Favorite Songs of 2020

Here’s a list of my top songs for this year, in an order that might be surprisingly mixable. These are not necessarily from 2020; I just happened to have heard them in the last twelve months.

Horses, by Tomo Nakayama on Music from Touchy Feely
August, by Taylor Swift on Folklore
Conversations in the Dark, by John Legend on Bigger Love
Husavik, by My Marianne feat. Will Ferrell on Eurovision Song Contest
Now I’m in It, by Haim on Women in Music Pt. III
That Feeling, by Young London on Laggies
I Hate Everybody, by Halsey on Manic
Scared To Live (SNL Live), by The Weeknd on After Hours (Deluxe)
This Is Everything, by Grouplove on Healer
Delete Forever, by Grimes on Miss Anthropocene

Playing Dead, by Breathe Owl Breathe on Your Sister’s Sister
This Summer, by Loren Allred on This Summer
Bad Decisions, by The Strokes on The New Abnormal
Inner Child, by BTS on Map of the Soul: 7
Retrospect, by Vistas on Everything Changes in the End
Nothing at All, by Perfume Genius on Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Death Stranding, by Chvrches on Death Stranding
Empress, by Snow Patrol on Wildness
Spring, by Angel Olsen on All Mirrors

We lost an excellent filmmaker this year, Lynn Shelton. Three of the songs featured on this list are from her movies — Touchy Feely (Horses), Laggies (That Feeling), and Your Sister’s Sister (Playing Dead). Touchy Feely is my favorite film of hers, but really, they’re all excellent.

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