When talking about so far at Billboard , it's hard to avoid the fact that the chart year has only had 24 editions of the Hot , and Drake has been No. It's the most that any one artist has dominated the listing's top spot in a year's first six months this decade -- though shout-out to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' combined 11 weeks on top in the first half of -- and it essentially leaves the non-Drake part of the field wide open when it comes to discussing the year's best and biggest singles. But that's fine. Beyond the Drakening, has been a year of pleasant surprises on the charts: All-Star teamups we didn't see coming, previously unknown artists coming out with left-field hits, and a handful of big-name comebacks taking us to unexpected new places, all of which made the predictability at pop's highest level forgivable. And besides, those two Drake songs are pretty great too: You'll see them both below as we recount our 50 favorite songs of so far, with a Spotify playlist of all 50 at the bottom. The moment fans have been waiting for since Timberlake and Stapleton collaborated at the CMA Awards finally came in , and it's as special as that instant-classic performance.
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Luckily, that also made this one of the most exciting years for singles on the charts and in our own personal playlists in recent memory -- one in which the biggest hits were also some of the most challenging and rewarding, and in which the more conventional pop songs that did break through on a massive scale felt fresher than they have in a long time. From the "Shallow" to "The Middle" to the highest of "High Hopes," music was captivating at all levels in Here are the Billboard staff's favorite songs of the year. An obvious Hot chart topper and delightful fixture on pop radio. Jessie Reyez, "Body Count". Young Fathers, "In My View". Avril Lavigne, "Head Above Water". Death Cab for Cutie, "Gold Rush". Nicki Minaj, "Barbie Dreams". The song was inspired by the Notorious B.
These are the 20 most popular songs of the summer
Every year, we wait for the song of the summer to be declared like Moses has brought it down from Mount Sinai. But exactly which song deserved the title was a little hazier in the past: Was it the one that made the dance floor go the craziest or the one that was played so much it made you feel crazy? In the age of streaming, however, we have access to an unfathomable amount of data that will simply tell us exactly which song was streamed the most, and Spotify released that data on Monday, complete with a playlist of the 20 songs most streamed songs embedded below for your convenience. It probably won't surprise you to learn that the tune that launched a dance challenge and inspired several car crashes topped the list. The song of the summer, strictly from a data standpoint, was "In My Feelings" by Drake -- streamed over million times between June 1 and August But people listened to other songs this summer, even if it didn't feel like it, namely these 19 we listed the rest below. Nonstop — Drake Rise — Jonas Blue Back To You — Selena Gomez
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. At the end of a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information. For , the list was published on December 4, calculated with data from December 2, to November 17, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 5,