Spotify game ‘Top of the Spots’ will challenge your music authority

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Think you know the most significant artists and songs of all-time? Top of the Spots, A Spotify-based game, will put your skills to the test.

A lot happened in the world of music before Spotify came onto the scene. That isn’t news to anyone reading this unless that person was born in the last decade or two, but suffice to say the streaming giant is now at the center of all things music. With a global user count in the hundreds of millions, Spotify has become the go-to source of music streaming. The vast majority of all recorded music is available with just a few clicks, but what people actually listen to may surprise you.

Top of the Spots is a new, free game that is quickly gaining popularity in the music industry. The concept is simple: Users are presented with two songs and tasked with picking the track that has the most plays to date. Choose the right song, and a new challenger (song) appears. Choose the wrong song, and the game ends.

Here’s a quick example: As you can see below, the user must choose whether “Come As You Are” by Nirvana has more or fewer plays than “Sorry” by Justin Bieber.

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Not knowing the answer, I decide to “Sorry” is probably more popular. I click the song and the screen updates to reveal the total plays for each track. It turns out, I was right (sorry, Nirvana).

And that’s it. Top of the Spots is that simple.

Top of the Spots succeeds because it forces music fans to decide between logical and fandom. Do you choose the artist you love the most or the song you think people prefer? That challenge can guy many music fans, and because of that, getting farther than ten or twenty rounds in the game is almost impossible. I only make it sixteen rounds before failing, and that took me longer than I’d like to admit.

Think you can do better? Head over to Top of the Spots and play today!

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.