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Hey everybody! Is it still ok to post 2019 lists? Because I just couldn’t – seriously COULD NOT – go a year without a top ten songs list. So even though it is already halfway through January and we should really be looking forward, let’s look back together one more time, because I have a need to talk about music!
In no particular order – because how could I? – and also just one song per artist – can’t have my list be almost exclusively Dreamcatcher and One OK Rock, now can I? – I present to you my top ten favorite songs of 2019!
Also, yes I know it’s Saturday and not Sunday, but I have something special planned for tomorrow, so for once we have a Something Different Sunday on a Saturday 😉
Monsta X – Play It Cool
I still feel pretty sad when thinking about Monsta X and the unfair departure of Wonho, but I remember the spring of 2019 when I discovered this song and how happy it made me feel then and how happy it still makes me feel listening to this now. Just try to listen without singing along or bopping your head, I dare you!
Dreamcatcher – Deja Vu
A girl k-pop band with a horror/dark fantasy concept and rock influences? Be still my beating heart. I only discovered this group in 2019 and though I have many faves, I’m choosing their latest release Deja Vu, because it is hauntingly beautiful and that music video is just so, so gorgeous.
One Ok Rock – Stand Out Fit In
I first discovered One OK Rock in 2017 and fell in love. And then early 2019 they released a new album and I haven’t stopped listening to it since. So many faves on this album, but I’m choosing Stand Out Fit In because it feels like the one I listened to the most.
The Rose – Red
Summer song of 2019, holla! Just like Play It Cool, this song just puts me in the best mood whenever I listen to it.
Stray Kids – Side Effects
Miroh by Stray Kids may be my number one most listened to song in 2019 according to Spotify, but as much as I love Miroh, I love Side Effects just that tad bit more. It’s the dark vibe and the pretty awesome choreo probably. And I now know how to say ‘My head hurts’ in Korean, which you never when this may come in handy.
Sleeping With Sirens – Agree To Disagree
I didn’t know how much I missed Sleeping With Sirens until they had a comeback, and oh man, am I happy they’re back! The entire new album is just so, so good!
Mamamoo – Hip
One of the later entries in this list, since Hip was only released in November but OMG how catchy is this song and how gorgeous are these ladies and why oh why didn’t I discover them any sooner? Low-key in love with Moonbyul.
Woosung – Face
Such a sexy song! Another one of those feel-good songs. (Embarassing fact: I spent days singing along to this song, thinking the vocals sounded familiar, until I realised that Woosung is the lead singer in The Rose…)
Oneus – Valkyrie
This was my winter jam! Such a strong debut, and definitely not the only Oneus song I listened to in 2019.
BTS – Dionysus
Look, I know Boy With Luv is the official BTS song of 2019. Buuut – and don’t kill me for this please – it’s not my favorite BTS song at all. It’s not even my favorite of the album. But Dionysus on the other hand? PURE GOLD. From the lyrics to the swagger to the mythology to the choreo to RM with a thyrsus. GOLD <3