The EU’s Top Pop Songs of 2020
Planning a festive farewell to 2020, clothed or clustered or otherwise? Here’s an endtimes – sorry, end-of-the-year – playlist that’ll help you shake it off.
The past year, that is.
“WAP” by Kadri B
You dudes know what it’s about, right? The year’s naughtiest Brussels Bubble jam is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Wetlands Agricultural Policy.
“Cardigan” by Taylor Swift
A heartfelt woke-rock ode to the fashion statement Frans Timmermans finally made cool again.
“Bad Guy” by Billie Irish
If we learned anything during the pandemic, it’s that if you break the rules you will pay the price. This total banger had Phil Hogan and his golf buddies packed straight out of office and onto the dance floor.
“Blinding Lights” by the Weaknd
Brexit had more than its share of tear-jerker tunes, but this creepy techno track about Dominic Cummings’ lousy-optics drive to Barnard Castle is sadder than any ballad.
“Conversations in the Dark” by John Legend
Sweet soul music that became the soundtrack to so many Zoom calls.
“Murder Most Fowl” by Bob Dylan
A grim, 17-minute history lesson from music’s most celebrated poet about the dangers of unregulated globalization, from pirated pangolin to chlorinated chicken.
“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” by Fiona Apple
Just what you need to escape from a “lockdown orgy” when you’ve got no clothes on.
“Delete Forever” by Grimes
The avant-pop star sends a not-so-thinly-veiled message to every Commissioner with a Twitter account.
“Supalonely” by BENEE
Ursula von der Leyen spent so many hours in the Berlaymont, in her office, on the phone…
“Laugh Now Cry Later,” Drake
As usual, Drake seems to be talking about himself… but could be talking about all of us.