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THIS SECTION LISTS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, ALL TRACKS WHICH HIT NO.1 ON THE UNITED WORLD CHART

2020

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd  17 weeks No.1  between week 8, 2020 and week 25, 2020
Labels: XO Recordings / Republic - Writers: The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Max Martin, Oscar Holter - Producers: Max Martin, Oscar Holter

"Blinding Lights" was released on November 29, 2019 as the second single from The Weeknd's fourth studio album After Hours (2020). With a total of 21,224,000 points, the song was one of the biggest successes in the music history! The piece is a big reminiscence to the 80's with its crystalline synth hook. Throughout the song, the Weeknd sings about the rekindling of a relationship and the importance of his partner. The singer also mentions the city of Las Vegas, where he refers to it by its nickname 'Sin City' in the pre-chorus. "Blinding Lights" topped the hitlists in almost all countries around the world and with 25 weeks atop the (not published) Global Airplay Chart it set a historic record.
Rain On Me - Lady GaGa & Ariana Grande  1 week No.1  week 23, 2020
Label: Interscope - Writers: Lady GaGa, BloodPop, Ariana Grande, Matthew Burns, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Martin Bresso - Producers: BloodPop, Burns

"Rain On Me" was released on May 22, 2021 as the second single from Lady GaGa's sixth studio album Chromatica (2020). It's an upbeat house, dance-pop, electropop and disco song with a synth-disco beat and funk guitars. Described by GaGa as a 'celebration of tears', the track explores resilience in defiance of the hardships in life. "Rain On Me" went to no.1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and Greece. The song won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category at the 63rd Grammy Awards, being the first female collaboration in history to win.
Rockstar - DaBaby feat. Roddy Rich  5 weeks No.1  between week 26, 2020 and week 30, 2020
Labels: South Coast / Interscope - Writers: Jonathan Kirk, Rodrick Moore Jr., Ross Portaro IV - Producer: SethInTheKitchen

"Rockstar", released on April 17, 2020, was the second single from DaBaby's third studio album Blame It On Baby (2020). Its music video is set in a zombie apocalypse. On June 12, 2020, DaBaby released a remix of "Rockstar", which replaces the intro with an extra verse from him, before the rest of the song, regarding the George Floyd protests that started in May 2020, nd his own experience with police abuse. The song topped the hitlists in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 feat. Jason DeRulo  5 weeks No.1  between week 31, 2020 and week 42, 2020
Label: Columbia - Writers: Joshua Nanai, Jason Desrouleaux, Jacob Kasher, Hindlin, Phil Greiss - Producer: Jawsh 685

The New Zealand beat maker and music producer Jawsh 685 has originally posted the instrumental, titled "Laxed (Siren Best)", to YouTube in 2019. He created the tune as a tribute to his Samoan and Cook Island heritage. Following its viral success, it was released to online platforms on April 24, 2020. Short time later Jason DeRulo tease "Savage Love" which was built off of a sample of "Laxed (Siren Beat)". However, DeRulo did not credit Jawsh 685 nor did he obtain clearance for the sample. Finally on June 11, 2020 "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" was officially released, following the resolution of sample clearance issues between the two artists. It turned out to be the biggest summer smash of year 2020, reached the top position in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, Hungary, and Greece. 
WAP - Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion  2 weeks No.1  between week 34, 2020 and week 39, 2020
Label: Atlantic - Writers: Belcalis Almanzar, Megan Pete, Austin Owens, James Foye III, Frank Rodriguez - Producers: Ayo The Producer, Keyz

"WAP" (an acronym for Wet-Ass-Pussy') was released on August 7, 2020. It's an explicit rap tune driven by heavy bass, hip hop drum beats, and a sample of Frank Ski's 1993 Baltimore club single "Whores In This House". In the lyrics, Cardi and Megan discuss how they want men to please them, using several sexual references. The song became highly popular on social media service TikTok, with millions of videos showing up of people performing a 'floor-caressing WAP dance'. The song went to no.1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Greece.
Dynamite - BTS (Bangtan Boys)  9 weeks No.1  between week 36, 2020 and week 2, 2021
Label: Big Hit Entertainment - Writers: David Stewart, Jessica Agombar - Producer: David Stewart

"Dynamite" was released on August 21, 2020, as the band's first song fully recorded in English. It's an upbeat disco-pop song with elements of funk, soul, and bubblegum pop, and takes influence from 1970s music. It features snapping handclaps, echoing synths, and celebratory horns. Intended to soothe listeners during the Covid19 pandemic, the song talks about joy and appreciation for the little things that make life valuable. The accompanying video clip set a new historic record at this time, earning 10 million views, after only 20 minutes of release on YouTube. "Dynamite" reached the no.1 position in South Korea and the United States, furthermore no.2 in Canada and Australia.
Positions - Ariana Grande  1 week No.1  week 45, 2020
Label: Republic - Writers: Angelina Barrett, Brian Vincent Bates, Ariana Grande, Tommy Brown, Nija Charles - Producers: London On Da Track, Tommy Brown, Mr.Franks

"Positions" was released on October 23, 2020, as the lead single from Grande's sixth studio album of the same name. it's a midtempo song blending pop and R&B over trap beats, plucked guitar, and viola. Its lyrics see Grande extend romantic overtures to her love interest. The song's music video, directed by Dave Meyers, accompanied the song's release, and depicts Grande as the President Of The United States. "Positions" went to no.1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece, and Hungary.
Mood - 24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior  1 week No.1  week 47, 2020
Labels: Records / Columbia - Writers: Golden Von Jones, Michael Olmo, Keegan Bach, Omer Fedi, Blake Slatkin - Producers: KBeaZy, Fedi, Slatkin

"Mood", released on July 24, 2020, is built around a striking guitar riff inspired by indie rock and post grunge music, and also features hi-hats and snare drums in the style of trap music. On the song 24kGoldn and Dior sing-rap about their toxic relationships in which their lovers are always in a 'mood'. A remix of "Mood" with Canadian singer / songwriter Justin Bieber and Colombian singer / songwriter J Balvin was released on November 6, 2020. The feel-good record topped the hitlists in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, and Ireland.
Therefore I Am - Billie Eilish  1 week No.1  week 48, 2020
Labels: Darkroom / Interscope - Writers: Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell - Producer: Finneas O'Connell

"Therefore I Am" was released on November 12, 2020, as the second single of her second studio album Happier Than Ever (2021). It's an uptempo, hip hop influenced dark pop, R&B , and electropop track. Lyrically, Eilish sings about disregarding people's opinions towards her. She explains that she is an individual with a mind of her own and does not require anybody making decisions on her behalf. "Therefore I Am" went to the hot spot in New Zealand, Greece, and Ireland, furthermore to the runner-up slot in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, and Hungary.
Life Goes On - BTS (Bangtan Boys)  1 week No.1  week 49, 2020
Label: Big Hit Entertainment - Writers: Antonina Armato, Chris James, J-Hope, Pdogg, RM, Ruuth, Suga - Producer: Pdogg

"Life Goes On", released on November 20, 2020, is the lead single from the group's fifth Korean-language studio album BE, published the same day. The song was co-written by band members J-Hope, RM, and Suga. It has been described as an alternative hip hop and synth-pop song underlaid with an acoustic guitar. The folky production consists of 808 drums, electronic beats, melodic rhymes, a stripped-down melody accompanied by 'acrobatic' vocals and harmonies on the chorus. The lyrics revolve around uplifting and seeking to provide hope to fans during the Covid19 pandemic. "Life Goes On" topped the charts in the United States, Hungary, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Dákiti - Bad Bunny feat. Jhay Cortez  2 weeks No.1  between week 50, 2020 and week 51, 2020
Label: Rimas Entertainment - Writers: Benito Martinez, Gabriel Mora, Marco Masis, Jesus Cortez, Nydia Laner - Producers: Bad Bunny, Cortez, Tainy, La Pacienca

"Dákiti" was released on October 30, 2020 as the lead single from Bad Bunny's third studio album El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (2020). It's a slow-burning, futuristic reggaeton tune with wavy electronic sounds backing the production. Lyrically, the song sees the artists aiming to win over their love interests by flaunting their luxurious lifestyles. The title has been speculated to refer to either the name of a beach or possibly an old bar in Puerto Rico. "Dákiti" went to the pole position in Spain and Argentina, no.5 in the United States and France, furthermore a Top 10 success in many Spanish-speaking countries.

2021

Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo  9 weeks No.1  between week 3, 2021 and week 11, 2021
Labels: Interscope / Geffen - Writers: Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro - Producer: Dan Nigro

"Drivers License" is Olivia's debut single and was released on January 8, 2021, as the lead track from her studio album Sour (2021). Containing poignant lyrics detailing heartache, the song is an atmospheric power ballad blending bedroom pop, indie pop, and power pop styles. It's characterized by a minimalist, piano-led production, incorporating kick drums, harmonies, syncopated hand-clap, and a dreamy bridge. "Drivers License" topped the hitlists in many countries, among others in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
On The Ground - Ro  1 week No.1  week 12, 2021
Labels: YG / Interscope - Writers: Amy Allen, Jon Bellion, Jorgen Odegard, Raúl Cubina, Teddy Park, Rosé - Producers: Jon Bellion, Ojivolta, Odegard, Teddy, 24

"On The Ground" is the debut single by Blackpink member Rosé and was released on March 12, 2021. It's an electropop and pop rock song with synth-pop elements and an EDM-inspired beat, complemented by a simple guitar. The track features wispy, melodic verses accompanied by breathy vocals, chorus that boasts the dance-pop punch, angelic bridge, and Rosé's high note at the end. Its lyrics reflect Rosé's rise to fame, from singing and playing piano in her childhood home to flying to South Korea and forming one of K-pop's biggest acts. "On The Ground" topped the charts in several Asian countries, in Rosé's native country it reached no.4.
Peaches - Justin Bieber feat. Giveon & Daniel Caesar  4 weeks No.1  between week 13, 2021 and week 17, 2021
Label: Def Jam - Writers: Justin Bieber, Ashton Simmonds, Giveon Evans, Andrew Watt, Louis Bell, Bernard Harvey, Luis Martinez Jr., Felisha King - Producers: Harv, Shndo

"Peaches" was released on March 19, 2021 as the fifth single from Justin's sixth studio album Justice (2021). Bieber started to write the chorus of "Peaches" while hanging out with Shawn Mendes and Andrew Watt at the latter's house. Watt showed Bieber around his home studio and told him to go play the drums. After having recorded a drum beat, Bieber sat down at the piano and played some chords, which they also recorded and looped. Watt then recorded some bass and guitar and bieber started just taking words back and forth for fun. The demo from this session was the basis for "Peaches". The laid-back soul-pop and trap ballad finally topped the charts in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Portugal, and Ireland.
Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X  1 week No.1  week 16, 2021
Label: Columbia - Writers: Montero Hill, Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Rosario Lenzo - Producers: Take A Daytrip, Omer Fendi, Roy Lenzo

First previewed in a Super Bowl LV commercial in February, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" was released on March 26, 2021, as the lead single and title track from Lil Nas X's debut studio album Montero (2021). The song is noted for its queer themes, including its sexually explicit homosexual lyrics, taking its name from the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name which centers on a gay romance. The campy, sexually charged music video for the song depicts Lil Nas X in a number of biblically-inspired scenes, including the artist riding a stripper pole to Hell, and giving a lap dance to Satan. "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" went to number one in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, India, Austria, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Bulgaria.
Save Your Tears - The Weeknd  4 weeks No.1  between week 18, 2021 and week 21, 2021
Labels: XO Recordings / Republic - Writers: Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Max Martin, Oscar Holter - Producers: Max Martin, Oscar Holter, The Weeknd

"Save Your Tears" was releaed on August 9, 2020 as the fourth and final single from The Weeknd's fourth studio album After Hours (2020). The production billows into an array of bright synths and ominous melodies. Lyrically, the Weeknd appears self reflective as he atones for his past. Ultimately, "Save Your Tears" feels like the narrative arc of what The Weeknd envisioned for his reclusive protagonist all along, now emerging from the darkness but failing to resist tempation (quote Complex networks). For the eye-catching video clip Prosthetic Renaissance Makeup-FX Studio designer Mike Marino crafted the signature look resembling plastic surgery. "Save Your Tears" went to no.1 in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Malaysia and it was the most successful song of the year 2021, topped the Year-End-Chart with 10,974,000 points.
Butter - BTS (Bangtan Boys)  1 week No.1  week 22, 2021
Label: Big Hit Entertainment - Writers: Jenna Andrews, Rob Grimaldi, Stephen Kirk, RM, Alex Bilowitz, Sebastian Garcia, Ron Perry - Producers: Grimaldi, Kirk, Perry

"Butter" was released on May 21, 2021 as the band's second English-language single. It's an infectious dance-pop / EDM tune, with a pulsating, bass-heavy beat and delectable chorus. The song topped the hitlists in the United States, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hungary.
Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo  6 weeks No.1  between week 23, 2021 and week 28, 2021
Labels: Interscope / Geffen - Writers: Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro, Hayley Williams, Josh Farro - Producer: Dan Nigro

"Good 4 U", released on May 14, 2021 as the third single from Rodrigo's debut studio album, Sour (2021), is an upbeat song blending rock, pop, punk, emo, and alternative styles. It consists of a staccato bassline, energetic electric guitars, and explosive drumming, with lyrics addressing a former lover who moved on very quickly after a breakup. "Good 4 U" topped the charts in many countries, like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Czech Republic, Portugal, and New Zealand.
Beggin' - Mĺneskin  1 week No.1  week 29, 2021
Label: RCA - Writers: Bob Gaudio, Peggy Farina - Producer: Bob Crewe

"Beggin" was first recorded and popularized by American band the Four Seasons in 1967. Italian rock band Mĺneskin performed a cover of the song during the 11th season of X Factor Italia. A studio version of the song later appeared on their debut extended play Chosen (2017). Their international breakthrough ensued when the foursome won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Italy with the song "Zitti E Buoni". Some weeks later their cover version of "Beggin" became a massive worldwide success with no.1 positions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran  3 weeks No.1  between week 30, 2021 and week 32, 2021
Labels: Asylum / Atlantic - Writers: Ed Sheeran, Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid - Producers: Ed Sheeran, Frad Again, Johnny McDaid

"Bad Habits" was released on June 25, 2021, as the lead single from Ed's fifth studio album, Equals (2021). A slower acoustic song was planned to be released as the lead single from his upcoming album. However, when the easing of Covid19 pandemic restrictions were announced in United Kingdom in early 2021, Sheeran chose to record "Bad Habits" and release it instead. The melodic structure of the synth-pop song has similarities to Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy" (1984). The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and filmed at the Catford Centre in South East London. It portrays Sheeran as a vampire in a hot pink suit. "Bad Habits" topped the hitlists in United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and other countries. In the United States it reached the runner-up slot.
Stay - Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber  10 weeks No.1  between week 33, 2021 and week 42, 2021
Labels: Grade A Productions / Columbia - Writers: Charlton Howard, Justin Bieber, Magnus Hřiberg - Producers: Cashmere Cat, Charlie Puth, Omer Fedi, Blake Slatkin

The fast-paced synth-pop / rap tune "Stay" was released on July 9, 2021, as the lead single from Laroi's reloaded mixtape, F'*ck Love (2020). The upward-darting keyboard riff, made on a Roland Juno-60 synthesizer owned by producer Blake Slatkin, serves as the song's spine and eventually becomes the chorus melody. Over a repeated melodic cell, Laroi and Bieber switch between head voice and chest voice on a minor sixth. The heartbreak-fueled lyrics to "Stay" enforce Laroi's toxic behaviour as the sets up a story about a trouble relationship where he is at fault. The song ranked at no.2 on the Year-End Chart 2021 with 8,986,000 points and remained at no.3 on the Year-End Chart 2022 with another 7,558,000 points. It topped the hitlists in many countries around the world, including the United States, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria, and New Zealand.
Easy On Me - Adele  13 weeks No.1  between week 43, 2021 and week 4, 2022
Label: Columbia - Writers: Adele Adkins, Greg Kurstin - Producer: Greg Kurstin

"Easy On Me" was released on October 15, 2021, as the lead single from Adele's fourth studio album 30 (2021). It's a minimally produced pop ballad set to a prominent, sombre piano and propelled by sparse bass beats. Expressing themes of nostalgia, regret, and forgiveness, the lyrics represent Adele's plea to her son, in which she details her struggles with her dissolved marriage and requests him to be kind to her. "Easy On Me" went to the top position in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

2022

ABCDEFU - Gayle  8 weeks No.1  between week 5, 2022 and week 12, 2022
Label: Atlantic - Writers: Taylor Rutherfurd, Sara Davis, David Pittenger - Producer: Pete Nappi

"ABCDEFU" is the lead single from Gayle's debut extended play 'A Study Of The Human Experience Volume 1 and was released on August 13, 2021. The song's title and lyrical content are a play on words incorporating the first six letters of the alphabet with the addition of the twenty-first to form an initialism for the profane phrase 'Fuck yoU'. Sonically the song is characterized by minimalistic sonics and jagged guitar work, while it reaches its climax with a massive sing-a-long chorus. "ABCDEFU" scored the charts in United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and Malaysia.
Heat Waves - Glass Animals  2 weeks No.1  between week 13, 2022 and week 14, 2022
Labels: Polydor / Republic - Writer: Dave Bayley - Producer: Dave Bayley

"Heat Waves" was a typical sleeper hit; released on June 29, 2020 as a single from their third studio album Dreamland (2020), the song needs 10 months to reach the Global 40 and nearly another year to climb at no.1. Songwriter, producer, and lead singer Dave Bayley stated that "Heat Waves is about loss and longing, and ultimately realising you are unable to save something" and "also, this song is about memories and it's very nostalgic, and sometimes people feel more of that in the winter. Maybe that's part of the reason this song's hung around for so bloody long - everyone's locked inside and trapped in their own thoughts." The song reached the no.1 position in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland... and it ranked at no.2 on the Global Year-End Chart 2022 with 7,836,000 points.
As It Was - Harry Styles  22 weeks No.1  between week 15, 2022 and week 38, 2022
Labels: Erskine / Columbia - Writers: Harry Styles, Thomas Hull, Tyler Johnson - Producers: Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson

"As It Was" was released on April 1, 2022 as the lead single from his third solo studio album, Harry's House (2022). The synth-pop track adopted a similar style to The Weeknd's 2019 smash "Blinding Lights". Lyrically, the song rooted personal transitions and depicts a feeling of loss and loneliness. In the music video Styles joins dancer Mathilde Lin on a turning platform and performs choreography in the Barbican Estate in central London to release negative emotions. With 22 weeks at number one, "As It Was" set a new all-time record on the Global Track Chart up to that date. The song was of course the biggest hit of the year with 12,024,000 points on the Countdown Chart 2022 and it topped the hitlists in almost all countries around the world.
Pink Venom - Blackpink  2 weeks No.1  between week 35, 2022 and week 36, 2022
Labels: YG Entertainment / Interscope - Writers: Teddy, 24, R.Tee, Ido - Producers: Teddy, Danny Chung

"Pink Venom" was released on August 19, 2022 as the first single for the band's second studio album Born Pink (2022). It was described as a dance and EDM, hip-hop and pop rap song that incorporates traditional Korean instruments such as the geomungo. Lyrically, it expresses Blackpink's confidence and dual identity as both sweet and deadly. "Pink Venom" went to no.1 in Australia and Singapore, furthermore no.2 in South Korea and the Netherlands.