Music is something timeless that will never die out. If you ever get bored with a certain song or artist, you will instantly find new ones that you will like. It has been proven that people live a much more stress-free life if they listen to music which is why we enjoy it so much. It brings out our deepest emotions, it makes us happy, sometimes even sad.
However, if you are a lover of music, then you should start discovering new artists all the time. There are those who have just break through the world of music and finally have become relevant or famous, so it seems fair that you dedicate at least a few minutes to give them a listen.
Fortunately for every musicophile out there, 2019 was filled with all kinds of genres, albums from veteran artists and new ones that delivered great hits throughout the entire year. The year was so bountiful and unique that it left a huge impression on the people which is why many of those songs are still on the top charts even in January 2020.
So, we have made a bit of research from multiple charts, top hits and other rankings from all over the world and have come up with our own unique list of what we believe are the best tracks of 2020.
1. Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
It hasn’t been more than half a year since its release and is already considered to be a timeless song that will probably be remembered for the next few decades. Created by the young prodigy who recently started breaking the top 100 hits, easily reaching the number one spot. And that young prodigy is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell or commonly known as just Billie Eilish.
She first started singing at a very young age but became more popular during the 2016 and 2017 era when she first uploaded one of her tracks on the media platform SoundCloud. This website is used by various artists that are trying to get their music art out there. She was quickly scouted out by many labels and managed to record her first EP. Soon her EP reached the top 10 in many countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom and many more.
After her EP release, she released her first album in 2019 called “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” which contained the track “Bad Guy”. It quickly peaked as the number-one hit song in the entire United States and got awarded with a song of the year. This is why we believe “Bad Guy” definitely deserves the number one place on our ranking list.
2. Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
The original version of this track was actually just with Lil Nas X, but soon after it got a lot of interest and the artist decided to collaborate with Billy Ray Cyrus.
Now, this is something that most of us are not used to. It is definitely weird to see a collaboration between the hip-hop and country music genre. Naturally, fans of Billy Ray Cyrus were confused at first, but soon after they started loving it and became the number one hit for 2019. It stayed up there on the list for more than 18 weeks and was pushed down to second place after the release of the single “Bad Guy”. The song is simply so catchy that people are still constantly singing along to it on the radio even in 2020.
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3. 7 Rings – Ariana Grande
What can we say about Ariana Grande? Every single she released quickly become a favorite to everyone, whether you are a fan of pop, hip-hop, rock or any other genre.
Born in Florida, she started her musical career early at the age of 15, but her career then came to a stop after she got a role as Cat Valentine in the television serious “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat” that both aired on Nickelodeon. After a few months after the TV series “Victorious”, she finally released Yours Truly in 2013 which was her first album that started her career in music.
At the start of 2019 in January Ariana Grande released her two singles “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings” which both were later released with her latest album also called “Thank u, next”. Both of these singles became the number one on most top 100 charts and stayed there for multiple weeks constantly exchanging their places between the first place and the second place.
We couldn’t really find which one of the two tracks, “thank u, next” or “7 rings”, was more successful after its release, but we ultimately decided “7 rings” because it is still very relevant in 2020, but the other one also deserves to be up on the list too.
4. I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber
How can you not expect a song from two of the most legendary modern music artists not to be on our list? These two huge starts decide to make another collaboration which ended to be another successful track that easily reached a hundred million views on YouTube in just a few weeks, maybe even days.
This duo definitely knows the “secret formula” to create a song that will be catchy and unforgettable which is the reason why it is still so relevant in 2020.
5. A Lot – 21 Savage
With the rise of hip-hop these last couple of years, especially during 2017 and 2018 and the growing quality in music videos, we simply cannot go without listing at least two hip-hop songs on our list. 21 Savage has proved that he is very lyrically capable and he shows us exactly that in “A Lot”. Followed by a ridiculously good beat and with the skin-crawling honest lyrics makes this a song that will be repeated on the radio for months to come. It is still very popular in 2020 too.