The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1970

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2020
> Most popular song: The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
> Hot 100 debut: Dec. 14, 2019
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 85
> Runner-up song: Post Malone – Circles

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2021
> Most popular song (to Aug. 31): Dua Lipa Featuring DaBaby – Levitating
> Hot 100 debut: Oct. 17, 2020
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 2
> Weeks on Hot 100: 42
> Runner-up song (to Aug. 31): The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – Save Your Tears