Cape Town – What 2019 has taught us is the value of streaming algorithms and how the lines between genres are so blurry that some artists defy them.
From South African stars like Sho Madjozi and Kabza De Small and Nasty C to international breakthroughs like Lizzo and Billie Eilish 2019 was the year of talented performers breaking new ground.
So, to look back at this year in music we've compiled a list of our favourite 19 songs in 2019.
Obviously, there are a lot more songs we could include, but we limited ourselves to this number and have listed them in no particular order for your listening pleasure all in one playlist.
There are also some less well-known artists that have really gotten our attention that we've included to give them some shine.
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1. Clairo – Bags
2. Lizzo – Truth Hurts
3. DJ Maphorisa x Kabza De Small- Amantombazane Featuring Samthing Soweto & MFR Souls
4. Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
5. Kwesta - Khethile Khethile featuring Makwa, Tshego AMG, Thee Legacy
6. Maggie Rogers - Love You A Long Time
7. James Blake - Barefoot In The Park (feat. ROSALÍA)
8. YoungstaCPT - To Live And Die In CA
9. Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
10. Megan Thee Stallion - Hot Girl Summer ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
11. Normani – Motivation
12. Nasty C - SMA (Vol. 1) ft. Rowlene
13. Ariana Grande, Social House – Boyfriend
14. Sho Madjozi – John Cena
15. Jorja Smith - Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy)
16. Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings (Official Video) featuring Lykke Li
17. Caroline Polachek - So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings
18. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
19. Master KG - Jerusalema [Feat. Nomcebo]