iHeartRadio released an interesting list of popular songs for 2020, based on its listener data.
It added up total audience spins and streams across its broadcast radio stations and digital network “to look at the top songs that got Americans through this truly one of a kind year.”
“What’s perhaps most interesting about this data is that it shows a complete picture of what folks across the country listened to — not just what those using digital streaming services had queued up,” a company representative wrote in an email.
She said ”Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd reached an audience over 2 billion in the United States alone.
The overall list is below.
The company also posted lists for specific genres; it has been a good year for acts like country’s Morgan Wallen, rhythmic’s Roddy Ricch, alternative’s Twenty One Pilots, rock’s Shinedown and R&B’s Chris Brown. (Find the lists here.)
iHeart’s Top 10 Overall Songs of 2020:
- THE WEEKND, Blinding Lights
- POST MALONE, Circles
- HARRY STYLES, Adore You
- DUA LIPA, Don’t Start Now
- LEWIS CAPALDI, Someone You Loved
- DOJA CAT, Say So
- LEWIS CAPALDI, Before You Go
- MAROON 5, Memories
- BLACKBEAR, Hot Girl Bummer
- DUA LIPA, Break My Heart