Céline Dion and Madonna reign the Billboard readers song of the year poll
When the Billboard staff compiled their list of the 50 best albums of the year, Madame X made it at No. 46. But when they asked the fans, the latest Madonna album was the top fan favourite with 47% of the votes, followed by Celine Dion’s Courage (25%) and Ariana Grande’s thank u, next (7%).
Billboard made a similar request after their staff picked up the 100 best songs of 2019, and asked the readers to vote their own song of the year. Once again, the votes overwhelmingly went to two pop divas.
It’s worth noticing how Billboard highlights how the songs they picked up did when it was the time to give their readers the mic – listing in a somehow bizarre way which were the top three fan favorites among their own poll picks.
As for the write-in picks, the list of the top 10 most popular songs below looks rather different and brings you back to the times when fandom had a stronger impact on music editors and awards shows.
The 2019 chart is topped by Imperfections by Céline Dion, who also has three more songs from her latest album in the list. Following at No. 2 is Madame X herself with Medellín feat. Maluma.
Madonna and Céline alone make the most of the list as the Queen of Pop has two more tracks in: Crave feat. Swae Lee at No. 5, and God Control at No. 7.
The 10 most popular songs fans selected for 2019 are:
- Céline Dion, Imperfections
- Madonna, Medellín feat. Maluma
- Big Wreck, Too Far Gone
- Céline Dion, Courage
- Madonna, Crave feat. Swae Lee
- Céline Dion, Flying On My Own
- Madonna, God Control
- Tones and I, Dance Monkey
- Céline Dion, Lying Down
- Taylor Swift, You Need to Calm Down