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#TheLifeSoundtrack: 2020

A collection of stories behind the songs that form the soundtrack of my life. Each song presented here hit #1 on my personal top 10 weekly music charts, which I have documented every Sunday since January 7, 1990.

2010s

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

2020s

2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029

Playlist: Essential 2020

Katy Perry, ‘Cry About It Later’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of September 13-19, 2020

Kylie Minogue, ‘Say Something (Acoustic)’

This adult contemporary pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of September 6-12, 2020

Rachel Reinert, ‘Cool’

This adult contemporary country pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for two weeks between August 23 to September 6, 2020

Dua Lipa, Madonna, Missy Elliott, ‘Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix)’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of August 16-22, 2020

Victoria Monet, Khalid, SG Lewis, ‘Experience’

This dance pop R&B song is part of the soundtrack of my life

Sofi Tukker, Gorgon City, ‘House Arrest’

This dance pop song is part of the soundtrack of my life

Josh Cumbee, ‘Sound of Your Name’

This adult contemporary pop song is part of the soundtrack of my life

Wave Wave feat. Joel Crouse, ‘Broke (Alle Farben Radio Edit)’

This adult contemporary pop song is part of the soundtrack of my life

EDX, ‘The Time Is Now (Wh0 Remix)’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life beginning August 9, 2020

Roisin Murphy, ‘Something More’

This avant-garde dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of August 2-8, 2020