The first half of has posed many questions most of us never thought we'd have to answer in our lifetime, including: "What does pop mean in a world of self-isolation? The answer, of course, is yes. We've found that in times of quarantine and other crises, music is as meaningful as ever, even just as the soundtrack to such menial activities as doing the dishes, taking a walk around the block or just sitting at home and wondering when or if things will feel normal again. As difficult as this period has been, we doubt we could've gotten by without these songs -- and we look forward to making up for lost time with them at whatever point we're finally able to celebrate them publicly. Halsey, "You Should Be Sad". Jessie Reyez feat. Zebra Katz, "In In In". Sada Baby, "Slide".
The sheer number of songs released each year has become so staggering, what with all the one-off singles and album tracks, that finding new music has grown increasingly difficult. That's where our list of the the best songs of the year comes in. We scour the output of major and up-and-coming artists and filter it all down to this frequently updated playlist of absolute jams. You know those songs that immediately make your mind "cut to" a sequence of memories or even a daydream of what-could-bes that play like a film reel?
Big songs by The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and Joel Corry feature in the UK's biggest tracks of 2020 so far.
The global smash finished its week stint at Number 1 in December but has hung around the Top 40 for the entirety of so far. The track was first released in but unexpectedly took off this year after becoming a viral hit on TikTok, thanks to a remix by Kazakh producer Imanbek. It narrowly missed out on Number 1, logging three weeks at Number 2, but hung around the Top 10 for a total of 25 weeks — the most ever for a British female solo artist.
We're halfway through a year that feels like eternity, but at least we've had an abundance of tunes to keep us occupied. From a bittersweet posthumous release to petty breakup bops, here are the best songs has to offer so far. Rihanna, we're waiting! Listen Now. BRB, crying. Peppy synths, a funky guitar line, and a breakup helped craft this unofficial quarantine anthem. Try not to dance, I dare you. For the first time ever, Dua Lipa lends her soulful rasp to a breezy, upbeat melody that has become synonymous with her co-stars' signature sounds.