Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest songs of 2020

The Weeknd, Joel Corry & MNEK and Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande delivered big hits in 2020.

Despite the unprecedented challenges of 2020, overall consumption of recorded music in Ireland rose year-on-year, the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) can confirm today.

New data from the Official Charts Company and IRMA, illustrates the resilience of the Irish singles market, which saw a 19% year-on-year rise in 2020, with 71.8 million singles either streamed, downloaded or physically purchased. Total streams broke 9 billion for the first time, up from 7.69 billion in 2019, while audio streams rose 20% to 8.2 billion.

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 and spent a total of 51 weeks inside the Top 50.

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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 in, 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, which places at Number 20.

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Both Dua Lipa and Harry Styles lay 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).

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Ireland's Official Top 50 biggest songs of 2020

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND 1
2 ROSES SAINT JHN 1
3 HEAD & HEART JOEL CORRY FT MNEK 1
4 ROCKSTAR DABABY FT RODDY RICCH 1
5 DANCE MONKEY TONES & I 1
6 DON'T START NOW DUA LIPA 1
7 BEFORE YOU GO LEWIS CAPALDI 1
8 GIANTS DERMOT KENNEDY 1
9 WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES 2
10 SAY SO DOJA CAT 4
11 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI 1
12 MOOD 24KGOLDN FT IANN DIOR 1
13 OUTNUMBERED DERMOT KENNEDY 2
14 THE BOX RODDY RICCH 2
15 BREAKING ME TOPIC FT A7S 3
16 WAP CARDI B FT MEGAN THEE STALLION 1
17 SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT) JAWSH 685 & JASON DERULO 1
18 LONELY JOEL CORRY 3
19 ADORE YOU HARRY STYLES 4
20 RAIN ON ME LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE 1
21 OWN IT STORMZY/ED SHEERAN/BURNA BOY 2
22 LIFE IS GOOD FUTURE FT DRAKE 5
23 EVERYTHING I WANTED BILLIE EILISH 1
24 POWER OVER ME DERMOT KENNEDY 11
25 PHYSICAL DUA LIPA 2
26 ROVER S1MBA FT DTG 3
27 BRUISES LEWIS CAPALDI 8
28 CIRCLES POST MALONE 2
29 TOOSIE SLIDE DRAKE 1
30 BLUEBERRY FAYGO LIL MOSEY 4
31 YOU SHOULD BE SAD HALSEY 5
32 BREAK MY HEART DUA LIPA 3
33 YOU BROKE ME FIRST TATE MCRAE 3
34 BAD GUY BILLIE EILISH 2
35 SAVAGE MEGAN THEE STALLION 3
36 GODZILLA EMINEM FT JUICE WRLD 1
37 RIDE IT REGARD 1
38 SECRETS REGARD & RAYE 7
39 ROXANNE ARIZONA ZERVAS 4
40 INTENTIONS JUSTIN BIEBER FT QUAVO 7
41 FALLING HARRY STYLES 22
42 MEMORIES MAROON 5 5
43 DEATH BED POWFU FT BEABADOOBEE 7
44 WHATS POPPIN JACK HARLOW 13
45 DON'T NEED LOVE 220 KID & GRACEY 9
46 LOSE CONTROL MEDUZA/BECKY HILL/GOODBOYS 7
47 THINK ABOUT THINGS DADI FREYR 3
48 HOLD ME WHILE YOU WAIT LEWIS CAPALDI 1
49 RAIN AITCH/AJ TRACEY/TAY KEITH 10
50 COME & GO JUICE WRLD & MARSHMELLO 6

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