PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Most Popular Song Played During New Year

2 January 2013, 11:27

The K-Pop track continued to dominate peoples' playlists as they welcomed in 2013.

PSY's 'Gangnam Style' was the most popular song at New Year, it's been revealed.

The K-Pop track, which took 2012 by storm, was the song Spotify users played the most on 31st December.

'Gangnam Style' had twice as many plays than 'Diamonds' by Rihanna, which was the second most-played song on New Years Eve.

Spotify's top five was completed by Swedish House Mafia's 'Don't You Worry Child' at number three, while 'Scream And Shout' by Will.i.am and Britney Spears was at four and Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out Of Heaven' at number five.

'Gangnam Style' was arguably the biggest song of 2012, becoming the first music video ever on YouTube to earn more than one billion views.

It is also the video-sharing website's most-liked video of all time.

PSY performs 'Gangnam Style' in New York's Times Square:



PSY performed the track in Times Square, New York as revellers welcomed the arrival of 2013.

He was joined for the performance by MC Hammer, who showed of his best attempt to re-create the song's accompanying dance routine.

Check out the full list of most-played songs on New Years Eve below:

1. PSY – 'Gangnam Style'
2. Rihanna – 'Diamonds'
3. Swedish House Mafia – 'Don't You Worry Child'
4. Will.i.am feat. Britney Spears – 'Scream & Shout'
5. Bruno Mars – 'Locked Out of Heaven'
6. James Arthur – 'Impossible'
7 Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing'
8. Robbie Williams – 'Candy'
9. Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida – 'Troublemaker'
10. Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande – 'Beneath Your Beautiful'

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