100 Greatest Songs From 2020

Criteria: These songs released in the year 2020 were chosen and ranked based on their initial popularity, U.S. and international music sales charts, averaged critics reviews, and digitaldreamdoor members advice. ("Lasting popularity" may be considered in the future and may affect the ranking.)

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

  1. WAP - Cardi B (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
  2. Savage - Megan Thee Stallion (remix feat. Beyoncé)
  3. Rain on Me - Lady Gaga (with Ariana Grande)
  4. Cardigan - Taylor Swift
  5. In Your Eyes - The Weeknd
  6. I Can't Breathe - H.E.R.
  7. Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo
  8. Rockstar - DaBaby (feat. Roddy Ricch)
  9. Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers
10. People, I've Been Sad - Christine and the Queens
11. No Time to Die - Billie Eilish
12. Mood - 24kGoldn (feat. Iann Dior)
13. The Scotts - Scotts
14. Describe - Perfume Genius
15. Shameika - Fiona Apple
16. Dynamite - BTS
17. Whats Poppin - Jack Harlow
18. Circle the Drain - Soccer Mommy
19. Level of Concern - Twenty One Pilots
20. I Want You to Love Me - Fiona Apple
21. Laugh Now Cry Later - Drake (feat. Lil Durk)
22. Stupid Love - Lady Gaga
23. If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know) - The 1975
24. Physical - Dua Lipa
25. Midnight Sky - Miley Cyrus
26. August - Taylor Swift
27. Wonder - Shawn Mendes
28. Save Your Tears - The Weeknd
29. Take You Dancing - Jason Derulo
30. Toosie Slide - Drake
31. Therefore I Am - Billie Eilish
32. My Ex's Best Friend - Machine Gun Kelly (with Blackbear)
33. The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby
34. Black Parade - Beyoncé
35. Lost in Yesterday - Tame Impala
36. Kings & Queens - Ava Max
37. Gospel for a New Century - Yves Tumor
38. Dragonball Durag - Thundercat
39. Safaera - Bad Bunny x Jowell & Randy x Ñengo Flow
40. Old Me - 5 Seconds of Summer
41. Do It - Chloe x Halle
42. Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head) - Powfu (feat. Beabadoobee)
43. Rare - Selena Gomez
44. Positions - Ariana Grande
45. Exile - Taylor Swift (feat. Bon Iver)
46. America - Sufjan Stevens
47. Godzilla - Eminem
48. Break My Heart - Dua Lipa
49. Heather - Conan Gray
50. Life Is Good - Future (feat.Drake)
51. You Should Be Sad - Halsey
52. No Shame - 5 Seconds of Summer
53. Body - Megan Thee Stallion
54. Yankee and the Brave (Ep. 4) - Run the Jewels
55. Oh Yeah! - Green Day
56. Diamonds - Sam Smith
57. I Remember Everything - John Prine
58. Monster - Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber
59. I Love Me - Demi Lovato
60. Lockdown - Anderson .Paak
61. Blue & Grey - BTS
62. The Steps - Haim
63. Gaslighter - The Chicks
64. We Paid - Lil Baby and 42 Dugg
65. Smiling - Alanis Morissette
66. Forget Me Too - Machine Gun Kelly (feat. Halsey)
67. Good Days - SZA
68. How You Like That - Blackpink
69. Murder Most Foul - Bob Dylan
70. One More Year - Tame Impala
71. No Flag - Elvis Costello
72. On the Floor - Perfume Genius
73. My Future - Billie Eilish
74. Willow - Taylor Swift
75. Bad Decisions - The Strokes
76. Fire - Waxahatchee
77. Stay Gold - BTS
78. Good News - Mac Miller
79. YUUUU - Busta Rhymes (with Anderson .Paak)
80. Delete Forever - Grimes
81. Scram! - Jeff Rosenstock
82. Garden Song - Phoebe Bridgers
83. Girls in the Hood - Megan Thee Stallion
84. Prisoner - Miley Cyrus (feat. Dua Lipa)
85. Key West (Philosopher Pirate) - Bob Dylan
86. Is It True - Tame Impala
87. Tyler Herro - Jack Harlow
88. Emotionally Scarred - Lil Baby
89. Boomer - Bartees Strange
90. Whole New Mess - Angel Olsen
91. Anything - Adrianne Lenker
92. Ohms - Deftones
93. Momentary Bliss - Gorillaz (feat. Slowthai and Slaves)
94. A Hero's Death - Fontaines D.C.
95. Hometown - Sarah Jarosz
96. Murphy's Law - Róisín Murphy
97. Time - Childish Gambino (feat. Ariana Grande)
98. Hit Different - SZA (feat. Ty Dolla Sign)
99. Be Kind - Halsey (with Marshmello)
100. Forever - Charli XCX
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Care - Beabadoobee
102. A Long Way Past the Past - Fleet Foxes
103. Leave Me Alone - I Dont Know How But They Found Me
104. 4 American Dollars - U.S. Girls
105. Real Love Song - Nothing but Thieves
106. Lilacs - Waxahatchee
107. XS - Rina Sawayama (feat. Bree Runway)
108. Are We Alright Again - Eels
109. Can't Put It in the Hands of Fate - Stevie Wonder (feat. Rapsody, Cordae, Chika, Busta Rhymes)
110. One More Second - Matt Berninger
111. Tequila Shots - Kid Cudi
112. Wasted - My Morning Jacket
113. Time (You and I) - Khruangbin
114. Processed by the Boys - Protomartyr
115. New Jade - Caribou
116. As Many Candles as Possible - The Mountain Goats
117. Wherever You Are - Kodaline
118. Nice to Meet Ya - Meghan Trainor (feat. Nicki Minaj)
119. iPhone - Rico Nasty
120. Power - Ellie Goulding
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2020
An unheralded great song from 2020
Lew's choice:
* Overseas - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Last Updated: 2021-02-16