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'All that mattered was survival': the songs that got us through 2020
Mariah with butterflies, Bronski Beat in the Peak District, Snoop Dogg on a food delivery ad … our writers reveal the tracks that made 2020 bearable

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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The best song of 2020: Rain on Me by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
In this terrible year, Rain on Me seemed to face the nightmare head on – and then deliver you from it

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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All I want for Christmas is normality: festive hits chart earlier than ever
Sales and streams of Christmas classics are up by 50% on last year as listeners turn to Mariah, Wham! and Shakin’ Stevens to combat pandemic blues

Laura Snapes

18, Nov, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Ariana Grande: Positions review – saucy but safe
Grande’s sex-fixated sixth album belies its introspective soft centre

Kate Hutchinson

08, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Ariana Grande: Positions review – all-night romps but no climax
The tabloids are frothing about the R&B singer’s ‘steamy’ new direction, but her sixth album blurs into one long slow jam

Alexis Petridis

30, Oct, 2020 @3:48 PM

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Ariana Grande: Positions review – pop royalty cleans up the White House
The video makes some fine jabs at Trump and the standards expected of women – but the song itself is rather more low-key

Alexis Petridis

23, Oct, 2020 @12:05 PM

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MTV VMAs 2020: Lady Gaga dominates during unusual pandemic broadcast
Singer reigns supreme in awards show filled with calls for social justice and recognition of Covid tragedy

Adrian Horton

31, Aug, 2020 @3:52 AM

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Victoria Monét: Jaguar review | Album of the week
This is no lunge for the pop mainstream from the Ariana Grande songwriter, but an assured, inventive exploration of autonomy

Alim Kheraj

06, Aug, 2020 @11:16 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Billie Eilish, Jay-Z and more voice solidarity with George Floyd protesters
Rappers Travis Scott and Gunna join pop singers including Halsey and Ariana Grande in condemning police brutality

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Jun, 2020 @9:50 AM

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Lady Gaga: Chromatica review – Gaga rediscovers the riot on her most personal album
Returning to the sound of her maximalist electro-pop heyday, Gaga explores buried trauma, mental illness and the complexities of fame on this return to form

Michael Cragg

29, May, 2020 @12:11 PM

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