The Current's Top 89 of 2020

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2020 is over! Tune in on December 31 as we say goodbye to this year and count down its Top 89 songs, as voted by you. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Top89!

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Results for The Current's Top 89 Songs of 2020 will post below as they are revealed on Thursday, Dec. 31. At 4 p.m. CT, we'll look back on past Top 89 winners and enjoy some of 2020's best covers, debuts, and albums. Then, around 5:30 p.m., we'll dive into this year's Top 89 countdown. The whole shebang will re-air at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Full playlist now available on Spotify.

  1. 1.
    Run The Jewels: JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams and Zach de la Rocha)

    JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams and Zach de la Rocha)

    Run The Jewels
    RTJ4
  2. 2.
    Janelle Monáe: Turntables

    Turntables

    Janelle Monáe
    Turntables (Single)
  3. 3.
    Phoebe Bridgers: Kyoto
  4. 4.
    Fiona Apple: Shameika

    Shameika

    Fiona Apple
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters
  5. 5.
    Christine and the Queens: People, I've been sad

    People, I've been sad

    Christine and the Queens
    La vita nuova
  6. 6.
    Fiona Apple: Under the Table

    Under the Table

    Fiona Apple
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters
  7. 7.
    Kurt Vile: How Lucky (feat. John Prine)

    How Lucky (feat. John Prine)

    Kurt Vile
    Speed, Sound, Lonely KV
  8. 8.
    Nathaniel Rateliff: And It's Still Alright

    And It's Still Alright

    Nathaniel Rateliff
    And It's Still Alright
  9. 9.
    Beyoncé: BLACK PARADE
  10. 10.
    Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Sun

    Texas Sun

    Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
    Texas Sun
  11. 11.
    Taylor Swift: exile (feat. Bon Iver)

    exile (feat. Bon Iver)

    Taylor Swift
    folklore
  12. 12.
    Soccer Mommy: circle the drain
  13. 13.
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Dreamsicle

    Dreamsicle

    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
    Reunions
  14. 14.
    Fiona Apple: I Want You To Love Me

    I Want You To Love Me

    Fiona Apple
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters
  15. 15.
    Low Cut Connie: Private Lives

    Private Lives

    Low Cut Connie
    Private Lives
  16. 16.
    Waxahatchee: Lilacs

    Lilacs

    Waxahatchee
    Saint Cloud
  17. 17.
    Sturgill Simpson: I Don't Mind

    I Don't Mind

    Sturgill Simpson
    Cuttin' Grass Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
  18. 18.
    Run The Jewels: ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice and DJ Premier)

    ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice and DJ Premier)

    Run The Jewels
    RTJ4
  19. 19.
    Bruce Springsteen: Letter To You

    Letter To You

    Bruce Springsteen
    Letter To You
  20. 20.
    Anderson .Paak: Lockdown
  21. 21.
    HAIM: Now I'm In It

    Now I'm In It

    HAIM
    Women in Music Pt. III
  22. 22.
    Sylvan Esso: Ferris Wheel

    Ferris Wheel

    Sylvan Esso
    Free Love
  23. 23.
    The Strokes: Bad Decisions

    Bad Decisions

    The Strokes
    The New Abnormal
  24. 24.
    Heart Bones: Open Relations

    Open Relations

    Heart Bones
    Hot Dish
  25. 25.
    Phoebe Bridgers: Garden Song
  26. 26.
    Heartless Bastards: Revolution

    Revolution

    Heartless Bastards
    Revolution (Single)
  27. 27.
    The Chicks: March March

    March March

    The Chicks
    Gaslighter
  28. 28.
    Waxahatchee: Can't Do Much

    Can't Do Much

    Waxahatchee
    Saint Cloud
  29. 29.
    Fleet Foxes: Can I Believe You

    Can I Believe You

    Fleet Foxes
    Shore
  30. 30.
    Adrianne Lenker: anything

    anything

    Adrianne Lenker
    songs
  31. 31.
    Ondara: Lockdown On Date Night Tuesday

    Lockdown On Date Night Tuesday

    Ondara
    Folk N' Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation
  32. 32.
    Billie Eilish: My Future

    My Future

    Billie Eilish
    My Future (Single)
  33. 33.
    Tame Impala: Lost In Yesterday

    Lost In Yesterday

    Tame Impala
    The Slow Rush
  34. 34.
    Kathleen Edwards: Hard On Everyone

    Hard On Everyone

    Kathleen Edwards
    Total Freedom
  35. 35.
    HAIM: The Steps
  36. 36.
    Bob Dylan: I Contain Multitudes

    I Contain Multitudes

    Bob Dylan
    Rough and Rowdy Ways
  37. 37.
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Be Afraid

    Be Afraid

    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
    Reunions
  38. 38.
    Car Seat Headrest: Can't Cool Me Down

    Can't Cool Me Down

    Car Seat Headrest
    Making A Door Less Open
  39. 39.
    Billie Eilish: Everything I Wanted

    Everything I Wanted

    Billie Eilish
    Everything I Wanted (Single)
  40. 40.
    Best Coast: Everything Has Changed

    Everything Has Changed

    Best Coast
    Always Tomorrow
  41. 41.
    Bully: Where To Start

    Where To Start

    Bully
    Sugaregg
  42. 42.
    The War and Treaty: Five More Minutes

    Five More Minutes

    The War and Treaty
    Hearts Town
  43. 43.
    Nathaniel Rateliff: Time Stands

    Time Stands

    Nathaniel Rateliff
    And It's Still Alright
  44. 44.
    The Chicks: Gaslighter
  45. 45.
    The Beths: Dying to Believe

    Dying to Believe

    The Beths
    Jump Rope Gazers
  46. 46.
    Maggie Rogers: Love You For A Long Time

    Love You For A Long Time

    Maggie Rogers
    Love You For A Long Time (Single)
  47. 47.
    Tame Impala: Is It True
  48. 48.
    Kathleen Edwards: Options Open

    Options Open

    Kathleen Edwards
    Total Freedom
  49. 49.
    The Jayhawks: This Forgotten Town
  50. 50.
    Semisonic: You're Not Alone

    You're Not Alone

    Semisonic
    You're Not Alone
  51. 51.
    Mixtape for the Milky Way: No Sidewalks

    No Sidewalks

    Mixtape for the Milky Way
    No Sidewalks (Single)
  52. 52.
    Bakar: Hell N Back

    Hell N Back

    Bakar
    Will You Be My Yellow?
  53. 53.
    Glass Animals: Heat Waves

    Heat Waves

    Glass Animals
    Dreamland
  54. 54.
    Gully Boys: New Song No. 2

    New Song No. 2

    Gully Boys
    Phony
  55. 55.
    Bon Iver: AUATC
  56. 56.
    The Avett Brothers: Victory
  57. 57.
    HAIM: Don't Wanna

    Don't Wanna

    HAIM
    Women in Music Pt. III
  58. 58.
    Black Pumas: I'm Ready
  59. 59.
    Chastity Brown: Golden
  60. 60.
    IDLES: Model Village

    Model Village

    IDLES
    Ultra Mono
  61. 61.
    Billie Eilish: Therefore I Am
  62. 62.
    Sufjan Stevens: Video Game

    Video Game

    Sufjan Stevens
    The Ascension
  63. 63.
    Karen O & Willie Nelson: Under Pressure

    Under Pressure

    Karen O & Willie Nelson
    Under Pressure (Single)
  64. 64.
    Glass Animals: Your Love (Deja Vu)
  65. 65.
    Michael Stipe & Big Red Machine: No Time For Love Like Now

    No Time For Love Like Now

    Michael Stipe & Big Red Machine
    No Time For Love Like Now (Single)
  66. 66.
    Perfume Genius: Jason

    Jason

    Perfume Genius
    Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
  67. 67.
    Khruangbin: Time (You and I)

    Time (You and I)

    Khruangbin
    Mordechai
  68. 68.
    My Morning Jacket: Feel You

    Feel You

    My Morning Jacket
    The Waterfall II
  69. 69.
    Bob Mould: American Crisis

    American Crisis

    Bob Mould
    Blue Hearts
  70. 70.
    beabadoobee: Care

    Care

    beabadoobee
    Fake It Flowers
  71. 71.
    Margo Price: Twinkle Twinkle

    Twinkle Twinkle

    Margo Price
    That's How Rumors Get Started
  72. 72.
    The Avalanches: Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO)

    Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO)

    The Avalanches
    We Will Always Love You
  73. 73.
    Laura Marling: Strange Girl

    Strange Girl

    Laura Marling
    Songs For Our Daughter
  74. 74.
    Gorillaz: Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)

    Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)

    Gorillaz
    Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
  75. 75.
    Alanis Morissette: Reasons I Drink

    Reasons I Drink

    Alanis Morissette
    Such Pretty Forks in the Road
  76. 76.
    Blu DeTiger: Figure It Out

    Figure It Out

    Blu DeTiger
    Figure It Out (Single)
  77. 77.
    Pearl Jam: Dance Of The Clairvoyants

    Dance Of The Clairvoyants

    Pearl Jam
    Gigaton
  78. 78.
    Gorillaz: Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)

    Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)

    Gorillaz
    Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
  79. 79.
    Car Seat Headrest: Hollywood

    Hollywood

    Car Seat Headrest
    Making A Door Less Open
  80. 80.
    Perfume Genius: On The Floor

    On The Floor

    Perfume Genius
    Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
  81. 81.
    Powfu: death bed (coffee for your head) (feat. beabadoobee)

    death bed (coffee for your head) (feat. beabadoobee)

    Powfu
    death bed (coffee for your head) (Single)
  82. 82.
    Nur-D: Chi-Chi
  83. 83.
    Heart Bones: Little Dancer

    Little Dancer

    Heart Bones
    Hot Dish
  84. 84.
    The Killers: My Own Soul's Warning

    My Own Soul's Warning

    The Killers
    Imploding the Mirage
  85. 85.
    Margo Price: Stone Me

    Stone Me

    Margo Price
    That's How Rumors Get Started
  86. 86.
    Lana Del Rey: Let Me Love You Like a Woman

    Let Me Love You Like a Woman

    Lana Del Rey
    Let Me Love You Like a Woman (Single)
  87. 87.
    Monica LaPlante: Compression

    Compression

    Monica LaPlante
    Quarantine
  88. 88.
    Polica: Forget Me Now
  89. 89.
    Jeff Tweedy: Guess Again

    Guess Again

    Jeff Tweedy
    Love is the King

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