Hit after hit, it seemed like practically every week there was a new banger on the block.
In the midst of all this good music, Maltese people had a variety of tracks to choose from. You can find some of Malta’s most top personalities favourite tracks listed below – and some of the choices might surprise you.
Rosianne Cutajar, Maxine Pace, Roberta Metsola, and Sarah Zerafa
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper: Shallow
Snow Patrol: Don’t Give In
“I have been a fan of Snow Patrol from the beginning. I think that this year’s ‘Don’t Give In’ ranks up there with ‘Chasing Cars'”
Sia & David Guetta: Flames
Baby Shark, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Childish Gambino
“Sadly, Baby Shark is still the most played at our home, but Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow or This Is America by Childish Gambino got their fair share of airtime.”
Aretha Franklin: Respect
“Even though this did not come out this year, her death gave life again to the queen of soul.”
Halsey: Without Me
George Ezra: Shotgun
“It’s one of those songs that you have to move to, as it’s played on the radio. I’m not sure about its lyrics (in fact, I don’t really remember them), but it has a catchy tune and puts a smile on my face as I listen to it… “I’ll be riding shotgun, lalalalala”
George Ezra: Pretty Shining People
Martin Garrix feat. Bonn: High On Life
Francis Zammit Dimech
“Over the past year, I had the opportunity to follow a concert by Placido Domingo who came over to an event at the European Parliament to lobby in favour of artists’ rights. He interpreted such classics as ‘Nessun Dorma’ from the Opera ‘Turandot’. Hardly a new release, but it remains one of my favourites for all time and listening to Placido’s interpretation re-affirmed my love for the song. That is apart from relating to the main theme in that song: ‘Vincero’’!”
Camille Cebello feat. Young Thug: Havana
new album of the Punch Brothers is beautiful.”
The Living Tombstone: No Mercy
Mean Girls: Where Do You Belong?
“From the new Broadway musical Mean Girls.”
Cardi B: I Like It
Eve Borg Bonello
Mac Demarco, The 1975
“This year was the year I discovered Mac Demarco, I love ‘My Kind Of Woman’ although it’s not my favourite song by him, it’s the song that introduced me.
And since I’m super indecisive I’d have to say love it if we made it by The 1975 as well, every lyric was a mini-revolution.”