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Apple Music’s End Of Year Rankings Have Landed, And They’re A Little Surprising

Wait, is that 'Shallow'?

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Yesterday, Spotify dropped a bucketload of stats in their Wrapped rankings — covering not just 2019, but the whole of the decade.

Now, it’s Apple Music’s turn. This morning, the streaming giant released their global rankings for 2019, and once again it’s a big victory lap for Tones and I. The Byron Bay busker is the highest ranked Australian artist globally on the service, with her track ‘Dance Monkey’ the #5 most streamed song locally.

She also takes the crown for the most Shazamed songs in the country, ahead of Lewis Capaldi with ‘Someone You Loved’ — and she comes in third for Shazam in the global ranking. Better yet, she gets the gong for being the most Shazamed artist in a single day ever, both in Australia and around the world.

Post Malone is at #1 for the most streamed songs in Australia, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ coming in #2, despite being released in September last year — it was also completely absent from any of the Spotify rankings, which makes it somewhat of an anomaly here. It’s also surprising to note that ‘Señorita’ — the most streamed song globally according to Spotify — doesn’t even make the top 10..

The most streamed album globally in 2019 was Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, she also comes in fifth for most streamed songs with ‘bad guy’ worldwide, and seventh in Australia.

Find the full rankings below.


APPLE MUSIC AUSTRALIAN CHARTS

Most streamed songs in Australia on Apple Music in 2019

1. Post Malone & Swae Lee – ‘Sunflower’
2. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – ‘Shallow’
3. Halsey – ‘Without Me’
4. benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid – ‘Eastside’
5. Tones and I – ‘Dance Monkey’
6. Ava Max – ‘Sweet but Psycho’
7. Billie Eilish – ‘bad guy’
8. Loud Luxury – ‘Body’ (feat. Brando)
9. Marshmello & Bastille – ‘Happier’
10. Ariana Grande – ‘thank u, next’
11. Lil Nas X – ‘Old Town Road’ (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
12. George Ezra – ‘Shotgun’
13. Dominic Fike – ‘3 Nights’
14. Ariana Grande – ‘7 rings’
15. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – ‘I Don’t Care’
16. Post Malone – ‘Wow.’
17. Dean Lewis – ‘Be Alright’
18. Khalid – ‘Better’
19. Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
20. Sam Smith & Normani – ‘Dancing with a Stranger’
21. 5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Youngblood’
22. Travis Scott – ‘SICKO MODE’
23. Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes – Señorita24. Jonas Brothers – ‘Sucker’
24. Jonas Brothers – ‘Sucker’
25. Drax Project – ‘Woke Up Late ‘(feat. Hailee Steinfeld)

Top 10 Most Shazamed Songs in Australia

1. Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’
2. Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
3. Meduza Feat. Goodboys – ‘Piece Of Your Heart’
4. Dominic Fike – ‘3 Nights’
5. Billie Eilish – ‘bad guy’
6. Marshmello & Kane Brown – ‘One Thing Right’
7. Blanco Brown – ‘The Git Up’
8. Ed Sheeran Feat. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock – ‘Cross Me’
9. Drax Project Feat. Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Woke Up Late’
10. Lauren Daigle – ‘You Say’

Top Shazamed Songs by Genre in Australia

Pop: Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’
Alt/Rock: Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
Dance: Meduza Feat. Goodboys – P’iece Of Your Heart’
Country: Blanco Brown – ‘The Git Up’
R&B/Soul: Ali Gatie – ‘It’s You’
Hip-Hop/Rap: Hilltop Hoods Feat. Illy & Ecca Vandal – ‘Exit Sign’
K-Pop: BTS Feat. Halsey – ‘Boy With Luv’
Latin: Daddy Yankee Feat. Snow – ‘Con Calma’

APPLE MUSIC GLOBAL CHARTS

APPLE MUSIC GLOBAL TOP STREAMED ALBUM OF 2019

Billie Eilish – WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

APPLE MUSIC GLOBAL TOP 10 STREAMED SONGS OF 2019

1. Lil Nas X – ‘Old Town Road’ (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
2. Post Malone & Swae Lee – ‘Sunflower’
3. Ariana Grande – ‘thank u, next’
4. Ariana Grande – ‘7 rings’
5. Billie Eilish – ‘bad guy’
6. Post Malone – ‘Wow.’
7. Meek Mill – ‘Going Bad’ (featuring Drake)
8. Halsey – ‘Without Me’
9. Gunna & Lil Baby – ‘Drip Too Hard’
10. Travis Scott – ‘SICKO MODE’

APPLE MUSIC’S 2019 TOP STREAMED ARTIST BY GENRE

Alternative – Billie Eilish
Classical – Ludovico Einaudi
Country – Luke Combs
Hip-Hop – Drake
J-Pop Artists – aimyon
K-Pop Artists – BTS
Latin – Bad Bunny
Pop – Ariana Grande
R&B – Khalid
Rock – Queen

SHAZAM GLOBAL YEAR-END INSIGHTS

Top 10 Most-Shazamed Songs:

‘bad guy’ – Billie Eilish
‘Someone You Love’ – Lewis Capaldi
‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones And I
‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó & Farruko
‘Piece Of Your Heart’ – Meduza Feat. Goodboys
‘Con Calma’ – Daddy Yankee Feat. Snow
‘Señorita’ – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X
‘Sweet But Psycho’ – Ava Max
‘Giant’ – Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man

Most-Shazamed Artist: J Balvin

J Balvin’s Top 5 songs on Shazam are:

‘Say My Name’ – David Guetta & Bebe Rexha & J Balvin
‘China’ – Anuel AA & Daddy Yankee & Karol G Feat. Ozuna & J Balvin
‘I Like It’ – Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin
‘Con Altura’ – ROSALÍA & J BalvinFeat. El Guincho
‘Contra La Pared’ – Sean Paul & J Balvin

Most-Shazamed Song in a Day (2019 and all-time):

‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones And I

Most-Shazamed Songs by Genre:

Pop: ‘bad guy’ – Billie Eilish
Alternative/Rock: ‘Someone You Loved’ – Lewis Capaldi
Latin: ‘Calma (Remix)’ – Pedro Capó & Farruko
Dance: ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ – Meduza Feat. Goodboys
Country: ‘Old Town Road’ – Lil Nas X
Hip-Hop: ‘Wow.’ – Post Malone
R&B/Soul: ‘Talk’ – Khalid & Disclosure
K-Pop: ‘Boy With Luv’ – BTS Feat. Halsey