"Call Me Maybe" was everywhere this year. Weddings, late night shows, the Internet, retirement communities, your head—the list is endless. Whether you love Carly Rae Jepsen's single or hate it with the passion of 1,000 fiery suns, the truth is that you couldn't go a day all summer without hearing it or going out of your way to avoid it. It's clearly the song of 2012, except that it isn't.
Spotify has released its list of the most popular songs of 2012 and "Call Me Maybe" didn't earn top honors. That spot was reserved for Gotye and his post-relationship drama a la "Somebody That I Used to Know". You'll be entirely unsurprised to learn that Fun. landed at No. 3 with "Some Nights" and Flo Rida rounded out the top five with "Whistle" and "Wild Ones".
The list is based soley on the number of plays the songs got on Spotify, which means that the embarrassing number of times you watched "Call Me Maybe" on YouTube wasn't taken into consideration. Psy's "Gangnam Style" came in at No. 24, even though it's the most popular video in the history of the Internet. In a sad commentary on the state of things, Skrillex cracked the top 30 (13th - "Bangarang"), but Fiona Apple didn't. For shame, you guys.