Best of 2020: Listener Poll Results

The Best of 2020 Listener Poll
by WFUV Staff | 12/31/2020 | 4:29pm

The Best of 2020 Listener Poll

It's that time of the year, when we look back at the music that carried us through the year. You voted for the songs, albums, and artists that made your year better, and on New Year's Eve, we counted down your Top 90 standout songs of 2020.

See below for the results for your "Best of 2020: Listener Poll Results" of the songs, albums, and artist discoveries, plus a Spotify playlist.

Top Songs + Spotify Playlist | Top Albums | Top Artist Discoveries | WFUV Staff Picks

Top 90 Songs

  1. Phoebe Bridgers, "Kyoto"
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, "Letter To You"
  3. Kathleen Edwards, "Options Open"
  4. HAIM, "The Steps"
  5. Sunflower Bean, "Moment in the Sun"
  6. Nathaniel Rateliff, "And It's Still Alright"
  7. Kurt Vile and John Prine, "How Lucky "
  8. Fiona Apple, "Under the Table"
  9. Kathleen Edwards, "Hard On Everyone"
  10. Waxahatchee, "Lilacs"
  11. John Prine, "I Remember Everything"
  12. Taylor Swift and Bon Iver, "Exile "
  13. The Strokes, "Bad Decisions "
  14. Janelle Monae, "Turntables "
  15. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, "Dreamsicle"
  16. Fiona Apple, "Shameika "
  17. Low Cut Connie, "Private Lives"
  18. Black Pumas, "I'm Ready"
  19. Bruce Springsteen, "Ghosts "
  20. Fleet Foxes, "Can I Believe You?"
  21. Ray LaMontagne, "Strong Enough "
  22. Waxahatchee, "Can't Do Much"
  23. Nicole Atkins, "Domino"
  24. Future Islands, "For Sure "
  25. Tame Impala, "Lost In Yesterday"
  26. Waxahatchee, "Fire"
  27. Sylvan Esso, "Ferris Wheel"
  28. Margo Price, "Letting Me Down"
  29. The Killers, "My Own Soul’s Warning"
  30. Lianne La Havas, "Can't Fight"
  31. Caroline Rose, "Feel the Way I Want"
  32. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, "Be Afraid"
  33. Deep Sea Diver, "Impossible Weight"
  34. Bright Eyes, "Mariana Trench"
  35. Pearl Jam, "Dance of the Clairvoyants"
  36. Blu DeTiger, "Figure it Out"
  37. The War and Treaty, "Five More Minutes "
  38. Perfume Genius, "On the Floor"
  39. Nada Surf, "So Much Love"
  40. Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell , "The Problem"
  41. The Jayhawks, "This Forgotten Town "
  42. Heartless Bastards, "Revolution "
  43. The Rolling Stones, "Living in Ghost Town"
  44. Bob Dylan, "Murder Most Foul"
  45. Bob Dylan, "False Prophet"
  46. Adrianne Lenker, "Anything"
  47. My Morning Jacket, "Feel You"
  48. Laura Marling, "Held Down"
  49. Lianne La Havas, "Bittersweet"
  50. Tame Impala, "It Might Be Time"
  51. Lake Street Dive, "Making Do"
  52. Lucinda Williams, "You Can't Rule Me"
  53. The Strokes, "The Adults are Talking"
  54. Elle King, "The Let Go"
  55. Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, "Texas Sun"
  56. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, "I’ll See You In My Dreams"
  57. Car Seat Headrest, "Hollywood"
  58. Chris Stapleton, "Cold"
  59. Best Coast, "Everything Has Changed"
  60. Fiona Apple, "Heavy Balloon"
  61. Low Cut Connie, "Help Me"
  62. Nathaniel Rateliff, "Time Stands"
  63. Mt. Joy, "Strangers"
  64. Andy Shauf, "Try Again"
  65. The Avett Brothers , "Victory"
  66. The Pretenders, "The Buzz"
  67. The Pretenders, "Didn't Want to Be This Lonely"
  68. Billie Eilish, "My Future"
  69. Sparks, "All That"
  70. Gorillaz, "Aries"
  71. Khruangbin, "Time (You and I)"
  72. The Killers, "Caution"
  73. Soccer Mommy, "Circle the Drain"
  74. Katie Pruitt, "Expectations"
  75. Fiona Apple, "I Want You To Love Me"
  76. Phoenix, "Identical"
  77. Romy, "Lifetime"
  78. The Chicks, "March March"
  79. Christine and the Queens, "People, I’ve Been Sad"
  80. Bright Eyes, "Persona Non Grata"
  81. My Morning Jacket, "Run It"
  82. Matt Berninger, "One More Second"
  83. The Shins, "The Great Divide"
  84. Jealous of the Birds, "Young Neanderthal"
  85. Adia Victoria, "South Gotta Change"
  86. Elvis Costello, "No Flag"
  87. New Order, "Be a Rebel"
  88. Brian Fallon, "Lonely For You Only"
  89. The Avalanches, "Running Red Lights"
  90. beabadoobee, "Care"

Top 50 Albums

  1. Fiona Apple, Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  2. Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You
  3. Bob Dylan, Rough and Rowdy Ways
  4. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Reunions
  5. Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher
  6. Kathleen Edwards, Total Freedom
  7. Waxahatchee, Saint Cloud
  8. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  9. HAIM, Women in Music Pt. III
  10. Tame Impala, The Slow Rush
  11. Lucinda Williams, Good Souls Better Angels
  12. The Strokes, The New Abnormal
  13. Nathaniel Rateliff, And It’s Still Alright
  14. The Jayhawks, XOXO
  15. The Pretenders, Hate For Sale
  16. Margo Price, That's How Rumors Get Started
  17. My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall II
  18. Dawes, Good Luck with Whatever
  19. Fleet Foxes, Shore
  20. Lianne La Havas, Lianne La Havas
  21. Pearl Jam, Gigaton
  22. Nicole Atkins, Italian Ice
  23. Nada Surf, Never Not Together
  24. Bright Eyes, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
  25. Low Cut Connie, Private Lives
  26. Matt Berninger, Serpentine Prison
  27. Adrianne Lenker, Songs
  28. Future Islands, As Long As You Are
  29. Caroline Rose, Superstar
  30. Sylvan Esso, Free Love
  31. Ray LaMontagne, Monovision
  32. Laura Marling, Song for Our Daughter
  33. Run The Jewels, RTJ4
  34. The Killers, Imploding the Mirage
  35. Sturgill Simpson, Cuttin' Grass
  36. Tom Petty, Wildflowers & All the Rest
  37. Sufjan Stevens, The Ascension
  38. Jealous of the Birds, Peninsula
  39. The Chicks, Gaslighter
  40. Best Coast, Always Tomorrow
  41. Devon Gilfillian, Black Hole Rainbow
  42. Deep Sea Diver, Impossible Weight
  43. Khruangbin, Mordechai
  44. Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
  45. Whitney, Candid
  46. Gorillaz, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
  47. Jeff Tweedy, Love Is The King
  48. Soccer Mommy, Color Theory
  49. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Just Checked in to See What Condition My Rendition Was In
  50. Brian Fallon, Local Honey

Artist Discoveries

  • Arlo Parks
  • Blu DeTiger
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • beabadoobee
  • Bandits on the Run

Top 90 Songs of 2020: Spotify Playlist

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