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Streaming of Pokemon theme songs surges on Spotify

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 12, 2016  /  04:27 pm
Streaming of Pokemon theme songs surges on Spotify

Spotify joins the Pokemon Go frenzy as the streaming of "Gotta Catch 'Em All", a Pokemon theme song, increased by more than 300 percent last week. (Shutterstock.com/Denys Prykhodov)

The Pokemon Go craze has spread to digital music services, with Spotify announcing that the worldwide streaming of Pokémon theme song “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” increased by 362 percent last week. In fact, all the franchise's theme songs experienced a rapid boom in popularity.

The five most-streamed Pokémon theme songs on Spotify are “Pokémon Theme”, “Pokérap”, “Pokémon Johto”, “Go Pokémon Go” and “I Want To Be A Hero”.

(Read also: National Museum joins ‘Pokémon Go’ frenzy)

Spotify reportedly has over 197,000 playlists with “Pokémon” as their title and more than 57,000 playlists that use “Pikachu”, one of the franchise’s most-popular characters, as part of their title.

Since being launched last week, Pokémon Go has hit the world by storm, becoming the most downloaded app on Google Play and App Store, according to Forbes. Its success is even more remarkable given the fact that it has not yet been officially released outside the US, Australia and New Zealand. (kes)

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