The most popular streaming songs around the world

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Every country has its natural resources. And every country on Earth can count its musicians among them. Science has proved that music exists in all cultures. Songwriters everywhere create music for the same fundamental reasons, including ‘infant care, healing, dance, and love.’

But are they making the same bucks?

S Money calculated the Spotify earnings of the most-streamed song by artists of every country. Then we counted the takings of the most Spotified track in each country and put both sets of data into interactive tables with playable clips.

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1. United Kingdom

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  • Spotify streams in this country: 2,724,013,193
  • Estimated earnings in this country: $13,347,665

Image Credit: Spotify.

2. United States of America

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Rockstar by Post Malone
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 2,124,372,156
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $10,409,424

Image Credit: Spotify.

3. Australia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Dance Monkey by Tones And I
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 2,101,828,534
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $10,298,960

Image Credit: Spotify.

4. Canada

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • God’s Plan by Drake
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 1,695,958,873
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $8,310,198

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5. Norway

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Faded by Alan Walker
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 1,350,560,280
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $6,617,745

Image Credit: Spotify.

6. Sweden

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Wake Me Up by Avicii
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 1,227,990,897
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $6,017,155

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7. Denmark

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • 7 Years by Lukas Graham
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 1,201,787,625
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $5,888,759

Image Credit: Spotify.

8. Lithuania

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • In My Mind by Dynoro, Gigi D’Agostino
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 962,677,266
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $4,717,119

Image Credit: Spotify.

9. Dominican Republic

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Criminal by Natti Natasha, Ozuna
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 652,964,683
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $3,199,527

Image Credit: Spotify.

10. Argentina

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Adan y Eva by Paulo Londra
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 627,517,660
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $3,074,837

Image Credit: Spotify.

11. Colombia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Déjala Que Vuelva (feat. Manuel Turizo) by Piso 21
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 544,780,626
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $2,669,425

Image Credit: Spotify.

12. Panama

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Otro Trago by Sech
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 384,965,611
  • Estimated earnings worldwide $1,886,331

Image Credit: Spotify.

13. Mexico

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Ahora Te Puedes Marchar by Luis Miguel
  • Total Spotify Streams Worldwide: 278,435,662
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $1,364,335

Image Credit: Spotify.

14. Germany

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Roller by Apache 207
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 248,424,611
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $1,217,281

Image Credit: Spotify.

15. Brazil

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Lençol Dobrado by João Gustavo e Murilo, Anala
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 212,062,341
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $1,039,105

Image Credit: Spotify.

16. Spain

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Contando Lunares (feat. Cruz Cafuné) by Don Patricio
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 210,530,663
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $1,031,600

Image Credit: Spotify.

17. Ireland (Republic of)

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Outnumbered by Dermot Kennedy
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 206,380,929
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $1,011,267

Image Credit: Spotify.

18. Philippines

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Kathang Isip by Ben&Ben
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 149,301,017
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $731,575

Image Credit: Spotify.

19. Italy

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • IL CIELO NELLA STANZA (feat. NSTASIA) by Salmo
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 117,878,562
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $577,605

Image Credit: Spotify.

20. Japan

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Pretender by Official HIGE DANdism
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 109,179,995
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $534,982

Image Credit: Spotify.

21. Belgium

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Balance ton quoi by Angèle
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 104,874,800
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $513,887

Image Credit: Spotify.

22. France

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • La vie qu’on mène by Ninho
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 104,483,752
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $511,970

Image Credit: Spotify.

23. Indonesia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Waktu Yang Salah by Fiersa Besari
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 99,401,958
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $487,070

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24. Austria

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Primo by RAF Camora
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 99,024,383
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $485,219

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25. Netherlands

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Duurt Te Lang by Various Artists
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 89,114,516
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $436,661

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26. Chile

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Not Steady by Paloma Mami
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 88,652,557
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $434,398

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27. Turkey

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • AYA by Murda, Ezhel
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 85,907,138
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $420,945

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28. Uruguay

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Me Voy by Rombai
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 76,421,302
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $374,464

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29. India

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage (From “Kabir Singh”) by Arijit Singh, Mithoon
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 74,996,934
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $367,485

Image Credit: Spotify.

30. Guatemala

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Ella by Ricardo Arjona
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 61,753,669
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $302,593

Image Credit: Spotify.

31. Singapore

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • 不為誰而作的歌 by JJ Lin
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 53,618,700
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $262,732

Image Credit: Spotify.

32. Poland

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Język ciała by Tymek
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 40,351,154
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $197,721

Image Credit: Spotify.

33. Taiwan

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Without You by 高爾宣 OSN
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 37,800,590
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $185,223

Image Credit: Spotify.

34. Thailand

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • ฝนตกไหม by Three Man Down
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 25,947,283
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $127,142

Image Credit: Spotify.

35. Finland

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Ikuinen vappu by JVG
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 24,152,127
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $118,345

Image Credit: Spotify.

36. Switzerland

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • 079 by Lo & Leduc
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 22,887,239
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $112,147

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37. New Zealand

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Vibes by SIX60
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 21,899,381
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $107,307

Image Credit: Spotify.

38. Peru

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • En Peligro de Extinción by Bembe Orquesta
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 21,872,556
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $107,176

Image Credit: Spotify.

39. Portugal

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Devia Ir by Wet Bed Gang
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 16,266,713
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $79,707

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40. Malaysia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Mimpi (feat. Alif) by K-Clique
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 14,614,760
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $71,612

Image Credit: Spotify.

41. Costa Rica

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Por Última Vez (feat. Franco De Vita) by Debi Nova
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 14,232,275
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $69,738

Image Credit: Spotify.

42. Greece

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Caliente by Mente Fuerte, Hawk, Baghdad
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 14,002,386
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $68,612

Image Credit: Spotify.

43. Malta

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Chameleon – Eurovision 2019 – Malta / Karaoke Version by Various Artists
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 12,335,264
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $60,443

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44. Vietnam

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Bài Này Chill Phết by Đen, MIN
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 10,633,278
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $52,103

Image Credit: Spotify.

45. Israel

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • מסע by Eliad
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 8,308,173
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $40,710

Image Credit: Spotify.

46. Ecuador

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Por Tu Culpa by Tres Dedos
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 7,875,930
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $38,592

Image Credit: Spotify.

47. Hungary

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Nem Tudja Senki by Follow The Flow
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 7,197,499
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $35,268

Image Credit: Spotify.

48. Honduras

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Ahora Se by Menor Menor, Lary Over
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 6,607,633
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $32,377

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49. Slovakia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Viac by Nerieš
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 3,803,866
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $18,639

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50. Paraguay

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Amigos Con Derecho by Japiaguar, Mama Santa
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 3,505,938
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $17,179

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51. Iceland

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Upp Til Hópa by Herra Hnetusmjör, Ingi Bauer
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 3,427,879
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $16,797

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52. Romania

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • 60 De Zile by Ian
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 3,308,897
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $16,214

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53. Estonia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Aluspükse by 5MIINUST, Nublu
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 2,413,561
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $11,826

Image Credit: Spotify.

54. Bolivia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Muchachita by Bonny Lovy
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 2,395,358
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $11,737

Image Credit: Spotify.

55. El Salvador

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Enfermera by Los Hermanos Flores
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 2,252,846
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: 56.$11,039

Image Credit: Spotify.

56. Cyprus

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Horevo by Michalis Hatzigiannis
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 2,038,826
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $9,990

Image Credit: Spotify.

57. Latvia

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Zemes stunda by ansis
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 1,874,775
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $9,186

Image Credit: Spotify.

58. Bulgaria

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Piyan by Preslava
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 1,298,146
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $6,361

Image Credit: Spotify.

59. Luxembourg

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Chu an da Hood by Brooze
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 231,619
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $1,135

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60. Andorra

The most popular streaming songs around the world

  • Nicki Minaj by Diktion
  • Total Spotify streams worldwide: 30,878
  • Estimated earnings worldwide: $151

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Hip hop songs reign supreme

The most popular streaming songs around the world

Spotify users dig international hip hop. The top songs from 24 countries belong to this genre, making it the most-represented in the world. The most valuable, Post Malone’s rockstar, is from the US, of course. But a German hip hop track has also generated a seven-figure paycheck. Roller by Apache 207 has earned $1,217,281 from nearly 250 million plays.

You might expect to find some weird and wonderful genres in among the ‘world music,’ but Spotify users prefer to play it straight. The most unusual genre that appears in our study is rock, which represents just one country: Czech Republic. Rock track Svaz českých bohémů by Wohnout has earned $37,978 from 7.75m clicks.

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The True Value of World Music

The most popular streaming songs around the world

Music is a universal joy with familiar motifs from culture to culture, but two other rules are at play:

Local pride and familiar nuances often make a nation’s songs big hitters at home.

But an international banger is an international banger.

As a platform, Spotify serves certain types of listener and listening habits. But there are infinite worlds of music to discover across the planet and all sorts of fun (and better paying) ways to find and support international musicians.

Listener, the most valuable song may be the song you carry in your heart.

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Methodology and sources

The most popular streaming songs around the world

Using weekly totals data from Kworb, we recorded the most-streamed song in every country. We then checked that the top song and artist was from the country – if not, we moved down the list until we found a song from a local artist.

Next we visited the artist’s Spotify profile and recorded the global streaming number for the song. Then we took the number of streams in a country and multiplied it by $0.0049 (the per-stream payout estimate from Digital Music News).

We also used data from Kworb to record the most-streamed song of all time in every country, regardless of the nationality of the artist.

The data was collected in February 2021.

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This article originally appeared on SMoney.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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