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Spotify’s Year-in-Review has some puzzling choices

Not all songs with the word sex in it make the best sex songs.


Brianna Holt


Published Dec 19, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 8:57 am CDT

As 2016 comes to an end, Spotify has released its annual end-of-the-year playlists. What is catching everyone’s attention is the most popular song that people had sex to: “Sex” by Cheat Codes and Kriss Kross Amsterdam.

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The U.K. had a different preference: “Sex With Me” by Rihanna.

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I wouldn’t have either of these songs on my personal sex playlist, but I guess having the word sex in it alone is enough to label it as a love-making banger.

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Here’s more of Spotify’s year-in-review top songs and categories.

  • Top sad song: “Say Something” – A Great Big World
  • Top breakup song: “One Dance” – Drake (feat. WizKid and Kyla)
  • Top party/dance song: “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
  • Top workout song: “‘Till I Collapse” – Eminem (feat. Nate Dogg)
  • Top gaming song: “Fort Minor” – Remember The Name (feat. Styles of Beyond)
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Most Streamed Tracks 

1. “One Dance” – Drake (feat. WizKid and Kyla) 

2. “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” – Seeb Remix – Mike Posner

3. “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya) 

4. “Work” – Rihanna (feat. Drake) 

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5. “Cheap Thrills” – Sia

Surprisingly, that list differs pretty significantly from Spotify’s Top Tracks of 2016 playlist for the U.S.

Most Streamed Albums 

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1. Views – Drake

2. Purpose – Justin Bieber

3. ANTI – Rihanna

4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots

5. Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd

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*First Published: Dec 19, 2016, 12:18 pm CST