2012 TOP 100 HITS – #10
Rihanna – Diamonds – 389 639 000
Already charted at #28 with Stay, Rihanna does even better with the single Diamonds. One of her many global smashes, Diamonds is one of those who got the longest lasting appeal. To see her #1 in the US and the UK is no surprise anymore, but recording a song that spent 164 weeks on charts in France and around 1 year in each Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands or Sweden is an accomplishment for everybody.
This lasting appeal is visible at Spotify. Several years later, the song has still not drop out of the Top 10 from most streamed 2012 songs to date. It amassed 390 million streams in the process.