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#TheLifeSoundtrack: 2020s

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

1990s

1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

2000s

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

2010s

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

2020s

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

Playlist: Essential 2020s

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, ‘Savage’

This hip-hop/rap song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of October 11-17, 2020

Róisín Murphy, ‘Kingdom of Ends’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of October 4-10, 2020

Melanie C feat. Nadia Rose, ‘Fearless’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of September 27 to October 3, 2020

Yves V, Ilkay Sencan feat. Emie, ‘Not So Bad (Robert Falcon Remix)’

This dance pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of September 20-26, 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