Iceland’s Eurovision 2020 entry “Think About Things” became a viral sensation across Europe and beyond earlier this year. And now, Daði og Gagnamagnið’s catchy number has gained even more global recognition by being included in Time magazine’s list of the Best Songs of 2020.
Time magazine is regarded as one of the most prestigious magazines in the world. At the end of every year, Time’s writers come up with a “Best of…” series of lists in nearly every category under the sun – from literature, sports, science, movies, television, and beyond.
Recently, Time released this year’s lists, and in the Best Songs category one of Eurovision 2020’s most buzz-worthy entries made it’s presence known. Daði Freyr and Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things” came in at a more than respectable sixth.
The article’s co-writer Raisa Bruner lovingly refers to “Think About Things” as “funky and futuristic”, before declaring it as “the ultimate earworm: a warm, loving, slice of electropop, with a slinky synth line, catchy chorus, and groovy bass” — we don’t disagree with that assessment.
After detailing the family and friends connection within members of the group, the unfortunate pandemic-related cancellation is mentioned (not that we needed reminding). Bruner then details how “Think About Things” took on a life of it’s own as a viral hit across social media, thanks to one of many quarantine dance challenges that sprung up at the time.
She wraps up the glowing review of Daði and company’s song by declaring that “its universal message of unconditional love and tender curiosity hits the right notes well beyond the glitzy Eurovision stage”. We wholeheartedly agree!
Time’s Best Songs of 2020
- Christine and the Queens – “People I’ve Been Sad”
- Cardi B (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – “WAP”
- Bad Bunny, Ivy Queen and Nesi – “Yo Perreo Sola”
- Bree Runway – “Little Nokia”
- Mac Miller – “Good News”
- Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”
- Morgan Wallen – “7 Summers”
- Stray Kids – “Back Door”
- Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion, and Ami Faku – “Uwrongo”
- Oneohtrix Point Never – “Long Road Home”
With so many unique artists making this list, Daði was understandably humbled and appreciative of being selected to make such a distinguished group. He took to his Twitter account to simply express his gratitude with a three-heart tweet.
<3 <3 <3 https://t.co/7ljZRzF2Ib
— Daði Freyr ? (@dadimakesmusic) November 25, 2020
Dedicated fans of Daði and his Gagnamagið crew can only wish and hope that he will continue to produce music full of truth, quirkiness, and happiness that will grab attention around the world with his Eurovision 2021 entry and beyond.
Are you surprised with Daði’s inclusion in Time magazine’s Best Songs of 2020 list? Do you think lists like this even matter? Let us know in the comments below!