The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. As conceptualized from the outset , TWIP is hyper-focused on the upper reaches of the charts — particularly the Billboard charts, but also Spotify or YouTube or what have you. Besides, those three acts in particular all got plenty of well-deserved love in our general lists. I am including a couple rap songs that surged to the Hot top 10 and a sprinkling of select K-pop and country and urbano hits. This list is by no means exhaustive where those genres are concerned; their representation here is proportionate to how often I cover them in this space. Humans break up all the time, and we keep finding compelling new ways to express our grief over it. The gear-shift into the chorus is just devastatingly beautiful. This is what a boy band song should sound like in our modern era.
Songs by Lewis Capaldi, Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish were among the biggest of 2019.
Every summer is only as good as the song that defined it. This year had its work cut out for it. These are the songs—whether we chose them or not—that will be playing in the background of our memories of a specific time and place.
Every summer is only as good as the song that defined it. This year had its work cut out for it. These are the songs—whether we chose them or not—that will be playing in the background of our memories of a specific time and place. As for who reigned supreme? Time will tell. You can listen to the full Songs of Summer playlist on our Spotify, too. That is called art. Released at the beginning of August, the song shot to number 11 on the Billboard charts and even managed to nab an MTV Video Music award, proving that Megan Thee Stallion is not concerned with running out of time. With a doot-doo melody, a jazzy lean, and feather light production, the sweetest song of the summer arrived as July faded. Danielle Haim penned the song for her partner, Ariel Rechtshaid, who co-produced the cut with Vampire Weekend-alum Rostam, following his diagnosis of testicular cancer several years ago.