Top 89 of 2020: David Safar, managing director


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The end of the year is near, and that means it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2020! Here are David Safar's favorite songs of the year. Once you've made your own list, vote in The Current's Top 89 poll, and we'll count down our listeners' Top 89 of 2020 on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Top 40 Songs of 2020

Anderson .Paak – "Lockdown"
Arlo Parks – "Hurt"
Bartees Strange – "Boomer"
beabadoobee – "Care"
Blu DeTiger – "Figure It Out"
Charli XCX – "detonate"
Christine and the Queens – "People, I've been sad"
DEHD – "Loner"
Disclosure – "ENERGY"
Disq – "Daily Routine"
Dogleg – "Kawasaki Backflip"
Dua Saleh – "body cast"
Faith Boblett – "Ugly Things"
Fiona Apple – "Under The Table"
Gorillaz – "Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)"
H.E.R. – "Hold On"
IDLES – "Model Village"
Janelle Monáe – "Turntables"
Jay Electronica – "The Neverending Story"
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – "The Steady Heart"
Lana Del Rey – "Let Me Love You Like A Woman"
Miloe – "Winona"
Monica LaPlante – "Compression"
Perfume Genius – "Jason"
Phoebe Bridgers – "Kyoto"
Porridge Radio – "Sweet"
Róisín Murphy – "Murphy's Law"
Romy – "Lifetime"
Run The Jewels – "JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zach de la Rocha)"
Samia – "Fit N Full"
SAULT – "Free"
Sneaks – "Faith"
Sorry – "Right Round the Clock"
SZA – "Hit Different (feat. The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams, & Ty Dolla $ign)"
Tai Verdes – "Stuck In The Middle"
Tame Impala – "Lost In Yesterday"
The Avalanches – "Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO)"
Thundercat – "Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington and Childish Gambino)"
Waxahatchee – "Can't Do Much"
Yves Tumor – "Gospel for a New Century"

Vote now: Top 89 of 2020

The Current staff's favorite music of 2020

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