The Top 24 Hits That Are Shaping 2024's Music Landscape

Published June 13, 2024

As we reach the midpoint of 2024, it's clear that the music industry has been bustling with activity. Taylor Swift continues to dominate record sales, seemingly unchallenged, while tracks like 'Meet the Grahams' set a new standard for emotionally charged diss-tracks. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez faced the unfortunate reality of canceling her arena tour. Yet, as we look ahead, we can expect the coming months to bring a mix of standout songs that will become the anthems of 2024, as well as tunes that may not hit the mark.

The Best Songs of 2024 So Far

Thus far, a variety of exceptional songs have emerged, showcasing the diverse talent and creativity within the music industry. Here's a rundown of the 24 best songs of the year to date, listed by artist:

Beyoncé graces us with 'II Hands II Heaven,' an electro-country track that continues to mesmerize fans long after its initial release. The heart and hustle of Laci Kaye Booth shine through in her ambitious song 'Cigarettes.' Camila Cabello joins forces with Playboi Carti in 'I Luv It,' proving that a hit can rekindle an artist's chart presence.

Sabrina Carpenter introduces us to the catchy phrase 'me espresso' in 'Espresso,' blending pop charm with linguistic creativity. For those seeking a soundtrack to life's darker moments, Diiv's 'Brown Paper Bag' encapsulates the gloom of global decline. On a lighter note, Billie Eilish's 'Birds of a Feather' combines shimmering guitar with a bouncy beat and airy vocals to create an infectious bop.

Ernest and Lukas Nelson deliver traditional western swing with a modern twist in 'Why Dallas.' When it comes to collaborations, Future, Metro Boomin, and Kendrick Lamar team up for 'Like That,' creating an instant hit, while GloRilla and Megan Thee Stallion make waves with 'Wanna Be.'

Revisiting the allure of an iconic dance track, Ariana Grande's 'We Can't Be Friends (Wait for Your who Love)' taps into the nostalgia of Robyn's hit, 'Dancing on My Own.' Norah Jones brings a welcome rawness with 'Running,' and Tori Kelly's 'High Water' could have easily been a chart-topper on 'TRL' back in its heyday.

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t hold back on 'Not Like Us,' a track that's become a stadium staple, while Dua Lipa's 'These Walls' proves that even when an album doesn't meet expectations, an artist can still produce gems worthy of acclaim. Country and hip-hop fuse together as Post Malone collaborates with Morgan Wallen on 'I Had Some Help.'

The indie scene is also thriving, with Mk.gee's 'Are You Looking Up' offering a unique twist on soft rock and Kacey Musgraves's 'Deeper Well' presenting a laid-back adventure. Charlie Puth's talent shines in 'Hero,' where he continues to prove his musical prowess. Meanwhile, Tommy Richman outdoes himself with 'Million Dollar Baby,' leaving other pop hopefuls in his wake.

The hauntingly poignant 'Good Luck, Babe!' by Chappell Roan stands out, along with Sasha Alex Sloan's tender 'Tiny’s Song (demo),' which promises to tug at the heartstrings. Taylor Swift impresses once more with 'But Daddy I Love Him,' showcasing her signature blend of drama and humor. For those seeking summer vibes, Tems' 'Love Me JeJe' captures the season's essence, while Xavi merges diverse genres in 'La Diabla,' earning a spot in viral music trends.

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