2019 has been a wicked and historic year for Canadian artists! New Canadian artists have dominated the music charts with great hit songs, which have become part of our favorite songs. Apart from established artists like Lana Del Rey, a new crop of Canadian musical geniuses, like FKA twigs and Charli XCX, are ruling the airwaves and topping billboard charts.
Get ready to be introduced to great music from great emerging artists as well as established household names. Here you will find some of the top songs you couldn’t get enough of, as well as where to find the trending songs of 2019 in Canada. So here are the top hits that made 2019 a truly special year.
Cellophane - FKA twigs
FKA twigs released Cellophane as a way of exorcizing her woes. A prequel to her hit MAGDALENE Cellophane is FKA twigs final absolution. Despite a nasty breakup, with her Hollywood boyfriend, and her discovering a medical condition affecting her uterus, FKA twigs have delivered nothing but a hit in Cellophane, which reflects her dramatic flair of a Shakespearean thespian. If you have suffered a heartbreak, then listening to FKA twigs' Cellophane will help you overcome self-doubt, longing, and regret as you connect to her strong voice while being serenaded by the dreamy piano melody. 2.
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy single is undoubtedly the best work from her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Since the release of her debut album 17-year-old wonder kid, Billie Eilish has received Beatle mania level of attention. Watch out for Billie Eilish as she is set for a meteoric rise in the music industry. 3.
Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere – Chad Brownlee
Coming from a music hiatus and ditching his old record label, MDM Recordings, Chad Brownlee has reinvented himself to become relevant and keep up with the ever-changing fast-paced music industry. As a result of Chad Brownlee’s Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere is one of the top trending songs of 2019 in Canada. Chad Brownlee hit song Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere topped Canadian Country Charts for 20 weeks in a row, hitting number one in April 2019. 4.
The Greatest - Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey’s hit The Greatest paints a civilization teetering towards oblivion as the ultimate disaster looms large. Her musical genius is seen in the way she paints a nostalgic and tactile end times with wry resignation. Lana Del Rey’s soothing voice is complemented well by Jack Antonoff's sour guitar chords and soft keys. The Greatest by Lana Del Rey paints a world that is losing its attention span being distracted from what truly matters, the impending doom. 5.
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
The hit breaks up song Someone You Loved by the UK’s fastest rising singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi hit the number one spot of Billboards 100 for seven consecutive weeks. Critics were proven wrong about the immense talent of Lewis Capaldi when crowds started singing along to the tune at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival. As a reward for spending six months to craft this hit, Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved topped charts not only in the UK but in Canada. 6.
Memories - Maroon 5
Memories was one of the most poignant hits by Maroon 5 in 2019. Memories were a tribute to their late band manager Jordan Feldstein but have since been universally accepted since its message touches anyone with the grief of losing a loved one. Maroon 5’s Memories is their tenth single to make it to the US Top 5 hit list. 7.
Dancing With A Stranger - Sam Smith & Normani
Dancing With A Stranger by Sam Smith & Normani is arguably the most memorable hit of 2019. The hit song topped charts in the US, UK, and Canada, becoming the number one most played track on the radio. Rolling stone recognized Dancing With A Stranger by Sam Smith & Normani as a hallmark of future music standards. 8.
You Need To Calm Down - Taylor Swift
A tribute to the LGBTQ+ community You Need To Calm Down by Taylor Swift is one of her biggest releases this year. The video to You Need To Calm Down won video of the year at the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards. You Need To Calm Down is from her platinum album Lover. 9.
Heaven - Avicii
Heaven came on the heels of Avicii’s final live show. Heaven's video was filmed in Madagascar and was a collaboration between Chris Martin and Avicii. Although Chris Martin recorded vocals to the tune Heaven in 2014, the track was finished in June 2019, making it to Avicii's posthumous album, TIM. 10.
You Don’t Get to Love Me - East Adelaide
You Don’t Get to Love Me by East Adelaide is another country hit to make it to this list. Although the East Adelaide band has split up with one member deciding to move away, their hit song You Don’t Get to Love Me becoming a slam dunk to topping the Front Porch charts.