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

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

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2. United States of America

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

3. Australia

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

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4. Canada

  • 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

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

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6. Sweden

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

7. Denmark

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

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8. Lithuania

  • 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

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

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10. Argentina

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

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11. Colombia

  • 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

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

13. Mexico

  • 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

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

15. Brazil

  • 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

  • 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)

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

18. Philippines

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

19. Italy

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

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20. Japan

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

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21. Belgium

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

22. France

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

23. Indonesia

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

24. Austria

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

25. Netherlands

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

26. Chile

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

27. Turkey

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

28. Uruguay

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

29. India

  • 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

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

31. Singapore

  • 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

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

33. Taiwan

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

34. Thailand

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

35. Finland

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

36. Switzerland

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

37. New Zealand

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

38. Peru

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

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39. Portugal

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

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40. Malaysia

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

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41. Costa Rica

  • 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

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

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43. Malta

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

44. Vietnam

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

45. Israel

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

46. Ecuador

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

47. Hungary

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

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48. Honduras

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

49. Slovakia

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

50. Paraguay

  • 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

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

52. Romania

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

53. Estonia

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

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54. Bolivia

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

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55. El Salvador

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

56. Cyprus

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

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57. Latvia

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

58. Bulgaria

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

59. Luxembourg

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

60. Andorra

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

Image Credit: Spotify.

Hip hop songs reign supreme

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

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

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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