Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" tops Spotify's list of most-played bland songs in 2012

Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" tops Spotify's list of most-played bland songs in 2012

Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” has nabbed the dubious honor of being Spotify’s most popular track of 2012, a year in which the world fell in love with bland, vaguely electro ballads. It narrowly beat out Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer juggernaut “Call Me Maybe,” which came in second. Also making the list of the world’s mildest and broadly palatable singles are fun.’s “We Are Young,” Train’s “Drive By,” and not one but two songs from Flo Rida, who made the chart with “Whistle” and “Wild Ones.”

The most frequently streamed group in 2012 was Coldplay, while David Guetta and Rihanna nabbed most-streamed male and female, respectively.

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