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Here Are Your Most Streamed Songs And Artists Of The Decade, According To Spotify

You guys really like listening to Drake huh?

Spotify's most listened to artists of 2019 and the decade

At the start of December each year, Spotify drop a truck-load of listening statistics. And with this NYE also counting as the end of the decade, we’ve got a lot of numbers to crunch and fingers to point. Let’s dig in.

First, 2019. According to Spotify, Australia was obsessed with Post Malone this year, with the rapper nabbing both spots for top-streamed act and track for ‘Sunflower’, his Spider-Verse soundtrack song with Swae Lee. On the artist front, we then respectively see Khalid, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande make up our top 5 streamed artists. That more or less makes sense.

Things are a little more interesting when it comes to Australia’s top songs. After ‘Sunflower’, we’ve got Tones and I’s massive ‘Dance Monkey’, which beats out Billie Eilish’s ‘bad guy’, despite that song coming out in January. Guess that’s what happens when your song spends 17 weeks and counting at the #1 spot.

Rounding out Australia’s top five most-listened songs for 2019 is another Post track, ‘Wow.’, then Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’.

Spotify has also broken down the most streamed track by our major cities. Melbourne, ever obsessed with appearing different, went with ‘bad guy’, while Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Townsville stayed with ‘Sunflower’. Both Hobart and Darwin picked different ‘baby sleep’ tracks. This suggests there are either a lot of sleep-deprived parents down South and up North, or the edges of Australia are slowly evolving into somnambulist humans, more powerful than the rest of us. Who knows?

Then there’s the decade front, which takes in the whole world’s listening habits. Drake, who released five albums and three mixtapes in the ’00s, reigned supreme as the most-streamed artist. Surprise!

Ed Sheeran sits at #2, but ‘Shape Of You’ is officially the biggest song of the ’10s, taking out the most-streamed track. Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem follow, respectively. Remember that Taylor Swift didn’t have her music on the service until 2017, for what that’s worth.

Find a whole heap of more statistics below, and stay tuned for Spotify’s annual ‘Wrapped’ function, which allows you to look back at your own top tracks, artists, genres and a whole heap more. We’ve been told it’s dropping in the next few days — when it’s up, you’ll find it here.


Spotify’s ‘Wrapped’ Statistics

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Australia Top Lists 

Most Streamed Artists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Khalid
  3. Billie Eilish
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Australian Artists

  1. Hilltop Hoods
  2. 5 Seconds of Summer
  3. Dean Lewis
  4. Tones and I
  5. Sticky Fingers

Most Streamed Tracks

  1. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
  2. ‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones and I
  3. ‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish
  4. ‘Wow.’ – Post Malone
  5. ‘Someone You Loved’ – Lewis Capaldi

Most Streamed Australian Tracks

  1. ‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones and I
  2. ‘Be Alright’ – Dean Lewis
  3. ‘Youngblood’ – 5SOS

Most Streamed Female Artists

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Halsey
  5. Camila Cabello 

Most Streamed Australian Female Artists

  1. Tones And I
  2. SIA
  3. Amy Shark

Most Streamed Podcasts

  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. Serial Killers
  3. Science Vs
  4. Reply All
  5. The Clearing

Most Streamed Tracks by City

Melbourne, Victoria: ‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish
Brisbane, Queensland: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
Sydney, New South Wales: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
Perth, Western Australia: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
Adelaide, South Australia: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
Hobart, Tasmania: ‘Pure Brown Noise – Loopable with no fade’ – Erik Eriksson, White Noise Baby Sleep, White Noise for Babies
Townsville, Queensland: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ – Post Malone and Swae Lee
Darwin, Northern Territory: ‘Baby Sleep Shhh: The Perfect Settling Tool for Babies!’ – littleONES

Spotify Wrapped Global Top Lists (Decade)

Most Streamed Artists of the Decade 

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Eminem

Most Streamed Female Artists of the Decade 

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Rihanna
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Sia
  5. Beyoncé

Most Streamed Tracks of the Decade 

  1. ‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
  2. ‘One Dance’  – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
  3. ‘rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)’ – 21 Savage, Post Malone
  4. ‘Closer’ – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
  5. ‘Thinking out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Global Top Lists

Most Streamed Artists 2019 

  1. Post Malone
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Bad Bunny

Most Streamed Albums 2019 

  1. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
  2. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
  3. thank u, next – Ariana Grande
  4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  5. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Most Streamed Tracks 2019 

  1. ‘Señorita’ – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  2. ‘bad guy’ – Billie Eilish
  3. ‘Sunflower’ – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  4. ‘7 Rings’ – Ariana Grande
  5. ‘Old Town Road – Remix’ – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

Most Streamed Female Artists 2019 

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Camila Cabello
  5. Halsey

Most Streamed Male Artists 2019 

  1. Post Malone
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bad Bunny
  4. Khalid
  5. J Balvin

Most Streamed Podcasts 2019

  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  3. Gemischtes Hack
  4. Fest & Flauschig
  5. The Misfits Podcast 

Most Streamed Podcast Genres 2019 

  1. Comedy
  2. Society & Culture
  3. True Crime
  4. News
  5. Health & Fitness