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Spotify’s EU playlist is proof that Europe remains united around pop

The service has compiled 28 tracks to encourage voting in the European elections. It’s prosaic, familiar – and quietly revelatory

Spotify has unexpectedly waded into the forthcoming European elections. The music streaming service, which has more than 200 million users – about 36% of them in Europe – has produced an EU-themed playlist entitled Get Vocal Europe!, featuring one track from each of the EU’s 28 member nations, and is sending messages to its customers encouraging them to vote in the elections, which take place on 23-26 May.

The messages – which appear on opening the Spotify app – direct users to a website called, which provides information in all official EU languages on voting. A second message is planned to appear on the day the user’s country votes.

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