- 25 Aug 20
The results are based on streaming data between June 1 and August 15.
Streaming service Spotify has unveiled its Songs of Summer and Podcasts of Summer today, ahead of the summer's official end.
The most-streamed Song of Summer 2020 is officially 'ROCKSTAR' by DaBaby (featuring Roddy Ricch) with more than 380 million streams - an impressive number given how young the rapper is.
“I knew ‘ROCKSTAR’ was going to be a HIT while I was creating the record,” the rapper says in the announcement.
“But to watch the world make it into a GLOBAL HIT is an Amazing Feeling. GOD IS GREAT!”
Following DaBaby’s 'Rockstar' is The Weeknd’s 'Blinding Lights', which takes the slot for the second-most-streamed song this summer.
The TikTok viral hit racked up just under 340 million streams between June 1 and August 15, and although it was released last November, it speaks to cities being “cold and empty.”
In third place is SAINt JHN’s dance jam 'Roses – Imanbek Remix' which garnered over 280 million streams and was added to pretty much every gym playlist out there.
Harry Styles' fruity jam 'Watermelon Sugar' also landed in the top five, with Dua Lipa featuring twice in the top 20 with 'Don’t Start Now' and 'Break My Heart' from her sophomore album Future Nostalgia.
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande also featured in the Top 20 list.
The Podcasts of the Summer is The Michelle Obama Podcast, which launched just three weeks ago, but it already has “millions” of listeners.
The former first lady speaks to her listeners about the topical themes of identity, self-care, and family.
NPR News Now and The Daily were the second and third most popular podcasts based on number of listeners between June 1 and August 15.
Other top shows include Call Her Daddy, TED Talks Daily, and Harry Potter At Home: Readings, featuring familiar voices like Daniel Radcliffe and Helena Bonham Carter.
The mystery-obsessed were streaming Crime Junkie, Last Podcast on the Left, and My Favorite Murder.