2020 has been nothing less than a bizarre roller coaster ride giving all of us an existential crisis and a much-needed reality check. Amidst the ongoing unprecedented situation, music presented itself as the saving grace helping us sail through these tough times with phenomenal hit singles and remixes by renowned artists across multiple genres. Musicians stepped up a notch and got closer to their fans by going LIVE across Instagram handles performing new tunes and answering their questions. Celebrating the spirit and undying love for music is Vh1 as they present the most awaited countdown of the year, Vh1 Top 50 Videos of 2020 airing on 19th July at 12pm & 8pm.
Cementing a place amongst the top 50 videos is no easy feat as the tracks on this chart had to meet lofty standards and criteria to be considered as the best of the year so far. Curated on the basis of audience response to the video, overall global performance and trends both international & domestic, the videos are handpicked by an expert team of music aficionados behind the most popular & appreciated playlists and music programming on television in the country. The Vh1 Top 50 charts do not only feature global chartbusters, but also carry the best Indian videos of the year and a few editor’s choice tracks as well.
Key insights of Vh1 Top 50 Videos of 2020 (So Far)
Dominance of viral hits: Trending tracks led the first half of 2020 with songs such as “Dance Monkey” by Tones & I went on to break records across multiple charts. Imnanbek’s revamping of the 2016 release “Roses” by Saint JHN led to the track becoming a global Tiktok sensation. 11 Viral hits have made it to the cut this year.
Breakthrough Artists: The first half of 2020 also saw a lot of up and coming artists who topped several charts. Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat, Arizona Zervas, Jack Harlow are some of the new artists who made the cut on our list.
Top Artists: Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Harry Styles and Lady Gaga led the first of 2020 by shattering records across global charts with their hit singles. Canadian rapper Drake’s collaborative hit “Life is Good” became the most streamed song of 2020.
Editor’s Pick: Editor’s pick for the mid-year top 50 video chart includes the underrated but significant “Lost in Yesterday” by Tame Impala, “Underdog” by Alicia Keys and “Champions Of The World” by Coldplay.
The Indian Touch: Tracks by 8 domestic artists made it to the top 50 video list! While Armaan Maik’s pop single “Control” created a worldwide stir and became one of the biggest hits ever by an Indian artist. Ritviz, SickFlip, and Indian Rapper Duo Seedhe Maut collaborated for massive hit single “Roshni” that was streamed multiple times by fans.
Rise of the Hallyu Wave: The trend of K-pop continued to take over the world as BTS’s new album ‘Map Of The Soul’ claimed top spots on multiple charts worldwide. Supporting the Hallyu wave, K-Pop girl band Blackpink’s release “How You Like That” emerged to be the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours.
~Let music speak your vibe this Sunday as Vh1 India takes you through the year’s top 50 music videos at 12pm & 8pm~