Gotye performs during the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.(Photo: Chris Pizzello, AP)
NEW YORK - Gotye's smash hit Somebody I Used to Know is Spotify's top song of the year.
digital music service said Wednesday that the multi-platinum pop song
is the most streamed track globally this year. Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe and We Are Young by fun. are second and third, respectively.
Somebody I Used to Know is also most streamed in the United States and most shared globally, on platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
French DJ-producer David Guetta's Nothing But the Beat was the most streamed album globally. It includes hits like Titanium with Sia and Turn Me On with Nicki Minaj. Guetta is also the year's most streamed male artist.
Rihanna and Coldplay top the list of most streamed females and groups, respectively.
Spotify is available in 17 countries.