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.
“Antifa Dance” by
Mourning [A] BLKstar
“Don’t Start Now” by
“Ferris Wheel” by
“Hapi feat. Big Rube” by
“Is There Something in the Movies?” by
“Los Angeles” by
“The Low” by
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
“Sing Gently” by
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6
“Take a Piece” by
The Big Moon
“Take What You Can Carry” (Scientist Dub One) by
Mia Doi Todd
The Ballroom Thieves
“walking in the snow” by
Run the Jewels
Favorite Songs by Year, 1973-2019
Welcome to summer with a small selection of tunes you can rock out and/or dance to.
Bee Bee Sea :: “Daily Jobs”
Bee Bee Sea, described as a garage-psych band, are a trio originating from Castel Goffredo, Italy. They sound, though, as if they came straight from London in the late 70s.
Haim :: “Los Angeles”
This is the opening track from the new album
Women in Music Pt. III, by the trio of sisters from – you guessed it – Los Angeles.
Baronhawk Poitier :: “Temperado Tornado”
Baronhawk Poitier, a producer/DJ from Washington, DC, provides the beats to get you out onto the (socially distanced) dance floor.
Public Enemy :: “State of the Union” (featuring DJ Premier)
The legendary hip hop group from Long Island, NY are joined by DJ Premier to take a direct shot at Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred and violence against the people of our country.
Zebra Katz :: “IN IN IN”
Zebra Katz, stage name of rapper Ojay Morgan, explores “social issues surrounding race, sexuality, and the black experience” through fast rhymes and a dense sonic environment.