Official Charts Company reveal UK's most streamed song

  • 17 May 2013
  • From the section Music
Nate Ruess from FUN topped the streaming chart

The Official Charts Company has revealed the most streamed song of the last 12 months was We Are Young by Fun ft Janelle Monae.

It's exactly a year since figures for the UK's Official Streaming Chart started being compiled.

A total of 4.4 billion tracks were streamed in the last twelve months from sites including Spotify, We7, Zune, Napster and Deezer.

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen was the second most streamed song.

Top 10 Most Streamed Tracks
1. 'We Are Young' Fun ft Janelle Monae
2. 'Call Me Maybe' Carly Rae Jepsen
3. 'Ho Hey' Lumineers
4. 'Don't You Worry Child' Swedish House Mafia
5. 'Diamonds' Rihanna
6. 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Gotye
7. 'Gangnam Style' Psy
8. 'Too Close' Alex Clare
9. 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' Taylor Swift
10. 'Hall of Fame' Script ft Will.I.Am
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe was the second most streamed

Kevin Brown, from Spotify said: "The huge number of streams that have been delivered in the first year of the Official Streaming Chart is proof positive of the huge and growing popularity of music streaming."

Top 20 Most Streamed Tracks
11. 'Beneath You're Beautiful' Labrinth ft Emeli Sande
12. 'Payphone' Maroon 5
13. 'Feel The Love' Rudimental ft John Newman
14. 'Locked Out Of Heaven' Bruno Mars
15. 'Spectrum' Florence & The Machine
16. 'Thrift Shop' Macklemore
17. 'Drive By' Train
18. 'Sweet Nothing' Calvin Harris ft Florence Welch
19. 'Pompeii' Bastille
20. 'Whistle' Flo Rida

Mark Foster, managing director of Deezer UK & Ireland said: "These figures show just how significant streaming now is in the UK and it's now an essential way of consuming music."

The Top 100 most listened to tracks account for less than 10% of the overall number of songs being listened to.

The figures relate to the 12 months between May 2012 and the May 2013.

The Official Streaming Chart is different to the UK Official Chart on Radio 1, which is compiled using sales figures.

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