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“Gangnam Style” Was The Most Popular New Year’s Eve Song

January 2, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

NME reports that Spotify users have voted PSY’s “Gangnam Style” as the most popular song played on New Year’s Eve this year.

It was the song Spotify users played the most on December 31 as 2012 ended and 2013 began. “Gangnam Style” had twice as many plays as the #2 choice, which was Rihanna’s “Diamonds”.

This caps off a huge year of success for PSY (real name Park Jae-Sang). The video passed a billion views on Youtube. The song was the first UK #1 by a Korean artist and it has sold over four million copies worldwide. It also broke the record on Youtube for the “most liked” video with 2,234,180 likes. Guinness World Records said that it passed LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (1,574,963), Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ (1,327,147) and Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ (1,245,641).

Here’s the top twenty songs played on New Year’s Eve by Spotify users:

1. Gangnam Style – Psy
2. Diamonds – Rihanna
3. Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) feat. John Martin – Swedish House Mafia
4. Scream & Shout – 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. Ni**as 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

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