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News |  26 Aug 2020 12:36 |  By RnMTeam

Spotify reveals India’s top songs and podcasts for the Summer of 2020

MUMBAI: This has been a summer like no other, and music and podcasts have provided a consistent soundtrack for people’s daily work, workouts, chores, moods, moments, and more this season. So, Spotify took a look at what India listened to the most this summer - “Shayad” by Arijit Singh, Pritam was the top-streamed track in the country during this time, while “The Ranveer Show” was India’s favourite podcast this season.

Here’s more about the songs that dominated summer as well as the top podcasts on Spotify, based on data seen between June 1 - August 15, 2020.

INDIA’S FAVOURITE MUSIC THIS SUMMER

Also featuring in the top 5 tracks for the season, are Arijit Singh’s “Khairiyat”, as well as his track with Mithoon, “Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage (From “Kabir Singh”)” International music also reigned, with “Play Date” by Melanie Martinez, “Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)” by Jason Durelo and Jawsh 685, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”, and “ROCKSTAR” by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch featuring in the top 10 tracks India also tuned into some indie music, especially Ritviz’s “Liggi”, which featured in the top 20 tracks

INDIA’S TOP PODCASTS THIS SUMMER

Taking the #1 spot this summer was “The Ranveer Show”, hosted by Ranveer Allahbadia, also known as BeerBiceps Much like the rest of the world, India also couldn’t get enough of podcasts such as “TED Talks Daily”, and “Harry Potter At Home: Readings”, a Spotify exclusive, this summer It may have only launched three weeks ago, but that didn’t stop “The Michelle Obama Podcast”, a Spotify original from becoming the one of the top podcasts of the summer in India

THE WORLD’S MOST-STREAMED SONGS OF THE SUMMER

“ROCKSTAR” by DaBaby (featuring Roddy Ricch) was the most-streamed song of Summer 2020 on Spotify, globally The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was the second most-streamed song this summer, followed by upbeat jam - and a popular addition to workout playlists on Spotify - “Roses - Imanbek Remix” by SAINt JHN Harry Styles brought plenty of flavour with “Watermelon Sugar,” which landed in the top 5, and Dua Lipa featured twice in the top 20 with “Don’t Start Now” and “Break My Heart,” both featured on the singer-songwriter’s album Future Nostalgia which she released during quarantine

THE WORLD’S TOP PODCASTS OF THE SUMMER

With millions of listeners, “The Michelle Obama Podcast” was the top-streamed podcast on Spotify globally, this summer Listeners were clearly in the mood for all the news they can use; “NPR News Now” and “The Daily” were the second and third most popular podcasts based on the number of listeners between June 1 and August 15 Other popular pods include: “Call Her Daddy”, “TED Talks Daily”, “Harry Potter At Home: Readings”, and for the mystery-obsessed, “Crime Junkie:, “Last Podcast on the Left” and “My Favorite Murder”

Be sure to check out Wish You Were Here, a digital, immersive experience through which you can enjoy some of the season’s biggest hits overlaid with captivating sounds often associated with summer. Listeners choose from a list of summer jams (such as DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR” or Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart”), then select an idyllic summer location (such as a rooftop party or a carnival), and the microsite will generate a shareable virtual postcard.

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