The 10 Best Songs of 2020, Ranked

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If one thing's for certain in this utterly indescribable year, it's that 2020 has ushered in a flood of emotions that haven’t been easy to put into words — and many of us have all but given up even trying to describe them. Thankfully, plenty of talented musical artists have managed to express those sentiments in ways more beautiful than we ever could’ve anticipated. While 2020 has been a truly terrible year for a lot of reasons, there was at least one area where it didn’t fail us: music. Case in point? These amazing songs from some of 2020's top recording artists.

Here, we’ve curated a collection of the most powerful songs of the year, each of which highlights and harnesses its artist’s ability to express unique messages — and to vibe so fully with our emotions that we no longer need to put those feelings into words. Whether you're looking for a song to liven your spirits or give a voice to the undercurrent of angst that’s been flowing through us all in 2020, one (or several) of these titles is sure to speak to you.