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In this Saturday, July 2, 2005 file photo, British singer George Michael accompanied by other musicians and children from Africa wave to the crowds goodbye at the finale the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said on Christmas day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. He was 53.

January 03, 2017

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

George Michael, others lost in 2016, make the list

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it, divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Dec. 23, to Thursday Dec. 29, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. George Michael, "Freedom! '90" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

2. Kris Kross Amsterdam, "Are You Sure? (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)" (Parlophone Records)

3. George Michael, "Father Figure - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

4. George Michael, "One More Try - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

5. George Michael, "Faith - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

6. La La Land Cast, "Another Day Of Sun" (Interscope Records)

7. George Michael, "Careless Whisper" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

8. Quad City DJ's, The 69 Boyz and K-Nock, "What You Want For Christmas" (Atlantic Records)

9. Wham!, "Last Christmas" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

10. DJ Katch, "Lights Out (Too Drunk) (feat. Hayley)" (Warner Music Germamy)


UNITED KINGDOM

1. Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, "Carol of the Bells" (Sony Music Entertainment)

2. The Everly Pregnant Brothers, "Chip Pan"

3. Kris Kross Amsterdam, "Are You Sure? (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)" (Parlophone Records)

4. Bad Lip Reading, "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)" (Bad Lip Reading)

5. Midland, "Final Credits" (Classic Music Company)

6. George Michael, "Faith - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

7. George Michael, "Careless Whisper" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

8. Lemmy, "Run Rudolph Run" (Eagle Rock)

9. George Michael, "Father Figure - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

10. Robyn Paige, "Righteous" (Spinnup)


GLOBAL

1. MC G15, "Deu Onda" (GR6 Music)

2. Çagatay Akman, "Gece Gölgenin Rahatina Bak" (IYI MUZIK)

3. George Michael, "Freedom! '90" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

4. Kris Kross Amsterdam, "Are You Sure? (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)" (Parlophone Records)

5. George Michael, "Careless Whisper" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

6. Wham!, "Last Christmas" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

7. George Michael, "Faith - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

8. La La Land Cast, "Another Day Of Sun" (Interscope Records)

9. George Michael, "Father Figure - Remastered" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

10. George Michael, "Jesus to a Child" (Sony Music Entertainment UK)