Spotify Reveals the Most-Streamed Songs of Summer 2016

Drake’s “One Dance” Crowned as Most-Listened to Track, Teams Up with TuneMoji to create Songs of Summer ‘music GIFs’

Today, Spotify announces the songs that dominated summer listening, with Drake’s “One Dance” taking the number one spot, globally. In second place globally is Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) with “This Is What You Came For”, while Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” rounds out the top three.

In the U.S., Drake took the number one, two, and five spots of most-listened-to songs of the summer, with “One Dance”, “Too Good”, and “Controlla” respectively. Rihanna takes the number three and four spots, with “Needed Me” at number three, and her collaboration with Calvin Harris “This Is What You Came For” as the fourth most-listened-to song of the summer in the U.S.

The songs of the summer were identified by looking at Spotify’s most listened to tracks between June 1st and August 31st, 2016.

To celebrate, TuneMoji has turned Spotify’s Songs of the Summer list into ‘music GIFs’  which fans can share via iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Kik.  Simply download the FREE TuneMoji app for iOS here and tap “Spotify Songs of Summer” and ‘say it with a song’!

Other artists making up Spotify’s global songs of the summer list include The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Desiigner and Fifth Harmony.

Shanon Cook, Spotify’s resident music trends expert, commented: “Drake’s ‘One Dance’ is impossibly catchy and by late spring had positioned itself as the one to beat. Other playlist staples like Sia’s feelgood song ‘Cheap Thrills’, The Chainsmokers’ standout track ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and Calvin Harris’ confident club jam ‘This Is What You Came For’ helped shape a summer sound that was upbeat, edgy and memorable.”

Spotify’s Global Top 10 Songs of the Summer:

  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  

Full list here:

Spotify’s U.S. Top 10 Songs of the Summer :

  1.    Drake (feat. Wiz Kid, Kyla) – One Dance
  2.    Drake (feat. Rihanna) – Too Good
  3.    Rihanna – Needed Me
  4.    Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) – This Is What You Came For
  5.    Drake – Controlla
  6.    Desiigner – Panda
  7.    The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya) – Don’t Let Me Down
  8.    Twenty One Pilots – Ride
  9.    Sia – Cheap Thrills
  10.     Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Full list here: