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With these songs Twitter sums up 2020: ‘Can’t Touch This’

2020, there is so much to say about it. For many people it was a disaster year, for others it was perhaps the year when they gained new insights, discovered a new hobby, or strengthened ties with their families. Whatever it was, no better way to describe the year than with a song. Music says more than a thousand words, right?

In any case, Twitter agrees, and there’s a new hashtag going on: # SumUp2020WithASong. In other words: summarize 2020 with a song.

Hello darkness, my old friend

For a lot of people, 2020 was an emotional year, that’s clear. They believe that numbers like Crying from Ray Orbinson, The Sound Of Silence from Simon & Garfunkel (hello darkness, my old friend) or Wake Me Up When September Ends of Green Day will be the anthem of 2020.

Another finds It’s The End Of The World As We Know It from R.E.M a better option. And in a way he is also right: the new normal has now and widely replaced the “old” normal.

“Can’t Touch This”

Fortunately, many people also see the humor in it. For example, someone responds to the 1.5-meter rule with Can’t Touch This from MC Hammer. Well, maybe you can “touch this” but then you have to disinfect your hands properly. And keep your mouth mask on.

Billie Jean Michael Jackson is also a favorite, but not because of the title. In the song the king of pop sings “Billie Jean is not my lover”, which you can easily change to “Quarantine is not my lover”. Sounds good.

Hoarding and distance

Almost every country will have suffered from it: hoarding. People who stocked up on toilet paper en masse or stuffed their pantry full of pasta. If you went to the supermarket just a little late, you were bound to miss out. So: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For from U2. Hopefully you have now.

Don’t Stand So Close To Me from The Police is also doing well.

And finally: I Want To Break Free from Queen. Because don’t we all really want that?

See more? Search on Twitter for # SumUp2020WithASong and you will get there.

Also read: Look here when it’s your turn for a vaccination

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With these songs, Twitter sums up 2020: “Can’t Touch This”

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