS ft. Halsey - Boy With Luv

Oh my, my, my (uh) oh my, my, my

I've waited all my life

Ne jeonbureul hamkkehago sipeo

Oh my, my, my (yeah), oh my, my, my

Looking for something right

Ije jogeumeun na algesseo

— BTS ft. Halsey (Boy With Luv)

8. "Boy With Luv" by BTS ft. Halsey

Artist: BTS ft. Halsey

Release date: April 12, 2019

Album: Map of the Soul: Persona

Genre: K-Pop, Bubblegum pop

From BTS, one of the hottest K-Pop boy groups in the world today is one of this years hit songs, "Boy With Love." It is a Korean song about falling in love with someone and wanting to know things about them. It's a light and happy dance song that will make you move your feet.

This song peaked number one not just in Korea but also in Hungary, Malaysia, and Mexico. It also charted within the top ten in twelve other countries, debuting at number eight in Billboard Hot 100. The song's music video has even made history as the most viewed online music video in 24 hours with 74.6 million views on its first day of release. The official music video of "Boy With Luv" now has 679 million views on Youtube.

I think we both have this conceptual thing that we really like to do so it can be cool to find some kind of like bridge, like that you know it’s really great for their mo and my ma that it kind of like signify the whole thing together."

— Halsey talking about her collaboration with BTS
Maroon 5 -Memories
Maroon 5 -Memories

Toast to the ones here today

Toast to the ones that we lost on the way

'Cause the drinks bring back

all the memories

And the memories bring back,

memories bring back you

— Maroon 5 (Memories)

7. "Memories" by Maroon 5

Artist: Maroon 5

Release date: ‎‎September 20, 2019

Genre: Pop

Maroon 5 is one of the biggest bands on the planet and this year, they've served us with another hit song titled "Memories." It is about reminiscing our past, things that have happened to us and people that were a part of our lives and have lost along the way. It is a beautiful nostalgic song that will make you remember the happiness and even the pain of our memories with the people that matter to us.

"Memories" has peaked number one in six countries and charted within the top ten in 36 countries. The official music video for this track now has 355 million views on Youtube.

This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss. In other words, this song is for all of us."

— Adam Levine
Taylor Swift - ME!
Taylor Swift - ME!

But one of these things is not like the others

Like a rainbow with all of the colors

Baby doll, when it comes to a lover

I promise that you'll never find another like

Me-e-e, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

I'm the only one of me

Baby, that's the fun of me."

— Taylor Swift (ME!)

6. "Me!" by Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco

Artist: Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie

Release date: ‎April 26, 2019

Album: Lover

Genre: Bubblegum pop

Almost two years after the release of her well-talked about album 'Reputation', Taylor Swift released "Me!" as the lead single for her new album 'Lover.' This song has a completely different mood from her previous album. It is more cheerful and positive, sharing the importance of self-worth and confidence even in relationships.

This song instantly became a hit and peaked number one in seven countries and charted within the top ten in 34 countries, and won three awards out of eight nominations in 2019. The official music video for "Me!" has now garnered almost 300 million views on Youtube.

‘ME!’ is a song about embracing your individuality and really celebrating it, and owning it. I think that with a pop song, we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people’s heads, and I want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves."

— Taylor Swift in Good Morning America
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
Lil Nas X - Old Town Road

Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road

I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more

I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road

I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more

— Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road)

5. "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Artist: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Release date: ‎‎December 3, 2018

Album: 7

Genre: Country-rap, pop

"Old Town Road" is a fun track that surprisingly combines two different genres of country and rap. This song is by a new talented young American rapper named Lil Nas X, who first released the song independently in 2018. He then went on to record a remix version with country icon, Billy Ray Cyrus. This song is a fun catchy track that has a modern cowboy vibe.

Both the original and the remix charted number one in Billboard Hot 100 for a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks. It even won eight out of 29 award nominations in 2019. The song became a worldwide hit, peaking at number one in 17 countries. The official music video for "Old Town Road (Remix)" now has more than 425 million on Youtube.

I changed the meaning of it later on down the road from a runaways type of story to Old Town Road being a symbol for a path of success, where you’re just staying on it. The horse, me not having too much to work with, but getting to where you’re trying to go.

— Lil Nas X (Old Town Road)
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy

So you're a tough guy

Like it really rough guy

Just can't get enough guy

Chest always so puffed guy

I'm that bad type

Make your mama sad type

Make your girlfriend mad tight

Might seduce your dad type

I'm the bad guy, duh

— Billie Eilish (Bad Guy)

4. "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish

Artist: Billie Eilish

Release date: March 29, 2019

Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Genre: Pop-trap, dance-pop

Billie Eilish may be one of the youngest in today's music industry but she is totally one of the most talked-about in 2019. She brings a different vibe in her songs that she mostly writes with her fellow musician bother. One of her biggest hits to-date is "Bad Guy." It is described as a "pop-trap", "nu-goth pop", and dance-pop, which is a song about someone being different from what they are claiming to be.

This song was hailed Best Song and Record of the year. It has topped the charts of 17 countries and withing the top ten of 38 countries. The official music video for this song now has more than 733 million views on Youtube.

It’s basically making fun of everyone and their personas of themselves. Even mine. The initial idea for the song is, like, people who have to tell everybody that they are a certain way all the time? They’re not that certain way.

— Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
Ariana Grande - 7 Rings

My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossin'

Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin'

You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it

I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (yeah)."

— Ariana Grande (7 rings)

3. "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande

Artist: Ariana Grande

Release date: ‎January 18, 2019

Album: Thank U, Next

Genre: Pop, R&B, Hip-hop

Ariana Grande's latest album "Thank U, Next" was full of absolute bops and this song has proven that she is one of the biggest and brightest stars of 2019. "7 Rings" is the second single of this album. It is about women empowerment and showing that girls can also be the boss in charge.

This song was highly successful, peaking at number one in 24 countries and even became her longest chart runner Billboard Hot 100, spending 8 non-consecutive weeks at number one. The official music video for this song already garnered over 677 million views on Youtube.

seven rings is jus like ..... a flex. friendship anthem. how the homies WANT u to feel."

— Ariana Grande on Twitter
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber - I Don't Care

'Cause I don't care when

I'm with my baby, yeah

All the bad things disappear

And you're making me feel like

maybe I am somebody

I can deal with the bad nights

When I'm with my baby, yeah

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh."

— Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber (I Don't Care)

2. "I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber

Artist: Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber

Release date: ‎May 10, 2019

Album: No.6 Collaborations Project

Genre: Pop

Ed Sheeran released the song "I Don't Care" with another famous and talented artist Justin Bieber as a part of his latest album "No.6 Collaborations Project" which features different guest artists for each track. This, in particular, is a fun upbeat song about not fitting in and feeling lonely in a party but not caring as long as they are with their significant other.

"I Don't Care" has peaked number one in 28 countries around the globe and even broke Spotify's single-day streaming record by debuting with 10.977 million daily global streams. The official music video for this track already has 339 million views on Youtube.

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - Señorita
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - Señorita

I love it when you call me señorita

I wish I could pretend I didn't need ya

But every touch is ooh la la la

It's true, la la la

Ooh, I should be running

Ooh, you keep me coming for you

— Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello (Señorita)

1. "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello

Artist: Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello

Release date: ‎June 21, 2019

Album: Shawn Mendes

Genre: Latin pop

"Señorita" is definitely the ultimate collaboration of 2019. This song the second collaboration by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello, two of the biggest young singers today. It is a love song with a fresh Latin sound that follows two people's feelings for each other.

This has reached the top of US Billboard Hot 100 and also charted number one in 40 countries. It also won six out of seventeen award nominations including Best Collaboration of the Year, International Song of the Year and Grammy Awards Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The official music video for this song now has more than 896 million views on Youtube.

I love Spanish-sounding guitar, so I had this riff and then a rough idea of chorus came out. Immediately I called Shawn and I was like, ‘I started this thing, you have to help me finish it.

— Andrew Watt (One of the composers of Señorita)

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