The Weeknd takes pole position on Ireland’s Official Top 50 biggest songs of 2020 with Blinding Lights. First released at the end of 2019, Blinding Lights stormed to Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles Chart in January, claiming four non-consecutive weeks at the top. The track was the most downloaded and streamed single of 2020, totalling 159.5k units, including 17.3m streams, it spent a total of 51 weeks inside the Top 50.
The year’s longest-reigning Number 1 single Roses by Saint Jhn ranks at Number 2 - a new remix of the US rapper’s breakthrough song by Kazakh producer Imanbek saw it gain popularity on TikTok, resulting in eight consecutive weeks atop the Official Irish Singles Chart.
Joel Corry & MNEK delivered the biggest weekly sales tally of the year during their reign at Number 1 earlier in the year, their dance smash Head & Heart ends the year at Number 3 in the chart of 2020.
Dermot Kennedy scoops 2020’s biggest song from a homegrown act, as Ireland’s first Number 1 single by an Irish artist in five years Giants finishes the year at Number 8.
The fastest-selling single of 2020 was Rain On Me by Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (20).
Both Dua Lipa and Harry Styles claim to three songs apiece in Ireland’s end-of-year Top 50. Dua picks up placings for Don’t Start Now (6), Physical (25) and Break My Heart (32) – all of which were Top 3 singles - while Harry Styles lands in the Top 10 with Watermelon Sugar (9), as well as Adore You (19) and Falling (41).
Plenty of chart toppers from 2020 wind up scoring an end-of-year chart slot – including Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (7); 24kGoldn’s Mood ft. Iann Dior (12); Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP (16); Savage Love from Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo (17); Drake – Toosie Slide (29) and Eminem ft. Juice WRLD’s Godzilla (36).