The Hidden Hits of 2020

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // December 22, 2020

It’s safe to say 2020 has been a horrifying rollercoaster of a year, but we’ve had so much to look forward to in terms of new music. With the rise of TikTok and live stream concerts, these hidden hit makers have managed to deliver the best music right to our speakers. Whatever your music taste is, it’s been an absolute pleasure to introduce you to the best of rising talent this year.

To our hidden hit makers, thank you for giving us an escape from everything that’s happened this year. To PR/management, thank you for working with us to provide the best coverage for emerging musicians. To our readers, thank you for continually supporting the site and our artists. It means the world to us that you trust our music taste enough to come to The Hidden Hits for new music.

Without further ado, here’s a list of 50 of our favorite hidden hits of 2020–in order of release date. Feel free to click through the titles to read more about each track, and follow our Spotify playlist below! 

1. “Supalonely” – BENEE ft. Gus Dapperton
2. “Hard Seasons” – Ry
3. “DiCaprio (Love Me All the Time)” – Juice
4. “i drive me mad” – renforshort
5. “Damn Baby” – Alt Bloom
6. “Spanish Rose” – James Vickery
7. “Cold” – Christian Sparacio
8. “Heels” – NoMBe
9. “Flaws and All” – Ebenezer
10. “2020 Vision” – Dae Zhen
11. “Dirty Laundry” – BAD
12. “no friends” – mazie
13. “i think too much” – Christian French
14. “love me better” – joan
15. “I Didn’t Mean To” – Sarah Barrios
16. “I Still Cry at Parties” – JUJ
17. “S.A.D” – Oscar Welsh
18. “No Parachute” – Devin Kennedy
19. “peanut butter” – Easy Life
20. “Motions” – NOA
21. “come on come on” – almost monday
22. “OH NO!” – Cody Lovaas ft. ROZES
23. “love me or not” – Alexander Wesley
24. “18 Years” – Abby Sage
25. “hold me, baby” – We Three
26. “hideous” – mehro
27. “Hate U” – LØLØ
28. “Right Time” – Dava
29. “over u.” – will hyde
30. “Love Me or Hate Me” – Kelsy Karter
31. “18” – Turbo
32. “In a Heartbeat” – Florence Arman
33. “Morningside” – Saint Blonde
34. “Baby” – Brandon
35. “midnight thoughts” – artemis orion
36. “None of My Business” – Dasha
37. “going out” – ROLE MODEL
38. “Take Me Where Your Heart Is” – Q
39. “No Apologies” – Cocoa Sarai
40. “F*** Yourself” – Leyla Blue
41. “Codeine Kiss” – Francis Aud
42. “Never the 1” – ROSIE
43. “Quicksand” – Taylor DeBlock
44. “Fucked Myself Up” – merci, mercy
45. “Stop Calling the Police On Me” – Serena Isioma
46. “SCARLETT’S WEEKEND” – RUSSELL!
47. “Name” – spill tab
48. “The Lockdown Getdown” – CHINCHILLA
49. “Take Me All the Way” – Bailey Baum
50. “Next To Me” – Shawn Matthews


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