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Spotify Chart Watch – Apr. 29, 2014

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


Global Highlights:

For the sixth week in a row, “Rather Be” is the most-streamed song in the world.

Clean Bandit’s smash hit was streamed 8.4 million times last week, more than 2 million times more than Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, which stayed steady at #2. “Rather Be” is putting up streaming numbers not seen since Eminem’s “The Monster” ruled the charts for weeks last fall. Though the song has already taken over most of the world, it’s been gradually moving up the US chart (up #14-#11 this week). Will the bump in streams from its performance in the US drive the track over 10 million and break records for weekly streams? Watch this space to find out!

The Robin Schulz remix of Mr. Probz’ “Waves” has gradually been ascending the charts around the world as well, and this week the journey reaches the Top-3. The track is up two spots (#5-#3) and sits a mere 70,000 streams out of the runner-up spot. Seems like it’s just a matter of time before it reaches the Top-2.

Despite an increase in streams this week, John Legend’s “All of Me” falls a spot #3-#4, and “Magic” from Coldplay is down #4-#5.

CarapellaThe Most Viral track in the world this week belongs to the Italian rapper Caparezza. Museica, his sixth album, was released last week and it seemed everyone in the world was talking about “Mica van Gogh”, a track from that album.

“Lazaretto”, the lead single from Jack White’s forthcoming album of the same name, is a close second on the Global Viral Chart. This is the song that White recorded in an attempt to break the record for fastest recorded song ever for Record Store Day, but the album version took a bit longer than the three hours fifty-five minutes to create. Lazaretto (the album) is out on June 9th.

Tiësto seems to be making an early claim for Song of the Summer 2014 with his new track “Wasted”, and that song comes it at #3 this week on the Global Viral Chart.


US Highlights:

There was a lot to watch on the US Spotify-50 this week, but all week the Spotify Data Center was keeping an eye on Iggy Azalea.

IggyAzalea“Fancy”, her track with Charli XCX (cowriter of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and amazing artist in her own rite), simply blew up this week. We were seeing 50% stream increases every day, which is pretty unheard-of for a track that had a lot of streams to begin with. The song jumped a whopping 18 spots on the US Top-50 this week, but when all was said and done John Legend’s “All of Me” had just enough streams to take the top spot for a fourth (and presumably final) week, beating out Iggy by just under 2,000 streams. Look for Iggy to take over the top spot next week for sure.

Katy Perry falls out of the Top-2 for the first time since January 5th, as “Dark Horse” falls a spot #2-#3, and Jason Derulo and Bastille round out the Top-5 at #4, and #5, respectively.

Jack White has the Most Viral song in the US with “Lazaretto” and Tiësto is a close second. Atlanta rapper Future comes in at #3 with “Benz Friendz (Whatchuola)”, his collaboration with Outkast’s Andre 3000. His album Honest came out last week and he was featured prominently in Outkast’s Coachella Weekend 1 set.


UK Highlights:

There’s a new #1 in the UK, and it’s a Spotify favorite. 

JackWhiteOn April 1st, we first told you about Kiesza, the UK’s newest hit maker. Her track “Hideaway” hit the Viral Chart in a big way and we thought she’d make the crossover to the Spotify-50 in no time. It only took a month: “Hideaway” is the most-streamed track in the UK this week, jumping six spots #7-#1.

Clean Bandit and John Legend stayed steady at #2 and #3, and Mr. Probz is in at #4. Last week’s top song, Aloe Blacc’s “The Man”, drops #1-#5.

Rock owns the Viral Chart in the UK this week, as “Lazaretto” is the most Viral track in the UK (as it is in most countries around the world), and Royal Blood comes in at #2 with “Come On Over”.

Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty”, featuring a video with a truly bizarre “tribute(?)” to Japanese culture, places third.


Ones to Watch: 

Ariana Grande’s new song “Problem”, which features future chart-topper Iggy Azalea, debuted this week to big numbers so expect that track to make an impact around the world.

New jams from Viral-50 favorites Banks, Glass Animals, Lily Allen, and G-Eazy were also released this week and should show up on the charts next week. And don’t sleep on the new Pixies album: despite decidedly mixed reviews of the new material the internet has been talking about their new album Indie Cindy a TON, which usually translates to success on the Viral Charts.

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