Spotify Premium Australia: What Aussies Have Been Listening To
Spotify launched in Australia six years ago. Since then, Spotify Premium users have significantly increased. There are a lot of great Australian musicians that made it globally and most of them are very influential in the music scene. As a tribute to the six-year anniversary of Spotify in Australia, here are the artists and tracks that Aussies have been listening to over the course of six years.
Since 2012, when Spotify entered the music market in Australia, the music streamed equalled 55 lifetimes after a few years. It is concrete proof that Aussies are music lovers.
In this article, you will find out the track reviews, favourite albums, most loved and popular tracks and memorable global music culture that impacted Aussies choices.
Aussies’ Favourite Artist
For six years, the artist that dominated the playlists of Aussies is Flume. Flume has a unique and upbeat sound that made it stand out among the rest. Flume has a range of genre that drives its listeners wanting for more. They explore a diverse genre of music such as electronica, future bass, trap music, experimental music and others.
Next to Flume is the song Cheap Thrills by Sia. Cheap Thrills landed the fifth-highest ranked song Aussies streamed on Spotify. Sia is an artist that delivers music that makes you want to dance and sing along. It has an upbeat sound perfect for a life of a party. It is the soundtrack of every girlfriend on a night out.
Today, the streaming figure of Australians is equivalent to 1,090 lifetimes. It significantly increased while Spotify Premium users also increased. The streaming habits of Aussies have the power to shape a new subculture according to Alicia Sbrugnera, Head of Shows &Editorial of Spotify AUNZ. She also added that the huge involvement of music in Australians daily activities will mould a new history.
To elaborate on Aussies great music influencers, here are some momentous global cultural events that impacted their choice of tunes.
The Spice Girls reunion at the London Olympic last 2012
After the reunion concert, Spice Girls’ tracks skyrocketed up to 3.5x higher before the concert. The Radio-Edit Wanna Be version and Spice Up Your Life was the top two songs listened to frequently.
The Harlem Shake Domination in 2013
After the release of Baauer’s Harlem Shake, Australians scaling equivalent is thirty times higher than Mount Everest. This activity is beyond unbelievable but true. Australians love to Harlem Shake!
Coldplay’s A Sky Full Of Stars Music Video in 2014
During and after Coldplay shoot and released their A Sky Full of Stars music video situated in Sydney’s streets, their streaming scale went up to 10.3%.
#MeToo Movement in 2017
The solidarity movement amongst women called #MeToo drives many Australians to listen to girl music. This women advocacy created a sense of solidarity and promoted women supporting the women movement. Thus, after #MeToo became popular globally, the female artists’ streaming scale boosted by 4.5%.
#Beychella – Festival Fomo at Coachella in 2018
Queen Beyonce’ shocked the crowd with her live performance at Coachella. Aussies were streaming non-stop and been listening to Mars of Beyonce’ from the album Down Under repeatedly.
Top 10 Aussies Favourite Artists Globally from 22 May 2012 to 1 May 2018
- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Vance Joy
- Iggy Azalea
- Troye Sivan
- Tame Impala
- Hillsong United
- Keith Urban
Top 10 Most Streamed Australian Artist from 22 May 2012 to 1 May 2018:
- Hilltop Hoods
- Vance Joy
- Angus & Julia Stone
- Bliss n Eso
- RÜFÜS DU SOL
- Peking Duk
- Tame Impala
- Chet Faker
Top 10 Aussies Most-Streamed Albums from 22 May 2012 to 1 May 2018:
- Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
- Flume – Skin
- Sia – This Is Acting
- Flume – Flume
- Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung
- RÜFÜS DU SOL – Bloom
- Chet Faker – Built On Glass
- Tame Impala – Currents
- Starley – Call On Me
- Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
Top 10 Most Streamed Aussie Tracks from 22 May 2012 to 1 May 2018:
- Flume – Never Be Like You
- Flume – Say It
- Starley – Call On Me – Ryan Riback Extended Remix
- Vance Joy – Riptide
- Sia – Cheap Thrills
- Hilltop Hoods – 1955
- Pnau – Chameleon
- Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)
- Peking Duk – Stranger
- Amy Shark – Adore
Top 10 Australian Female Artists from 22 May 2012 to 1 May 2018
- Tash Sultana
- Iggy Azalea
- The Veronicas
- Vera Blue
- Amy Shark
- Meg Mac
- Jessica Mauboy
- Missy Higgins
- Alison Wonderland
Music truly is one of the great influencers for centuries. Although it has evolved for decades, music is what brings life to the everyday life of Australians. It is a language that everybody understands.