Spotify reveals what Aussies listened to in 2012

Want to see what your fellow countrymen and women were streaming in 2012? Spotify spills the beans on the music listening habits of Aussies.

It's the time of year when music fans start feverishly collating end-of-year lists, making sure not to leave out gems from the past twelve months.

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Music-streaming service Spotify has jumped the gun, releasing lists of what Aussies listened to the most over the course of 2012. The biggest surprise? Well, "Call Me Maybe" debuted at number one. Actually, that should surprise no-one who has been on the internet in 2012.

While Psy's "Gangnam Style" only managed to reach the 17th position, the biggest shock is the lack of Aussie artists who made the list. Indeed, the highest spot was taken by Gotye's smash "Somebody That I Used To Know", which only reached ninth position. Things look a little better on a global scale, with Gotye taking the number one position for most streamed song worldwide. Below is what the Aussie top 10 looks like:

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen — "Call Me Maybe"

  2. Fun — "Some Nights"

  3. Flo Rida — "Whistle"

  4. Maroon 5 — "Payphone"

  5. Birdy — "Skinny Love"

  6. Fun featuring Janelle Monae — "We Are Young"

  7. Redimental featuring John Newman — "Feel The Love"

  8. Maroon 5 — "One More Night"

  9. Gotye — "Somebody That I Used To Know"

  10. Owl City — "Good Time"

You can see the complete top 100 list via Spotify's playlist. Ready for another surprise? The global top 10 streams list actually has more Aussies on it than our local list, including Gotye and Sia:

  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"

Does Spotify reflect the greater taste of the Australian populace? We won't know that for sure until ARIA releases its top 100 singles chart at the start of 2013.

 

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