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2014: a year in music

As 2014 comes to an end, I sum up my year in music. Well, according to Spotify. Apparently 45% of what I listened to was pop. I partly blame my kids for that, with whom I occasionally share my streaming account. The artist par excellence  was Sam Smith, the top album was his In the Lonely Hour and Calvin Harris’ Summer was apparently the track that I streamed the most. I can vouch for all of that.

On the move a lot, my conception of things is that I don’t listen to much music. 89% through a mobile device comes as no surprise, 26 802 minutes of streaming does.

World wide, these were the most streamed songs of 2014:

  1. Happy – From “Despicable Me 2″ – Pharrell Williams
  2. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
  3. Summer – Calvin Harris
  4. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
  5. All of Me – John Legend

Pharrell Williams’ megahit Happy was played more than 260 millions times during the course of the year. The most shared artist overall was the Brit Ed Sheeran with 860 million plays world wide.

2014 was also the year in which Taylor Swift made headlines by removing her entire catalogue from Spotify.

Here are a few personal spotify playlist recommendations for 2015:

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