2020 was an exciting year for singles, with a diverse selection of pop bops, huge charity releases and the rise and rise of TikTok hits.
The year began with Stormzy at Number 1, who a week later scored the Official Chart Double with Own It and album Heavy Is The Head. "Honestly, I’m so grateful," the rapper said at the time. "Anyone who listens to me, supports me, buys my music, streams my music or comes to my shows, you lot have changed my life. Words aren’t enough, but thank you."
In February Billie Eilish debuted at Number 1 with No Time To Die, making her only the second artist to take a Bond theme to the top in UK chart history - and with impressive opening week chart sales of 90,000.
2020 also saw TikTok make an impact on the Official Chart. Saint Jhn's Roses (Imanbek Remix), DaBaby's Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch (the UK's Official Song of the Summer), and Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo's Savage Love were all boosted to the top spot, while more tracks including Doja Cat's Say So, Benee's Supalonely and Megan Thee Stallion's Savage were huge Top 10 hits thanks in part to the social media platform.
In December, Mariah Carey finally claimed the Number 1 with her festive favourite All I Want For Christmas Is You, while LadBaby scored the Official Christmas Number 1 - matching The Beatles and Spice Girls as the only other acts to land a trio of consecutive Christmas Number 1s.
|DATE||TITLE||ARTIST||WKS AT NO.1|
|09/01/2020||OWN IT||STORMZY, ED SHEERAN & BURNA BOY||3|
|30/01/2020||GODZILLA||EMINEM FT. JUICE WRLD||1|
|06/02/2020||BEFORE YOU GO||LEWIS CAPALDI||1|
|13/02/2020||BLINDING LIGHTS||THE WEEKND||2|
|27/02/2020||NO TIME TO DIE||BILLIE EILISH||1|
|05/02/2020||BLINDING LIGHTS||THE WEEKND||3|
|09/04/2020||BLINDING LIGHTS||THE WEEKND||3|
|30/04/2020||YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE||MICHAEL BALL & CAPTAIN TOM MOORE||1|
|07/05/2020||TIMES LIKE THESE||BBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE ALLSTARS||1|
|21/05/2020||ROCKSTAR||DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH||2|
|04/06/2020||RAIN ON ME||LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE||1|
|11/06/2020||ROCKSTAR||DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH||4|
|09/07/2020||SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT)||JAWSH 685 & JASON DERULO||3|
|30/07/2020||HEAD & HEART||JOEL CORRY FT. MNEK||6|
|10/09/2020||WAP||CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION||3|
|01/10/2020||MOOD||24KGOLDN FT. IANN DIOR||4|
|29/10/2020||LEMONADE||INTERNET MONEY FT. DON TOLIVER, GUNNA, NAV||1|
|17/12/2020||ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU||MARIAH CAREY||2|
|31/12/2020||DON'T STOP ME EATIN'||LADBABY||1|