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2020 is finally coming to an end, and it's been one hell of a ride. Saying that, I think we should end this year on a more lighter note.
What are your top 10 best songs?

-They can only be songs released from this year only
-List doesn't have to be in order. But to make it more fun, you totally should
-Honourable mentions are fine (there's been a lot of good songs this year, it's hard to not mention them)
-Feel free to post links to the songs, I'm sure some people would be interested in hearing your song choices

Quick reminder, we all have different tastes. No judging other people's choices
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10. London Grammar- Baby it's you

9. Confidence man- First class bitch

8. Royal blood- Trouble's coming

7. Peking Duk x The Wombats- Nothing to love about love

6. Purity Ring- stardew

5. Noah Dillon- Matthew McConaughey

4. The Dreggs- Feel Alive

3. The Strokes- At the door

2. The Avalanches- Running red lights

Honourable mentions; Art vs science- Icycle Bicycle, Amy Shark- C'mon, Pendulum- Driver, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets- Mr Prism, Spacey Jane- Booster seat, Oscar Lang- Get out, Tyne James Organ- Not ready for love, Dune rats- Stupid is as stupid does, San Cisco- reasons, Everything Everything- Violent sun

And for my number one top song of this year, San Cisco with Messages. Super catchy and upbeat, it deserves this spot.

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I tend to listen to a lot of albums in full, so there's some albums where multiple songs stuck out / a favourite hasn't stuck out yet, so I'll put the album in honourable mentions. There's also a few albums yet to be released (mainly Less Than Jake), so this is a work in progress. That said, these are some of my top tracks from this year (stuck to one per artist for now):

Angels & Airwaves - All That's Left Is Love

Sepultura - Agony of Defeat (Quadra is probably my album of the year).

Maria Mena - Not OK

Tori Amos - Holly

Marilyn Manson - Half-Way and One Step Forward

Tenille Townes - Come As You Are

Caylee Hammack - New Level of Life

Deftones - Urantia (whole album is superb)

Bon Jovi - Blood in the Water

Special album mentions: H.e.a.t - H.e.a.t II / Sarah Jarosz - World on the Ground / The Night Flight Orchestra - Aeromance / Skeletoon - Nemesis / Lovebites - Electric Pentagram / The Suicide Machines - Revolution Spring

It's sad, but I don't even know if I could name 10 songs from 2020, much less make a list . I don't listen new music as much as before.

Just this morning I heard someone saying that the song "We are young", from FUN was from 2012! I had to check it because I thought it was impossible... but it's true.

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In no particular order - I mainly listen to mainstream music and these are the 10 songs I've played multiple times throughout 2020.

1. The Weeknd - In Your Eyes ft Doja Cat

2. The Weeknd - Save Your Tears

3. Travis Scott feat. Young Thug & M.I.A. - FRANCHISE

4. Justin Bieber - Holy ft. Chance the Rapper

5. Chris Brown, Young Thug - Go Crazy 

6. Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar

7. Jason Derulo & Jawsh 685 - Savage Love

8. Post Malone - Circles

9. Future - Life Is Good ft Drake

10. Drake, Giveon - Chicago Freestyle

Honorable mentions of other songs I often hear and like

-Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande - Rain On Me
-Doja Cat - Say So
-Justin Bieber - Intentions

Songs that were released late 2019 but I still consider them 2020 that I like

-The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
-The Weeknd - Heartless
-Coldplay - Everyday Life
-Coldplay - Champion Of The World
-Coldplay - Cry Cry Cry 

But the two of the songs I've been playing non-stop in the last few weeks (not 2020 but dont care)

Michael Bublé - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Michael Bublé - All I Want For Christmas Is You


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Often I don't know when the music I'm listening was released. I just jump from one song to another, one band/artist to another or even one genre to another. I listen to what comes to mind or what I've previously seen recommended somewhere.

However, I can think of an album and a song that I do know were released this year. I'll choose a song from the album and post the other one now, and I'll be updating this whenever I remember (or happen to listen and like) a song from this year.

1. Memento Mori (Lamb of God).

2. Rowing With One Hand (Ye Banished Privateers).

3. Daughter Of A Rifleman (Vargas & Lagola).

4. Sneeztem Of A Yawn (Nanowar of Steel).

5. Zeus (Eminem).

6. El gordo que la pisa bien (Kase.O).

7. Genocidal Humanoidz (System Of A Down).


Wolf Totem (The HU feat. Jacoby Shaddix). This version of a song misses out on the list for only a couple of weeks, so it deserves an honorable mention. Nifty Mongolian voices and instruments well mixed with the American rock style.

And that's all. I've listened to a lot more music, but either it was old or I don't know the release year.


v.1) Adding Daughter Of A Rifleman (which makes two songs from this year that I discovered on these forums). Honorable mention to Wolf Totem.

v.2) Adding Sneeztem Of A Yawn (a song indirectly discovered thanks to VGChartz). Changing link for Daugther Of A Rifleman (unavailable video).

v.3, .4 & .5) Adding El gordo que la pisa bien, Zeus and Rowing With One Hand, respectively.

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I haven't done my deep dive through 2020 yet, but this is where I'm at right now:

1) Protest the Hero - Gardenias (Progressive Metal)

2) Pure Reason Revolution - New Obsession (Progressive)

3) Fall of Troy - Chain Wallet, Nike Shoes (Math Metal)

4) Plini - Papelillo (Instrumental Prog Guitar)

Gonna post my 10 kpop songs later.

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Well I don't to top 40 so can't name any hit released this year apart from wap and a doja cat song. 

I'm posting 5 techno tracks and 5 techno sets cause I don't do rules either. 

foodfather said:

Well I don't to top 40 so can't name any hit released this year apart from wap and a doja cat song. 

I'm posting 5 techno tracks and 5 techno sets cause I don't do rules either. 

I didn't listen to them all, but consider yourself Snake approved. Good stuff 

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