The music streaming service Spotify has released a university league table, which reveals the top five songs students at the University of Lincoln fell in love with in 2016.
Major Lazer’s Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber and MØ) was at the bottom of the list at number five, with Zara Larsson’s Lush Life in fourth place. Jonas Blue’s version of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car came third.
Meanwhile, Drake just missed out on the top spot with his hit, One Dance, but the biggest ‘earworm’ for Lincoln students was Cheap Thrills by Sia and Sean Paul.
The single came out in February this year and reached its highest chart position – number two – in April. The track is taken from the artist’s latest album, This is Acting.
As well as revealing Lincoln’s top five tracks, Spotify’s league table also rated universities on other categories, including who discovered the most new music and who loves R&B the most.
Lincoln’s highest position was number 19 in the ‘cheddar friends’ category, which ranked students on their love for cheesy tracks and guilty pleasures.
The university’s second-best area ‘MOZART 4 EVA’, where Lincoln came 31st. Russell Group university Cambridge claimed the top spot.
Elsewhere, the data found that Lincoln students aren’t the biggest fan of R&B, after they came 46th under the ‘Bump ‘n’ Grinders’ category.
It also revealed that Wednesdays are a quiet day when it comes to listening to music. Lincoln only reached number 40 in the ‘Top of the Jocks’ section, which is about universities ‘going big’ and playing the most amount of music on the weekday.
Overall, students at the University of Lincoln were ranked 45th out of 60 universities, with Reading rated the best university on the league table.
Alongside this, Spotify announced the biggest tracks in the UK and worldwide. Drake’s One Dance dominated both charts, whilst I Took A Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) and 7 Years by Lukas Graham came second and third in the UK chart respectively.
With Drake also being most streamed male artist and having the most streamed album, Stefan Blom, Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer at Spotify, said the Hotline Bling singer “has been unstoppable this year”.
“Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry,” he said.
Globally, Rihanna was crowned the most streamed female artist, One Direction star Zayn Malik was the biggest breakout artist and Mark Ronson’s smash hit Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars) was the top party/dance song this year.
The league table was published in Spotify’s mini-newspaper, The Spotify Downlow, whilst the national and global streaming statistics can be found on their website.Tweet