Thursday, December 31, 2020

Top 50 Songs of 2020

Dave’s Music Database:

Top 50 Songs of 2020

These are the top 50 songs of 2020 based on their overall performance in Dave’s Music Database, which is determined by combining chart data, sales figures, streaming, video views, and aggregates from year-end lists.

Check out “Top Songs and Albums of the Year” lists here.

    DMDB Top 1%:

  1. Glass Animals “Heat Waves
  2. Dua Lipa with DaBaby “Levitating

    DMDB Top 2%:

  3. The Weeknd with Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears
  4. 24K Goldn with Iann Dior “Mood”
  5. Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
  6. BTS “Dynamite”
  7. DaBaby with Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”

    DMDB Top 5%:

  8. Chris Brown with Young Thug “Go Crazy”
  9. Jawsh 685 with Jason Derulo “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)”
  10. Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande “Rain on Me”

  11. Future with Drake “Life Is Good”
  12. Ariana Grande “Positions”
  13. Megan Thee Stallion with Beyoncé “Savage”
  14. Justin Bieber with Quavo “Intentions”
  15. Wizkid with Justin Bieber & Tems “Essence”
  16. The Kid Laroi with Miley Cyrus “Without You”
  17. Taylor Swift “Cardigan”
  18. Tate McRae “You Broke Me First”
  19. Billie Eilish “Therefore I Am”
  20. Taylor Swift “Willow”

  21. Ava Max “Kings & Queens”
  22. Ariana Grande with Justin Bieber “Stuck with U”
  23. Eminem with Juice Wrld “Godzilla”
  24. Twenty One Pilots “Level of Concern”
  25. Justin Bieber with Benny Blanco “Lonely”
  26. Juice Wrld with Marshmello “Come & Go”
  27. Gabby Barrett “The Good Ones”
  28. Ariana Grande “34+35”
  29. Dua Lipa “Break My Heart”
  30. Luke Combs “Forever After All”

  31. Drake “Toosie Slide”
  32. AJR “Bang!”

    DMDB Top 10%:

  33. Justin Bieber “Yummy”
  34. SZA “Good Days”
  35. Pop Smoke “What You Know Bout Love”
  36. Justin Bieber with Chance the Rapper “Holy”
  37. Drake with Lil Durk “Laugh Now Cry Later”
  38. The Scotts (Travis Scott & Kid Cudi) “The Scotts”
  39. BTS “Life Goes On”
  40. DJ Khaled with Drake “Popstar”

  41. Powfu with beabadoobee “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)”
  42. 6ix9ine with Nicki Minaj “Trollz”
  43. Lady Gaga “Stupid Love”
  44. Giveon “Heartbreak Anniversary”
  45. Internet Money with Don Toliver & Nav “Lemonade”
  46. JP Saxe with Julia Michaels “If the World Was Ending”
  47. Jonas Brothers “What a Man Gotta Do”
  48. Beyoncé “Black Parade”
  49. The Killers “Caution”
  50. Chris Stapleton “Starting Over”

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First posted 12/26/2021; last updated 1/17/2023.


  1. What about Rockstar by DaBaby? Wasn't that at one point SotY for 2020? Now it seems to be missing altogether.

    1. Thanks for the catch! I accidentally overlooked it, but I have corrected it now. "Rockstar" comes in at #5 for the year.