The Associated Press reports that the Swedish music streaming service Spotify named Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know” the top song of the year based on the worldwide success it has registered. The single was the most listened tune on Spotify being streamed by visitors from all over the world.
Gotye’s has hit the musical jackpot with his 2012 track “Somebody I Used To Know”. The tune brought him numerous awards, record sales for his new album and worldwide recognition since it was first released in the spring of 2012. Spotify, the music streaming service from Sweden, published a new report on Thursday declaring “Somebody I Used To Know” the most streamed song of the year.
Gotye is closely followed by Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe” and fun.’s “We Are Young” which landed on the second and, respectively, the third position in their musical chart. According to statistics, Gotye owes great part of his success to fans in the United States because they were the ones who streamed the song most often. However, “Somebody I Used To Know” was also shared on Twitter and Facebook by fans all over the world, not to mention the numerous spoofs that were made for TV or You Tube videos.
Among the artists who received Spotify’s recognition were also the French DJ-producer, David Guetta as well as Rihanna and Coldplay. Guetta had the most streamed album due to tracks like “Titanium” and “Turn Me On” produced in collaboration with Sia and, respectively, Nicky Minaj. The French DJ was also named the most streamed male artist of the year in Spotify’s charts.
Rihanna’s songs have always drawn the public’s attention and appreciation. The Barbadian singer was, thus, crowned the most streamed female artist according to the Swedish website. Coldplay remains the most listened group even though their success is not always mirrored by the rest of the music charts.