Not only was the first single from True a main-stay hit, but that entire project was exactly what the world of electronic dance music needed. Sure at Ultra last year people were pissed, but looking back now, I feel like Tim is a damn genius for changing the game and changing that big room sound we all have grown accustomed to. Bringing in instruments that normally collect dust on every electronic producers shelf.
Avicii‘s dance take on Aloe Blac‘s hit single has accrued over 280 million plays on YouTube so far, but today it’s hit another impressive milestone – it’s now the most-played song of all time on Spotify. Streamed more than 200 million times, Avicii has surpassed the previous titleholder, Imagine Dragons with Radioactive.
Wake Me Up is the fastest track to reach 100 million plays on Spotify, blasting through the figure with ease last September. It’s now being played 850,000 times per day on the streaming service, and is most popular in the following cities: Stockholm, Oslo, Gothenburg, London, New York, Madrid, Malmö, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.
But at the end of the day numbers are numbers, “So wake me up when it’s all over.”