The Most Streamed Songs of 2021


Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album rounds out 2021 as the most popular album of the year in the U.S., according to MRC Data. Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” was the most-streamed song and most-heard song on the radio.

View the complete U.S. 2021 MRC Data Year-End Report, and see the year’s top 10 albums chart, along with other year-end rankings, below.

Dangerous: The Double Album is Wallen’s second full-length studio album and was released on Jan. 8, 2021. It finishes the year with 3.226 million equivalent album units earned in the U.S. Most of that sum was driven by streaming activity of the set’s sprawling 30-song tracklist. Dangerous is the first country music release to be MRC Data’s year-end top album since 2009, when Taylor Swift’s Fearless was the champ.

TOP 10 MOST STREAMED SONGS OF 2021 IN U.S., ON-DEMAND (AUDIO & VIDEO COMBINED)

1. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (804.71 million)

2. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (761.58 million)

3. Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U” (709.79 million)

4. Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (684.90 million)

5. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay” (679.90 million)

6. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” (677.91 million)

7. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut in the Ocean” (609.90 million)

8. Doja Cat featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (599.06 million)

9. Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby” (597.80 million)

10. Polo G, “Rapstar” (572.96 million)

Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021. Includes UGC streams.

TOP 10 MOST STREAMED SONGS OF 2021 IN U.S., ON DEMAND AUDIO

1. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (626.56 million)

2. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (595.21 million)

3. Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U” (579.61 million)

4. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” (558.16 million)

5. Glass Animals, “Heat Waves” (517.98 million)

6. Doja Cat featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (500.07 million)

7. Polo G, “Rapstar” (487.46 million)

8. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay” (486.45 million)

9. Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (470.20 million)

10. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut in the Ocean” (452.21 million)

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2021 IN U.S., BY TOTAL EQUIVALENT ALBUM UNITS

1. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (3.226 million)

2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (2.856 million)

3. Drake, Certified Lover Boy (1.970 million)

4. Adele, 30 (1.936 million)

5. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (1.533 million)

6. Doja Cat, Planet Her (1.510 million)

7. The Kid LAROI, F*ck Love (1.505 million)

8. Justin Bieber, Justice (1.473 million)

9. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia (1.403 million)

10. The Weeknd, After Hours (1.342 million)


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