January 2, 2013


Psy's "Gangnam Style" & Rihanna's "Diamonds" Most-Played New Year's Eve Songs

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You love "Gangnam Style," everyone! You really, really do—enough so that PSY's billion-times-viewed YouTube smash was New Year's Eve's most played song on Spotify, according to a report from the streaming service. Rihanna's "Diamonds" came in second, but a distant No. 2 with half as many plays as "Gangnam Style." 2013's first moments were indeed heralded with horse-dancing.

Also helping ring in the new year were, sensibly, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (beat that for a resolution), Ke$ha's "Die Young" (not the healthiest rezzie, but hey, 2012 wasn't great for everyone) and Maroon 5's "One More Night." A couple surprises were will.i.am and Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout" ranking at No. 4, and Jay-Z and Kanye West's banger "N*ggas in Paris"—a staple of 2011, mind you—sneaking in for No. 13. Here's the full list:

1. "Gangnam Style" — Psy
2. "Diamonds" — Rihanna
3. "Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit)" — Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
4. "Scream & Shout" — will.i.am feat. Britney Spears
5. "Locked Out of Heaven" — Bruno Mars
6. "Impossible" — James Arthur
7. "Sweet Nothing" — Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
8. "Candy" — Robbie Williams
9. "Troublemaker" — Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
10. "Beneath Your Beautiful" — Labrinth feat Emeli Sande
11. "Ho Hey" — The Lumineers
12. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" — Taylor Swift
13. "N*ggas In Paris" — Jay-Z
14. "Die Young" — Ke$ha
15. "Can You Hear Me?" — JME & Ms D Wiley feat. Skepta
16. "Titanium" — David Guetta feat. Sia
17. "One More Night" — Maroon 5
18. "Hall of Fame" — The Script
19. "Disclosure" — Latch feat. Sam Smith
20. "Gold Dust" — DJ Fresh