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Top 100 charts on Apple Music

Here’s how the year in music went…
(Clockwise fom left top): BTS, Joel Corry, Masked Wolf, AP Dhillon, Gminxr, Gurinder Gill and Shinda Kahlon, Arijit Singh

Mathures Paul   |   Published 02.12.21, 10:06 AM

It’s round-up time for the music year. Apple Music has unveiled the biggest songs of the year with its annual Top 100 charts. And for the first time, Apple Music has shared the Top 100 2021: Fitness chart—spotlighting the most-played workout music across Apple Music and Fitness+ —besides its Top 100 Streamed Songs, Top 100 Shazamed Songs and Top 100 Most-Read Lyrics. Here are the highlights.

Top Songs of 2021

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The year was all about having one foot out the door. This chart compiling the most-streamed songs across the globe on Apple Music between October 16, 2020, and October 15, 2021, is a mirror of that tentativeness and hopefulness. What they all have in common, from hip-hop upstarts to a wave of Japanese artists striving in streaming to a K-pop juggernaut.

1. Dynamite by BTS

2. Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo

3. Positions by Ariana Grande

4. For The Night (feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby) by Pop Smoke

5. Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

6. Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & GIV?ON) by Justin Bieber

7. Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo

8. Stay by The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

9. Dakiti by Jhay Cortez & Bad Bunny

10. Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

Most-read lyrics

Every year, Apple Music tallies which songs had the most popular lyrics, read — and sung — by fans around the world. The top 100 are compiled into a karaoke-ready playlist. The top of this year’s list is dominated by Olivia Rodrigo, the TikTok sensation-turned-bona fide pop star with three songs in the top 10.

1. Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo

2. Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo

3. Dried Flower by Yuuri

4. Dynamite by BTS

5. Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) by Doja Cat

6. Wants and Needs (feat. Lil Baby) by Drake

7. Deja vu by Olivia Rodrigo

8. Positions by Ariana Grande

9. Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & GIV?ON) by Justin Bieber

10. Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

Fitness

Compiling data from all of Apple Music Fitness playlists, as well as what the Fitness+ trainer team was programming through the Studio Series, Fitness+ Spotlight collection, and even the Fitness+ workouts themselves, this set represents the year’s most-played high-energy music.

1. Head & Heart (feat. MNEK) [Tiesto Remix] by Joel Corry

2. Post Malone (feat. RANI) by Sam Feldt

3. Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

4. Ride It by Regard, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Quintino

5. Whoopty by CJ

6. Body (feat. brando) by Loud Luxury

7. Drip Too Hard by Lil Baby & Gunna

8. Whats Poppin by Jack Harlow

9. Tyler Herro by Jack Harlow

10. Breaking Me by Topic & A7S

Let’s Shazam

How many times did you use Shazam to identify a song? Are you one of the 11.7 million fans who used the app to discover Masked Wolf’s Astronaut in the Ocean?

1. Astronaut In The Ocean by Masked Wolf

2. Save Your Tears by The Weeknd

3. Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran

4. Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo

5. Beggin by Maneskin

6. Montero (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X

7. The Business by Tiesto

8. Stay by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber

9. Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak & Silk Sonic

10. Love Nwantiti [Remix] by CKay Feat. Axel & Dj Yo!

Zero in on India

In a year which didn’t have many big releases, 26 songs in the Top 100 are under the Bollywood label and 16 songs fall under the Punjabi label. Independent musicians, like Prateek Kuhad Ritviz and Anuv Jain, also find place in the Top 100.

Top 10 songs (India)

1. Brown munde by AP Dhillon, Gminxr, Gurinder Gill and Shinda Kahlon

2. Ranjha (from Shershaah) by Jasleen Royal & B. Praak

3. Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

4. Aabaad barbaad (from Ludo) by Pritam and Arijit Singh

5. Insane by AP Dhillon, Shinda Kahlon, Gurinder Gill & Gminxr

6. Stay by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber

7. Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar and GIVEON) by Justin Bieber

8. Levitating (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

9. Raataan lambiyan by Tanishk Bagchi, Jubin Nautiyal & Asees Kaur

10. Ghungroo (from War) by Arijit Singh, Shilpa Rao & Vishal & Shekhar

Top 10 artistes: India

1. Arijit Singh

2. Pritam

3. A.R. Rahman

4. AP Dhillon

5. The Weeknd

6. Justin Bieber

7. Shreya Ghoshal

8. Sidhu Moose Wala

9. Gurinder Gill

10. Diljit Dosanjh



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