Which record-breaking tracks rule the streaming world? Check out our definitive ranking of the all-time most streamed songs on Spotify.
There’s no badge of honor on a music streaming platform like Spotify that conveys more prestige than the “Billions Club” recognizing the elite tier of songs with over one billion streams — and if it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as to which artists reside in the penthouse. Ed Sheeran is sitting pretty at the top of the heap these days while The Weeknd is right on his tail, but that got us thinking about who’s following close behind.
Below, check out the most-streamed songs on Spotify, including the three tracks with more than three billion listens (!) each.
Let’s get to streaming!
Most-streamed Songs on Spotify: The Top 5
Figures based on Spotify app data as of Oct. 26, 2023.
1. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran: 4.175 billion
From his 2017 third studio album ÷, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You” became the first song to hit two billion streams on Spotify and currently stands as the platforms’ No. 1 most streamed-song, knocking The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” out of the lead. By December of 2019, “Shape Of You” was Spotify’s most-streamed song of the 2010s, as well as the most-streamed song on Apple Music as of May 2023 with over 930 million streams (and counting.)
2. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd: 3.953 billion streams
The previously single most-streamed song on Spotify and now holding the second spot on the list, “Blinding Lights” additionally spent nearly two years on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — one of the longest chart runs in history. The second single from The Weeknd‘s After Hours album was the overall best-selling global single of 2020 and was certified Diamond (10x Platinum) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in April 2022.
3. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran: 3.804 billion
Unbeknownst to most fans, “Perfect” was the very first track that Sheeran penned for his third studio album, ÷ , which debuted in 2017. Released only three months later was a second version of the ballad titled “Perfect Duet,” during which the English singer-songwriter was accompanied by none other than Beyonce. The music video stars actress Zoey Deutch and was directed by Jason Koenig, who also directed the video for Sheeran’s “Shape Of You.” Fast forward to the following year, “Perfect” received three nods at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards for Song Of The Year, Best Pop Video, and Best Direction.
4. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi: 3.386 billion
Puerto Rican-bred artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee set the bar high for forthcoming Latin pop and reggaeton releases after unleashing their January 2017 “Despacito” hit into the music industry ether. In April 2017, the official remix featuring Justin Bieber was released and skyrocketed the song to the top of international charts almost instantly. At the 18th Latin Grammy Awards, the track received numerous nominations including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, and Best Short Form Music Video. “Despacito” broke numerous records including becoming the first Latin song to receive a diamond certification from the RIAA and the longest-running number-one on the Hot Latin Songs chart with 56 weeks under its belt.
5. “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi: 3.007 billion
Marking Lewis Capaldi’s first No. 1 single, “Someone You Loved” spent seven consecutive weeks atop the charts and was the best-selling single of 2019 in the United Kingdom. The song earned a nomination at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year — and did you know that in 2019, “Someone You Loved” was the best-selling song in Ireland with 26.8 million streams?
Most-streamed Songs on Spotify: The Top 15
Song streaming rankings via Spotify app data as of Oct. 26, 2023.
|1||“Shape Of You”||Ed Sheeran||4.175B|
|2||“Blinding Lights”||The Weeknd||3.953B|
|5||“Someone You Loved”||Lewis Capaldi||3.160B|
|6||“Sunflower”||Post Malone & Swae Lee||3.050B|
|7||“Save Your Tears”||The Weeknd||3.026B|
|8||“Heat Waves”||Glass Animals||3.002B|
|9||“Dance Monkey”||Tones And I||2.968B|
|11||“Starboy”||The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk||2.849B|
|12||“Rockstar”||Post Malone feat. 21 Savage||2.845B|
|13||“Levitating (Remix)”||Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby||2.836B|
|14||“One Dance”||Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla||2.832B|
|15||“Goosebumps”||Travis Scott feat. Kendrick Lamar||2.810B|
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