This Is Spotify's Most-Streamed Song

Fun fact: Both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj turned down the chance to sing it..

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Spotify has revealed its most popular track ever, and TBH, it's a bit of a surprise.

For one, it's not a Michael Jackson classic or, you know, Beyoncé. And then there's the fact that it's not exactly a number-one song, peaking at No. 4 and No. 2 spots in the US and UK respectively. So, what song has quietly racked up 526 *million* plays worldwide?

That would be the infectious, Bollywood-inspired club banger "Lean On," by Major Lazer. The track is made up of producers Diplo and Switch, featuring MØ (you might know her from this ridiculously-good Spice Girls cover (opens in new tab)) and DJ Snake.

And here's the craziest part: the song landed in Major Lazer's lap after being turned down by Rihanna AND Nicki Minaj, which is like Sarah-Michelle-Gellar-turning-down-the-role-of-Cher (opens in new tab)-in-Clueless cray.

As for who Diplo and the gang knocked out of the top spot, that would be Ed Sheeran with his pull-at-your-heart-strings ballad "Thinking Out Loud." Better luck next time, Eddy boy!

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.