Rihanna Had Most Popular Song For New Year’s Celebrations, According To Spotify

Posted January 4

New Year’s is all about making flimsy resolutions, making out with strangers, and, of course, making with the dancing. While we don’t quite care about how the general public made out in the first two categories, we were keen to know which tunes scored New Year’s in the U.S. Spotify, one of the newest and hottest music subscription services in the U.S., kindly provided us with that information.

The Top 10 Songs Played During New Year’s Eve/Day in the U.S.

Rihanna – We Found Love
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Drake – Take Care
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
Jay Z – Ni**as In Paris
Gym Class Heroes – Stereo Hearts – feat. Adam Levine
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Unsurprisingly, the 10 top songs played on Spotify on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were also extremely popular jams in 2011, including, at number one, Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” and, at number two, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.”

Grammy-nominated musicians also made the cut, with Adele taking a top spot, as well as Skrillex and Bruno Mars. Bon Iver also got some heavy play throughout the top 200 songs spun as we wandered into 2011, with three songs showing up on the list.

Other interesting additions include the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy,” the only song available on Spotify from their new album El Camino (the band famously declined to offer their album on Spotify because they didn’t think the return would be great enough), older songs like Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ “Home” and MGMT’s “Kids” (proof that we all get nostalgic on New Year’s — apparently for home and childhood), and Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” (only one of many signs that early 2012 will bring us even more from the songstress formerly known as Lizzy Grant).

Check out the full list below and let us know in the comments: What did you listen to whilst celebrating the dawning of 2012?

Rihanna – We Found Love
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Drake – Take Care
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
Jay Z – Ni**as In Paris
Gym Class Heroes – Stereo Hearts – feat. Adam Levine
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
David Guetta – Without You (feat. Usher)
Rihanna – You Da One
T-Pain Featuring Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa – 5 O’Clock
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Drake – Headlines – Explicit Version
J Cole – Work Out – Explicit Version
Avicii – Levels – Radio Edit
Cobra Starship – You Make Me Feel… – feat. Sabi
LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
Jay Z – Ni**as In Paris
Skrillex – First Of The Year – Equinox
Foster The People – Helena Beat
LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything
Jason Derulo – It Girl
Drake – Headlines – Explicit Version
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – Young, Wild & Free – feat. Bruno Mars
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger – Studio Recording From The Voice Performance
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger – Studio Recording From The Voice Performance
Drake – Over My Dead Body
Drake – Make Me Proud
Gavin DeGraw – Not Over You
Drake – HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)
Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like A Love Song
Drake – Crew Love
Beyoncé – Countdown
AWOLNATION – Sail
Drake – Shot For Me
Drake – Marvins Room
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
M83 – Midnight City
Wiz Khalifa – No Sleep
Fun. – We Are Young – feat. Janelle Monáe
Lil Wayne – She Will
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Lil Wayne – Mirror
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now – Explicit Version
Kanye West – All Of The Lights
Drake – Make Me Proud
Rihanna – Talk That Talk
Foster The People – Call It What You Want
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Beyoncé – Love On Top
Pitbull Featuring Chris Brown – International Love
Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
Drake – Under Ground Kings
Mac Miller – Donald Trump
Beyoncé – Best Thing I Never Had
Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
Drake – We’ll Be Fine
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
Lil Wayne – How To Love
B.o.B – Strange Clouds – feat. Lil Wayne
Drake – Doing It Wrong
Lady Antebellum – Just A Kiss
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Drake – Practice
Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Breathe Carolina – Blackout
Bon Iver – Holocene
Tyga – Rack City – Explicit Version
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
Big Sean – Dance (A$$) Remix – Explicit Version
The Band Perry – If I Die Young
DJ Khaled – I’m On One – Explicit Version
Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls)
Snoop Dogg – Sweat (Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta) [Remix]
Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Radio Mix)
Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight
Skrillex – Kill EVERYBODY
Pitbull Featuring Marc Anthony – Rain Over Me
Rihanna – Cockiness (Love It)
Hot Chelle Rae Featuring New Boyz – I Like It Like That
Beth – Someone Like You
Lady Gaga – You And I
Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
Drake – Lord Knows
Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor
Big Sean – Dance (A$$)
Jay Z – Otis
Benny Benassi – Cinema – Skrillex Remix
Michael Bublé – White Christmas – Duet With Shania Twain
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Michael Bublé – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Foster The People – Houdini
Rihanna – We Found Love
Taio Cruz – Hangover
Britney Spears – I Wanna Go
DEV – In The Dark
Wale – Lotus Flower Bomb – feat. Miguel
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
Kanye West – Monster
Drake – The Real Her
Beyoncé featuring André 3000 – Party
Nicki Minaj – Stupid Hoe – Explicit Version
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Nicki Minaj – Fly
Katy Perry – E.T. (feat. Kanye West)
M83 – Midnight City
Drake – Buried Alive Interlude
David Guetta – Titanium (feat. Sia)
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You
Michael Bublé – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Drake – Cameras / Good Ones Go Interlude
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You – Original Version
Luke Bryan – I Don’t Want This Night To End
Mac Miller – Knock Knock
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Bon Iver – Perth
Drake – Marvins Room
Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up
Skrillex – Bangarang – feat. Sirah
Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup
Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You
Jessie J – Domino
Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
David Guetta – Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Jason Aldean – Dirt Road Anthem
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
Lady Gaga – Marry The Night
Kanye West – POWER
Drake – Look What You’ve Done
Outasight – Tonight Is The Night
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow
Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat – Radio Edit
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Lil Wayne – Right Above It – Explicit
Ellie Goulding – Lights – Single Version
Kid Cudi – Erase Me – Main
Skrillex – Rock N’ Roll [Will Take You To The Mountain]
Jay Z – Otis
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
Avicii – Levels
MGMT – Kids
Avicii – Levels – Skrillex Remix
Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory
Foster The People – Waste
Eminem – No Love
Big Sean – Dance (A$$)
Michael Bublé – Holly Jolly Christmas
Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home
Taylor Swift – Sparks Fly
Skrillex – Right In
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Wiz Khalifa – On My Level – feat. Too $hort
Bad Meets Evil – Lighters
LMFAO – Shots
Jason Aldean – Tattoos On This Town
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Drake – The Ride
Adele – Daydreamer
Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Jay Z – Gotta Have It
Lady Antebellum – We Owned The Night
Lil Wayne – She Will
The Black Keys – Everlasting Light
Grouplove – Tongue Tied
Eminem – ‘Till I Collapse
Skrillex – Summit – feat. Ellie Goulding
Dr. Dre – I Need A Doctor – Explicit Version
Eminem – Not Afraid
Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat
Deadmau5 – Strobe – Radio Edit
JAY-Z – Empire State Of Mind [Jay-Z + Alicia Keys] – Explicit Album Version
Michael Bublé – Silent Night
Deadmau5 – Some Chords
The Script – Nothing
Taylor Swift – Ours
Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff – feat. Rob Swire
Beyoncé – 1+1
Usher featuring Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
Rihanna – Birthday Cake
Michael Bublé – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Wham! – Last Christmas – Single Version
Deadmau5 – Outta My Life – Touch Mix
Young the Giant – Cough Syrup
Coldplay – The Scientist
Michael Bublé – Jingle Bells – feat. The Puppini Sisters
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands [feat. Roscoe Dash and Wale] – Explicit Album Version
Lil Wayne – Drop The World
Rihanna – We All Want Love
Michael Bublé – Christmas [Baby Please Come Home]

By Brenna Ehrlich

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