Friday, December 31, 2021

IFPI: Song of the Year, 2007-2021


Songs of the Year, 2007-2021

As it says on their website, IFPI (the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) “is the voice of the recording industry worldwide. [They] represent the interests of 1,300 record companies across the globe.” They put out annual reports on the state of the music industry. Since 2007, that report has included lists of the top acts, albums, and singles each year. Here are the top singles:

Check out other “songs of the year” lists here.

  • 2021: The Weeknd “Save Your Tears”
  • 2020: BTS “Dynamite”

  • 2019: Billie Eilish “Bad Guy
  • 2018: Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana
  • 2017: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You
  • 2016: Drake with WizKid & Kyla “One Dance
  • 2015: Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again
  • 2014: Pharrell Williams “Happy
  • 2013: Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines
  • 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe
  • 2011: Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)
  • 2010: Ke$ha “Tik Tok

  • 2009: Lady Gaga “Poker Face
  • 2008: Lil’ Wayne with Static Major “Lollipop”
  • 2007: Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend”

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First posted 3/15/2020; last updated 1/7/2023.

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