R.E.M. tops Spotify’s Top 10 viral tracks

It’s likely that the Mayan prediction of a Dec. 21 doomsday boosted Michael Stipe and R.E.M.’s 1987 single “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” to the top of Spotify’s list as the most viral track or the week of Dec. 17. Enlarge photo

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It’s likely that the Mayan prediction of a Dec. 21 doomsday boosted Michael Stipe and R.E.M.’s 1987 single “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” to the top of Spotify’s list as the most viral track or the week of Dec. 17.

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it from Dec. 17–23, through Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (Capitol Records)

2. Fort Atlantic, “Let Your Heart Hold Fast” (Dualtone)

3. Tamar Braxton, “Love and War” (Universal Republic)

4. The Neighbourhood, “Sweater Weather” (SME/the (r)evolve group)

5. Ra Ra Riot, “When I Dream” (Barsuk Records)

6. Lifehouse, “Between the Raindrops” (Geffen Records)

7. Christina Aguilera, “Just a Fool” (RCA Records)

8. In This Moment, “Blood” (Century Media)

9. The Killers, “Here With Me” (Island Def Jam)

10. Chief Keef, “Hate Bein’ Sober” (Interscope Records)

UNITED KINGDOM

1. R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (Capitol Records)

2. >1 Fish Man, “One Pound Fish – Market Version” (Karman Entertainment)

3. Howard Shore, “Misty Mountains” (WaterTower Music)

4. Black Veil Brides, “In the End” (Universal Republic)

5. Kavinsky, “Protovision” (Record Makers)

6. Alex Winston, “Velvet Elvis” (V2 Records)

7. My Chemical Romance, “The World Is Ugly” (Reprise Records)

8. Bob Dylan, “It Must Be Santa” (Sony Music)

9. Metallica, “Nothing Else Matters” (Blackened Recordings)

10. Tom Odell, “Another Love” (Sony Music)