Top 10 music videos of 2019

Jamie Watt and Emma Paolantonio

As this year comes to an end, we look back and reflect on all that has happened this past year. The first picture of a black hole was captured by NASA, Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing movie of all time, and the U.S. Women’s soccer team won the World Cup. The Shore Regional Beacon decided to take a closer look at some of the “favorites” of 2019, including favorite movies, fashion trends, and songs. These categories have all been surveyed within the Shore Community and the results are available on the Beacon website for a closer look.

One of the studies conducted evaluated the top Music Videos of 2019. In a survey released to the students and faculty ten music videos from 2019 were rated on a scale of 1-5 in order to determine the most popular ones of the year. The results were as follows:

10.You Need to Calm Down- Taylor Swift

9. I Don’t Care- Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran

8.Look What God Gave Her- Thomas Rhett

7. Juice- Lizzo

6. Earth- Lil Dicky

5. Sucker- Jonas Brothers

4. Earfquake- Tyler the Creator

3. Bad Guy- Billie Eilish

2. 7 Rings- Ariana Grande

1. Happier- Marshmello

The top music video of the year, “Happier” by Marshmello, depicts a story of a young girl and her relationship with her dog. The music video uses color and symbolism to convey emotions from the story of the woman and her dog as they grow from child to adult. The video is not only heart-warming, but relatable for many pet owners. Senior Sydney Sears talks about why the video is among one of her favorites. “As a dog owner myself, the story in the Happier music video makes me think so much about life and appreciating the animal companions that we have in our own lives.” The video currently has over 448,000,000 views on Youtube. Some songs that Marshmello is also well known for are “Friends” with Anne-Marie (2018), “Alone” (2016), and “One Thing Right” with Cane Brown (2019).

Other popular music videos of 2019, mentioned in the fill-in section of the survey, included “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, “Bury a Friend” by Billie Eilish, and “OK Boomer”, courtesy of Mr. Dallicardillo. We would like to thank all of the students and faculty members who helped us by filling out this survey, and we wish the entire Shore Regional community a happy holiday season and wonderful 2020.