Nope it’s not Gangnam Style (that came in at no. 3) clocking in 438,450,000 hits the most streamed song of 2013 is Baauer‘s “Harlem Shake”. The viral success story that all but saved Diplo’s label Mad Decent from folding,
landed the 24 year old producer his own court-side seat, and probably upped the stock for morph suits single handedly with all those goddamn Harlem Shake videos beat out Macklemore‘s Thrift Shop for the top spot.
According to the latest Nielsen report sharing stats and trends on how American listeners consume their music; audio and visual streaming has unsurprisingly trumped radio listens with Bruno Mars‘ When I was your man topping the radio plays list with a mere 329,000 plays in comparison. With an increase in service providers up 24% signs are pointing toward a digital streaming future for the masses.