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Vocalo’s Top 10 Songs Of 2020

Written by on December 18, 2020

It’s hard to narrow down so much inspired music into a single top ten … but we did it for you fam!

These are the tracks that broke the mold and stuck with us all year. 

Benny The Butcher – Legend

The closer on one of my personal favorite albums of 2020, Benny touches on what it truly means to become legendary. And I must admit we’ve done some pretty legendary things.

Bekoe

Missy Elliot – Cool Off

Missy’s 2020 EP offered up Missy’s classic recipe of memorable dance jams and stunning videos to support them, the most “Missy” of them all is ‘Cool Off’.

-Jill Hopkins

Sprado – Follow My Lead

Vocals and melodies are superior nowadays in hip hop, and Sprado attacks both for an infectious single.

-Bekoe

Cardi B (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – WAP

What is there is to say about “WAP” that hasn’t been tweeted about, parodied, and picked apart already. All I know is that my 2020 Christmas Sweater says “There’s Some Ho’s in this House” and I love it more than anything else in my closet.

-Jill Hopkins

Flex – Found In Me

When you touch the youth in a way that the youth understands you, it’s a win.

-Bekoe

Blackpink (feat. Selena Gomez) – Ice Cream

There is no reason for me to love this as much as I do—I’m an aging Black pessimist. This is a bubble gum explosion with trap-adjacent beats and I can’t get enough of it!

Jill Hopkins

Jacob Collier (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Mahalia) – All I Need

For folks who thought the Thriller strategy (7 hooks per song) is dead, I submit “All I Need.” This is a song that encapsulates all I love about classic bouncy, joyful R&B music.

-Ayana Contreras

Polo G – Martin & Gina

Lots of artists made Martin remakes, but there’s only one artist whose remix made Martin Lawrence get a little emotional, and his name is Polo G.

-Bekoe

Beyoncé – BLACK PARADE

This one hit at just the right moment. It’s an insistent, lyrical expression of Black culture. And it brought me joy to hear it booming out of a candy-colored big body Caprice Classic over the long hot summer of 2020.

-Ayana Contreras

Megan Thee Stallion (feat. Beyoncé) – Savage Remix

I heard a 5 year old sing about a sandwich to the tune of this song, so it’s automatically going on my list.

Jill Hopkins