Jake’s Take’s Best of 2019: The Top 40 Songs

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Here are Jake’s Take’s Top 40 Songs of 2019! (Bitmoji property of Jake’s Take)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 

Jake’s Take’s Best of 2019 kicks off right now!

Up first, it is the Top 40 songs. Countless songs were released this year. However, Jake’s Take crafted a master playlist that is currently under the Spotify playlist titled “Jake’s Take’s Top 40 Songs of 2019.”

The songs that I picked out are from a diverse group of artists that range from performers that are just starting to music industry veterans. Several friends of Jake’s Take, including AJ Mitchell, Rence, Tom Wardle, Tristan Cole, and Van Alden, are sprinkled throughout this playlist.

Peter Hollens teamed up with the Cast of The Lion King for an epic cover of “He Lives in You.” You will find the track on my Top 40 songs of 2019. (Video property of Peter Hollens)

2019 marked a massive year for Disney fans as they flocked to theatres to see the live-action adaptions of Disney’s Aladdin and Disney’s The Lion King.  Both films featured original songs that were composed by Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Sir Elton John, Sir Tim Rice, and the songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Also, longtime friend Peter Hollens had the opportunity of a lifetime of reimaging Lebo M’s classic song: “He Lives in You,” with the touring cast of The Lion King. 

There was no way that my Top 40 Songs of 2019 would not be complete without Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Old Town Road (Remix).” (Music video property of Sony Music Entertainment)

Also, there are a few blockbuster collaborations on this list. From Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton’s high octane “BLOW” to Kygo’s reimaging of the late Whitney Houston’s 1991 cover of “Higher Love,” 2019 would go down as an exciting year for collaborations. Finally, this list would not be completed without 2019’s significant hit: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Variety reported that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) that “Old Town Road” is diamond certified as the single sold 10 million units. The song’s official movie that features cameos from Chris Rock, Diplo, and Vince Staples has been viewed nearly 380 million times on YouTube.

In alphabetical order, here are Jake’s Take’s Top 40 Songs of 2019:

  1. Adam Lambert: “Superpower”
  2. AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max: “Slow Dance”
  3. Avril Lavigne: “Warrior”
  4. Beyonce: “Spirit”
  5. Cardi B & Bruno Mars: “Please Me”
  6. Cassadee Pope: “One More Red Light”  
  7. Celine Dion: “Flying On My Own”
  8. Chaka Khan: “Hello Happiness”
  9. The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer: “Who Do You Love”
  10. Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars: “Blow”
  11. Elton John: “Never Too Late”
  12. Fantasia: “Holy Ghost”
  13. The Highwomen: “Redesigning Women”
  14. Hootie & The Blowfish: “Hold On”
  15. Jez Dior: “Cocaine”
  16. Kesha featuring Big Freedia: “Raising Hell”
  17. Khalid & John Mayer: “Outta My Head”
  18. Kygo & Whitney Houston: “Higher Love”
  19. Lana Del Rey: “Doin’ Time”
  20. Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus: “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  21. Mark Ronson & YEBBA: “Don’t Leave Me Lonely”
  22. Mavis Staples: “Brothers and Sisters”
  23. Miley Cyrus: “The Most”
  24. Missy Elliott: “Why I Still Love You”
  25. Naomi Scott: “Speechless”
  26. P!nk: “Hustle”
  27. Peter Hollens & The Cast of The Lion King: “He Lives in You”
  28. Rence: “Darkside”
  29. Sheryl Crow & Chris Stapleton: “Tell Me When It’s Over”
  30. Sigrid: “Sucker Punch”
  31. Taylor Swift & Dixie Chicks: “Soon You’ll Get Better”
  32. Thomas Rhett & Little Big Town: “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time”
  33. Tom Wardle: “Don’t Give Up on Me Just Yet.”
  34. Tori Kelly: “Change Your Mind”
  35. Tristan Cole featuring Shaddie: “Superstition”
  36. Van Alden: “Forever”
  37. Wang Chung: “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” (Orchestra)  
  38. Whenyoung: “Future”
  39. Zac Brown Band: “Someone I Used to Know”
  40. Zedd & Katy Perry: “365”

Did your favorite songs make the cut?

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