top spotify tracks
[Photos via YouTube]

We all know our favorite songs by our top bands, but we aren’t always spot-on when it comes to their most popular ones. The Spotify listeners have spoken, and their answers took us off guard.

Here are the most surprising top-streamed songs on Spotify that we may or may not agree with.

Read more: blink-182 will bring back ‘Enema’ era item if more anniversary gigs happen


1. Fall Out Boy – “Centuries” (449.6 million) 

Landing in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, Fall Out Boy struck gold with “Centuries,” receiving four platinum honors for the leading single off 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho. While we agree the song deserves recognition, the surprise came with the relegation of the band’s breakout track, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” to the third most-streamed spot on Spotify.

Other top tracks: “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” (273.3 million), “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” (267.9 million), “Thnks Fr The Mmrs” (209 million), “Uma Thurman” (170.1 million), “Dance, Dance” (166.1 million)

2. Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes” (511.5 million)

“High Hopes” has been a platinum mega-hit for Panic! At The Disco as of late, having gained major traction since Pray For The Wicked dropped this past summer. The track became the longest-leading No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs. It also recently surpassed “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” as both the band’s highest-charting track and their most-watched YouTube video. However, its claim of the band’s top-streamed Spotify track is still shocking given how recent it was released and the longevity of the scene staple that is 2005’s “I Write Sins.”

Other top tracks: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” (322.6 million), “Death Of A Bachelor” (216.3 million), “This Is Gospel” (202 million), “Emperor’s New Clothes” (170.3 million), “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” (148.2 million)

3. Palaye Royale – “You’ll Be Fine” (6.1 million)


Showing off last year’s Boom Boom Room (Side B), “You’ll Be Fine” came through as the streaming favorite from Palaye Royale. Even a feature from Kellin Quinn couldn’t rocket “Ma Cherie” to the top, making us believe a new most-streamed song might be crowned following their next album.

Other top tracks: “Mr. Doctor Man” (5.2 million), “Ma Cherie” (feat. Kellin Quinn) (2.4 million), “Don’t Feel Quite Right” (2.2 million), “Dying In A Hot Tub” (2.2 million)

4. Set It Off – “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing” (feat. William Beckett) (49.3 million)


Set It Off made waves with their sophomore effort, Duality, which topped off at No. 86 on the Billboard 200. The album was also responsible for the band’s top-streamed Spotify song, “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,” which nearly doubled second-place “Why Worry.” The album made a splash on Spotify as well, responsible for three of the band’s top 10 songs.

Other top tracks: “Why Worry” (25 million), “Partners In Crime” (feat. Ash Costello) (19.7 million), “The Haunting” (16.8 million), “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” (15.9 million)

5. Green Day – “Basket Case” (325.2 million)


Yes, “Basket Case” is one of Green Day’s most iconic songs, breaking them into the mainstream along with the rest of Dookie. However, we guessed one of the premier tracks off the mid-2000’s dominating American Idiot would take the streaming throne. Nonetheless, this is a situation where you really can’t go wrong. They’re all classics.

Other top tracks: “American Idiot” (269 million), “Wake Me Up When September Ends” (249 million), “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” (220.6 million), “21 Guns” (213 million)

6. Taking Back Sunday – “MakeDamnSure” (58.2 million)


One of the closest races in the list, Taking Back Sunday’s “MakeDamnSure” edged out the No. 1 spot by less than 100,000 streams. “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” took a close second, but tallied a respectful amount when considering the mainstream success of “MakeDamnSure,” which cracked Billboard’s Hot 100 shortly after its release.

Other top tracks: “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” (58.1 million), “A Decade Under The Influence” (22.3 million), “You’re So Last Summer” (22.2 million), “Liar (It Takes One To Know One)” (16.2 million)

7. 5 Seconds Of Summer – “Youngblood” (639.6 million)


“Youngblood” spent an impressive 46 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it completely realistic that it would also take the crown for 5 Seconds Of Summer’s top track. Even with the evidence stacked in favor of “Youngblood,” we still can’t believe everyone isn’t still stuck on their self-titled album (“She Looks So Perfect,” specifically).

Other top tracks: “She Looks So Perfect” (200.5 million), “Who Do You Love” (121.3 million), “Want You Back” feat. the Chainsmokers (110.1 million), “Lie To Me” feat. Julia Michaels (65.7 million)

8. From First To Last – “Make War” (16.4 million)


We’re still awaiting a new From First To Last album, and apparently so is everyone else. One of the band’s last two singles, “Make War,” is a perfect example of that. “Note To Self” was a surprising snub, but even “Emily” beat out our pick for top song.

Other top tracks: “Emily” (9.4 million), “Note To Self” (6.2 million), “Dead Trees” (1.9 million), “Surrender” (1.9 million)

CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE