#Bestof2019 : Top 100 Tracks (100-76)



101-BLACKPINK
Kill This Love
(YG/Interscope)

After the albums of the year, it’s time to look back at the 100 songs that we enjoyed the most during the last twelve months, following the tradition of beginning with the symbolic number 101; one of the year´s guilty pleasure of sorts that also represents the state of mainstream music in 2019. K-Pop quartet BLACKPINK with its infectious, R&B-filled ‘Kill This Love’ is the chosen one this time. It indicates two clear trends in Today´s pop, the fading predominance of the fatigued-looking Anglo-Saxon music industry, with both Asian and Latin American artists taking an increasingly biggest share of the world´s interest in pop.

It is also a symbol of what the latest edition of Primavera Sound festival, with its bold, gender-balanced bill, named “the new normal”, in which the industry is achieving a fairer parity between male and female musicians. In our case, 2019 is the year when female artists almost outnumbered the male ones, with for the first time ever a full Top 10 made of female solo artists or female-fronted bands. In the best albums, the 50/50 parity is also an historical one.

Although not a particularly innovative year, other trends our tracks of 2019 point at are the return or consolidation of both folk-rock and jazz, present behind some of the most creative music released. In the first quarter of our Top 100 tracks of the year recap you’ll find good examples of that jazz and folk-rock “comebacks” plus groundbreaking rising latin artists in surprise collaborations with mainstream superstars; electronica favourites; African idols; dance anthems and a teaser from the next album of the act who most critics have deemed responsible for the album of the decade. Check The Top 100-76 here:

100-JAMES BLAKE FEAT. ROSALÍA
Barefoot In The Park
(Polydor)
99-PUSHA T FEAT. KASH DOLL
Sociopath
(G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
98-DAMON LOCKS BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE
The Colors That You Bring
(International Anthem)
97-SKEPTA
Bullet From A Gun
(Boy Better Know)
96-MOODYMANN
I Think of Saturday
(Self-Released)
95-JAY SOM
Superbike
(Lucky Number)
94-JULIEN BAKER
Tokyo
(Sub Pop)
93-LA CASA AZUL
El Final Del Amor Eterno
(Elefant)
92-DAPHNI FEAT. PARADISE
Sizzling
(Jiaolong)
91-duendita
blue hands (Direct Line To My Creator EP)
(The Vanguard Craft & Creative)
90-DAVE
Black
(Dave/Neighbourhood)
89-SOFI TUKKER
Swing
(Ultra)
88-BAD BUNNY FEAT. DRAKE
MIA
(Rimas Entertainment)
87-DEERHUNTER
Element
(4AD)
86-DANNY BROWN
Dirty Laundry
(Warp)
85-PURE BATHING COUNTRY
All Night
(Infinite Companion)
84-FOUR TET
Dreamer
(Text)
83-DECLAN WELSH AND THE DECADENT WEST
No Fun
(Modern Sky)
82-FLOATING POINTS
LesAlpx
(Pluto/Ninja Tune)
81-SWANS
It's Coming It's Real
(Young God/Mute)
80-BURNA BOY
Anybody
(Atlantic)
79-FRANK OCEAN
DHL
(Blonded)
78-serpentwithfeet FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN
Receipts
(Secretly Canadian/Tri Angle)
77-MAXO KREAM FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION
She Live
(RCA)
76-KRYSTAL KLEAR
Euphoric Dreams
(RB Running Back/Parlophone)

REST OF THE TOP 100:
Top 25-1
Top 50-26
Top 75-51

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