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Spotify Reveals 2014′s Top Music

Spotify Reveals 2014′s Top Music

By Chris Crum December 3, 2014

Spotify, which has been in the news a lot lately with Taylor Swift pulling her music from the service, announced its top music of the year. It shared the most popular songs and artists of the year based on listening …

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