Top 89 of 2020: The Message

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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 The Message'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.

A note from Sean and Sanni:

We lost one of the most promising talents and spirits in our scene on January 1, 2020. Lexii Alijai was already a legend in the Twin Cities, and she was well on her way to being a nationally known artist. We send to love to Lexii's family, friends and her peers as we approach the one-year anniversary of her passing.

Top 10 Minnesota Songs of 2020

Blood $moke Body – "Black Velvet"
Truth Maze – "I Love"
Ashley DuBose – "Love Tingz"
Muja Messiah – "Ron O'Neal"
BdotCroc – "Almost Quit"
iLLism – "High Hopes"
Juice Lord – "Friend in Me (feat. Destiny Roberts)"
Lewiee Blaze – "Freedom Fighter (feat. Kevin Reese)"
Nur-D – "8:46"
Mac Irv – "Hate Anyways"

Top 10 Global Songs of 2020

Run The Jewels – "Ooh La La (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)"
Kehlani – "Can I"
Lloyd – "Slow Wine Bass Line (feat. Teddy Riley)"
Teyana Taylor – "Wake Up Love (feat. Iman.)"
Busta Rhymes – "YUUUU (feat. Anderson Paak)"
Megan Thee Stallion – "Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé)"
Janelle Monae – "Turntables"
Nas – "Car #85 (feat. Charlie Wilson)"
Ledisi – "Anything For You"
Kid Cudi – "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady (with Eminem)"

Vote now: Top 89 of 2020

The Current staff's favorite music of 2020