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11 million songs were listened to on Spotify in just one week



11 million songs were listened to on Spotify in just one week


Spotify, one of the world’s leading music on demand streaming services, arrived in Italy just a week ago and eagerly awaited by all music lovers, is already a success beyond all expectations.

Here are the most popular songs and artists in our country during the launch week:

Italian users listened 11 million songs, the equivalent of 70 years of music in a single week;

Favorite song was Scream & Shout by will.i.am, which he barely beat I have hey by The Lumineers e Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars;

THE The Lumineers the most sought after artists are also confirmed, while Max Gazzè wins the title of the most listened to Italian artist on Spotify. Particularly, Gazzè it also turned out to be the preferred choice by the female audience, while men preferred Elio and Le Storie Tese.

Top Ten most listened to songs

  1. Scream & Shout, will.i.am feat. Britney Spears
  2. I have Hey, The Lumineers
  3. Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
  4. Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  5. Sweet Nothing, Calvin Harris
  6. Diamonds, Rihanna
  7. Try, P! Nk
  8. The essential, Marco Mengoni
  9. Die Young, Ke $ ha
  10. Hall of Fame, The Script

Top Ten Artists

  1. The Lumineers
  2. will.i.am
  3. Rihanna
  4. Bruno Mars
  5. Calvin Harris
  6. Max Gazzè
  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  8. Elio and Le Storie Tese
  9. David Guetta
  10. Swedish House Mafia

Sanremo 2013 Special:

Among the artists who took part in the Sanremo Festival, Marco Mengoni confirms himself as the absolute winner also in the Spotify ranking: his song “L’Essenziale” is at the top of the list of the most listened to Sanremo songs, followed by “The mononote song” by Elio and Le Tense Stories and from “Sotto casa” by Max Gazzè. Below is the Top Ten of Sanremo on Spotify:

  1. The Essential, Marco Mengoni
  2. The mononote song, Elio and Le Storie Tese
  3. Under the House, Max Gazzè
  4. The future that will be, Chiara
  5. With your mouth closed, Daniele Silvestri
  6. If you could not die, Modà
  7. You know (We just need a dream), Raphael Gualazzi
  8. Sparks, Annalisa
  9. Happiness, Simona Molinari and Peter Cincotti
  10. I would need to know, Antonio Maggio

“The launch of Spotify in Italy has exceeded our expectations, both in terms of access to the free version and in the activation of paid accounts; we are sure that all music lovers in our country will be passionate about the service, as is the case in the rest of the world “, he declares Veronica Diquattro, Head of the Italian market of Spotify.