Arts and Culture

Summer 19 Top Hits

By Sophie Ashley


   Post Malone, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, along with tons of different artists have been flooding the internet with new hit music. Summer 2019 was a season full of new songs to listen to all day long.

   On Sep. 6, Post Malone released a new album called “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” His most recent album was called “Beerbongs and Bentleys” and was released in 2018. In June of 2018, Malone confirmed that he was working on a project. He had been releasing singles from the album including “Sunflower” featuring Swae Lee and “Wow,” building the anticipation. Some of my favorite songs on the album include “Die for Me,” “Circles,” “Saint-Tropez,” “Enemies” and “Goodbyes.” These are some catchy tunes that have reached the top charts since the album’s release.

   Making a comeback after her popular album called “Reputation” in 2017, Taylor Swift also released new music. One of her songs called “ME!” features the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, Brendon Urie. The hit song opened up at number one with 7.94 million streams on the global Spotify charts on its day of release, April 26. Swift released another song on June 14 called “You Need to Calm Down”. She also created a music video for the song, expressing her support of the LGBTQ community in it. The video was nominated for nine different categories of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards and won best video of the year along with best video for good.

   Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello released a song on June 29 called “Señorita.” The popular song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Top 100. It became Mendes’ first song to hit number one and Cabello’s second, after her famous hit, “Havana.”

   Another popular artist to release a new song was Miley Cyrus. On Aug. 16, she came out with a song titled “Slide Away.” On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song placed at number fourteen. The song was written as a response to Cyrus’ breakup with Liam Hemsworth; it is a moving song that is worth the listen.

   The next time you find yourself not knowing what song to listen to or wanting to listen to a new song, give these a chance if you have not already—I can assure you will not be disappointed.