Spotify's Most-Streamed Song Ever Is...
Avicii's 'Wake Me Up,' with 235M listens
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 25, 2014 8:56 AM CDT
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(Newser) – If Spotify listens are a barometer for musical quality, then the best song of all time is, apparently, "Wake Me Up," by electronic dance music producer and DJ Avicii. The song has been streamed some 235 million times, the Huffington Post reports, making it the music service's most-listened-to song. The runner-up? "Blurred Lines," by Robin Thicke, TI, and Pharrell Williams. That one's been streamed just 160 million times, however. Spotify has also revealed its leading male and female artists: Eminem and Rihanna.

The service just announced that it's got more than 40 million users—including 10 million paying subscribers. It leads among comparable services like Deezer and Rhapsody, the Huffington Post notes, and it's about 100 times as big as Beats Music, Quartz reports. But that's not enough to make it profitable, Businessweek notes. Pandora, by comparison, has 250 million worldwide users, the Daily Mail reports, though its service doesn't allow the level of user control offered by Spotify. The top music streaming source, however, is actually a video service: YouTube.

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May 27, 2014 5:41 AM CDT
Old people here posting their disgust for the music embraced by the young. Like that's never happened. What did gramma and grampa say about Elvis when he first started performing? How about the Beatles?
May 26, 2014 9:32 PM CDT
river of shit
May 26, 2014 5:33 AM CDT
Who the heck is Spotify?