by Sean
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Yes, something's coming. 💯

Posted by Sean at December 7, 2020 12:23 PM

Whoa. I clicked my StG bookmark for the first time in months 3 minutes after this was posted. Something's coming.

Posted by AhFrig at December 7, 2020 12:29 PM

a perennial highlight, thank you...

Posted by D'Arcy at December 7, 2020 3:06 PM

Ha! I just checked today for the first time in months, too. That time of the year. Can't wait.

Posted by jjjonesss at December 7, 2020 3:51 PM

Even though I know it's way too early, as soon as Thanksgiving hits, I visit this page every day it seems.

Bright news on this Monday - you are incredible.

Posted by ADS at December 7, 2020 5:08 PM

Most wonderful time of the year!

Posted by Josh at December 7, 2020 5:53 PM

Yes! Beyond thrilled.

Posted by Nick at December 7, 2020 6:58 PM

can't wait. thank you for this perennial gift.

Posted by lynn at December 7, 2020 7:10 PM

Waiting from France. Thanks.

Posted by Emmanuel Delaplanche at December 7, 2020 7:55 PM

Yes! I come back to this each year. Can't wait.

Posted by Justin at December 7, 2020 8:17 PM

So happy to read this, you're 100 is an annual pleasure since a long, long time.

Julien (France)

Posted by Julien at December 8, 2020 3:28 AM

I still believe in Santa!

Posted by Piper at December 8, 2020 4:21 AM

Just checked in to find out what time 'something' arrived last year. Tip-top, Christmas just wouldn't be the same, etc.

Posted by Chris Broughton at December 8, 2020 4:38 AM

can't wait!

Posted by Benjamin at December 8, 2020 6:12 AM

Oh that just really brightens things. Thank you Sean.

Posted by Ted at December 8, 2020 10:06 AM

Eagerly anticipated!

Posted by Matthew at December 8, 2020 10:07 AM

I'm so glad! I look forward to it every year.

Posted by Bryan at December 8, 2020 2:05 PM

I love this list every year. Always find some hidden gems. Thanks for doing it.

Posted by Ben Spurr at December 8, 2020 3:29 PM

Just another show of love for this annual treat! Fuels my heart and ears for the year. Thanks for doing it.

Posted by Matt at December 8, 2020 4:06 PM

Waiting from high atop a mountain in Washington State. A highlight. Thank you!

Posted by Joseph at December 8, 2020 4:58 PM

Hooray! I've looked forward to this for over thirteen years...

Posted by Chris at December 8, 2020 5:44 PM

Nothing better than new music. Thanks for all the songs over the years

Posted by Scott at December 8, 2020 10:06 PM

YES I was hoping for this

Posted by Lyntonn at December 8, 2020 10:52 PM

Yes, please! Waiting for you and your list. Thank you for coming back.

Posted by Brianna at December 9, 2020 2:05 AM

Thank you!

Posted by S at December 9, 2020 4:57 AM

Oh thank goodness

Posted by Kristen at December 9, 2020 6:27 AM

Yes! My favorite December tradition is eagerly checking for your list every 17.5 minutes

Posted by Sam at December 9, 2020 8:06 AM

Woke up on Monday thinking "Will Sean release his 'best of' this year? Checked here... and am happy :) If this is indeed a teaser for your annual list, then no better way to end a crappy 2020 than on a high note!

Posted by Budman at December 9, 2020 9:55 AM

Hurray! Thank you ❤️

Posted by John Bu at December 9, 2020 4:26 PM

Thank you in advance, StG. Such a great thing.

Posted by Johnny at December 9, 2020 6:13 PM

Blimey so loving this news
love Jules

Posted by mr j s badenoch at December 9, 2020 6:31 PM

Good to see. Always a fantastic list, many gems, v good, etc etc

Posted by Will at December 10, 2020 4:52 AM

Oh god, it's happening! One of the few pleasures of lockdowned life has been taking long strolls around the park, headphones in, lost inside myself outside. Which is to say that the StG 100 could not come at a better time for pure focused listening :)

Posted by KC at December 10, 2020 5:48 AM

Blimey so loving this news
love Jules

Posted by mr j s badenoch at December 10, 2020 4:49 PM

So looking forward to this.

Posted by Rogue Scribe at December 11, 2020 3:11 AM

My favorite internet day of the year is coming!

Posted by Jeff at December 11, 2020 7:39 AM

Thank you so much for continuing to do this, it really is something I look forward to every year!

Posted by Patrick Singer at December 11, 2020 8:47 AM

Great news! Looking forward to listening...

Posted by Aimee at December 11, 2020 9:11 AM

Hurrah! Best-of-worst-year-ever coming soon. Making my Friday happy....

Posted by Amir at December 11, 2020 10:56 AM

so excited!

Posted by Amy at December 11, 2020 4:11 PM

Yay! :)

Posted by Bryan at December 11, 2020 8:46 PM

Headline: Top Songs List thrown into turmoil by late TSwift entry!

Posted by metin at December 12, 2020 3:17 AM

Thank you, Sean!¡

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Posted by Tim at December 12, 2020 3:09 PM

Cannot wait. Miss and love STG!

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Posted by Emma at December 12, 2020 3:29 PM

Hooray! What a treat, thanks!

Posted by Jo H at December 12, 2020 3:48 PM

That's a beacon from an old friend.

Posted by BMR at December 12, 2020 4:07 PM

So so excited for this. Been a highlight of the end of the year for as long as I can remember! (We’re all old.)

Posted by Travis at December 12, 2020 4:14 PM

My heart! I have found so many of my favorite albums through these. I can't wait!! Thank you as always. Bless your soul.

Posted by Mark Edward Kowgier at December 12, 2020 7:56 PM

A time-honoured tradition. Can't wait

Posted by Chris Boden at December 12, 2020 10:31 PM

Hard to overstate how much I appreciate what you do here. Can't wait to see what's coming.

Posted by Russell Wallace at December 13, 2020 12:32 AM

I am, as ever, looking forward to this.

I also loved reading all these comments - I wish we could all be together in a dark but friendly venue, drinks in hand, waiting for Sean to play us his tunes of the year.

Posted by Phil Gyford at December 13, 2020 10:40 AM

ooohhh... can't wait! This year specially.

Posted by Maryam at December 13, 2020 10:41 AM

oh, this makes me so happy!
really looking forward to it.

Posted by Luci at December 13, 2020 3:44 PM

I look forward to this every year! So thrilled to read and listen to all the hidden gems!

Posted by Simon Brooke at December 13, 2020 7:37 PM

Yes please.

Posted by Michelle at December 13, 2020 7:58 PM

Can't wait! 2020, you're not all bad.

Posted by Rob at December 14, 2020 8:08 AM

Yay Sean

Posted by Brendan at December 16, 2020 4:25 PM

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