In a feed full of Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music also has their own take with their best songs that defined 2020.
Some of the artists and songs in this specially-curated lineup are as follows:
The 100 Best Songs of 2020
Wasn’t satisfied with this year’s summer season? Listening to this track (or watching it) will make you high especially with Harry’s refreshing vocals together with the vintage-like VHS aesthetics that go well with the vibe of the song.
It may be one among the songs that went viral because of TikTok challenges, but Doja Cat has got all it takes to claim a spot in the Best 100 for its refreshing song paired with glitz and retro.
A song in the hit list that got all the eyes and ears for its suggestiveness. Just a reminder to protect your eyes from all the 3.6 Billion TikTok #WAPChallenges out there.
BLACKPINK continues to dominate the international music scene with their latest comeback track that’s more intimate and heartbreaking compared to their previous loud-pop releases. BLACKPINK surely is the revolution because they’re the only Korean act in this year-end lineup.
If you’re up for some chill vibe, Khalid’s track released last March is something you would want to play whenever your enjoying a company with yourself, or a loved one. It would even be more enjoyable while driving around.
One of the most played tracks from Taylor Swift’s folklore album. This track is perfect to cherish the whimsical winter season of 2020.
Running around several stores inside Target all by yourself surely is an adventure and listening to Billie’s latest single surely felt like one, too.
If you’re tired of hearing Yummy, listening to Justin Bieber’s Intentions will make you feel empowered — especially if you’re a woman who’s struggling a lot now.
Ariana Grande’s latest track may not be as hyped up as thank u, next and no tears left to cry but we all know she has a solid following for being at the top third spot. One thing is for sure, God is a woman.
On the first spot is The Weeknd’s single that sure made the hit especially because of the overall interest in synth-wave and city pop.
You can listen to each and every song in this playlist below.
Singapore’s Top 100 Favorites
Just like Singapore’s diverse society, their Top 100 song playlist mostly consists of a Western, Mandarin, and Korean hits that weren’t really limited to this year’s releases.
This worldwide hit collaboration between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello is still being played around Singapore — and we’re not surprised because its catchy tune and lyrics are timeless.
Although released by end of 2019, this is considered by many as one of 2020’s best K-Pop releases of all time. Red Velvet will truly make you Psycho-tic with this hypnotic and eargasmic comeback track. #PsychoSOTY
Maroon 5 is one of the music pioneers in this age — and Memories is one among their many songs that hit once more. Its majestic rhythm paired with lyrics of inspiration has undoubtedly left a mark in a lot of Singaporean Apple Music users this year.
Singaporeans aren’t getting tired of listening to this two-year-old soundtrack from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s film ‘A Star Is Born’ and it shows the superiority of the duo as they sing with their hearts’ content.
Another favorite from the GadgetMatch team is a collaboration between the popular Korean singer-songwriter-actress IU and BTS’ Suga. Every ballad might make you feel sad but listening to this single reminds us that there will always be rainbow at the end of the storm.
A song so lit that it might even make the flames in your relationship burn further. Stop sleeping on Halsey’s music or else you might go straight into the graveyard.
Listed also as one among the K-Pop songs for women empowerment, Wannabe is a strong title track by ITZY with powerful vocals and choreography that surely hit Singapore’s most-listened tracks of 2020.
A truly heartwarming song by a popular Taiwanese singer that will surely make you feel you’re in love all over again.
There are honestly a lot of BTS songs in Singapore’s Top 100 list for 2020 but Dynamite has got to be one of their recent mostly-played K-Pop songs out there because it’s a jam you shouldn’t miss out.
On top of the list is this hit track by Tones and I that will surely make you dance all-day and all-night long once you pump it up to your loud speakers or earphones.
Get a taste of what Singaporeans’ music taste is like by clicking this playlist:
Apple Music also has a specialized Top 100 Songs Global playlist that runs for five and a half hours.
With Apple Music’s special Live Lyrics feature, it became helpful for most listeners as they can sing the song perfectly with the right lyrics on screen. Here are the songs with the most read lyrics this 2020:
Finally, a special playlists for songs that were asked 9.2 billion times through Shazam.
Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys: Always and Forever’ is your Valentine’s Day treat
Lara Jean’s last hurrah?
The sequel for Netflix’s To All The Boys I Loved Before and To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is almost here. Premiering this Valentine’s Day, Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever follows Lara Jean Covey’s senior year in high school.
In the upcoming film, a pair of life-changing trips lead Lara Jean to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.
Of course, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will take center stage. Netflix will also be starring Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Ross Butler, Madeleine Arthur, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett. The film is directed by Michael Fimognari and produced by Matt Kaplan, with Katie Lovejoy working on the screenplay.
Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever is based on the novel by Jenny Han. It will be available on Netflix on February 12, 2021. Stay tuned via Netflix.com/ToAllTheBoysAlwaysAndForever.
‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ is a reimagination of Italian cartoon classic ‘Winx Club’
A six-part series of magic!
Our childhood is back! Or so we think.
Netflix brings out Fate: The Winx Saga, the reimagining of Iginio Straffi’s popular Italian cartoon series Winx Club. The live-action adaptation is a six-part series, following the coming-of-age journey of five fairies.
The five fairies will be attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld. They must learn to master their powers. All while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
Netflix will be starring Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, and Sadie Soverall as Beatrix.
Fate: The Winx Saga is a joint collaboration between Netflix and Archery Pictures Production, in association with Rainbow.
The series features Brian Young (Vampire Diaries) as showrunner and executive producer. Joining Young as executive producers are Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier from Archery Pictures, and Cristiana Buzzelli and Joanne Lee from Rainbow.
Netflix will release a new movie every week in 2021
Who isn’t looking forward to 2021?
While 2020 was a disaster for most industries due to lockdowns and restricted movement, Netflix gained the most. The streaming service attracted a lot of users who’re just looking for entertainment without leaving the house. And, Netflix wants to ensure you continue streaming endlessly even when the pandemic ends.
With a promise of “a new movie every week,” Netflix announced the titles that will be premiering on the streaming service in 2021.
Netflix has put together some of the biggest names in entertainment for its 70-star studded line-up. The features include the Zack Snyder-directed Army of the Dead, Jennifer Lawrence starrer Don’t Look Up, musical Tick, Tick… Boom! and Dwayne Johnson’s action movie Red Notice, among others, many others.
If the above names weren’t enough, you’d also get to see Chris Hemsworth, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Zendaya, Jason Moma, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Netflix has also unveiled a trailer that offers sneak previews of the upcoming titles.
52 titles shall be in the English language, eight will be animated, and 10 shall be non-English language films. One of the most imminent releases is Malcolm & Marie, starring John David Washington and Zendaya, filmed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is the first time Netflix has announced a yearly features slate. Though it also means the brand wants users to be excited about upcoming content and continue subscribing.
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