The Best of 2020

The Best of 2020

Every year I love to close out the year with a blog post of a few of my favorite things from that year. 2020 has been like no other. Yes I could write an entire blog series on all that went wrong this year, plans that were eliminated, people that were lost, and so much more.

But in the midst of the sorrow there is always something to be grateful for.

So this post is just that! A focus on some TOP 10 lists! These are just my favorites so please don’t judge too harshly, haha!

Top 20 Songs of 2020 (had to be released in 2020) (Playlist linked below)

  1. Exile – Taylor Swift (ft. Bon Iver)
  2. No Stranger – Natalie Grant
  3. Rain on Me – Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
  4. Watch Me Do It – Manwell (ft. Ryan Edgar)
  5. Motions – Sarah Reeves
  6. Daisies – Katy Perry
  7. Chasing – NF (ft. Mikayla Sippel)
  8. Ok, All Right – David Archuletta
  9. Here I Am – Melanie C
  10. I Dare You – Kelly Clarkson
  11. Who Am I – NEEDTOBREATHE
  12. Bad to Myself – Greyson Chance
  13. Revolutionary – Josh Wilson
  14. No Body No Crime – Taylor Swift (ft. HAIM)
  15. March March – The Chicks
  16. Citizen of Heaven – Tauren Wells
  17. Thousand Faces – Don Diablo & Andy Grammer
  18. Into the Sea (It’s Gonna Be Ok) – Tasha Layton
  19. Higher – Rachael Lampa
  20. Dawn – Rebecca St. James (ft. Luke Smallbone)

Top 10 Albums of 2020 (had to be released in 2020)

  1. Natalie Grant – No Stranger
  2. Tommee Profitt (and guests) – The Birth of a King
  3. Lady Gaga – Chromatica
  4. Taylor Swift – Evermore & Folklore
  5. Sarah Reeves – Life Love & Madness
  6. NEEDTOBREATHE – Out of Body
  7. Tauren Wells – Citizen of Heaven
  8. Little Mix – Confetti
  9. Katy Perry – Smile
  10. The Chicks – Gaslighter

Top 20 Favorite Series I Streamed in 2020 (had to be released in 2020)

  1. Titans (Season 1 & 2) – HBOmax
  2. Immigration Nation (Limited Series) – Netflix
  3. The Queen’s Gambit (Limited Series) – Netflix
  4. The Umbrella Academy (Season 2) – Netflix
  5. Love on the Spectrum (Season 1) – Netflix
  6. Kingdom (Season 2) – Netflix
  7. Ted Lasso (Season 1) – Apple TV+
  8. Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Disney+
  9. The Mandalorian (Season 2) – Disney+
  10. His Dark Materials (Season 1 & 2) – HBOmax
  11. Selena (The Series) – Netflix
  12. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Limited Series) – Netflix
  13. The Expanse (Season 5) – Amazon Prime
  14. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Limited Series) – Netflix
  15. Dash & Lily (Season 1) – Netflix
  16. 13 Reasons Why (Season 4) – Netflix
  17. Magic for Humans (Season 3) – Netflix
  18. Lenox Hill (Season 1) – Netflix
  19. Another Life (Season 1) – Netflix
  20. The Wilds (Season 1) – Amazon Prime

Top 10 Favorite Movies I Streamed in 2020 (had to be released in 2020)

  1. The Old Guard – Netflix
  2. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made – Disney+
  3. Onward – Disney+
  4. Run – Hulu
  5. The Lovebirds – Netflix
  6. Over the Moon – Netflix
  7. Extraction – Netflix
  8. Greyhound – Apple TV+
  9. Mulan – Disney+
  10. Greenland – VOD

Top 10 Books of 2020 (had to be released in 2020) (Book recommendations linked here: bit.ly/toddnesloney)

  1. A Girl Like You by Frank & Carla Murphy
  2. Three Keys by Kelly Yang
  3. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  4. The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling
  5. Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed
  6. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
  7. The Invasion (Animorphs Graphix #1) by Chris Grine, K.A. Applegate, Michael Grant
  8. Class Act by Jerry Craft
  9. Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  10. Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall

Top 10 #TellYourStory Episodes (by viewership numbers) (Linked here: Podcasts)

  1. #TellYourStory with Korie Grayson
  2. #TellYourStory with Gerry Brooks
  3. #TellYourStory with Chris Pombonyo
  4. #TellYourStory with Toni Christopher
  5. #TellYourStory with Andrew Coleman

Top 5 Honestly, #LetsTalk Episodes (by viewership numbers) (Linked here: Podcasts)

  1. Honestly, #LetsTalk: Racism (from an Asian Perspective)
  2. Honestly, #LetsTalk: Christianity
  3. Honestly, #LetsTalk: Entrepreneurs (in Education)
  4. Honestly, #LetsTalk: Racism (from a Latinx Perspective)
  5. Honestly, #LetsTalk: Teaching (during COVID-19; Part 2)

Top 10 Favorite Products Purchased in 2020 (Linked here: bit.ly/toddnesloney)

  1. Pet Stairs
  2. 23AndMe Ancestry
  3. Lasko Oscillating Fan
  4. Reusable Mesh Vegetable Bags
  5. Toilet Night Light

What are some of your favorites from 2020?

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