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Most-Played Songs on Spotify

Try to name the musical acts who recorded the most-played songs of all time on Spotify.
As of 8 November 2023. Source.
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Last updated: November 9, 2023
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First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Times taken117,987
Average score61.5%
Rating4.29
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Song
Musical Act
1
Blinding Lights
The Weeknd
2
Shape of You
Ed Sheeran
3
Someone You Loved
Lewis Capaldi
4
Sunflower
Post Malone and
Swae Lee
5
Dance Monkey
Tones And I
6
One Dance
Drake
7
Stay
The Kid Laroi and
Justin Bieber
8
Rockstar
Post Malone
9
Starboy
The Weeknd
10
As It Was
Harry Styles
11
Believer
Imagine Dragons
12
Heat Waves
Glass Animals
13
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
14
Closer
The Chainsmokers
15
Señorita
Shawn Mendes and
Camila Cabello
16
Say You Won't
Let Go
James Arthur
17
Lovely
Billie Eilish and
Khalid
18
Sweater Weather
The Neighborhood
19
Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles
20
Don't Start Now
Dua Lipa
21
Bad Guy
Billie Eilish
22
Lucid Dreams
Juice Wrld
23
Thinking out Loud
Ed Sheeran
24
God's Plan
Drake
25
Photograph
Ed Sheeran
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Song
Musical Act
26
Something Just Like This
The Chainsmokers
and Coldplay
27
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
28
Take Me To Church
Hozier
29
Circles
Post Malone
30
Shallow
Lady Gaga and
Bradley Cooper
31
Love Yourself
Justin Bieber
32
All of Me
John Legend
33
Riptide
Vance Joy
34
Thunder
Imagine Dragons
35
Counting Stars
One Republic
36
Goosebumps
Travis Scott
37
7 Rings
Ariana Grande
38
Sad!
XXXTentacion
39
Can't Hold Us
Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis
40
Stressed Out
Twenty One Pilots
41
Wake Me Up
Avicii
42
The Hills
The Weeknd
43
Jocelyn Flores
XXXTentacion
44
Let Her Go
Passenger
45
Another Love
Tom Odell
46
Humble
Kendrick Lamar
47
One Kiss
Calvin Harris and
Dua Lipa
48
XO Tour Llif3
Lil Uzi Vert
49
Good 4 U
Olivia Rodrigo
50
Demons
Imagine Dragons
102 Recent Comments
+1
Level 26
Aug 30, 2015
Needs to be updated- One Direction's Drag Me Down is the most played song on Spotify now!
+6
Level ∞
Aug 31, 2015
All-time. Not just today.
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Level 26
Sep 22, 2015
So, as of 22/09, What Do You Mean by Justin Bieber is the most streamed on Spotify, followed by Drag Me Down by One Direction. However, 1D's latest song, Infinity, has just been released onto Spotify, so perhaps that will change.
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Level 71
Mar 2, 2016
20/29

69% lol

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Level 91
Sep 23, 2016
Wake me up, hmm... Evanescence? Green Day? Nope. Darn.
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Level 63
May 5, 2017
Besides the year probably not matching I believe neither of them have a song called simply "Wake Me Up".
+2
Level 68
Jun 10, 2017
I put Wham: "Wake me up before you go-go..." A blast from the 80s I guess...
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2017
I'm 30 and got five right. and I'm okay with that.
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Level 68
Jun 10, 2017
I got four.
+3
Level 58
Jun 8, 2017
I spent almost all the quiz trying to remember OneRepublic. It was right on the tip of my tongue and I missed some other obvious ones because it was literally all I could think of.
+3
Level 51
Jun 8, 2017
Who here put "Evanescence" for Wake Me Up?
+11
Level 89
Jun 8, 2017
I didn't, considering the song is called "Bring Me to Life."
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Level 89
Jun 8, 2017
If you liked this, you'll LOVE my music themed quizzes. Click on my name and give them a try! ;)
+5
Level 60
Jun 8, 2017
I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was and now what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.
+1
Level 79
Nov 9, 2023
underappreciated comment
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2017
Fairly happy to report that I got 0 out of 100 for this one. Times obviously change.
+3
Level 42
Jun 10, 2017
Needs

more

M E T A L

+1
Level 47
Sep 22, 2017
one of the only quizzes i can get 100% on! Music of my generation! :)
+3
Level 56
Sep 26, 2017
most of these are just unbearable
+1
Level 33
Dec 25, 2017
got em all
+1
Level 50
Aug 4, 2018
Alan Walker is the best! ♡
+1
Level 28
Dec 14, 2018
Im Shocked Taylor Katy And Ari are not here

Have To Update It For Thank U Next God Is A Woman No Tears Left To Cry And Look What You Made Me Do

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Level 62
Jun 1, 2021
Now, 2 years later, Katy and Ariana are here, but since 1989 wasn't on spotify for 3 years, it never got that many streams and her other albums weren't popular enough.
+4
Level 17
Mar 31, 2023
Taylor didn't put her stuff on Spotify until 2017, so while she's popular, she doesn't have as many streams as she should.
+2
Level 68
Oct 22, 2019
I am sooo not in touch with popmusic haha I dont recognize ANY of the songs, only with take me to church I here a piece of a song in my head, and only I think because it has continuously been used in some commercial, whether it be spotify or on (m)tv. Because I remember only the same 3 seconds over and over, no idea about the rest of the song.

So I started guessing names you hear a lot about lately, I got sheeran, bieber, adele and rihanna ( and expected swift and grande) Then I was out of guesses haha.

Ow and all of me reminded me of an old jazz standard ! but figured that wasnt it. And actually, looking at the results, John legend is the only name I recognize ! ow and timberlake. The rest could ve been made up for all I know. No idea.

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Level 51
Jan 1, 2020
I miss OMI's songs.
+1
Level 71
Apr 17, 2020
I'm surprised Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer isn't on here. That song is on the radio all the time basically
+5
Level 95
Apr 24, 2020
All-time. Might be very popular now, but total overall streams takes a bit of time to accumulate. I love that Queen is on here BTW, makes me happy that at least _some_ decent music is still being listened to...
+3
Level 84
Apr 24, 2020
So I guess Slim Whitman isn't as popular as I thought.
+2
Level 85
Apr 25, 2020
Only got 16. I'll make an attempt to listen to all of these.
+5
Level 67
Oct 19, 2021
That's the spirit! I'm so tired of the, "popular music sucks today," and, "I scored 0 and I'm proud!" attitude. People really need to be more open-minded, especially on a website like Jetpunk that rewards broad cultural knowledge. One of the people on the list (Kendrick) got a Pulitzer for his music for God's sake!
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Level 71
Nov 20, 2021
Talking about me, this pop music is just so not my style. I even hear some famous new artists, but I guess most of them are not THAT famous. It amazes me how these songs can be most played songs and I have never heard them lolol
+2
Level 76
Apr 28, 2020
I'm so out of poopular music scene ...
+2
Level 26
Apr 28, 2020
YES! I GOT THEM ALL!!
+2
Level 31
May 4, 2020
I thought XO Tour Llif3 would be like #1, it's 3rd to last
+1
Level 73
May 5, 2020
I know some pop songs, but I just detest Spotify, so I don't feel too bad about it.
+2
Level 61
May 5, 2020
First quiz in which I feel proud of not doing well
+1
Level 33
Aug 24, 2020
lol faded only 37%
+1
Level 63
Sep 22, 2020
The fact that damn James Arthur and Tonnes and I are here over Chris Brown, Kanye West, J. Cole, Adele etc... is all you need to know about Millennials smh
+6
Level 62
Jun 1, 2021
How is that bad? They are better than all of those besides Adele
+2
Level 67
Oct 19, 2021
Tones and I better than Kanye and J. Cole???
+1
Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
29. Interesting to see Uzi so low
+4
Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
People complaining about the results need to start listening to their "better" music on Spotify.

Otherise, the list won't change.

+2
Level 54
Jun 1, 2021
For someone that hasn't listened to any popular music since 2015 I think I did alright
+1
Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
I like a lot of these and absolutely despise some. 2006-2012 is the nostalgia era for me so I kind of wish more of that stuff was played
+1
Level 67
Oct 19, 2021
If anyone hates that Rockstar is at #2 then you can blame me, it'd probably be around #20 if they subtracted my listens from its total lol. Also, no Old Town Road?
+3
Level 71
Nov 19, 2021
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the only actual good song here
+6
Level 72
Nov 19, 2021
Take Me To Church is a banger
+1
Level 64
Nov 21, 2023
And Photograph and Say You Won't Let Go always bring back memories for me, maybe that's why they rank so high. Dance Monkey I can't figure out.
+3
Level 90
Nov 19, 2021
7/38, all but one of them guessing names I've seen in headlines. 0 points :(
+1
Level 71
Nov 20, 2021
Got 15. Some I knew the artist bc of other jetpunk quizzes, some I just went guessing, but I never heard most of them. Lol fr which songs/artists are these?
+7
Level 74
Nov 20, 2021
I genuinely don't understand why Dance Monkey ranks so high. I've never met a single person who actually enjoys it, but it keeps showing up everywhere. Probably my least favorite pop song of the past decade.
+4
Level 83
Nov 22, 2021
I agree so much, her voice is so grating. Idk how to describe the song besides “ugly”. She sounds like she stepped on a lego that is inside a hot sandal left in the sun.
+2
Level 78
Nov 30, 2021
It really is awful. There are some very talented modern pop musicians that aren't on this list - Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Adele, Bruno Mars, etc. No idea how Dance Monkey made the cut.
+1
Level 65
Nov 20, 2021
Despacito remix is Fonsi and Bieber. The original is Fonsi and DY
+2
Level 83
Nov 21, 2021
"Your point total remains at 0/5"
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2021
I got 22/38, which currently beats or equals 50.2% of test takers, but only got 1 point. That's not normal right?
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Level 74
Dec 1, 2021
I think it's fixed because now it says 2 points.
+2
Level 64
Nov 30, 2021
I don't know, what's more depressing: Me only getting 14? Or that most of this list is refered to as "music"...

I think it's the fact, that "I'm too old for this sh**" ;-)

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Level 46
Nov 30, 2021
you definitely are.
+6
Level 74
Dec 1, 2021
I mean ok boomer
+1
Level 65
Nov 30, 2021
This isn't music...its entertainment
+4
Level 41
Nov 30, 2021
I am SHOCKED that Taylor Swift isn't on here!
+2
Level 17
Mar 31, 2023
She didn't put her music on Spotify until 2017
+1
Level 64
Nov 21, 2023
Ah... I typed her first before even reading the questions, just cause she's so popular just now.
+1
Level 82
Nov 30, 2021
So many of these I could hear so clearly in my head but I couldn't pull the artist's name out for the life of me :-(
+1
Level 82
Nov 30, 2021
Is this globally or just the US? Or do other countries use something other than Spotify?
+1
Level ∞
Nov 30, 2021
Globally
+2
Level 69
Nov 30, 2021
I only knew or had heard of one of the songs on this list.
+7
Level 59
Nov 30, 2021
ONE? have you been alive the last 10 years?
+4
Level 89
Nov 10, 2023
I only listen to obscure genres of music that I pirate off of sketchy Russian torrent websites
+1
Level 52
Nov 30, 2021
OMG! I consider myself music person and I got one: Queen Bohemian rhapsody. After reading full list I knew three other artists on this list. Sheeran, Bieber and Eilish, although I cant name any song for them. I'm history.
+9
Level 53
Nov 7, 2022
...i dont think you're a music person lol
+1
Level 57
Dec 1, 2021
All I Want For Christmas Is You should be here
+1
Level 79
Nov 9, 2023
it just started playing in my head
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Level 75
Dec 4, 2021
By reading, the comments, you'd expect a lot of people to do super well or super poorly. Fascinatingly, as I just found out, the percentile by score chart is quite linear. I was very surprised to find that.

Here is the chart

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Level 49
Aug 27, 2022
this would make a great playlist. Although, I'm old haha... you're missing Green Day.. haha. my teenage girls(granddaughters lol!!!!) would love this list. Thank you.
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Level 21
Apr 14, 2023
Awesome quiz.
+3
Level 60
May 9, 2023
Is it just me or is the title misleading? It should say Musicians/Artists/Musical Acts, not Songs.
+1
Level 23
Jun 15, 2023
Dude update the list, Blinding Lights is first now!
+3
Level 56
Aug 16, 2023
Probably in need of an update, it's been two years. Also should probably change the title to something with artists.
+2
Level 74
Nov 9, 2023
I think it's interesting how Bad Bunny has dominated Spotify as the top artist several years in a row but none of his songs appear here.
+1
Level 79
Nov 9, 2023
You missed "New Rules" for Dua Lipa in the answers, as for now it only says "Don't start now". Or maybe "New Rules" in the solution was a mistake...
+1
Level 70
Nov 9, 2023
It's interesting how a lot of the most-viewed youtube music videos don't translate to spotify streams heh
+1
Level 81
Nov 9, 2023
I love “Demons”. Glad to know I’m not alone, unless I’ve just listened to it that many times.
+2
Level 63
Nov 13, 2023
First of their songs that I ever heard. Got me hooked.
+1
Level 26
Apr 22, 2024
song sucks
+7
Level 83
Nov 10, 2023
It’s 2023 and Dance Monkey is still the worst song ever.
+1
Level 67
Nov 10, 2023
Yeah I didn't even know it was called but I've heard the name many times and I was like "maybe it's that song that I really hate" and it was.
+3
Level 83
Nov 13, 2023
Hahah, did you remember it as the one that goes “ooOOOhhh ayeee SI’ YU’ SI’ YU’ SI’ YU’ everytAaaaiim” in that god-awful raspy voice lol, cuz that’s what I think as soon it comes to my mind
+1
Level 64
Nov 21, 2023
I'd thought it was Tunes and I, couldn't for the life of me figure out why it wasn't accepted.
+1
Level 67
Nov 10, 2023
34/39
+3
Level 49
Nov 10, 2023
XO Tour Llif3? Isn't that one of Elon Musk's new kids?

(kidding, of course)

Also, I can't believe that Ed Sheeran is still that big. Have we as a society not had enough of him?

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Level 64
Nov 21, 2023
Nope
+1
Level 38
Nov 10, 2023
I got every. Single. One. Except James Arthur 😭 what is she
+7
Level 65
Nov 21, 2023
Jesus, modern mainstream pop music is absolutely terrible.
+1
Level 45
Nov 23, 2023
based
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Level 53
Nov 23, 2023
You have "The Neighbourhood" listed as "The Neighborhood". No clue why an American band opted for the traditional spelling, but nevertheless you must correct their spelling in this quiz.
+2
Level 45
Nov 23, 2023
Im getting old
+1
Level 57
Feb 26, 2024
Closer is by the Chainsmokers AND Halsey
+1
Level 62
Apr 18, 2024
ah, the list of songs that haunt me every time I enter a club
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Level 69
Apr 22, 2024
It's saddening to see how people in this comment section have no concept of time combined with popularity.

I see comments from 2015 SHOCKED that their current favorite artist (who had their breakthrough that same year) don't top the list! 9 years later I only remember them because they were such a big deal in 2015...