New Music Releases This Month

By Alli Brooks

All lists were found through “official charts” and Spotify playlists. 

Let’s get into what songs and albums are getting or have been released in October 2020. 


Pop music never goes out of style and there are already tons of new song this month in this genre. This year many pop songs from Albums such as Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia and Selena Gomez’s Rare as well as singles put out by artists have blown up from social media such as Tik TokHere is a quick list of recent releases from October that might not have reached your playlists yet: 

Lonely – Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco 

Commander in Chief – Demi Lovato 

Baby, I’m Jealous – Bebe Rexha ft. Doja Cat 

Lie to Me – Tate McRae and Ali Gatie 

Fake – Lauv & Conan Gray 

Alien – Lee Suhyun 

Be My Eyes – Pentatonix 

Where is Our Love Song – Stevie Wonder ft. Gary Clark Jr. 

And many more are on their way. 


Some big releases from the R&B genre came earlier this year with songs such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Rihanna’s Believe It as well as Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage from March and Go Crazy by Chris Brown and Young Thug back in July. This September, SZA released Hit Different and Usher released Bad Habits 

Some of the top releases from October so far are: 

Savage Mode II – 21 Savage and Metro Boomin 

Anniversary – Bryson Tiller 

Capital Gains – Willie the Kid 

My Life 4Hunnid – YG 

Gasanova – Yung Gravy 

New Beginnings – Reason 

Burden of Proof – Benny the Butcher 

So Icy Gang vol.1 – Gucci Mane and the New 1017 

Partypack  PartyNextDoor  

Out of these, 4 debuted on the Billboard 200 list of songs. 


Like all Music Genres, some music production has been delayed because of Covid-19 until this month. Some things to listen and look out for this October from the rock genre include: 

2020 – Bon Jovi 

Halloween – Frank Zappa 

Digging Deep: Subterranea – Robert Plant 

The Symbol Remains – Blue Oyster Cult 

Morrison Hotel: 50th Anniversary deluxe edition – The Doors 

Rust Bucket  Neil Young and Crazy Horse 

And many more oldies but goodies. 


2020 has been a big year for country musicians, so here are some albums to look out for in the country genre from this October and onward: 

A Holly Dolly Christmas – Dolly Parton 

Twenty-years of Rascal Flatts: The Greatest Hits – Rascal Flatts 

Skeletons – Brother Osborne 

When I think About Christmas EP  Runaway June 

Live from the Troubadour EP – Tanya Tucker 

Ain’t that Kind of Cowboy – Trace Adkins 

Rebels & Angels – Terry McBride 

The Other Side – Cam  

Forever After All – Luke Combs 


This genre has some smaller and bigger artists that came out with singles and albums this October

So, some honorable mentions from the indie genre of music include: 

Drinking Wine – Oscar Lang 

Keep Your Head Up – Djo 

leave me alone! – boy Pablo 

Lost in Translation – The Neighborhood 

Nobody Gets me (Like You) — Wallows 

Mansion – Riley Moore 

Keep exploring music and find new jams to enjoy. 

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