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These are Spotify's most popular tracks of 2013
Imagine Dragons and Macklemore dominated the music-streaming service this year
 
The band's single, "Radioactive," did okay for itself on Spotify.
The band's single, "Radioactive," did okay for itself on Spotify. (Facebook/Imagine Dragons)

People around the world listened to an astounding 4,500,000,000 hours of music on Spotify this year, a considerable portion of which was — you guessed it! — dominated by Macklemore.

The music-streaming service enjoyed by 24 million users globally just released its list of the most popular tracks of 2013. Here in the States, Americans gravitated to the thumpy dubstep and throaty yodels of the band Imagine Dragons, which had the most-played song of the year in "Radioactive."

Very polite rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis took second and third place with their Walmart-friendly anthems "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us," respectively. In fourth place was "Get Lucky," a disco toe-tapper by French robots Daft Punk and guest Pharrell Williams, who also did his charming falsetto yelp thing on the fifth place winner, "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, a catchy tune designed to make car rides with your parents uncomfortable.

The rest of the list is rounded out with tracks from Taylor Swift's broody new teenage pal Lorde, The Lumineers, some fellow named Justin Timberlake, the guy who did "Levels," and another loud thing that sounds like dubstep. Miley didn't crack the top 10.

For the record, last year's top songs on Spotify were "Somebody I Used to Know" and "Call Me Maybe."

Listen to 2013's most-played tracks here:

 
Chris Gayomali is the science and technology editor for TheWeek.com. Sometimes he writes about other stuff. His work has also appeared in TIME, Men's JournalEsquire, and The Atlantic.

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