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Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Lady Gaga, and The Jonas Brothers! These are just a few of the names of who has made the most popular songs this year. Even Billy Ray Cyrus is still around... That's Weird, right? Want to know the songs that are hot this year? Just scroll down!
1. James Arthur - "Say You Won't Let Go"
962M Views & 4.4 Million Likes (and counting)
Is it just me, or is his face kind of scary?
2. Ariana Grande - "7 Rings"
475M Views & 7.9M Likes (and counting)
I Google Ariana Grande and it turns out that she is 26... but she looks like she is 16... right?
3. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - "Shallow" ('A Star Is Born')
608M Views & 4.2M Likes (and counting)
I love that Lady Gaga is still making content!
4. Ariana Grande - "Thank U, Next"
392M Views & 9.4M Likes (and counting)
There are at least 4 different movie references that directly relates to my age group.
5. Sam Smith, Normani - "Dancing With A Stranger"
355M Views & 1.7M Likes (and counting)
I love the intro to this music video.
6. Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy"
330M Views & 7.1M Likes (and counting)
Something about this music video is just so... entrancing! I love her blue hair! I wonder if I would look good with blue hair...
7. Halsey - "Without Me"
234M Views & 3.4M Likes (and counting)
8. Jonas Brothers - "Sucker"
168M Views & 4.8M (and counting)
Sophie Turner (now Sophie Jonas) is in this music video. I honestly didn't even recognize her the first time I watched this.
9. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - "I Don't Care"
158M Views & 3.5M (and counting)
10. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - "Señorita"
132M Views & 6.5M Views (and counting)
This video is actually pretty creepy. He waits for her after her shift? Stalker much!
11. Khalid - "Talk"
125M Views & 1.2M Likes (and counting)
It looks like Khalid just made a big jump in his career. Go, Khalid!
12. Shawn Mendes - "If I Can't Have You"
109M Views & 1.2M Likes (and counting)
Would you believe me if I told you that I went to high school with Shawn Mendes? I mean, I never met him... or knew he existed until he got famous. However, I probably passed him in the hall without realizing it.
13. Post Malone - "Wow."
101M Views & 1.3M Likes (and counting)
Is it just me, or does Post Malone have trouble making music videos?
14. Dababy - "Suge (Yea Yea)"
97M Views & 907K Likes (and counting)
This song is stuck in my head now. :p
15. Polo G Feat. Lil Tjay - "Pop Out"
94M Views & 799K Likes (and counting)
What's with all the 'at home' party music videos? Post Malone does a lot of stuff like this too.
16. Post Malone & Swae Lee - "Sunflower"
44M Views & 587K Likes (and counting)
See, Post Malone does these budget party videos a lot!
17. Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road"
44M Views & 775K (and counting)
I'm upset that Billy Ray Cyrus is still around... but I do like this song.
18. Chris Brown - "No Guidance"
37M Views & 643K Likes (and counting)
I really like the cover art!
19. OneRepublic - "Rescue Me"
21M Views & 606K Likes (and counting)
This video had a surprisingly high amount of dislikes...
20. 5 Seconds of Summer - "Easier"
21M Views & 616K Likes (and counting)
21. Ashley O – "On a Roll"
20M Views & 439K Likes (and counting)
22. Marshmello - "Here With Me" Feat. CHVRCHES
13M Views & 343K Likes (and counting)
23. Andra & Descemer Bueno - "Camarero"
6M Views & 84K Likes (and counting)
24. X Ambassadors - "HEY CHILD"
2M Views & 63K Likes (and counting)
25. Daya - "Left Me Yet"
1M Views & 25K Likes (and counting)
26. ScHoolboy Q - "Dangerous"
1M Views & 92K Likes (and counting)
27. Drama Relax - "Sprung"
704K Views & 3.1K Likes (and counting)
28. blackbear - "SWEAR TO GOD / DEAD TO ME / HATE MY GUTS"
650K Views & 49K Likes (and counting)
29. DVTCH NORRIS - "Save Us" feat. Rori
220K Views & 5.5 K Likes (and counting)
30. Marc E. Bassy - "Save Me"
71K Views & 4.2K Likes (and counting)
This list has been made according to YouTube Views.
There are a lot of different ways to rate song popularity, and radio is the traditional way to do that. However, it's not the only way. Looking at YouTube views is a way to tell what fans are really choosing to listen to... again, and again and again. Does YouTube have a repeat button yet?
What makes popular music?
Is it because the singer was already famous to begin with? Is it because people genuinely like this song? How does a music video become what is #Trending? I'm actually asking... I have no idea, to be honest.
Hello. Nice to meet you! How are you? Hmm... this feels like a really one-sided conversation... why don't you follow me on social media so I can get to know you too!
Which song is your favourite from the list?
I really do want to know! Let me know on Twitter! Don't forget to add hashtags! #popular #popmusic
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