The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Jazz Song Chart
for the Year of 2020

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1I'm AliveNorah Jones
2Second Thoughts (feat. Jean Baylor)Richie Goods
3Changed in Mid AirElsa Nilsson
4MiraculousDavid Boswell
5Back Here AgainBluey
6My Shining HourCeCe Gable
7Tripped out SlimTrombone Shorty
8What of What We AreEnrique Haneine
9Rio EscuroJohn Stein
10Invitation (feat. Peter Michael Escovedo...)Kenny Washington
11How's Never (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim)Massimo Biolcati
12Little RoomTroy Roberts
13Giant PetsRob Emanuel
14Be Here (feat. Kenny Lattimore)Boney James
15Moment of Your TimeButch & Rhonda Coleman
16RejektTroy Roberts
17The Message ContinuesNubya Garcia
18When You Have a DreamDonna Singer
19Eastern Joy DanceRichie Goods
20RedemptionSam Rucker
21Fierce HeartDavid Bach
22Electric FantasticThe Moore-McColl Jazz Society
23Deja VuWill Downing
24Uptown Swing ThemeSnorre Kirk
25ShacktownGerald Beckett
26AKA ReggieWayne Escoffery
27Syeeda's Song Flute (feat. Keyon Harrold & Ron Carter)Lakecia Benjamin
28Om Shanti (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello & Georgia Anne Muldrow)Lakecia Benjamin
29LimboMatt DeMerritt
30The Fanfold Hawk (feat. Danilo Perez) [For Franz Wright]Kurt Elling
31Los OlivosDavid Boswell
32Good Morning Mr. ShminkLettuce
33The ElementsJason Tiemann
34Love is SimpleJeremy Pelt
35JengaJim Snidero
36PyramidJohn Sneider
37ExtractionPosi-Tone Swingtet
38Brigas Nuncas Mais (feat. John Stowell & Steve LaSpina)Frank Kohl
39Seldom DisguiseEnrique Haneine
40A Los Angeles MinuteDavid Boswell
41Flame TwinNorah Jones
42Smile (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim)Massimo Biolcati
43The Crossing (feat. John Stowell & Steve LaSpina)Frank Kohl
44Dance of Endless EncounterEnrique Haneine
45Strike the NoteDavid Bach
46RoxanneDavid Bach
47ElixirMatt DeMerritt
48Please Don't Hold Me Hostage for Who I Am, for Who I WasThanya Iyer
49Right Back Round AgainJoshua Redman
50Luculent JiggleEnrique Haneine
51PaceNubya Garcia
52RealizeSpirit Fingers
53Boo Boo's Birthday (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim)Massimo Biolcati
54The Sun and the MoonDavid Boswell
55The Wind in Her HairDavid Boswell
56To LiveNorah Jones
57Stumble on My WayNorah Jones
58Han O Bak NyunJim Snidero
59GoofyJim Snidero
60I Wish I KnewChris Ziemba
61Hello, I Lied (feat. Dayna Stephens, Sam Yahel & Jongkuk Kim)Massimo Biolcati
62Groove MerchantJason Tiemann
63How I WeepNorah Jones
64A Taste of HoneyJohn Stein
65Beth's BounceThe Moore-McColl Jazz Society
66Why Should Kids Have All the FunDonna Singer
67I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues (feat. Mike Olmos)Kenny Washington
68Venice LullabyMatt DeMerritt
69Loner's WaltzMatt DeMerritt
70U Bring Me Joy (feat. Elle Cato)Oli Silk
71Fo ShoDelvon Lamarr Organ Trio
72Lovely DayButch & Rhonda Coleman
73Say No MoreNorah Jones
74Were You Watching?Norah Jones
75This LifeNorah Jones
76The Masquerade is over (feat. John Stowell & Steve LaSpina)Frank Kohl
77In the Fast LaneKim Waters
78Natural HighChris "Big Dog" Davis
79Night Mist BluesJason Tiemann
80Stand with Each OtherNubya Garcia
81Blurring the BluesJihee heo
82Dancing in the SorrowJihee heo
83Mr. DynamiteLettuce
84The LowdownIan Hendrickson-Smith
85CritterbugJohn Sneider
86Tizzle's BluesJason Tiemann
87La Cumbia Me Está Llamando (feat. La Perla)Nubya Garcia
88I Should CareIan Hendrickson-Smith
89The Best is Yet to Come (feat. Josh Nelson)Kenny Washington
90Hurts to Be AloneNorah Jones
91I Like the Way You Do ItNils
92Heading WesNorman Brown
93Full EffectBoney James
94Mano a ManoMichel Camilo
95Fill the CourtsElsa Nilsson
96LamentJason Tiemann
97Tres PalabrasJason Tiemann
98The ScrapperJohn Sneider
99SeoulfulJim Snidero
100HanJim Snidero
101Brazilian HugJohn Stein
102PremaLakecia Benjamin
103Walk with Me (feat. Regina Carter)Lakecia Benjamin
104GymnopedieDavid Bach
105CiscoJohn Stein
106The Story Behind the StoryDavid Boswell
107DoomGerald Beckett
108Spirit SongGerald Beckett
109EarthMatt DeMerritt
110Something Like a Storm (feat. Ben Eunson, Jay Sawyer, Josh Allen & Tuomo Uusitalo)Nicholas Brust
111Dirty WaterTrombone Shorty
112O Grande Amour (feat. John Stowell & Steve LaSpina)Frank Kohl
113Yesterday's (feat. John Stowell & Steve LaSpina)Frank Kohl
114Detour AheadSinne Eeg
115SolidBoney James
116Just Can’t ResistOli Silk
117Welcome to the BeachPaul Hardcastle
11810:30Ian Hendrickson-Smith
119DublinTom Harrell
120YouSpirit Fingers
121On a Turquoise CloudJohn Sneider
122UnpresidentedJohn Sneider
123JejuJim Snidero
124SolarJohn Sneider
125Rising SonTakuya Kuroda
126You Got Me SingingLeonard Cohen
127No Good TimeTrombone Shorty
128Just ThinkingWalter Gorra
129Sojourn (feat. John Stowell & Steve LaSpina)Frank Kohl
130I Didn't Know What Time It WasJason Tiemann
131Good Times Are BetterNils
132Let’s Get SeriousNick Colionne
133Chi-TownNick Colionne
134Crazy 'bout YouBluey
135BlazeLettuce
136NDUGULettuce
137ResonateLettuce
138Whatcha Gonna Do for Me (feat. Gerald Albright)Chris "Big Dog" Davis
139Lovin You Lovin MePaul Hardcastle
140SundanceBoney James
141The Bottom LineBoney James
142LunaBoney James
143TonicBoney James
144St Croix (Live)The Yuko Mabuchi Trio
145It's a PartyKeith Andrewv
146Cielo (feat. Chris Standring)Keith Andrewv
147Stays (feat. Danilo Perez)Kurt Elling
148Notorious (feat. Richard Elliot)Paul Brown
 

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