How are popular songs organized / sorted?

How are popular songs organized / sorted?


Hi there,

I'm an artist that is just curious as to why / how songs are organized on the main page. For example, why is the top songs only around 1200 listens while the second song is well over 10,000. If they were organized by the number of listens / streams, that would make it easier to understand. As someone who struggles with numbers / stats being in some kind of order, the way my top songs are listed seem to be completely random. Could use some clarification as to how this feature works. 



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I also just received a reply via email to my inquiry. Thanks so much Spotify!


Hey there @nowplayingjim


Thanks for getting in touch about this here in the Community. 


We're glad to hear that you've received help via email. 


The songs that appear under Popular on a Spotify artist page are ranked based on their number of all-time streams and also how recent those were.


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Thanks for that answer! I've been wondering this as well...

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