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The 100 Best Songs of 2020

It’s truly crazy knowing that the year that felt like it was never going to end is actually coming to a close. While it’s not easy to celebrate anything that happened this year, the team at Chicago Haze does want to celebrate all of the incredible music that dropped this year. Below is the team’s picks for the 100 best songs of the year, and each team’s 20 individual favorite songs of the year. We hope you find something new to listen to from this list: be sure to follow the playlist on Spotify. And be sure to stay tuned for The 50 Best Albums of 2020 post dropping soon! If you look closely, you may be able to see a pattern of songs that will give you some hints on which albums to expect.

Scroll through our list of 100 to see each contributor’s top 20 (ranked).

In alphabetical order:

  1. Divorce – 070 Shake
  2. Guilty Conscience – 070 Shake
  3. Guilty Conscience (Tame Impala Remix) – 070 Shake
  4. If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) – The 1975
  5. Daydream – The Aces
  6. love language – Ariana Grande
  7. Want Me – Baby Queen
  8. Internet Religion – Baby Queen
  9. Boomer – Bartees Strange
  10. Lucky Me – Big Sean
  11. my future – Billie Eilish 
  12. Blood Bank – Live from Ericsson Globe, Stockholm SE, Oct 31 2018 – Bon Iver
  13. Horses – Brian Fallon 
  14. Cheesin’ – Cautious Clay
  15. Claws – Charli XCX
  16. Gaslighter – The Chicks
  17. Sleep At Night – The Chicks
  18. BANG BANG – Chief Keef
  19. People I’ve Been Sad – Christine and The Queens
  20. Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle
  21. Tick Tock – Clean Bandit
  22. Hurt By You – Donna Missal
  23. Cool – Dua Lipa
  24. Levitating – Dua Lipa
  25. Love Again – Dua Lipa
  26. Physical – Dua Lipa
  27. Love Is A Drug – Empress Of
  28. Afterlife – Flatbush Zombies
  29. Newspaper – Fiona Apple
  30. Relay – Fiona Apple
  31. Will You Return/When You Come Down – The Flaming Lips
  32. My Way, Soon – Greta Van Fleet
  33. Delete Forever – Grimes
  34. Medicine – Gus Dapperton 
  35. Dream, Girl  – Hailey Whitters
  36. I Know Alone – HAIM
  37. The Steps – HAIM
  38. Up From A Dream – HAIM
  39. Vanilla – Holly Humberstone
  40. Sweet Nothing – Hotbed
  41. Freedom – Illiterate Light ft. Devon Gilfillian
  42. Are You Even Real? – James Blake
  43. SULA (Paperback) – Jamila Woods
  44. Overseas – Jason Isbell
  45. Devilish – Jean Dawson
  46. Save A Kiss – Jessie Ware
  47. I Lied – Joyner Lucas
  48. Dinner – Kacy Hill
  49. Palladium – Kacy Hill
  50. Caution – The Killers
  51. Bodies – The Knocks, Muna
  52. Houdini – KSI
  53. Rain On Me – Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande
  54. Held Down – Laura Marling
  55. Over The Top – Lecrae
  56. man i is – Logic
  57. Every Color – Louis The Child ft. Foster The People
  58. Blue World – Mac Miller
  59. Hand Me Downs – Mac Miller
  60. No Fear No More (Remix) – Madeon
  61. Cry Dancing – NOTD, Nina Nesbitt
  62. Moral Panic – Nothing But Thieves
  63. Fire & Fury – Overcoats
  64. I’ll Be Here A While – Pink Skies
  65. Stay Gold – PVRIS
  66. On the Floor – Perfume Genius
  67. Chinese Satellite – Phoebe Bridgers
  68. ICU – Phoebe Bridgers
  69. I Know The End – Phoebe Bridgers
  70. Moon Song – Phoebe Bridgers
  71. Disco Man – Remi Wolf
  72. Bad Friend – Rina Sawayama
  73. Lifetime – Romy
  74. Big Wheel – Samia 
  75. Fit N Full – Samia
  76. Space and Time – S.G. Goodman 
  77. Footsteps in the Dark Pts. 1 & 2 – SiR
  78. Bloodstream – Soccer Mommy 
  79. Show Them The Way – Stevie Nicks
  80. Selfless – The Strokes
  81. Rewind – Live – Sylvan Esso
  82. Is It True – Tame Impala
  83. On Track – Tame Impala
  84. Pretty Lady – Tash Sultana
  85. Betty – Taylor Swift 
  86. mirrorball – Taylor Swift
  87. Limelight – Touché Amoré
  88. Reminders – Touché Amoré
  89. The Plan – Travis Scott
  90. Take Yourself Home – Troye Sivan
  91. Long Violent History – Tyler Childers
  92. Every Time Around – Vansire
  93. Pain (Live) – The War on Drugs
  94. Save Your Tears – The Weekend
  95. Clouds – Whethan ft. The Wombats
  96. Pattern Doubt – Young Jesus
  97. Lark – Young Jesus
  98. Cool For A Second – Yumi Zouma
  99. Lonely After – Yumi Zouma
  100. Inside Out – Zedd ft. Griff

Brittany’s Top 20:

  1. Cool For A Second – Yumi Zouma
  2. Lonely After – Yumi Zouma
  3. Dream, Girl  – Hailey Whitters
  4. Rewind – Live – Sylvan Esso
  5. Blood Bank – Live from Ericsson Globe, Stockholm SE, Oct 31 2018 – Bon Iver
  6. Overseas – Jason Isbell
  7. Pattern Doubt – Young Jesus
  8. Lark- Young Jesus
  9. Moon Song – Phoebe Bridgers
  10. Sleep At Night – The Chicks
  11. Limelight – Touché Amoré
  12. Chinese Satellite – Phoebe Bridgers
  13. Boomer – Bartees Strange
  14. ICU – Phoebe Bridgers
  15. Daydream – The Aces
  16. Caution – The Killers
  17. I Know Alone – HAIM
  18. Love Again – Dua Lipa
  19. Gaslighter – The Chicks
  20. Reminders – Touché Amoré

Emma’s Top 20:

  1. People I’ve Been Sad – Christine and The Queens
  2. ICU – Phoebe Bridgers
  3. Guilty Conscience – 070 Shake
  4. Delete Forever – Grimes
  5. Relay – Fiona Apple
  6. Bloodstream – Soccer Mommy 
  7. Medicine – Gus Dapperton 
  8. On the Floor – Perfume Genius
  9. Pretty Lady – Tash Sultana
  10. Betty – Taylor Swift 
  11. The Steps – HAIM
  12. Show Them The Way – Stevie Nicks
  13. Will You Return/When You Come Down – The Flaming Lips
  14. Disco Man – Remi Wolf
  15. Physical – Dua Lipa
  16. Long Violent History – Tyler Childers
  17. Dinner – Kacy Hill
  18. Blue World – Mac Miller
  19. Held Down – Laura Marling
  20. Selfless – The Strokes

Kristin’s Top 20:

  1. Internet Religion – Baby Queen
  2. Fire & Fury – Overcoats
  3. mirrorball – Taylor Swift
  4. I Know The End – Phoebe Bridgers
  5. Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle
  6. If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) – The 1975
  7. Up From A Dream – HAIM
  8. Bodies – The Knocks, Muna
  9. Cool – Dua Lipa
  10. Sleep At Night – The Chicks
  11. Lifetime – Romy
  12. Claws – Charli XCX
  13. Love Is A Drug – Empress Of
  14. Fit N Full – Samia
  15. I Want You To Love Me – Fiona Apple
  16. Hurt By You – Donna Missal
  17. Vanilla – Holly Humberstone
  18. Rain On Me – Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande
  19. Bad Friend – Rina Sawayama
  20. Save A Kiss – Jessie Ware

Mitch’s Top 20:

  1. Are You Even Real? – James Blake
  2. Divorce – 070 Shake
  3. Selfless – The Strokes
  4. I Know The End – Phoebe Bridgers
  5. BANG BANG – Chief Keef
  6. My Way, Soon – Greta Van Fleet
  7. SULA (PAPERBACK) – Jamila Woods
  8. If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) – The 1975
  9. Afterlife – Flatbush Zombies
  10. Hand Me Downs – Mac Miller
  11. Up From A Dream – HAIM
  12. Delete Forever – Grimes
  13. Want Me – Baby Queen
  14. On Track – Tame Impala
  15. Palladium – Kacy Hill
  16. I’ll Be Here A While – Pink Skies
  17. Bodies – The Knocks, MUNA
  18. Cheesin’ – Cautious Clay, Remi Wolf, Sophie Meiers, Still Woozy, Claud, Melanie Faye
  19. No Fear No More (Remix) – Madeon
  20. Pain (Live) – The War On Drugs

Sean’s Top 20:

  1. The Plan – Travis Scott
  2. Inside Out – Zedd
  3. Tick Tock – Clean Bandit
  4. Sweet Nothing – Hotbed
  5. man i is – Logic
  6. Freedom – Illiterate Light
  7. Lucky Me – Big Sean
  8. Is It True – Tame Impala
  9. Stay Gold – PVRIS
  10. love language – Ariana Grande
  11. Clouds – Whethan
  12. Moral Panic – Nothing But Thieves
  13. Guilty Conscience (Tame Impala Remix) – 070 Shake
  14. Houdini – KSI
  15. I Lied – Joyner Lucas
  16. Over The Top – Lecrae
  17. Take Yourself Home – Troye Sivan
  18. Every Color – Louis The Child
  19. Save Your Tears – The Weekend
  20. Levitating – Dua Lipa

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