We present to you a ranking of the greatest UK No 1 singles since the charts began in The only rule was that an artist could only feature once. As such, it is very much open to discussion, which we heartily encourage in the comments section. Also, note that dates listed are the dates the songs reached No 1.
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The single hit Now at well over million views Dynamite is top of the trending videos. The music video for their single How You Like That had The video for Dynamite is full of pastel colours and we don't just mean RM's blue hair! The song itself is disco-inspired and features the catchy lyric 'I'mma light it up like dynamite'. Coronavirus has meant that plans for a BTS world tour had to be put on hold and RM said the pandemic had left the band feeling "powerless" and "frustrated". Everyone in the world is going through tough times right now, nobody expected this, and we ourselves couldn't do a lot of the things we had planned. We really wanted to be on stage, we wanted to meet our fans.
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This year has been incredibly challenging for the music world. As the Covid pandemic took hold, artists found themselves unable to tour and — in some cases — unsure whether to release albums that were completed and ready to drop. Then over the summer, the Black Lives Matter movement prompted long-overdue conversations about systemic racial oppression that the music industry had to confront head-on. Some seem to reflect or comment on these turbulent times; others serve as a very welcome distraction. Credit: Getty Images. Her beguiling songwriting explores thorny issues such as depression, sexual violence and bullying, but Apple never loses her humour. He makes no attempt to disguise the weariness in his year-old voice, which only heightens the power of his beautifully wrought laments: these songs are sometimes folky, sometimes bluesy, and often downright transcendent. Released in March as pandemic panic tightened its grip, this stellar pop album helped fans to party the pain away — within the socially distanced safety of their own homes, of course. Where Lipa's debut was a creditable attempt to cover all the bases, this follow-up benefited from a strong overarching concept and sharp execution. Credit: Good Machine PR.
But sometimes, all you need is the right song to give you the push you need to keep at it — whether running, biking or weight lifting. TIME is here to help with an essential workout playlist: a mix of songs that are tried-and-tested crowd favorites and some deeper cuts worth your attention from recent years and beyond. We sorted through hundreds of tunes to select the critical picks that help us get our hearts pumping at fitness classes or while working out solo. The end result: a list of 50 of the songs that are best used for motivating you while working out — whatever the activity, from running to weight-lifting to getting in your crunches. Others — a Ricky Martin deep cut, some Brazilian baile funk and even a K-pop track — might be new surprises for the casual listener. Turn on the music and turn up your heart rate. What Cyrus brings to everything is her signature personality and bold vocals. Her tendency to love a chanted chorus makes it easy to sing along to as well, which might help when you need that extra workout boost. It feels like the soundtrack of the best scene in an action movie; it should certainly do the trick at a workout.