Spotify reveals the ultimate garden party playlist

When organising a summer garden party, there’s a lot to think about: the guest list, the food, the drinks, the decorations and, of course, the music. Nothing sets a vibe quite like having the perfect playlist that matches the mood of your al fresco at-home event, whether that’s a sophisticated outdoor dinner party, family BBQ or cocktails with your girlfriends.

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To take some of the guesswork out of what to put on your summer garden party playlist, smart home specialists Somfy have analysed 1.24 million tracks across Spotify that appear on people’s garden-related playlists to identify the ultimate garden party tunes.

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The top 10 list is full of sunny, crowd-pleasing tunes, with the ever popular Ed Sheeran and his song Shape of You taking the top spot, which isn’t all that surprising given that the 2017 hit boasts a huge 3.1 billion plays on Spotify. This is followed closely by The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights (which has also been streamed over 3 billion times on the platform) and in third place is One Dance by Drake. See below for the full top 10 list to add to your garden party playlist immediately.

The top 10 most listened to garden hits

  1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  2. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  3. Drake – One Dance
  4. The Chainsmokers – Closer
  5. Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
  6. Glass Animals – Heatwaves
  7. Avicii – Wake Me Up
  8. Saint JHN – Roses
  9. Vance Joy – Riptide
  10. Justin Bieber – Despacito
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Further research revealed that we have different song preferences depending on the garden activity. For example, for BBQs, Shape of You still takes the top spot, but for pool parties the most listened to song is Blinding Lights. Meanwhile, for the perfect sunbathing tune, Drake’s One Dance dominates these playlists.

Now all you need is your bluetooth or smart speaker and you’re ready to party!

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