We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Make Me Feel, New Rules, Can’t Stop The Feeling and Goodbye To Yesterday are previous winners in this category.
- Read on for our top 5 best songs of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year
All The Queen’s Horses by Shakespears Sister Tickets Review
We said: ‘There’s a dash of the lyrical flair of early Marc Almond about the description of a failed love affair: ‘You took my innocence, my money and my pride but you can never take the love I keep inside.’
Bad Guy by Billie Eilish (pictured above) Tickets
We say: ‘Not a song we were quite expecting to sneak up upon us and seduce us with its sheer hypnotism and 60s TV theme-sounding sample.’
Norman and Norma by Divine Comedy Review Tickets
We said: ‘Looking for an affectionate song about the peculiarly British awkwardness about sex in relationships that is as good as the best of Victoria Wood but here sounds like it’s sung by Jarvis Cocker?’
Spirit In The Sky by KEiiNO Review Tickets
We said: ‘All you really need to know though is that it is an ethno schlager banger of epic proportions.’
Victorious by Lina Hedlund Review Tickets
We said: ‘Missing the schlager that made MF so joyous in the 00s? Looking for this year’s Party Voice? This looks like our best chance. Lina’s already enhanced Alcazar no end and proved she can do it solo in this competition.‘
On our radar for the next 6 months are Shura, Taylor Swift, Metronomy, Cheryl, Katy Perry and Zara Larsson.