The latest Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, dated Aug. 13, 2022, mark 100 weeks since the worldwide song lists launched in September 2020. This week, we’re running through the hits that topped, lingered on, and shaped the surveys throughout their first 100 weeks. Today, we conclude with a celebratory listening of 100 songs that have helped define the past 100 weeks of hit global music.
The playlist below spotlights the biggest and most interesting stories in global music over the past 100 weeks. Mixing No. 1s with long-lasting smashes … with international crossovers … with evergreen catalog tracks … with re-worked remixes and covers … with social media sensations … it’s a trip around the world and through time.
Back in September 2020, when the global charts launched, most of the world was unaware of Olivia Rodrigo, assumed Lil Nas X was a one-hit wonder, and was perhaps naïve to the reach of TikTok, internationally and across generations.
Since then, songs in English, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukranian, Yoruba and more have hit the top 40, while artists from more than 40 international territories have made their impact on the rankings.
Bizarrap and Quevedo rule over the current global charts for the third consecutive week with “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with top 10s filled out by Harry Styles, Kate Bush, Rosalia, Beyonce and, many times over, Bad Bunny. They are the fifth and sixth artists performing in Spanish to top the charts, following Maluma, Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez and Anitta and their duet ties “Dakiti” for the longest running No. 1 on the Global 200.