Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order Through January 31st

Written by | February 2, 2020 4:30 am | No Comments


Ten years later, I am still trying to figure out how to deal with all these songs so it is easy to read and makes sense. I’ve changed it to two posts, one a sort of Top 20 in order of preference, and this one, everything worth mentioning among the top songs of the year. I figured that out last year… what I don’t know is whether it is worth adding a review of each song, or a review of all songs. I think I am going to add just a sentence… I may not later on…

Normalization Blues – AJJ – folkie protest perfection

I Think You’re Great – Alex the Astronaut – the guitar lick is solid silver

Deep In Love – Bonny Light Horseman, Eric D. Johnson, Josh Kaufman, Anaïs Mitchell – folkie supergroup, get this gorgeous love song right

Murda She Wrote – Buju Banton – Banton dancehall

Heart Attack – Courteeners – kings of the tempo quick hard kick

BUSSIT (with Ari Lennox) – Dreamville, Ari Lennox – Ari in strong voice

Godzilla (feat. Juice WRLD) – Eminem, Juice WRLD –  Juice is strong on the chorus

Life Is Good (feat. Drake) – Future, Drake – better together

Your Reply – Frances Quinlan – so good I went back and listened to Hop Along

You should be sad – Halsey – the glad i never ever had a baby with you is devastating

Like a Woman Should – Hayley Mary – good song, incredibly great singing

Slide (Remix) (feat. Pop Smoke, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie & Chris Brown) – H.E.R., A Boogie Wit da Hood a who’s who of pop on a what’s what

Sometimes – H.E.R. – one of her best songs to date

P*$$Y Fairy (OTW) – Jhené Aiko – hot and chill sex song

la – Kelsea Ballerini –  then she took a pill in Ibiza

Digging in the Desert – Lié – get up and use them

MIB – Myke Towers – Latin trap with an excellent rap

Me in 20 Years – Moses Sumney – art pop

God’s Own Children – Obongjayar – African dance pop

What Makes Me Think About You – Nicolas Godin – Airtight electronic pop move

Concrete – Poppy – Bury her six feet deep

Sweet – Porridge Radio – the face of errant sadcore as post-punk prog wakemare

Rare – Selena Gomez – it isn’t Ariane on romance, but it is still great

Slow Down – Acoustic – Skip Marley, H.E.R. – Bob’s Grandson and H.E.R.’s third song on this list

Mal – Slow Mass – melodic hardcore meets punk

Only The Young – Featured in Miss Americana – Taylor Swift – Yeah, Taylor gets political but you’ll stay for the terrific hook

Iron Fist – Tha God Fahim – if Wu were from the South…

Trash Glam Baby – The Boomtown Rats – their first song knocking on forty years and it’s still like clockwork

Dressing America – TORRES – she goes Americana-y

Bikini Porn – Tove Lo – Hot stuff EDM nursery rhyme, the video is killer -co-produced by Finneas



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