Gotye tops Spotify streaming 2012 chart. Complete charts here

“Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye was the most-streamed song of 2012 by the 15 million global users of the Spotify streaming service.

A number one in 25 countries, the song written by the Belgian-Australian musician and sung by New Zealand performer Kimbra, has dominated digital listening.

Gotye’s song has notched up an estimated 500 million streams during the year, including 350 million YouTube video plays and around 15 million tags on the Shazam phone song identification service.

“Somebody…” has sold 10 million downloads, including one million in the UK, making it the biggest-selling single of the year so far.

Most-streamed tracks of 2012 (global)
1. Gotye featuring Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
3. Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe – ‘We Are Young’
4. Flo Rida – ‘Whistle’
5. Flo Rida featuring Sia – ‘Wild Ones’
6. Train – ‘Drive By’
7. Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’
8. Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa – ‘Payphone’
9. David Guetta featuring Sia – ‘Titanium’
10. Loreen – ‘Euphoria’

Most-streamed albums of 2012
1. David Guetta – ‘Nothing But The Beat’
2. Gotye – ‘Making Mirrors’
3. Drake – ‘Take Care’
4. Lana Del Ray – ‘Born To Die’
5. One Direction – ‘Up All Night’
6. Fun. – ‘Some Nights’
7. Rihanna – ‘Talk That Talk’
8. Coldplay – ‘Mylo Xyloto’
9. Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
10. Flo Rida – ‘Wild Ones’

Most-shared tracks by Spotify users (the most-shared tracks to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Spotify user’s Inboxes)
1. Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
2. Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’
3. Fun. ‘We Are Young – feat. Janelle Monáe’
4. Flo Rida featuring Sia ‘Wild Ones’
5. David Guetta ‘Titanium – feat. Sia’
6. Flo Rida featuring Sia – ‘Whistle’
7. Train – ‘Drive By’
8. Maroon 5 – ‘Payphone’
9. Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’
10. Michel Teló – ‘Ai Se Eu Te Pego – Live’

Most-streamed female artists
1. Rihanna
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Adele
4. Lana Del Ray
5. Katy Perry
6. Carly Rae Jepsen
7. Beyonce
8. Taylor Swift
9. Loreen
10. Kelly Clarkson

Most-streamed male artists
1. David Guetta
2. Flo Rida
3. Eminem
4. Skrillex
5. Gotye
6. Drake
7. Pitbull
8. Jay-Z and Kanye West
9. Chris Brown
10. Avicii

Most-streamed bands
1. Coldplay
2. Maroon 5
3. Fun
4. Mumford and Sons
5. Florence and the Machine
6. Linkin Park
7. LMFAO
8. One Direction
9. Train
10. Glee Cast

Most popular apps by usage
1. TuneWiki
2. Soundrop
3. We Are Hunted
4. Last.fm
5. Pitchfork
6. Digstr
7. musiXmatch
8. Billboard
9. Filtr
10. Moodagent