It's no secret that 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, but despite the chaos, many of our favourite artists came through with some of the best music. Whether you were out here contorting your mouth and squealing "ee-ooh" thanks to Roddy Ricch's The Box, or found yourself relating to Beyoncé for the first (and last) time when she admitted, "If you don't jump to put jeans on, baby, you don't feel my pain," we all found much-needed moments of joy through song and lyrics.
LyricFind decided to dig a little deeper and looked into the most viewed and searched for lyrics around the world this year. And here are some of the funniest, wittiest, and sexiest lyrics that took Australia by storm in 2020.
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion - WAP
A 2020 review list cannot exist without WAP. The ubiquitous hit, doesn't only sample the perfect song, but also offers amazing cameos, an iconic collaboration and poetry in motion. Most of us have tried to learn the choreography, some of us have played the song to our parents to get their reaction, but all of us now know what a WAP is, all thanks to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. And it turns out that WAP just happens to have the most searched for song lyrics in Australia for 2020. With its raunchy wordplay and puns, we're not surprised everyone wanted to learn its lyrics.
Memorable moment: "Look, I need a hard hitter, I need a deep stroker/I need a Henny drinker, I need a weed smoker/Not a garden snake, I need a king cobra/With a hook in it, hope it lean over"
Doja Cat - Say So
If anyone's had a particularly interesting year, it's Doja Cat. While most people wrote her off as a fleeting moment in meme history (remember Mooo!), the rapper was already planning to proliferate pop culture. And that's exactly what she did. Doja has already been nominated for — and won — a slew of best new artist awards and she hasn't let her foot off the gas when it comes to releases. Say So was the artist's biggest hit this year, crowning her the queen of TikTok.
Memorable moment: "Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with/You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so/Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment/I'd let you had I known it, why don't you say so?"
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
While a certain awards show snubbed The Weeknd, there's no denying the success of the Canadian's hit single, Blinding Lights. A sparkling homage to the '80s is packaged in a sober warning about the dangers of drunk driving, as the R&B star shows off his register with soaring balladry amidst a flash of slick synths.
Memorable moment: "I look around and Sin City's cold and empty (oh)/No one's around to judge me (oh)/I can't see clearly when you're gone/I said, ooh, I'm blinded by the lights/No, I can't sleep until I feel your touch."
Roddy Ricch - The Box
Roddy Ricch was already on the way to stardom, but an idiosyncratic sound mixed with a catchy beat accelerated his momentum. The squeaky noise that the song begins with inspired over two million TikTok videos and counting. Though the song brings a lot more heat than just that "ee-ooh" we all know and love.
Memorable moment: "Pullin' out the coupe at the lot/Told 'em "Fuck 12, fuck SWAT"/Bustin' all the bales out the box/I just hit a lick with the box/Had to put the stick in a box, mm."
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Few can say that they've had the year Harry Styles had. From his momentous Vogue cover and spread to the continued success of his sophomore album, Fine Line, Styles has been everywhere. While the moment for Adore You came and went, Watermelon Sugar found its way into the zeitgeist thanks to its fantastical video. I mean, who doesn't want to watch Harry Styles eat watermelon for three minutes?
Memorable moment: "Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin'/And it sounds just like a song/I want more berries and that summer feelin'/It's so wonderful and warm"
Megan Thee Stallion - Savage
With her second appearance on the list of most searched for lyrics of 2020, Megan is back with another memorable pop culture moment. But the most searched for lyrics actually came from the original version of Savage rather than the iconic collaboration with fellow Houston Hottie, Beyoncé. Repping Southern rap and her hometown, Meg puts everyone else in their place as she claims the throne she so deserves.
Memorable moment: "I'm a savage (yeah)/Classy, bougie, ratchet (yeah)/Sassy, moody, nasty (hey, hey, yeah)/Acting stupid, what's happening? Bitch (whoa, whoa)."
Justin Bieber featuring Quavo - Intentions
If you're a Belieber then the release of Justin Bieber's fifth studio album, Changes gave you something to look forward to. And the pop star delivered with hits like Yummy but the real winner was the Quavo-assisted Intentions which wasn't just catchy, but also came with a message about paying it forward. As for the song, it's a beautiful and romantic dedication to the love of his life and wife, Hailey Bieber.
Memorable moment: "Picture-perfect, you don't need no filter/Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you a killer/Shower you with all my attention/Yeah, these are my only intentions."
Check out all 25 songs with the most searched for lyrics on LyricFind in 2020 below: