The Best Songs of 2020 Brought Light Into a Dark Year (2023)

"WAP," Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion

When you think about the headlines that dominated in 2020—unprecedented pandemic, halted economies, mass unemployment, impossible-to-contain fires—that an explicit ode to female pleasure would not just cut through, but take over front pages and prime time, should rattle your bones. We may be firmly in the 21st century, but women celebrating what women want remains revolutionary. Lucky for us, our new leaders in battle are two young, beautiful, unapologetic Black rappers named Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. I’d follow these women anywhere—certainly onto YouTube to watch this video one (hundred) more time(s). —Madison Vain

“Betty,” Taylor Swift

In 2020, across two albums, Taylor Swift’s writing entered literary territory. Always a storyteller, her songwriting in her indie-influenced Long Pond Studio Sessions took her usual diary passages and used them as influence to create characters and whole worlds. She has, perhaps, never written a song as perfect as "betty", the story in which she inhabits a character named James and his young love with Betty. As is always the case with her music, “betty” has been the subject of much speculation and what it means for Swift’s personal life. But Swift maintains that she attempted in this song to use her music to tell stories from different perspectives. No matter if it’s autobiographical or not, “betty” marks a bold step forward from music’s greatest storyteller. — Matt Miller

“dis-ease,” BTS

“Dynamite” got our Winter issue cover guys to No. 1 for the first time, “Life Goes On” made it two in a row, but if this track from Be gets released as a single, expect the phenomenon to get even bigger. BTS channels the terror and frustration of 2020 into a hip-hop song that manages to be peppy and cathartic, swaggering and vulnerable all at once. Writer j-hope says the theme of pandemic angst “fuses with the beat, as if the song is trying to get over itself and stay positive.” It works; BTS are a force, and “dis-ease” is a jam. —Dave Holmes

“walking in the snow,” Run The Jewels

“You so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me/Until my voice goes from a shriek to whisper—‘I can’t breathe’/And you sit there in the house on couch and watch it on TV,” Killer Mike raps on “walking in the snow.” These are the words protesters shouted in the streets of his home of Atlanta as they marched, fighting against police brutality and systemic racism. They’re lyrics that Mike could have written in 2020 as the murder of George Floyd sparked a civil rights movement. But, Mike wrote these in response to another murder of an unarmed Black man, that of Eric Garner in 2014. That these are lyrics that could be ripped from the headlines in any year in America is a great and utter travesty. And this song is an ineffable reminder to never stop fighting. — Matt Miller

“Babylon,” Lady Gaga

Everything that makes Gaga Gaga— the repeating syllables, the Madonna allusions, the drama-club enunciation, the complete over-the-top ridiculousness, and your inability to resist it— is in abundance on Chromatica’s final track. It’s about parties, or rumors, or ancient Egypt, or the Renaissance, or all of it, or none of it. Who knows, and who even cares; when the gospel choir pops in from nowhere to declare “THAT’S GOSSIP!!!” you’ll be too busy dancing to ask the burning question: “Huh?” — Dave Holmes

“Small Town Hypocrite,” Caylee Hammack

Caylee Hammack may be new on the Music City scene—her debut album arrived just this year—but you’d never guess it by listening to her sing. At just 26, she delivers her (exceptionally well-written, mind you) verses with a near devastating knowing. Nowhere is that on better display than here. Across an ocean of steel guitar, it’s a song about growing up, from someone who's done it. —Madison Vain

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There’s a cathartic sense of irony that comes with listening to “Lilacs” during a spring of unprecedented loneliness. With Dylanesque composition, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield sings about isolation and the rejuvenating power of nature. “I wake up feeling nothing / Camouflage the wavering sky / I sit at my piano, wander the wild whereby / And the lilacs drank the water / And the lilacs die / And the lilacs drank the water / Marking in the slow, slow, slow passing of time,” she sings in the opening lines of the song. In hindsight, they read like an artist’s social distancing diary. But buried beneath the subject matter, the song has an easygoing complexion and an innate sense of hope. “When I wrote that chorus, I was like, ‘All right, we’re going to make this a little bit of a light at the end of the tunnel,'” Crutchfield told Rolling Stone of the song. And this song certainly leaves the impression that things will get better. —Matt Miller

“Horen Sarrison,” beabadoobee

“Care” is a perfect gateway into 20-year-old British-Filipina Beatrice Laus’ debut album Fake The Flowers. But for me the heart of the record is this ballad, written for Laus’ boyfriend, filmmaker Soren Harrison. “I want you to know that I’m in love,” she sings, “but I don’t want you to feel comfortable.” The bliss of young romance with a twist of ‘90s indie angst, from what might be my album of the year. — Dave Holmes

“Under the Table,” Fiona Apple

It’s worth spending time with Fiona Apple’s entire 2020 LP, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, which dropped in April to near universal praise. But even in a sea (um, 13 songs) of true gems, “Under the Table” still stands out. The defiant—and at times sing-songy—cut sees Apple tell off a fancy man at a fancier party for thinking he can control what comes out of her mouth. Full of fury and nearly overwhelming in its feeling, it’s a uniquely female fantasy that can’t, and won’t, be ignored. —Madison Vain

"A.P.I.D.T.A.," Jay Electronica

Though the basket great is never mentioned by name in the song, Jay Electronica wrote A.P.I.D.T.A. the night Kobe Bryant died. A somber and lucid meditation on death, Electronica is open about his own grief and the loss of his mother. “The day my momma died, I scrolled her texts all day long,” he raps on the track. It’s pure, knowing poetry. And with vivid, striking details Electronica and Jay-Z rap over a sample of “A Hymn” by Khruangbin. “The flesh we roam this earth in is a blessing, not a promise,” Electronica says near the end of his verse, one of the most wise and elegant lyrics I’ve heard in a song all year. — Matt Miller

“Changes,” Ruston Kelly

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Kelly’s Shape and Destroy is one of the records of the year, a country-flavored “dirt emo” meditation on the revelations and challenges of early sobriety that’s a lot more fun than I’ve just made it sound. Its opening track concludes “at least I’m not the thing I was before,” with a determination that’s reassuring, because at the end of this year, none of the rest of us are either. — Dave Holmes

“Idontknow,” Jamie xx

After five years, the wait for new music from the producer-DJ-xx band member has officially ended. And it's not just that the 31-year-old is releasing music under his own name again that feels so vital—it’s also what he’s releasing. His five-and-a-half minute return bangs with skittish baselines, chopped up vocals, frenetic tempo changes, and trancey interludes that, while occasionally hard to follow, feel right in line with the chaotic world they release into. —Madison Vain

“Safaera,” Bad Bunny

An incredible feat of scope and production, Bad Bunny’s “Safaera” spans decades of influences, referencing Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Could You Be Loved.” Alongside features from Jowell & Randy and Ñengo Flow, Bad Bunny and producers DJ Orma and Tainy flip the dial on nostalgia, spinning it into an irresistible, inventive, and frenzied reggaetón club banger. The genre is among the most influential sounds in global hip-hop and Bad Bunny continues to be a lead innovator in the space, proving why he deserves to be the biggest pop star in the world in 2020. —Matt Miller

“Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme),” The Orielles

The title of this English indie band’s second album Disco Volador translates to Disco Flying, I guess, and though it may not make sense on the page, put on this track and tell me you’re not out of your chair within fifteen seconds. There are hints of early ‘90s rave-inflected Britpop in here, put through a Stereolab filter and aimed for the dancefloor. The Orielles ask “Can you re-align the boundaries of my sensory home,” and while I have no idea what that even means, I lean toward yes. —Dave Holmes

“White Boy,” Jensen McRae

Over a lush, Mazzy Star-esque groove, 22-year-old Los Angeles singer-songwriter McRae takes us to a college party where an African-American woman finds herself code-switching for a charming white guy: “Twirl my hair, watch my voice jump the octave/I don't like who I am for you, white boy.” She’s described her sound as “Tracy Chapman writing music for Adele while studying for the vocab section of the SAT,” and with an equally frank and stunning second single “Wolves” just out, we think she is poised to be massive. —Dave Holmes

“Roger Ebert,” Clem Snide

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Eef Barzelay brings his indie-country band Clem Snide back after a five-year hiatus, and if it seems strange to be doing that with a song about Roger Ebert’s dying words (“This is all an elaborate hoax”), Clem Snide never did play it safe. It’s a soothing meditation on the mysteries of life, the perfect sonic cushion to ease our increasingly chaotic day-to-day. —Dave Holmes

“Be Afraid,” Jason Isbell

“Be afraid, be very afraid, but do it anyway”: The exact right message at the exact right moment. With the first single from his upcoming Reunions album, the alt-country firebrand makes the case for speaking your mind, especially if your voice is shaking. “We don’t take requests, we won’t shut up and sing/Tell the truth enough, you’ll find it rhymes with everything.” And for Isbell, it’s not just talk: on March 3rd, he did a Super Tuesday fundraiser for Alabama Senatorial candidate Doug Jones. He’s been overdue for a breakout, and this might just be the track that does it. —Dave Holmes

“People, I’ve Been Sad,” Christine and the Queens

Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier is direct on her first new single of 2020. “People, I’ve been sad,” she says carefully, slowly. Over a simmering synth beat, she demands you to listen as she voices her own struggles. In a time when we see a cry for help on social media elicit nothing a hit on the like button, or a quick comment of support, “People, I’ve Been Sad” asks us to truly connect emotionally. There’s space in this song—in the dialed back production, between each word—begging you to react, to truly share this experience. It’s a powerful reminder to be open, to listen, and to really meet people as individuals with feelings and not as fleeting moments on your timeline. — Matt Miller

“Breathe Deeper,” Tame Impala

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t immediately excited for a new Tame Impala album. I’ve loved every previous album and seen each tour, but over the years, my excitement, undeservedly, faded. Kevin Parker’s crowds had grown more bro-y with each passing year, as his shows embraced a more pulsing club mentality. It’s unfair, I know, but I was worried about what Parker had coming next. It turns out, on The Slow Rush, the musical mastermind at once embraced the future and the past, all at once. “Breathe Deeper” is a perfect example, as it blurs a ‘70s funk jam with lush synth breakdowns and a tumbling drum beat. What’s most astonishing is that he’s able to take each of these parts and blend them into a package for the modern festival circuit. I’ll be fist pumping right next to the bros this summer. — Matt Miller

“Big Conspiracy,” J Hus

“They wanna judge me from what they heard I do / It’s a big conspiracy,” J Hus sings on the title track of his sophomore album. It comes two years after he served a brief sentence for carrying a knife in a shopping center in East London. (He was stopped because a police officer said he smelled of cannabis.) The track, with references to Ronald Reagan’s war on drugs and a system that’s set up to explicitly work against him, is an introspective look at a world that is conspiring to bring the rapper down. That he does this over a soulful beat, with jazzy guitar chords, adds to the contemplative nature of the song—and stands in stark contrast to the narrative that the media is trying to thread. — Matt Miller

“Delete Forever,” Grimes

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I’m constantly astonished by the range and scope of Grimes’s music. Often, it can be alien—an otherworldly creation all her own. Her latest album further establishes her as a pop star of the future. There are dystopian club bangers, near-ambient techno, and soaring sci-fi synth ballads. But the most surprising song on a set full of pure creative energy stuns in its normality. “Delete Forever,” is an earnest, strumming (with banjo of all things) acoustic track, like Grimes’s version of the token acoustic song from an early Green Day album. Written the night that Lil Peep died, the song, musically and production-wise, doesn't hide its fantastic songwriting beneath overly lofty ideas. It’s an earnest meditation on the opioid crisis; straightforward, beautiful, and powerful in its simplicity. — Matt Miller

“Neon Skyline,” Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf’s songs are charming tales of everyday life. The vibes are good, like a friend telling a random little anecdote over a beer after work. It’s laid back, it’s harmless, it’s casually relatable. On Neon Skyline, every song works as one linear narrative, and its title track sets the scene and the characters, and establishes the laidback attitude that defines the set. It’s perhaps the least pretentious concept album you'll find—and by the end of this opening track, Shauf has already made a great friend out of you. Just sit back and enjoy what he has to tell you. — Matt Miller

“Next to You,” Little Big Town

Revolutions come at every decibel. In the case of Little Big Town, one of the most transgressive acts in Nashville, they arrive softly, wrapped in honeyed, four-part harmonies. Since their song “Girl Crush,” off 2014’s truly excellent Pain Killer LP, broke out, igniting a debate about whether or not it promoted pro-gay content—“I want to taste her lips/ Yeah, ’cause they taste like you,” Karen Fairchild sings, soaked by jealousy—the act has embraced its ability to transform from the mainstream’s center. Last year’s “The Daughters” rejects traditional expectations of women, wonderfully, wishing a new dawn for the world’s young girls. “I've heard of God the Son and God the Father,” they sing, brazenly, “I’m just looking for a God for the daughters.” It’s a theme that ebbs and flows throughout their ninth album, Nightfall. (Songs like “Sugar Coat” are absolutely must-listen fare.) But few acts know better when to push and when to pull back, and one of their finest moments arrives here, as they recede towards simpler concepts. An ode to the safety found in familiar, physical connection, it’s an undeniable witness to everything this foursome does well musically. — Madison Vain

“Physical,” Dua Lipa

I’d dare you not to dance upon hearing the latest single from Dua Lipa, but there’s simply no fun in the impossible. With a chunky, chugging synth line and a shout-your-heart-out chorus—“Come on! Let’s get physical!” she exclaims, in her smokey lower register—the 24-year-old Brit’s idolized '80s touchstones are obvious. That doesn’t mean they don’t still surprise, especially in how well they’re executed. Echoes of that era are all over the current pop charts, but with just one album under her belt (her second, dubbed Future Nostalgia, arrives this year), few are doing it better than Dua Lipa. “Physical” is her flashiest, finest entry yet—and it’s almost worrisome to think she’s just getting started. — Madison Vain

“Martingales,” The Lone Bellow

Certainly, you’ve heard the news: things are bad. Things are exhausting. Divisive. Polarizing. They’re bogged down by lies and inspired by hate. Respite can be hard to find in 2020, a year that’s only seen two months but feels ten times longer. As such, our salves and escapes deserve extra credit, not to mention a few more spins on the turntable. One of mine arrived late on The Lone Bellow’s February LP, Half Moon Light in the form of “Martingales.” “If yesterday is too heavy,” lead singer Zach Williams pleads, with his full-throated, rasp-lined instrument, propped up over warm acoustics by his bandmates’ harmonies, “put it down.” Put it down. After just a few listens, you’ll certainly find sweet, cathartic release. — Madison Vain

Matt MillerCulture EditorMatt Miller is a Brooklyn-based culture/lifestyle writer and music critic whose work has appeared in Esquire, Forbes, The Denver Post, and documentaries.

Madison VainMadison Vain is the Digital Director at Esquire; a writer and editor living in New York, she previously worked at Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated.

Dave HolmesEditor-at-LargeDave Holmes is Esquire's L.A.-based editor-at-large.

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What is the most successful song of 2020? ›

"Blinding Lights" by the Weeknd (pictured) was the best-performing single of 2020, spending a total of four nonconsecutive weeks at the top position of the Billboard Hot 100, as well as breaking Billboard records for both the most time ever spent in the Top 5, and the most spent in the Top 10.

What are the top 3 songs of 2020? ›

The Official Top 40 most-streamed songs of 2020
TITLEARTIST
1BLINDING LIGHTSWEEKND
2DANCE MONKEYTONES & I
3ROSESSAINT JHN
4ROCKSTARDABABY FT RODDY RICCH
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Listening to certain songs can elicit specific memories. Music helps to write autobiographical memory. People who suffer from memory loss still demonstrate lasting memories of music.

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Top 100 Hits of 2020/Top 100 Songs of 2020
  • Blinding Lights - The Weeknd.
  • Circles - Post Malone.
  • The Box - Roddy Ricch.
  • Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa.
  • Rockstar - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch.
  • Adore You - Harry Styles.
  • Life Is Good - Future featuring Drake.
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What was the most popular song in 2020 2021? ›

iHeartRadio Top Overall Songs:
  • “Levitating” — Dua Lipa.
  • “Save Your Tears” — The Weeknd.
  • “34+35” — Ariana Grande.
  • “Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat ft. Sza.
  • “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) — Lil Nas X.
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What is the most popular song in 2022 right now? ›

HITS 2022 - Today's Top Songs
  • I'm Good (Blue) I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. ...
  • 10:35. 10:35. Tiësto & Tate McRae. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. ...
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What is the best song of 2000 2020? ›

20 hit songs from 2000 turning 20 in 2020
  • “Ms. Jackson” by Outkast.
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  • “Yellow” by Coldplay.
  • “In The End” by Linkin Park.
  • “Shape of My Heart” by Backstreet Boys.
  • “It's My Life” by Bon Jovi.
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  • “All the Small Things” by Blink-182.
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What are 2 popular songs right now? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras) Sam Smith, Kim Petras. ...
  • Anti-Hero. Taylor Swift. Midnights. ...
  • Made You Look. Meghan Trainor. Takin' It Back. ...
  • As It Was. Harry Styles. As It Was. ...
  • CUFF IT. EBeyoncé RENAISSANCE. ...
  • Rich Flex. EDrake, 21 Savage. Her Loss. ...
  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez) Rema, Selena Gomez. ...
  • Tití Me Preguntó Bad Bunny.

What is the #1 album of 2020? ›

Folklore by Taylor Swift was the best-selling album of 2020, and the longest-running number-one album of the year, spending eight weeks atop the chart.

What was the number one song in January 2020? ›

The following week, on January 11, 2020, Post Malone's "Circles" returned to the number-one spot, another carry-over from the 2010s; it originally reached number one on November 30, 2019.

What was the number 1 song of the summer in 2020? ›

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DaBaby's “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, wraps at No. 1 on Billboard's 2020 Songs of the Summer chart.

Who won the Song of the Year 2020 SA? ›

Johannesburg- The wait is finally over, votes have been cast and Isibani by DJ Hlo has been crowned song of the year. Of all the 10 songs which were nominated to be the song of the year on Ukhozi FM, Isibani had the most votes and took the top spot.

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What part of the brain is music stored? ›

Temporal Lobe

“We use the language center to appreciate music, which spans both sides of the brain, though language and words are interpreted in the left hemisphere while music and sounds are inerpreted in the right hemisphere,” Yonetani says.

Why do songs take you back? ›

Music is a sensory gift that allows listeners to be taken back in time to a moment so minute, they had forgotten it was even a memory, while allowing the artist to express their most intimate feelings and memories on a platform shared and appreciated by many.

What is it called when you hear a song and it brings back memories? ›

Echoic memory is the ultra-short-term memory for things you hear. The brain maintains many types of memories. Echoic memory is part of sensory memory, storing information from the sounds you hear.

Who is the most popular song in the world? ›

As of November 2022, only two songs have reached 3 billion streams - Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" and The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights", and a total of 23 songs have reached 2 billion streams.

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The number one song on iTunes right now is Lux Æterna by Metallica. Related Charts: Apple Music Top Streaming Songs, iTunes Top 200 Songs, Top New Songs November 2022, Top 100 Albums, and Top 40 Music Videos.

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Who is the number one artist in 2022? ›

The Hitmaker: TikTok Crowns Lizzo As The No. 1 Most-Viewed Artist Of 2022 In The U.S.

Which song is #1 on Billboard 2022? ›

Future featuring Drake and Tems, “Wait for U

What are the top songs of 2022 so far? ›

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What is the most beautiful song in 2022? ›

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  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)Rema, Selena Gomez.
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  • Glimpse of UsJoji.
  • Light SwitchCharlie Puth.
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What were 3 popular songs in the 2000s? ›

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2000
No.TitleArtist(s)
1"Breathe"Faith Hill
2"Smooth"Santana featuring Rob Thomas
3"Maria Maria"Santana featuring The Product G&B
4"I Wanna Know"Joe
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What was the #1 song of 2000? ›

The #1 song of 2000, "Breathe" by Faith Hill, never reached #1 on the weekly charts. No.

What was the biggest hit song in the 2000s? ›

Mariah Carey earned four number-one singles, including the best-performing single of the decade "We Belong Together". Alicia Keys scored four number-one entries, totaling 22 weeks atop the chart.

Who is the #1 artist on Spotify? ›

As of December 2022, Taylor Swift has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist, and The Weeknd has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male artist. Ed Sheeran is the most-followed male artist, and Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist.

What are the trending music in 2022? ›

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  • Beat Goes On (Rhythm to the Brain) Beat Goes On (Rhythm to the Brain) ...
  • Wings (feat. ...
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Who has #1 album? ›

As of the issue dated December 3, 2022, the current number-one album on the Billboard 200 is Midnights by Taylor Swift.

What is the #1 album of all time? ›

Michael Jackson's Thriller, estimated to have sold 70 million copies worldwide, is the best-selling album ever. Jackson also currently has the highest number of albums on the list with five, Celine Dion has four, while the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Madonna and Whitney Houston each have three.

What is the number 1 album right now 2022? ›

Adele, '30'

What was the number one song February 2020? ›

Chart history
Issue dateSongArtist(s)
February 1"What a Man Gotta Do"Jonas Brothers
February 8"Anyone"Demi Lovato
February 15"Only the Young"Taylor Swift
February 22"Yikes"Nicki Minaj
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What was the number 1 song in June 2020? ›

"Rain On Me" debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated June 6, 2020.

Who is No 1 Billboard Artist 2020? ›

The Year in Charts 2020: Post Malone Is the Top Artist for the Second Year in a Row. Post Malone is No. 1 on Billboard's year-end Top Artists chart for 2020, while Taylor Swift is the year's top female artist, BTS is the top duo/group and Roddy Ricch is the top new artist.

What is the most popular type of music 2020? ›

Music Genre List – Top 10 Most Popular Music Genres of 2020
  • Hip Hop/Rap - 12.01% Rap has dominated the last decade of music and seems an unstoppable force with the influence of hip hop becoming worldwide. ...
  • Techno - 10.38% ...
  • R&B - 10.00% ...
  • Punk - 8.82% ...
  • Country - 6.54% ...
  • Indie Rock - 5.19% ...
  • Electro - 4.72% ...
  • Latin - 3.77%
23 Jan 2020

Who won the Korean Music award for Best Pop Album in 2020 and 2021? ›

Best Pop Album
YearWinnerAlbum
2021Baek YerinEvery Letter I Sent You
2020Our Love Is Great
2019Jang Pil-SoonSoony Eight:소길花
2018IUPalette
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What was the Song of the Year in 2020 in South Africa? ›

DJ Zinhle won Song of the Year for 'Umlilo'. After destroying the competition to scoop the prestigious Song of the Year prize, DJ Zinhle wants you to know that she's coming for a whole lot more in 2020. The chart-topping DJ had South Africans dancing like there was no tomorrow this festive season with her track Umlilo.

Who won Artist of the Year 2020 BET awards? ›

More Stories by Denise. Who was big winner at the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards? Megan Thee Stallion took home three awards — hip-hop artist of the year, best collaboration (For “Savage” with Beyonce) and hustler of the year.

How do you search for a music you dont know the name? ›

To find a song you don't know the name of, start by visiting a music recognition website, like Midomi or Tunebot. Then, sing or hum the melody of the song into your computer's microphone and wait for the website to match the melody with a song in its database.

How do you identify a song you don't know the name of? ›

Below are some tools you can use to figure out the name of a song.
  1. Shazam. Shazam is a popular song-identifier app that works on most smartphones and even has an extension for web browsers. ...
  2. SoundHound. ...
  3. MusixMatch. ...
  4. Genius. ...
  5. Google Assistant. ...
  6. Siri & Alexa.

How do I find a song if I only know the hum? ›

Play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song. Play a song: Google will identify the song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google will identify potential matches for the song. Select one of them to view the Search results page and listen to the song, read lyrics, or view the music video.

How can I find a song by mind? ›

Use a Music ID App

You're almost certainly familiar with music identification apps like Shazam and SoundHound. When you fire up these apps with music playing near you, they'll do their best to identify the track and provide you with additional info on the song.

Can Siri identify songs? ›

On iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, or Mac, say “Hey Siri,” then ask what the song is. On iPhone or iPad, add the Shazam widget to identify music in the Today View.

Can you tell how a person is by their music? ›

Studies have shown a link between music preferences and a person's propensity to empathize with others. Researchers have also found a connection between music taste and personality traits.

Is there a free app to identify songs? ›

Shazam will identify any song in seconds. Discover artists, lyrics, videos & playlists, all for free. Over 1 billion installs and counting!

What is the easiest way to find a song name? ›

To find the name of a song that is used in a video, you can:
  1. Use a song recognition app such as Shazam or SoundHound.
  2. Google the lyrics of the song.
  3. Use a digital assistant like Siri or Alexa.
  4. Search the video description or read the comments of the video.

Can Siri recognize a song you hum? ›

Like Siri, Shazam can't recognize a tune that you sing or hum yourself. If you don't want to use Google for that, then try the SoundHound app (Android or iOS).

Can u hum to Shazam? ›

Once the app is listening, you can play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song.

Can Shazam search humming songs? ›

Answer: Shazam Music Recognition is an app that you can use to identify and find a song using a short sample of their music. You can hum the tune, whistle, or play it on another device.

Why do I hear music in my head at night? ›

Musical tinnitus - usually called musical hallucination - is the experience of hearing music when none is being played. In most people with musical hallucination, there is no underlying cause. There is not thought to be a connection to mental health conditions such as schizophrenia.

How do I stop music in my head? ›

Here's how to get that song out of your head
  1. Chew some gum. A simple way to stop that bug in your ear is to chew gum. ...
  2. Listen to the song. ...
  3. Listen to another song, chat or listen to talk radio. ...
  4. Do a puzzle. ...
  5. Let it go — but don't try.
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Why do I hear music in my head when I wake up? ›

MES occurs when you hear music even though there isn't any playing. It's a creation of the brain, but it's not a psychological problem or symptom of dementia. It's usually due to some degree of hearing loss, but the cause can't always be determined.

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