Kiwis listened to over 63 million songs in 2020


In a very hectic year, AMS Nightlife customers still managed to keep the tunes loud. The numbers are in! Let’s break down the statistics for 2020 and see which artists helped us make it through the year.

We are releasing statistics daily about what music our customers have played in 2020. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to know right up until Christmas Eve

You played music for how long?

Our customers played a whopping total of 63,297,859 songs in 2020. That’s almost the same number of songs as the amount of people living in France [1]! With over 63 million songs played this year, we can pull some pretty impressive figures about which music was more popular in different type of venues.


Top Songs Overall in 2020

Strangely, none of the music released in 2020 was in our overall Top 10. However, it’s filled with plenty of tunes that you know and love. Here’s your Top 10 for this year.

1PromisesCalvin Harris & Sam Smith
2Green LightLorde
3ShotgunGeorge Ezra
4Castle On The HillEd Sheeran
5Slice Of HeavenDave Dobbyn & Herbs
6ValerieMark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
7RiptideVance Joy
8Youngblood5 Seconds Of Summer
9Raspberry BeretPrince
10Feel It StillPortugal The Man


Promises, performed by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith was released late 2018 and has become very popular through its upbeat sound and artist selection. It reached number 7 on the NZ charts on release and stayed in the Top 40 for 23 weeks.

Green Light by our very own Kiwi artist, Lorde, came in second. The song has been around since early 2017 and was the first single off her record-breaking album Melodrama. The album and Green Light hit #1 in New Zealand as well as coming in at 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Top Playlists Overall in 2020

We update our playlists all the time, adding new tracks as well as mixing in older ones to give the perfect mix of great sounding music for your venues. Inside of or AMS Player, you can select from our wide range of playlists.

1Hits Now
2NZ Top 50 [Explicit]
3Throwback RnB
42010s Best
5Old School Vinyl
6Beer Drinking Songs
7Feel Good Music
8NZ Summer 2020 [Rated]
9Party Bangers
10Rock 2000 [Explicit]


Look out for our themed playlists that come on during special occasions such as Halloween and Christmas to make your events even more special. Make sure you’re following our social media as well so that you’re always in the loop about the new playlists we’re releasing.

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