Revealed: The most popular song of 2018

  • 05/12/2018

It was the year that cemented rap and hip-hop's dominance across the music charts, but one Chicago artist has proved fairest of them all.

On Tuesday, Apple Music and Spotify released their 'Best of 2018', with both streaming services acknowledging Drake's smash 'God's Plan' as the number one most listened to track.

Six60's incredible year was recognised with three songs in the top 30 most streamed tracks of the year on Apple Music.

Their latest EP finished second to Ed Sheeran on the album charts - who also took out the top spot last year - with the local heroes out-streaming Drake and Post Malone.

Malone has proved a fan favourite however, with the 23-year-old nabbing two top 10 spots, and four of the top 20 most-streamed tracks in New Zealand.

On Spotify, Kiwis preferred his 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' to Drake's 'Scorpion', and the 'Fall Apart' singer took out their most-streamed album of the year in New Zealand.

Check out the full lists of the most streamed content in New Zealand below:

Apple's Best Music of 2018


Top Songs:


1. God's Plan, Drake

2. I Fall Apart, Post Malone

3. Don't Give It Up, Six60

4. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello

5. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone

6. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

7. All The Stars, Kendrick Lamar & SZA

8. Nice For What, Drake

9. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone

10. Silence (feat. Khalid), Marshmello

Top albums: 


1. ÷ (Deluxe), Ed Sheeran

2. Six60 - EP, Six60

3. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists

4. Scorpion, Drake

5. Stoney, Post Malone

6. beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone

7. Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar,The Weeknd & SZA


9. Heartbreak on a Full Moon, Chris Brown

10. The Thrill of It All, Sam Smith

Spotify's Year in Music 2018


Most Streamed Artists: 


1. Drake

2. Post Malone


4. J Balvin

5. Ed Sheeran*

*Ed Sheeran was the top-streamed artist in 2017

Most Streamed Female artists: 


1. Ariana Grande

2. Dua Lipa

3. Cardi B

4. Taylor Swift

5. Camila Cabello

Most Streamed Tracks: 


1. God's Plan – Drake


3. Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) - Post Malone

4. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - Post Malone

5. In My Feelings - Drake

Most Streamed NZ Artists: 


1. Six60

2. Lorde

3. Katchafire

4. Fat Freddy's Drop

5. Sons of Zion

6. Drax Project

7. Stan Walker

8. Mitch James

9. The Black Seeds

10. Kings

Most Streamed Albums: 


1. Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

2. Drake, Scorpion

3. Ed Sheeran, ÷


5. Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa

Most Streamed Collaborations: 


1.  Post Malone, Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

2. Normani, Khalid, Love Lies

3. Post Malone, rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)

4. Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line, Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line)

5. SZA, Kendrick Lamar, All The Stars