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2017 in review: Most popular songs this year

The end of the year means a round-up of the most listened-to songs on streaming services, and it looks like Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have had a good 2017.

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Songs by the musicians have topped Spotify and Apple Music end-of-year lists for the most-streamed tracks -- notably Sheeran’s single, “Shape of You” from his album “Divide” and “Despacito,” which was initially released with success that only grew once a remix with Justin Bieber was released. Pandora, which operates more like a radio, ranked its top songs by ones that were most thumbed up -- that is, songs that were rated with the most “thumbs up.”

Related: These are the most-watched music videos of 2017

Here are the most-popular songs of the year for some of the major streaming platforms:

Spotify

  1. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran 
  2. “Despacito (Remix)” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber 
  3. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 
  4. “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay 
  5. “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You” has topped multiple end-of-year lists for 2017.
Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images/Getty Images

Apple Music

  1. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
  2. “Despacito (Remix)” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  3. “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
  4. “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar
  5. “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt

Pandora

  1. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
  2.  “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
  3. “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar
  4. “Despacito (Remix)” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  5. “Mask Off” by Future

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