“Pumped Up Kicks” Was Spotify’s Most Popular Song in the U.S. in 2011

Posted December 29

Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” has been stuck in my head for 6+ months now, and judging by Spotify’s end-of-year charts, I’m not alone.

Thursday, the music subscription service is out with its Review of the Year, which includes the top 100 tracks for each of the countries it serves, end-of-year playlists from a variety of musicians and popular songs from each month of the year.

Topping the U.S.’s chart was Foster The People’s unusually infectious jam about gun-toting kids sporting sneakers, “Pumped Up Kicks.” The band also came in at number five for “Helena Beat.” Check out the top 10 tracks in the U.S. below (and the band’s performance at our first O Music Awards hereabouts):

Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Gym Class Heroes – “Stereo Hearts – feat. Adam Levine”
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Rihanna – “We Found Love”
Foster The People – “Helena Beat”
Maroon 5 – “Moves Like Jagger” – Studio Recording From The Voice Performance
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Skrillex – “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything”
LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”

In other countries, however, Foster The People didn’t manage to crack the top 10. Jennifer Lopez, it seems, was more popular, nabbing the top spot in Finland, Norway and Spain for “On The Floor.”

Check out the full list over at Spotify and let us know in the comments: What was your most-listened-to song of 2011?

By Brenna Ehrlich