Best Songs of 2020: Top 35 in Rock and Metal


Best Songs of 2020: From Wolfgang Van Halen to AC/DC to Alter Bridge, here are Audio Ink Radio's picks for the best songs of the year in rock and metal.

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From Wolfgang Van Halen to AC/DC to Alter Bridge, we invite you to check out our picks for the best rock and metal songs of the year

The year is winding down, and boy, it was quite a year. While touring was pretty much non-existent in 2020, some of rock and metal’s biggest names released new music, offering something positive for fans stuck at home for months on end. The year brought us new songs from a bevy of rock and metal artists, including Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, AC/DC, Sevendust, Firewind, Wolfgang Van Halen and many more.

What stands out about 2020 is the risks artists took with new music. Rock and metal artists found themselves spreading their creative wings and trying new things, as evidenced by artists such as Corey Taylor, Clint Lowery and Morgan Rose releasing their first-ever solo albums. Other bands stuck to their tried-and-true, straight-ahead rock sound, such as AC/DC, which brought some comfort to a year that was anything but normal.

Read on for Audio Ink Radio’s Top 35 Rock and Metal Songs of 2020 (in alphabetical order), and note that this is the second half of our list. We invite you to check out the first half of our list here, featuring songs released in the earlier part of the year. View our top albums of the year here.