My Top 100 Songs of 2019

Another year another 100 songs that I’ve loved listening to. You might remember last year’s post where I shared my top 100 songs of 2018 (according to Spotify Wrapped). Since I loved looking back on last year’s playlist I thought why not make it an annual thing?

I personally love discovering music, which you’ll know from this year’s music monthly series, and I think it’s really interesting to see what people are actually listening to. Over the few years that I’ve had this blog you’ll probably have gathered an idea of the kind of music I listen to, whether that’s from reading my Journey Through My Music Taste post or listening along to my regular playlists.

But, in my opinion, nothing can really sum up someones music taste better than a playlist of the top 100 songs they’ve listened to that year! So for the second year running I’m going to share my top 100 songs.

My Top 100 Songs of 2019

2018 and 2019 Song Overlaps

There are definitely a couple of overlaps between my 2018 and 2019 playlists. But I guess that just shows how much I love certain songs. The first overlap that I spotted was I’m A Realist by The Cribs. I didn’t even realise that I listened to that song this year that much! Given that it’s one of my all-time favourite songs I suppose it isn’t that much of a surprise though.

Lost in Japan by Shawn Mendes also features on both. I feel like this was a track that I listened to more at the beginning of the year. I’m guessing that I made myself sick of it mid-way through the year though as I definitely wasn’t expecting that to be on my 2019 playlist!

A few of the others that featured on both are mostly from my running playlist which makes a lot of sense. I haven’t updated that a lot since last year so it’s hardly a shock to see them all on this years playlist as well!

The New Entries

Although there were a few overlaps, there are still plenty of new tracks on 2019s playlist too. There’s also a bit of a trend between funk/soul and pop music this year. I’m spying a lot of new groovy tunes in this playlist and I’m here for it!

I think my monthly playlists for 2019 have really influenced the kind of tracks that feature in my end of year playlist. The Isley Brothers’ This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) quickly became a favourite track of mine this year after I included it in my May Motown playlist. So seeing it in my end of year playlist is fab! Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools is another track that I’m so pleased to see made the cut. It’s definitely a bit of a party tune that could be worth adding to your New Years playlist!

Black and white image with 100 in the middle.

Pop-wise I’m loving the fact that the Jonas Brothers have become a part of my regular listens. I’m seeing them live in 2020 so I’ve been doing plenty of listening in preparation for the concert. And another pop favourite has to be Harry Styles’ Lights Up. Despite only being released in October it still managed to make its way into my top 100! I’m actually surprised that more of his new album hasn’t made it because I have to admit it’s been on repeat of the last few weeks.

The main surprise, however, is that there isn’t a single Arctic Monkeys song on the playlist this year! As my all-time favourite band it’s strange to see them not making the cut this year. Instead they seem to have been replaced by Vampire Weekend (…who are on it 5 times this year!). Vampire Weekend were actually my most listened to artist of 2019 so it’s interesting to look back on what my favourite tracks of theirs were.

So there it is, another 100 songs that I’ve loved. Did any of these tracks make it into your top 100? Are any of these tracks or artists new to you? Let me know in the comments!

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*Photography by Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash.

16 Comments

  1. Sophie Wentworth
    December 27, 2019

    I always find unwrapped so interesting. I had a few unexpected ones in mine this year then I realised it was because I was teaching my grandad how to use Spotify over summer so I have a playlist full of his stuff 😂. I loved the comparison between this year and last year, I always have overlaps in mine too x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 6, 2020

      Haha aww that’s so cute! I find it super interesting as well – it’s fun to reflect on the type of music you listened to x

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  2. Jaya Avendel
    December 27, 2019

    I have been meaning to create a playlist of my favorite songs! I am curious if I have a hundred top picks!
    The song I have most enjoyed listening to this year is Dance Monkey. Something about it struck a chord within me, perhaps more so the tune then the actual lyrics. 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 8, 2020

      You should definitely make yourself a playlist of your top songs if you can! It’s so much fun to look back on them at the end of the year x

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  3. Sahara
    December 28, 2019

    My Spotify wrapped is so off it’s hilarious like I listened to a few albums on repeat and then never touched them again and suddenly there they are haha. I’ve never heard of the Isley Brothers’ before or Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools, but I’ll have to give them a listen!

    I love finding new music to listen too as I get bored of the same old songs all the time! I listen to songs until I can no longer take it anymore and then never touch them again hahaha!

    Sahara
    https://www.saharasdreams.com/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 8, 2020

      I definitely had a few rogue ones on there from when I went through a phase of listening to certain artists haha! You should definitely give The Isley Brothers and Aretha’s Chain of Fools a listen 🙂 x

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  4. Sian ryan
    December 28, 2019

    Love this so much!!! You have some really great songs on here, I love when people share their music playlists as i gives you new ideas!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 8, 2020

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! 🙂 x

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  5. Lucy
    December 28, 2019

    A lot of amazing songs on this playlist Faye, a real eclectic mix! I’ve loved both of Mabel’s songs from 2019, I need to listen to Ariana Grande – NASA as I haven’t heard of that one! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 7, 2020

      Glad you like the playlist Lucy! NASA is a great track – defo a favourite of mine from the album x

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  6. Macey @ Brine & Books
    December 29, 2019

    Harry’s latest album is so incredibly good! I have to be honest, I didn’t grow up listening to the Jonas Brothers as much as many of my peers did, so having their new album in my library this year was pretty refreshing x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 8, 2020

      I love his new album – so many great tracks! I actually didn’t listen to the Jonas Brothers that much when I was younger – I just knew them from the Disney Channel. I feel like I’m going through my Jonas Brothers phase now haha! x

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  7. Ash
    December 30, 2019

    Cool by the Jonas Brothers is easily one of my favourite songs of the year too!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 9, 2020

      It’s such a great tune! x

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  8. Chloe
    December 30, 2019

    I browed through your top 100 and we had so many of the same songs! My playlist was full of Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes! My playist is absolutely full of musicals this year though, I think I like listening to them when I’m on public transport aha! This is a great way to look back over the year x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 2, 2020

      Oh cool! They’re on my running playlist so I listen to them all the time haha x

      Reply

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