People use music on Twitch all the time, but what are the most popular genres, moods, and tracks? We put in the work and found out.
Between October 2021 and April 2022, we analyzed every Epidemic Sound track streamed by our subscribers who use Twitch. Here’s what we discovered.
Twitch streamers’ favorite genres
- Electronica & Dance crushed the competition with nearly double the streams of the #2 genre.
- Film music came in at #2, Hip Hop came third, and Pop slotted into #4. Rock crept in at #5.
Twitch streamers’ favorite moods
- ‘Happy’ was the most popular mood.
- The following three most-popular moods were similar. ‘Hopeful’ came in second place, ‘Dreamy’ in third, and ‘Laid Back’ in fourth place.
- Epic came in at #5 – an admirable score. Even though ‘Hopeful,’ ‘Dreamy,’ and ‘Laid Back’ all came directly behind ‘Happy,’ it's good to know that people are also playing larger-than-life tracks alongside their gaming content.
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Epidemic Sound’s most-streamed Twitch tracks
Here they are – the top five!
1. Gamma Skies feat. Cospe, Ebba – Make It in Time (Cospe Remix)
Gamma Skies' 'Make It in Time' (Cospe Remix) is a snappy, busy track. It flits between dreamy, inspirational verses sung by Ebba, followed by a garbled, almost chaotic chorus. That’s enough to warrant its position as our most-streamed Twitch track, but by the time those dramatic strings and escalating synth lines rattle through the bridge, with Ebba singing, ‘What if I lost touch? What if I never get it right?’... we’re like putty in their hands.
2. Oomiee – Be Right There
The crackling of vinyl. It’s such a simple trick, but Oomiee uses it at the start of 'Be Right There' to perfectly evoke that ye olde, nostalgic feeling. It soon descends into the warm, larger-than-life future bass we know and love Oomiee for – we guarantee that the main, looping melody will be in your head for weeks.
3. Ooyy – Lepiten Falls
Ooyy is one of Epidemic Sound’s most-streamed artists, and 'Lepiten Falls' makes our top five gaming tracks at number three. That snare is enough to snap sheet metal in two, and coupled with the pitch-shifted vocals, it creates a cozy, otherworldly vibe that’s unmistakably Ooyy.
4. Mindme feat. Mia Pfirrman – Not Gonna Wake Up
'Not Gonna Wake Up' is surprisingly upbeat for, well… a song called 'Not Gonna Wake Up.' Mindme’s chilled percussion and ticking clocks offer the perfect vehicle for Mia’s vocals, riding every beat into that burst of, ‘No, no, not yet.’ Actual bliss.
5. Def Lev – Dawn Wall
Coming in at fifth place, 'Dawn Wall' by Def Lev stands out like a sore thumb. It’s the only track on this list you could call ‘aggressive,’ and it’s all the better for it. The juddering, stop-start nature of the metal riff blended with the synth makes it the perfect instrumental gaming track if you’re after something harder-edged. Drum fills for days.
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