15 years ago, when I started compiling a couple of hundred of my favourite tracks at the end of each year, I’d spend months writing reviews for each and every tune. I was going to say, sadly I no longer have time for that but I’m pretty sure 2019’s bumper crop of musical delights stand quite happily on their own, sans my waffle.

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(TOP 200 TRACKS OF 2019)



151.Dry Cleaning'Magic of Meghan'

152.Meatraffle'Ndrangheta Allotment'

153.Wiley, Stefflon Don & Sean Paul'Boasty'

154.Seanie TVeterans (feat. Donovan Kingjay, Blak Twang, Ragga Twins, Karl Hinds, TY, Ricky Ranking, Pesci, Rodney P, Skeme, Breis, Navigator, Creed, Hill St Soul, Roots Manuva, Poleto, Cons, Tony D & Serocee)

“Veterans” is something of a momentous track. Featuring a venerable line up of some of the UK’s most legendary MCs, its a contender for the biggest ever posse cut in hip hop music. With names such as Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Black Twang, Ty and Karl Hinds involved as well as reggae and dancehall dons Ragga Twins, Navigator, Serocee and Ricky Rankin on top of an appearance from UK Garage legend MC Creed and soul star Hill Street Soul, it’s a who’s who of veterans from all corners of UK music.

155.Liam Bailey'Champion'

Thumping Juno bass and drums fortified with an 808, this reggae tinged banger is designed to bust up woofers and blow out dance floors.

156.Kindness'The Warning (feat. Robyn)'

157.Adam Prescott'I Want You to Be Mine (feat. Deemas J & Rachel Wallace) / River Trent Dub (feat. Joe Ariwa)'

158.Ebony Steel Band'The Model'

159.Bruce Springsteen'Western Stars'

160.Doja Cat & Tyga'Juicy'

161.Lily Allen'What You Waiting For? (Popcaan Remix)'

162.Self Esteem'The Best'

163.DJ Haram'No Idol'

164.Kim Gordon'Air BnB / Paprika Pony'

165.Charlotte Adigéry'High Lights / Paténipat'

166.The Scratch'Old Dog'

167.Stormzy'Vossi Bop'

168.Nicki Minaj'MEGATRON'

169.Malibu Ken'Acid King - (feat. Aesop Rock)'

170.Princess Nokia'Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.)'

171.2 Chainz'Money In The Way'

172.Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness'ISIVUNGUVUNGU (feat. Saul Williams) / The Journey with Mr. Van Der Merwe'


174.Chi Ching Ching'No Weakness feat. Stonebwoy'

175.Skip Marley'That's Not True (feat. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley)'

176.Prince Fatty'Everything Crash (feat. Big Youth, George Dekker)'

177.Róisín Murphy'Incapable'

178.Joan As Police Woman'What A World'

179.Golden Bug'Cosmic Trigger'

180.Lila IkÈ'Where I'm Coming From'

181.Moses Boyd'Stranger Than Fiction'

182.IDLES'Mercedes Marxist'


184.Tyler, The Creator'EARFQUAKE'

185.Big Thief'Not'

186.Hot Chip'Melody of Love'

187.Hitmaker'Thot Box (Remix) (feat. Young MA, Dreezy, Mulatto, DreamDoll, Chinese Kitty)'

188.Stef Chura'Scream'

189.Tanya Tagaq'Snowblind'

190.Tapan meets Generation Taragalte'Jbit Aala Khiam'

191.Ratso'Stubborn Heart'

192.Joy Crookes'Early (feat. Jafaris)'

193.Kanye West'Follow God'

194.Vanishing Twin'Magician's Success'

195.God Knows'Clout9 (feat. Outsider YP)'

196.Sworn Virgins'Lazer Beam'


198.Sim Simma Soundsystem'Man Like Me (feat. Denise Chaila)'

199.Etienne JaumetUnity (Dj Sotofett's Unity Dub)

200.Rat Queen'Northeast Ohio Rocks'