Spotify's most played songs this summer

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#1

Is music doomed?

Spotify’s U.K. Top 10 Songs of the Summer:

  1. Drake (feat. Wiz Kid, Kyla) - One Dance
  2. Drake (feat. Rihanna) - Too Good
  3. Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) – This Is What You Came For
  4. Kungs, Cookin’ On 3 Burners - This Girl (Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners)
  5. Major Lazer - Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)
  6. Justin Timberlake – CAN’T STOP THE FEELING
  7. The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya) - Don’t Let Me Down
  8. Sia - Cheap Thrills
  9. Galantis - No Money
  10. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better

Spotify playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/1JsB8aPXuhRBaa3bqGqrTE

Spotify’s Global Top 10 Songs of the Summer:

  1. Drake (feat. Wiz Kid, Kyla) - One Dance
  2. Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) - This Is What You Came For
  3. Sia - Cheap Thrills
  4. The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya) - Don’t Let Me Down
  5. Justin Timberlake - CAN’T STOP THE FEELING
  6. Drake (feat. Rihanna) - Too Good
  7. Desiigner - Panda
  8. Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Work From Home
  9. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
  10. Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better

Full list here: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotifyusa/playlist/0EZ276mDGPn4yonf73yz4H


#2

Music will never be doomed, but Earth and the humans definitely are… did everyone see that bit about the little musical bit that keeps getting repeated in popular songs?? and that is why normals love it? the alternation between the fifth and the third??? It was going around FB a couple weeks back, probably was also on this board. But I mean, this is reason number one that spotify’s most played tracks are disheartening!


#3

I’ve still never listened to Drake. Is there an indie points badge on this board?


#4

hope so, cos i’m not entirely sure i’ve heard anything on that list


#5

“Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.” - Charles Bukowski


#6

I’ve seen Major Lazer live twice so you win here Ic_Smic.


#7

To me this has always just been an emo/pop-punk influence on modern pop. It’s probably the safest way for some massive acts to seem a bit credible and festival-friendly. Obviously there’s an element of The Arcade Fire’s children adapting the idea, which led to The Lumineers and Of Mice & Men, etc, but I blame all of those post-hardcore bands and silly Blink-182 sorts who wrote incredibly catchy vocal hooks atop those super-fast riffs and drums.