YouTube Music is helping you keep up on the trends by turning all of their top charts into playlists so you can easily come and get on top of what’s popping.
Earlier this year YouTube built and launched a new platform to keep their expansive catalogue of music content in one place and improve revenues for artists. YouTube Music has been getting better all the time since it’s launch as Google make it a fully loaded streaming platform. Their latest move presents all of the hottest new music and the tracks doing the rounds right now in a playlist series.
YouTube Music’s new playlists include the top most played songs on YouTube this week, the most viewed music videos, and the hottest track on their What’s Trending section. The playlists can be easily found on the home page or using YouTube Music’s search to find them. Find the music that’s trending around the world and nearby in all of the 29 markets that YouTube Music has launched in so far.
Every country where YouTube Music is available will get 5 charts playlists which include two based on the music trending in their territory as well as two global lists. Each playlist can be added to your library so you can stay up-to-date with the trending charts as soon as you open up your streaming service.
Top 100 Songs: The most played songs on YouTube (global and local charts available)
The Top Songs chart combines the number of views of a song on YouTube (including the official music video, official song used in user-generated content and lyric videos). The Top Songs chart is updated weekly on Sunday at 12 p.m. PST. Each country will get both a global and country-specific version of this chart. This week, the U.S. list is topped by “thank u, next,” followed by Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE (feat Drake)” and Halsey’s “Without Me.”
Top 100 Music Videos: The most viewed music videos (global and local charts available)
The Top Music Videos chart goes beyond the song and gives fans the chance to dive into the most viewed official music videos on the platform. Top Videos is updated weekly on Sunday at 12 p.m. PST. Each country will get both a global and country-specific version of this chart. This week, the U.S. list is topped by the same two tracks as the songs list, with Nicki Minaj at #3 with “Good Form ft. Lil Wayne.”
Top 20 Trending (local chart)
The new Trending chart is updated multiple times a day to provide a unique, real-time view of the hottest new music fans are enjoying in a specific country. The Trending chart is YouTube’s first dedicated external signal of the most-viewed new music on the platform, providing an instant snapshot of what is driving music culture. Ariana Grande completes her clean sweep in the U.S. this week, with XXXTENTACION’s “Guardian angel” and Kodak Black’s “Calling My Spirit” rounding out the top 3.
The charts, currently topped globally by Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” are the most accurate reflection of what’s happening in music culture and based purely on the number of views from more than 1 billion global music fans on YouTube each month. Full details about how YouTube charts are calculated can be found here.