2013 was a really, really great year for music. There were huge debuts, epic comebacks, and established artists making classic albums. We’re glad we were able to listen to it all unfold on Spotify and our users lapped it up too listening to over 4.5 BILLION minutes of music this year!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dominated the year as the most played male artist on Spotify and they also had the most listened to album, with The Heist, and the most streamed track with ‘Thrift Shop‘ which now has 162 million streams. Rihanna topped the streaming chart for a female artist whilst ‘Get Lucky‘, by Daft Punk, was the most shared song on Spotify. Newcomer/sensation Lorde was Spotify’s most viral new artist.
But what was your Spotify 2013 like? For your stats, including your total streams, minutes played and your top tracks and artists check out the Spotify 2013 Year in Review.
Here on the Artist Services team, we couldn’t wait to share our favorite music with each other – and with you – so we each put together a list of our Top 5 Favorite Songs of the Year. Click on our names to follow us on Spotify and click on the song titles themselves to listen. We’ve also provided a handy playlist of all 40 songs at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
02. Sophie – Bipp
02. CHVRCHES – Gun
04. Lorde – Royals
(Top 50 here: Jordan’s Top Songs of 2013)
02. Haim – Falling
Spotify Artist Services’ Favorite Tracks of the Year