Apple Shares 2020 Apple Music Highlights and Top Charts

As 2020 comes to a close, Apple has been sharing top lists for podcasts, the App Store, and now, Apple Music. Apple today announced the top song and album of 2020, along with top 100 charts of the most popular songs during the year.

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The top song of 2020 was "The Box" by Roddy Ricch, with 13.7 million plays worldwide during its debut week alone. "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd was the number two most popular song, followed by "Dance Monkey" from Tones And I and "ROCKSTAR" from DaBaby.

The top album was Roddy Ricch's "Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial," and the second most streamed album was Lil Baby's "My Turn." "Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon" from Pop Smoke took the third spot, Lil Uzi Vert's "LUV vs. World 2" was number four, and Summer Walker's album "Over It" was the number five top album of 2020.

"Dance Monkey" from Tones And I was the most Shazamed song of 2020, while "WAP" by Cardi B had the lyrics that were most often looked up. "Roses" from SAiNt JHN, "Blinding Lights" from the Weeknd, "Breaking Me" from Topic & A&S, and "Ride It" were the other most Shazamed songs of the year.

Apple also shared some interesting data on locations where songs where first Shazamed. The 20 most streamed songs of the year were initially Shazamed in 19 different cities and 11 countries, and the top 100 songs were first tagged in 70 different markets worldwide and 29 countries.

The ‌Apple Music‌ app has full charts that include the top 100 global songs of 2020, the top 100 most read lyrics, and the top 100 most Shazamed songs for those who are interested in delving deeper into the ‌Apple Music‌ trends of 2020. The latter two charts are new this year, and there are also song breakdowns by country.

‌Apple Music‌ users can see their own top songs and albums of 2020 through the ‌Apple Music‌ Replay feature, which is available on the web.

Top Rated Comments

Caviar_X Avatar
12 months ago
Not as robust and comprehensive as Spotify.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steevn Avatar
12 months ago

Oh that’s something to be proud of as a society and definitely something that should be promoted and glorified by Apple. /s

I would have thrown out the category if that was the song that won it, just so other young impressionable children didn’t do the same. What a world
It is something to be proud of though lol. What is the issue with having women be proud of their bodies and how they choose to express that?

The “what about the children” logic is pointless, parents can control what their kids listen to and watch, why is it ok for violence to be shown on tv but language is edited? Everyone above 5 already knows the word that’s edited, but it’s just fine to watch someone shoot and blow up 50 people.

our logic on what’s “appropriate” in America is insane
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paulypants Avatar
12 months ago

And here I thought that “WAP” was a racial slur for Italians...sheesh.
Speaking as an Italian American, it's "W-O-P" not "W-A-P". So /wäp/, not /wap/.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
InGen Avatar
12 months ago

while "WAP" by Cardi B had the lyrics that were most often looked up.
Oh that’s something to be proud of as a society and definitely something that should be promoted and glorified by Apple. /s

I would have thrown out the category if that was the song that won it, just so other young impressionable children didn’t do the same. What a world
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepIn2U Avatar
12 months ago

And here I thought that “WAP” was a racial slur for Italians...sheesh.
Lol seems kids and youth are hell bent on rewriting what slang and abbreviations are this past decade. Example Peach is the opposite side of the body than what it meant in the early 2000’s, butt I’m good with that one.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
12 months ago
And here I thought that “WAP” was a racial slur for Italians...sheesh.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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