2019 has given us so much: Baby Yoda, many Spongebob memes, and a lot of great freaking music. Although millennials come from varying backgrounds and interests, we’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of the most popular songs for millennials from the year. 

 

  1. Don’t Leave Me Lonely by Mark Ronson and Yebba

This upbeat tune with the legendary Mark Ronson features beautiful vocals by emerging artist Yebba. Definitely one that speaks to any millennial in a relationship who doesn’t want to be left alone. 

 

  1. 7 Rings by Ariana Grande

Anything by Ariana Grande is bound to be loved by the typical millennial. Her voice is excellent and her songs are catchy. “7 Rings” is one of her biggest hits from 2019 that samples the melody of the Sound of Music’s “Favorite Things.” 

 

  1. Shea Butter Baby by Ari Lennox feat. J.Cole

A phenomenal song that was featured in the movie Creed II. Sultry and funky, what’s not to love?  

 

  1. Sunflower Vol 6 by Harry Styles

Harry Styles is being taled about everywhere by millennials. This tune is one of his best and most popular of the year. 

 

  1. Circles by Post Malone

This one is a bright, pop song, that has a optimistic sound. 

 

  1. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish is one of the most beloved musicians of 2019. Her song “Bad Guy” is one of the biggest of the year behind Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” Although she is a zennial, she seems to be very popular for millennials who value her talent. 

 

  1. Panini by Lil Nas X

After releasing “Old Town Road,” “Panini” was highly anticipated and doesn’t disappoint. For those who want to listen to an in-artist, Lil Nas X is it.  

 

  1. Liar by Camila Cabelo 

Everyone, millennial or not has been made out as a liar. Camila Cablo helps us work through it in 2019. 

 

  1. Only Human by The Jonas Brothers

This song is really fun and ideal for the millennial listener. Most millennials grew up listening to The Jonas Brothers. Their sound has grown up just as they have and their new hits are very successful as their sound has evolved to the funky style heard in “Only Human.”

 

  1. Doin Time by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s cover of Sublimes Summertime is addictive to listen to. Her voice totally transforms the vibe of the original and brings millennials back to the 90s.’ 

 

  1. break up with your boyfriend, I’m bored by Ariana Grande

She did it again. Another hit by Ariana Grande is sure to make the millennial 2019 playlist complete. 

 

  1. Imagine by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has released more hits in this decade than any other artist. Her song “Imagine” is one that exemplifies her musicianship most eloquently as she shows off her wide and intense vocal range. “Imagine” is a song representative of all we can hope for in the year to come. 

 

  1. Talk by Khalid feat. Disclosure

Millennials seem to love Khalid. His song “Talk” encapsulates more of what is successful about his sound. 

 

  1. Fear Inoculum by TOOL

After a 13-year long hiatus since their last album, Tool’s new album and song of the same name have stirred much conversation in 2019 amongst people of all ages, but particularly, they are famous once again with the young generation of millennials. The song “Fear Inoculum” exceeds every expectation we could desire from Tool – complex and transcending making it a must listen for those who want to listen to unconventional, ingenious, musicianship. 

 

  1. Shot Clock by Ella Mai

Ella Mai delivers the R&B vibes that every millennial needs on their 2019 playlist. This song features astounding vocals that narrate a woman giving her man a limited timeframe to make a commitment to her. 

 

  1. Ready to Let Go by Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant is an experience to say the least. Lead singer Matt Shultz is wild and entertaining to watch and he and the band have really found what works for their sound over the years. “Ready to Let Go” brings more of what we love about Cage into 2019. 

 

  1. Borderline by Tame Impala

“Borderline” has been really anticipated by fans of Tame Impala for quite some time. It is their first single since their last album, Currents, and it does not disappoint. This song like the other songs that have gained much love from their fans, transcends the listener and uses music to allow people to escape. 

 

  1. Giant by Calvin Harris and Rag’n’ Bone Man

For all those EDM millennials out there, this is the 2019 anthem for you. Jazzy, electronic, and soulful sound is intoxicating in this track. 

 

  1. Graveyard by Halsey

Halsey grabbed many music lovers’ attention last year and she continues to astound. “Graveyard” highlights Halsey’s voice and depicts a girl who is loyal to a fault to her lover. This tune is great for millennials who like alternative pop sound. 

 

  1. Good as Hell by Lizzo feat. Ariana Grande

“Good as Hell” is the 2019 anthem and is extremely iconic. Although it was not released in 2016, it didn’t obtain its immense popularity until this year. It basically encourages self-love for the listener and invites them to toss their hair and feel good as hell. For the decade and for the year, “Good as Hell” motivates us for an optimistic 2020. 

 

Erika Dagri

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