List of the best pop songs of 2020
Take a look back at the best pop songs of 2020, from underrated hit tracks from rookie writers to masterpieces from music business sharks… Against all odds, 2020 has been a big year for pop! Artists who have teetered on the edge for years have finally shown themselves in all their glory, and newcomers have captured the mood of the listeners from the very beginning ... Without further ado, here is a selection of the best pop songs of 2020.
Ariana Grande - "Positions"
In less than a decade, Ariana Grande has gone from budding hitmaker to undisputed purveyor of pop, capturing the genre's relevance and taking the industry's next step. The track "Positions" is perfect: with a running beat, a guitar and a couple of woozy strings in a good way... It's a sound that allows you to make the most of the least, and keep the interest even when the world stops...
Ava Max - "Kings & Queens"
There is nothing subtle in this incredibly powerful track, from chess metaphors to electric guitar beats! And that's what Ava Max likes so much. “You might think that I am weak without a sword. But if I had it, it would be bigger than yours,” she boasts defiantly, shouting over the wildly merry beats. The track harks back straight to 80s metal, but it's also deceptively penetrating as Max assures his compatriots that they're never alone - with or without the king...
Bebe Rexha feat. Doja Cat - "Baby I'm Jealous"
One part of the sonorous vocals of Bebe Rexha, one part of the audacity of Doja Cat and a bit of powerful pen of Justin Tranter. "Baby I'm Jealous" is simply too bright and inspiring to fail! And the listeners can only wish good luck in trying to get this chorus out of their heads ...
Benee feat. Gus Dapperton - "Supalonely"
New Zealand star Beni is gradually and deservedly gaining international recognition. Thanks in large part to her breakthrough hit Supalonely, popularized through TikTok… In general, with her talent for melody and frankness, the future of the singer is much brighter than her self-deprecating assessment in “Supalonely”…
Billie Eilish - "Therefore I Am"
Why tell someone to kick rocks when you can have frank philosophical conversations with them? In "Therefore I Am," Billie Eilish gives a digitized middle finger to anyone who dares to question her place in pop music...
Blackpink - "How You Like That"
The world's most popular K-pop girl group kicked off their long-awaited debut album with "How You Like That," the breathtakingly bombastic lead single that fuses pop, trap and hip-hop with royal horn sounds... 86.3 million in the first 24 hours, breaking the YouTube record!
Doja Cat - "Boss Bitch"
Recorded for the soundtrack of a superhero movie, this relentless single shows Dodja Cat challenging all her haters and foes waiting in the wings... And all with a sass that's sure to make Harley Quinn smirk in approval!
Dua Lipa - Levitating
In her most brilliant single, Dua Lipa perfectly conveys the other world: it seems that you are floating into space, because everything is so exciting and unusual ... But, despite the general cosmic atmosphere of the song, the direct chorus takes you straight to the ground! "Levitating" crushes and takes you straight to the sky...
K/DA feat. Madison Beer & Kim Petras - "Villain"
Sometimes it's better to just be in control. For girl group K/DA, this means reclaiming the title of "outright villain." Together with pop princesses Madison Beer & Kim Petras, they once again boast their impeccable sound: this time to seduce the listener into a state of calm before delivering a killing blow ...
Mae Muller - "Dependent"
"Dependent" is a brilliantly crafted track as London pop artist Mae Muller takes an unusual approach to her lyrics...
Miley Cyrus - "Midnight Sky"
This time around, Miley Cyrus has taken to the disco of yesteryear with "Midnight Sky," the title of which is a metaphor for the space Cyrus fled to as an independent woman after her divorce from actor Liam Hemsworth. The dreamy synth-pop single not only draws inspiration from Stevie Nicks' 1982 hit "Edge of Seventeen" but certainly inspires today's generation of listeners...
The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights"
A hit no one could escape this year… “Blinding Lights” was the shimmering sound of 2020, talking about fantasy and 80s neon noir…
Doja Cat - "Say So"
Another great track from bright pop star Dodge Kat!
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez - "Dákiti"
"Dákiti" was Bad Bunny's biggest hit. His deep roar sounded great all year long, whether paired with pure reggaeton rhythms, rock-Spanish hybrids, or a quirky hip-hop morph... But he's never been more tenacious than next to rising star Jhay Cortez on a minor-key electronic pulse!
24kGoldn - "Mood" (feat. Iann Dior)
This track creates an amazing mood... The current state of popular music is such that a couple of rappers can rule pop and rock radio with the same song!
Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion - "WAP"
Outrageous, infectious, endlessly quoted - "WAP" is the song we definitely needed in 2020!