Songs That Perfectly Describe the Year 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 is basically Hell. These songs mostly reflect the social issues of coronavirus, the George Floyd riots and those guys who are constantly on the news because they took down a statue of [insert name here], but there are obvious annual occurrences too, and if 2020 has more problems, feel free to point them out, or if the year improves, submit more optimistic songs, (for instance "Getting Better" by the Beatles.)
The Top Ten
1 Don't Stand So Close to Me - The Police

Another Coronavirus anthem. What a great year 2020 is.

2 Help! - The Beatles

Put it in whatever context you want, but Help! seems fitting for every social issue put in the description of this list

3 We Didn’t Start the Fire - Billy Joel

Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Murder Hornets, Karens, Riots in Hong Kong, WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO SAY? We didn't start 2020, it's been always burning since the world's been turning. I know some of it doesn't rhyme, but you know, Billy Joel is a god.

4 20/20 - Survivor

I figured I'd start out with a simple song that is kind of ironically formatted as "20/20 - Survivor" because at this point, surviving 2020 is a miracle.

2020 has been ass so far so I'm grateful I survived it.

Unless you're describing the rating.

5 Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
6 The End - The Beatles

Don't freak out. I'm just saying the year is almost done. I'm by no means implying Armageddon.

7 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Much like Help!, Livin' On a Prayer is fitting for COVID-19, the riots, and so on

8 It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.

This seems pretty likely due to inflation and the riots.

9 Doom and Gloom - The Rolling Stones

At this point, this song sums up 2020 in three words. The Rolling Stones are so optimistic.

10 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

I don't even like this song, but we need to stay positive.

The Contenders
11 Social Disease - Bon Jovi

This is what coronavirus literally is.

12 American Idiot - Green Day

Those rioters were exactly this. I envy you if you live elsewhere.

Both sides see each other as this.

13 Hey God - Bon Jovi

Although I don't have built up anger, like Jon does in this song, I am thinking, "Hey God! Remember us? A little help? Please? Amen."

14 Misery - Maroon 5

It's funny that this album is called "Hands All Over," since that's exactly what we're trying to avoid, but I agree.

A pretty universal feeling as of 2020. I don't think I know a single soul who wasn't in misery during quarantine.

15 Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne

True because this year been brazy but we should keep holding on.

16 Hold On - Wilson Phillips

For when the world is properly reunited with their loved ones.

17 The Wild Boys - Duran Duran

In other words, rioters.

18 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

I considered ending my top 10 songs with "Welcome to Hell," but I decided to end this list on a high note and some optimism so, Don't Stop Believin' it is.

True, this year was ass but we still should believe in it and stay positive.

Thanks for having at least some optimism at the end.

19 Complicated - Avril Lavigne
20 Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
21 Slipped Away - Avril Lavigne
22 Everything Sux - Descendents

Everything sucks because the same people who are whining about 2020 were also whining about 2019. I bet they'll also whine about 2021.

Yeah, everything kinda does suck, to put it bluntly.

Exactly. Couldn't describe it better

23 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

My September was pretty bad.

24 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
25 We are Warriors - Avril Lavigne

I think that's why Avril Lavigne made is song in the first place
Did anyone know Avril got this song off her album Head Above Water called 'Warrior'. A fact just in case no one knew

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