Playlist: KUTX Top Songs 2020

Enjoy this playlist of the top 100 songs that kept KUTX airwaves dancing during 2020. Riffing off Spotify Wrapped, we compiled this playlist based on chart data for the songs we added to our rotation between December 2019 and December 2020. The number of plays per song was lightly weighted based on add date to capture more recent releases that have been in heavy rotation for only a few months but still feel just as representative of our year.

The resulting playlist features over 75 different artists, covering an eclectic range of genres and sounds. Boasting a total of five songs, Khruangbin wins the title of most played artist, followed by Arlo Parks with three songs — both artists also received several shoutouts on our end-of-year staff picks list. Other artists who had multiple songs make the cut include Gorillaz, Car Seat Headrest, Tkay Maidza, Run the Jewels, Washed Out, Leon Bridges, and Delta Spirit.

Consider this playlist a sonic time capsule for a year like no other.

If you like the wide variety of music you hear on KUTX, please consider making an end-of-year donation at

— Annie Lyons

*Note: We’ve been playing the Justice remix of “Dear April” by Frank Ocean, which isn’t currently on Spotify, so the above playlist features the acoustic version instead. Check out the remix on Soundcloud here!

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