This is the first in a set of three end-of-year 2020 music stats posts. Going with songs first because they are the most ephemeral, followed by top artists, then top albums. I keep track of every track and podcast episode I listen to on all digital platforms, including Itunes, Spotify, and YouTube. by way of scrobbling. This is a list of the songs I listened to the most.

*A complete Spotify playlist of my top 50+ songs of the year can be found at the end of the post.*

A list of Jessica DeWitt's most-listened-to songs in 2020.

1. “I Am Not a Robot” – MARINA

(19 Listens)

“I’m vulnerable, I’m vulnerable

I am not a robot”


2. “The Christmas Box” – Charles Spearin

(17 Listens)

3. “Lights” – Ellie Goulding

(16 Listens)

I had a way then losing it all on my own

I had a heart then but the queen has been overthrown

And I’m not sleeping now the dark is too hard to beat

Ellie Goulding

4. “Anything Could Happen” – Ellie Goulding

(14 Listens)

Stripped to the waist we fall into the river

Cover your eyes so you don’t know the secret

I’ve been trying to hide

Ellie Goulding

5. “Guns and Horses” – Ellie Goulding

(14 Listens)

You’re so quiet

But it doesn’t faze me

You’re on time

You move so fast makes me feel lazy

Ellie Goulding

6. “My Type” – Saweetie

(14 Listens)

Eight-inch big, ooh, that’s good pipe

Bad bitch, I’ma ride the dick all night


7. “Starry Eyed” – Ellie Goulding

(13 Listens)

Next thing we’re touching

You look at me it’s like you hit me with lightning

Ellie Goulding

8. “Halo” – Beyoncé

(11 Listens)

Remember those walls I built

Well, baby, they’re tumbling down

And they didn’t even put up a fight

They didn’t even make a sound


9. “mad woman” – Taylor Swift

(11 Listens)

Every time you call me crazy, I get more crazy

What about that?

And when you say I seem angry, I get more angry

Taylor Swift

10. “The Light” – Begonia

(10 Listens)

Part of me is over it

Pretend I don’t give a shit

I answer your messages

Sit and I question why people leave read receipts on


11. “Say So” – Doja Cat

(10 Listens)

Realer than anybody you had, and pretty

All of that body-ody, the ass and titties

Doja Cat

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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