Top 10 billboard songs

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As we kick off the beginning of the year 2020, Billboard conducts a weekly list based off of the song’s active streams. As the music industry continues to grow and change on a daily basis, Billboard decides to keep up with the industry by providing an updated list. The list is an effective way to keep up with the latest trends.  It recognizes individuals who are not only excelling at their music careers but going beyond them to elevate the entire music business.

Roddy Ricch makes number one on the top 10 songs of 2020 with  ́ ́The Box”. Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., known professionally as Roddy Ricch, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is signed to Atlantic Records. In November 2018, he released the mixtape, “Feed Tha Streets II,” which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Future and Drake make number two on the list with “Life is Good”. Drake and Future  have been trying to get a collaboration right for a while now since their successful collab album “What a Time to be Alive” in 2015.  Although their latest song together, “Life Is Good,” isn’t so much a Drake and Future collaboration as it is a Drake song and a Future song smashed together. Rumor has it, they’re expected to release “What A Time To Be Alive 2.”

Post Malone, also known as Austin Richard Post, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His hit “Circles” made it to number 3 on the top 10 list of 2020. Malone often experiments with the different genres of music, choosing to make songs influenced by Hip-Hop, R&B, Trap, Pop and Rap. However Post is primarily a rapper and often collaborates with fellow rappers on his albums, guest features and singles.

In 1994, the band known today as Maroon 5 was a Los Angeles grunge band. Maroon 5 has been successful for more than a decade. The present members of the band are 

Adam Levine, Matt Flynn, Sam Farrar, Jesse Carmichael , James Valentine and Mickey Madden. Their recent hit, “Memories” was able to make it on number 4 of the Billboards list of 2020. 

Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones and I, is an Australian indie pop singer-songwriter and musician. Her second single, “Dance Monkey”, was released in May 2019 and reached number one in over 30 countries. Tones was the most awarded artist at the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, winning four out of eight nominations. “Dance Monkey” was numbered 5 on the list of 2020’s most popular songs.

“Don’t Start Now” by  Dua Lipa who is an English singer, songwriter and model. Lipa was born in London, and grew up listening to her father, singer Dukagjin Lipa. “Don’t Start Now”  is categorized in the genre as Pop and won NME Award for British Song, and NME Award for Best Song in the World. This post-breakup banger was ranked number 6 of the top song in 2020.

Arizona Zervas, American rapper, singer and songwriter is widely known for his song “Roxanne”, which reached number seven on the Billboard’s top 10 in 2020. After being  featured in many Spotify playlists and by tons of users in TikTok videos, this song was produced in 2019 and immediately blew up. “I literally listen to this song everyday, and if I don’t get the chance to I’m still constantly singing it. It’s so catchy”, junior Dominique Coleman said. 

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldir  was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2019 Brit Awards for his song, “Someone You Loved,”  his first number one single. Capaldir was able to write this song based on a devastating split from his ex. But let the 22-year-old tell it, he was already over his ex by the time he wrote this. The heartbreaking love song reached number 8 on the top 10 of the songs in 2020. 

Dan and Shay & Justin Bieber’s feature “10,000H” made it to number 9 on the top 10 song lists of  this year. “10,000 Hours” is a song recorded by American country music duo Dan + Shay and Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was released as the lead single from Dan + Shay’s upcoming fourth studio album on October 4, 2019. This song made history on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart by becoming the highest-charting non-holiday country song in the history of the chart.

Number 10 of the top 10 songs of 2020, last but not least, “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish. Eilish, an 18 year old born in Los Angeles, California song blew up in 2016 when she gained media attention when”Ocean Eyes” was updated to SoundCloud, and it was  released by Interscope Records subsidiary Darkroom. Ellish won song of the year at the 2020 Grammy’s for her song “Bad Guy.”

Makiah Ellis
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