100 songs that made 2020 suck less

A 5.5-hour playlist to remind us all that there were some good times.

by Frankie Dunn
Dec 31 2020, 10:15am

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, what remained of Christmas got cancelled (if you’re unlucky enough to call London or England’s South East home, at least). It’s enough to make you want to hide under the covers in silence forever. Don’t do that though — now’s the perfect time to reflect on all the amazing, mood-altering music that came out in 2020. And luckily, someone just compiled the very best songs in this playlist.

And against all odds, it really was a good year for music. Megan Thee Stallion won queen storyteller with GOOD NEWS, Cardi’s WAP infiltrated our brains and the world woke up to the genius of Phoebe Bridgers. Then of course Christine and the Queens gave us a mythological night to remember with their La vita nuova EP, Shygirl exploded into our lives with her ALIAS mixtape and Flohio delivered her debut album, No Panic No Pain.

In this playlist you’ll find highlights of the above as well as songs by Priya Ragu, Lous and The Yakuza, ELIO, Selena Gomez, girl in red, Naeem, Deb Never, Kid Cudi, Gracie Abrams, BTS, Arlo Parks, Meth Math, Scuti, Kaash Paige and literally 80 more.

In no particular order, here are the 100 songs we loved the most in 2020.

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