The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
The Eurovision Song Contest has had its fair share of controversy, but a shock move on live national TV by Germany's entry to bow out even before the event sparked a media storm Friday. Rock and blues singer Andreas Kuemmert was picked by television viewers in Germany's pre-contest Thursday evening to represent the country at the Eurovision final in Vienna on May 23. "I'm a small singer," the performer said, announcing he was "overwhelmed" and would cede the title to second-placed Ann Sophie, 24, who, stunned and tearful, hugged him. The Eurovision Song Contest, an annual glitzy pop fest broadcast across Europe and beyond, pits hopefuls against each other in their quest to follow in the footsteps of ABBA or other past winners.
BERLIN (AP) — Andreas Kuemmert got handed what many musicians would consider a dream ticket, winning the popular vote to represent Germany at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.