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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.


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.


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.


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.



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