Favourite songs of 2020

Only fifteen songs this year. A lot of good but often depressing music was made given that it was 2020, and I’ve limited this to songs that excite me whenever I hear them.

  1. Inara George, Dave Grohl – Sex in Cars: Road Angel Project
  2. Perfume Genius – On the Floor
  3. Julia Stone – Break
  4. Bombay Bicycle Club – Is It Real?
  5. Cardioid – Old Records
  6. Sharon Van Etten – Let Go
  7. Liza Anne – Bad Vacation
  8. Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death
  9. Hayley Williams – Simmer
  10. Katy J Pearson – Take Back the Radio
  11. The Paper Kites, Julia Stone – Without Your Love
  12. Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion – WAP
  13. Boy & Bear – Wicked Game (Acoustic)
  14. The Beths – I’m Not Getting Excited
  15. Phoebe Bridgers – ICU

Matt's votes for the 2020 Hottest 100

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Favourite songs of 2019

Twenty-five top tracks of Twenty-Nineteen.

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  1. Death Cab for Cutie – To The Ground
  2. Angel Olsen – Lark
  3. Holy Holy – Teach Me About Dying
  4. Big Thief – UFOF
  5. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  6. Julia Jacklin – You Were Right
  7. FKA twigs – sad day
  8. Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen
  9. Polish Club – Breakapart
  10. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
  11. Cold War Kids – Complainer
  12. HAIM – Summer Girl
  13. Giant Party – In Your Picture
  14. Jess Ribeiro – Stranger
  15. Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid
  16. Big Thief – Not
  17. Julia Jacklin – Pressure To Party
  18. Mini Mansions – Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)
  19. Thelma Plum – Better in Blak
  20. The Drums – Body Chemistry
  21. Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
  22. Middle Kids – Real Thing
  23. AURORA – The River
  24. Perfume Genius – Eye in the Wall
  25. Picket Palace – Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

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Favourite songs of 2018

I’ve only picked twenty songs for my list this year. There were some gems that I really enjoyed, but a lot fewer than in recent years.

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  1. Childish Gambino – This Is America
  2. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try
  3. Janelle MonĂ¡e – Make Me Feel
  4. Death Cab for Cutie – Gold Rush
  5. Mitski – Nobody
  6. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
  7. Twin Shadow, HAIM – Saturdays (feat. HAIM)
  8. East Brunswick All Girls Choir – Essendon 1986
  9. Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless
  10. The Paper Kites – Deep Burn Blue
  11. Miya Folick – Stop Talking
  12. Cheekface – Dry Heat/Nice Town
  13. Anna Calvi – As a Man
  14. Dirty Projectors – Break-Thru
  15. The Beths – Little Death
  16. Django Django – Marble Skies
  17. Snail Mail – Pristine
  18. Superorganism – Everybody Wants To Be Famous
  19. Helena Deland – Perfect Weather for a Crime
  20. Coda Conduct – Love For Me

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