Top 89 of 2020: Jade, host


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The end of the year is upon us, and that means it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2020! Here are Jade'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 10 Songs of 2020

Julian Baker – "Faith Healer"
Disq – "Daily Routine"
SAULT – "Free"
Sorry – "Right Round The Clock"
Arlo Parks – "Green Eyes"
Janelle Monáe – "Turntables"
Swamp Dogg – "Sleeping Without You Is A Dragg (feat. Justin Vernon and Jenny Lewis)"
Polica – "Steady"
Brittany Howard – "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks"
Car Seat Headrest – "Can't Cool Me Down"

Top 10 Albums of 2020

Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Sudan Archives – Athena
Dua Saleh – ROSETTA EP
Adrianne Lenker – songs
DEHD – Flower of Devotion
Poliça – When We Stay Alive
Run The Jewels – RTJ4
Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
Sylvan Esso – Free Love

Most Relevant Songs of 2020

Dua Saleh – "Body Cast"
Anderson .Paak – "Lockdown"
Ondara – "Lockdown on Date Night Tuesday"
Bleached – "Stupid Boys"
Dessa – "Tyranny"
Chastity Brown – "Golden"
Christine and the Queens – "People, I've been sad"
Gorillaz – "Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)"
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – "Be Afraid"
Leon Bridges – "Sweeter (feat. Terrace Martin)"
Longshot – "I'm Saying"

Best Covers of 2020

Karen O & Willie Nelson – "Under Pressure"
Lianne La Havas – "Weird Fishes"
Public Enemy – "Fight The Power: Remix 2020 (feat. Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG, and ?uestlove)"
Sharon Van Etten – "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? (feat. Josh Homme)"
St. Vincent – "Piggy"

Top 10 Local Songs of 2020

The Shackletons – "Exactly What It Looks Like"
Nur-D – "BandAid"
Maria Isa – "Como Duele (Bomba 4 Big Floyd)"
Monica LaPlante – "Compression"
FPA – "Untitled"
Moise – "Try Try"
UPRISING – "Are You Really Down?"
Humbird – "When We Are Together Again"
bugsy – "hard to breathe"
JØUR – "Won't Stop Me Now"
Dizzy Fae – "I'm Good"

Vote now: Top 89 of 2020

The Current staff's favorite music of 2020

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