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I did a lot of music exploration this year, so I thought it'd be fun to showcase that along with everyone else. This is also my first time doing a year-end list and it's been put together last minute, so I hope it isn't too much of a mess. 

 

Before I start with my countdowns of this year, here’s some of my favorite albums and songs from last year.

 

20 Albums (in alphabetical order)

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Am I A Girl? (Poppy)

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (The 1975)

Caution (Mariah Carey)

Golden Hour (Kacey Musgraves)

A Good Girl (Ralph)

Heart Shaped Bed (Nicole Dollanganger)

Hyperion (St. Lucia)

Isolation (Kali Uchis)

malibu nights (LANY)

New Compassion (Haerts)

Origins (Imagine Dragons)

Phoenix (Rita Ora)

Rainbow Valley (Matt Corby)

Singular Act I (Sabrina Carpenter)

Speak Your Mind (Anne-Marie)

Sugar & Spice - EP (Hatchie)

Super Sunset (Allie X)

Us (Empress Of)

Voicenotes (Charlie Puth)

When My Heart Felt Volcanic (The Aces)

 

10 Songs (in alphabetical order)

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Cherry (Rina Sawayama)

High Horse (Kacey Musgraves)

I Hope You’re Happy (Blue October)

Let Me Down Slowly (Alec Benjamin)

Little Things (Allie X)

Love for Me (Empress Of)

Me and Michael (MGMT)

One Kiss (Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa)

Only Angels Have Wings (Nicole Dollanganger)

Over My Head (Echosmith)

 

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TOP 15

  1. Cyn - Mood Swing
  2. Slaves - Revision
  3. Aly & Aj - Sanctuary
  4. MorMor - Some Place Else
  5. Ruth B. - Maybe I'll Find You Again
  6. Sasha Sloan - Self Portrait
  7. Hope Tala - Sensitive Soul
  8. No Rome - Crying in the Prettiest Places
  9. Lulu Simon - Lulu Simon
  10. bülow - The Contender
  11. Carlie Hanson - Junk
  12. Kitten - Goodbye Honeymoon Phase
  13. Terror Jr - Come Outside and Break Your Heart
  14. No Vacation - Phasing
  15. PVRIS - Hallucinations

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • XYLØ - Pretty Sad
  • flora cash - Press
  • Astrid - Trust Issues
  • girl in red - chapter 2
  • MOSSS - Pale Blue

 

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1. Katy Perry – Never Really Over
2. Maggie Rogers – The Knife
3. Isle Of You – Change of Heart
4. Hatchie – Stay With Me
5. Vera Blue – Like I Remember You

6. Caroline Polachek – Hit Me Where It Hurts
7. LÉON – Pink
8. Roosevelt – Everywhere
9. MorMor – Won’t Let You
10. Bat for Lashes – Peach Sky
11. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
12. MUNA – Pink Light
13. Orchin – My Wish
14. Charli XCX – White Mercedes
15. DIIV – Like Before You Were Born
16. Caroline Polachek – Ocean of Tears
17. MARINA – True
18. Highasakite – Egomaniac
19. Caroline Polachek – Door
20. Charlie Puth – Cheating on You

21. Avril Lavigne – Souvenir
22. Anna of the North – When R U Coming Home
23. Bat for Lashes – Kids In The Dark
24. Jax Jones – This Is Real (with Ella Henderson)
25. Kllo – Back To You
26. Kim Petras – Blow It All
27. Charli XCX – Next Level Charli
28. Alice Chater – Tonight
29. Bat for Lashes – Safe Tonight
30. Post Malone – Circles
31. Caroline Polachek – Pang
32. Isle Of You – Bodyguard
33. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
34. Selena Gomez – Lose You to Love Me
35. Nasty Cherry - WIN
36. Zara Larsson – All the Time
37. Maggie Rogers – Say It
38. Isle Of You – Backseat Ceremony
39. Local Natives – When Am I Gonna Lose You
40. Selena Gomez – Look At Her Now

41. Shura – forever
42. MorMor – Pass the Hours
43. Tame Impala – Borderline
44. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water
45. Lykke Li – sex money feelings die (REMIX) [feat. Lil Baby &SNOWSA]
46. L Devine – Peachy Keen
47. Porches – rangerover
48. Hatchie – Secret
49. Kim Petras – Broken
50. Sigrid – Don’t Feel Like Crying
51. MUNA – Taken
52. Taylor Swift – The Man
53. Caroline Polachek – So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
54. Halsey – Nightmare
55. Katy Perry – Harleys In Hawaii
56. Kaiser Chiefs – Target Market
57. Coleman Hell – Shadows of Your Love
58. Ralph – Gravity
59. Marshmello – Here With Me (feat. CHVRCHES)
60. Cigarettes After Sex – Heavenly

61. Tiffany Young – Magnetic Moon
62. Carly Rae Jepsen – Happy Not Knowing
63. Aly & AJ – Not Ready to Wake up
64. Sigrid – Never Mine
65. Anna of the North – Time To Get Over It
66. James Blake – Can’t Believe the Way We Flow
67. Ellie Goulding – Hate Me (with Juice WRLD)
68. Sofia Reyes – R.I.P. (feat. Rita Ora & Anitta)
69. Shura – religion (u can lay your hands on me)
70. Rebecca Black – Anyway
71. Litany – My Dude
72. James Blake – Barefoot In the Park (feat. ROSALÍA)
73. 5 Seconds of Summer – Easier
74. Field Medic – Henna Tattoo
75. Taylor Swift – Cruel Summer
76. Hibou – Flood
77. Ariana Grande – ghostin
78. MorMor – Outside
79. Sigrid – Strangers
80. Men I Trust – Tailwhip

81. Nilüfer Yanya – Safety Net
82. Wyatt Smith – Trash
83. Conan Gray – The Other Side
84. Taylor Swift – Cornelia Street
85. Kim Petras – All I Do Is Cry
86. Madonna – God Control
87. Zara Larson – Don’t Worry Bout Me
88. Taylor Swift – It’s Nice To Have A Friend
89. Mabel – Put Your Name On It
90. Kaiser Chiefs – Record Collection
91. Clairo – Sofia
92. MUNA – Number One Fan
93. Post Malone – A Thousand Bad Times
94. Lana Del Rey – The Next Best American Record
95. (Sandy) Alex G – Walk Away
96. Ashley Tisdale – Looking Glass
97. Gus Dapperton – Eyes for Ellis
98. blink-182 – No Heart to Speak of
99. Ben Platt – RAIN
100. Carly Rae Jepsen – Automatically In Love

101. Ten Fé – Won’t Happen
102. Alex Cameron – Miami Memory
103. King Princess – Cheap Queen
104. Sam Smith – Dancing with a Stranger (with Normani)
105. Field Medic – Mood Ring Baby
106. Lana Del Rey – **** it I love you
107. Barrie – Darjeeling
108. Clairo – Bags
109. Carly Rae Jepsen – Right Words Wrong Time
110. Cheat Codes – Who’s Got Your Love
111. Ariana Grande – NASA
112. Felix Jaehn – Love on Myself (feat. Calum Scott)
113. Wallows – Just Like a Movie
114. Mark Ronson – Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)
115. Magdalena Bay – Only If You Want It
116. Two Door Cinema Club – Satellite
117. Surfaces – Keep It Gold
118. The Japanese House – You Seemed So Happy
119. Banks – Look What You’re Doing To Me (feat. Francis and the Lights)
120. Ruth B. – Rare
121. Electric Guest – Max It Out
122. Austin Mahone – Why Don’t We
123. Tove Lo – Bad as the Boys (feat. ALMA)
124. Carlie Hanson – WYA
125. Daya – Left Me Yet

126. Charli XCX - February 2017 (feat. Clairo & Yaeji)
127. Avril Lavigne - Goddess
128. SG Lewis - Throwaway (feat. Clairo)
129. Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You
130. Ingrid Michaelson - Missing You
131. Julia Michaels - Hurt Again
132. Dreams We've Had - News From The War
133. Foals - On The Luna
134. Glowie - Body
135. Wallows - Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)
136. Milk & Bone - Peaches
137. Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep?
138. Miley Cyrus - D.R.E.A.M.
139. MAX - Love Me Less (feat. Quinn XCII)
140. 5 Seconds of Summer - Teeth
141. Mabel - Mad Love
142. Hana Vu - Actress
143. Daya - Insomnia
144. Chlöe Howl - In the Middle (Sad Banger)
145. L Devine - Naked Alone
146. Jullian - Buttercup (feat. Sophie Wood)
147. BTS - Dionysus
148. Oso Oso - The View
149. Tove Lo - Glad He's Gone
150. Katy Perry - Small Talk

 

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One Kiss and Little Things on your song list last year :jonny4: Allie, Kali and Mariah for albums :heart2:

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Here's 5 EPs that didn't quite make my list, but I still enjoyed.

 

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XYLØ - Pretty Sad

(pop, alternative r&b)

 

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flora cash - Press

(indie folk)

 

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Astrid S - Trust Issues

(electropop)

 

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girl in red - chapter 2

(indie pop, dream pop)

 

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MOSSS - Pale Blue

(alternative/indie)

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#15 - #11

 

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15. PVRIS - Hallucinations

I’m not very familiar with their music, but Hallucinations was a nice tune when I first heard it. The EP starts off loud and upbeat, but tones down toward the end of the 5 tracks.

Favorites: “Hallucinations”, “Things Are Better

 

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14. No Vacation - Phasing

I came across one of these songs on an Apple Music playlist and was instantly drawn to its sound. The rest of the the tracks follow suit in dreaminess.

Favorites: “Estrangers”, “Days

 

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13. Terror Jr - Come Outside and Break Your Heart

Outside of their album they put out this year, Terror Jr also released this recently. They’re simply fun and upbeat songs that I bopped to.

Favorites: “9 2 5”, “Straight From the Bottle

 

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12. Kitten - Goodbye Honeymoon Phase

The production really reminds me of some songs from the 2000s or something, or maybe it’s the cover art… It’s still a solid EP though!

Favorites: “Memphis”, “Distraction

 

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11. Carlie Hanson - Junk

There’s some cute tracks on here, and I’ve liked two other songs I’ve heard from her. Definitely someone I’m interested in hearing more from.

Favorites: “Back In My Arms”, “WYA

 

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2018: Kacey, Allie and Calvin/Dua in songs :heart2: Little Things in especially good WHEW
For albums... I just got into plenty of these artists this year (LANY, Empress Of, The Aces) St. Lucia was a big discovery for me but I'd say Hyperion is their weakest release. When the Nights is that masterpiece though. :jonny5: AIAG?, Golden Hour, Singular Act I, Sugar & Spice, SUPER SUNSET :clap3: :clap3: :clap3:
2019 EPs: XYLO & Astrid were also in my HMs :gaycat3: Carlie :smitten: Really loved Junk, and her new single Side Effects is also excellence.

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I lowkey hated the Astrid EP, the singles got less good as she released them (Emotion was amazing, TFO was meh) and new songs were dreadful :keir:

Didn't know Terror Jr released an EP, I've listened to most of their stuff but they haven't fully clicked with me :mandown: 

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pretty sad was cute, trust issues :clap3: 
I listened to girl in red but it was just okay for me

I completely missed the terror jr ep. let me remember to listen

goodbye honeymoon phase :jonny: my ep oty 

Carlie had some cute ideas but I only listened like once 

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I've been seeing PVRIS on some lists, maybe I'll check out their music from this year, I think I only know My House from them.

Excited to see the rest of your lists!

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15 hours ago, Remmy said:

2018: Kacey, Allie and Calvin/Dua in songs :heart2: Little Things in especially good WHEW
For albums... I just got into plenty of these artists this year (LANY, Empress Of, The Aces) St. Lucia was a big discovery for me but I'd say Hyperion is their weakest release. When the Nights is that masterpiece though. :jonny5: AIAG?, Golden Hour, Singular Act I, Sugar & Spice, SUPER SUNSET :clap3: :clap3: :clap3:
2019 EPs: XYLO & Astrid were also in my HMs :gaycat3: Carlie :smitten: Really loved Junk, and her new single Side Effects is also excellence.

your taste is jumping ouT. guess i'll have to check out St. Lucia's earlier albums soon if you're praising it like that :alexz3: but yesss, Side Effects is a cute song :jamming:

 

11 hours ago, K$Ellie said:

I lowkey hated the Astrid EP, the singles got less good as she released them (Emotion was amazing, TFO was meh) and new songs were dreadful :keir:

Didn't know Terror Jr released an EP, I've listened to most of their stuff but they haven't fully clicked with me :mandown: 

ddd, not you dragging Astrid's EP like that :mandown: Emotion is def my favorite from it, but i thought the rest was decent. as for Terror Jr, i've only listened to their work from this year, but it was enough for me :gaycat3: 

 

11 hours ago, Moonlightbae said:

Trust Issues was pretty great :clap3:idk the rest 

agreed! it's cute, and i preferred it over her other EP she released after this one tbh.

 

8 hours ago, Tsareena said:

pretty sad was cute, trust issues :clap3: 
I listened to girl in red but it was just okay for me

I completely missed the terror jr ep. let me remember to listen

goodbye honeymoon phase :jonny: my ep oty 

Carlie had some cute ideas but I only listened like once 

you turned my sights onto kitten tbh! "Secrets" was on your 'best of' last year and i enjoyed it so much. your taste >>> :heart2:

 

4 hours ago, Sempiternal said:

Pvris :D

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1 hour ago, potent said:

I've been seeing PVRIS on some lists, maybe I'll check out their music from this year, I think I only know My House from them.

Excited to see the rest of your lists!

yeah, give them a listen if you have time! :katie2:i believe they only released that EP this year, but i def need to listen to their earlier work.

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10. bülow - The Contender

bülow also released an album this year, but I haven’t really gone back to it as I’m sure I will with this.

Favorites: “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Puppy Love

 

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9. Lulu Simon - Lulu Simon

An EP full of really synth heavy and upbeat tracks. Can’t go wrong with that.

Favorites: “I Wanna Break Ur Heart”, “Wasted”

 

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8. No Rome - Crying in the Prettiest Places

I started keeping tabs on him last year after I heard his collab with the 1975. His music is just really chill and easy to listen to.

Favorites: “Rimbaud, Come and Sit For a While”, “All Up In My Head”

 

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7. Hope Tala - Sensitive Soul

One of my favorite discoveries of an artist I had never heard of. I only liked half of the songs, but the one’s I did are soooo good.

Favorites: “D.T.M”, “Lovestained”, “Sunburn”

 

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6. Sasha Sloan - Self Portrait

I was pretty split on the songs released prior to the whole thing, but the rest of the tracks redeemed it for me.

Favorites: “Keep On”, “Too Sad To Cry”

 

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5. Ruth B. - Maybe I'll Find You Again

These songs are real cute and her voice is just so smooth.

Favorites: “Don’t Disappoint Me”, “Rare”

 

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4. MorMor - Some Place Else

He's growing to be a favorite artist of mine and this EP helped cement that. I’m really hoping he plans to put out an album next year. You should give him some streams in the meantime. 

Favorites: “Outside”, “Pass the Hours”

 

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3. Aly & Aj - Sanctuary

Their two EPs have been nothing short of amazing and I’m also prepared for their full length album next year.

Favorites: “Church”, “Not Ready to Wake Up”

 

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2. Slaves - Revision

I just found out that this was an acoustic re-recording of some of this band’s popular tracks, with only 2 new songs. But I enjoyed it considerably for me not to include it. 

Favorites: “The Pact”, “Down for the Ride”

 

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1. CYN - Mood Swing

I’m glad Katy gave her some exposure and signed her to her flop label. I’m a sucker for slower songs and “I’ll Still Have Me” was certainly one of my favorite releases last year. 

Favorites: “I’ll Still Have Me”, “Never-ending summer”, "Angel"

 

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I liked Only With You and a few other songs by CYN (I think one was sent in ASC :-*) but I have't checked out the EP :keir:

Church is cute but it didn't get me to stan :gaycat4:

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Trust Issues was cute but I expected better from her :'( I guess that's why it's among the HMs. her previous EP >>>

 

Junk was cute! Loved WYA

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I enjoyed Carlie's 'Junk' :giraffe:

I hope she delivers more songs like Back In My Arms it's soo good :jonny4:

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I rarely do this but I downloaded some Sasha Sloan music, added it to my library and then completely ignored all of it :rip: Self Portrait wasn't on my list though. Maybe I'll get to all her stuff next year :keir: Sanctuary :worship2::worship2::worship2: Another piece of perfection from them!

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damn I did not listen to EPs this year at all :deadbanana:really need to check out Aly & Aj

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On 12/20/2019 at 7:24 AM, K$Ellie said:

I liked Only With You and a few other songs by CYN (I think one was sent in ASC :-*) but I have't checked out the EP :keir:

Church is cute but it didn't get me to stan :gaycat4:

it might have been Believer that was sent :-* the EP is worth a listen!

 

On 12/20/2019 at 9:19 AM, Mark Rih said:

Trust Issues was cute but I expected better from her :'( I guess that's why it's among the HMs. her previous EP >>>

 

Junk was cute! Loved WYA

ooh, i haven't listened to her previous EP. must be good if you preferred it! and yesss, WYA is a bop 

 

On 12/20/2019 at 1:35 PM, kelly-clarkson said:

I enjoyed Carlie's 'Junk' :giraffe:

I hope she delivers more songs like Back In My Arms it's soo good :jonny4:

Back In My Arms getting the praise it deserves :jonny:

 

On 12/20/2019 at 6:53 PM, Remmy said:

I rarely do this but I downloaded some Sasha Sloan music, added it to my library and then completely ignored all of it :rip: Self Portrait wasn't on my list though. Maybe I'll get to all her stuff next year :keir: Sanctuary :worship2::worship2::worship2: Another piece of perfection from them!

nnn, you really paid her dust like that? :deadbanana:the sisters are 2 for 2 with their EPs, huh :clap3:

 

On 12/20/2019 at 7:50 PM, Navyofbadgals said:

damn I did not listen to EPs this year at all :deadbanana:really need to check out Aly & Aj

i'm surprised that you didn't get around to their EP at least :mandown: 

 

On 12/21/2019 at 11:24 PM, Sempiternal said:

Aly & AJ :D

they're great :heart2:

 

 

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Sorry for the massive dump :rip: i'm falling behind and need to pump out these songs + albums :deadbanana:

 

Songs #150 - #126

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150. Katy Perry - Small Talk

149. Tove Lo - Glad He's Gone

148. Oso Oso - The View

147. BTS - Dionysus

146. Jullian - Buttercup (feat. Sophie Wood)

145. L Devine - Naked Alone

144. Chlöe Howl - In the Middle (Sad Banger)

143. Daya - Insomnia

142. Hana Vu - Actress

141. Mabel - Mad Love

140. 5 Seconds of Summer - Teeth

139. MAX - Love Me Less (feat. Quinn XCII)

138. Miley Cyrus - D.R.E.A.M.

137. Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep?

136. Milk & Bone - Peaches

135. Wallows - Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)

134. Glowie - Body

133. Foals - On The Luna

132. Dreams We've Had - News From The War

131. Julia Michaels - Hurt Again

130. Ingrid Michaelson - Missing You

129. Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You

128. SG Lewis - Throwaway (feat. Clairo)

127. Avril Lavigne - Goddess

126. Charli XCX - February 2017 (feat. Clairo & Yaeji)

 

Songs #125 - #101

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125. Daya – Left Me Yet

124. Carlie Hanson – WYA

123. Tove Lo – Bad as the Boys (feat. ALMA)

122. Austin Mahone – Why Don’t We

121. Electric Guest – Max It Out

120. Ruth B. – Rare

119. Banks – Look What You’re Doing To Me (feat. Francis and the Lights)

118. The Japanese House – You Seemed So Happy

117. Surfaces – Keep It Gold

116. Two Door Cinema Club – Satellite

115. Magdalena Bay – Only If You Want It

114. Mark Ronson – Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)

113. Wallows – Just Like a Movie

112. Felix Jaehn – Love on Myself (feat. Calum Scott)

111. Ariana Grande – NASA

110. Cheat Codes – Who’s Got Your Love

109. Carly Rae Jepsen – Right Words Wrong Time

108. Clairo – Bags

107. Barrie – Darjeeling

106. Lana Del Rey – **** it I love you

105. Field Medic – Mood Ring Baby

104. Sam Smith – Dancing with a Stranger (with Normani)

103. King Princess – Cheap Queen

102. Alex Cameron – Miami Memory

101. Ten Fé – Won’t Happen

 

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Small Talk is great and the video is so cute :heart2:

Insomnia is one Daya's best songs :jonny6:

Nice to see Ruth B. on your list :party:

I didn't get into her new songs but her debut album it's spectacular :jonny2:

Mad Love is that bop :katie2:

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If I can't have you, HDYS? & Dancing with a stranger should've made it into the top 100... they are great songs :emofish:

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150. Katy Perry - Small Talk

149. Tove Lo - Glad He's Gone

131. Julia Michaels - Hurt Again

130. Ingrid Michaelson - Missing You

127. Avril Lavigne - Goddess

116. Two Door Cinema Club – Satellite

106. Lana Del Rey – **** it I love you

 

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Small Talk starting off the list :gaycat3: But #150 is not a bad spot for it! Glad He's Gone, HDYS?, On the Luna, WYA and NASA being this low oh wow, oh wow... :weeps: Insomnia, Teeth, D.R.E.A.M., Left Me Yet, Bad As the Boys, Satellite, Right Words Wrong Time, DWAS, Cheap Queen :clap3:

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