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Spotify Chart Watch – Feb. 4, 2014

Check out the latest Spotify-50 and Spotify Viral charts from all territories: http://www.spotifyartists.com/charts

Global Highlights:

Last month, the most-streamed song in the world came from Mr. Worldwide himself; Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” was streamed more than 31 million times, placing it comfortably in the #1 spot. “Timber” spent the entire month of January as the Global #1 on the Spotify-50, and starts February there too. 

Eminem’s “The Monster” was the second-most-streamed song in January, but it’s not #2 in the world this week. That honor belongs to Pharrell’s “Happy” up two spots #4-#2 this week.

Likely thanks to her performance at the GRAMMYs (more on that later), Katy Perry is up five positions #8-#3. This song is on an upward trajectory and we expect it to challenge “Timber” for the global top spot in the coming weeks.

Lorde’s “Royals” is up one spot #5-#4, and “The Monster” falls #2-#5.

ZeddFindYouJanuary’s worldwide Most Viral song was the first look at Foster The People’s new effort Supermodel. The album is out in March, but first single “Coming of Age” has owned the global viral charts all month. Expect to see it jump over to the Spotify-50 in no time. 

This week, the most viral song in the world is “Find You”, a new track from Zedd that appears in a Budweiser commercial in the States. Look for this song to make a big impact on the charts next week, as the song and ad were featured during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

#2 on the Viral Chart is a new song from one of the biggest Latin pop stars, Romeo Santos. “Odio”, his collaboration with Drake, is from his upcoming album Formula, Vol. 2 which is set to be released on Feb. 25th.    


KatyPerryDarkHorseUS Highlights:

Last week we told you the GRAMMY bump is real, and it really shows in the US Spotify-50 this week, showing once again that Spotify Charts are the best way to get the full picture of what’s going on in music at any moment!

Queen Katy continues her reign atop the US Spotify-50; “Dark Horse” is #1 for the second week in a row, and streams of this track increased by 30% in the US alone last week thanks in part to her GRAMMY performance.

Another perennial chart-topper also rode the GRAMMY buzz up the charts; Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” is up a whopping ten spots #12-#2 this week, a direct result of her show-opening and show-stopping performance of the song last Sunday night. 

Other artists that benefitted from the GRAMMY bump this week include Lorde (“Royals” up #5-#3 and “Team” up #7-#6) and Imagine Dragons, whose “Radioactive” remix with Kendrick Lamar debuted at #10. 

BanksBrainBut the GRAMMYs weren’t the only event impacting the charts this week. Bastille’s “Pompeii” got a nice bump in streams after their performance on Saturday Night Live, keeping the track steady at #4 (which is a major accomplishment in this crazy week).

Zedd’s “Find You” is the most viral song in the US this week, and coming in at a close #2 is the new song from BANKS. “Brain” was released last week to a ton of media fanfare, and further establishes her as one of the buzziest (and best) new artists out there right now. Look out for her new album later this year.



UK Highlights:

Well that was fast. Last week we gave you the heads up that Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”, their new track featuring Jess Glynne, was destined for success on the UK Spotify-50. It debuted at #8 last week, and six days later the song is #1 on the UK chart, completely blasting by everyone on their way to the top. 

“Rather Be” is, in short, a sensation. It cracked 1-million streams in the UK last week, the first track to achieve that milestone since a little song called “Get Lucky” debuted last April. This gives Clean Bandit one of the best streaming weeks ever in the UK. Get ready for an extended run at the top for this song, yet another example of a new artist catching fire and blowing up FAST thanks to the power of Spotify.

Last week’s #1, “Timber”, falls #1-#3 as Pharrell’s “Happy” comes in at #2 for the fourth week in a row.

Another newbie destined for greatness, BANKS, holds the Most Viral song in the UK this week, and two more household names, Elbow and Maximo Park, come in at #2 and #3, respectively.


Ones to Watch:

New albums from Bombay Bicycle Club, Jake Bugg, Beck, and Tim McGraw should make an impact on the charts next week. Also keep an eye on tracks that were featured in memorable Super Bowl ads (Passenger’s “Let Her Go” comes to mind first), and Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar’s encore performance of “Radioactive” on Saturday Night Live should keep Spotify users listening to that track.

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