Though the brunt of the accolades for Taylor Swift‘s lead Reputation single “Look What You Made Me Do” occurred in 2017, the song has one more trick up its sleeve: it’s the No. 1 song on LyricFind’s year-end top 20 list of the most-viewed lyrics of 2018.
The song tops the licensed lyrics provider’s top 20 list, revealed today (Dec. 6) via Billboard. Weekly, Billboard.com hosts the LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts, which rank the fastest momentum-gaining tracks in lyric-search queries globally and in the U.S., respectively, provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries except the U.S. The company is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics, with data provided by more than 4,000 publishers and utilized by more than 100 services, including Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, Yahoo, SoundHound and iHeartRadio.
By attaining the No. 1 spot, LyricFind is saying that the lyrics of “Look What You Made Me Do” appeared the most globally across the Internet in 2018, whether that’s by searches on licensed websites, via articles that showcase the lyrics or other licensed usages. The 2018 data set occurred during the period of Jan. 1-Dec. 3, 2018.
And it’s not too shocking that “Look” would lead the list. Though the song originally peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 in September 2017, it remained somewhat of a substantial part of culture, particularly on the Internet, well into 2018, thanks to lyrics that marked Swift supposedly shedding her good girl image, particularly the oft-quoted line, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.”
Songs by women make up LyricFind’s year-end top three, with Camila Cabello‘s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, and Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” coming in at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. “Havana” joined “Look” as a No. 1 on the Hot 100 in January, while “Rules” bowed at No. 6 in February but was a more massive hit overseas — and, after all, this is global data we’re talking.
Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, and Post Malone‘s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, round out the top five, while Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It,” which ranks at No. 9, is the first of two songs on the list, joining Maluma‘s “Felices los 4” (No. 12), that feature prominent non-English lyrics.
Cardi also has the most songs on the ranking, at three, with the aforementioned “Girls” and “Like” joined by “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” at No. 8.
Check out the full top 20, via LyricFind, below.