The Number One Hits Of 2020

December 21, 2019 – January 10, 2020
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
In 2019, Mariah Carey released a new music video for the 25th anniversary of All I Want for Christmas Is You, directed by Joseph Kahn. The updated video features never-before-seen footage and outtakes from the original 1994 video.
January 11, 2020 – January 17, 2020
Post Malone
The song Circles was produced by Post Malone, Frank Dukes, and Louis Bell and was released as the fourth single from Post Malone’s third studio album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”
January 18, 2020 – April 3, 2020
The Box
Roddy Ricch
From Roddy Ricch’s debut album “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,” The Box is known for its distinct “E-er” ad-lib and features production by 30 Roc and Dat Boi Squeeze. The song’s lyrics touch on Roddy Ricch’s rise to fame and his experiences in the music industry.
April 4, 2020 – April 17, 2020
Blinding Lights
The Weeknd
Blinding Lights is the second single from The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, “After Hours.” The 1980s-inspired synth-pop track was produced by The Weeknd, Max Martin, and Oscar Holter. The song has been used in numerous commercials, notably a Mercedes-Benz advertisement that starred The Weeknd.
April 18, 2020 – April 24, 2020
Toosie Slide
Toosie Slide, released as a standalone single, was produced by OZ and featured a dance that went viral on TikTok’s social media platform. The song’s music video, directed by Theo Skudra, showcases Drake dancing in his Toronto mansion while wearing a mask and gloves, reflecting the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 25, 2020 – May 8, 2020
Blinding Lights
The Weeknd
The Blinding Lights music video, directed by Anton Tammi, continues the Heartless music video and features The Weeknd driving through Las Vegas while experiencing a hallucinatory trip. The song has been called “The Most Popular Song of All Time.”
May 9, 2020 – May 15, 2020
The Scotts
The Scotts, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi
The Scotts is a collaboration between Travis Scott and Kid Cudi, who formed the duo “The Scotts” for this release. The song premiered during Travis Scott’s virtual concert event in Fortnite, which attracted millions of viewers. American artist KAWS designed the song’s artwork.
May 16, 2020 – May 22, 2020
Say So
Doja Cat featuring Nicki Minaj
The Say So remix featuring Nicki Minaj added a new verse by the rapper, which helped boost the song’s popularity. Say So, produced by Dr. Luke, has disco and funk influences and samples the song Candy by Cameo. The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, features a glamorous 1970s-inspired aesthetic.
May 23, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Stuck with U
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber
Stuck with U was released as a charity single, with proceeds benefiting the First Responders Children’s Foundation. Freddy Wexler, Gian Stone, and Scooter Braun produced the song. The music video, which features footage of fans and celebrities dancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, was directed by Rory Kramer and Alfredo Flores.
May 30, 2020 – June 5, 2020
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
The Savage remix featuring Beyoncé gained significant attention and became a viral sensation on TikTok. The song, produced by J. White Did It, incorporates elements of Houston’s chopped and screwed hip-hop style. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé donated their share of the song’s proceeds to the Bread of Life, a Houston-based disaster relief organization.
June 6, 2020 – June 12, 2020
Rain on Me
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Rain on Me is the second single from Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album, “Chromatica.” The song, an upbeat dance-pop track, was produced by BloodPop, Tchami, and BURNS. The music video, directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, features Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande dancing in a futuristic, rain-soaked cityscape.
June 13, 2020 – June 26, 2020
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
Rockstar, produced by SethInTheKitchen, is the lead single from DaBaby’s third studio album, “Blame It on Baby.” The song’s music video, directed by Reel Goats, features DaBaby and Roddy Ricch fighting off zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.
June 27, 2020 – July 3, 2020
6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj
Trollz, produced by Sadpony and Jahnei Clarke, marked the second collaboration between 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj, following their 2018 song Fefe. A portion of the proceeds from the song and its merchandise was donated to The Bail Project, which provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals. CanonF8 and 6ix9ine himself directed the colorful and chaotic music video.
July 4, 2020 – August 7, 2020
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
A Black Lives Matter remix of Rockstar was released in response to the protests against police brutality and racial injustice. In this version, DaBaby adds a new verse, recounting his experiences with racial profiling and expressing support for the movement.
August 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020
Taylor Swift
Cardigan is the lead single from Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, “Folklore,” released with just 24 hours’ notice. The song, produced by Aaron Dessner and Taylor Swift, showcases a more indie-folk sound. The music video, directed by Swift, features her discovering a magical piano in the woods, symbolizing the power of music and memory.
August 15, 2020 – August 21, 2020
Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar is a single from Harry Styles’ second studio album, “Fine Line.” The song, produced by Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, is a tribute to the carefree feeling of summer. The music video, directed by Bradley & Pablo, features a beach setting with vibrant colors and a 1970s aesthetic. The video’s release was accompanied by a message promoting hand-washing and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 22, 2020 – September 4, 2020
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
WAP, produced by Ayo & Keyz, is an empowering anthem celebrating female sexuality. The song samples Frank Ski’s 1993 club hit Whores in This House. The music video, directed by Colin Tilley, features elaborate sets, intricate choreography, and cameos from celebrities such as Normani and Kylie Jenner. The song sparked various online discussions and controversies due to its explicit lyrics.
September 5, 2020 – September 18, 2020
Dynamite is BTS’s first English-language single and is an upbeat disco-pop track produced by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar. The song’s music video, directed by Seo Hyun-Seung, showcases the members’ synchronized dance moves and colorful outfits, and it broke the record for the most views on YouTube in 24 hours. The song also made history as the first song by a Korean act to debut at No. 1 on the US charts.
September 19, 2020 – October 2, 2020
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed WAP for the first time at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards, showcasing an elaborate, Egyptian-inspired set and intricate choreography. The performance received widespread acclaim and further solidified the song’s impact.
October 3, 2020 – October 9, 2020
BTS performed Dynamite at various televised events, including the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, and America’s Got Talent. The group’s energetic performances and the song’s catchy melody boosted its popularity worldwide.
October 10, 2020 – October 16, 2020
Travis Scott featuring Young Thug and M.I.A.
Franchise, produced by Teddy Walton and Travis Scott, is a trap-infused track that features verses from Young Thug and M.I.A. The song’s music video, directed by Travis Scott and White Trash Tyler, showcases various locations, including Michael Jordan’s mansion and a drive-in theater. The video also features cameos from basketball player Kawhi Leonard and rapper Nav.
October 17, 2020 – October 23, 2020
Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)
Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo, and BTS
Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat), produced by Jawsh 685, is a catchy dance track that went viral on TikTok. The song is a collaboration between New Zealand-based producer Jawsh 685, American singer Jason Derulo, and South Korean boy band BTS. The official remix featuring BTS was released in October 2020, adding Korean lyrics and new verses from the group.
October 24, 2020 – November 6, 2020
24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
Mood, produced by Omer Fedi, Blake Slatkin, and KBeaZy, is a genre-blending track combining pop, hip-hop, and rock elements. The song’s catchy hook and relatable relationship lyrics helped it gain widespread popularity. The music video, directed by Sebastian Sdaigui, features 24kGoldn and Iann Dior performing at a house party.
November 7, 2020 – November 13, 2020
Ariana Grande
Positions is the title track and lead single from Ariana Grande’s sixth studio album. The song, produced by London on da Track and Tommy Brown, is an R&B-infused pop track that showcases Ariana’s vocal range. The music video, directed by Dave Meyers, features Grande as the President of the United States, highlighting a message of female empowerment.
November 14, 2020 – December 4, 2020
24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
24kGoldn and Iann Dior performed Mood live for the first time at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, where they also received the award for Best Push. The song continued to gain popularity through various live performances and TV appearances.
December 5, 2020 – December 11, 2020
Life Goes On
Life Goes On is the lead single from BTS’s fifth studio album, “Be.” The song, produced by Pdogg, is a comforting pop ballad that addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of resilience. The music video, directed by BTS member Jungkook, features the group reflecting on the pandemic and spending time together.
December 12, 2020 – December 18, 2020
24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior
Mood continued to dominate the charts, earning various accolades and nominations, including a nomination for Best Collaboration at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The song’s success helped to establish 24kGoldn and Iann Dior as rising stars in the music industry.
December 19, 2020 – December 25, 2020
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey’s Christmas special, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” premiered on Apple TV+ in December 2020. The special featured celebrity guests, including Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, and culminated in a festive performance of All I Want for Christmas Is You. The song’s continued popularity during the holiday season led to it returning to the top of the charts.
December 26, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Taylor Swift
Willow is the lead single from Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album, Evermore, released as a surprise follow-up to her previous album, “Folklore”. The song, produced by Aaron Dessner and Swift, features indie-folk and pop elements. The enchanting music video, directed by Swift, serves as a continuation of the Cardigan music video.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 2020 include:
Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, BTS, Chris Brown, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, Future, Halsey, Harry Styles, Jonas Brothers, Juice WRLD, Justin Bieber, Kane Brown, Lady Gaga, Lewis Capaldi, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Maroon 5, Megan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen, Pop Smoke, Post Malone, Roddy Rich, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Tones and I, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, and Young Thug.

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