And that's (almost) a wrap!

We're just a few days away from officially saying goodbye to 2019 and that's got us here at The MixtapE! feeling a bit nostalgic for the year that was. Well, more specifically, for the music that provided the soundtrack to the chaotic tailspin that was the last year of the decade. 

This was a year dominated by newcomers taking the charts by storm, slept-on industry vets finally getting their much-deserved breakthrough moments, and more than a few superstars making their long-awaited triumphant returns, all of whom gave us the songs we absolutely could not stop listening to. What follows are our picks for the 20 songs that tell the story of the year, the ones that topped the charts and stole our hearts. Whether they had us crying from their raw emotion or sweating it out on the dance floor—or, in some rare instances, both—this is our musical time capsule of 2019.

Without any further ado, we present The MixtapE! 2019 Year-in-Review!

The MixtapE!, 2019 Review, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Rosalia, Billie Eilish

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MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Old Town Road

Vevo

Billie Eilish, Bad Guy

Darkroom/Interscope Records/YouTube

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Truth Hurts, Lizzo

Youtube

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Señorita, Music Videos

YouTube

Ariana Grande, 7 Rings

YouTube

Taylor Swift, You Need to Calm Down, Music Videos

YouTube/Vevo

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Sucker, The Jonas Brothers

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Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, I Don't Care

Ed Sheeran/YouTube

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Circles, Post Malone

Vevo

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Truth Hurts, Lizzo

Youtube

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Con Altura, Rosalia, J Balvin

Youtube

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Don’t Star Now, Dua Lipa

Youtube

BTS, Halsey, Boy With Luv

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MixtapE! Year-in-Review, GIRl, Maren Morris

Youtube

Harry Styles, "Lights Up" Music Video 2019

Sony Music

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Blame It On Your Love, Charli XCX, Lizzo

Youtube

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, How Do You Sleep, Sam Smith

Youtube

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Motivation, Normani

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Miley Cyrus, Slide Away, Music Video

RCA Records

MixtapE! Year-in-Review, Juicy, Doja Cat, Tyga

Youtube

See you next year!

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