Ah, 2020 — it feels weird to bid you farewell. We’ve come to the end of a year that, for most of us, has been more challenging, uncertain and frightening than any of its predecessors. Therefore, we believe it’s more important than ever to acknowledge the importance of music in our lives.

Stay at Home and Jam

Music has brought us together emotionally during times where we have been forced apart physically. To further this cause, we launched our Stay at Home and Jam Channel to help you play along with some uplifting tracks as much and as often as you like, without any restrictions. Please check it out, and remember to stay safe!

Top 10 most played songs on Chordify

Now, let’s talk about the songs that kept people jamming during this tumultuous year. 2020’s year-end list sees the predicted return of some of 2019’s biggest hits: last year’s number one song, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow”, claims the fourth spot — a remarkable feat, considering it’s been more than two years since this powerful duet was released.  

Other repeat offenders include Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” (which also happens to be one of the most played songs of all time on Chordify) and Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole with his mega-popular soft spin on “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Thanks Lewis! 

Lewis Capaldi, and his signature song “Someone You Loved,” takes the sixth spot on this year’s Top 10. Lewis, we have all needed a good cry at one point or another since March, so we’d like to take this moment to thank you for enriching our isolation with your heartbreaking yet beautiful tunes. 

And while the surprising appearance of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” fills our hearts with nostalgic affection and gratitude for unapologetic 70s country music, it is “Memories” by Maroon 5 that deserves our utmost appreciation in the end.

And the winner is… 

Because this is it, folks. This is your number one song of 2020. Maroon 5 gave us something to agree on and unite over, in a year that was otherwise so divisive. Between its upbeat vibes, Adam Levine’s unique voice and the very telling and very 2020-esque line “Here’s to the ones that we got / Cheers to the wish you were here, but you’re not,” this track makes for a fitting and well-deserved top contender.

Before you check out the full Top 10 of 2020 below, we’d like to thank you for your support this year. We hope to have brought you some joy and to keep you jamming in 2021, a year that will hopefully be just a little bit brighter. Happy jamming!

Top 10 of 2020

1. Maroon 5 – Memories

2. Passenger – Let Her Go

3. Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – Best Part

4. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

5. Tones & I – Dance Monkey

6. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

7. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

8. Ed Sheeran – Perfect

9. Trevor Daniel – Falling

10. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights


Check out the Top 10 of 2019!

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