Music is the soundtrack of our lives. A single song can bring about an array of emotions.
It captivates us and has us singing in showers and cars, makes us want to strut down the street, helps us get over our heartaches, motivates us to workout and accompanies us through the roller-coaster of life. One's music library and playlist can tell a lot about that individual.
But what about a country? Or, the world?
As of today (February 4th, 2016); Adele, Drake and Justin Beiber are topping international music charts. Sure, the lovely Brit and two Canadian bad boys are talented, but they're not at the top of every nation's list.
We explored various countries, across three continents to bring you their current top singles.
We noticed that English speaking countries tend to stick to their mother-tongue when it comes to music. Lyrics seem to be of importance. There are exceptions of course, like when Psy swept the world with Gangnam Style, or when Los Locos blessed us with Macarena.
However, in Europe and some Asian countries, some countries are connecting with rhythm and emotion of the singer as opposed to the lyrics that they can't understand.
Lets see what's moving the world, through music.
Hong Kong is in love with a musical romance, influenced by a water balloon fight:
The Philippines and Singapore are Beliebing:
Thailand’s in love with a story featuring a woman in shackles:
Indonesia is feeling jazzy good:
(In the #2 spot is Justin Bieber)
Meanwhile, in Europe:
Italy’s singing in French:
In France, their bumpin’ in English; to Rihanna and Drake
Germany’s having a Dutch dance party in Brussels
Portugal is saying Hello to Adele:
Across the Mediterranean, in Africa:
Nigeria is getting girls with the Wizkid:
Ghana is chillin’ with Sonnie
(Followed closely by Drake, Adele and Bieber)
South Africa is also a Beliebing (followed closely by Mumford & Sons) while Egypt is dancing to Samira
(followed closely by Adele)