There aren’t a lot of good things to say about the year 2020, but it was nevertheless a year filled with great music. Here are 20 of my favorite songs for 2020. Please use the comments box to add your favorites. And check out the end of the post for links to my favorite songs lists of previous years.
It’s that time of the year for my list of favorite songs. I’m doing things a little differently this year. First, I have 25 songs to recognize this year (plus one honorable mention). Second, I’m ranking them. Third, I’ll be publishing the list over three posts today. I’ve limited the list to one song per artist, lest I just list the entirety of Dirty Computer.
Let’s get started!
Honorable Mention: “BAMM” :: Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Kylee Russell (from Zombies)
Wednesdays are now my music blogging day. While I’ve enjoyed writing my Music Discoveries series, I’ve found it hard to find the time to give a fair listen to all of a bands album in just one week. So, starting in July, I’m going to post music discoveries on the first and third Wednesdays (and on the fifth Wednesday if there are that many Wednesdays in a month). On the second Wednesday, I’m going to extend my music criticism writing to reviewing a recently released album, called simply enough Album of the Month, similar to Song of the Week. The fourth Wednesday will be a music wildcard, probably a list, much like I’m posting today!
And today’s list simply shares some of my favorite songs released so far in 2016. I usually wait until the end of the year, but it’s been a great six months of music already.
I found it difficult to select just 10 songs I love from 2014. So, I didn’t and instead I’ve compiled a list of 20 fantastic tracks of the past year. And I could add more. The songs are listed below, alphabetically by title.
For previous year-end lists of previous years check out my lists for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
I’ve featured many of this songs in my Song of the Week posts this year. If you see a link from a song title it will take you back to the Song of the Week post for that song.