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Best Songs of 2020

By: Aadil Kherani


Although 2020 was not the best year for many things, the music industry definitely had a lot to offer. Music brought us back together and got us into a better mood when we needed it. Today, I will be listing the fifteen best songs of 2020.


“Rain on Me”

Artist(s): Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande

Album: Chromatica


Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande made a perfect duo with their great chemistry and vocal power. “Rain on Me” was a thrilling pop smash that got us all dancing throughout 2020.


“XS”

Artist: Rina Sawayama

Album: SAWAYAMA


Rina Sawayama, a very underrated artist, produced a fantastic debut album last year. Rina delivers radiating vocals and a brutally addictive melody on “XS.”


“Savior Complex”

Artist: Phoebe Bridgers

Album: Punisher


Bridgers’s soothing vocals and emotionally vulnerable lyrics make for a terrific listen.


“Save Your Tears”

Artist: The Weeknd

Album: After Hours


Abel Tesfaye is really able to show his emotions through his music. The 11th track of “After Hours” is no different and proves to be one of his best songs yet.


“OK”

Artist: Wallows

Non-album single


An exciting song that will get you in a good mood when you are feeling down.


“The Lakes”

Artist: Taylor Swift

Album: Folklore


Taylor Swift struck us with two surprise albums this year that were packed with lyrical genius. “The Lakes,” a bonus track from Folklore, is her most poetic song and proves how many styles Swift is able to achieve.


“Level of Concern”

Artist: Twenty-One Pilots

Non-album single


Quarantine, a big part of 2020, definitely made some artists incorporate the unusual circumstances into their music. “Level of Concern” is the perfect song to listen to while in quarantine with its exciting beat and relatable lyrics.


“The Key to Life on Earth”

Artist: Declan McKenna

Album: Zeros


A delightful, dynamic song that wields a lot of amusement.


“Levitating”

Artist(s): Dua Lipa, feat. DaBaby

Album: Future Nostalgia


Pop music at it’s finest… the best party song with incredible, bombastic fun.


“Anthems”

Artist: Charli XCX Album: how I’m feeling now


“Anthems” is an exhilarating song filled with great vocals.


“Golden”

Artist: Harry Styles

Album: Fine Line


A sweet breath of fresh air with relaxing harmonies.


“Cosmonauts”

Artist: Fiona Apple

Album: Fetch The Bolt Cutters


Getting Pitchfork’s first perfect 10 in a decade, “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” is widely known as an exceptional album and one of the best products of 2020. “Cosmonauts” perfectly blends instruments with Apple’s captivating vocals.


“Chasing Thunder”

Artist: Kesha

Album: High Road


The best cinematic song of 2020 with emotional depth and vocal quality.



“Breathe Deeper”

Artist: Tame Impala

Album: Slow Rush


Kevin Parker's trip to dreamland will leave you with inspiration and hope.


“Do It”

Artist: Chloe x Halle

Album: Ungodly Hour


A fun song with a catchy tune that will get stuck in your head all day.


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