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.
All by myself # SumUp2020WithASong pic.twitter.com/2aLXwkIks8
– christina (@ christinajenny2) January 3, 2021
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.
Crying. Roy Orbison pic.twitter.com/txy6jEuz39
– Julie Rogers (@JulieRogersAPR) January 4, 2021
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.
It’s The End of the World As We Know It # SumUp2020WithASong pic.twitter.com/JEUb9Z3Wjo
– JHsiung (@ jhsiung98) January 3, 2021
“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.
Can’t touch this. # SumUp2020WithASong https://t.co/HtpuuqgGAR pic.twitter.com/ZxZxSbnr33
– @ Madoc_4 / 5 (@ 4Madoc) January 4, 2021
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.
Quarantine is not my lover! # SumUp2020WithASong pic.twitter.com/v3TgM4NNTB
– Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) January 3, 2021
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.
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For # SumUp2020WithASong pic.twitter.com/HrWWunuY8F
– Jack Miller (@personaugratin) January 2, 2021
Don’t Stand So Close To Me from The Police is also doing well.
Don’t stand so close to me # SumUp2020WithASong pic.twitter.com/JSGce5RBvr
– Carol Layne (@ keddle01) January 2, 2021
And finally: I Want To Break Free from Queen. Because don’t we all really want that?
# SumUp2020WithASong probably “I Want To Break Free” pic.twitter.com/1Q8KT6ZjOH
– ✿ ♡ ☁ ★ screams ★ ☁ ♡ ✿ (@ that_on3_girl) January 3, 2021
See more? Search on Twitter for # SumUp2020WithASong and you will get there.
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