Can you name the songs that have been streamed at least a billion times on Spotify? (HINT: Think Canadian.)

It was only three years ago that “One Dance” by Drake became the first song to ever crack the one billion streams mark on Spotify. Today there are no fewer than 25 songs which have hit that mark. Yes, that’s how big streaming has becoming in that short a time.

Here’s the list as of today. It’s only going to get longer, of course. And note the number of Canadians, too.

  1. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
  2. Drake – “One Dance (ft. Wizkid and Kyla)”
  3. The Chainsmokers – “Closer (ft. Halsey)”
  4. Post Malone – “Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)”
  5. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
  6. Drake – “God’s Plan”
  7. Major Lazer – “Lean On (ft. DJ Snake & MØ)”
  8. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito (ft. Justin Bieber)”
  9. Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
  10. Camila Cabello – “Havana (ft. Young Thug)”
  11. Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
  12. The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down (ft. Daya)”
  13. The Weeknd – “Starboy (ft. Daft Punk)”
  14. Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (Seeb Remix)
  15. Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
  16. Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”
  17. James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
  18. DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You (ft. Justin Bieber)”
  19. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
  20. Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
  21. The Chainsmokers – “Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay)”
  22. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO TOUR Llif3”
  23. Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
  24. Major Lazer – “Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ)”
  25. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

More information at Forbes.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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