Guess an artist's most popular song on Spotify

i think its the only song of hers i know

I assumed American Idiot

Answer It’s Basket Case by a good 50 mil

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REM

  • Shiny Happy People
  • Man on the Moon
  • Everybody Hurts
  • Losing My Religion
  • It’s the End Of the World As We Know It

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i’m kinda surprised, but then also that song was fucking everywhere, and continues to be fairly ubiquitous so i guess i’m not really

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Mad how sometimes a random album track is a band’s top track by a mile. Always presume it must be on a popular playlist and then once it reaches the top it’s self perpetuating as people check out the top tracks.

eg. The Fall’s top track is Mountain Energei from 2003 which is surprising (can’t remember any of my other examples now)

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Pavement

  • Gold Soundz
  • Range Life
  • Father to a Sister of Thought
  • Harness Your Hopes
  • Cut Your Hair

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Mark Cohn

  • Ghost Train
  • Work To Do
  • Silver Thunderbird
  • Walking In Memphis
  • True Companion

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It’s Harness Your Hopes, colour me shocked!

Also lol why is Father in there? Weird

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Only knew this because I remember seeing it before and being quite surprised.

Most people went for one of the top 2. It’s Losing My Religion by absolutely fucking miles.

Think often these things must be skewed by compilations or prominent playlists or something.

For example, Yo La Tengo’s most popular (almost twice as many as second-place Autumn Sweater) is fairly standard album track I’ll Be Around cos of the Boyhood soundtrack (I assume anyway)

Would be a better format if we put the answer written in a spoiler below the poll. Like fuck I’m looking them up myself

The Cure

  • Close to Me
  • Friday I’m in Love
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Lovesong
  • Just Like Heaven

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The answer is Friday Friday gotta get down on Friiiday

Yeah, wtaf is going on there?

Look at the first reply and see why that’s a bad idea

Just write “the answer is…” or something

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Well done everyone. It is, unbelievably, Walking In Memphis.

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Pet Shop Boys

  • It’s A Sin
  • Always On My Mind
  • Being Boring
  • West End Girls
  • Rent

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The answer is Always On My Mind but I’m making the blurred bit really long so you can’t guess the answer by looking at its length

Stardust

  • Music Sounds Better With You
  • Music Sounds Better With You - Radio Edit

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The answer, my fellow DiSers, is without a doubt the radio edit, since it is shorter and who has time for the artist’s original vision?

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How is Silence Kit not even in that list?