The end of 2019 means a brand new decade is just around the corner — but before we can say goodbye to the 2010s, it’s important to look back at the decade that was.
While there’s still a full month left of the year, Spotify is ready to start anew — and has announced the most streamed songs, albums and artists of the past 10 years.
So with that, which songs and artists did we stream to death while belting out bangers in our car?
Well, the number one streamed song was (unsurprisingly) Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran.
With more than 2.3 billion streams, you could say the whole world fell in love with the song.
You probably won’t be surprised to know Sheeran had another hit song in the top five, with romantic ballad Thinking Out Loud coming in at number five.
But, while he had two songs in the most streamed category, Ed wasn’t actually the most streamed artist (well, he was close).
Rapper Drake beat him to the top spot, with 28 billion streams alone, followed by Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande and (is it 1999?) Eminem.
In 2019, there was a slight difference.
Post Malone was the most streamed artist with more than 6.5 billion streams, followed by Billie Eilish (duh!) and Ariana Grande.
The most streamed track in the world was Senorita by real-life lovebirds Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, followed by Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee, 7 Rings by Ariana Grande and Old Town Road – Remixby Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Billie Eilish’ When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was the most streamed album of the year, followed by Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone.
Locally, our most streamed artist in Australia was Post Malone and his track, Sunflower, was the most streamed song (Thanks, Deadpool).
Taking out the most streamed local track was ARIA Award winner Tones and I with hit Dance Monkey, followed by Be Alright by Dean Lewis and Youngblood by 5SOS.
Phew. What a decade.
Bring on 2020!