Canadian chart sensation The Weeknd came second with Blinding Lights, while Stormzy’s collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy, Own It, placed third, according to the technology giant.
SAINt JHN’s Roses was the fourth most streamed song in the UK this year, ahead of Dua Lipa in fifth with Don’t Start Now.
The track earned British star Lipa three Grammy nominations, including for song and record of the year.
Next on the list is Scotland’s very own Lewis Capaldi, who has Before You Go at six and Someone You Loved at seven.
At eight is DaBaby and Roddy Ricch with Rockstar, while the latter is ninth with The Box. Completing the top 10 most popular songs of the year is Regard with Ride It.
Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Lizzo all made the UK top 20.
Globally, The Box took top spot.
Blinding Lights was second, Apple said, though the song had the most unique listeners.
Dance Monkey was third, Rockstar fourth and Life Is Good, by Future and Drake, completed the global top five.
Apple also revealed the most streamed albums globally on its platform.
Roddy Ricch’s album Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial was number one, with Lil Baby taking second spot with My Turn.
Pop Smoke, who was shot and killed in Los Angeles in February, was third with his album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon.