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TuneIn, Inc., the leading global live audio streaming service, today released the top moments of 2018 from across sports, news, podcasts and music along with a few key recommendations on what to listen for in 2019.

“2018 was truly a year of big listener moments across sports, music, news, and podcasts,” said John Donham, Chief Executive Officer at TuneIn. “As a conduit to telling stories through audio, we are thrilled to share for the first time ever our year in review of those key moments in pop culture as we continue to provide our 75 million listeners with all the content they crave in one place.”


Based on unique listeners and listening hours in the United States on TuneIn from January 1, 2018 to November 8, 2018, top moments for the year include:

Top 5 Live News Moments

  1. Brett Kavanaugh – Christine Blasey Ford Testimony on September 27, 2018
  2. Jeff Flake calls for FBI probe before the Brett Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee vote on September 28, 2018
  3. US Midterm Election Day on November 6, 2018
  4. Michael Cohen claims President Trump told him to break the law the day after he and Paul Manafort pled guilty on August 22, 2018
  5. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US Senate on April 10, 2018

Top 5 News Podcasts

  1. The Daily
  2. Up First
  3. Pod Save America
  4. The Ben Shapiro Show
  5. CNN News Briefing

Top 10 Songs Most Played

  1. Meant To Be (Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line)
  2. Tequila (Dan + Shay)
  3. Big Bank (YG ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj)
  4. Yes Indeed (Lil Baby and Drake)
  5. God’s Plan (Drake)
  6. Fiebre (Ricky Martin ft. Wisin and Yandel)
  7. Criminal (Natti Natasha)
  8. Friends (Marshmello and Anne Marie)
  9. Never Be The Same (Camila Cabello)
  10. When The Curtain Falls (Greta Van Fleet)

Top College Stations

  1. Arkansas Razorbacks
  2. Auburn Tigers
  3. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  4. Georgia Bulldogs
  5. Michigan Wolverines

Top 5 Sports Podcasts

  1. Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast
  2. The Bill Simmons Podcast
  3. Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
  4. Jorge Ramos y Su Banda
  5. Pardon My Take

The content curation team at TuneIn also provided some top picks for listeners to check out going into the new year:

Binge-worthy Podcasts

  • Dr. Death
  • Dead Air
  • The Wilderness
  • The City
  • Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez

New Year, New Pods

  • The Nostalgia Mixtape
  • The Cut on Tuesdays
  • What Next

Rookie Artist of the Year

  • Billie Eilish

10 Songs Not To Miss

  • Grinding All My Life (Nipsey Hussle)
  • One Kiss (Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa)
  • Remind Me To Forget (Kygo and Miguel)
  • Broken (lovelytheband)
  • 1950 (King Princess)
  • Drunk In LA (Beach House)
  • Four Out Of Five(Arctic Monkeys)
  • you should see me in a crown (Billie Eilish)
  • Psycho (Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
  • The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey)

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