100 best songs of 2020 (2023)

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The Girls: "Gaslighter"

The Chicks released "Gaslighter," the title track from their first album in 14 years, on March 4, just before 2020 goes up in flames. Its rousing chorus and Natalie Maines' post-divorce barbs make the song instantly satisfying, a dose of the band's well-known rousing humor served up with the reassurance that they were ready for the moment after so long. Maine's admission of her vulnerability only further roots her rallying cries in her humanity, speaking with a fair channel of anger, sadness, and confusion about the pain of a relationship gone to hell. Gas Lighter Ointment is easy to apply to almost any wound, whether it's from an ex-husband's misconduct on a boat or otherwise. -Allison Hussey

Listening: Girls, "Gaslighter"

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59.

Charli XCX: "Forever"

Written and recorded in self-isolation at her Los Angeles home, under the pressure of a self-imposed May deadline, Charli XCX's albumhow i feel nowIt already looks like a relic from another era. The album's lead single, the soaring, heartfelt "Forever," perfectly captured the mood of early quarantine: the song is vulnerable and genuine, finding Charli expressing her feelings with surprising clarity and candor. "I'll love you forever," he swears over an avalanche of glittering synths, "even if we're not together." It's a moving testament to a romance that means everything now, even if it eventually fades away. swamp -calum

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Listening: Charli XCX, "Forever"

58.

Bad Bunny: „Yo Perreo Sola“

As a genre, dance and movement, Perreo has always been about power. And with Yo Perreo Sola, Bad Bunny delivers a consensus-based memoir that focuses on a woman's independence on the dance floor. The video even features the superstar wearing the song's narrator's chains, latex, and tall boots, as it shows a genuine desire to play with gender expression in a genre that is too often aimed at the male gaze. But 'Yo Perreo Sola' also repeated the reggaeton of a lifetimemeetingrelegate female singers to anonymity; Puerto Rican rapper Nesi, who sings its chorus with passionate moves, was uncredited when the song was released. The oversight was later corrected with a remix that featured her (this time with a credit) on the side.pioneerIvy Queen - whose legendary "Quiero Bailar" defined the terms for this song - provides justification for Cavallotas who just want to dance in peace. – Stefanie Fernandez

Listening: Bad Bunny, "I Perreo Alone"

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57.

Burna Boy: "Onyeka (Baby)"

No man is a complete movement. But Burna Boy, who released an album with an ambitious titleafrican giantlast year and then doubled down on its promise with the 2020stwice bigger- made a career out of persuasively asking to be different. "Onyeka (Baby)" is a sunny, indestructibly sweet moment amidst a colossal album of dancehall, afrobeats and pop, another of Sísifo de Burna's efforts to condense the breadth of Pan-Africanism into his persona. No artist since Fela Kuti has so vigorously fused the continent's contradictions, torments and triumphs. -Mina Tavakoli

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Listening: Burna Boy, „Onyeka (Bebé)“

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56.

City Girls: „Pussy Talk“ [ft. Doja-Katze]

Yung Miami and JT from City Girls are gold standard shit talkers. That's what makes their music so fun to listen to, and on "Pussy Talk" they're at their best, including Doja Cat in a rundown of all the things your pussies want, can't, or won't do. I do not want to tolerate. When viewed as part of an exciting trilogy, with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" and Meg's "Don't Stop" serving as grand finales, "Pussy Talk" becomes even better. In 2016, the 45th president nearly becamespoiledthe word, but now, with her reign over, Pussy can spend the rest of the 2020s reclaiming her identity. According to City Girls, she is multitalented, multilingual ("English, Spanish and French"), wealthy, sophisticated, and in complete control. –Allison P. Davis

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Listening: City Girls, „Pussy Talk“ [ft. Doja-Katze]

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55.

Radio Porridge: "Sweet"

"Sweet" is a character study of a woman on the verge of madness. Porridge Radio frontwoman Dana Margolin sings like her heart is on fire, delivering lines with an almost savage bravado. As the narrator bites her nails and dodges a mother's concerned comments, the music oscillates between edgy, thin post-punk and bursts of metallic distortion. The music illustrates Sisyphus' task of feeling better: every time he reaches a certain level of stillness, the noise roars again. -Sophie Kemp

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Listening: Porridge Radio, "Sweet"

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54.

Destroyer: "Synthesizer Cue"

Like so many Destroyer songs before it, "Cue Synthesizer" is a grim vision of a decrepit world, led by a tour guide who can barely stand the sight. "I've been to America, I've been to Europe," Dan Bejar sings absently. "It's all the same shit." To accompany the trip, he commands a small headband: "Bring the drums / Cue fake drums", he sighs, but the royal entourage refuses to obey his orders. It's all a spooky vibe, groovy bass and canned snake-like electric guitar solos. The result feels slightly apocalyptic, oddly funny and timely. –Sam Sodomsky

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Listening: Destroyer, "signal synthesizer"

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53.

Bfb Da Packman: „Free Joe Exotic“ [ft. Sada-baby]

There are few acceptable places to play Free Joe Exotic outside of your own headphones. In the stunning song, Bfb Da Packman, who grew up in Flint, Michigan, talks about how he'd rather jump off a bridge than wear a condom, turns the slogan Sour Patch Kids into a pun on oral sex, and blames a girl from Betrayal has a great story about the size of his crap: "She said she can feel it in her belly, stop shutting up / Old lie bitch, my dick ain't that big." And all this just inprimer for🇧🇷 Even in Michigan, the capital of mindless black humor rap, you won't find anyone with more evil thoughts than Packman. – Alfonso Pierre

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Listening: Bfb Da Packman, „Free Joe Exotic“ [ft. Sada-baby]

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52.

Nick Hakim: "QADIR"

Nick Hakim's tribute to a late childhood friend shines in detail. Firm but eager congas, a smooth flute and bright keys merge into a moving plea for a kinder world. Like walking through a room inhabited by the spirits of lost loved ones, "QADIR" is both calming and frightening. As the track builds to symphonic heights, Hakim's dusty timbre fades, ushering in a haunting 10-piece chorus giving in to a feeling words can no longer express. Like a life, "QADIR" resonates long after it ends. –Jessica Karisa

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Listening: Nick Hakim, "QADIR"

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51.

Haim: "Only I know"

"I Know Alone" may have been written before the pandemic, but its reflections on loneliness are particularly poignant in a year when almost everyone has been forced to live a life of glorified seclusion. The song is a groggy anthem for those days when counting the dots on the ceiling can be a lot of work. “Nights turn to days that turn to ash, they keep turning,” Danielle Haim sings in quiet desperation. The melancholy bassline provides a melody to curl up in and reflect on, while the uptempo tempo near the end is a reminder that loneliness ends too. —Dayna Evans

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FAQs

What was the #1 song of 2022? ›

Chart history

"Heat Waves", the 2020 single by British indie-pop band Glass Animals, topped the Hot 100 in 2022 for five weeks. It became the best-charting song of the year.

What is the most played song in 2020? ›

The most-played song of 2020 was Blinding Lights by Canadian pop superstar The Weeknd, who headlined the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year.

What are the best 20 songs of all time? ›

The Top 50 most iconic songs of all time
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana.
  • Imagine - John Lennon.
  • One - U2.
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles.
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan.
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones.

What was the most popular song in 2020 2021? ›

Billboard: Dua Lipa's “Levitating” was the most popular song of the year, topping Billboard's Hot 100; Drake was the top artist of the year; Controversial country singer Morgan Wallen, who was caught on video using a racial slur, earned the number one spot on the Top 200 Albums chart for his work Dangerous: The Double ...

What are the top 40 hits right now? ›

US Top 40 | Chart Hits 2023
  • Boy's a liar Pt. Boy's a liar Pt. PinkPantheress, Ice Spice. ...
  • 10:35. 10:35. Tiësto, Tate McRae. ...
  • I'm Good (Blue) I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta, Bebe Rexha. ...
  • Kill Bill. Kill Bill. SZA. ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) ...
  • Flowers. Flowers. ...
  • Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) ...
  • Die For You. Die For You.

What song was #1 2012? ›

For 2012, the list for the top 100 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End songs was published on December 14, calculated with data from December 3, 2011 to November 24, 2012. At the number-one position was Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra, which stayed atop the Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks.

What are the 5 most famous songs? ›

The Top 50 most iconic songs of all time
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (1991)
  • Imagine - John Lennon (1971)
  • One - U2 (1992)
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (1982)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1975)
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles (1968)
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1967)
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (1965)
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What are the top 5 most played songs? ›

Top 10 Most Streamed Songs on Spotify
  1. 1. “ Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd. ...
  2. 2. “ Shape of You” - Ed Sheeran. ...
  3. 3. “ Dance Monkey” - Tones and I. ...
  4. 4. “ Someone You Loved” - Lewis Capaldi. ...
  5. 5. “ Rockstar” - Post Malone featuring 21 Savage. ...
  6. 6. “ Sunflower” - Post Malone and Swae Lee. ...
  7. 7. “ ...
  8. 8. “
Jan 9, 2023

What is the biggest hit song in history? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

What was the biggest song of 2016? ›

"Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber came in at number one, spending a total of two nonconsecutive weeks at the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 during 2016. "Sorry", which also topped the weekly chart, is ranked at number two on the year-end list.

What was #1 song in 2010? ›

For 2010, the list for the top 100 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End songs was published on December 8, calculated with data from December 5, 2009 to November 27, 2010. At the number-one position was Kesha's "Tik Tok", which stayed atop the Hot 100 for nine weeks.

What song was #1 in 2001? ›

Hanging by a Moment

What was the #1 song in 2000? ›

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

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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What is the #1 pop song? ›

The chart of today's current hit top pop songs 2023 on iTunes is several times daily and was last updated: Pacific Time. The current number one pop song on iTunes right now is Flowers by Miley Cyrus.

What are the top 20 songs of today? ›

Today's Top Hits
  • Die For You - RemixThe Weeknd, Ariana Grande.
  • FlowersMiley Cyrus.
  • Boy's a liar Pt. 2PinkPantheress, Ice Spice.
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • Escapism. RAYE, 070 Shake.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)Rema, Selena Gomez.
  • TQGKAROL G, Shakira.

What was the #1 song in 2023? ›

Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”

What are the top 50 songs in the world right now? ›

Top 50 - Global
  • FlowersMiley Cyrus.
  • Die For You - RemixThe Weeknd, Ariana Grande.
  • TQGKAROL G, Shakira.
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • Boy's a liar Pt. 2PinkPantheress, Ice Spice.
  • Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53Bizarrap, Shakira.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • As It WasHarry Styles.

What was #1 song in 2014? ›

"Happy" by Pharrell Williams came in at number one, spending a total of ten consecutive weeks at the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 throughout 2014.

What was the #1 song of 2013? ›

"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz topped the Year-End Hot 100 chart, with a total of 7,208,000 copies sold in the US.

What was #1 song 2015? ›

"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars came in at number one, spending a total of fourteen consecutive weeks at the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 during 2015.

What is the 10 most popular songs in the world? ›

Top Songs - Global
  • FlowersMiley Cyrus.
  • Kill BillSZA.
  • Boy's a liar Pt. 2PinkPantheress, Ice Spice.
  • Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53Bizarrap, Shakira.
  • As It WasHarry Styles.
  • Creepin' (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage)Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage.
  • Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)Sam Smith, Kim Petras.
  • Yandel 150Yandel, Feid.

What is the most playing song? ›

It was never a hit single and got almost no play on Top 40 radio. There's even a dispute over the exact title. Yet “It's a Small World,” also known as “It's a Small, Small World” and “It's a Small World (After All),” is very likely the most played song in music history — nearly 50 million times.

Who has the most top 10 hits of all time? ›

With 40 top 10 hits in the Hot 100 over her career, Swift surpassed Madonna as the woman with the most top 10s in the chart's history. (Madonna has 38 top 10 singles.) Swift is only surpassed by Drake, who counts 59 top 10 hits.

What was #1 song in 2004? ›

Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, “Yeah!”

What song was #1 the longest? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.

What is the most popular song in the US? ›

US Singles Top 100
  • (1) Flowers. Miley Cyrus. ...
  • (2) Kill Bill. SZA. ...
  • (5) Creepin' Metro Boomin featuring The Weeknd and 21 Savage. ...
  • (14) Boy's A Liar, Pt. Pinkpantheress and Ice Spice. ...
  • (3) Last Night. Morgan Wallen. ...
  • (4) Unholy. Sam Smith and Kim Petras. ...
  • (8) Die For You. The Weeknd. ...
  • (7) Anti-hero. Taylor Swift.

What is the most downloaded song of all time? ›

On western markets, Just Dance by Lady Gaga and Viva La Vida by Coldplay were monster sellers, shifting 13.49 million and 14.24 million units, respectively.

What was the biggest song of 2017? ›

"Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran came in at number one, spending a total of twelve nonconsecutive weeks at the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 during 2017.

What was the number 1 song 2017? ›

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for sixteen weeks and tying the then-record for longest-running number-one single in the history of the chart; despite this, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" topped the Billboard Year-End Hot ...

What song was #1 in 2006? ›

Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Powter topped the chart with his song "Bad Day."

What was the #1 song of 2011? ›

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" was the number 1 song of the year, topping the Hot 100 for 7 consecutive weeks. Four of Katy Perry's singles, "Firework", "E.T.", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and "Teenage Dream" managed to enter the list, with "Firework" and "E.T." being numbers 3 and 4 respectively.

What was #1 song 2009? ›

Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It!)” Beyoncé leads the chart-toppers with one of her most famous and successful songs, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It!)”.

What was #1 song in 2008? ›

The #1 song on the list was "Low" by Flo Rida and T-Pain, after having released the song in 2007 and spent 10 weeks at number-one. The song that came in at number two was "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis and at #3 was Alicia Keys' song "No One", after spending 5 weeks at #1 in December 2007.

What song was #1 2003? ›

50 Cent's "In da Club" took the top spot, one of four singles from his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin' to make the list (at positions 1, 14, 21, and 63).

What was #1 song 2005? ›

The R&B track "We Belong Together" by American singer Mariah Carey was named the number 1 song of 2005 and it spent the longest time at number 1 for the year, 14 weeks.

What song was #1 2002? ›

Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" which spend four weeks at number between 2001 and 2002, was the number one song of 2002.

What is the 2022 Billboard Song of the Year? ›

"Heat Waves" by Glass Animals (pictured) was the best-performing single of 2022; in addition, it was #16 on the 2021 Year-End List.

What is the #1 song of all time? ›

Blinding Lights

What is the number 1 song on Spotify? ›

Blinding Lights

What song is #1 on Billboard 2017? ›

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for sixteen weeks and tying the then-record for longest-running number-one single in the history of the chart; despite this, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" topped the Billboard Year-End Hot ...

Who has the most top 10 hits? ›

With 40 top 10 hits in the Hot 100 over her career, Swift surpassed Madonna as the woman with the most top 10s in the chart's history. (Madonna has 38 top 10 singles.) Swift is only surpassed by Drake, who counts 59 top 10 hits.

Who has the most #1 hits in history? ›

Mariah Carey (USA) has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 19 different occasions.

What is the number one song in America? ›

Adele, “Easy on Me

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