After a releasing a deluge of music throughout 2018, the members of Migos reconvened to open 2019 with a single, undeniable smash. Teamed with one of the most reliable producers of 2010s radio rap, Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff come out swinging, trading lines about Master P and varying states of H2O over a Mustard beat that'll have you subconsciously queuing "Turn Down For What" up next. -- CHRIS PAYNE
39. Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko & Anuel AA, "Baila Baila Baila" (Remix)
Ozuna’s blistering “Baila, Baila, Baila” remix with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA was released just in time for summer. The song, which was premiered at the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards, features lyrics with the All-Star cast inviting their special girl to dance until the song is over -- and given how irresistible the song's beat and refrain are, chances are pretty good she actually will. The first official single of Ozuna’s forthcoming album Nibiru, expected to be released later this year, "Baila" has thusfar peaked at No. 69 on the Hot 100. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
38. Zara Larsson, "Ruin My Life"
"Ruin My Life" starts sweetly, with Larsson drawing out the phrase “I miss you.” But as the drums build, so too do the layers of her crystaline voice, culminating in a rushed admission about a toxic relationship: I want you in my life, pain be damned, because the alternative is worse. As Larsson has explained, “I don’t want to promote [violence], but I still want to be able to tell my story and tell something that I’ve been through.” It’s one of the Swedish pop star's darker songs, but that honest vulnerability is magnetic. -- GAB GINSBERG
37. Maxo Kream, "Meet Again"
Songs are getting shorter and hip-hop is as voracious as ever when it comes to borrowing from other genres and sounds, but Maxo Kream’s “Meet Again” is 5+ minutes of classic storytelling rap. Recalling Nas’s “One Love,” the Teej-produced track is a series of poignant missives to a locked-up friend, which the Houston MC is forced to write to because he can’t visit. Clear-headed and hard-nosed, “Meet Again” accomplishes what so many have asked of hip-hop: to artfully tell the stories of black Americans who are systemically silenced and kept out of sight. -- ROSS SCARANO