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The Most Streamed Music In Australia For 2018, According To Spotify & Apple Music

Written by Emmy Mack on December 4, 2018

The numbers have been crunched and the results are in — here are the tunes Australia couldn’t get enough of in 2018.

The conquering artists and tunes look pretty similar across Apple Music and Spotify, with Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ‘Youngblood’ and Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ featuring in the top 5 most-spun tracks across both platforms.

Drake took out the top honours on Spotify and ranked at #3 on its fruity competitor, while Postie nabbed #1 on Apple and slotted in at number #5 on Spotify. He also took out the #3 and #4 slots on Spotify as well with ‘Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)’ and ‘Better Now’ respectively.

Meanwhile, 5SOS’s ‘Youngblood’ was the 2nd most streamed song across both platforms, but the band interestingly didn’t feature in Spotify’s list of top 5 most-streamed artists, with those honours going to Drake, Post Malone, Khalid, deceased rapper XXXTENTACION and Ed Sheeran.

Sheeran also took out Apple Music’s rankings of the most streamed albums of 2018 with ÷ (Deluxe), with Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys and The Greatest Showman soundtrack bringing up the rear.

When it came to Aussie music, 5SOS’s ‘Youngblood’ was obviously the most-streamed tune, but Spotify users were also loving Dean Lewis’s ‘Be Alright’, PNAU’s ‘Go Bang’, Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘Chateau’ and Peking Duk’s ‘Fire’.

Interestingly, after a year marred by controversy, Sydney’s Sticky Fingers were the fourth most streamed Aussie artist on Spotify, behind the likes of 5SOS, Vance Joy and Sia.

Sink your teeth into all the juicy stats below.

Spotify 2018 End-Of-Year Charts: Australia

Most-Streamed Songs

1. Drake, God’s Plan
2. 5SOS, Youngblood
3. Post Malone, Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
4. Post Malone, Better Now
5. Post Malone, I Fall Apart

Most-Streamed Artists

1. Drake
2. Post Malone
3. Khalid
4. XXXTENTACION
5. Ed Sheeran

Most-Streamed Australian Tracks

1. 5SOS, Youngblood
2. Dean Lewis, Be Alright
3. PNAU, Go Bang
4. Angus & Julia Stone, Chateau
5. Peking Duk, Fire

Most-Streamed Australian Artists

1. 5SOS
2. Vance Joy
3. Sia
4. Sticky Fingers
5. Dean Lewis
6. Angus & Julia Stone
7. Troye Sivan
8. Peking Duk
9. Hilltop Hoods
10. Amy Shark

Apple Music 2018 End-Of-Year Charts: Australia

Most-Streamed Songs

1. I Fall Apart, Post Malone
2. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer
3. God’s Plan, Drake
4. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone
5. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
6. Let You Down, NF
7. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello
8. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone
9. These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen), Rudimental
10. Silence (feat. Khalid), Marshmello
11. All The Stars, Kendrick Lamar & SZA
12. Be Alright, Dean Lewis
13. Perfect, Ed Sheeran
14. Candy Paint, Post Malone
15. The Middle, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
16. Better Now, Post Malone
17. River (feat. Ed Sheeran), Eminem
18. IDGAF, Dua Lipa
19. I Said Hi, Amy Shark
20. Nice For What, Drake

Most-Streamed Albums

1. ÷ (Deluxe), Ed Sheeran
2. beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone
3. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists
4. Stoney, Post Malone
5. Scorpion, Drake
6. ?, XXXTENTACION
7. Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar,The Weeknd & SZA
8. reputation, Taylor Swift
9. Evolve, Imagine Dragons
10. American Teen, Khalid
11. Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa
12. Beautiful Trauma, P!nk
13. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer
14. Baby Lullaby: Relaxing Piano Lullabies and Natural Sleep Aid for Baby Sleep Music, Einstein Baby Lullaby Academy
15. 17, XXXTENTACION
16. Heartbreak on a Full Moon, Chris Brown
17. The Thrill of It All, Sam Smith
18. Revival, Eminem
19. Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
20. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

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