Crunching the number on global streaming data, which song claims the title?
Summer 2016 has neither been a classic for blockbusters nor for music. At cinemas all over the... northern hemisphere, technically, the reaction to the would-be juggernauts was dull indifference. No song, either, managed to really claim the title of ‘Song of the Summer’, the title typically applied to something breezy and poppy that gets ubiquitous airplay for months on end. If anything, the theme from Stranger Things was the most universally adored piece of music released in recent months, but hard to sing along to without unspooling a set of fairy lights.
But in terms of metrics and analytics, it’s hard to argue against data. Spotify, the global streaming giant, has just compiled its list of the most streamed songs from all over the world from June 1st through to August 31st, with good news for Drake and Rhianna. The Canadian singer claimed the top spot with One Dance, with Calvin Harris and Rhianna’s This is What You Came For and Sia’s Cheap Thrills rounding out the top three.
Spotify’s Global Top 10 Songs of the Summer full list reads as follows:
1. Drake (feat. Wiz Kid, Kyla) – One Dance
2. Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) – This Is What You Came For
3. Sia – Cheap Thrills
4. The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya) – Don’t Let Me Down
5. Justin Timberlake – CAN’T STOP THE FEELING
6. Drake (feat. Rihanna) – Too Good
7. Desiigner – Panda
8. Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Work From Home
9. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
10. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better