It's the ninth anniversary of the original Throwback Thursday (#TBT), now a weekly global phenomenon, and Spotify have celebrated the event by revealing the world's most popular #TBT tracks of all time.

Taking the crown is R. Kelly's smash hit 'Ignition', followed closely by early 2000s party tune 'Yeah!' by Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris. Beyoncé and Jay Z come in at third with their collaborative hit 'Crazy In Love'. Shaggy and Ricardo Ducent sit at fourth with 'It Wasn't Me' and Gwen Stefani rounds off the top five with 'Hollaback Girl'.

Identifying the most popular #TBT music of all time saw Spotify review more than 80,000 playlists on the service which contained the words 'Throwback Thursday' or 'TBT' in their titles, before discovering which songs showed up the most frequently.

Repeat artists with multiple tracks all within the top 30 across the world include Justin Timberlake and OutKast, as well as 50 Cent.

Check out the rest of the top 30 below, and get a listen to the top 100 with Spotify's new TBT playlist.

  1. Ignition (Remix) - R.Kelly
  2. Yeah! - Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
  3. Crazy in Love - Beyoncé, JAY Z
  4. It Wasn't Me - Shaggy, Ricardo Ducent
  5. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
  6. One, Two Step - Ciara, Missy Elliott
  7. Wannabe (Radio Edit) - Spice Girls
  8. Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney
  9. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira, Wyclef Jean
  10. Get Low - Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
  11. Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
  12. Gold Digger - Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
  13. Ms. Jackson - OutKast
  14. Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  15. Temperature - Sean Paul
  16. Toxic - Britney Spears
  17. Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
  18. Ride Wit Me - Nelly, City Spud
  19. Low (Feat T-Pain) - Flo Rida, T-Pain
  20. Bye Bye Bye - *N Sync
  21. No Scrubs - TLC
  22. Hey Ya! Radio Mix/Club - OutKast
  23. Survivor - Destiny's Child
  24. SexyBack - Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
  25. Suga Suga - Baby Bash, Frankie J
  26. Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
  27. Candy Shop ­- 50 Cent, Olivia
  28. In Da Club - 50 Cent
  29. Umbrella - Rihanna, JAY Z
  30. Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake

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