When a year is coming to a close, it is time to look back at what the past 12 months have brought us. The music industry had quite an interesting year, as it was mentioned in headlines on numerous occasions.
For instance, metal was mentioned in a scientific journal, as a study tested the connection between listening to metal and mental health.
As it turns out, fans of metal benefited from listening daily to music. The same is often observed in adrenaline junkies, including Grande Vegas online casino players.
But most importantly, metal was mentioned on the news in connection to dozens of new songs that immediately caught the attention of the fans. 2019 was a great year for fans of rock and metal, with lots of new albums and songs hitting the market in recent months.
Now is the time to take a look at the top 10 songs that were released this year.
Top 10 Songs
When comprising the list, we took into account stats published by iTunes, detailing all the best-selling songs, and various surveys that dealt with the same subject.
Under the Graveyard, Ozzy Osbourne – Released on November 8th, this song immediately reached the top of the iTunes list. It is the first single the artists released in nine years, providing the fans with a taste of the “Ordinary Man” album that will be released in 2020.
Killing me slowly, Bad Wolves – The heavy metal song was released on August 23, and fans fell in love with it straight away. It is a part of their new album, N.A.T.I.O.N, which features other popular songs, including I’ll Be There, Sober, and more. You can easily relate to the lyrics, and when you combine it with a crazy beat, you get an instant hit.
Unsainted, Slipknot – The new Slipknot song was released on May 16 and is now in 19th place on the iTunes list. Fans were curious about the song for two main reasons: for one, it is the first single the band released since October 2018. And also, it’s the first song the band released after Chris Fehn was fired due to a lawsuit.
Right Now, Fire From the Gods – A part of their new album “American Sun”, the song was released on August 30. Fans came to expect the band’s songs to deal with major issues that plague our society, and Right Now doesn’t disappoint.
Solway Firth, Slipknot – The song was released in July, and it comes as no surprise that another Slipknot song made it to the list. After all, 2019 was an especially successful year for the band. Solway Firth is the second single from the band’s new album, and it immediately caught the attention of the public, as it managed to snag the 14th place on the US billboard of Hot Rock Songs chart.
The Violence, Asking Alexandria – The band’s new song, part of their upcoming sixth studio album, was released on July 10. It sparked a debate among fans even before the release date, as people weren’t sure what genre the band was aiming for: rock or metal. What do you think?
Brand New Numb, Motionless in White – The song, which was released on June 7, has an interesting story attached to it, which makes it even more special than usual. The band started working on the song back in 2012 but decided not to include in their previous album. After making some improvements, Motionless released a set of two singles at once, giving fans a taste of their new album – and they loved it.
I am Broken Too, Killswitch Engage – Emotional, relatable, and poignant – the song has a catchy feel to it that resonated with the fans. Released on July 16, the songs attracted even more attention than usual. According to an announcement made by the band, a portion of the money brought in by the song will be donated to a non-profit organization that deals with suicide prevention.
Hexed, Children of Bodom – The popular band was the talk of the town for quite some time, since only a few months after releasing their new album, members of the band were fired.
Kiss the Go-Goat, Ghost –Since the success of the band’s previous album “Prequelle”, fans have been waiting for new material. The next album won’t be released for quite a while, so Ghost decided to appease the masses by releasing a single on September 13.
Which Songs Did You Love Most?
2019 has been a great year for the music industry, particularly when we’re talking about the rock and metal genres. Did you agree with our choices?