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Hot! Spotify Reveals the Top Songs Among College Students in the United States


New York, NY – October 9, 2015: With the college semester well underway, Spotify today reveals the most distinctively popular songs among college students. Wes Walker proves to be the most popular artist with college students as his song, Jordan Belfort, takes the top spot on the list.

To determine this ranking, Spotify data alchemist Glenn McDonald compared the music that U.S. college students (those who have taken advantage of the Spotify’s Student Discount) listen to versus non-student Spotify users.

The full playlist of distinctive songs includes hits across multiple genres including Hip-Hop, Pop, EDM, and Indie rock. Pittsburgh-born Mac Miller has three songs on the playlist including Weekend, Clubhouse and Brand Name, which take the fourth, fifth and seventh spots, respectively. U.S. students listen to lots of downtempo, chilled-out electronica-tinged music with sing-along choruses. Students also love downtempo hip hop and slow jams including oldie remakes like this Marvin Gaye remix and this somewhat faster Jackson 5 remix.

For additional information around the sound of students in the United States, visit the Spotify insights blog:

Spotify’s ‘MixtUp’ Playlist Generator: Two Tastes. One Awesome Playlist.

A big part of college is making new friends, but meeting new people can be awkward at times. To help college students make these connections, Spotify has launched “MixtUp” – a playlist generator where two different tastes makes one awesome playlist. It will help you find the ultimate middle ground with your roommate, classmate, and even your soulmate down the hall. Just enter your favorite artist, and your friend’s favorite – and Spotify will make you a playlist you’ll both love. Find it at

The Sounds of Students in the United States:

  1. Jordan Belfort, Wes Walker, Dyl
  2. Until You Were Gone, The Chainsmokers, Tritonal, Emily Warren
  3. Roses, The Chainsmokers, ROZES
  4. Weekend (feat. Miguel), Mac Miller, Miguel
  5. Clubhouse, Mac Miller
  6. Here for You, Kygo, Ella Henderson
  7. Brand Name, Mac Miller
  8. Doses & Mimosas, Cherub
  9. Nobody To Love, Alex Newell
  10. All Night Longer, Sammy Adams
  11. Brand New, Ben Rector
  12. Die A Happy Man, Thomas Rhett
  13. Magnets, Disclosure, Lorde
  14. Kanye, The Chainsmokers, sirenXX
  15. On My Mind, Ellie Goulding
  16. Pray 4 Love, Travi$ Scott, The Weeknd
  17. Jaded, Disclosure
  18. Hourglass, Disclosure, LION BABE
  19. Say My Name (feat. Zyra), ODESZA, Zyra
  20. Oh My Dis Side, Travi$ Scott, Quavo
  21. Burn Slow (feat. Rae Sremmurd), Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd
  22. Nightcrawler, Travi$ Scott, Swae Lee, Chief Keef
  23. High You Are – Branchez Remix, What So Not
  24. Sad Machine, Porter Robinson
  25. Jumpman, Drake, Future
  26. Big Rings, Drake, Future
  27. Diamonds Dancing, Drake, Future
  28. T-Shirt, Thomas Rhett
  29. Vice City (feat. Black Hippy), Jay Rock, Black Hippy
  30. Forbes (feat. G-Eazy), Borgore, G-Eazy

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