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Indulge in Rdio’s NYE: Guilty Pleasures 2013 Playlist


In the spirit of New Year’s Eve, we’ve decided to share some sweet secrets with you. Rdio’s NYE: Guilty Pleasures 2013 Playlist contains songs that we are finally ready to admit make us dance.

Normally, we’d be more than a little bit embarrassed about many of these songs, but it’s nothing that a little bit of courage as the clock strikes midnight won’t cure. At the very least, you’ll get to hear Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” with fresh, unashamed ears.

Happy New Year from all of us at Rdio!

∞  28/12/2012 — 2:00AM

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Rdio's Top Charts of 2012

Most Played Tracks 2012

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 the U.K. to see who else made the grade:

TOP PLAYED TRACKS - U.K.

  1. 1. Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
  2. 2. Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  3. 3. fun. featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
  4. 4. Gotye - “Somebody That I Used To Know”
  5. 5. Psy - "Gangnam Style"
  6. 6. Alex Clare - "Too Close"
  7. 7. Coldplay - "Paradise"
  8. 8. Jay-Z and Kanye West - “Ni***s in Paris”
  9. 9. Skrillex featuring Sirah - "Bangarang”
  10. 10. Coldplay - "Princess of China"

Loved the list? Then listen to the 20 Most Played Tracks on Rdio 2012 in the U.K. below and discover how many of the words you may already know by heart.

∞  21/12/2012 — 3:00AM

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‘Tis the Season for Rdio’s Christmas Playlist


Here’s something you can cross off your list: Nothing makes a holiday celebration more festive than the perfect music, and we’ve taken care of all of the groundwork. Press play on Rdio’s Christmas 2012 Playlist and you’ll be on the way to achieving the right spirit straightaway.

The set above offers a subtle yet playful collection of sophisticated holiday classics from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, and Louis Prima, shaken and stirred with a dash of modern revelry from Eels, The Killers, of Montreal, and so much more.

Enjoy the songs and have a merry Christmas!

∞  21/12/2012 — 1:00AM

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Listen to Coldplay Live 2012, Now on Rdio

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It was almost a decade ago now that globe-trotting epic-rockers Coldplay released their last concert album, Live 2003. Since then, the band has become one of the world’s biggest, with a slew of hits that draw in the tens of thousands of fans to each show. Now, the band is inviting listeners to the live experience again, this time updated to include songs from X&Y, Viva La Vida, and their latest album, Mylo Xyloto.

The live album and DVD is simply titled Coldplay Live 2012, and it’s available to hear now, below. To see videos of the band in action, you can head over to Coldplay’s Online Store.

∞  20/11/2012 — 1:00AM