It’s only been two months since this year started but there is already a lot of songs and music released. New albums, songs, music videos, and even new edition of old songs, all of these have topped the charts and have had hundreds of millions of listeners worldwide.
Since it is only the second month of the year, most of the songs on the top charts are still from last year. Artists like The Weeknd, BTS, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and more are still circling the charts. Songs also go up the chart if there is a new music video released.
And one of the most influential roles for songs trending has been TikTok. Songs have climbed up the charts just on the base getting featured in TikToks and then reaching a whole new audience. Here is the list of the most famous songs of the year yet:
#1 Drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo
This has been the most popular song of the year. It was released on January 8 and quickly became a hit. It is an indie-pop genre. It debuted at the top of Billboard Top 100. It secured the spot for her as being the youngest artist to have a number-one single on the chart.
She became the first artist of the 21st century to have the top spot. It also broke multiple Spotify records. One of the records includes most single-day streams for a non-holiday song. It also got the biggest first week on Spotify and Amazon Music. It tops the charts in countries like New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Malaysia, etc.
#2 Anyone – Justin Bieber
This song gained a lot of traction on YouTube. It was released on January 1. It already has over 50 million views on YouTube and a lot more streams on other platforms like Spotify. The genre of this song is pop. The video gained a lot of views because of the story of the video.
It’s about a boxer who, for his love, trains hard and then wins the match ending it with a KO. This song debuted at number 6 on Billboard charts.
#3 Vibez – Zayn Malik
This song was released on January 8. It is the second song from Zayn’s third solo studio album ‘Nobody is listening.’ The music video of this song was released shortly after the audio, a difference of only 12 hours. It has over 22 million views on YouTube and it was at 91 on Billboard charts
#4 Love Story (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift
The original Love Story came out over a decade ago; this re-recorded version was released on February 12. It got 12 million views on YouTube in just 4 days. After the whole Scooter Braun controversy, Taylor is trying to reclaim her music. And the reception has been more than favorable.
Fans have loved this version of the song. Even the critics have shown their appreciation and support for Taylor Swift. Taylor is also planning on re-releasing her second studio album Reckless later this year on April 9.
#5 Floating Through Space – Sia & David Guetta
Sia and David Guetta have previously done multiple collaborations together. And every time they come together they make great music and this time it was no exception. Floating Through Space was released on February 4. It is a Dance-Pop song. This song is from her 9th Studio Album ‘Music – Songs from and inspired by Motion Picture.”
#6 Talk About Love – Zara Larsson
This song was released as a single from the 3rd studio album ‘Poster Girl.’ It was released on January 8. This song was co-written by Zara Larsson and Young Thug.
#7 Flames – MOD SUN ft. Avril Lavigne
This song was released on January 8. Avril Lavigne made a return to be a feature on this song and that’s one of the reasons for the popularity of this song. The song is from MOD SUN’s 4th album ‘Internet Killed the Rockstar.’ The genre of this is Punk Rock.
Avril Lavigne was previously popular in this genre so her return, even if it was for a feature. This tracked a lot of attention to the song. Many fans rejoiced over the release of this song.