2014 was a big year for Spotify, both in Australia and around the world. 50 million users around the planet listened to over seven billion hours of music. Ed Sheeran and Eminem got top nods for the number of tracks streamed, while Coldplay and Imagine Dragons had the most-listened albums. If you're one of Spotify's users, you can find out exactly what horrible songs you left on repeat over the last 12 months.
Spotify's 2014 Year In Review is out now; you can search through and get the down-low on top artists, albums, genres and songs. Those worldwide stats are great, but there's even more detail for us Aussies. Here's a quick list of the most-listened-to songs, artists and albums of 2014, specifically in Australia:
Most streamed artists 1. Ed Sheeran 2. Coldplay 3. Eminem 4. Lorde 5. Calvin Harris
Most streamed tracks 1. Happy From "Despicable Me 2" - Pharrell Williams 2. Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) - Clean Bandit 3. Riptide – Vance Joy 4. Fancy – Iggy Azalea 5. Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Most streamed albums 1. x - Ed Sheeran 2. In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith 3. The New Classic - Iggy Azalea 4. Built On Glass – Chet Faker 5. GIRL – Pharrell Williams
If those aggregated stats aren't enough for you, you can drill down even further and take a look at your own personal 2014 In Review, which breaks out your favourite genres and plenty of other musical stats like mobile versus Web, seasonal choices, and the days of the week on which you listen most. Sometimes that data isn't especially flattering, though:
As a little extra, here's the most-streamed Aussie songs of 2014 in a convenient Spotify playlist. [Spotify]