Here Is Everything You Clicked On Most in 2020

Here Is Everything You Clicked On Most in 2020

Posted 29 Dec 2020
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ILYOS's most popular articles of 2020. 

It’s safe to say, 2020 was a year like no other! It began with a avalanche of tour announcements – including Faith No More, Iron Maiden the Green Day + Weezer Hella Mega Tour and more – that turned into a tidal wave of cancellations as the coronavirus pandemic brought live music to a grinding halt around the globe.

But there was indeed a silver lining – as a new normal set in, we were invite (digitally) into the homes of many legendary music icons, embracing the Zoom platform without abandon to transfer their lives show into virtual performances that kept entertainment alive while we were all stuck indoors – Neil Young was particularly active in this format! 

Here at I Like Your Old Stuff, we kept the craving for live music at bay with a steady stream of flashbacks and retrospective lists, taking readers back to more carefree times spent on dance floors and at festivals jammed in with thousands. Plus, we ran some epic competitions, gave away some awesome prizes and got to interview some of our favourite music legends.

As we love to do every year, here’s a wrap up of the most clicked articles on the site this, so you can all see what your fellow readers are into and catch up on anything great that you may have missed throughout the year.

Top 14 Most Popular Articles Of 2020 in order...

1. No surprises that our most popular article of the year took a dive into the archives of music videos that pushed the boundaries of censorship and taste. From David Bowie and The Cars to Madonna and the Prodigy - there isn’t a dull moment!

READ: NSFW! 12 MUSIC VIDEOS FEATURING NUDITY

2. A topic always sure to start a conversation is songs that sound like other songs, and readers were quick to click on our list of of hit songs featuring elements nearly identical to existing tracks.

READ: 12 CLASSIC SONGS SOUNDING SURPRISINGLY SIMILAR TO OTHER HITS

3. Vinyl lovers can’t resist the chance to get their hands on an awesome Audio-Technica turntable to spin their favourite tunes the way they were intended to be heard! PLUS we’ve stacked it with SIX killer rock albums. Valued at over $600 it's a huge prize and could STILL all be yours! Simply fill in your details via the link below and we'll select the lucky winner on 3rd Feb 2021.

READ: WIN AUDIO-TECHNICA TURNTABLE + ROCKIN’ VINYL SET

4. Amazing to see k.d. lang’s Firefight performance in the Top 5 – it truly was a showstopper! Re-live her magic rendition of “Hallelujah” below.

READ: K.D. LANG BRINGS ANZ STADIUM TO A STANDSTILL FOR FIREFIGHT AUSTRALIA

5. It’s not the fist year this list of movies featuring Led Zeppelin songs has made the list and we’re pretty sure it won’t be there last. Zeppelin are the perfect accompaniment to… anything.

READ: SIX TIMES LED ZEPPELIN SONGS HAVE GLORIOUSLY APPEARED IN MOVIES

6. This year, readers let us know that they’re fans of the 90s by dedicating massive attention to articles dedicated to the era – 9 of the top 25 to be exact! This wrap up of killer 90s album art from 2018 proved most popular.

READ: BEST ALBUM COVERS OF THE 90s

7. Can you spot a fake? Seems plenty of you were certainly curious to find out!

READ: 11 FAKE ARTISTS, 11 REAL HITS

8. Heading back to the 90s with this hard-hitting list of important grunge bands which included icons like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Melvins, Cosmic Psychos and more. But, as always, ten just isn’t enough for a genre so rich in talent.

READ: 10 MOST IMPORTANT GRUNGE BANDS

9. We jogged your memory with 10 top 20 hits from 1990 that seem to have fallen by the wayside for various reasons – some bona fide classics, some forgotten gems, even one about a cartoon chook.

READ: 10 HITS FROM 1990 YOU’D PROBABLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT

10. And love for the 90s just kept pouring in with this retrospective of great 90s club anthems clocking up the clicks and taking readers back to the days of chupa-chup-fuelled raves.

READ: GREATEST CLUB ANTHEMS OF THE 90s

11. When Under The Southern Stars festival – with the massive line up of Stone Temple Pilots, Live and Bush – fell victim to pandemic rescheduling we soothed the burn with a list of most memorable rock ballads from the decade those bands ruled. 

READ: 90'S ROCK BALLADS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET

12. A great remake can give a song a whole new life! Readers were quick to click on this throwback to the 1980s when artists like Blondie, Joan Jet and Heart put a fresh spin on hits from the past.

READ: 1980s HITS YOU’D PROBABLY FORGOTTEN WERE COVERS

13. This feature ranks high in the list once again! We know our fans love their Aussie Rock and were frequenters of the pubs when it was all going down in the 80s, so it's no surprise that this deep dive into the glory days just keeps surfacing! 

READ: GREAT AUSSIE PUB ROCK BANDS OF THE 80s

14. Our home page! This fills us with joy that readers land on our website front page and are able to browse through featured news, playlists, videos and more. If you haven't done the same yet, please check it out below –  you can search for any artist or use the 'Decades' tab to choose your fave era.

READ: I LIKE YOUR OLD STUFF HOME PAGE

A massive thanks to all of the ILYOS writers whose knowledge of music across all decades is unbeatable. And, of course, without all of the dedicated readers who visit our website, share our posts, comment on our social channels, watch our YouTube vids, follow our Spotify and Apple Music playlists we would not be here – so THANK YOU! Here’s to 2021 hopefully bringing a return to the live music we've all missed so much.  

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