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Forum - Personal Charts: Your Special Occasion Charts - Zacco333's 2020 End of Year Charts

So again I've had a tight squeeze with my EOY but it is pretty much ready for tomorrow! I have done a top 333 again like I did last year. As Plug is no longer available I have decided to use Beatsense this year - more info about that in later posts

Broadcast times:

Monday 15th February - countdown of #100 to #51 with a pre-broadcast
Tuesday 16th February - countdown of #50 to #1 with a pre-broadcast

I intend to start my pre-broadcasts around 7-8pm AEDST on both nights. I'll post in the thread when the pre-broadcast is about to start
Top 333:

01Break My Heart - Dua Lipa#1 x524
02Vacuum - Elohim#1 x724
03Switchblade - NIKI#1 x327
04Don't Turn Around - Biig Piig#1 x625
05Nightcrawler - Duke Dumont featuring Say Lou Lou#1 x224
06Do You Wanna? - Dornik featuring Gavin Turek#1 x423
07I Feel It - The Merindas#1 x427*
08About Us - Le Youth#123
09Unready - Gordi#1 x424
10Wendy's Yard - Ekkah#1 x510*
11Anything - Alison Wonderland & Valentino Khan#1 x413*
12Stop This Flame - Celeste#2 x325
13ANIME - JOY.#3 x423
14Joan Of Arc On The Dancefloor - Aly & AJ#1 x223
15Group Therapy - Elohim#1 x420
16I Just Want To Look At You - Eilish Gilligan#2 x223
17Secret Lover - Yuma X#3 x223
18Good Day Bad Day - Elohim#2 x219*
19forever - Charli XCX#3 x323
20Head & Heart - Joel Corry featuring MNEK#321
21Lie Like This - Julia Michaels#2 x219*
22First Time - Daya#3 x218*
23Say Something - Kylie Minogue#5 x320
24Saving Bugs - Chase Zera#322
25All Of The Feelings - Kiesza#5 x220
26Lick In Heaven - Jessy Lanza#320
27Bad Things - Alison Wonderland#2 x217
28Live Like We're Dancing - Mura Masa & Georgia#520
29Natalie Don't - RAYE#3 x219
30Somewhere - Surf Mesa featuring Gus Dapperton#420
31Chemz - Burial#208*
32The View - Supathick featuring Kaitlin Keegan#5 x221
33Scream Drive Faster - LAUREL#519
34Follow - 0171#418*
35Feel The Love - Commandeur & KLP#419
36Everything I Live For - La Roux#718
37Love Not Loving You - Foxes#5 x219
38Silver And Gold - Owl Eyes#418
39Giving Up On - Ekkah#716
40Devil I Know - Allie X#720
41XS - Rina Sawayama#1017
42might bang, might not - Little Simz#916
43Colours - Amila#519
44Be Mine Tonight - Breakbot featuring Delafleur#421
45Come Over - Dagny#918
46React - The Pussycat Dolls#9 x316
47I'm With It - Satin Jackets & Metaxas#818
48Midnight - Foley#1017
49Talk - GRMM#1018
50Bikini Porn - Tove Lo#917
51One More Song - Classixx featuring Roosevelt#6 x219
52Move - Peking Duk & Alisa Xayalith#1016
53Room 4 Love - Ekkah#7 x218
54Save A Kiss - Jessie Ware#918
55I'm Lost - Elohim#4 x316
56When Boys Cry - Kiesza#1017
57Sign - Roosevelt#8 x218
58Dark Parts - Washington#1017
59Brain Freeze - Le Youth#717
60Lightswitch - CHAII#1016
61Complicated - Eves Karydas#719
62Sexy Solitude - Sparrows#719*
63Super Single - Genes#818*
64Love In My Pocket - Rich Brian#420
65Follow Me - ShockOne#517
66Fall Apart - Ivey#719
67Magic - Kylie Minogue#517
68Change - TSHA & Gabrielle Aplin#517*
69Live 4ever - Magdalena Bay#618
70Dust It Off - Lonely Disco & Asta#8 x320
71Euphoria - Woodes#717
72Rascal (Superstar) - Tinashe#917
73Can't Be Saved - Kiesza#918
74Shh...Don't Say It - FLETCHER#917
75I Am - Genesis Owusu#1018
76Physical - Dua Lipa#1512
77Somebody - Dagny#1116
78Dark Star - Jack River#1317
79elevator girl - Shura featuring Ivy Sole#1117
80Shook - Tkay Maidza#13 x215
81Forget About It - Patawawa#817
82Go Slow - AYLA#1116
83Energy - Stace Cadet & KLP#2315
84Lifetime - Romy#1016
85Ascension - KUČKA#1016
86No Mans Land - Pirra#4 x211*
87Hip To Swing - Carersorry#5 x211*
88Bummed - Chet Porter featuring Alison Wonderland#616
89Dribble - Sycco#1314
90Susie Save Your Love - Allie X featuring Mitski#13 x218
91Fairy Tale - Ekali featuring Elohim#1615
92Hyperfine - G Flip#1715
93In Your Eyes - The Weeknd#12 x217
94Holdin' On - Korky Buchek featuring Fossy#612*
95Shameika - Fiona Apple#12 x215
96Déjà Vu - The Merindas#716*
97How To Get Physical - Magdalena Bay#1914
98Boss Bitch - Doja Cat#2512
99Boring! - Nicole Millar#711*
100The Difference - Flume & Toro y Moi#14 x215
101Ideas - Au/Ra#13 x216
102In Between - I Am Boleyn#1116
103Flow - leftprojects#1316
104Commes des Garçons (Like The Boys) - Rina Sawayama#1715
105The Weekend - Vince Harder featuring Jade#1218
106Erase - POOLCLVB featuring Moli#1415
107Run To You - Maya Jane Coles featuring Claudia Kane#1315
108What's Your Pleasure? - Jessie Ware#1715
109Way Too Long - Health Club featuring Foley#1416
110Generous - Amber Mark#1317
111Move You - Washington#1317
112Heat Waves - Glass Animals#1415
113Deep Blue - The Midnight#1415
114Hypnotized - Purple Disco Machine & Sophie And The Giants#1316
115Hold On - Little Dragon#1916
116Automatic - Tensnake & Fiora#2016
117Enchanté - SACHI featuring Naïka#1515
118Give Me Another Chance - Empress Of#1314
119Running Red Lights - The Avalanches featuring Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu#1812
120Impact - SG Lewis featuring Robyn & Channel Tres#1415
121Ego Death - Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kanye West, FKA twigs & Skrillex#1514
122Ungodly Hour - Chloe x Halle#11 x213*
123Think About It - Satin Jackets#1415
124Space - Autograf featuring KOLE#1415
125love yourself (spend forever) - cookii#1915
126Pan!c - Audrey Mika#1916
127WALLS - Mild Minds featuring Boats#2017
128Gorgeous - Yuksek featuring Confidence Man#1514
129Watch Your Step - Disclosure & Kelis#1516
130Limbo - Lupa J#1615
131A Taste - Two People#1715
132Meet Me - Running Touch#1814
133Tell The World - Norman Doray & Sneaky Sound System#1714
134Forever And A Day - DRAMA#1514
135Selene - NIKI#1514
136Be A Rebel - New Order#1814
138Coming Closer - Duckwrth featuring Julia Romana & G.L.A.M.#1614
139Pieces - Navvy#1713
140My High - Disclosure, Aminé & slowthai#1813
141Sensuum Defectui - Kiesza#1115
142White Caps - Stonefox#1913
143I Love It - Kylie Minogue#1513
144Snail - BENEE#1912
145Music Makes Me High - The Avalanches#1814
146Dear Driver - Paces featuring Muki#2314
147Signs - Running Touch#2014
148Break - Julia Stone#1913
149Salt Licorice - Jónsi & Robyn#1513
150Get Paid - Aluna, Princess Nokia & Jada Kingdom#1914
151Love Again - Dua Lipa#1913
152Giving It Up - JONES#1516
153Spotlight - Jessie Ware#1917
154Suddenly - NBLM & Tiggi Hawke#1814
155Feel Again - Dj Maj featuring Beckah Shae#1911
156ok on your own - mxmtoon featuring Carly Rae Jepsen#1914
157Carry On - Slow Magic featuring Paperwhite#1216*
158Over Here - Chase Zera#12 x214*
159Funny Thing - Thundercat#2015
160Levitating - Dua Lipa#2512
161I Miss You, I'm Sorry - Kita Alexander#1915
162Feels Right - Roosevelt#2014
163Love Me With Your Lie - Kiesza#1914
164Mr Experience - Donny Benét#1815
165Like No Other Love - Belau featuring Ayah Marar#1414
166Queen Of The Night - Woodes#1716
167Feel It - Georgia featuring Yung Baby Tate#1915
168Walk With You - Autograf & Janelle Kroll#1814
169Half Past Sober - DVNA#2313
170Details - Oliver Heldens featuring Boy Matthews#2412
171Body Language - GRAACE#2014
172Be Like That - Naderi featuring RANGER#2312
173Be Mine - London Topaz featuring George#2412
174i miss u - Jax Jones & Au/Ra#1714
175Lucky - Pnau & Vlossom#3211
176Yesteryear - Cosmo's Midnight#1614
177I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Mark Ronson featuring Raissa#1913
178Be There - T & Sugah featuring Ayah Marar#1915
179Fade - George Maple#1313*
180Freedom - Kygo featuring Zak Abel#2814
181Feels In My Body - Icona Pop#2311
182RUSH - Tia Gostelow#3211
183Feed The Fire - SG Lewis featuring Lucky Daye#1614*
184Nicotine - Sycco#1515
185Back Around - Paces featuring Sarah Saint James#2414
186Uh-huh - Litany#1111*
187By Any Means - Jorja Smith#2514
188Feels Right - Biig Piig#1312*
189Never Enough - Boo Seeka#1611*
190lessons - mxmtoon#2515
191PSYCHO - Tia Gostelow#2511
192Moving Up - Donny Benét#1813
193Warrior - Aluna & SG Lewis#2312
194Sunride - Haiku Hands#2714
195Make Me High - Tentendo & Jordan Dennis#1409*
196I believe what you said - Asaka#1510*
197Come Along - Kinder featuring A.GIRL#2011*
198I Wanna Be Myself Or Nothing At All - Nick Ward featuring Lontalius#1814
199Moving - Love Regenerator & Eli Brown#2412
200Still Here - Kllo#2312
201Chemicals - SG Lewis#2612
202Shot In The Dark - JAIE#2712
203Numb - Elderbrook#2812
204Jungle - Millie Turner#2314
205Cool For A Second - Yumi Zouma#2812
206Never Sleep - Kota Banks#2513
207No Time To Talk - Ivan Gough & Play Play Play#2713
208Body Work - California Girls#2214
209Make You Mine - Tensnake#2415
210If You Find A Way To Heaven - Oliv#2014
211Touch - Big Wild#2612
212Somehow - Kllo#2712
213Womxn - Låpsley#1513
214inter.vision - lost spaces#2614
215Dance All Night - Nadia Gattas#2513
216Something Good - Sola Rosa featuring Thandi Phoenix#2612
217Renegade - TSHA featuring Ell Murphy#1413*
218Like A Woman Should - Hayley Mary#4310
219Obliterate - Lupa J#1812*
220Love Of Your Life - RAYE#1913*
221Sensational - Brendan Maclean#1609*
222Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Yuna#1710*
223Kill That Beat - Kult Kyss#1810*
225Happen To Me - BENEE#2011*
226Don Dada - Cakes Da Killa & Proper Villains#2013*
227Weekends - Classixx & Local Natives#1812*
228Friends In The Corner - Foxes#2313
229Envious - Aluna#2513
230Invisible - Yuna#2513
231Over Now - Calvin Harris & The Weeknd#2613
232I Know Alone - Haim#3111
233Cold Water - Cut Copy#3411
234Rain On Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande#2711
235Superhuman - Quinn Kade featuring Ayah Marar#1813
236Disco Video - Patawawa#1912*
237I Fly - Galantis featuring Faouzia#2413
238Never Too Late - Nicolaas featuring Maribelle#2714
239Roller Coaster - Tomggg featuring Ryahn#1914
240More Than Words - Sleepwalkrs featuring MNEK#2213
241Missing You - Vlossom#3013
242Only Time Makes It Human - King Princess#2311*
243Let Me In - leftprojects#2313
244Road - Lane 8 featuring Arctic Lake#2410*
245WAP - Cardi B featuring Megan Thee StallionNANA
246Encore - Elizabeth Fader#2910
247Need You - Jordan F featuring Fluir#3110
248Trophy - Lara Andallo#3112
24910 Steps To Get Over Your Ex - Toni Romiti#3113
250Just Friends - Audrey Mika#2912
251Before U - Sonny Fodera & King Henry featuring AlunaGeorge#2713
252On My Own - Dugong Jr#2413
253Breathe In, Breathe Out - LKA#2313
254Sidestep - CLYPSO#3509
256Runaway - Lost Kings featuring Destiny Rogers#2210*
257So Personal - Foley#2310*
258River - PNAU & Ladyhawke#2409*
25924k - Tkay Maidza#2508*
260Oceans Roar - Aishia#2607*
261Tabs - Vlossom#2814
262Are You Feeling Sad? - Little Dragon featuring Kali Uchis#4110
263Girls - Vetta Borne#3311
264Middle Of The Night - Ninajirachi & Kota Banks#3910
265Paradise - The Prototypes featuring Ella Exxe#3710
266ONLY - Zhu & Tinashe#3512
267No Time - Lastlings#4008
268Pistachio - GL#2910
269Easy Love - Brendan Maclean#3610
270Runaway - Drop Out Orchestra#2512
271Come Back - NIMMO#2511
27224 Hours - Georgia#2115
273she - Hayley Kiyoko#3113
274Girl Of My Dreams - Donny Benét#2612
275Dare Me - NERVO, Plastik Funk & Tim Morrison#2614
276Hold Me Down - ëmmë & AXEN#2812
277Shadow - Vicetone featuring Allie X#3511
278Way Down - MØ#3511
279MAYBE IT'S ME - E^ST#4710
280Down To The Wire - CLYPSO featuring RAAVE TAPES#4310
281Gaslighter - The Chicks#4907
282cardigan - Taylor SwiftNANA
283Blonde - Glades#2513
284New Jade - Caribou#2813
285Kings & Queens - Ava MaxNANA
286Sister - TSHA#2912
287Level Of Concern - Twenty One Pilots#2812
288Breathless - Caroline Polachek#2909*
289Sins - Ink, Loxy & Resound featuring Ayah Marar#3309*
290No More - Chase Zera#3409*
291Nowhere - Otosan featuring Julia Lostrom#3509*
292Good Things - Wafia#3010
293Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Iggy Azalea & Tinashe#3712
294Design - Cory Wong featuring Kimbra#3911
295Hold Them Close - Benin City#5408
296Therefore I Am - Billie Eilish#4308*
297Ain't Over - BAZZFLOW & Jarah Damiël featuring Nadia Gattas#3911
298Freedom For My People - Oliver Heldens & Shungudzo#3708*
299Storm - CLYPSO#3808*
300Runaway - AACACIA#4008*
301Goodbyes - Dayliites featuring Paces & CLOE TERARE#3908*
302PAIN - King Princess#4407*
303The Other Black Dog - Genesis Owusu#4507*
304rue - girl in red#4909
305Get In The Way - Glades#4208*
306The Chain - Hayley Mary#4307*
307Life Is A Game Of Changing - DMA'SNANA
308Apart - Camden Cox#4710
309Reckless - Yellow Claw featuring Fatman Scoop#4610
310Rockstar - Mallrat#4909
311Driver - Pendulum#4810
312Pretty Lady - Tash SultanaNANA
313Reality Check Please - Lime Cordiale#4606*
314Tangerine - Aishia#4707*
315False Reactions - Lastlings#4806*
316When The Lights Go Out - Gabrielle Aplin#4906*
317Falling - Crooked Colours#5006*
318Port Rd - Holy Holy featuring Queen P#5106*
319Kool - BENEE#6102*
320Damn Daniel - Bree Runway & Yung Baby Tate#4810
321Nightmare - Sloan Peterson#5206*
322Appetite - LAUREL#5505*
323Slow Dancing - Aly & AJ#5605*
324One Night Stand - Banoffee#5905*
325Poison - SLUMBERJACK featuring Sydnee Carter#6004*
326Come And Go - TOKiMONSTA featuring VanJess#3511
327Good Times - RIIKI#6204*
328Photo ID - Remi Wolf#6803*
329Good Karma Lover - Vlossom#5406*
330Dark Space - Aquadrop#7503*
331Born Yesterday - Tritonal featuring Brigetta#3710
332Reasons - San CiscoNANA
333Undeniable - Lucas Nord featuring Husky & Melo#7603*

Stats current as of 6th February 2021 chart
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Just an fyi that you'll need to create an account to use Beatsense. Here's the link so you can create one before my broadcast starts

So we're going to use Beatsense for listening to the broadcast but discord for the chat as Beatsense isn't easy to use on the phone.

Here's the link to the Beatsense room: https://www.beatsense.com/2020EOY/#/
Memo for link to Discord chat

Pre-broadcast starting soon

#110 Generous - Amber Mark

♪♫ Yeah, I got fifty thousand ways to make your eyes roll back. Have you talkin' to yourself like, "How she ride like that?" ♪♫

Unfortunately Amber Mark does not continue her pattern of placings in my EOY that was established in 2017, 2018 and 2019. This is a really lovely song though. A highlight is definitely the above lyric.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/e6zqbNF

Past entries:
2017Can You Hear Me?#69
2018Love Me Right#26
2018All The Work#75
2019What If#73

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#109 Way Too Long - Health Club featuring Foley

♪♫ I've been on my own too long. Way too way too long ♪♫

Another from a consistent string of releases from Foley. Health Club inject a bit of a different sound to Foley's other songs with this, but it's well suited imo. The first of numerous songs to come that were written because of or connecting to the COVID life.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/GhSUV7b

Past entries (Foley):
#108 What's Your Pleasure? - Jessie Ware

♪♫ Push, press, more, less. Here together, what's your pleasure? ♪♫

While she hasn't had any massive hits, Jessie Ware's music since 2017 has been very consistent in quality. "What's Your Pleasure?" was one of three Jessie Ware songs to make my chart in 2020. It's pretty similar to "Save A Kiss" for me.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/mlkm1Ny

Past entries:
2019Adore You#86
2019Mirage (Don't Stop)#133
#107 Run To You - Maya Jane Coles featuring Claudia Kane

♪♫ I don't know about you but I would give you all that I got one more time ♪♫

Still a bit of a surprise to me how high this has ended up but it really is consistently a great listening experience. It has a darker vibe to it which is really appealing. Claudia Kane's voice suits the production really well.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Xn3mfOd
#106 Erase - POOLCLVB featuring Moli

♪♫ No I can't erase. All my thoughts to you ♪♫

After a break in 2019, POOLCLVB is back. Sure it's no "Freefall" or "Flying Away" but it's catchy and has good production so I'm hooked.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/k8v1dFu

Past entries (POOLCLVB):
2018Freefall (with DOOLIE)#2
2018Flying Away (with Reva DeVito)#32
#105 The Weekend - Vince Harder featuring Jade

♪♫ Here's to the weekend baby ♪♫

Me enjoying this is not a surprise at all. It has that sound that does well on my chart. I can definitely see how it could annoy people but there's something about that here's! to! the! weekend! baby! that I really like. Also having Jade here is a nice way to break things up.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/XAVwpI0
#104 Commes des Garçons (Like The Boys) - Rina Sawayama

♪♫ Can I just record you doing that? Is it on? ♪♫

Rina Sawayama had a really good 2020. She started off the year with this song named after a Japanese fashion label that is an absolute banger. A few things I really like are the production and that woo at the beginning of the chorus.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/YUofTmW
#103 Flow - leftprojects

♪♫ I wish you'd change. I wish I'd change ♪♫

Leftprojects have amassed numerous entries on my chart and EOY placings don't give enough justice to my enjoyment of their music. Sadly "Flow" falls just short of making the top 100, which was a very tough choice for me to make. I do think this is either their best or second best, Jono Graham and Sarah Corry work well together and you can see it here.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Fs1ToX3

Past entries:
2017Thank Me Later#196
#102 In Between - I Am Boleyn

♪♫ I really like you baby. I'm dancing in between ♪♫

I've always found this rather odd but I ended up enjoying a lot so that's not a bad thing. It's really well crafted - with this part of a review I found summing it up well: "Whereas I Am Boleyn’s sultry echoing tone, stands out as being a little haunting. You WILL notice, the bubbling bassline strikes a passing resemblance to Kylie’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.”

Chart run: https://imgur.com/kgPItMm
#101 Ideas - Au/Ra

♪♫ I get that dopamine like angel cake bites. Feeds my appetite ♪♫

Making a #101 choice in a list is always difficult. This was definitely one of the most difficult #101 decisions I've ever had to make. Au/Ra had surprisingly never made my chart prior to "Ideas". I really like her voice and how it goes with the production, and I love "I get that dopamine like angel cake bites". It's such an oddly specific lyric but an impressive one. I didn't even know what angel cake bites were until yesterday

Chart run: https://imgur.com/lNmoAbR
#100 The Difference - Flume & Toro y Moi

♪♫ Just another world that I gotta get a grip of and hold onto (ooh) ♪♫

This is interesting as a collab. Previously ("Rushing Back" being the most notable example) I have had moments where a new Flume song involves a first time collaborator which is totally not a surprise, if anything more a surprise that there wasn't a prior collab. I actually like this more than his three 2019 charters. It possibly has something to do with Toro y Moi. I like a lot of Toro y Moi's music and I think he and Flume have done well here together, with Flume exploring new territory with drum and bass production but making it sound so great. Would love to see more collaborations from the two in the future.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/2UXQZkk

Past entries (Flume):
2013Holdin On#3
2013Drop The Game (with Chet Faker)#30
2013Insane (with Moon Holiday)#75
MDHoldin On#14
MDDrop The Game (with Chet Faker)#34
MDInsane (with Moon Holiday)#181
2015Some Minds (with Andrew Wyatt)#112
2016Smoke & Retribution (with Vince Staples & KUČKA)#76
2016Never Be Like You (with Kai)#137
2016Wall Fuck#230
2017Hyperreal (with KUČKA)#105
2019Friends (with Reo Cragun)#139
2019Let You Know (with London Grammar)#141
2019Running Back (with Vera Blue)#144

Past entries (Toro y Moi):
2018Ordinary Pleasure#174
#99 Boring! - Nicole Millar

♪♫ Small talk cut me like a razor blade ♪♫

One of the newest songs to make my EOY top 100. I've always admired Nicole Millar's knack for crafting quality electronic indie/pop tracks, whether on her own our with other artists. I actually was a bit hesistant of that chorus at first but I have come to enjoy its simplicity.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/t0DV2nR

Past entries:
2014High (with Peking Duk)#1
MDHigh (with Peking Duk)#17
2018Gimme A Break#70
2018No Strings#146
#98 Boss Bitch - Doja Cat

♪♫ I'm clumsy, made friends with the floor. Two for one, you know a bitch buy four ♪♫

I hadn't heard of Doja Cat prior to 2019, with "Cyber Sex" being the first songs of hers I got into. This song is really fascinating in a few ways. After I got into "Cyber Sex", "Say So" as making waves as what's probably Doja's equivalent to "Super Bass" if we're comparing to Nicki Minaj. That was a smash, doing as well as appearing in the top 10 ARIA EOY. What was Doja Cat's next top 20 hit in Australia? It is in fact "Boss Bitch" which is so weird to think about. This is one of the shortest songs in my EOY but in that short amount of time it truly makes an impact. My personal favourite line is "I'm clumsy, made with friends with the floor" but it's not the only memorable part.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/7zzLvtE

Past entries:
2019Cyber Sex#239
#97 How To Get Physical - Magdalena Bay

♪♫ How to get physical when you're not made for dancing. How, how to let you know I really wanna take you home ♪♫

Magdalena Bay had a big year in 2019, achieving their first top 100 EOY placer (with "Venice") and a further five entries in the lower regions of the top 333. This doesn't deviate much from their usual style but it doesn't matter to me when it's this fun.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/htbtiE7

Past entries:
2019Money Lover#186
2019Power (with Disco Shrine)#193
2019Only If You Want It#216
2019Oh Hell#264
sorry for the inconsistent posting, hadn't completely finished everything before the broadcast so ended up having to juggle multiple things at once. Will get them all done before tomorrow night's broadcast
#96 Déjà Vu - The Merindas

♪♫ It feels like déjà vu ♪♫

The Merindas went to #1 with their first ever entry on my chart in 2020, and managed to follow it up with another top 10 hit not long after. Whereas "I Feel It" is an upbeat good vibes song, "Déjà Vu" is about the constant experience of The Merindas women being knocked back. About the impact that has had on them and how they have to keep fighting to achieve their dreams in spite of this.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Bu8BwVO
#95 Shameika - Fiona Apple

♪♫ In class I'd pass the time drawing a slash for every time the second hand went by. A group of five done twelve times was a minute ♪♫

I'm not great at listening to new albums so I have not listened to Fiona Apple's album. But thanks to the ACI I heard "Shameika" and I ended up enjoying it a lot, more than I expected. I have a lot of admiration for how Fiona can come up with such an odd bunch of lyrics, matched with chaotic production and it all comes together well. Of particular note is that I love the quoted lyric above

Chart run: https://imgur.com/YBcVrUz
#94 Holdin' On - Korky Buchek featuring Fossy

♪♫ If I could I would I'd run I'd run right back to you ♪♫

My EOY top 100s are increasingly getting filled with previously no name Australian artists. Korky Buchek is the latest addition to that. This is very much up my alley. I do like that despite the sad lyrics, it maintains that funky vibe. Credit to Fossy for that vocal performance too.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ZCEUobc
#93 In Your Eyes - The Weeknd

♪♫ In your eyes. I see there's something burning inside you ♪♫

It's no surprise that The Weeknd executes this sound well and that I fall for it instantly, with previous top 5 hits "Can't Feel My Face", "I Feel It Coming" and "Blinding Lights" proof of that. Doesn't really tread new ground but this is just too funky and catchy to resist.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/nUIYBhN

Past entries:
2015Can't Feel My Face#5
2016I Feel It Coming (with Daft Punk)#26
2016Starboy (with Daft Punk)#146
2019Blinding Lights#96

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#92 Hyperfine - G Flip

♪♫ Why don't you just speak your mind? Always saying that you're hyperfine ♪♫

Perhaps surprising that G Flip has never featured in an EOY of mine, in fact "Hyperfine" is the first time she'd even made my chart! I like how direct G Flip is with dealing with relationship problems and how she turned it into such a bop. It's a pretty good single cover art too. Also respect to G Flip for taking a photo with my doppelgänger friend when the two came across each other in a 7/11 in Perth.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Y12S7PC
#91 Fairy Tale - Ekali featuring Elohim

♪♫ Life is a fairy tale. 'Til I'm preying for safety screaming ♪♫

Ekali and Elohim have collaborated before but I think this has outdone their previous effort in "Forever". This is much more EDM than most of Elohim's solo releases but I think she does well here with that sound. Lyrically it has that dark sound and despair as many other Elohim tracks. Also dayum that drop.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/GQXqzN7

Past entries (Ekali):
2018Blame (with Zhu)#123
2018Forever (with Elohim & Medasin)#195
2019Be Fine (with Wafia)#215

Past entries (Elohim):
2016Xanax (Moon Boots Remix)#18
2016It's A Memory (Oliver Remix) [with Fred Falke & Mansions On The Moon]#65
2017Sleepy Eyes (with Whethan)#29
2017The Wave#32
2017Love Is Alive (with Louis The Child)#72
2018Half Love#1
2018I Want You#71
2018Fuck Your Money#162
2018Forever (with Ekali & Medasin)#195
2019Room To Fall (with Marshmello & Flux Pavilion)#237
#90 Susie Save Your Love - Allie X featuring Mitski

♪♫ Susie's riding shotgun. Saying that I'm no fun ♪♫

Twerk it etc. I and many other pop fans were stoked to see this collaboration happen. This song is so gay and I'm so here for it. Also love a good rant song about awful men. Allie X and Mitski do really well together. More Allie X/Mitski collabs please.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/JauSNZr

Past entries (Allie X):
2016Old Habits Die Hard#5
2016Too Much To Dream#51
2018Little Things#51
2019Rings A Bell#234
2019Dirty Laundry#288

Past entries (Mitski):
#89 Dribble - Sycco

♪♫ Wipin' up your dribble, dribble, let it dry ♪♫

Sycco has been one of the biggest surprises of 2020 for me. She's improved with each new release of hers that makes my chart and I'm excited for what she's going to bring in 2021. Anyway that chorus made me a bit unsure at first but it really grew on me and I'm fascinated that she wrote a song trying to understand what someone who was sleep talking was saying. Also: https://twitter.com/lushlinguistic/status/1352866146660175872

Chart run: https://imgur.com/7YWvACh
#88 Bummed - Chet Porter featuring Alison Wonderland

♪♫ And I try to pick myself back up. But sometimes I feel like giving up, oh-oh, oh-oh ♪♫

I did get a little sick of this eventually, and it shows with its relatively lower position for a song with this peak. Sure Alison Wonderland is what brought me to this song, but Chet Porter is good too. I like how they take turns on their vocals, and the production in that bridge is very good and kinda Flume esque as some others have pointed out.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/kIFqAUp

Past entries (Alison Wonderland):
2015U Don't Know (with Wayne Coyne)#21
2015Already Gone (with Brave & Lido)#79
2016Messiah (with M-Phazes)#223
2017Happy Place#11
2018Out Of Your Mind (with The Presets)#119
2018Sometimes Love (Oriental Cravings Remix) [with SLUMBERJACK]#229
2019Lost My Mind (with Dillon Francis)#137

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#87 Hip To Swing - Carersorry

♪♫ Watch me curve them around while in the air ♪♫

Although it's unfortunate for Jono Graham, Sarah Corry is fortunate enough that her other project Carersorry has managed to make it into the top 100 instead. This was always going to get comparisons to leftproject's music and there's definitely similarities there. Although this switches out the chill indie electronics for a house vibe and I appreciate that. There's something I really love about when it transitions into a slower spoken word around the 1:30 mark.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ReqmaNv
#86 No Mans Land - Pirra

♪♫ We keep on falling, keep on falling. Out from nowhere into no mans land ♪♫

I can't believe it's yet another Triple J unearthed artist! I just really love the rush I get from this. It's really fun the whole way through.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/uq6XrqJ
#85 Ascension - KUČKA

♪♫ When you step to ascend don't imagine the fall ♪♫

I've liked KUČKA ever since first hearing her music so I'm really glad she's managed to make her way into an EOY top 100 of mine with her solo material. This isn't a drastic departure from previous music, but there's something extra special here.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/4PSh0QX

Past entries:
2015Walk With Me (with Cosmo's Midnight)#190
2016Smoke & Retribution (with Flume & Vince Staples)#76
2017Hyperreal (with Flume)#105
#84 Lifetime - Romy

♪♫ Once in a lifetime (You'll be right beside me, I'll be right beside you) ♪♫

I really appreciate that Romy has gone for a danceable club track with this release, a deviation from what I'd expect based on her work with The xx. It's really nice to hear how Romy had in mind her favourite club classics when writing this, as well as the feeling of wanting the rush of euphoria from the outside world that was unavailable during lockdown.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/c3dKrwI

Past entries:
2015Loud Places (with Jamie xx)#45
#83 Energy - Stace Cadet & KLP

♪♫ Every time you're touchin' me. You're lovin' give me energy, you (hey) ♪♫

Initially I was disappointed with this. And sure, it's not even my favourite KLP song released in 2020. But the energy and joy here is so hard to resist the more and more I listen to it. This isn't the first time Stace Cadet and KLP have worked together and hopefully won't be last, as this is their best collaboration yet. Watching KLP's video demonstrating the process of recording the stacked vocals for this also made me appreciate the effort that went into crafting the song.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/1XvYqMg

Past entries (Stace Cadet):
2018High (with KLP)#163

Past entries (KLP):
2018Lost (with Sharem Jay)#15
2018Carried Away (with Milwaukee Banks)#21
2018Venus x Mars#49
2018Goh (with What So Not & Skrillex)#60
2018High (with Stace Cadet)#163
2019Until I Find You#62
2019Giver (with Dena Amy)#317
#82 Go Slow - AYLA

♪♫ Go slow. Break it to me easy ♪♫

When I found out that Reuben from Peking Duk produced this, it made so much sense. AYLA sounds great here and I love how the production bounces around and doesn't just repeat the same thing over and over.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/BjZaqRO
#81 Forget About It - Patawawa

♪♫ I wish in time. That you could change my mind ♪♫

Patawawa's brand of nu-disco has netted them numerous entries on my chart and now a fourth top 100 EOY placer. I think it is a little more mellow than previous solo songs, going for a relatively quiet sound compared to something like "Never Been Better".

Chart run: https://imgur.com/M0pWKIb

Past entries:
2017Ivory (with Tez Cadey)#12
2019Never Been Better#52
2019All The Time#72
#80 Shook - Tkay Maidza

♪♫ These mans, yeah I got 'em all shook ♪♫

*speaking in Donald Trump voice* The Hottest 100 was rigged, rigged I tell you. In all seriousness, Tkay really hit it with this one. In fact it is her first appearance in an End of Year top 100 for me. It has a lot of what I typically love about Tkay here, and also has that extra something too. Certainly I am shook after listening to this.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/9eFFSiW

Past entries:
2018White Rose#108
2019Awake (with JPEGMAFIA)#227
#79 elevator girl - Shura featuring Ivy Sole

♪♫ Twenty-two floors up, I'm high it's like a drug ♪♫

This is another really strong release from Shura. I like the decision to have Ivy Sole here, as I think she compliments Shura's soft vocal. I also like how the twenty-two floors is a reference to a real life event Shura experience, with Shura stating “elevator girl” is partly inspired by the time I had to get an elevator to my hotel room on the 22nd floor with a first date who I’d only just met in the lobby. When we entered there were other people already in the elevator so we stayed silent because it felt weird to address the awkwardness in front of strangers." It's not a completely unfamiliar situation to me lol.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/NKt7qiC

Past entries (Shura):
2016What's It Gonna Be?#15
2016Make It Up#69
2018Red Light (with Ria Mae)#109
2019the stage#285
#78 Dark Star - Jack River

♪♫ Dark star, baby come spin me around. Don't leave your loved up lover on the cold cold ground ♪♫

I'm delighted that she's matched the quality of "Later Flight" so quickly. There's certainly a lot to like here but my favourite part is certainly the chorus.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/vnNLqtr

Past entries:
2019Later Flight#113
2019Sugar (with Peking Duk)#279
#77 Somebody - Dagny

♪♫ I never had this rush in my body. I never thought I'd feel something new ♪♫

After a big 2017 Dagny disappeared from my radar until the release of "Come Over" and "Somebody". I really like that she's done here - it's nothing revolutionary but she's hit all the right buttons and crafted one catchy tune.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/0A17PmN

Past entries:
2016Fool's Gold (with BØRNS)#245
2017Wearing Nothing#20
2017More More More#177
#76 Physical - Dua Lipa

♪♫ All night, I'll riot with you. I know you got my back and you know I got you ♪♫

This was unfortunate to drop quickly on my chart because it deserved so much better. At least its End of Year placing will give it justice. Being squeezed between "Don't Start Now" and "Break My Heart" certainly made it easier to be overshadowed, but this is a really strong release too. So damn catchy.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/43UkaiG

Past entries:
2016Blow Your Mind (Mwah)#199
2016Room For 2#233
2019Don't Start Now#92
#75 I Am - Genesis Owusu

♪♫ Who I was and who I am is not who I will be ♪♫

Genesis Owusu has appeared in numerous lists lately but "I Am" seems to be ignored. Which I think is a shame since it's easily my favourite from him. Genesis Owusu is great, and what I love about "I Am" in particular is the funky sound and the inclusion of the female vocals towards the end.

Chart run: Chart run: https://imgur.com/AzfKBGy
#74 Shh...Don't Say It - FLETCHER

♪♫ I could tell what you're thinking 'bout. Lookin' at me like, "Oh wow" ♪♫

This is really short but also really good. FLETCHER is really convincing, and I do actually really like the "shhh" during the chorus.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/uqZVJtF
#73 Can't Be Saved - Kiesza

♪♫ I can't be saved tonight. I just know what I like ♪♫

This became Kiesza's seventh top 10 hit. I like how she's made a ballad like track but given a funkiness to it that saves it from being dull. Kiesza's voice is fantastic and I love the contrast in her voice between the verses and the chorus.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/UuCRVHG

Past entries:
2015Give It To The Moment (with Djemba Djemba)#199
2017Don't Want You Back (with Bakermat)#144
2017Hello Shadow (with SKYGGE)#186
2018Mother (with Chris Malinchak)#27
2019Naked (With My Headphones On) [with Rat City]#69
#72 Rascal (Superstar) - Tinashe

♪♫ Money, cash, clothes, fast cars (fast cars). Better ask 'em, I'm a little rascal ♪♫

Tinashe is back and she has brought the goods. This is a different style to her previous top 10 hit "Player", but it's appealing in its own ways. That production is fantastic and I do like that lowkey chorus.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/KTeQbn7

Past entries:
2015Player (with Chris Brown)#73
2015All My Friends (with Snakehips & Chance The Rapper)#80
2016All Caught Up (with GTA)#195
2019Die A Little Bit (with Ms Banks)#319
#71 Euphoria - Woodes

♪♫ I wanna chase it. The feeling of last night ♪♫

I really like how massive the production sounds here. Especially for Woodes, an artist that I've tended to associate with releasing and being featured on chill dance tracks. It doesn't really let up either which is great. Perhaps that can be attributed to The Kite String Tangle who has a production credit here.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ELqPadL

Past entries:
2017I Belong Here (with Set Mo)#159
2018Northern Lights#120
2018Change My Mind#223
2019Silent Disco#84
2019Counter Human Emotion (with Set Mo)#293
#70 Dust It Off - Lonely Disco & Asta

♪♫ Pick it up. Dust it off. Time to show what I'm made of ♪♫

This is fellow Tasmanian Asta's second year in a row of appearing in the 51-100 section. Listening to it really does make me want to go to a disco party. Or perhaps just have a lonely disco party by myself.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/bbnA60H

Past entries (Asta):
2019Heard It On The Radio (with Luke Million)#64
#69 Live 4ever - Magdalena Bay

♪♫ The venom in my blood is burning up and I might. Crash into the reflections of the stars in your eyes ♪♫

One thing I noticed quickly about this is that the production oddly sounds a bit like Elohim's "Vacuum". Well played. This is definitely one of Magdalena Bay's most fast paced and least conventional songs, it really feels like it doesn't stop. After an almost whisper for two thirds of the song, the way it explodes for the last 50 minutes is such a good feeling.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ej7eGuL

Past entries:
2019Money Lover#186
2019Power (with Disco Shrine)#193
2019Only If You Want It#216
2019Oh Hell#264
2020How To Get Physical#97
#68 Change - TSHA & Gabrielle Aplin

♪♫ Changing when my heart froze, can't help where my mind goes ♪♫

TSHA first made my chart with "Sister", but has since had two songs reach a higher peak than "Sister", including this one. Four years after "Miss You" went to #1 on my chart, Gabrielle Aplin scored a second top 10 hit on my chart. What really makes this so special compared to "Sister" is Gabrielle Aplin. I just love what she's done here and it's interesting to hear her sing on this kind of electronic track.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/NASDjIQ

Past entries (Gabrielle Aplin):
2016Miss You#19
2017Waking Up Slow#75
#67 Magic - Kylie Minogue

♪♫ Boy, do you believe in magic? Do you, do you, do you ♪♫

The second of a trio of fantastic releases from Kylie this year. It clicked with me instantly. Just so joyful and I love that she's still making music this late into her career that has been consistently good.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/pH2wzBI

Past entries:
2015Right Here, Right Now (with Giorgio Moroder)#2
2015The Other Boys (with NERVO, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers)#51

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#66 Fall Apart - Ivey

♪♫ Why do we fall fall in love? We did we go this far? ♪♫

The third top 15 hit on my chart for Ivey. I've been really enjoying Ivey's brand of pop music and "Fall Apart" really encapsulates that. Although this is definitely more of a sad banger than "Talk Talk" but it's certainly done well.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ZEZLUxW

Past entries:
2019Talk Talk#23
#65 Follow Me - ShockOne

♪♫ Follow me on everything or you'll be fucking sorry ♪♫

2020's answer to "Internet Friends" and I'm so here for it. But not only does it hit you with those lyrics about the way social media impacts our lives, it's also a drum n bass banger.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/9vF4hcd

Past entries:
2019Underloved (with Cecil)#213
#64 Love In My Pocket - Rich Brian

♪♫ I got love up in my rocket and I don't know what to do with it ♪♫

88rising has helped bring fantastic music to our ears, and this won't be the last of their artists music to appear in my 2020 EOY. Listening to an interview Rich Brian did for this song really made me appreciate it even more. I just find this really cute and I really do enjoy the versatility when he switches from his singing voice to the rap so seamlessly.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ERwhdez
#63 Super Single - Genes

♪♫ I don't want to fall if it's all the way ♪♫

This is a good example of what a catchy pop song should be. Genes is fantastic and I love that Brendan Maclean was also on the writing team here. Ticks all the boxes

Chart run: https://imgur.com/lETd8X1
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#62 Sexy Solitude - Sparrows

♪♫ Sexy solitude. Do you want me in the nude? ♪♫

It is interesting seeing Sparrows connect what she's singing about to the experience of sexual frustration and isolation from physical intimacy during the lockdown period. It was initially written about contemplating crossing the line with a best friend but took on a new meaning during 2020. Her voice is perfectly suited to a laid back R&B song.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/YfSJqQQ
#61 Complicated - Eves Karydas

♪♫ When did everything here get so fucking complicated? ♪♫

Was kinda surprised at how much it blew up compared to previous releases, maybe people just really like their choruses to have f bombs It has also become my favourite from Eves so I'm not really complaining with that attention. For sure one of the catchiest songs to make my chart in 2020.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/wj6W2qe

Past entries:
#60 Lightswitch - CHAII

♪♫ I wanna see the light with no light switch. Pretending you is nice, you ain't nice bitch ♪♫

This is again proof of the talent that is coming out of New Zealand. I love that it follows NZ artist naming conventions but sounds nothing like any of the other NZ artists that have graced my EOY. CHAII is such a captivating performer. Absolutely full of energy and that title lyric gets stuck in my head so easily.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/YQmGsC4
#59 Brain Freeze - Le Youth

♪♫ We used to roll like the light of your flame. Now you're lost in a one-player game ♪♫

I definitely think this was crafted to be similar to "About Us' but it stands up on its own merits. I like that a different style of vocalist was chosen for this to switch things up. I like the way the vocals in the verses are normal but become distorted in the pre-chorus and chorus. The production in the chorus parts especially is great too.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/QSDWjpD

Past entries:
2017Walk Away#121
#58 Dark Parts - Washington

♪♫ I could show you all my icky blacky yucky. I can show you all my sticky tacky crazy ♪♫

It was a good decision to have this in my mid-year top 50 as it meant that my tweet about struggling to find Megan Washington's twitter handle led to me almost giving up before I did eventually find it. Megan replied with 'I appreciate your tenacity'. Megan had a few good releases in 2020 and "Dark Parts" was my favourite. Appropriately has a bit of a dark vibe to it, with Megan absolutely shining here with her vocal performance. I also appreciate the lyrical theme that contributes to that vibe.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/lGe3j0Z
#57 Sign - Roosevelt

♪♫ So come back. And give me a sign of your love ♪♫

Roosevelt's collective output in 2020 is definitely his best since 2016. This has a lot of the elements of what I usually enjoy about Roosevelt. I do like that it gets louder about halfway through, with the second half of the song offering a change up from the first half.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/EH6nRi3

Past entries:
2019Falling Back#130
#56 When Boys Cry - Kiesza

♪♫ And you may have to listen through gritted teeth, gritted teeth. 'Cause you don't always see it when boys cry, boys cry ♪♫

I do appreciate Kiesza's dedication to saying it's okay for boys to cry. I also find the choice of production to be a bit different but I like it. This was a very good taster for what to expect from Kiesza in 2020 and has become one of my favourites from her whole career.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/2Z2g68D

Past entries:
2015Give It To The Moment (with Djemba Djemba)#199
2017Don't Want You Back (with Bakermat)#144
2017Hello Shadow (with SKYGGE)#186
2018Mother (with Chris Malinchak)#27
2019Naked (With My Headphones On) [with Rat City]#69
2020Can't Be Saved#73
#55 I'm Lost - Elohim

♪♫ It’s crazy how you had me feel like all the gaps had mended through. Like a million shiny miles had just turned into a step or two ♪♫

This was certainly an unexpected release. It starts off acoustic sounding with Elohim's voice, before abruptly changing to the 'let's go the rave' lyric. After that the 'I can't find my way home' sung over the electronic beats gives an interesting vibe. What lets it down though is that it feels too short and a bit too empty. There are parts - particuarly the last 30 seconds where there's no content and I feel like something else could've been done with that. It would've been top 50 if this parts had been changed to something better.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/qh9aifD

Past entries:
2016Xanax (Moon Boots Remix)#18
2016It's A Memory (Oliver Remix) [with Fred Falke & Mansions On The Moon]#65
2017Sleepy Eyes (with Whethan)#29
2017The Wave#32
2017Love Is Alive (with Louis The Child)#72
2018Half Love#1
2018I Want You#71
2018Fuck Your Money#162
2018Forever (with Ekali & Medasin)#195
2019Room To Fall (with Marshmello & Flux Pavilion)#237
2020Fairy Tale (with Ekali)#91
#54 Save A Kiss - Jessie Ware

♪♫ Say you want no lips but mine. Save the thought of me tonight ♪♫

After having charted many times previously, Jessie Ware finally reached the top 10 of my chart with "Save A Kiss". Still not sure whether it's my absolute favourite of hers but absolute favourite or not this is fantastic. Jessie's voice is fantastic and again goes well with this kind of production.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/c5FAc5y

Past entries:
2019Adore You#86
2019Mirage (Don't Stop)#133
2020What's Your Pleasure?#108
#53 Room 4 Love - Ekkah

♪♫ Have you got room for love, have you got room for me? ♪♫

The first Ekkah song to make an appearance in my 2020 EOY. This is definitely one of their most out and out upbeat bangers. Nothing but funky goodness.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/hMDbpdO

Past entries:
2016Space Between Us (with Dâm-Funk)#45
2019Backseat Driver#28
2019Just A Thing#35
2019After Me And You#244
#52 Move - Peking Duk & Alisa Xayalith

♪♫ We're not getting any younger, baby. I don't want to spend my whole life waiting ♪♫

Peking Duk's consistency for almost a decade has been really fascinating. Funnily enough this has become my favourite Peking Duk track since "Fake Magic". I think enlisting Alisa from The Naked And Famous was a fantastic choice. I wasn't 100% sure at first but it grew on me so much and I think the whole song is put together really well. Also well done on having those chorus lyrics but not coming across as extremely seedy.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/eyeM3J7

Past entries (Peking Duk):
2014High (with Nicole Millar)#1
2014Take Me Over (with SAFIA)#59
MDHigh (with Nicole Millar)#17
2017Fake Magic (with AlunaGeorge)#35
2019Sugar (with Jack River)#279

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#51 One More Song - Classixx featuring Roosevelt

♪♫ Lay down your fear. We can find a way for one more song ♪♫

A collaboration that just seems really natural. It didn't take long for this to really click with me. For some reason the original version of this was pulled from YouTube and Spotify, so in my broadcast the Lazywax Remix was played instead. The Lazywax Remix isn't bad but definitely not my preferred listen

Chart run: https://imgur.com/coojVWB

Past entries (Classixx):
2013All You're Waiting For (with Nancy Whang)#47
MDAll You're Waiting For (with Nancy Whang)#199
2016I Feel Numb (with Alex Frankel)#44
2016Just Let Go (with How To Dress Well)#78

Past entries (Roosevelt):
2019Falling Back#130
Pre-broadcast starting now at https://www.beatsense.com/2020EOY/#/
#50 Bikini Porn - Tove Lo

♪♫ Uh-uh, I'm all bikini porn. Uh-uh, layin' out in the sun ♪♫

Interestingly this is produced by FINNEAS aka Billie Eilish's brother. 2020 probably wasn't the most relatable year to release this, considering so many people have been inside and unable to be all bikini porn (Tove's way of saying that she’s full of tan lines by “laying out in the sun”). But regardless of timing this is a bop, it's classic Tove Lo and doesn't sound much like anything else in my EOY top 100 which I admire.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/2abZGNy

Past entries:
2017Disco Tits#9
2019Win Win (with Diplo)#11
2019Glad He's Gone#245

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I'm so sorry i missed it Zacco. I'm just soooo busy these days.
Could I ask that you post your list here so I can have a look? I always rate your EOY's highly and pick up some new music i missed through the year
That's okay PMC. And sure, I was a bit rushed last night so decided to wait until today to add the posts to the thread, should have them all done by the end of today
#49 Talk - GRMM

♪♫ Lost in a world of darkness, everywhere you've been I've been there too ♪♫

GRMM and *redacted* both made comebacks in 2020 after numerous tweets of me wishing they'd release new music. 2020 wasn't all that bad. I was actually kind of worried that I wouldn't dig this which would've been so underwhelming. But I ended up enjoying it a lot. I don't think it deviates much from past GRMM songs but I'm fine with that.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ANMtmps

Past entries:
2014Electrify (with FATHERDUDE)#20
MDElectrify (with FATHERDUDE)#110
2015Die Young (with Wild Eyed Boy)#14
2015Level Up (with FATHERDUDE)#136
2016No One Knows Me Better (with Sleep Steady & Thandi Phoenix)#138
2016Better Alone (with FATHERDUDE)#160
#48 Midnight - Foley

♪♫ Nothing good could ever happen after midnight, midnight, midnight ♪♫

After "Homesick" went top 10 in early 2020, Foley have continued to impress me. This is their funkiest hit and I'm all here for it. Lots of fun.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/nchE8N6

Past entries:
2020Way Too Long (with Health Club)#109
#47 I'm With It - Satin Jackets & Metaxas

♪♫ There is no world without you in it. I'm not afraid to just admit it ♪♫

Satin Jackets have been pumping out quality tracks since 2018 and "I'm With It" is up there as one of their best. Metaxas was a fantastic choice for collaborator, I love his voice

Chart run: https://imgur.com/NAtByCF

Past entries (Satin Jackets):
2018Take It From Me (with Emma Brammer)#45
2018Primordial (with Niya Wells)#76
2019Just Like You#168
#46 React - The Pussycat Dolls

♪♫ You're turning me cruel. 'Cause I'm just wanting you to react ♪♫

This was the comeback track I had no idea I needed. It takes me straight back to the 2000s and I just love that. Well done.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/PBW7Bbd
#45 Come Over - Dagny

♪♫ You should come over (uh-uh). Let me get to know you (hey) ♪♫

This was the first Dagny track I heard in 2020 and it sounds just like the Dagny I really got into in 2016/2017. Hard not to be drawn into it.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/2abZGNy

Past entries:
2016Fool's Gold (with BØRNS)#245
2017Wearing Nothing#20
2017More More More#177
#44 Be Mine Tonight - Breakbot featuring Delafleur

♪♫ Let's dance to the beat. Can't believe you're so sweet ♪♫

This was Breakbot's first big hit on my chart since 2016. At this point I shouldn't be surprised when artists have a few years between big hits on my chart, but this was still unexpected. This grew to become one of my Breakbot favourites. I love the funky production, the strings and Delafleur's voice.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/6n2UNfl

Past entries (Breakbot):
2016My Toy#2
2016Still Waters#20
2016Too Soon#25
2016The Sweetest Romance#74
2018Another You (with Ruckazoid)#221
#43 Colours - Amila

♪♫ I'm telling you just open your eyes. It's green lavish love, honey you'll see the colours ♪♫

What, more NZ pop? New Zealand sure is good at producing pop stars and artists that do well on my chart, what with Lorde, Thomston, Broods, Yumi Zouma, BENEE, RIIKI, CHAII etc. and now Amila. I didn't initially realise Amila was from New Zealand though, perhaps because of the lack of all caps and double letter. Maybe she could've called herself AMIILA instead. This is incredibly catchy and funky, it sounds like it was catered to me specifically.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/dcgJ5PO
#42 might bang, might not - Little Simz

♪♫ That girl is on fire, you know. Always stay bringin' them vibes, you know ♪♫

Absolutely one of the best song titles of 2020 and that is not the only thing banging about this. I once used a link to this song in response to a question my friend asking me about a date I was about to go on. Certainly one of my proudest song link as comment moments. Anyway, Little Simz is fantastic here and it's just one non-stop burst of energy that I can't help but love.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/DOgj9cx

Past entries:
2019Pink Youth (with Yuna)#46
2019Selfish (with Cleo Sol)#119
#41 XS Rina Sawayama

♪♫ Gimme just a little bit (more). Little bit of (excess) ♪♫

Rina Sawayama has had numerous strong releases, and this one became my favourite. It's very 2000s R&B/pop with dashes of Britney Spears and I'm so here for that. It does so in a way that doesn't sound dated, with enough of Rina's own charisma and personality oozing out during every second. Also I do really appreciate the way she went into the deeper meaning of the song:

"“XS” is a song that mocks capitalism in a sinking world. Given that we all know global climate change is accelerating and human extinction is a very real possibility within our lifetime it seemed hilarious to me that brands were still coming out with new makeup palettes every month and public figures were doing a gigantic house tour of their gated property in Calabasas in the same week as doing a ‘sad about Australian wild fires’ Instagram post. I mean I’m guilty of turning a blind eye too, because otherwise it makes me depressed. We’re all hypocrites because we are all capitalists, and it’s a trap that I don’t see us getting out of. I wanted to reflect the chaos of this post-truth climate change denying world in the metal guitar stabs that flare up like an underlying zit between the 2000s R&B beat that reminds you of a time when everything was alright."

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Ke0Nia6

Past entries:
2020Commes des Garçons (Like The Boys)#104
#40 Devil I Know - Allie X

♪♫ I could pretend that I'm just praying now. But I'm only on my knees ♪♫

I definitely think is one of Allie X's strongest releases and the best from "Cape God". I also did find it amusing that this debuted on my chart the same week "Devil You Don't" by CXLOE left. I really that post-chorus moment, it has always stood out to me as a highlight.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/2RE5c3N

Past entries:
2016Old Habits Die Hard#5
2016Too Much To Dream#51
2018Little Things#51
2019Rings A Bell#234
2019Dirty Laundry#288
2020Susie Save Your Love (with Mitski)#90
#39 Giving Up On - Ekkah

♪♫ You can't believe you'll never love again. You can't just keep on giving up on everything ♪♫

The first 2020 release for Ekkah after a big 2019 for them. This is in a similar style to their 2019 material, although the addition of the horns in this one is a nice switch up. Also like the uplifting message.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/KELp4oj

Past entries:
2016Space Between Us (with Dâm-Funk)#45
2019Backseat Driver#28
2019Just A Thing#35
2019After Me And You#244
2020Room 4 Love#53
#38 Silver And Gold - Owl Eyes

♪♫ It's just silver and gold. Silver and gold ♪♫

I remember I only heard this because of that online live set that both Owl Eyes and KLP did at Poof Doof in June this year. Did Owl Eyes know that KLP would lure me into watching this set so she decided to play this Zacco catered song from her new EP that I might not have otherwise heard? Probably just a coincedence but a funny one nonetheless. Anyway, this continues on the same path she paved with "You And I", a formula that clearly works for me.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/794cWJw

Past entries:
2018On Me#40
2019You And I#51
2019Sometime(with LO'99)#60
2019You Don't Know Love (with TAPZ)#176
#37 Love Not Loving You - Foxes

♪♫ Now I'm gonna give it all up, gonna love not being in love. So baby, bye, bye, bye, bye ♪♫

Foxes did really well on my chart with numerous top 10 hits from 2013 to 2015. She completely disappeared after that, until returning with "Love Not Loving You" in 2020. It was a solid comeback track, and very appreciated after the absence of music from her. Clearly she saw my tweets.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/XPyaNgE

Past entries:
2013Clarity (with Zedd)#23
2013Right Here (with Rudimental)#28
2013Just One Yesterday (with Fall Out Boy)#58
2014Let Go For Tonight#41
MDClarity (with Zedd)#57
MDRight Here (with Rudimental)#63
MDJust One Yesterday (with Fall Out Boy)#118
MDLet Go For Tonight#146
2015Body Talk#61
#36 Everything I Live For - La Roux

♪♫ Oh, lately there's something in the atmosphere. Telling me things that I don't wanna hear ♪♫

"Supervision" is a solid album. "Everything I Live For" is my favourite from the album. This fits in the album well and also as a standalone track. I do enjoy how cruisy it is, and how unlike a lot of songs in my EOY it draws things out a little instead of offering it so compactly.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/plRggHd

Past entries:
2014Kiss And Not Tell#39
MDKiss And Not Tell#145
#35 Feel The Love - Commandeur & KLP

♪♫ Can you feel the love? Cause I can feel the love ♪♫

But even in a year where KLP releases by far her most successful song, it's not even my favourite of hers for that year. I gravitated more towards this perhaps because it has that chill electronic sound thatI think goes very well with KLP's voice. I do also really like that build up to the chorus about 2 and a half minutes into the song.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/FhlpLSo

Past entries (KLP):
2018Lost (with Sharem Jay)#15
2018Carried Away (with Milwaukee Banks)#21
2018Venus x Mars#49
2018Goh (with What So Not & Skrillex)#60
2018High (with Stace Cadet)#163
2019Until I Find You#62
2019Giver (with Dena Amy)#317
2020Energy (with Stace Cadet)#83
#34 Follow - 0171

♪♫ Cause every time you sing a paradise. Forget the world just to get inside ♪♫

Because I'm lazy I just copied Villages' commentary because I think it sums it up well:

"Always fun to discover music through other people’s lists (a mid-year in this case), especially when it’s something that I very likely wouldn’t have come across otherwise. Follow hits that very specific niche of ‘pop music that is a bit weird but not too weird to not still be considered pop music’ for me. It’s possible there’s an accidental double negative in there. My favorite bit is that cheer sound effect that also ends up getting played backwards before the start of the second verse."

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ABH7516
#33 Scream Drive Faster - LAUREL

♪♫ Moving fast to nowhere, nowhere. Clouds pass, days last forever ♪♫

Just imagining the thought of the title being Scream! Drive! Faster! because it's what came to mind initially when I saw the title. Surprisingly for a song with such a title it sounds fairly restrained. Still, I do love the vibe that guitar riff creates and LAUREL sounds fantastic. I do like the transition between verses and chorus too.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/pt8IMAm
#32 The View - Supathick featuring Kaitlin Keegan

♪♫ Promise me they’ll all fall onto their knees for you. And just make sure they bask in the view ♪♫

I wasn't expecting this to do so well when it was first recommended to me. I guess a name like 'Supathick' is eye catching, and its funkiness with Kaitlin's fantastic voice is too hard to resist.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/PwJMbET
#31 Chemz - Burial

♪♫ You make me high (High as fuck). I lo-love you 'til I die ♪♫

It's amazing how Burial has gone and sampled four songs, interwoven them with dubstep/electronic beats and created this 12:31 length track. I was fascinated on first listen and it has only continued to grow. Just impressed at how well the various samples work together well. I didn't think I'd ever be hearing a Ne-Yo song and a Wolf Alice song sampled together but that's 2020 for you.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/qmwXUJL
#30 Somewhere - Surf Mesa featuring Gus Dapperton

♪♫ You say that I'm a mess whenever I try my best. We both know I'm not the best for you ♪♫

Charting a lesser known song by an artist that had an ARIA hit but not charting the ARIA hit? What a surprise. Anyway I first heard this in NMF on release but it didn’t make much of an impact. Almost a month later, while at a pub in Launceston, I not only heard Surf Mesa’s hit “ily (I love you baby)”, but also this song. Also noteworthy is that I heard “Supalonely” that night for a double double artist appearance. I got into this instantly after hearing it there. I think it does a great job at being a sadboi song while not being boring or dull.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/5BI9GUr
#29 Natalie Don't - RAYE

♪♫ Leave my man like Dolly. Beg Jolene just 'cause you can don't take him please (please, please) ♪♫

It's always interesting to me when artists have some time between their highest peaking songs. RAYE was most successful for me in 2017 with "The Line" getting to #3 and placing #14 in my End of Year. "Natalie Don't" became RAYE's first top 10 hit since "The Line" and also peaked at #3. I never asked for "Jolene", with "Jolene" replaced with Natalie and set to a '70s style disco arrangement but now that RAYE has brought it into existence I can't do anything but endorse this.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/snU8rZO

Past entries:
2017The Line#14
#28 Live Like We're Dancing - Mura Masa & Georgia

♪♫ I wanna live like we're dancing, baby. I wanna feel like I felt it, honey ♪♫

This is certainly in the pre-COVID basket as dancing in public venues was illegal for most of 2020 in Tasmania. Not a very COVID safe message. Seriously though I just adore this. This is a bit different to Georgia's usual pop style but I think she works well with Mura Masa here.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/tVt9w5T

Past entries (Mura Masa):
2018Till The World Falls (with Chic, Cosha & Vic Mensa)#183
2019I Don't Think I Can Do This Again (with Clairo)#15

Past entries (Georgia):
2018Started Out#107
2019About Work The Dancefloor#20
2019Never Let You Go#41
#27 Bad Things - Alison Wonderland

♪♫ It's a cold place, it's a rat race. It's a long face in the dark ♪♫

I was very excited when I saw that new Alison Wonderland was coming out and it didn't disappoint. It starts off surprisingly subtle which is nice but that drop comes in and completely changes that. It's very impressive.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/6O3K7pb

Past entries:
2015U Don't Know (with Wayne Coyne)#21
2015Already Gone (with Brave & Lido)#79
2016Messiah (with M-Phazes)#223
2017Happy Place#11
2018Out Of Your Mind (with The Presets)#119
2018Sometimes Love (Oriental Cravings Remix) [with SLUMBERJACK]#229
2019Lost My Mind (with Dillon Francis)#137
#26 Lick In Heaven - Jessy Lanza

♪♫ Once I'm spinning. I can't stop spinning, I can't stop spinning ♪♫

A title like "Lick In Heaven" was sure to make me pay attention. Also how relatable is not being able to stop spinning once you've started spinning? I remember when I was about eleven years old I continously span around on my computer chair and ended up falling off the chair, hitting my elbow and leaving a scar. Do not recommend.

Back onto the song, it's interesting how she makes a chorus out of that spinning lyric. But that's not all, the verses are very substantial. Also I love her voice and the production stuff.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/0AHlQp3
#25 All Of The Feelings - Kiesza

♪♫ I'm getting all of the feelings back. You make me believe in love again ♪♫

It does still amuse me that Kiesza now has seven top 10 hits, with only one of those being from 2014 - her biggest hit "Hideaway". This is my favourite of her songs from 2020 and the only way it could be more obvious as a Carly Rae Jepsen inspired track was if it was called "Cut To All Of The Feelings". I was sold on it quickly. Fellow Canadian Kiesza sounds so joyful and I'm not going to complain with Carly inspiration if it's done well.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/ggd9whU

Past entries:
2015Give It To The Moment (with Djemba Djemba)#199
2017Don't Want You Back (with Bakermat)#144
2017Hello Shadow (with SKYGGE)#186
2018Mother (with Chris Malinchak)#27
2019Naked (With My Headphones On) [with Rat City]#69
2020Can't Be Saved#73
2020When Boys Cry#56
#24 Saving Bugs - Chase Zera

♪♫ I see you holding on for dear life, but honey that's not right ♪♫

It was interesting reading the story of how Chase Zera came up with "Saving Bugs".

"I was really inspired by BENEE and Aurora writing about animals and turning them into metaphors. I was floating on a lilo of in my pool. There were tiny little bugs in the water, and I was picking them up and putting them back on the tiles so they could scurry away and not drown. I sound like I’m on acid or something. I promise I wasn’t! I just looked at that situation and turned it into a metaphor about watching people go through situations or things that are burdening them and wanting to help them through it because you know what it feels like to be in that situation. So it’s a real tough love thing, helping the bugs out of the pool represents me helping friends get through things and maybe wanting them to realise how special they are. "

Chart run: https://imgur.com/2B1TLPe
#23 Say Something - Kylie Minogue

♪♫ S-s-s-say something, say something. Tell me how you're feeling ♪♫

I do like Kylie Minogue a lot but this still came as a surprise to me. I didn't latch onto anything from "Golden", so I wasn't sure if this new era would be the same. But I grew to love "Say Something". Kylie is as fantastic as she's ever been and this is a fantastic pop song.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/HOFJt2w

Past entries:
2015Right Here, Right Now (with Giorgio Moroder)#2
2015The Other Boys (with NERVO, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers)#51

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#22 First Time - Daya

♪♫ Big wide eyes like girls on molly ♪♫

I think she's gonna love them for a long time. I just love the combination of that beat, the fast paced nature of the song, being able to make "Party Pill" references, Daya's voice and those lyrics about love. It can often feel like it's over quickly but Daya makes sure that the 2:27 is worth every second.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/7lpsiI5

Past entries:
2016Don't Let Me Down (with The Chainsmokers)#13
2017Feel Good (with Gryffin & Illenium)#125
2019Wanted (with NOTD)#161
2019Left Me Yet#286
#21 Lie Like This - Julia Michaels

♪♫ The truth is I can't resist. Whenever we lie like this ♪♫

"Issues", the debut single from Julia Michaels, became an instant hit for me in 2017 and made it into my EOY top 100. Her output as a solo artist since then had been disappointing, with nothing impressing me as much as "Issues". "Lie Like This" blew that out of the water by becoming her highest peaker and my favourite song of hers. Super catchy and I'd really like to see more of this kind of production from her.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/PofNaDo

Past entries:
#20 Head & Heart - Joel Corry featuring MNEK

♪♫ And my head tells me to stop. But my heart goes bum bum bum da bum bum, bum bum bum da bum ♪♫

This grabbed me instantly and I was so happy when it became a big hit in Australia too. Always makes me happy listening to it, MNEK is so joyful here and this is Joel Corry's best production to date.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/HMA9eXv

Past entries (Joel Corry):

Past entries (MNEK):
2014Every Little Word#84
2018Crazy World#50
#19 forever - Charli XCX

♪♫ I'll love you forever (Ever). Even when we're not together ♪♫

It's hard to know until it happens just how much a musician death will effect you. Avicii really hit hard, especially when I had woken up to the news. The death of SOPHIE hit me really hard, not just because I adore her music but because I appreciate the space she took up as a proud trans woman in a genre that is still hostile to women producers.

I mention SOPHIE even though I am talking about a Charli XCX song. SOPHIE wasn't actually involved with this, but I bring her name up because this is clearly inspired by previous work the two did together. I like that Charli has taken a love ballad and given it this wacky approach. It has become one of my Charli favourites.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/yxTppFT

Past entries:
2013I Love It (with Icona Pop)#7
MDI Love It (with Icona Pop)#19
2019Gone (with Christine & The Queens)#89
#18 Good Day Bad Day - Elohim

♪♫ We gotta celebrate. When we get a good day ♪♫

Even though they've ended up nine positions apart, I will always associate this with "Bad Things". Both debuted in the top 10 and both became the first #2 peakers for their respective artists. This is really fun and kooky in a way only Elohim could make iy. I do admire the persistent optimism even in the face of very bleak circumstances where plenty of bad days happen.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Qs8GJGH

Past entries:
2016Xanax (Moon Boots Remix)#18
2016It's A Memory (Oliver Remix) [with Fred Falke & Mansions On The Moon]#65
2017Sleepy Eyes (with Whethan)#29
2017The Wave#32
2017Love Is Alive (with Louis The Child)#72
2018Half Love#1
2018I Want You#71
2018Fuck Your Money#162
2018Forever (with Ekali & Medasin)#195
2019Room To Fall (with Marshmello & Flux Pavilion)#237
2020Fairy Tale (with Ekali)#91
2020I'm Lost#55
#17 Secret Lover - Yuma X

♪♫ I'm trying hard to keep this under cover. Oh am I just your secret lover? ♪♫

Not to be confused with Yumi Zouma Anyway, this song did bring out some emotions in me. Being gay is challenging for numerous reasons. One big one is that navigating dating can be a challenging experience because not every one is out, some are completely closeted and some are only out to certain people in their lives. When meeting people, sometimes I feel I have to hide who I am as well. So I can be a "secret lover" for the other person. It's not easy at all. I only saw the music video for the first time during the broadcast and turns out Yuma X had the same idea when making the music video! One of the best - but also one of the saddest music videos of 2020. It's also a really great song aside from that too.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/syfmiO1
#16 I Just Want To Look At You - Eilish Gilligan

♪♫Lie still, don't move. I just want to look at you ♪♫

"Someone Else" made it to #3 on my chart last year following me having seen Eilish Gilligan live as an opener for SAFIA in Hobart, back in those good old days of crowded gigs. In 2020 she went even further with her emotional love song "I Just Want To Look At You" making it to #2 and now with a top 20 EOY position.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/OBMUjry

Past entries:
2019Someone Else#42
2019Keep Up#154
#15 Group Therapy - Elohim

♪♫ I just wanna mingle with some people who are just as weird as me. I'm in the mood for group therapy ♪♫

This song gives such weird vibes but I can't help but love it. There's a lot of elements here that could've made this a disaster - such as the clapping throughout the verses, that laugh at the end of the chorus / over the drop and the childlike vocals that appear throughout. But even though sonicaly this is a new experiment for Elohim, lyrically it makes perfect sense for Elohim. It did wear out on me a little as can be seen from it being one of the lowest placing #1s on my EOY.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/HXb8vgM

Past entries:
2016Xanax (Moon Boots Remix)#18
2016It's A Memory (Oliver Remix) [with Fred Falke & Mansions On The Moon]#65
2017Sleepy Eyes (with Whethan)#29
2017The Wave#32
2017Love Is Alive (with Louis The Child)#72
2018Half Love#1
2018I Want You#71
2018Fuck Your Money#162
2018Forever (with Ekali & Medasin)#195
2019Room To Fall (with Marshmello & Flux Pavilion)#237
2020Fairy Tale (with Ekali)#91
2020I'm Lost#55
2020Good Day Bad Day#18
#14 Joan Of Arc On The Dancefloor - Aly & AJ

♪♫ We don't stop! Until mascara's on the dance floor ♪♫

Jumping on the 'Dancefloor' train as it has also always bothered me that 'dance' and 'floor' were two separate words in the title. There are a lot of good elements to this - but my highlights would have to be the build up to the chorus and the chorus itself. Just a really good dancey tune. Wasn't expecting it to hit #1 at all but it just crept up on me and managed to sneak 2 weeks at the top.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/l84oi3N
#13 ANIME - JOY.

♪♫ For you I'll be whoever you want. Whatever ever you want ♪♫

It's interesting that when I was getting a sense of what could make the 2020 Triple J Hottest 100, I noted that "ANIME" was in the top 10 most played songs on Triple J during 2020. Of course, Triple J positions don't always correlate with Hottest 200 positions, with "ANIME" not making it in. Funnily enough, "ANIME" was my most played song of 2020 on Spotify yet has failed to make the top 10 on my EOY.

Anyway, I grew to really love this song. There's something about JOY.'s performance here that I really love, and I think her voices goes well with what she's singing.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/8gynsA0

Past entries:
2016Lone (with What So Not & Ganz)#240
#12 Stop This Flame - Celeste

♪♫ You'll never stop this flame. I will never let you go ♪♫

This was one of the first hits on my chart in 2020 that was released in 2020. It often feels more like 2019 than it does 2020. You might not have asked for yet another funky song with a soulful vocalist but here it is. Celeste brings a lot of charisma to the table here so well done.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/aSh9rsK
#11 Anything - Alison Wonderland & Valentino Khan

♪♫ I just wanna feel anything. Anything with you, with you ♪♫

This song is still weird to me in that unlike "Bad Things" it wasn't an instant top 10 hit, instead debuting at #90. While it has taken a while to grow, it has ended up as being up there as one of my Alison Wonderland favourites. I think where "Bad Things" sounds more conventional, this one sounds a bit edgier in comparison and it pulls it off well. Alison now has the unfortunate statistic of having placed #11 in two EOYs (#11 with Happy Place in 2017 previously), although Games was #10 in 2015 and Church #6 in 2018.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/4s22gUT

Past entries (Alison Wonderland):
2015U Don't Know (with Wayne Coyne)#21
2015Already Gone (with Brave & Lido)#79
2016Messiah (with M-Phazes)#223
2017Happy Place#11
2018Out Of Your Mind (with The Presets)#119
2018Sometimes Love (Oriental Cravings Remix) [with SLUMBERJACK]#229
2019Lost My Mind (with Dillon Francis)#137
2020Bummed (with Chet Porter)#88
2020Bad Things#27
#10 Wendy's Yard - Ekkah

♪♫ No bad vibes at Wendy's Yard ♪♫

Sir, this is a Wendy's Yard, no bad vibes allowed here. Yes I've been waiting a while to make that joke Ekkah had scored many top 10 hits prior to "Wendy's Yard", eight to be exact. None had reached the top spot, with "Homesick" reaching #3 being their highest peak. "Wendy's Yard" became Ekkah's highest peaker on its first week, and on its second week became their first ever #1. I think "no bad vibes at Wendy's Yard" sums up this song well, it's a funky tune in classic Ekkah style with good vibes, a catchy hook and a fun reference to "Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life". If I have a criticism it is that the title lyric is repeated too much at the end, I think it could've done with something different at the end or alternatively being cut down to a shorter song.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/VfADftQ

Past entries:
2016Space Between Us (with Dâm-Funk)#45
2019Backseat Driver#28
2019Just A Thing#35
2019After Me And You#244
2020Room 4 Love#53
2020Giving Up On#39
#9 Unready - Gordi

♪♫ Oh, the ground underneath my feet was cold. I wasn't looking for you ♪♫

I'd known of Gordi prior to 2020 but only barely, so it was a big surprise when I got into this a lot. I really like Gordi's voice here and I think she's done a great job telling her story here and I love that. Such a satisfying moment every time that chorus comes around especially.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/Oe7YkvH
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#8 About Us - Le Youth

♪♫ 1 a.m when I ask if you are still here. Yeah, I know that I don't have to say much ♪♫

LE YOUTH has been a persistent presence on my chart for many years and in 2020 he reached #1 with "About Us". In a sea of short songs on my chart, the length of this felt like an appropriate way to break things up. It has a very good build up towards the end and it maintains interest the whole way.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/mxTWWik

Past entries:
2017Walk Away#121
2020Brain Freeze#59
#7 I Feel It - The Merindas

♪♫ I want what you're on, come on and give me some ♪♫

This is absolutely one of the most joyful songs in my 2020 EOY. It gives me life. The Merindas have done a fantastic job here, with their voices well suited to the production. I also love that part of the song is sung in Noongar language - Noongar being the language of member Kristel Kickett, a Nyoongar Ballardong Whadjuk woman from Western Australia.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/zJ2tiCC

Past entries:
2020Déjà Vu#96
#6 Do You Wanna? - Dornik featuring Gavin Turek

♪♫ I'll be whatever you want, whatever you need. Do you wanna? ♪♫

"Do You Wanna?" is Gavin's one permitted #1 for 2020,with her having achieved one #1 in each consecutive year since 2016 totalling five #1s. This is actually her first #1 where she's not on her own though. This is classic Gavin but with the addition of Dornik. I love the way they have shared vocals on here, Dornik suits Gavin's style well. It’s just a really catchy disco track to add to the collection of Gavin Turek hits on my chart.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/AWezx6r

Past entries (Gavin Turek):
2015Cellophane (So Cruel) [with Miami Horror and Aaron Miller]#33
2015Don't Fight It#65
2016On The Line#3
2016Fade Out (with Viceroy)#10
2016Good Look For You#103
2016Can't Take It Back (with starRo)#224
2017My Delight#1
2017It's The Light#4
2017Birdie Bees#15
2017I Want You (with OkiDoki)#41
2017The Distance#111
2017Armor Love (with the Urban Renewal Project)#208
2019Close (with Tuxedo)#76
2019Out In The Daylight (with Kraak & Smaak)#163
#5 Nightcrawler - Duke Dumont featuring Say Lou Lou

♪♫ She's a nightcrawler. Hides in the dark you never caught her ♪♫

Duke Dumont smashed the record for longest time between scoring #1s on my chart in 2020. Was not what I would’ve expected at the beginning of 2020. Anyway, this is his best song since “I Got U”, with Say Lou Lou’s contribution to this funky track making it one catchy release.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/L8zNKyK

Past entries (Duke Dumont):
2013Need U (100%) [with A*M*E]#2
2014I Got U (with Jax Jones & Kelli-Leigh)#8
2014Won't Look Back#57
MDNeed U (100%) [with A*M*E]#12
MDI Got U (with Jax Jones & Kelli-Leigh)#66
2015Ocean Drive#157
2017Real Life (with Gorgon City & NAATIONS)#137
#4 Don't Turn Around - Biig Piig

♪♫ If it's that easy why'd you leave me?. You know I've no one to rely on, to rely ♪♫

It's hard to pick an exact highlight here because it all works out so well. It's probably unsurprising that the instrumental, which is based on a sample from a '70s disco track, is so appealing as it's not the first time '70s disco has been sampled in hits on my chart. Another highlight for me is that the song has a really good pace to it and although I did think it was too short initially, it does at least captivate me for all of that time and doesn't have any filler.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/siVQTlH
#3 Switchblade - NIKI

♪♫ What is this place? The skies are vast and no one's a familiar face ♪♫

Click click click etc. "Switchblade" earned the affectionate name 'Clickblade' for its opening intro with lots of clicks, but that's not the only thing notable. I've definitely loved songs that sound like this before, and that's no shade at all. NIKI is really talented, and after both this and "Selene" I'm looking forward to more from her in 2021. This had one of the slowest climbs to #1 on my chart in 2020, moving up higher and higher until it unexpectedly hit #1 for me. Eventually it ended up with the most weeks in my chart for a 2020 release.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/0BBn6l7
#2 Vacuum - Elohim

♪♫ New perspective got me thinking I will be alright. Everyone loses their mind ♪♫

Elohim does drum n bass? Clearly trying to make her way onto Ayah Marar’s turf this was quite an intriguing Elohim release for me, as it followed on from her common lyrical themes of depression, anxiety and mental health, but gave me a sound that hadn’t been attempted by Elohim before. It turned out really well. There's a lot to like here, right from the start that first line of the song - “Vacuum stuck to my head” is classic Elohim. I do love the persistent “ooh”s throughout the song and the drum n bass is done well.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/hQD4eVK

Past entries:
2016Xanax (Moon Boots Remix)#18
2016It's A Memory (Oliver Remix) [with Fred Falke & Mansions On The Moon]#65
2017Sleepy Eyes (with Whethan)#29
2017The Wave#32
2017Love Is Alive (with Louis The Child)#72
2018Half Love#1
2018I Want You#71
2018Fuck Your Money#162
2018Forever (with Ekali & Medasin)#195
2019Room To Fall (with Marshmello & Flux Pavilion)#237
2020Fairy Tale (with Ekali)#91
2020I'm Lost#55
2020Good Day Bad Day#18
2020Group Therapy#15
#1 Break My Heart - Dua Lipa

♪♫ Am I falling in love with the one that could break my heart? ♪♫

I’ve always enjoyed Dua Lipa ever since “Be The One”. “Future Nostalgia” has seen her do even better than previously for me. “Future Nostalgia” is a fantastic album that’s both packed with hits and a solid listen as a product altogether. “Break My Heart” is my favourite from the album. The interpolation of “Need You Tonight”‘s classic riff, alongside adding another song to the "Seeya"/"Around The World"/"Another One Bites The Dust"/"Good Times" list is really attention grabbing. Dua is perfect here, with her voice being such a delight to listen to alongside a catchy chorus and some cute love song lyrics.

Chart run: https://imgur.com/xA0f7Yy

Past entries:
2016Blow Your Mind (Mwah)#199
2016Room For 2#233
2019Don't Start Now#92
Thanks all that tuned in on Monday and Tuesday night to listen to my EOY. I really appreciate it Will get around to adding the 101-333 in the thread within the next week, will take a little break from EOY stuff for a day or two after being flat out with it for days on end
So yeah I'm a bit late but I have finally updated the post! I have been flat out recently and it got pushed down the list of priorities

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