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Tag Archives: 2019

  1. 사계 (Four Seasons) – 태연 (Taeyeon)
    Usually, the Taeyeon song is at the top of my list because of her singing, but this song is catchy by itself!

  2. Boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social House
    Not an Ariana Grande fan, but this song is the best duet of the year, with interesting melodies and singing.

  3. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
    I started watching Stranger Things and this song seems like it should be part of that soundtrack. The Weeknd moves from his Michael Jackson-inspired 80s sound to New Wave-esque electronic. I like it! and I don’t think it’s just because it’s a late entry in the year.

  4. Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston
    I guess how you should think of this song is that it is a remix of an old Whitney Houston song. I’ve never been interested in Kygo’s other music, so it’s really the sample that gets the attention from me.

  5. Memories – Maroon 5
    This year, I really tried to like artists like Lauv and Troye Sivan, and I can just say that I don’t really like their style of music. This song seems to be in the same style but sung by Adam Levine. Maybe I just don’t like the sound of the other artists.

  6. 블루밍 (Blueming) – 아이유 (IU)
    This title track from her EP is much different than all of the other tracks. It is straight up Pop, and feels like a stylistic successor to last year’s single Bbi Bbi (although it won’t be as long lasting). Also, what is a “Blueming”?

  7. 챈슬러 (Angel) – Chancellor ft 태연 (Taeyeon)
    This year, I was a lot less interested in KPop. I guess the phase is over. In any other year, if I found this song, I would say that it is a niceslow jam, but this year I only listened to it because of the feature.

  8. Senorita – Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello
    This is probably my kids’ favorite song of the year. It’s not bad of a duet, but is not as great as Ariana Grande’s.

  9. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
    Between this and her Calvin Harris track from a few years back, looks like Dua Lipa’s niche are dance tracks. I’m fine with that. This is a solid hit but nothing that can elevate it to a higher tier.

  10. 춘천가는 기차 (A Train to Chuncheon) – 태연 (Taeyeon)
    New remake of an old song I never heard of, with some electronic tinges. Another notch in Taeyeon’s discography but nothing to get too excited about.

  11. Sucker – Jonas Brothers
    At the beginning of the year, there weren’t a lot of songs so this was the top pick for its catchy hook. But the song is really just the hook and once you’ve heard it enough times, it…sucks.


Here is the annual tradition of where I spent my nights in 2019:

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Somewhere in the oceans around The Bahamas
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Shortest list since I’ve been keeping track. Mostly due to fewer vacations/road trips and less diversity in work travel.

Here’s the full list: 2006 (10), 2007 (8), 2008 (13), 2009 (10), 2010 (15), 2011 (18), 2012 (8), 2013 (10), 2014 (5), 2015 (14), 2016 (11), 2017 (13), 2018 (9)