Top 10 Best Songs of 2020

2020: A year of masks, social distancing, and sourdough starters. But amidst the chaos, music provided solace, escape, and a shared experience. Whether you were dancing alone in your living room or blasting tunes on a solo road trip, the songs of 2020 became the soundtrack to a year we'll never forget.
The Top Ten
1 Across Endless Dimensions - Dimash Kudaibergen

Saying Dimash Kudaibergen is a great singer is an understatement of the century. Dimash is the vocal talent of a great generation of artists. His vocals are one of a kind and unlike any other. This man has a range of six octaves, and he can pull off any song effortlessly.

He can make you feel emotions like no one else can. To this day, I still get goosebumps after he sings. This song is incredible. He pulls it off so nicely. This song is one of his best works, and I'm happy for him. He is the king of vocals!

I'm sure many people think Dimash is overrated and that his songs shouldn't rank this high. To those people, that's respectable. Everyone is allowed to have their own opinions. However, what people shouldn't do is deny facts, such as the fact that Dimash is one of the best vocalists ever. Impressively, he never uses autotune and has been professionally training his voice for about 20 years.

This song may not have the best lyrics or music, but it is definitely the most well-sung, all thanks to Dimash. In general, people find very well-sung songs to be the best. Although it's not his best cover, it's my favorite of 2020. I really recommend that anyone who hasn't heard Dimash listen to one of his covers and research more about him. As you can probably see, many people have already given their recommendations and some information on him, myself included. I would watch his covers of Diva Dance, Daybreak, or Sinful Passion.

2 Physical - Dua Lipa

Don't Stop Now and Break My Heart are great, but this song is just sheer pop magic. Most of Future Nostalgia is, in general. It's the best song on the album along with Hallucinate.

Honestly, it's hard to say what my favorite song from FN was, but about half the album was among my favorite songs of the year. I guess I should have listened to more music from 2020, but I still think that's pretty good.

This might be better than "Don't Start Now," yet it probably won't be half the hit that "Don't Start Now" has been. Looking forward to that album, Dua.

3 Godzilla - Eminem

This track slaps so hard.

It may have some dumb lyrics, and Juice WRLD shouldn't be exploited, but Marshall had already taken his audio before he died anyway.

Because of the 40-second flamethrower at the end, catchy beat, a decent chorus from Jarrad, and of course the Hey, fray ajajajaj, I have to give this a vote.

Definitely recommend it.

As much as I hate how many mainstream artists are using Juice WRLD's voice posthumously as a way to sell more tracks, this song is straight fire. Eminem was smoother here than he was in Rap God. The lyrics are meh, but the beat is unique. Juice WRLD does a good job on the choruses, and Marshall excels in the final delivery. Definitely worth the listen.

4 Rain on Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

To be really honest, I did not expect this to do as well as it's currently doing, especially among the trap songs that have taken over. Hopefully, it's a sign that we'll see a greater variety of songs playing on the radio and in the charts. Artists like Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and Harry Styles, just to name a few, are all making feel-good pop records.

They have all managed to chart very high on the Billboard charts in the past few months. I have nothing against trap music, but it's about time we have a variety of songs on the charts. Otherwise, things become really boring and repetitive.

5 Break My Heart - Dua Lipa

After "New Rules," "Don't Start Now," and now this, I have a feeling we won't be forgetting Dua Lipa's contributions to the modern music scene anytime soon.

I'm not a fan of her music. For some reason, it isn't connecting with me. But this one, I really like - the bass line is amazing.

Dua Lipa interpolates the INXS hit "Need You Tonight" for this sparkly disco-pop song, and it just works so incredibly well.

6 No Time to Die - Billie Eilish

Now, people don't like Billie Eilish because her songs are depressing, but that's just her style and the way she sings. There is nothing bad about it. This song was really great, especially with that short violin solo. I am not a huge fan of Billie Eilish, but the thing about her is how well she sings and how well she describes her songs.

My Future is great, but this is Billie's best single of the year. Probably her best single in general, alongside Everything I Wanted. Though there's also Bury a Friend and When the Party's Over, it's hard to decide. I'm like a kid in a dark, spider-infested candy store. Billie just keeps giving us quality, and I'm all for it.

7 Faith - The Weeknd

The Weeknd hired some great producers for "After Hours." Yes, we all know this, but shall I say it again? The production in this song is flat-out amazing, from the instrumentation in the beginning to the gloomy outro. Emphasis on that outro.

I'd also like to mention the lyrical content of this song, where he connects him being high to "losing his faith." Definitely something worth checking out. As of right now, I have no idea if he's going to release this as a single, but it'd be pretty cool if he did. I'm just curious as to how people will respond to the last minute and a half. But anyway, this is one of the best tracks off the album and deserves more attention, in my opinion. 11/10.

8 Levitating - Dua Lipa

This is the only good song that I like. The rest are disasters.

This is the best song on the album, in my opinion.

9 Ordinary Man - Ozzy Osbourne

I mean, this guy is a musical legend. He's still going strong and gives it his all. This is someone who respects what they do and loves what they do. We should be calling him a legend because he's had a significant impact on music and has influenced other bands in his time.

We let WAP become a number one hit, but this didn't even come close to touching the charts. The lyrics are simple yet introspective and powerful, coming from Ozzy & Elton. With Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass, and Chad Smith on drums, this rock ballad is hard to ignore.

10 After Hours - The Weeknd

Very experimental song. I love how it transitions and the beat kicks in. I'd love to hear this in the club.

This is hauntingly chilling on a creepy level.

The Newcomers

? Lucid - Rina Sawayama
The Contenders
11 Level of Concern - Twenty One Pilots

I didn't really expect TOP to release a half-pop song, but overall, this works out pretty well in my opinion. The beat is solid throughout, and the bass line is pretty cool. While the lyrics are a bit questionable and generic, they're still good enough for TOP, I guess. This is far from being their best song, but if it becomes a big hit, I'll surely be happy for them. 8/10.

Love this song! It's definitely what we all needed with everything going on. It's even better if you watch the music video with it. Ten out of ten. Hopefully, people won't overplay this on the radio, like most of Twenty One Pilots' other best songs.

12 Say So - Doja Cat

This is honestly something that's really needed in addition to songs like Blinding Lights and Don't Start Now, considering all the lame hip-hop and rap songs bombarding the charts for the past few years.

It's a pretty fun song in my opinion. I don't really care that it ripped off Fiona Coyne's "Skylar Spence" because Doja Cat fits well with the fun beat and guitar.

All in all, it's alright. 6/10

If you know a lot about mainstream music, you'll know that Dr. Luke produced this song, which explains why it's catchy pop music. He's credited under a different name. He's one of the many top producers in pop music, but he has a bad reputation now, which affects whether people will like the music he produces.

13 Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

This is definitely my favorite Dua Lipa song. It's also my favorite song on one of my favorite pop albums, that being Future Nostalgia. While this came out in 2019, it is certainly one of my favorite songs of all time.

Her best since "New Rules," this song truly solidifies Dua Lipa's place in the ranks of the best pop singers out there.

14 Run - Joji

I can't wait for whatever Joji does this year. This song is great! The guitar solo at the end is just the best.

That guitar riff is one of my favorite moments in 2020's music. Keep it up, Frank, I mean George.

I believed that Sanctuary was George's best until I heard Run. This is definitely his best song to date.

15 Addict - Silva Hound

I really love this song, and it is very catchy. This song deserves more attention than it has received in its own fandom.

16 Megawave - Dana Jean Phoenix and Powernerd

This song and the album it's on are absolutely amazing. Dana Jean Phoenix really outdid herself, and Powernerd is fantastic on here as well. Also, did I inadvertently add the songs from my remix to this list? I've been finding the songs from my remix on here, and I didn't directly add them.

17 Good News - Mac Miller

One of the most sad and heartbreaking songs I've ever heard. RIP Mac.

18 Restless Generation - Midnight Danger
19 Kings and Queens - Ava Max
20 Supalonely - BENEE

So relatable in 2020, this song paints an interesting portrait of someone whose loneliness has damaged their self-image and created a sorrowful complacency.

This is one of my favorite songs at the moment. During quarantine, I felt lonely because I couldn't hang out with anyone.

21 Get Your Wish - Porter Robinson

THE KING IS BACK!

I love this song so much! It feels like the natural progression of Porter Robinson's music. This is much more personal and real than anything on Worlds, and I'm all for it. I can't wait for Porter's new album!

This song is beautifully gorgeous. I can't wait for Nurture to drop.

It looks like Virtual Self has gone into permanent hibernation.

22 Speed Me Up - Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Sueco the Child & Lil Yachty
23 Out of Luck - Tokyo Rose, Pylot, and Essenger
24 Night - AL!TD

Just like everyone on this post, Night is way better than Billie Eilish, Mac Miller, and Doja Cat.

Why?

Because Night is a fantastic EDM song. It has a creepy, repetitive synth that lasts for a bit, then pauses and resumes in a refreshing way that makes you feel like you've just broken into a land of dark, moonlit paradise.

And he is 16! How? How is this genius only 16!

I saw this earlier, but didn't give it too much thought until I realized that the same artist who created the masterpiece "The Mummer's Revival" also made this. So I clicked on it and can safely say that it is well worth the listen.

25 Darkness - Eminem

Definitely brave of Eminem to tackle such a recent tragedy like this, but it is a really good song.

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