We haven’t had our first 24 hours of 2021 yet and I can’t imagine that many want to look back at 2020, but it’s time for my annual look back at the best songs of the past year.
I’m not going to insult you by cutting and pasting the usual about how it was a great year and all that. It really wasn’t.
Even though we got treated to some interesting covers and live online concerts from bored pop stars in lockdown, i’d swap all that for a return to normality.
As much as i’ve loved Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco, i’d rather it not have to exist, if you know what I mean.
I actually have concert tickets for 2021, unsurprisingly, most are carried over from 2020.
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are first up in April, although that is looking ambitious, considering that Paul Weller scheduled for the week before has already been put back to November.
Also in the diary is Lightning Seeds, Ash, Doves and Beabadoobee.
Hopefully, when I do get back to concerts, it won’t be in the first batch. Let’s be honest, they’ll be full of tanked up bellends determined to “make up for” what they’ve “missed out on”.
You don’t realise how much a sound crowd adds to a concert until you’re surrounded by bellends.
So, enjoy the best songs of 2020. Hopefully, i’ve introduced you to something you’ll like.
Let’s hope 2021 will be a lot better than 2020, although we’re working off a very low bar.
- Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
- The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
- Powfu ft Barbadoobee – Death Bed
- Post Malone – Circles
- David Guetta and Sia – Let’s Love
- Royal Blood – Trouble’s Coming
- Beabadoobee – Care
- Paul Molloy – Dungaree Day
- Shader – Don’t You Forget About Me
- Georgia – Running Up That Hill
- Declan McKenna – Beautiful Faces
- Tom Grennan – Amen
- Andy Bell – Cherry Cola
- Lady Gaga – Stupid Love
- Dea Matrona – Roll With It
- Blossoms – Paperback Writer
- Dermot Kennedy – Giants
- 5 Seconds Of Summer – Wildflower
- Blossoms ft James Skelly – Dreaming Of You
- Beabadoobee – Together
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Come On Outside
- Crowded House – Whatever You Want
- Tom Grennan – Something Better
- Samara Ginsberg – Inspector Gadget
- Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
- Oasis – Don’t Stop
- 24kgoldn – City Of Angels
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – We’re Gonna Get There In The End
- Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – Some Might Say
- Samara Ginsberg – Knight Rider
- Declan McKenna – Rapture
- Samara Ginsberg – Thomas The Tank Engine
- Liam Gallagher – All You’re Dreaming Of
- Beabadooebee – Worth It
- Karen O and Willie Nelson – Under Pressure
- Tate McRae – You Broke Me First
- Declan McKenna – Be An Astronaut
- Two Mad Men And A String Quartet – Madness Hits Medley
- Blossoms – It’s Going To Be A Cold Winter
- Arlo Parks – Black Dog
- New Order – Be A Rebel
- Izzy Bizu – Faded
- The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy
- David Latto – Geordie Munro
- Magnum Haus – Rip It Up
- Swim School – Dignity
- Ash – Darkest Hour Of The Night
- Doves – Broken Eyes
- AC/DC – Shot In The Dark
- Tom Ogden – Everyday I Write The Book
2019 Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
2018 Lovelytheband – Broken
2017 Liam Gallagher – For What It’s Worth
2016 The Strumbellas – Spirits
2015 Blossoms – Charlemagne
2014 Jamie T – Zombie
2013 Haim – The Wire
2012 Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together
2011 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA …. What A Life
2010 Marina and the Diamonds – Shampain
2009 Little Boots- New In Town
2008 Sons and Daughters – Darling
2007 Feist – 1, 2, 3, 4