It's been a busy year for music, as evidenced by the eclectic tracks that have proven most popular on Spotify. While 2013 saw Miley Cyrus dominate the news cycle and Kanye West stir up more controversy than his soon-to-be wife could even begin to calculate, the 10 most frequently streamed tracks on the online music service include neither artist.
That doesn't mean the Top 10, however, is too obscure. Two of this year's songs of the summer -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" -- are slotted among the tracks, right above 17-year-old phenom Lorde's "Royals." Taking the top spots are Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."
These are the most commonly streamed songs on Spotify in the U.S. The global version features most of the same hits.
Among the most-streamed albums of the year:
1. "Night Visions" – Imagine Dragons
2. "The Heist" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
3. "The Lumineers" – The Lumineers
4. "Unorthodox Jukebox" – Bruno Mars
5. "Magna Carta…Holy Grail" – Jay Z
6. "Nothing Was The Same" – Drake
7. "Born To Die – The Paradise Edition" – Lana Del Rey
8. "18 Months" – Calvin Harris
9. "Good kid, m.A.A.d city" – Kendrick Lamar
10. "Random Access Memories" – Daft Punk
2. Jay Z
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4. Imagine Dragons
5. Kanye West
7. Justin Timberlake
8. Daft Punk
9. Lana Del Rey
10. Mumford & Sons
Spotify named "Get Lucky" the most viral track of the year and Lorde the most viral artist. Rihanna is the most commonly streamed female artist, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take that title on the male side.
Last year's three most commonly streamed songs -- Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" (featuring Kimbra), Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monáe) -- also ranked at the top of Billboard's year-end chart. This year's Hot 100 should arrive in just a couple of weeks and will likely find many of the same songs listed in prominent positions.