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Spotify's Year in Music 2015

Spotify’s 75 million users have listened to 20 BILLION hours of music in 2015 and created upwards of 2 billion playlists. It’ll be interesting to see how these figures will look this time next year with Apple Music on the loose, but in the interim, let’s get prematurely nostalgic and review what a lot of us have been listening to in the past 12 months…


Top 5 Global Tracks

1. Lean On (featuring MO & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer

2. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) – OMI

3. Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson

4. See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

5. Love Me Like You Do (from Fifty Shades Of Grey) – Ellie Goulding​


Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ received over 540 million plays, and we’re sure these figures will be getting another injection over Christmas party season.  If you haven’t already, check out more tracks by MØ (who features on Lean on), we think she’s ace, start with ‘Pilgrim’.


Top 5 Global Artists

1. Drake

2. Ed Sheeran

3. The Weeknd

4. Maroon 5

5. Kanye West


If you’d told us in 2014 that we’d be all over a track by Maroon 5 this year, we’d have sniggered in a derisive fashion. There’s no denying it though, ‘Sugar’ has become a firm favourite for a Friday singalong in the office. And no, we can’t hit those high notes but we give it a good go…

Top Five Global Albums

1. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

2. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake

3. Peace Is The Mission – Major Lazer

4. Stories – Avicii

5. Title – Meghan Trainor

Surprisingly, Justin Bieber didn’t make it into any of the Top 5’s but does take the title for the most streams in one day – hitting 36 million plays on 13th November for his new album ‘Purpose’. We can safely assume he’ll be topping the lists in 2016, but we reckon all credit goes to James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke antics… 


Top Five Global Female Artists

1. Rihanna

2. Ariana Grande

3. Nicki Minaj

4. Beyonce

5. Ellie Goulding


So what do you think, does this accurately represent your version of 2015? Or would your top tracks for 2015 look very different, we’d love to hear.

If you want to see what we’ve been listening to this year, check out our Cambridge Audio HQ playlist, it’s an eclectic mix but then we’re a single office with 50 different music tastes…