“Cool guitar riffs” may not be the first thing that jumps in your head when you think of today’s pop songs, but what if we change your mind?

Ayla Tesler-Mabe compiles the top ten pop songs from 2020 that have funky guitar parts, awesome solos, and even old country licks and demonstrates each one. Her list includes:

  • Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes - Monster
  • Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
  • Lil Nas X - Rodeo
  • BTS - Dis-ease
  • Doja Cat - Say So
  • Ariana Grande - My Hair
  • Billie Eilish - My Future
  • Miley Cyrus - WTF Do I know
  • Zayn - Better
  • Harry Styles - Adore You

The groovy strumming patterns and uncommon bar chords make for a fun and challenging skill to master. Maybe next time you hear these songs play on the radio (for the tenth time that day), you won’t sigh but instead smile at each guitar moment.

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