In a year when the entire world felt out of tune, these tracks hit all of the improper notes.
1. Iggy Pop, “Dirty Little Virus”
In the final word Scrooge transfer, the punk-rock icon dropped a COVID-19 dirge proper earlier than Christmas. “COVID-19 is on the scene/The boys and the ladies have stopped their world/Grandpa is no longer alive/Got Trump as an alternative,” he growls, later including, “She’s solely 19, however she will kill you.” Too quickly, Iggy. Too quickly.
2. BTS, “Dis-ease”
Despite the pandemic, the South Korean septet had loads of purpose to have a good time in 2020, notching three No. 1 singles (together with Grammy-nominated “Dynamite”), breaking YouTube data and customarily operating the world. But when Time journal’s Entertainer of the Year determined to chime in on the coronavirus disaster with the cheesiest of puns, it was a significant dis-service.
3. Blackpink that includes Cardi B, “Bet You Wanna”
Representing for the women of Okay-pop, this woman group collaborated with powerhouses such as Lady Gaga (“Sour Candy”) and Selena Gomez (“Ice Cream”) this year. But coming within the wake of “WAP,” this hip-pop joint with Cardi B was simply plain wack.
4. Lady Gaga & Elton John, “Sine from Above”
Although Gaga returned to the disco heavens on “Chromatica,” this disappointing duet with the Rocket Man failed to attain liftoff. And placing these vocal results on Elton, making his voice barely recognizable, was extra sin than “Sine.”
5. Wyld Stallyns that includes Animals as Leaders & Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “Face the Music”
This track was supposed to save lots of the world in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” Instead, this prog-rock catastrophe was most excruciating. Consider us doomed.