As the year approaches its close, the long-awaited Spotify Wrapped has finally made its debut. Whether you’re anxious to see just how bad your revisit to the "Hamilton" soundtrack really was or just excited to flex your results on your social media platform of choice, every Spotify user looks forward to the platform's annual release of listener data.
Though this year has challenged us in many ways, it has undoubtedly also blessed us as far as music goes. The Editorial Board is proud to announce our non-comprehensive soundtrack to 2020, featuring our favorite tunes that got us through the year.
“F2020,” Avenue Beat
Written by up-and-coming girl group Avenue Beat, this song is 2020’s unofficial anthem as far as we’re concerned. It speaks to us on every single level. We haven’t loved 2020 and we’ve been known to use tactical profanity in our work as well. Big fans.
“WAP,” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
Although it received notable criticism for its exuberant use of colorful language, "WAP" is all about empowering women. Crafted by two of the most famous women in rap and filled with clever analogies and even a reference to Vine (RIP), the release of "WAP" made our 2020 much more bearable. It also provided us with hilarious memes of Ben Shapiro, so bonus points for that.
“Betty,” Taylor Swift
With "folklore," Taylor Swift gave us the cottagecore motivation we all needed to stay home. In fact, being forced to stay indoors all day long actually became pleasurable at the thought of making a cup of tea, wearing a favorite cardigan, and settling in under some blankets to listen to “betty” and “invisible string” over and over again. (Yes, she was our top artist of the year.)