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Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ becomes the most streamed dance song of the decade

We all agree that the passing of dance music megastar Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has been one of the most tragic news in recent music history. However, the Swedish icon will forever be a living legend, as he has been the biggest representative of the electronic music scene in what it has been one of the, if not the most important decade for our beloved music genre. This goes beyond any opinion, as now numbers support this fact.

The specialised British-based charting firm Official Charts Company has released the list of UKs top 100 Biggest Songs of the decade, in which Avicii’s classic track ‘Wake Me Up‘ has captured the #13 overall position and number #1 for dance music songs, only overcome by mainstream acts including Ed Sheeran, Drake, Pharell Williams, John Legend or Justin Bieber. We can also find other massive dance music tracks in the list like ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta (#31), ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers (#35), ‘Get Lucky by Daft Punk (#36), ‘One Kiss’ (#38) and ‘We Found Love’ (#43) by Calvin Harris or ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer (#49) among many others.

However, it is not only this list confirming that Avicii has been the absolute king and dance music dominator for the past 10 years. Spotify has also confirmed it, as ‘Wake Me Up’ has been the most and overall 8th most streamed song of the entire decade. With the amount of bangers and amazing tracks that have been put out during these many years, seeing Avicii’s track ranked in a top 10 position is a bold statement. Nonetheless, his success goes way beyond ‘Wake Me Up’. If this song almost broke the mark of 1 billion streams, other amazing tunes like ‘Without You’, ‘Waiting For Love’, ‘The Nights’ or ‘Hey Brother‘ overcame the 500 million streams while ‘Lonely Together’, ‘SOS’ and ‘Levels‘ have sit on a still stunning 400 million streams.

In a decade, we got and we lost a beautiful human being and a magnificent artist. One of those special super talented producers that appear once in a hundred years. Although, we won’t be hearing new stuff from him, what it’s for sure is that Avicii’s music and legacy will live forever.

 



Born and raised in Barcelona, Pol has always been an Electronic Dance Music fan. During his teen years, he followed several music genres being especially attracted by the melodic Progressive House. While in a trip to Ibiza, Pol was captivated by an Armin van Buuren set during his "A State of Trance" residency. At that moment he was determined to join the electronic music industry. With a background in Business, Pol worked for over a year in the consumer goods industry before pursuing his dream. Once taken the decision, he went on to work in various roles for festivals in Spain, Slovenia and Croatia such as Primavera Sound, Sonar, Ultra Europe, Hideout, Sonus and Labyrinth Open. Having acquired an MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster in London, Pol has worked in PR and Communications for artists like Netsky and Annie Mac. Currently, he combines his role at WRY with the one he develops at the music festival booking platform, Festicket as Account Manager. His favourite artists are Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Dubvision, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Matisse and Sadko, Nicky Romero and Steve Angello.

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