Found November 29, 2012 on The Nosebleeds:
Spotify is the hottest new trend in the music distribution market (read why one of our music writers thinks it’s eventually going to make iTunes obsolete) so this list should be pretty indicative of the popular songs of 2012. Most-streamed tracks of 2012 (global) 1. Gotye featuring Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ 2. Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’ 3. Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’ 4. Flo Rida – ‘Whistle’ 5. Flo Rida featuring Sia – ‘Wild Ones’ 6. Train – ‘Drive By’ 7. Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’ 8. Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa – ‘Payphone’ 9. David Guetta featuring Sia – ‘Titanium’ 10. Loreen – ‘Euphoria’ Most-streamed albums of 2012 (global) 1. David Guetta – ‘Nothing But The Beat’ 2. Gotye – ‘Making Mirrors’ 3. Drake – ‘Take Care’ 4. Lana Del Ray – ‘Born To Die’ 5. One Direction – ‘Up All Night’ 6. Fun. – ‘Some Nights’ 7. Rihanna – ‘Talk That Talk’ 8. Coldplay – ‘Mylo Xyloto’ 9. Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’ 10. Flo Rida – ‘Wild Ones’ Most-shared tracks by Spotify users (the most-shared tracks to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr; global) 1. Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ 2. Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’ 3. Fun. ‘We Are Young – feat. Janelle Monáe’ 4. Flo Rida featuring Sia ‘Wild Ones’ 5. David Guetta ‘Titanium – feat. Sia’ 6. Flo Rida featuring Sia – ‘Whistle’ 7. Train – ‘Drive By’ 8. Maroon 5 – ‘Payphone’ 9. Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’ 10. Michel Teló – ‘Ai Se Eu Te Pego – Live’ Most-streamed female artists (global) 1. Rihanna 2. Nicki Minaj 3. Adele 4. Lana Del Ray 5. Katy Perry 6. Carly Rae Jepsen 7. Beyonce 8. Taylor Swift 9. Loreen 10. Kelly Clarkson Most-streamed male artists (global) 1. David Guetta 2. Flo Rida 3. Eminem 4. Skrillex 5. Gotye 6. Drake 7. Pitbull 8. Jay-Z and Kanye West 9. Chris Brown 10. Avicii Most-streamed bands (global) 1. Coldplay 2. Maroon 5 3. Fun 4. Mumford and Sons 5. Florence and the Machine 6. Linkin Park 7. LMFAO 8. One Direction 9. Train 10. Glee Cast (Cosby Sweaters, via TNW)
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