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Breakthrough Gotye hit is Spotify song of the year

Posted: November 29, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Updated: November 29, 2012 9:00 a.m.

In this April 15 photo, Australian artist Gotye performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Gotye's smash hit "Somebody I Used to Know" is Spotify's top song of the year.

The digital music service said Wednesday that the multiplatinum pop song is the most streamed track globally this year. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and "We Are Young" by fun. are second and third, respectively.

"Somebody I Used to Know" was also most streamed in the United States and most shared globally, on platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

French DJ-producer David Guetta's "Nothing But the Beat" was the most streamed album globally. It includes hits like "Titanium" with Sia and "Turn Me On" with Nicki Minaj. Guetta is also the year's most streamed male artist.

Rihanna and Coldplay top the list of most streamed females and groups, respectively.

Spotify is available in 17 countries.

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