Something to smile about: Google’s Top Hummed Songs of 2020

You’ve been humming along to it all year but you’re not quite sure what the song is.

Rapper Lil Nas X saw his ‘Old Town Road’ top Google’s first-ever edition of its most hummed songs.

However, Google’s new Hum to Search feature has allowed users to identify those pesky tunes just by humming, whistling or singing it for 10 to 15 seconds.

Of course, such a feature means only one thing at the end of another year; what songs were the most hummed in 2020?

The children’s favourite ‘Baby Shark’ also made the cut on the list.

Google teamed up with Billboard to debut its Most Hummed Songs chart, which saw Lil Nax X’s Old Town Road top the list after being the biggest song on the singles chart last year.

It wasn’t just contemporary music that was searched, as second place went to Rick Astley’s 1987 track Never Gonna Give You Up.

Of course, the earworm that was Baby Shark, now the most viewed music video on YouTube, would also have made the cut, coming in at No. 25.

See the top 10 list below:

  1. Old Town Road by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  2. Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
  3. Dance Monkey by Tones And I
  4. I Hope by Gabby Barrett
  5. Believer by Imagine Dragons
  6. Swing Life Away by Machine Gun Kelly
  7. Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi
  8. Capitalize Off Pain by Big $tunt
  9. Bang! by AJR
  10. Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst by Kendrick Lamar

You can view the entire list here