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Most Streamed Song on Spotify

Music is not just a form of art – It is an emotion – It is a medium through which people connect with each other and with nature. Music gives people a way to break free from the monotony of life and experience the joy within. It makes people feel happy and relaxed. Both the creators and the admirers of music get a feeling of bliss when they encounter anything related to music.

There are different ways of enjoying music. You can listen to musical instruments, songs, or melodies. Even advertisement jingles have music. Hymns sung while praying to God are musical. Almost every person listens to songs. People listen to songs and sing along to have an enjoyable time, remove their stress, dance alone, dance with someone, and various other reasons. Whether you are listening to songs at a party, listening to hymns at a religious place, listening to romantic songs with your partner, or listening to soothing songs at your home, songs can make you feel great.

Most Streamed Song on Spotify
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In today’s technological era, people use modern devices and platforms to listen to songs. Audio streaming platforms have taken the world by storm these days. Spotify is one of these platforms. Users from all over the world listen to a variety of songs on this platform.

When any conversation related to Spotify starts, the questions like “How many songs are there on Spotify?”, “Who is the most followed artist on Spotify?”, and “Which is the most streamed song on Spotify?” come to the minds of people. While we cannot provide an answer to each and every question, we have provided sufficient information about the most streamed songs on the audio streaming platform Spotify in this blog post.

We have created a list of the 10 Most Streamed Songs on Spotify as of February 2023. It’s important to mention here that the most streamed songs or top streamed songs on Spotify or any other platform can change frequently due to the changing preferences of the audiences.

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10 Most Streamed Songs on Spotify: Read the List Here

Spotify is a digital audio streaming platform that has turned out to be a boon for music lovers all over the world. Founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon on April 23, 2006, Spotify is a proprietary Swedish platform. It gives users access to not just digital music but also videos and podcasts. Users can access content from creators all over the world. It offers both free and paid plans to users. You can buy the subscription to access content without getting bothered by the advertisements.

The digital music platform Spotify maintains a count related to various parameters, such as the most streamed song, most streamed artist, most downloaded song, most followed artist, and so on. Hence, it’s easy to find out which is the most streamed song on Spotify or which is the most streamed artist on Spotify. Now, let’s have a look at the 10 most streamed songs on this Swedish audio streaming platform.

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Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

Number of times streamed: 3.437 Billion

Album: “After Hours” by The Weeknd

Released on: November 29, 2019

The Weeknd, whose original name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is a Canadian artist. He writes and sings songs, most of which are inspired by personal experiences. After Hours is his fourth studio album, which was released on March 20, 2020. Blinding Lights song reminds listeners of the 80s.

Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
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Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Number of times streamed: 3.391 Billion

Album: “÷” by Ed Sheeran

Released on: January 6, 2017

While this song might be one rank below the most streamed song on Spotify, it’s definitely number one in people’s hearts when it comes to the most favorite songs. No one can forget this evergreen song, which was a part of the third studio album of English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The song is about the physical attraction a guy has towards a girl he meets at a bar.

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
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Dance Monkey by Tones and I

Number of times streamed: 2.766 Billion

EP: “The Kids are Coming” by Tones and I

Released on: May 10, 2019

Who hasn’t heard this peppy song that compels everyone to move their feet? Dance Monkey is the second single from the EP “The Kids are Coming”. The term EP stands for an Extended Play Record that contains more songs than single but fewer songs than an album. The Australian singer Tones and I, whose original name is Toni Watson, became a household name once the Dance Monkey song became widely popular.

Dance Monkey by Tones and I
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Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi

Number of times streamed: 2.671 Billion

EP: “Breach” by Lewis Capaldi

Released on: November 8, 2018

Along with being in the race to become the most streamed song on Spotify, this song also has many other accomplishments to its name. For example, it became the number one song on the UK Singles Chart. Someone You Loved was also included in Lewis Capaldi’s debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”, which was released in the year 2019. The song is about lamenting over a broken relationship.

Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi
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Rockstar by Post Malone

Number of times streamed: 2.615 Billion

Album: “Beerbongs & Bentleys” by Post Malone

Released on: September 15, 2017

The song Rockstar is a part of the second studio album of Post Malone, the American singer and rapper whose original name is Austin Richard Post. It features 21 Savage, a rapper based in Atlanta. The Rockstar song became the number one song in many countries, including but not limited to the USA, Canada, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Rockstar by Post Malone
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Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee

Number of times streamed: 2.568 Billion

Album: “Hollywood’s Bleeding” by Post Malone

Released on: October 18, 2018

Post Malone might not have the title of creating the most streamed song on Spotify, but he certainly has the title of having two songs in the list of 10 most streamed songs. Post Malone collaborated with Swae Lee, an American singer, rapper, and songwriter, whose original name is Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown. Before being included in the third studio album of Post Malone in 2019, the Sunflower song was included in the animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

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Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee
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One Dance by Drake

Number of times streamed: 2.549 Billion

Album: “Views” by Drake

Released on: April 5, 2016

The song “One Dance” needs no introduction. This song is an outcome of the collaboration Drake had with WizKid and Kyla. WizKid, whose original name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian songwriter and singer. He is known for being an afrobeats artist. Kyla is a British singer, musician, and songwriter. Both of them have given guest vocals to the song. One Dance was named the 2016 Song of the Summer by Billboard. It became the most played song ever on Spotify on October 15, 2016.

One Dance by Drake
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Closer by The Chainsmokers

Number of times streamed: 2.477 Billion

EP: “Collage” by The Chainsmokers

Released on: July 29, 2016

Closer might not be the most streamed song on Spotify but it has a massive fan following. The Chainsmokers are an American DJ duo. This duo consists of Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart. The song features Halsey, an American singer, whose original name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane. Closer has many accomplishments to its name. It became the first song to spend 26 weeks in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Closer by The Chainsmokers
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Stay by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber

Number of times streamed: 2.421 Billion

Mixtape: “F*ck Love 3: Over You” by The Kid Laroi

Released on: July 9, 2021

This song is relatively new compared to the songs mentioned so far. The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber collaborated to create this song. The team of writers of this song includes other members as well. The song Stay became the first chart-topping song after it became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became the fastest song to be streamed two billion times on Spotify.

Stay by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
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Believer by Imagine Dragons

Number of times streamed: 2.403 Billion

Album: “Evolve” by Imagine Dragons

Released on: February 1, 2017

The song Believer inspires millions of people on a daily basis to believe in themselves. The lyrics of this song describe how someone has learnt a lot of lessons after experiencing pain. Believer is a reaffirmation of the fact that the hardships people face make them stronger and wiser. This amazing song is created by Imagine Dragons, which is an American rock band. The band consists of guitarist Wayne Sermon, drummer Daniel Platzman, lead singer Dan Reynolds, and bassist Ben McKee.

Believer by Imagine Dragons
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Now you know not only the most streamed song on Spotify but the 10 most streamed songs. The songs in the list of 100 most streamed songs are also wonderful just like the songs mentioned above. If you are new to Spotify and want to know what to listen to, you can start by listening to the songs that are played the most on this audio streaming platform. If you want to just listen to music and are not interested in watching the video, then Spotify can become a good alternative to YouTube for you.

Conclusion

No matter how upset or worried you are, music can calm you down, thereby helping you to think clearly once again. There is such a huge diversity of songs that you can find a suitable song for every purpose and occasion. You can use Spotify to listen to your favorite songs and explore new types of songs.

Priya Bhagtani

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