Are you curious about the most popular SoundCloud songs of all as of 2022? You highly likely are. Maybe you are a listener looking for songs to include in your playlists. Or perhaps you are an artist trying to learn what's trending on the platform. That's wise; the information you'll get will be helpful even if your genre is not the same as the ones on the top. You can pick some elements you can incorporate into your work.
Here's a list that will satisfy your curiosity. Below are the top 10 most popular songs on the platform.
“Look at Me!” is the debut single by the late rapper XXXTENTACION and the lead single from his debut commercial mixtape, “Revenge.” It premiered on December 30, 2015, on Rojas' (the song's co-producer) SoundCloud account.
This song was a sleeper hit in 2017. And now, it is in 10th place among the most popular songs on SoundCloud. Look at Me has 199 million plays on SoundCloud. It is also popular on other platforms, with 1.8 billion views on Spotify and over 470 million on YouTube.
Unlike the vegetable it was named after, the hip-hop song “Broccoli” is viral on SoundCloud. It is by DRAM featuring Lil. Yachty, who the producer Rick Rubin introduced to him.
Broccoli is the lead single from DRAM's debut studio album “Big Baby DRAM.” Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution released it on April 6, 2016.
This song received critical acclaim. Broccoli also debuted at number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart published on July 2, 2016, and peaked at number 5.
Broccoli is also the 9th most-streamed song on SoundCloud, with 201 million plays.
Without a doubt, BTS is one of the most famous music groups in the world right now. Unsurprisingly, a song by a member of the septet went trending. V released his first-ever self-composed song on SoundCloud in January 2019. It's called “Scenery.”
The K-pop sensation shared what the song is all about: nostalgia. He said it's about how looking at pictures reminds him of his childhood memories. He wishes to have more memories like that and will continue to capture them.
As of this writing, this song has 202 million plays on SoundCloud.
“Panda” is the debut single of the rapper Designer. This song achieved so many things. For starters, it received a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Panda's music video was also nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Even Rolling Stone praised Panda; it described it as one of the 30 best songs of 2016's first half.
That said, it's unsurprising that this single is one of the most-streamed songs on SoundCloud. Panda is currently in 7th place, with 205 million plays.
Lil Uzi Vert is one of the most famous artists who started on SoundCloud. So, a song with his involvement is expected on this list. “Bad and Boujee” is a song by the hip-hop group Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert's vocals.
Bad and Boujee went viral in December 2016 because of the line “rain drop, drop top,” which gave birth to lots of memes. Additionally, Donald Grover gave it a shoutout at the 2017 Golden Globes.
Today, Bad and Boujee has 218 million plays on SoundCloud and sits at 6th place in the most-streamed songs on the platform.
“Lean On” is a collaboration between American electronic music dance group Major Lazer, French DJ Snake, and Danish singer MØ. It is the lead single for Major Lazer's third studio album, “Peace is the Mission.”
This single was a commercial success. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Furthermore, it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.
Lean On is now 5th place in the most-streamed songs on SoundCloud. It has 222 million plays as of this writing.
“Lucid Dreams,” by the American rapper Juice Wrld is in 4th place with 233 million plays. It was released on the platform in June 2017. The song debuted at number 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 2.
Lucid Dreams is also popular outside of SoundCloud. It is even on the most streamed songs on Spotify too. This song has over 2 billion streams on that platform.
Juice Wrld revealed during an interview that he wrote the song as a “therapy session” during a period of relationship problems. Perhaps, it's its relatability that made the song famous.
Lil Uzi Vert makes a reappearance on this list. “XO Tour Llif3” was from the extended play “Luv is Rage 1.5” and the debut album “Luv is Rage 2.” The song was released on SoundCloud in February 2017. It was Lil Uzi Vert's highest-charting single as a solo artist at the time. This song is now the 3rd most streamed song on SoundCloud, with 244 million plays.
Lil Uzi Vert is not the only one with two entries on this list. Even better, XXXTENTACION owns both songs, while the former was just featured on one of the songs.
“F*ck Love” was number 41 on the US Billboard hot 100. Then, after XXXTENTACION's death, it peaked at number 28.
Those who know this song are not likely to be surprised with this song being number two. It was the most-streamed song on SoundCloud in march 2019. It now has 286 million plays and sits at number two.
No one is safe from the K-pop invasion, not even the rappers on SoundCloud. Promise by BTS member Jimin dethroned XXXTENTACION's song as the most-streamed song on SoundCloud. It currently has 307 million plays and is still going strong. It seems this will stay at the top for quite a while.
Date: December 8, 2022 / Categories: SoundCloud Plays, / Author: Rich Drees
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