The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. This column has reached the end of its seventh! As you might guess from that title, the focus of this list, as with The Week In Pop in general, is music that was and is massively popular — songs that ruled the charts, went viral on TikTok, or otherwise blew up in a big way. Just enjoy the jams and offer your own list in the comments. His sing-rapping hook rides the borderline between catchy and annoying, but when I give myself over to it, I start to understand why radio gave him airtime worthy of a presidental candidate. Good lord, what a beat. As we witnessed on "Sicko Mode," "Love Galore," and elsewhere, the man is best when playing the foil to a more magnetic talent, creeping around the edges of a song and bombing it with ad libs. That beat?
The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2020
Any given year, new music is what defines our seasons—giving us something to cozy up to in the wintertime, and party to in the summertime. In , though, there was perhaps no greater companion than the music that came out, since—aside from the great new shows we were bingeing to fill our time or the movies we were lucky to catch at home—it was what many used to cope or throw their own dance parties in our living rooms during the pandemic. There may not have been many live events or the typical album rollout for artists, but both pop stars and up-and-comers still delivered hits to keep people jamming or give them a soundtrack to cry to. Below, find the 75 best songs of that managed to bring some excitement, goodness, and support to this unprecedented year. Cook A. That doesn't mean it sounds traditional, though: "Lifeline" wraps up Apple and is a genre-less hodgepodge of pop perfection. Repeating the melodramatic verse "You are my lifeline" in altered vocals over a dark, kinetic beat, the track could easily pass for the remix of a Myspace pop-punk band's hit single. The producer is a master at his craft, and making it weirder and more interesting than the rest in the game. Considering he sounds like a blazing star on the stylish, breezy song, his assessment isn't far off. It's not just that the track has a certain swagger that highlights his ability to deliver rhymes that are as witty as they are sexy, it really is a sharp homage to where he's been and where he's going.
These are the bangers that got us through such an odd year.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The first half of has posed many questions most of us never thought we'd have to answer in our lifetime, including: "What does pop mean in a world of self-isolation? The answer, of course, is yes.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Despite everything, this one was a banner year for pop music. Established genre queens like Ari, Gaga and Miley returned with new albums, artists who have teetered on the verge for years now finally broke out Rina Sawayama; Doja Cat , and newcomers like caught our ears from the get-go. We gobbled up all of these offerings like our lives depended on it While putting on the latest Harry Styles, of course. First, however, we need to highlight the pop art that was born out of such a difficult period, and to appreciate the music that helped us get through times of stress, anxiety, and depression.