Fifty Favorite Songs of 2020–The Gibby Fifty

Hello all and Happy New Year! We’re back with part 2 of our Listmas 2020 coverage for my 50 favorite songs of 2020. As much as this was a good music year, it also soared on a song-by-song basis, and each of these is a treat. There’s a Spotify list at the bottom to throw off and/or validate your algorithm.

Andy Shauf – “Try Again”
Bartees – “Boomer” Bartees describes this as a pop-punker that leads with a DaBaby verse. Bartees rules.
beabadoobee – “Further Away”
Bedtime Khal – “Black Tears”
Best Coast – “Everything Has Changed”
Best Ex – “Lemons” I’m a sucker for songs that zigzag between taking the high road and saying “fuck it”
Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”
Bully – “Add It On”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Summer Love”
Charli XCX – “Anthems”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It” Probably my biggest “How was this not a hit?” of the year
Chris Farren – “Phantom Friend”
Disclosure feat. slowthai – “My High”
Dogleg – “Headfirst”
Dua Lipa – “Physical”
Empty Country – “Clearing” That swooping falsetto on the chorus is incredible
Eric Slick – “Over It”
Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
Gorillaz feat. St. Vincent – “Chalk Tablet Towers”
Grimes – “4AEM”
Half Waif – “Siren” I dunno if I’ll have space to write about it elsewhere, so: the Half Waif album was very good last year
I Love Your Lifestyle – “Shilly-Shally” I kept forgetting to check this record but this song is great!
Into It. Over It. – “Courtesy Greetings”
Jeff Rosenstock – “***BNB”
Kali Uchis – “telepatia”
Kid Cudi – “The Void” Man, I feel for Cudi; his release date was all set to be his and then evemore got announced to drop the same day
Kitty – “Afterglow”
Lady Gaga feat. BLACKPINK – “Sour Candy”
Lil Uzi Vert – “Homecoming”
Megan Thee Stallion feat. SZA – “Freaky Girls” Although “Shots Fired” was a close second
Nick Lutsko – “Unleash Your Spirit” Not on Spotify
Nine Inch Nails – “Together”
Phoebe Bridgers – “Chinese Satellite”
Pinkshift – “i’m gonna tell my therapist on you” This might have been my song of the year
Quinton Brock – “To the Moon” Quiton Brock’s ready to change rock music
Record Setter – “An Explanation”
Ricky Eat Acid – “smoking a cigarette or is it weed”
Rina Sawayama – “Who’s Gonna Save U Now?” Probably my favorite vocal performance of the year
Run the Jewels feat. 2 Chainz- “out of sight”
Serena Isioma – “Stop Calling the Police on Me”
Snarls – “Burst”
Soccer Mommy – “yellow is the color of her eyes” This was gonna be “Circle the Drain” until I heard this one in the right frame of mind the other night
Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
Taylor Swift – “mirrorball”
The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
The Weeknd – “After Hours” I just love the skittering beat of this one
Touche Amore – “Reminders”
Ty Dolla $ign feat. Kid Cudi – “Temptations”
Vritra – “WHAT’S THAT”
Yves Tumor – “Medicine Burn” A true “buckle the fuck up” moment

About bgibs122

I enjoy music and music culture; I hope you do, too.
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