As half of 2014 is already in the books, Spotify figured it would a good time to reflect on the first six months of the year to discover the songs that have been ruling the charts this year so far! 2014 has seen a number of songs go viral including The Chainsmokers’ “#SEFLIE”, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and more.

Here’s a list of the most-streamed song on Spotify during the first half of 2014 (Global):

  1. Katy Perry – ‘Dark Horse’ (142,666,577)
  2. Pitbull – ‘Timber’ (128,853,502)
  3. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – ‘Rather Be’ (127,829,913)
  4. OneRepublic – ‘Counting Stars’ (103,629,220)
  5. John Legend – ‘All of Me’ (102,494,251)
  6. Mr. Probz – ‘Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)’ (94,043,979)
  7. Imagine Dragons – ‘Demons’ (89,681,979)
  8. Jason Derulo – ‘Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)’ (86,332,147)
  9. Lorde – ‘Royals’ (86,091,843)
  10. Avicii – ‘Hey Brother’ (85,537,636)

Listen to the most-streamed songs of the first half of 2014 here:


Now although Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” didn’t have the longest running #1 song in the first half of 2014, it did amassed more streams than any other song in the world — more than 142 million plays in the spend of 6 months!

Besides the most streamed songs, Spotify also monitored the most-viral songs of the first half of 2014. Some of the most-viral songs of early 2014 include:

  1. Lana Del Rey – ‘Once Upon a Dream’
  2. Soko – ‘We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow’
  3. Dillon Francis – ‘Get Low’
  4. Foster The People – ‘Coming of Age’
  5. Chromeo – ‘Jealous (I Ain’t With It)’
  6. Tegan & Sara ft. The Lonely Island – ‘Everything Is AWESOME!!!’
  7. Zedd – ‘Find You’
  8. Doug Seegers ft. Jill Johnson & Magnus Carlsson – ‘Going Down To The River’
  9. Beck – ‘Blue Moon’
  10. Mike Oldfield – ‘Nuclear’

Listen to the most-viral tracks of 2014 to date here:


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Bryna spends most of her time obsessing over cars and sports, particularly football while keeping updated with the entertainment scene. From raves to rock concerts, Bryna listens to all sorts of genres and is also a fan of horror and action movies.