The 50 Best Songs Of 2019 (So Far)


Need something to put on your fall playlist? Here are the best songs 2019 has to offer so far, from pop comebacks to gorgeous ballads and irresistible dancefloor bait.

1)”Morning” by Teyana Taylor ft. Kehlani

The perfect music video doesn’t exi— —Nerisha Penrose

2) “Lose You To Love Me” by Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez’s newest single shows a different side of the singer, a more personal and vulnerable element that we can all relate to. No love is worth losing yourself for, and it’s a liberating feeling when you claw your way out of heartbreak and fall in love with yourself a little more. —Nerisha Penrose

3)”Sue Me” by Wale

“Sue me, I’m rooting for everybody that’s black,” Wale proclaims on this album opener, which proudly celebrates black culture. There’s the Mississippi Mass Choir sample (“I’m Blessed”) faintly playing in the background, and he shouts out fashion label Pyer Moss, founded by Haitian-American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, director Lena Waithe, and Issa Rae, from whom the term “rooting for everybody that’s black” originated. —Nerisha Penrose

4)”Die A Little Bit” by Tinashe ft. Ms. Banks

The world has been sleeping on Tinashe, but with the release of “Die A Little Bit”—the singer’s first single as a freshly independent artist—it’s time you all wake up. It’s a strong comeback for the artist, whose breathy, hushed whisper and sultry productions previously gifted us bops like “2 On” and “Throw a Fit.” But she didn’t go it alone: South London rapper Ms. Banks joins Nashe on her comeback track, as the ladies remind us that life is short and sometimes we just need to “drink, smoke, dance, vibe a little bit.” —Nerisha Penrose

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