Spotify Celebrates International Day of Rock N Roll – Reveals Top 20 Most Popular Rock Acts

In celebration of International Day of Rock N Roll this Thursday July 13th, Spotify can reveal the 20 most listened to rock acts of 2017 globally. To celebrate the full spectrum of rock, Spotify’s very own Head of Rock Allison Hagendorf has highlighted some of the most impactful new songs in the Spotify playlist Rock This.

“We’re proud to celebrate the International Day of Rock N Roll in the best way possible – by listening to ‘Rock This,’ the go-to destination for music fans to discover the latest in the Rock world,” said Allison Hagendorf, Head of Rock at Spotify. “It’s where you’ll find the newest songs from favorites like Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as from emerging bands like Royal Blood and Kaleo.”

The most popular rock group on Spotify globally right now* is Coldplay, who’s currently on their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ world tour, followed by Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, The Beatles, Linkin Park and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The celebration of International Day of Rock N Roll started in memory of Live Aid held on July 13th, 1985. Live Aid was organized by Bob Geldof with guest performances by rock giants like The Who, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Madonna, Queen, Joan Baez, David Bowie, BB King, Mick Jagger, Sting, Scorpions, U2, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Black Sabbath. In parts of the world the day is referred to as “World Day of Rock”.

Whether you’re a fan of the Rock N Roll classics or in search of the best new rock music, Spotify has the best playlist for every occasion. For example Rock This, Pure Rock n Roll Women of Rock, and Workday: Rock Classics, are popular playlists with hits by artists like AC/DC, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin and Biffy Clyro.

Top 20 Rock Acts Globally on Spotify

  1. Coldplay
  2. Imagine Dragons
  3. Twenty One Pilots
  4. The Beatles
  5. Linkin Park
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  7. Panic! A The Disco
  8. Metallica
  9. Arctic Monkeys
  10. Queen
  11. Fall Out Boy
  12. Green Day
  13. AC/DC
  14. Pink Floyd
  15. Blink-182
  16. Paramore
  17. Guns N’ Roses
  18. Nirvana
  19. The Rolling Stones
  20. The 1975

* Time period: January – June 2017