"People, I've been sad" is an odd breakup song in that, instead of addressing her beloved, Chris breaks the fourth wall, asking the audience to bear witness to her sorrow. But at the end of each chorus, Wallen breaks the reverie, forcing himself and the listener to come to … —Jewly Hight (WNXP 91.ONE), With more than a decade in the game, a steady run of unstoppable releases and seemingly insurmountable life obstacles, the Gary, Ind., emcee is dead set on becoming the greatest rapper alive. "Bless the Broken Road" is one; several others are called "Home." Did you start your Etsy shop or OnlyFans this year? Original lyrics of Lalala song by Y2K. (See also: her 2020 … Maybe that's why Perfume Genius' perfect, throbbing ode to infatuation saw me through some particularly dark moments this year. —Stefanie Fernández, "Little kid in a small town," Mickey Guyton murmurs at the start of this intimate anthem. Stream songs including "LALALA (Again, We)", "LALALA (Again, We) [Instrumental]" and more. It's a magic that can't be conjured twice. The ladies alternate between a more typical youthful girl group concept and flirtier sections with heavy bass and raps, keeping things interesting. Curated by the beautiful people at talkaboutpopmusic.com. When the news cycle had us at a loss for words, we found quiet songs to speak for us. —Jewly Hight (WNXP 91.ONE), NPR's 100 Best Songs Of 2020  100-81 | 80-61 | 60-41 | 40-21 | 20-1. That the anonymous artist behind the balaclava can really sing feels almost like a taunt. The first is the feeling it articulates, a kind of longing mixture of grief and desire that often goes unspoken due to the shame of it all. Cardi B dropped exactly one song this year, but after "WAP," any more might have been overkill. And since we're still stuck in this storm for the foreseeable future, we present to you a silver linings playlist: 100 songs that gave us life when we needed it most. It feels so good. As 2020 dawned, the Young@Heart Chorus was flying high: Millions of views on YouTube, new concerts in the works. Over a sparse synth-pop backbeat that conjures neon lights, the singer's earnest and unvarnished delivery warps into something more otherworldly and surreal, ushering us into a world where pain can be transformed into an object of beauty. (Find our 50 Best Albums list here. "Deck the Halls" (originally titled "Deck the Hall") is a traditional Christmas carol.The melody is Welsh, dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a winter carol, "Nos Galan", while the English lyrics, written by the Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant, date to 1862. It's both a celebration of youthful ambition and an elegy for the spark that once kept it alive. After all, this is a house track born from the spirits of genre forefathers, of voices ethereal yet familiar, of cultural logics upended and re-formed and of soul fibers that move and shake and pull us toward each other in ancient rhythm. or...well, you get it! Uplifted by a soaring-eagle riff, "Ancestral Recall" neither leans on Thou's extreme doom or Emma Ruth Rundle's post-rock gloom; instead, it discovers a third stream somewhere between Soundgarden and Stevie Nicks, rendering the song's existential crisis a defiant triumph. —Nate Chinen (WBGO), Víkingur Ólafsson is a pianist after my own heart — a seeker of unexpected connections, a nuanced storyteller, a cartographer of unexplored territories. Knowing that Lenker's latest albums were written in the aftermath of a breakup, it's hard not to hear heartache beneath the song's romance; "Didn't you believe in me," the way she sings it, can sound like a plea for reconciliation from an ex-lover or an acknowledgement of gratitude. "Play John Lee Hooker," Dylan commands his listener (or maybe his smart speaker?). Raunchy, fun and infinitely quotable, she joins Megan Thee Stallion for a shameless ode to, well, wet-ass p****, that flies in the face of those who might suggest these women's sexuality is a shortcoming. —Daoud Tyler-Ameen, I like to think that, right now, somewhere not too far away from where I sit, Clarice Jensen is playing her cello, refracting and coagulating its deep voice. "If you want to remember," he advises helpfully at one point, "better write down the names." This song is yours to belt and bounce to. Clocking in at an indefatigable 133 beats per minute, Disclosure's "My High" is a return to the Brothers Lawrence's 2013 heights, when Settle dominated British airwaves. Ezra Collective keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones' dexterity inspires a jazz-infused musical atmosphere of peace, a fundamentally beautiful feeling where unity prevails. And the brilliance of this song is how it builds so gently from point A to point B. ... A painter paints, a singer shares his song. If you have a song to be added email steve@talkaboutpopmusic.com. It's a sonic adventure with references to The Wizard of Oz, ending with a group singalong, blaring horns, guitars and whatever else this tornado can suck up and spew out. Both Bey and Meg approach this collaboration as a balancing act: they work to be relatable to listeners, with references to current trends, while presenting themselves as untouchable by their peers. Sin pelo en la lengua, she reclaims derogatory slurs waged against the working class and denounces the effects of capitalism and colonialism in the same breath. Not Shy was released as the lead single from the album on August 17, 2020. At every turn, the two dare listeners to look away with a perfect storm of irresistible qualities: the familiar, through a prominent sample of Frank Ski's Baltimore club classic "Whores in This House," the taboo in subject and attitude, the spectacle of unity between two of music's brightest talents. This time Alt.Latino fave Xenia Rubinos adds a sultry vocal that made me think "of course she would sing on this" as soon as I heard it. He played no role in its selection for this list.) —Kiana Fitzgerald, During their first go-around in the mid-1990s, the members of this quartet were shining avatars of youthful promise, carrying a message of continuity for a jazz tradition more accustomed to counting its losses. And then, the pandemic. (That number now sits at a cool 29.5 million.) But gradually, it draws inward, becoming a song about the danger, violence and rupture that the world presents and the way small moments of intimacy can create a shield against them. With total of 5 wins, 1 win on The Show and Music Bank, and 3 in the MCountdown, joining Blackpink as the girl group with most Music Show wins (13 wins) and Triple Crowns (3) in 2020. Even just reading the lyrics makes me want to take a cold shower. Welcome to a whopper of a mixtape. Either way, I'm grateful for it. ), The 100 Best Songs Of 2020:100-81 / 80-61 / 60-41 / 40-21 / 20-1, If there's one thing City Girls know how to do, it's stay with a bag. —Nikki Birch, "Local Radio" channels the fist-pumping rhythms of The Go-Go's and joyful bounce of '80s-era R.E.M. Mystery." That's still the case two decades later, following her continual, roots-minded expansion of the song styles and sonic settings in her repertoire. They've since grown into their stature, graduating to a midcareer prominence and shaping the art form along the way. —Ann Powers, "Savage" was a runaway hit before a remix was even conceived. and last updated 2020-12-25 12:45:10-05. She grew up, moved from Texas to Nashville, found more smiles hiding the bitter truth. The Miami-hailing rap duo have always prioritized the almighty dollar in their rhymes, but in this economy especially, City Girls' exorbitant entrepreneurial anthem "Jobs" is reminding us all to diversify our sources of income. It is meant to be a tab of the vocals, not the guitar riff played during the actual song. "How many boys could they haul off this mountain, shoot full of holes, cuffed and laying in the streets," he presses in his strenuous, cutting vocal attack, "'til we come into town in a stark raving anger, looking for answers and armed to the teeth?" —Briana Younger, From her debut album, the fast-emerging country artist Caylee Hammack offers a clear-eyed assessment of personal regrets in a song so well-written and communicated, you'd never guess she's only 26. For many, there seemed to be a renewed sense of purpose: calling for unity, for strength and for change. Its roster is stacked, and its raunch is right and just, with features by veterans Jowell & Randy and Ñengo Flow and a production master class from Tainy and DJ Orma. Topping the UK charts in June 2013, this song by Naughty Boy is about running away from one’s problems. 26 songs. Such a filthy bit of joy may be born of entertainment, but it persists as necessity — fake prudishness be damned. —Sidney Madden, Any other year, it'd be steeped in irony, a deadpan poke at our frailties and frivolities, but here in 2020, "A Hero's Death" strips away our protective cloak of cynicism and trashes our attempts to appear unfazed. With a glorious and contagious refrain, Steady Holiday celebrates humanity in all its ordinary and wonderful ways. —Tom Moon, "anything" opens on sketches of memory that peer out at the world — hazy and intense, sometimes romantic and sometimes frightening. Alongside the song on Deep Sea Diver's Bandcamp page, singer Jessica Dobson posted, "I often write apocalyptic songs as way to enter a new world that juxtaposes despair with hope. But … Blake Shelton fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the country star's latest song, 'Minimum Wage' — get the details ... sings in the chorus. "Repeat" just feels good, an offering of escape in both sound and lyric that lives up to its name with ease. With spare production usually relying on one or two instrumental loops, each track by the duo of Chucky73 and Fetti031 makes room for their playful, distinctly Dominican wordplay and breakneck flow that established them as innovators in New York's Latin trap and drill scenes. i cant remember what this is its stuck in my head, just the chorus, i cant really tell how old it is even. A truth as old as time to pass along,” the chorus goes. Most songs in this vein get sappy after the first line, but instead of a typical dose of down-home, feel-good patriotism, Guyton describes what it feels like to be marked as different in a supposedly inclusive space: the playground snubs, the parents who work hard to shield their daughter from the effects of inequality. Promotion Singles. Figure out how to make money off a hobby? Bookended by "Lifetime," her debut solo single, and a remix of the song by Planningtorock, it's a guide to a microgenre (featuring Robyn, Christine and the Queens, and King Princess) meant to elevate your heart rate while activating your tear ducts. Chilean-French artist Ana Tijoux charges into the political hellstorm of 2020 with that same energy, her fast-paced delivery heating up with every pulsing beat. —Tom Huizenga, Two things stand out about "Lost One." Together, they are magic. This Beatles song starts with the very short, two-line chorus. Never fitting in, sacrificing a scholarship for love, being cheated on and realizing mistakes, it's all here in elegantly scored music — sighing steel guitars and murmuring keys — that sports hooks, urgency and a chorus that comfortably sticks in your ear. To hell with writing a book during quarantine; I could barely stomach a few sentences without pausing to doomscroll. The track's breathless percussion resembles U.K. funky on amphetamines, with the treble and bass trying to outdo each other for a solid 5 minutes. —Marissa Lorusso, "Repeat" may be J Hus' song, but the British rapper yields the spotlight to Koffee, who creates the sonic equivalent of bottled sunshine atop a carefree dancehall production. Thanks to a "wait, what" music video destined to haunt the footnotes of viral marketing guides, there's no separating the song from the flak vest it arrived in, no way to imagine hearing it except at gunpoint. Can’t buy me love. If racism, xenophobia and sociopathic behavior made us want to scream, Black musicians found astonishingly inventive ways of saying "um, did you just start paying attention?" Play on Spotify The production, handled by frequent Cardi B beatmaker J. Themed around the celebratory exhale of victory, it could just as easily double as Koffee's acceptance speech, having arrived on the eve of her historic Grammy win: "I cyaan believe it, no, this ah weh mi mudda conceive / She did tell me fi be di best ah wah mi can be, see mi now, mi ah di prodigy ah mi country," she coos in the second verse. Like many of Lenker's best songs, "anything" finds healing and grace in these moments of connection, even while recognizing they won't last forever. The best pure singer to emerge in Nashville since Carrie Underwood, Guyton delivers her message with calm indefatigability: This is reality, she's saying, acknowledged or not. I hope it can bring a little bit of light in a dark season." Marcus Strickland adds a woody timbre on bass clarinet over a rolling pulse before Benjamin's alto sax goes full praise to bring it home. Feel the magic. So it may come as a surprise that he only just added "Grammy-nominated" to his resume this year (then again, maybe not, given the award show's track record). Coronavirus hand washing: Sing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ chorus twice, health officials say Updated Mar 11, 2020; Posted Mar 11, 2020 Proper hand washing in … Can’t buy me love, love. Across its numerous beat drops, tempo changes and layered, iconic samples, "Safaera" cites forebears from Missy Elliott to Alexis y Fido to DJ Nelson, creating a perreo textbook with a deep respect for its history and a celebration of reggaeton's roots in community. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the toilet seat challenge, there were many things I wished I could banish for good. Alongside Makaya McCraven on drums and Paul Bryan on bass, Parker used electric guitar, sampler and chants of "go away" to create an immersive and mesmerizing, Afrobeat-influenced anthem. If racism, xenophobia and sociopathic behavior made us want to scream, Black musicians found astonishingly inventive ways of saying "um, did you just start paying attention?" Back to normal, and this time, everything's a little brighter. Answer 1 of 16: Hello, random one but does anyone know what the song is called all the bars play that has 'la la la la la' in the chorus? Sincerity is indeed currency, which is why 20 years from now, "A Hero's Death" will still resonate. ... the slick sample and singalong chorus made it feel like an early song … If you've been living under the rock 2020 dropped on all of us back in March and spent the last nine months finding comfort in the sounds of your childhood (hell, even 2019), we have some good news for you: As crappy as this year has been for anyone with a shred of empathy, the jams were ample. 60. —Gini Mascorro (KXT 91.7), This highlight from Moses Boyd's Dark Matter is captivating: Boyd's drumbeat keeps driving, while the song's R&B core anchors jazzy adornments and syncopated eighth notes. While the original song was doing exceptionally well on its own, "Savage Remix" reached new heights, hitting No. Sadness becomes theater rather than a diary entry. With his mesmerizing arrangement of Rameau's "The Arts and the Hours," he blurs time and place, as music from the 1760s comes to save us from the noise and chaos of 2020 with measured calm and the promise of peace. It's a cosmic journey that reveals more depth with each listen. It's a meditation on the love we have for our people and the value of our own self-care, bundled up in an addictive sucker punch of a track with biting hooks, Buzzcocks-esque harmonies and an elegantly chaotic, cathartic precision illuminating the simple beauty of the chorus. Music notes: From Springsteen to Megan Thee Stallion, here are 12 of the best songs of 2020. —Lars Gotrich, In October, the xx's Romy Madley Croft shared a playlist with a to-the-point title: "Emotional Music to Dance To." Michael W. Brinkman is pleased to announce that a four-part arrangement of one of his Christmas songs will be performed by The Washington Chorus (TWC). —Lyndsey McKenna, When I first heard "Eugene," it felt like a spiritual successor to Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." I wish I lived next door. Hear the roar. / La lalala If you don't believe me, listen to the disco bop "What’s Your Pleasure?" This year's bless-the-broken-road classic is Chris Stapleton's plainspoken wonder "Starting Over," in which two weary souls head off wandering together in pursuit of a faraway existence that's bound to be better, simply by virtue of each other's presence. When it was released in February, the slick sample and singalong chorus made it feel like an early song of the summer contender; in lockdown, listening on repeat, it felt like a fever-dream fantasy from the recent past. When we wanted to smile without looking at our phones, buoyant distractions abounded. 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