News/research from teacher-journalist Robert J. Ballantyne

Playlist: Essential 2020s

Roisin Murphy, ‘Something More’

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

Fiona Apple, ‘Heavy Balloon’

Why this avant-garde pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for three weeks between July 12 to August 1, 2020

Ellie Goulding, Lauv, ‘Slow Grenade’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of July 5-11, 2020

The Chicks, ‘March March’

This country-pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of June 28 to July 4, 2020

Ellie Goulding, ‘Power’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of June 21-27, 2020

Fiona Apple, ‘Cosmonauts’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of June 14-20, 2020

Melanie C, ‘Blame it on Me’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of June 7-13, 2020

Fiona Apple, ‘Shameika’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of May 31 to June 6, 2020

Toni Braxton, ‘Dance (Dave Audé Remix)’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for two weeks between May 17-30, 2020

Selena Gomez, ‘Souvenir’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of May 10-16, 2020