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Spotify Chart Watch – Jan. 28, 2014

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

Global Highlights:

In this post-2014-GRAMMYs world, we can expect some big changes on the charts next week. But this week, the Global Spotify Top-10 is virtually unchanged. Pitbull has the biggest song in the world for the fourth week in a row with “Timber”. The song has spent the entirety of 2014 thus far at the top, and has a sizable 1.4m stream lead over Eminem’s “The Monster” at #2. One Republic’s “Counting Stars” comes in at #3 for the fifth week in a row. 

PharrellPharrell had a huge night on Sunday, winning the GRAMMY for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), along with a slew of Daft Punk-related trophies (and the unofficial award for Best Hat, too). His song “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack is #4 on the Global chart this week and rising fast, keep a lookout here to see if it rides the GRAMMY bump into the Top 3 next week.

The most viral song in the world right now is “Blue Moon”, the first single from Beck’s new album Morning Phase. The album is set to be released on Feb. 24/25, 2014 and will definitely have an impact on these charts in the coming weeks and months.

A Great Big World released their debut album Is There Anybody Out There? last week, and riding the strength of their global hit “Say Something”, many of the tracks charted on both the Spotify-50 and Viral Charts around the world. Album cut “Everyone Is Gay” was the most-shared track from the album, placing at #2 on the Global Viral chart.

“All The Way”, a new track from production duo Timeflies, rounds out the Top 3. Foster the People’s “Coming of Age”, last week’s most Viral track, drops down to #8.


US Highlights:

TychoMontanaOn the US Spotify-50, Katy Perry rules again. Her track “Dark Horse”, the second single from Prism, takes the top spot for the second week in a row. Katy’s doubled her lead in streams over the #2 song, “Timber”, and her epic GRAMMY performance of the song is bound to give the song a bump in streams, too. Look for “Dark Horse” to be a favorite on the US Spotify-50 for a while.

A Great Big World’s “Say Something” drops a spot #2-#3 this week thanks to a resurgence in streams for Pitbull, and Bastille’s “Pompei” had a nice increase in streams this week, pushing the track up two spots #6-#4.

“Royals” rounds out the Top 5, coming it at #5 for the third week in a row. The follow-up, “Team”, has gradually been moving up the charts and sits at #7 this week. Seems like it’s just a matter of time before these two great tracks switch places!

The most Viral song in America this week is “Montana”, a new track from the experimental artist known as Tycho. 

Manchester Orchestra’s new album COPE, their first since 2011’s Simple Math, is out on April Fool’s Day. The first single from that album, a track called “Top Notch”, debuts at #2 on the US Viral Chart. Beck’s “Blue Moon” rounds out the Top 3.


CleanBanditUK Highlights:

“Timber” is #1 in the UK for a third week in a row, but Pharrell is only 33,000 streams behind. “Happy” spent two weeks at #1 in the UK earlier in the year, but there’s a good chance it’ll get to the top again this week thanks to a GRAMMY/big hat bump. Watch this space to find out what happens!

Avicii’s “Hey Brother” falls a spot #2-#3 this week, about 250,000 streams behind Pharrell, and Jason Derulo and Eminem round out the Top 5.

The biggest debut of the week is from Clean Bandit. Their track “Rather Be”, featuring Jess Glynne, debuted at #8 on the UK Spotify-50 this week, one of the biggest debuts of 2014 thus far, and looks primed to make a run at the top. Jimmy Napes (co-writer of one of the best songs of 2013, Disclosure’s “Latch”) wrote this track with the band, which partially explains why it’s so awesome.


Ones to Watch:

There’s no doubt that the GRAMMY Bump is a real thing. Thanks to the GRAMMYs, Daft Punk has already seen a 205% increase in streams in the last two days. Streams of Paul McCartney, Chicago, and Metallica all increased by more than 100%, and Stevie Wonder’s “Another Star”, the track he played with Daft Punk, saw an increase of a whopping 635%.

Look out for Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce, JAY Z, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many more to have big streaming increasing this week thanks to their memorable performances and awards at the GRAMMYs.

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