The sheer number of songs released each year has become so staggering, what with all the one-off singles and album tracks, that finding new music has grown increasingly difficult. That's where our list of the the best songs of the year comes in. We scour the output of major and up-and-coming artists and filter it all down to this frequently updated playlist of absolute jams. You know those songs that immediately make your mind "cut to" a sequence of memories or even a daydream of what-could-bes that play like a film reel?
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. We've found that in times of quarantine and other crises, music is as meaningful as ever, even just as the soundtrack to such menial activities as doing the dishes, taking a walk around the block or just sitting at home and wondering when or if things will feel normal again. As difficult as this period has been, we doubt we could've gotten by without these songs -- and we look forward to making up for lost time with them at whatever point we're finally able to celebrate them publicly. Halsey, "You Should Be Sad".
The global smash finished its week stint at Number 1 in December but has hung around the Top 40 for the entirety of so far. The track was first released in but unexpectedly took off this year after becoming a viral hit on TikTok, thanks to a remix by Kazakh producer Imanbek. It narrowly missed out on Number 1, logging three weeks at Number 2, but hung around the Top 10 for a total of 25 weeks — the most ever for a British female solo artist. Its chart sales tally for is ,, 1. Dua makes a second entry in the year-to-date Top 40; follow-up single Physical places at The touching ballad earned Lewis his second UK Number 1 single in February and has racked up , chart sales this year. Joel Corry Press. The dance-pop track debuted at Number 61 in January and went on to peak at Number 4 in April. Joel told OfficialCharts.
Clubs are closed. So are bars and arenas and coffee shops and theaters. But while live music has come to a terrifying halt , artists have been anything but silent during the coronavirus crisis. Musicians are currently bringing their art directly to their fans through live streams, surprise releases, and digital concerts. And we need it now, perhaps more than we have in a long time, for comfort and escape, and to make sense of the world around us.