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  • Bryan's Top 100 of 2019!

    It's that time again

    Until the countdown begins, feel free to vote on what my #1 song of the year will be according to your predictions! ;)
    The Cranberries - Wake Me When It's Over
    Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars - Blow
    Elton John & Taron Egerton - (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again
    Jonas Brothers - Sucker
    Kygo & Whitney Houston - Higher Love
    Lady Antebellum - What If I Never Get Over You
    Rob Thomas - One Less Day (Dying Young)
    Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down
    Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie - ME!
    Tyler Hilton feat. Kate Voegele - When The Night Moves

    The poll is expired.

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  • #2
    I could be way off, but I went with "Higher Love" in the poll.
    Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]


    • #3
      Can't wait!


      • #4
        100. Kacey Musgraves - Rainbow PEAK: #18, 13 weeks
        Kicking off the top 100 is a song from the Grammy winning Album of the Year, "Golden Hour". This inspirational ballad, with lyrics that are easily relateable for optimistic thinking in any adversity, followed 2018's top 10 hit "High Horse" and makes the top 100 for 2019.

        99. Weezer - Take On Me PEAK: #15, 12 weeks
        One of 2018's biggest viral hits was Weezer's fan-inspired cover of Toto's "Africa". Well, little did we know that an entire album of cover songs would follow it! "The Teal Album", as it is commonly called as per their previous "colourful" self-titled albums, included covers of popular songs through the ages, and this A-Ha cover even managed to remake the original music video!

        98. Virginia To Vegas - Just Friends PEAK: #18, 14 weeks
        Virginia To Vegas, the alias of Canadian singer-songwriter Derik John Baker, has been one of the biggest forces on Canadian pop radio this decade. He has had several big hits, most notably 2014's "We Are Stars", which featured Alyssa Reid and made my top 5. This was his biggest hit for me since then, from his newest album "Hartland St."

        97. Austin Mahone - Dancing With Nobody PEAK: #12, 13 weeks
        We've seen former teen heartthrob Austin Mahone grow up through our very eyes over the past few years; now 23, he has continued to release strong material. Two of his songs made the 2019 year-end and this is the first of them.

        96. Eddie Money - Brand New Day PEAK: #17, 14 weeks
        In 2019, sadly the world of classic rock suffered a huge loss as Eddie Money died at age 70. But before his death, he released this new single, looking back to his past, as it sounds right in line with his 70's and 80's classic hits, but also to the future that sadly would never come for him. Ultimately, this, his final single released during his lifetime, was a top 20 hit for me and makes it into my 100 best of the year. R.I.P. Mr. Money. :(

        95. Brendan Murray - If I'm Honest PEAK: #24, 16 weeks
        This young Irish pop star, who got his start singing on the X Factor, has shown promise with this song, which was a moderate chart hit for me in the spring. Hopefully his future material will be just as good!

        94. Carly Rae Jepsen - Party For One PEAK: #1 (4 weeks), 21 weeks
        Two songs from 2018's year-end make return appearances in 2019, and this was the first of them. It's also the first of four appearances from the Canadian pop star on here, tied for the most of any artist. With a video to match, this fun song got the year off to a great start for her - but how high did her other three entries rank?

        93. The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer - Who Do You Love PEAK: #12, 12 weeks
        One of the biggest names in EDM over the past few years has been the duo The Chainsmokers, and they sure know how to pick their collaborators well, playing to their own and their partners' strengths! This song, continuing in the same direction that 5 Seconds Of Summer had been going in on their most recent work, fits seamlessly in both artists' discographies! While this is as high as the Chainsmokers get, 5SOS have one more to come.

        92. Corey Hart - Dreaming Time Again PEAK: #15, 12 weeks
        In the 80's, one of the biggest pop stars to come out of Canada has to be Corey Hart! Now 57, he has continued to record ever since returning to music earlier in the decade. This song, the title track from his latest EP, had a video filmed in Havana with his son, and nostalgia clearly won for me on this one as it was his strongest since his heyday.

        91. Ava Max - So Am I PEAK: #12, 12 weeks
        Late last year, Ava Max broke through with "Sweet But Psycho", and its direct follow-up "So Am I" also makes it into my year-end top 100 this year.
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        • #5
          100. Kacey Musgraves - Rainbow
          94. Carly Rae Jepsen - Party For One
          93. The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer - Who Do You Love
          91. Ava Max - So Am I

          Good way to start your countdown! "Rainbow" and "So Am I" are my faves from the group so far


          • #6
            Good to see Carly. I like the Chainsmokers one too.
            Check out my Top 100 of 2012 Countdown!


            • #7
              This young Irish pop star, who got his start singing on the X Factor
              Technically he was on the Eurovision stage before the X Factor
              Waffles are checked cookies


              • #8
                Ava Max the highlight so far for me here.
                Ste's Personal Chart 2020


                • #9
                  100. Kacey Musgraves - Rainbow

                  Such a beautiful song!


                  • #10
                    I'm a big "So Am I" fan!
                    Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]


                    • #11
                      90. Bush - Bullet Holes PEAK: #20, 14 weeks
                      From "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum", the 90's rock band Bush have continued their winning streak, as I have enjoyed most of their stuff since their reunion at the start of the decade. This was yet another hit for me, reaching my top 20.

                      89. Emeli Sande - Extraordinary Being PEAK: #13, 13 weeks
                      Songs from Marvel movies have generally done well for me as I've been a big fan of both the comics and the movies, but this was the first one from a mainline X-Men movie to make it for me. From "Dark Phoenix", Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande taps into the fantasy world of the X-Men and delivers one of her best to date here.

                      88. Maddie Poppe - Made You Miss PEAK: #14, 14 weeks
                      While the American Idol reboot has generally been a bust, it has a least given us a new talent in Maddie Poppe. This alternative pop stomper grabbed my attention, and gave her a breakthrough on my chart.

                      87. Steve Perry - Sun Shines Gray PEAK: #12, 13 weeks
                      Last year, Steve Perry made his long-awaited comeback with his "Traces" album. While "No Erasin'" was huge for me in 2018, its success spilled over into 2019, as this and one other made my top 100.

                      86. Kiesza - Sweet Love PEAK: #11, 13 weeks
                      Over the past few years, Canadian dance-pop singer Kiesza has had several hits for me. 2019 was no exception as the Calgary-born singer got yet another hit, just narrowly missing my top 10.

                      85. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - For Real PEAK: #18, 15 weeks
                      Tom Petty's death in 2017 has resulted in a lot of reflection on his back catalogue, reminding the fans how great he always was. Such was his strength that even unreleased material like this was top-notch, and worthy of inclusion on the compilation album it was released on, following last year's top 5 hit "Keep A Little Soul".

                      84. Avril Lavigne - Tell Me It's Over PEAK: #7, 15 weeks
                      2019 was the year Avril Lavigne finally released her comeback album, her first in six years. The title track "Head Above Water" was a hit for me last year, and this gave her another top 10 to add to her already impressive tally of hits.

                      83. Westlife - Dynamite PEAK: #11, 16 weeks
                      Hands up - who expected Westlife to have such a strong comeback that THREE of their songs would make my year-end top 100? That's exactly what happened here, as nostalgia for their style of boy bands led to a successful comeback personally. This wasn't quite as successful as the first two singles from the "Spectrum" album, but still managed to explode like dynamite and nearly go top 10!

                      82. Starcrawler - Hollywood Ending PEAK: #12, 13 weeks
                      Many artists have charted for me by word of mouth on message boards, and the Los Angeles alternative rock band Starcrawler is one of them! This song, which ended up on their second album "Devour You", was a massive word of mouth hit, and reached a #12 peak for me - not bad for a relative unknown in the commercial sphere!

                      81. Huey Lewis & the News - Her Love Is Killin' Me PEAK: #15, 13 weeks
                      Can you believe it's been nearly 20 years since Huey Lewis & the News have released an album of original songs? Well, 2019 was the year that they came back, and this one, recalling past triumphs of the band who soundtracked the 80's with their feel good styles, proves that nostalgia wins yet again! Their forthcoming album "Weather" will be released early next year.
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                      • #12
                        "Tell Me It's Over" is beautiful.
                        Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                          "Tell Me It's Over" is beautiful.
                          I really enjoyed that one, as well as Extraordinary Being. Both underrated.


                          • #14
                            80. Louis Tomlinson - Two Of Us PEAK: #11, 13 weeks
                            Until this year, my most overlooked One Direction member has been Louis Tomlinson. However, while three 1D members make my year-end top 100, Louis is the only one to make it in twice! I feel he's finally starting to find his own sound, and songs like this, dedicated to his late mother, taking on a new meaning with the death of his sister as well, show his vulnerabilities well. How high for his #1 hit "Kill My Mind"?

                            79. Pink - Walk Me Home PEAK: #8, 13 weeks
                            Pink is someone that has generally had decent success for me, but never really reached core artist status. Ultimately, I found her latest album "Hurts 2B Human" to be a disappointment, but this lead single was still able to reach my top 10, adding yet another to her impressive tally of hits.

                            78. Hatchie - Without A Blush PEAK: #8, 14 weeks
                            Another word of mouth hit here - Australian singer Hatchie reached my top 10 with this hit that got personal chart attention.

                            77. Jennifer Lopez - Limitless PEAK: #6, 17 weeks
                            Jennifer Lopez has spent most of the 2010's being fairly inconsistent; often one single will hit the top 10 and the next one will fail to chart entirely. This Sia-written song from J-Lo's film "Second Act" was a winner for me though, as it reached my top 10 early in the year.

                            76. Kylie Minogue - New York City PEAK: #13, 15 weeks
                            She's been in the music business for over 30 years, and especially in the past two decades for me, Kylie Minogue has had hit after hit for me. This ode to NYC became yet another big hit for me, peaking at #13.

                            75. Maisie Peters - Stay Young PEAK: #13, 15 weeks
                            One of the youngest singers on here, the 19-year-old British starlet who got her start on Youtube has had a breakthrough year for me. Of her three songs to make my chart, this was the one that did the best.

                            74. Anna Clendening - Anxiety PEAK: #19, 19 weeks
                            Another young star who has achieved fame on Youtube, Anna Clendening had this hit for me, inspired by her real life struggles with anxiety.

                            73. Kelly Clarkson - Never Enough PEAK: #1 (4 weeks), 20 weeks
                            Appearing on 2018's year-end was "never enough" for Kelly Clarkson, as the song that closed 2018 at #1 makes an encore appearance at 2019! Unsurprisingly, she has one more song still to come, which also hit #1 for me.

                            72. New Kids On The Block - Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem) PEAK: #7, 13 weeks
                            After heading last year's all-star collaboration "80's Baby", what else do New Kids On The Block know well aside from the decade that made them stars? Well, how about boy bands? This song, recorded for a 30th anniversary re-release of "Hangin' Tough", namedrops many of their contemporaries and became another top 10 hit for me.

                            71. Bruce Springsteen - Sundown PEAK: #6, 12 weeks
                            It's been a big year for Bruce Springsteen - not once, but twice, he returned to my top 10 this year, for the first time since 2002. From his film "Western Stars", The Boss stays true to his New Jersey roots and delivers yet another classic-sounding tune here. Still one more to come from Bruce!
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                            • #15
                              78. Hatchie - Without A Blush - another YEC feature for Hatchie, great
                              82. Starcrawler - Hollywood Ending - good shout
                              90. Bush - Bullet Holes - still around, I can give this a listen or two
                              Waffles are checked cookies


                              • #16
                                89. Emeli Sande - Extraordinary Being
                                86. Kiesza - Sweet Love
                                84. Avril Lavigne - Tell Me It's Over
                                80. Louis Tomlinson - Two Of Us
                                79. Pink - Walk Me Home
                                77. Jennifer Lopez - Limitless
                                76. Kylie Minogue - New York City
                                73. Kelly Clarkson - Never Enough

                                Yay for those


                                • #17
                                  Love Kelly’s version of Never Enough. NYC is good but I preferred the live performance to how the record ended up sounding.


                                  • #18
                                    Westlife & Kelly Clarkson are highlights for me.
                                    Ste's Personal Chart 2020


                                    • #19
                                      "Walk Me Home" and "Never Enough" are decent ones.
                                      Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]


                                      • #20
                                        70. Laura Marano - Lie To Me PEAK: #13, 17 weeks
                                        Former Disney star Laura Marano has gone the independent route for her latest project, and this song's music video features clips from her movie "The Perfect Date". This is her first of two appearances in the top 100; her other song "Let Me Cry" is a fair bit higher yet.

                                        69. Nina Nesbitt - Love Letter PEAK: #8, 15 weeks
                                        Nina Nesbitt is one artist whose music has really impressed me over the past couple years; this became her second top 10 overall to date, and makes it in at #69 for the year.

                                        68. Zara Larsson - All The Time PEAK: #11, 16 weeks
                                        Zara Larsson is someone I've generally considered to be just ok, but this one really caught my ear more than any of her others to date, and remains my favourite from her so far.

                                        67. Parachute - Young PEAK: #9, 15 weeks
                                        It's been a long time coming, but the Hot AC band Parachute, after a decade of charting minor songs, finally hit the top 10 for the first time with "Young".

                                        66. Toni Cornell - Far Away Places PEAK: #8, 14 weeks
                                        Talent tends to run in families, and this was certainly the case here. The 15-year-old daughter of the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has shown talents of her own here, and if this is any indication, she's got a good career ahead of her!

                                        65. Bruce Springsteen - I'll Stand By You PEAK: #7, 16 weeks
                                        The second of two songs from Bruce Springsteen lands here; he originally wrote it for a Harry Potter movie, but it wasn't released until 2019, when it appeared on the soundtrack to "Blinded By The Light". Definitely a welcome comeback for The Boss!

                                        64. Meghan Trainor - Badass Woman PEAK: #5, 13 weeks
                                        Another movie hit here; this appears on the soundtrack to "The Hustle". Not many people seemed to like this one, but it caught on for me and made my top 5.

                                        63. Kate Voegele - French PEAK: #1 (6 weeks), 6 weeks
                                        The song that closes the year, and the decade, at #1, is by a very familiar name on my chart! This became Kate Voegele's 25th #1 upon its release last month, and has kept her hit streak going to nobody's surprise! As it is still at #1 on my chart, I expect an encore appearance for this in 2020. ;)

                                        62. Ledger - Completely PEAK: #8, 17 weeks
                                        The Christian rock band Skillet have had over a dozen appearances on my chart, but a top 10 as of yet has completely eluded them. However, their drummer Jen Ledger, who shares lead vocals on many of their songs, stepped out solo here, and got something her band has not been able to do to date... and that is, a top 10 hit!

                                        61. Steve Perry - We're Still Here PEAK: #9, 17 weeks
                                        Steve Perry's "Traces" album got two songs into this year's top 100, and this one, which was a moderate adult contemporary hit, gave him another top 10 on my chart.
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                                        • #21
                                          All The Time deserved to do better in the charts.


                                          • #22
                                            60. Mandy Moore - When I Wasn't Watching PEAK: #8, 15 weeks
                                            Now this was an unexpected comeback! After a successful music career in the 90's and 2000's, Mandy Moore has focused on acting for most of the 2010's. But her return to music turned out to be worthwhile as she got her first top 10 hit in 17 years here.

                                            59. Hayley Orrantia - If I Don't PEAK: #9, 17 weeks
                                            This pop-country singer and actress got some word of mouth buzz on personal charts this year, and that helped her reach the top 10 with the first song of hers that I've heard.

                                            58. Paul McCartney - Who Cares PEAK: #7, 17 weeks
                                            "Egypt Station" was my favourite effort from the legendary Sir Paul McCartney in many years, and following last year's two top 10 hits, a third was this year. With a memorable video featuring Emma Stone, this anti-bullying anthem became yet another hit for the Beatles legend.

                                            57. Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart PEAK: #3, 16 weeks
                                            I've overall found Miley Cyrus's output this decade to be very inconsistent, but after her "Younger Now" era redeemed her for me following two disastrous albums, she was only looking upward. Teaming up with Mark Ronson on this one, this returned Miley to my top 10 for the first time in nearly a decade.

                                            56. Qkumba Zoo - Unicorns PEAK: #11, 16 weeks
                                            One of my favourite memes has been "The Child (Inside)" by Qkumba Zoo, an obscure 1996 hit by a South African dance-pop act. In the past few years, the two surviving members Owl and Levannah have reunited and made new music together. This song narrowly missed my top 10, becoming a "nostalgia always wins" moment, proving it even applies to more obscure artists!

                                            55. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now PEAK: #1 (2 weeks), 8 weeks
                                            Over the past few years, I've been enjoying Dua Lipa's music more with every single she's released. Following EDM collaborations with DJ's such as Silk City and Calvin Harris, the British singer of Albanian descent has applied the disco sound to her own music, resulting in her first #1 on my chart - and it debuted there! As it's still riding high in my top 10, I wouldn't count out an encore appearance in 2020!

                                            54. Carly Rae Jepsen - Want You In My Room PEAK: #6, 14 weeks
                                            It's clear that Carly Rae Jepsen has been one of my most consistent artists of the decade. Following commercial breakthrough "Kiss", fan favourite "Emotion" and its "Side B" sequel, she returned in 2019 with "Dedicated", another very strong effort, with this being her third highest of four entries in here. The music video certainly helped here as well ;)

                                            53. BBMak - So Far Away PEAK: #15, 19 weeks
                                            I'd known that BBMak had reunited and was about to release new music in 2019... but I had no idea it would be THIS good! Their newest album "Powerstation" had two appearances in the top 100; the other one, "Bullet Train" was a #1 and is still to come.

                                            52. Fastball - The Girl You Pretended To Be PEAK: #7, 15 weeks
                                            I continue to have nostalgia for a lot of artists I enjoyed back in the 90's, one of them being Austin, Texas trio Fastball. This song, from their latest album "The Help Machine", echoed their classic sound very well and was a top 10 for me this year.

                                            51. Niall Horan - Nice To Meet Ya PEAK: #3, 12 weeks
                                            I've enjoyed many of the One Direction members' projects lately, and one of the best lately has been Niall Horan. This indie-pop tune reached #3 on my chart, coincidentally behind two other 1D alumni.
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                                            • #23
                                              68. Zara Larsson - All The Time
                                              57. Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
                                              55. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
                                              54. Carly Rae Jepsen - Want You In My Room
                                              51. Niall Horan - Nice To Meet Ya

                                              Enjoying these from the last two update. "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" is definitely my favorite by far of them, such a brilliant tune IMO


                                              • #24
                                                50. Dua Lipa - Swan Song PEAK: #7, 16 weeks
                                                And here is the highest of two entries from Dua Lipa! From "Alita: Battle Angel", this song was a top 10 hit for me in the spring.

                                                49. Westlife - Better Man PEAK: #6, 17 weeks
                                                The second of three entries from Westlife here, this ballad is most similar to their classics of the new songs I've heard from them. Still one more to come from them.

                                                48. Simple Plan, State Champs & We The Kings - Where I Belong PEAK: #2, 11 weeks
                                                Simple Plan have been very reliable for me since 2003; every album has had at least one top 10 hit since their debut. This single, to promote their tour with the other bands on the single, got #2 late this year and fits right in with their classic hits.

                                                47. Keane - The Way I Feel PEAK: #7, 16 weeks
                                                For many years, Keane had struggled for me after their first two albums had among their best songs ever. But recently, they had this, which brought them back to my top 10 for the first time in 13 years.

                                                46. Jonas Brothers - Cool PEAK: #7, 18 weeks
                                                Another reunited boyband here, the Jonas Brothers have 3 songs all in my top 50. This "cool" tune was a summer top 10 for me, but wasn't quite as good for me as "Sucker" and "Only Human", both of which are still to come.

                                                45. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey - Don't Call Me Angel PEAK: #3, 14 weeks
                                                A superstar trio here, Ariana Grande has been very inconsistent for me lately, but this song definitely had my approval. Teaming her up with fellow pop princesses Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, The three of them had a quick top 5 hit and ranking in my top 50 of the entire year.

                                                44. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care PEAK: #5, 16 weeks
                                                Ed Sheeran's latest project is an album full of collaborations! Overall I've found it quite inconsistent, as there have been several I haven't liked at all (especially given some collaborators I absolutely can't stand), but this one with Justin Bieber was a quick hit for me. Despite Bieber not normally doing well for me, this became his first ever top 10 hit on my chart - it was a collaboration that fits both artists' discographies very well. Still one more from Mr. Sheeran to come!

                                                43. O-Town - Off PEAK: #6, 18 weeks
                                                Another reunited boyband here - only this time, it's been several years since O-Town initially reunited! This has been my favourite song from them since they reunited, becoming their first top 10 hit in 18 years.

                                                42. Stand Atlantic - Lost My Cool PEAK: #6, 20 weeks
                                                Many hits here made it on word of mouth, and this Australian rock band Stand Atlantic was one of them! Definitely the best song I've heard from them so far, as well as making my top 10.

                                                41. Busted - Nineties PEAK: #1 (1 week), 23 weeks
                                                Another boy band who, while they reunited many years ago, really hit their old strides again! This song, with their classic pop/punk sound, was a nostalgic look back at the 90's, the decade they grew up in, and its nostalgic theme made it my favourite Busted song to date - even better than their original era!
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                                                • #25
                                                  53. BBMak - So Far Away - I agree, it's kinda good
                                                  46. Jonas Brothers - Cool - could and should have been better
                                                  41. Busted - Nineties - a little bit goofy, but sonically familiar
                                                  Waffles are checked cookies