The songs most streamed across the world in the run-up to Christmas day have been revealed by Spotify - with some obscure results.

While the most popular songs in the UK and US were fairly guessable entrants (The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale of New York for us Brits and Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You for those in the US), it's several other entrants from across the globe that prove, er, a bit different to what you'd expect.

Australia

Santa Baby by Madonna


You'd assume the Eartha Kitt version, but no – Australia apparently much prefers Madonna's unreleased Eighties charity Christmas album version.

Brazil

Pumped Up Kicks by St Martin's Pop Orchestra


Canada

The Christmas Song by Gavin DeGraw


Germany

Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 30


Poland

Jingle Bells (Power Mix) by The Penguins of Madagascar


Sweden

Last Christmas by Wham!


Keep reading...Show less
Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)