The 2020 PJ Chart Rate - Winner

ohnostalgia

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2020. What do I even say about 2020? I don't think there's much to say actually; anybody who lived through 2020 will know exactly what I mean when I just say the year. We all experienced the pandemic at different times and in different ways, and the artists featured in this rate are no different. You can track the progression month to month through the album pushbacks, the rise of the quarantine album, the types of songs people gravitated towards. I'll never forget Dua Lipa releasing Break My Heart just as the pandemic became "real" for more of the world. "I should've stayed at home," she sang as I packed up my bags to move to my parent's apartment, where I would stay for more than a year. I'll never forget the influx of dance songs from Jessie Ware, Dua Lipa, and Lady Gaga as we progressed into spring and summer. And I'll never ever forget waking up on July 24, 2020 to a creatively rejuvenated Taylor Swift. Music has always been a memory maker, but I felt its importance more in 2020 than any other year.

Enough rambling, you're probably thinking, right? So here are the rules. From January to December 2020 the voters of the PJ charts collectively chose the five most popular songs of every month. These are the songs you will be rating. Instead of scoring every song using the traditional 0 - 10 range, you will instead be given three Eurovision ballots to fill out (you must fill out all three ballots). I would like to keep a positive atmosphere and celebrate the songs we love instead of tearing down the songs we hate. Oh you can still take it out on the songs you hate by blanking them, but the drama will be reduced and I need some drama free rating in my life. For this reason I ask that you only submit commentary for the songs you voted for, not the ones you didn't (mostly looking at you @berserkboi).

For those of you who don't follow Eurovision or vote in song contests, one ballot gives you a 12 pointer, a 10 pointer, and then an 8 through 1 pointer. To make things easier for me, please put all three songs you are giving a 12 to in the same place. Here's an example of what I mean:

12 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
10 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
8 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
7 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
6 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
5 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
4 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
3 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
2 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
1 point: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3

I will reveal each ballot one by one over the course of an unknown number of days. The song with the most points is crowned our champion. This is the first time that the PJ Chart Rate will have a different winner than the BPG rate! Finally, I get to Feel Special.

Voting Deadline is Monday, December 24th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
 
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ohnostalgia

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Songlist
Aly & AJ - Attack of Panic
Aly & AJ - Joan of Arc on the Dance Floor
Annie - American Cars
Apink - Dumhdurum
April - LALALILALA
Ava Max - Naked
Beyoncé - BLACK PARADE
BLACKPINK - Lovesick Girls
BoA - Better
Cardi B - WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

Chappell Roan - Pink Pony Club
Charli XCX - forever
CHUNG HA - Stay Tonight
Dreamcatcher - BOCA
Dreamcatcher - Scream
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Dua Lipa - Physical
EVERGLOW - LA DI DA
Fiona Apple - Newspaper

Foxes - Friends in the Corner
Foxes - Love Not Loving You
GFRIEND - MAGO
Grimes - Delete Forever
Gwen Stefani - Let Me Reintroduce Myself
Halsey - You Should Be Sad
Hayley Williams - Simmer
ITZY - Not Shy
ITZY - WANNABE
Jessie Ware - Save a Kiss

Jessie Ware - Spotlight
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
Katy Perry - Cry About It Later
Kylie Minogue - Say Something
Lady Gaga - Rain On Me (with Ariana Grande)
Lady Gaga - Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)
Lady Gaga - 911
Little Mix - Break Up Song
Little Mix - Sweet Melody
LOOΠΔ - Why Not?

Megan Thee Stallion - Body
Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky
Phoebe Bridgers - Chinese Satelllite
Pussycat Dolls - React
Raye - Love Of Your Life
Rina Sawayama - Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)
Rina Sawayama - XS
Shygirl - SLIME
STAYC - SO BAD
SUNMI - pporappippam

Taylor Swift - august
Taylor Swift - cardigan
Taylor Swift - no body, no crime (feat. HAIM)
Taylor Swift - willow
The Chicks - Sleep at Night
Troye Sivan - Easy (with Kacey Musgraves feat. Mark Ronson)
Tove Lo - Bikini Porn
TWICE - I CAN'T STOP ME
Weki Meki - COOL
Zara Larsson - Love Me Land
 
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Oh I was just going to list out the songs but I’ve been lazy this week. This was mainly for any possible geoblocking on Spotify.

The ballot I posted is what you should use.

Oh that's what I meant, a list of the songs. It's just that it's more practical to use that as a starting point for the ballot rather than having to write down all the songs you're voting for.
 

ohnostalgia

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Today I am here to finally give the people what they want - a songlist. I'm organizing the list by artist, which is different than how the Spotify playlist is sorted. Please do not vote for alternate versions of these songs released in 2021 - they are not what charted.

Aly & AJ - Attack of Panic
Aly & AJ - Joan of Arc on the Dance Floor
Annie - American Cars
Apink - Dumhdurum
April - LALALILALA
Ava Max - Naked
Beyoncé - BLACK PARADE
BLACKPINK - Lovesick Girls
BoA - Better
Cardi B - WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

Chappell Roan - Pink Pony Club
Charli XCX - forever
CHUNG HA - Stay Tonight
Dreamcatcher - BOCA
Dreamcatcher - Scream
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Dua Lipa - Physical
EVERGLOW - LA DI DA
Fiona Apple - Newspaper

Foxes - Friends in the Corner
Foxes - Love Not Loving You
GFRIEND - MAGO
Grimes - Delete Forever
Gwen Stefani - Let Me Reintroduce Myself
Halsey - You Should Be Sad
Hayley Williams - Simmer
ITZY - Not Shy
ITZY - WANNABE
Jessie Ware - Save a Kiss

Jessie Ware - Spotlight
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
Katy Perry - Cry About It Later
Kylie Minogue - Say Something
Lady Gaga - Rain On Me (with Ariana Grande)
Lady Gaga - Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK)
Lady Gaga - 911
Little Mix - Break Up Song
Little Mix - Sweet Melody
LOOΠΔ - Why Not?

Megan Thee Stallion - Body
Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky
Phoebe Bridgers - Chinese Satelllite
Pussycat Dolls - React
Raye - Love Of Your Life
Rina Sawayama - Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)
Rina Sawayama - XS
Shygirl - SLIME
STAYC - SO BAD
SUNMI - pporappippam

Taylor Swift - august
Taylor Swift - cardigan
Taylor Swift - no body, no crime (feat. HAIM)
Taylor Swift - willow
The Chicks - Sleep at Night
Troye Sivan - Easy (with Kacey Musgraves feat. Mark Ronson)
Tove Lo - Bikini Porn
TWICE - I CAN'T STOP ME
Weki Meki - COOL
Zara Larsson - Love Me Land
 
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