Pandora Releases List of Top Aussie Artists on Its Platform, as Australian Open Begins
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Just in time for the Australian Open — the first Grand Slam event of the tennis season — streaming service Pandora has released a list of the most “thumbed up” songs by Australian artists on its platform. The new data is part of a collaboration between Pandora and the Tennis Channel, timed to the start of the Australian Open tournament, which runs from February 8th to February 21st.
Gotye and Kimbra’s 2011 mega-hit, “Somebody That I Used To Know,” tops Pandora’s list, followed by Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (featuring Charli XCX), and AC/DC’s classic, “You Shook Me All Night Long,” rounding out the top three. The list also includes throwback artists like Savage Garden and Crowded House, as well as newer stars like Troye Sivan and “Dance Monkey’s” Tones and I.
Pandora says it used its “Top Thumb” data to capture the tracks that were most liked or “thumbed up” by listeners on the platform. Pandora users can “thumb” a song to add it to their “My Thumbs Up” playlist. The music service will also create custom playlists for you based on artists you have liked, or after you have thumbed five or more songs on a particular radio station.
Worth noting: an artist’s “top thumbed” track isn’t always their popular song on the charts. The Weeknd’s all-time most thumbed-up song isn’t “Blinding Lights,” for example, but rather “Earned It,” which comes in far ahead of the rest with 9.2 million thumbs up, followed by “Star Boy” (3.8 million thumbs up) and “Die for You” (2.8 million thumbs up).
In terms of Aussie artists, you can see the full list of top Australian artists on Pandora below, and find out more on Pandora.com.
- “Somebody That I Used To Know” (feat. Kimbra), Gotye
- “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
- “You Shook Me All Night Long,” AC/DC
- “Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield
- “Battle Scars,” Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco
- “Crave You,” Flight Facilities
- “Riptide,” Vance Joy
- “Chandelier,” Sia
- “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Trap
- “Stayin’ Alive,” Bee Gees
- “Walking On A Dream,” Empire Of The Sun
- “Down Under,” Men At Work
- “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” Jet
- “You’re Going Down,” Sick Puppies
- “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
- “Torn,” Natalie Imbruglia
- “Never Be Like You (feat. Kai),” Flume
- “Youngblood,” 5 Seconds Of Summer
- “Truly Madly Deeply,” Savage Garden
- “Youth,” Troye Sivan
- “Shooting Stars,” Bag Raiders
- “Big Jet Plane,” Angus & Julia Stone
- “No Diggity,” Chet Faker
- “You’re The One That I Want,” Olivia Newton-John
- “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” Crowded House
- “I Just Want To Be Your Everything,” Andy Gibb
- “Need You Tonight,” INXS
- “All Out of Love,” Air Supply
- “Be Alright,” Dean Lewis
- “Dance Monkey,” Tones And I
- “Under The Milky Way,” The Church
- “Reminiscing,” Little River Band
- “Untouched,” The Veronicas
- “Priceless,” for KING & COUNTRY
- “Joker and the Thief,” Wolfmother
- “Tomorrow,” Silverchair
- “Warm Whispers,” Missy Higgins
- “Frontier Psychiatrist,” The Avalanches
- “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” Tame Impala
- “The Road,” Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
To qualify for the list, the artists had to have been born or raised in Australia. See all the details on Pandora.com. You can also head to Pandora to sign up for a free account, which gets you personalized stations, access to podcasts, and unlimited skips (after you listen to an ad). Ad-free plans on Pandora start at just $4.99.
As for tennis, you can stream the Australian Open live online via the Tennis Channel, which is showing live or same-day matches every day of the two-week event. You can watch the Tennis Channel live without cable by signing up for a free trial to fuboTV or Sling TV, which will both let you stream the Australian Open online free.
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