Farewell, long days and warm temperatures. So long, BBQs and endless sunshine. Fall has well and truly arrived, and we want to take a look back at the songs that kept people jamming as they bid adieu to this extraordinary summer. 

Over in North America, the talk of the town was the new Netflix hit show “Julie and the Phantoms.” No less than three songs of the musical dramedy have made it into the Top 5, wedged in between two staple songs: “Let Her Go” by Passenger and “Best Part” by H.E.R. 

Meanwhile, Europe’s Top 5 sees the return of “Shallow” by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to the top spot, with a surprise appearance by John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” At the same time, the inclusion of the quintessential heavy-metal ballad, Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” might be signaling that we are in fact wandering into more gloomy territory as temperatures are dropping.  

Less surprising is the composition of Africa’s Top 5: featuring, as always, Daddy Lumba and some beautiful gospel music, the mix seems altogether very familiar.  

In Oceania, H.E.R.’s “Best Part” still dominates the list, but what really caught our attention is the inclusion of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” With how well-loved and popular this song is, it’s a surprise that it has taken until now for it to be featured in a Top 5. Welcome to the show, Tracy! 

For the full list of September’s top tracks, take a look below. Stay warm, stay safe and stay jamming!

Top 5 Europe

  1. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
  2. Passenger – Let Her go
  3. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
  4. Eagles – Hotel California
  5. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads



Top 5 North America

  1. Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – Best Part
  2. Julie & The Phantoms Cast – Wake Up
  3. Julie & The Phantoms Cast – Unsaid Emily
  4. Julie & The Phantoms Cast – Edge Of Great
  5. Passenger – Let Her Go

Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.

Top 5 Asia

  1. Haziq – Crush
  2. Cinta Malayang – Isty Julistry
  3. Swara Oza – Teacher’s Day Song
  4. Justin Vasquez – The One That Got Away
  5. Angelo Javier – Pure Imagination

Swara Oza

Top 5 Oceania

  1. Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – Best Part
  2. Julie & The Phantoms Cast – Unsaid Emily
  3. The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
  4. Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
  5. Lennon & Maisy – A Life That’s Good

Rolling Stones

Top 5 Africa

  1. GUC – All That Matters
  2. Daddy Lumba – Se Ewiase nyinaa beyi wamaa
  3. Maverick City Music ft. Dante Bowe – Take Me Back
  4. Bernice West – Sonop Blom
  5. Daddy Lumba – Enshie Wo


Top 5 South America

  1. TIMØ – Me Gustas
  2. Tiago – Sola
  3. Funky – Contigo
  4. Camilo – Vida de Rico
  5. Superiority – Lean



Interested in play along trends? Have a look at our September Top 5 archive to see last year’s hit songs:

Top 5 September 2019

Top 5 September 2018

Top 5 September 2017

Top 5 September 2016

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