Vocalo’s Top 10 Songs Of 2020
Written by Vocalo Radio 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.
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’.
Sprado – Follow My Lead
Vocals and melodies are superior nowadays in hip hop, and Sprado attacks both for an infectious single.
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.
Flex – Found In Me
When you touch the youth in a way that the youth understands you, it’s a win.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.