Favorites Songs Summer 2020, mix tape, playlist
No matter what’s going on in the world, there is always too much great music for just one Favorite Songs Of The Year list. So I make a playlist for every quarter. These are my favorite songs from July, August and September. (4th Quarter List coming soon!)

The playlist of most-played new songs for the 3rd quarter of 2020 seems like a continuation of the 2nd quarter playlist. It’s pretty much how this summer felt: just a continuation of spring with the pandemic dictating most of our lives, protests happening around the world, US elections droning on – and with all that often senses of fatigue, loneliness, anxiety. But it was still summer, which meant more outdoor fun, some travel and reasons to be happier.

Favorites Songs Summer 2020, mix tape, playlist
Fold-out cassette insert for Favorite Songs of the 3rd Quarter of 2020 Mix Tape.
Photo taken in the Chattahoochee National Forest while the campfires were lit up for morning coffee.

List of my favorite songs from the 3rd quarter of 2020:

  1. Ben Folds – 2020
  2. Charley Crockett -Welcome to Hard Times
  3. Jess Cornelius – Banging My Head
  4. Sorry – Right Round The Clock
  5. Model Child – Animal Noise
  6. The Front Bottoms – montgomery forever
  7. Lo Tom – Start Payin’
  8. Car Seat Headrest – Can’t Cool Me Down
  9. Beyoncé – BLACK PARADE
  10. Anderson .Paak – Lockdown (Remix) [feat. JID, Noname & Jay Rock]
  11. Mavis Staples – All In It Together
  12. Asaf Avidan – Lost Horse
  13. Father John Misty – Trouble
  14. Thimo Sander – Tagebuch eines traurigen Roboters
  15. BONZIE – alone
  16. Arlo Parks – Hurt
  17. Tricky – Like a Stone [feat. Marta]
  18. Alison Mosshart – It Ain’t Water
  19. Soccer Mommy – Drive
  20. Adrianne Lenker – anything
  21. Father John Misty – Anthem
  22. Jaguar Sun – Red
  23. Fleet Foxes – Sunblind
  24. Alicia Keys – Underdog
  25. Taylor Swift – cardigan
  26. Silversun Pickups – Toy Soldiers
  27. The Big Moon – Why
  28. Sylvan Esso – Ferris Wheel
  29. JARV IS… – House Music All Night Long
  30. First Aid Kit – On the Road Again
  31. Neil Young – Lookin’ for a Leadet [2020]

You can listen to the entire 3rd Quarter of 2020 playlist on Spotify

P.S.: This playlist is extra long not necessarily because there were so many more amazing songs this summer – but more because I’ve been having a harder time than usual to kick songs to the curb and lack the time to keep thinking about it. I suspect the 4th Quarter List will make up for it by being extra short… maybe.

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