One down, eleven to go! It’s a wrap on Jamuary, and before we dive into the shortest month of the year, we want to take a look at the songs that kept people jamming during 2021’s first chapter.

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Olivia Rodrigo

The artist that without any doubt dominated January was Olivia Rodrigo with her break-up anthem “Drivers License”. The power ballad broke numerous records upon its release, and has already been dubbed The Big Pop Moment of 2021. It comes as no surprise then that she sang her way into almost every single Top 5 this month. January seems to be her month, since she was also very present in the Top 5 exactly a year ago with her hit “All I Want”. 

There are quite a few fresh entries this month, such as Finn Askew’s “Roses” or Kiwi band Six60 with their single “Sundown”. Guitar aficionados will be excited about a surprise appearance by the Dire Straits with “Sultans of Swing”. The guitar solo has often been hailed as one of the greatest of all time! 

Just let her gooooo

Other than that, it looks like there is no getting rid of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper or Passenger. After all, would it really be a Top 5 without “Shallow” or “Let Her Go”? 

So, whether you stick with familiar tunes or dig your teeth into one of the new entries, we hope it keeps you playing into the new month! Happy Jamming!

Top 5 Europe

Olivia Rodrigo
  1. Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
  2. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
  3. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
  4. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
  5. BLANCO – Notti in Bianco

Top 5 North America

  1. Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
  2. Daniel Caesar – Best Part (ft. H.E.R.)
  3. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
  4. Passenger – Let Her Go
  5. Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir & Ed Trickett – Soon May The Wellerman Come

Top 5 South America

Myke Towers
  1. Myke Towers – Bandido
  2. Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
  3. Lenier – Como Te Pago
  4. Darho – Como Te Veo
  5. TIAGO – Sola

Top 5 Asia

Justin Bieber
  1. Finn Askew – Roses
  2. Issam Alnajjar – Hadal Ahbek
  3. NCT U – My Everything
  4. Justin Bieber – Holy (ft. Chance the Rapper)
  5. Passenger – Let Her Go

Top 5 Oceania

  1. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  2. Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
  3. Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing
  4. Six60 – Sundown
  5. L.A.B. – Yes I Do

Top 5 Africa

Maverick City Music
  1. Badi Star – Nampenda Kwa Ishara
  2. Sky To Be – Billet 2000
  3. Riaan Benade – Spontaan
  4. Ojos de Brujo – Corre Lola Corre
  5. Maverick City – You Hold It All Together


Top 5 Jamuary 2020

Top 5 Jamuary 2019

Top 5 Jamuary 2018

Top 5 Jamuary 2017

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