|27 August 2020 -- Top 10 Songs of the Week -- Chart 1061|
|2||Fire & Rain||James Taylor|
|3||Ride Captain Ride||Blues Image|
|4||Let It Rain||Eric Clapton|
|5||After Midnight||Eric Clapton|
|6||Question||The Moody Blues|
|7||We've Only Just Begun||Carpenters|
|8||(I Know) I'm Losing You||Rare Earth|
|10||I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home)||Grand Funk Railroad|
Top10songs ranks the top songs of the week, month, and year 50 years ago, beginning in 1969. A song may be great for any number of reasons; emotion, melody and longevity can all make a great song. A song may be popular at one time and not at another – likes and preferences in music change throughout the lifetime of songs, and throughout the lifetime of people. Popular songs are vast and diverse, and tastes are subjective. You know when you hear a song for the first time and the sights, sounds, and feelings of that moment stay with you? Songs included here may or may not have been popular hits – but all have elements that make them great songs. The chart entry date of a song is determined by its year of release.
From July 2004 to December 2013, the 10 most popular songs were ranked based on the top downloaded songs from online music retailers. As one of the first websites to chart paid digital downloads, Top10songs began including streaming to determine weekly, monthly and yearly chart rankings from January 2014 to August 2018. From September 2018 to February 2019, the top 10 songs were ranked based on the 10 most influential songs of the week. Charts have been compiled using global data since 2004.