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Buzzy Beats: The Songs That Carried Us Through 2020

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Pooja Salhotra

Buzz staff writer Pooja Salhotra listens to her favorite songs of 2020 while getting ready to ring in the new year with her pup Pearl.

Music is scientifically proven to improve mood, and we all know 2020 was a year with all kinds of bad moods. We put together a list of the songs – from country to pop to indie rock – that the Buzz staff relied on to lift spirits in 2020. You can find the playlist on Spotify or see the list below. 

Buzz 2020 Survival Tunes   
Wake Me Up by Avicii 
Together by Sia
Diamonds by Johnnyswim 
Rain On Me by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Ok Not To Be Ok by Marshmello and Demi Levato 
‘tis the damn season by Taylor Swift
Levitating by Dua Lipa
Madness by Muse 
The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics
Survival by NEEDTOBREATHE (feat. Drew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb)
Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
Just Breathe by Willie Nelson (feat. Lukas Nelson)
Twenty Two and Some Change by Stephen Day 
Life Goes On by BTS
Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles
Joy by Bastille
Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus 
The Best by Tina Turner
Live in the Moment by Portugal, The Man
Free Spirit by Khalid
Simple by Florida Georgia Line
Poppin Bottles by T.I. and Drake
Make Me Feel (EDX Dubai Skyline Remix) by Janelle Monae 
Smooth by Santana (feat. Rob Thomas)
Beer Never Broke My Heart by Luke Combs 
Dance Monkey by Tones and I 
The Queen is Dead by The Smiths
Getting Ready to Go Down by Josh Ritter 
I Like Birds by Eels
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor 
Never Seen The Rain by Tones and I 
A Guy With A Girl by Blake Shelton 
Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Willie Nelson (feat. Paula Nelson)
Wrapped Up In Books by Belle & Sebastian 
American Idiot by Green Day 
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off by Joe Nichols 
Say So by Doja Cat
Gold on the Ceiling by The Black Keys 
The Bones by Maren Morris
Tennessee Flat Top Box by Rosanne Cash
Bad Decisions by The Strokes
High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco

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