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The 30 Best Songs of 2020
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For a year that made no sense, it’s only fitting that 2020’s best songs make strange neighbors on a mixtape. You can’t recap 2020 without mentioning Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP,” a sex song so dirty that even the edited version leans toward an R rating (“wet and gushy,” anyone?). But on this roundup, there’s essentially an artist for every vibe or occasion: social uprising (Run the Jewels), apocalyptic brooding (Phoebe Bridgers), even just blissful headphone escapism (Tame Impala). As this depressing year comes to a close, let’s toast to the songs that kept us in the game....