It’s that time of the year where platforms pump out their year-end lists to put 2020 in perspective. YouTube released their top 10 trending music videos as part of their year-end wrap-up and the list is heavily dominated by Hip Hop, with Drake and Future’s “Life Is Good” claiming the throne.
The 6 God and Hendrix came out of the gates hollering “Life Is Good” before the world changed as we knew it in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Director X-helmed clip boasts more than 1.3 billion views and includes cameos from 21 Savage and Lil Yachty. 6ix9ine’s boisterous return to music following his release from prison vaults him to No. 2 on the list. His comeback single “GOOBA” broke Eminem’s record for the most views in 24-hours on YouTube. Estimates say 6ix9ine notched 43 million views with “GOOBA” on the first day to overtake Eminem’s “Killshot” Machine Gun Kelly diss.
Following in the footsteps of Lil Baby and 42 Dugg’s “We Paid” alongside NLE Choppa’s Roddy Ricch-assisted “Walk Em Down” is another mammoth 2020 collab. While providing another assist for DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR” at No. 6, Roddy gets to bask in his own spotlight as well. “The Box” spent 11 weeks ruling the Billboard Hot 100 and felt inescapable all year. Roddy Ricch made the quantum leap to stardom behind his Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial smash hit. In addition to coming at No. 7 on YouTube’s trending music videos list, “The Box” was actually Spotify’s most-streamed song across the U.S. during 2020. Check out the full list below.
- “Life is Good (Official Music Video),” Future ft. Drake
- “Gooba (Official Music Video),” 6IX9INE
- “We Paid (Official Video),” Lil Baby X 42 Dugg
- “Walk Em Down feat. Roddy Ricch (Official Music Video),” NLE Choppa
- “WAP [Official Music Video],” Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
- “Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch [Audio],” DABABY
- “The Box [Official Music Video],” Roddy Ricch
- “Lil Top [Official Music Video],” Youngboy Never Broke Again
- “Laugh Now Cry Later (Official Music Video),” Drake feat. Lil Durk
- “The Bigger Picture (Official Music Video),” Lil Baby
Even with the pandemic hampering video shoots, artists still powered through to release an array of cinematic visuals throughout 2020.