Here’s What Songs the World Has Been Listening to the Most in Lockdown

We know everyone’s baking banana bread during the lockdown, but what’s everyone listening to? The team of OnBuy set out to discover what the world’s been pressing play on the most while being quarantined.

To do this, they scoured Spotify for playlists with the words “lockdown,” “quarantine,” “coronovirus” and/or “COVID-19” in their title. The top 500 of those playlists (defined as those with the most followers), were then analyzed to reveal which songs appeared the most. In total, the playlists featured more than 35,000 songs. Below are the top 20 most featured songs.

The World’s Favorite Lockdown Songs

  • “Toxic” by Britney Spears, in 95 playlists
  • “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees, in 87 playlists
  • “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer, in 85 playlists
  • “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police, in 83 playlists
  • “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, in 75 playlists
  • “SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott, in 70 playlists
  • “Mask Off” by Future, in 69 playlists
  • “Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony, Ty Dolla $ign, in 67 playlists
  • “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child, in 66 playlists
  • “Fever” by Peggy Lee, in 65 playlists
  • “It’s the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine” by R.E.M., in 62 playlists
  • “Harder to Breath” by Maroon 5, in 60 playlists
  • “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, Halsey, in 59 playlists
  • “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd, in 57 playlists
  • “Down With the Sickness” by Disturbed, in 55 playlists
  • “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin, in 55 playlists
  • “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, in 54 playlists
  • “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd, Daft Punk, in 53 playlists
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, in 52 playlists
  • “Toxicity” by System of a Down, in 51 playlists

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