Top 40 Songs Kenya 19th September 2019 - Arin Ray

Top 40 Songs Kenya 19th September 2019

Welcome back to the segment that reviews the top most popular songs in Kenya right now; This is the Top 40 Songs Kenya – 19th September 2019. The data is provided by Apple Music. I’m so late writing this and I apologize. Let’s just say that I was taking a short break from blogging. I’m back and better than ever before.

It turns out my hiatus was actually a good thing because there are several new songs in the tracks. This is thanks to the latest Post Malone’s album and singles that took forever to get to the top. For the newcomers, I look at the top 40 songs every two weeks (lol). I used to sum up the reviews in two sentences before but since I have felt that my opinions aren’t being properly expressed, I’ll rant endlessly. If I reviewed the song in a previous article, I just give the score; you will have to go back to the older posts to see what I thought about the song.

#40 NSG – OT Bop: 7/10

#39 Post Malone – Saint Tropez: This is one of the songs from Post’s new album, Hollywood’s Bleeding. Keshie has already done a review of it because she insisted so you can go and read it here. As for the song itself, it is your typical rap song where we are reminded that he has money to buy stuff for himself and his girlfriend while we save up for the new iPhone. I dig the beats and the rapping is okay so I’ll just give it an okay score. 7/10.

#38 Sauti Sol feat Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini – Extravaganza: 9.4/10

#37 Sam Smith – How Do You Sleep?: This is by no means a new single but it has taken forever to get to the top 40. What can I say, this song is great. Sam’s vocals, the beat drop and an added choreography in the music video make it one awesome song. I still wonder why it took so long for it to get to the top 40. 9/10

#36 OCHUNGULO FAMILY – Kaa Na Mamayako: Oh dear. I don’t think there is any difference between someone who loves watching porn and someone who loves listening to Gengetone. There is no difference at all. The raunchy lyrics are just that and if you can’t handle them, just do what the track title suggests. I have few complaints; one, this is more of porn than music to my ears, and two, how are these guys up to date releasing their songs on streaming platforms than the mainstream guys? Unbelievable. 4/10

#35 Seyi Shay & Teyana Taylor – Gimme Love (Remix): I’ll keep saying this, I’m not the biggest fan of Nigerian music. The artists tend to release music that will tempt me to change my mind. This is one of those songs. The collaboration is one I never knew would exist but here we are and it turned out well. I was so skeptical of it at the beginning but it ended up being a well-produced song. Both ladies sound great and I can’t complain. 8/10

#34 Burna Boy – Dangote: 7.5/10

#33 Harmonize, Burna Boy & Diamond Platnumz – Kainama: 7/10

#32 Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care: 6/10

#31 Ed Sheeran feat Khalid – Beautiful People: 9/10

#30 Post Malone – Circles: This song features the pop version of Post Malone. It might be cliche at best but it was meant to be radio-friendly and it does just that. Not my favorite song but it’s alright. 7/10

#29 Post Malone feat DaBaby – Enemies: Oh look, another Post Malone song. Don’t worry, I won’t pull out my gif. Uhm, the song talks about stuff rappers talk about every time; having enemies. DaBaby’s verse sees him just bragging about what he has done and what he can still do which is unnecessary. To be honest, this is your generic rap song. 6/10

#28 Young Thug feat J Cole & Travis Scott – The London: 7/10

#27 Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita: 7/10

#26 Burna Boy – Collateral Damage: 7.5/10

#25 Rema – Corny: 7.2/10

#24 Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding: Another pop-rap song from him and it’s decent. I’m certainly not a fan of his auto-tuned singing but that seems to be his niche now. Just go and read Keshie’s review because I really don’t like his music. 7/10

#23 Post Malone feat Young Thug – Goodbyes: 7.2/10

#22 Dave feat Burna Boy – Location: 6/10

#21 Mahalia feat Burna Boy – Simmer: 8.5/10

#20 Drake feat Rick Ross – Money In The Grave: 7.8/10

#19 Burna Boy – Wetin Man Go Do: 8.8/10

#18 Chris Kaiga feat Tezzla – Zimenice: 7/10

#17 Rema – Dumebi: 6/10

#16 Young Thug feat Gunna – Hot: 6.5/10

#15 Burna Boy – Gbona: 9/10

#14 Nviiri The Storyteller – Overdose: His first single was Pombe Sigara. He now has overdose as his second single. Is his music having a theme related to drug and substance abuse? I don’t know. Anyway, he is talking about love on overdose and he delivers. Not surprised to see so up in the charts. Nviiri is a good artist and I’m glad Sol Generation is able to excel his music to newer heights. I only have one complaint, why did they settle on a cock crowing as their label watermark? I don’t like it. Sorry. The song gets a 8.5/10 though.

#13 Burna Boy – Pull Up: 7/10

#12 Nviiri The Storyteller – Pombe Sigara: 8.5/10

#11 Joeboy – Beginning: 7/10

#10 Beyonce, SAINt JHN & Wizkid feat Blue Ivy Carter – BROWN SKIN GIRL: 8/10

#9 Burna Boy – On The Low: 8.5/10

#8 Chris Brown feat Drake – No Guidance: 8/10

#7 Davido & Chris Brown – Blow My Mind: 7/10

#6 Burna Boy feat Jorja Smith – Gum Body: 9.2/10

#5 Wizkid – Ghetto Love: There is only one reason why this song is so high; the clubs. Unsurprisingly, this is a club hit by a familiar artist loved by Kenyans so there’s that. I only like the beats with the bass and trumpets in the background. That’s all I can say really. Everything else is okay. 7/10

#4 Jorja Smith feat Burna Boy – Be Honest: 9.2/10

#3 Joeboy – Baby: 6/10

#2 Burna Boy – Anybody: 8/10

#1 Arin Ray & Kehlani – Change: A new number one from someone I have learned about today. I had to do some background research on Arin before making any comment. It seems this is a breakthrough single featuring Kehlani. It’s a great RnB song. My favorite thing about the song is the chemistry between the two artists. It’s amazing. If only I could be getting more RnB songs like this more often. 9/10

And there we have it. A decent week even if the best Kenyan song is Overdose. Let’s hope for better songs next time. You can read the other top 40 reviews here while you wait for the next edition. You can also subscribe to the email newsletter to be notified about new blog posts and news by scrolling down (or to the right sidebar on desktop). Also, listen to our new playlist, Pop in the Morning 2 on Spotify. Peace.

Elvis Mwangi

Student of life, Blogger, Audiophile. Lol.