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10 Of 2020’s Best Songs That Prove The Year Wasn’t All Bad

If you filtered through all of the negative noise of 2020, you may have found some great music being made.

Whether it was a California rock band wondering out loud if it will be “bleak forever” or a fierce female rapper expounding on the merits of working hard, the music of 2020 proved that not everything was bad about this year.

Song: “I Know The End”

Artist: Phoebe Bridgers

Album: “Punisher”

Lyric That We All Needed To Here in 2020: “No I’m not afraid to disappear / The billboard said ‘The End Is Near’ / I turned around, there was nothing there / Yeah, I guess the end is here.”


Song: “Scram!”

Artist: Jeff Rosenstock

Album: “No Dream”

Lyric That We All Needed To Here in 2020: “Not hearing all your shit / Don’t waste my fucking time / And don’t you want to get away tonight? / Go kick rocks and die.”


Song: “Girls In The Hood”

Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Album: “Good News”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “‘Cause the girls in the hood are always hard / Ever since sixteen, I been havin’ a job / Knowin’ nothin’ in life, but I gotta get rich / You could check the throwback pics, I been that bitch.”


Song: “Mr. Motivator”

Artist: IDLES

Album: “Ultra Mono”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Let’s seize the day / All hold hands, chase the pricks away / You can do it / You can do it / Yes, you can”


Song: “American Crisis”

Artist: Bob Mould

Album: “Blue Hearts”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Wake up every day to see a nation in flames / We click and we tweet and we spread these tales of blame / Here’s the newest American crisis / Thanks to the ‘evangelical ISIS'”


Song: “Be Afraid”

Artist: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Album: “Blue Hearts”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “And we don’t take requests / We won’t shut up and sing / Tell the truth enough / You’ll find it rhymes with everything.”


Song: “Slew Foot”

Artist: Armand Hammer

Album: “Shrines”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Slow burning, all consuming, ever present movement / You choose not to see, the labor’s free with hidden fees.”


Song: “Delete Forever”

Artist: Grimes

Album: “Miss Anthropocene”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Funny how they think us naive when we’re on the brink / Innocence was fleeting like a season / Cannot comprehend, lost so many men / Lately, all their ghosts turn into reasons and excuses.”


Song: “Thoughts And Prayers”

Artist: Drive-By Truckers

Album: “The Unraveling”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “Tramp the dirt down, Jesus. you can pray the rod they’ll spare / Stick it up your ass with your useless thoughts and prayers.”


Song: “Self-Destruction (As A Sensible Career Choice)”

Artist: Spanish Love Songs

Album: “Brave Faces Everyone”

Lyric That We All Needed To Hear in 2020: “It won’t be this bleak forever (yeah right) / It won’t be this bleak forever (and I hope you’re right)”

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