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Here are the tunes Irish Spotify users couldn't stop listening to in 2015

Spoiler: we sure do love Ed Sheeran.

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A FEW WEEKS ago, Spotify released data on what people across the world were listening to in 2015.

Drake was named as the world’s most streamed artist of 2015, while Major Lazer’s Lean On was revealed as the most streamed song of the year.

But what were people in Ireland listening to? reached out to Spotify to find out and here are the results…

The top 10 most streamed artists in Ireland were…

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Hozier
  3. Calvin Harris
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Sam Smith
  6. Kygo
  7. Kanye West
  8. One Direction
  9. Avicii
  10. Rihanna

As you can see, poor auld Drake is nowhere to be seen.

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As for the most popular albums?

The Weeknd topped that list followed by James Bay, Years & Years, OMI and Avicii.

  1. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
  2. James Bay – Chaos And the Calm
  3. Years & Years – Communion
  4. OMI – Me 4 U
  5. Avicii - Stories

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And finally, the most streamed songs were…

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*drum roll*

  1. OMI – Cheerleader 
  2. Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. MØ and DJ Snake)
  3. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
  4. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  5. Kygo - Firestone
  6. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)
  7. Hozier - Take Me To Church
  8. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  9. Maroon 5 – Sugar
  10. James Bay - Hold Back The River

A playlist containing the top 100 tracks in Ireland for 2015 can be viewed here. Please note that Ed Sheeran has 7 (!) songs in the top 100.

It’s Ed’s world and we’re just living in it, y’all.

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Written by Amy O’Connor and posted on

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