The music industry is constantly changing and one of the biggest changes has to do with the mainstream, default language. For decades, the English language dominated the American music industry.
If a singer wanted to make it in the music industry, they would have to start singing in English. Singers, such as Shakira, Rickie Martin, etc. did do that in the past and successfully made a name in the industry.
But K-pop and Reggaeton are changing what we consider to be popular. Last month, for example the no.1 album in the United States was by a Korean group BTS with almost all of their lyrics in Korean.
Over the last three years, we have seen more than 20 Spanish and Korean billboard hits.
In the last 16 years, only two non-English songs hit the billboards: 1996 when Macarena was released and in 2012 with the surprising (still surprised) success of Psy’s Gangnam Style.
Here are 15 of the top songs on Spotify and iTunes. You will surprised to see that they are quite different from each other.
Top 15 songs on Spotify
Check out the following top 10 songs on Spotify. Stay on your top with exciting new music that is hitting top charts this week.
Spotify brings you the best songs from the biggest stars and the most deserving new and independent artists from all over the world. From cheesy pop, indie, hip-hop to deep house and so much more, expect to hear the latest from Drake, Rihanna, Roman Flugel, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Jamie XX.
5 Seconds of summer – Youngblood
2.Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
Clean Bandit, Demi Lovato – Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
3.Back to you – From 13 Reasons Why – Season 2 Soundtrack
Selena Gomez – Back to you (From 13 Reasons Why – Season 2 Soundtrack)
4.Palyinwitme (feat. Kehlani)
KYLE, Kehalni – Light of Mine
5. I Like It
Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin – Invasion of Privacy
7.Lovely (with Khalid)
Billie Eilish, Khalid – Lovely (with Khalid)
Kayne West – ye
The Chainsmokers, Drew Love – Sick Love
Anne-Marie – 2002
12. Lucid Dreams
Juice WRLD – Goodbye & Good Riddance
13. Jackie Chan
Tiesto, Dzeko, Preme, Post Malone – Jackie Chan
15. Nice for what
Drake – Nice for What
Top 15 songs on iTunes
ITunes introduces dozens of new songs every Friday. Here is a look at the real-time top hits from this week. Apple updates daily their list of most played of downloaded songs on their platform.
Kayne West released his new album, with his hit song called Ye, which hasn’t hit the top ten list yet but many are positive it will. If you are a country fan then you need to download Luke Combs latest album and check out his hit song “Houston, we got a problem”.
Florida Georgia Line
3.Whatever it takes
4.Must’ve Never Met
5.In my blood
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
7.Meant to be
Bebe Rexha & Florida
8. Houston, we got a problem
9.Pretty White Lies
11.Back to You (13 Reasons Why – Soundtrack)
Selena Gomez (13 Reasons Why – Soundtrack)
12. No tears left to cry
Dan + Shay
15. Get Along