As 2012 winds down, it’s time to look back on our musical journey and reflect on all jams past. This was a year full of heavy-hitting new releases but the most shared album in the world was a powerful contender from 2011. Adele’s 21 never left our charts in ‘12 — neither did Icelandic indie troupe Of Monsters and Men’s debut album, Alt-J’s Mercury Prize winning LP, and the soundtrack to Brazilian soap opera, Avenida Brasil.
Take a look below to see who else ruled the global Top Shared Albums on Rdio.
TOP SHARED ALBUMS — GLOBAL
1. Adele - 21
2. Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal
3. Various Artists - Avenida Brasil EP
4. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
5. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
6. Gotye - Making Mirrors
7. Paula Fernandes - Meus Encantos
8. Thiaguinho - Ousadia & Alegria
9. Audiogroove - 100% Top 40 Summer 2012
10. fun. - Some Nights
Naturally, these results are reflected back here at home, too, with the aforementioned artists and more making plenty of waves. Take a look at the Top Played Tracks in Canada to see who else made the grade:
TOP PLAYED TRACKS - CANADA
- 1. Gotye - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
- 2. Flo Rida featuring Sia - "Wild Ones"
- 3. Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
- 4. Adele - “Rolling in The Deep”
- 5. fun. featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
- 6. fun. - “Some Nights”
- 7. LMFAO - "Sexy And I Know It"
- 8. Flo Rida - "Good Feeling"
- 9. Nicki Minaj - "Starships"
- 10. Jay-Z and Kanye West - “Ni***s in Paris”
Loved the list? Then listen to the 20 Most Played Tracks on Rdio 2012 in Canada below and discover how many of the words you may already know by heart.