What Are the Most Streamed Songs on Spotify?
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What Are the Most Streamed Songs on Spotify?

Zoe Kramer January 8, 2023

It used to be that the radio charts were the way to determine the music that was most popular. While the charts are still a pretty big deal, streaming has become the more dominant form of listening in the last decade. As a result, metrics such as the amount of streams a song has have become the way to tell how widespread it has become. But most of us spend our time listening to our own tunes, and it’s not always immediately obvious what might be on top at the moment. So if you’re curious about what the most streamed songs on Spotify are, here is the current list, as well as the top albums and artists.

What Are The Most Streamed Songs on Spotify?

There has recently been a change in the order of the most streamed songs on Spotify, with The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ taking the number one spot from Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You.’ ‘Shape of You’ has had an impressive track record since its release in 2017, being the first song to break 2 billion and 3 billion streams on the platform. However, ‘Blinding Lights,’ released in 2019, has had a meteoric rise. The order is, as it currently stands:

  1. ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd with 3.334 billion streams
  2. ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran with 3.332 billion streams
  3. ‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones And I with 2.726 billion streams
  4. ‘Someone You Loved’ by Lewis Capaldi with 2.595 billion streams
  5. ‘Rockstar’ by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage with 2.575 billion streams
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What Are The Most Streamed Albums on Spotify?

The most streamed songs on Spotify aren’t the only measure of success, however. Even in the digital world, albums are still an important part of the music industry. Here are the top streamed albums on Spotify currently:

  1. Deluxe – Ed Sheeran
  2. Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny
  3. beerbongs and bentleys – Post Malone
  4. Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
  5. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone

This puts Post Malone in the unique position of having two albums in the top five, an impressive feat.

Who Are The Most Streamed Artists on Spotify?

It’s also interesting to look at the artists that have come out on top:

  1. The Weeknd
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s position in the top five is particularly notable, since her catalogue was famously absent from the platform until 2017.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.