Spotify is one of the leading music streaming platforms in the world; Here you can discover all kinds of music and even podcasts. Whether you’re on your way to work, at a party, or at a gym, you can set the mood, and take your music with you everywhere you go; with the help of digital music streaming services like Spotify. Spotify has made it possible to stream some of the world’s most beloved songs from a couple of top-notch artists including TheWeeknd, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Post Malone, and Ed Sheeran to name a few. Here Are Spotify’s Top 5 Most Streamed Songs:
1. Blinding Lights – TheWeeknd
This is an 80’s inspired track by Canadian, mega-star, singer TheWeeknd; from his “After Hours” album, and it was released on November 29. 2020. It has garnered 3.335 billion streams and has been crowned “most streamed song in Spotify history” by and according to Forbes. On YouTube, it has 690 million views.
2. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
This catchy and racy song by English, pop sensation, Ed Sheeran is a true chart-topper. “Shape of You” is from Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” album, and it was released on January 6. 2017; it has garnered over 3 billion streams on Spotify, according to Forbes, and 5.9 billion views on its YouTube music video.
3. Rockstar – Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
This chart-topping, trap song was released by American trap sensation Post Malone and English-born American trap sensation 21 Savage; on September 15. 2017 as part of Post Malone’s “Beerbongs and Bentleys” album. Its YouTube music video has 1 billion views, and its Spotify stream count is 2 billion, according to Complex Magazine.
4. One Dance – Drake ft. WizKid & Kyla Reid
This song is an upbeat, celebratory, summer-feel track by Canadian mega-star, rapper Drake along with Nigerian singer WizKid and British singer Kyla Reid. This song is a part of Drake’s 2016 “Views” album and was released on April 5. 2016. This track was the heat of spring 2016 because it has garnered a whooping 8 billion streams and up, according to Forbes.
5. Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
Who said bands and duo’s can’t be show-stoppers too? “Closer” is a song by American electronic music, super-star duo The Chainsmokers along with American, pop singer Halsey. “Closer” is an upbeat pop song from The Chainsmokers’ “Collage” album and it has garnered 2.8 billion views on its YouTube lyric video and over 1 billion streams on Spotify, according to Forbes.
In addition to these achievements, these songs have won awards and their creators are now one of the biggest names in their genre. Accomplishments like these remind me that music is a powerful entity; it is more than something that you just listen to. It is an expression, an emotion, and a force; music streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Pandora, and Tidal help us bring the party to our car, living room, mall, and just about anywhere. Don’t take it from me though, log into Spotify, check out these bangers for yourself, and enjoy.