The rollout began several days ago, but now it's official: Spotify has added song play counts to every artist's top tracks, showing their total number of global plays since October 2008. Initially rolling out for the desktop client, play counts will be added for all Spotify users in the coming weeks. Alongside the track counts, the music streamer has also launched two Spotify Charts.
The Spotify Top 50 is the top 50 most-streamed songs of the previous week, market-by-market. The Social 50 is the top 50 most-shared songs of the previous week. These are the songs that have been most actively shared to other Spotify users, including via Facebook and Twitter.
Updated every Monday, Spotify Charts is is an embeddable widget that can be set to show the most played or most ciral tracks in any of the 28 markets where Spotify is available