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We present the list of the 5 songs and the 5 most listened artists on the streaming platform
2018 is over and we are already gathering the best that he left us this year. Spotify is one of the most used music platforms for song playback and download. It already has more than 140 million users and is the world's leading streaming platform above Apple Music.
Leer en español: Conoce las 5 canciones más escuchadas en Spotify durante el 2018
Earlier this month Spotify released a report of its statistics this year. Among these announced the most listened to songs of 2018. Here we tell you a bit about these international successes.
However, we must bear in mind that although Spotify is a Swedish company, most of the productions it hosts are from American record companies and its users are also consumers of American music, which is reflected in this list. We must also bear in mind that we rely on the official Spotify report, so the successes of the second half of December are not on the list, which may change the statistics a bit.
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1. God's Plan- Drake
In this song he talks about people who want him to fail and how difficult it is to receive new people in his life because he always suspects that they want some benefit. He says that God will not let him faint.
To make the music video he had a budget of $ 996,631.90 dollars. However, the rapper donated this money to different causes and filmed himself delivering the money, making these scenes part of the music video.
2. SAD! - XXXTENTACION
SAD! was the theme of the posthumous release of American rapper Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTENTACION, who died on June 18 of this year when two assailants shot him in an apparent robbery.
This song is an example of emo rap, which according to the Spotify report was the genre that grew the most number of listeners in 2018. The song talks about the pain and sadness of losing someone and also touches the subject of having thoughts suicides
3. Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage) - Postmalone
In this song he talks about his lifestyle, which can be compared to a rock star's life, it refers to different artists and moments of British and American rock. Postmalone had previewed this song on their social networks before its release. In January of this year, this song broke the record that before had "Shape of you" by Ed Sheran: it was the # 1 track on the global Spotify list for 108 days.
4. Psycho (ft. Ty Dolla $ ign), Postmalone
The American rapper repeats in this list of the most listened to Spotify. In this song, the two rappers talk about the luxuries they have had since they achieved fame. It is part of the album beerbongs & bentleys, in which Postmalone includes other songs that talk about luxury like cars and the jewelry that it has.
According to the specialized portal Genius, this song was highly anticipated because the artist released a teaser more than a year before its release, in January 2017. "Psycho" debuted at number two on Billboard's Hot100 list.
5. In my feelings - Drake
This was without a doubt the summer song in the United States. Produced by 40, TrapMoneyBenny and BlaqNmilD, this song has strong influences from the hip-hop eighties that was made in New Orleans.
That is why it has samples of "Smoking Gun" by Magnolia Shorty. He also uses parts of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" song and the seventh episode of the Atlanta series, directed by rapper Childish Gambino. This track was released in July of this year and is part of the Scorpion album. The music video went viral after Instagram became trend #KikiCallenge on Instagram, which was to imitate the dance steps that made the dancers of the video.
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