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2020's shortlist for my best of the year (which will be a list of 32 songs) is currently sitting at 60:

AJ Tracey & Mabel - West Ten
Aluna & AlunaGeorge - Body Pump
Becky Hill - Better Off Without You (feat. Shift K3Y)
Carly Rae Jepsen - This Love Isn't Crazy
Charli XCX - forever
The Chicks - Gaslighter
Chloe x Halle - Ungodly Hour
Dagny - Somebody
Daniel Merriweather - Paradise
Declan McKenna - The Key to Life on Earth
Doja Cat - Say So
Dua Lipa - Cool
Dua Lipa - Physical
Dua Lipa - Hallucinate
Duke Dumont - Therapy
Foxes - Love Not Loving You
Grimes & i_o - Violence
HAIM - I Know Alone
HAIM - Don't Wanna
Hanna Ferm - Sweet Temptation
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Inna - Not My Baby
Izzy Bizu - Faded
Jack Garratt - Better
James Bay - Chew On My Heart
Jessie Ware - Spotlight (Edit)
Joel Corry - Head & Heart (feat. MNEK)
Jorja Smith - Rose Rouge
Josef Salvat - paper moons
Kali Uchis - i want war (BUT I NEED PEACE)
Katy Perry - Daisies
Khalid & Disclosure - Know Your Worth
Khruangbin - Time (You and I)
Kiesza - All of the Feelings
The Killers - Caution
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande - Rain On Me
Låpsley - Womxn
Lianne La Havas - Can't Fight
Little Mix - Break Up Song
Maren Morris - Just for Now
Marshmello & Halsey - Be Kind
Megan Thee Stallion - Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé)
Neon Trees - Nights
Perfume Genius - On the Floor
Purity Ring - stardew
The Pussycat Dolls - React
RAYE - Natalie Don't
Regard & RAYE - Secrets
Rina Sawayama - XS
Shamir - On My Own
SONIKKU - Wknd (feat. LIZ)
Tame Impala - Lost in Yesterday
Tinashe & MAKJ - Save Room for Us
Tove Lo - I'm Coming
Troye Sivan - Easy
Ty Dolla $ign - Ego Death (feat. Kanye West, FKA twigs & Skrillex)
Victoria Monét, Khalid & SG Lewis - Experience
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Zara Larsson - Love Me Land
The 1975 - If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)

Interested to hear thoughts! I'm regularly adding/removing songs but just posting this for my own records to see what ultimately makes it when I finalise it next year!

Quite possibly the most underrated "perfect" song of the year. The song just builds up and up, they did the same with "It All Feels The Same" back then so this is a perfect follow up for that. Where as that song was cyncial, this is just lovely.
This line from Avril Lavigne's My Happy Ending always makes me think this guy was hiding a giant pile of shit from everyone and only she knew about it:

But they don't know me
Do they even know you?
All the things you hide from me
All the shit that you do
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