“Blinding Lights” leads the 2020 Hot 100 Songs recap after it spent four weeks at No. 1, becoming The Weeknd’s fifth and most recent leader, on the weekly Hot 100 in April and May. The song has since broken records for the most weeks spent in the top five and the top 10 among all titles in the chart’s 62-year history.
The song’s ’80s vibe is a favorite of The Weeknd’s, as he told Billboard in April, “I’ve always had an admiration for the era before I was born. You can hear as far back as my first mixtape [2011’s House of Balloons] that the ’80s — Siouxsie & the Banshees, Cocteau Twins — play such a huge role in my sound. Sometimes it helps me create a new sound and sometimes it’s just obvious. I’m just glad the world’s into it now.”
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