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Music of 2020: Our Recommendations

2020 has been a turbulent year, compacted with a rollercoaster of emotions. The good, the bad, the mediocre—we have certainly experienced it all. But what we learnt to do is to hope during the most adverse times. Hope is the virtue that has brought us closer to the light at the end of the tunnel. As 2020 has arrived at its end, we have compiled music recommendations to sum it all up.


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You Say - Lauren Daigle


Listening to this song serves as an unfailing method of motivation. We can all relate to the sentiments Lauren Daigle shares. She assures herself that she is never alone, and at times, it is best for her to surrender. This song is a reminder that you’re never alone, and you can always search for something or someone that will always be there for you.


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Count on Me - Bruno Mars


Throughout 2020, we have discovered or developed special bonds with those we may have taken for granted. We have also discovered who our genuine friends are. Genuine friends, or best friends, will always support each other regardless of present circumstances/barriers. So let’s continue to support each other in 2021.


Similar Songs:

You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban


Teenage Dream - Katy Perry


Teenage Dream talks about living with no regrets. Do/Fulfill everything with a purpose, and do not ever do something when you’re unsure of its purpose. Although this song is hugely centred around teenage romance, it can be interpreted in many other/multitude of ways. This song encompasses multifaceted interpretations. It is also important to remember to live in the present—appreciate each moment and memory that has been given to you, because you never know when it may be taken away.


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My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion


A rather long-standing song, My Heart Will Go On demonstrates the long-lasting effects someone can have on one. Rose speaks about how although Jack may not be present with her physically, she will always be with him, and he will always be with her. Amidst this pandemic, many of us have experienced the loss of loved ones, friends, and colleagues. It is important to remember that although they are not physically present with us, they’ll always be with us, so be sure to make them proud.


Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles


We believe this flawlessly reflects our sentiments for 2020 and our wishful sentiments for 2021. The pandemic has created an adverse toll on our mental and physical health. However, we are striving forward because of the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

Whenever you feel like giving up, or all hope is depleted, simply remember, “Here comes the sun.”


Similar Songs:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow -Judy Garland


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Driver’s License - Olivia Rodrigo


Heartbreaks, disappointments, frustrations, and regrets, are all inevitable in life. Through them, we manage to get the most camouflaged gifts of wisdom and guidance.


Similar Songs:

You are the Reason - Calum Scott

Faded - Alan Walker


A Million Dreams - Benji Pasek and Justin Paul


The Greatest Showman is a great example of how much aspirations are worth. The characters showcase that if you dream big, you can achieve anything. So dream big, follow your passion, and fulfill your purpose.


Similar Songs:

How Far I’ll Go - Auli'i Cravalho


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Treat People With Kindness - Harry Styles


The lines “Make yourself feel good” and “Treat people with kindness” balance the necessities of treating yourself and others with kindness. It is your responsibility to find time for yourself. Remember, the better you take care of yourself, the better you will be able to aid others.


Similar Songs:

Try - Cobbie Callait



Music seems to get us through both the highs and lows of the human experience. Whether or not you decide to take a listen to these recommendations, we're sure that under the big umbrella that is music, there is a genre that you're sure to fall in love with.



Article Author: Michelle Xiao

Article Editors: Stephanie Sahadeo, Valerie Shirobokov