Hip Hop and R&B dominated Billboard’s Songs of Summer chart in 2020. DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s “ROCKSTAR” collaboration led the way at No. 1 in a Top 10 featuring Megan Thee Stallion, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj and more.
According to Billboard, its annual Songs of the Summer chart calculates “the cumulative performance on the weekly streaming, airplay and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day to Labor Day.” For 2020, this time period lasted from May 25 to September 7. Billboard tracked 15 weeks starting from the chart dated June 6 to the chart dated September 12.
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DaBaby scored two entries in the Top 5, topping the chart with the aforementioned “ROCKSTAR” and landing at No. 3 with his guest appearance on Jack Harlow’s posse cut “WHAT’S POPPIN (Remix).” Megan also notched two spots in The Top 10 with her Beyoncé-assisted “Savage (Remix)” (No. 4) and her Cardi B collaboration “WAP” (No. 8). SAINt JHN’s “Roses” managed to reach No. 5 despite originally being released in 2016. Post Malone’s 2019 single “Circles” also carried over into summer 2020, settling in at No. 9.