Single sleeve of OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)

How OMI’s Cheerleader Overtook Spotify Thanks to Felix Jaehn

OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’
OMI reigned supreme on Spotify in Sweden.

Née Omar Samuel Pasley, the Jamaican reggae singer OMI initially released ‘Cheerleader’ back in 2012 on Oufah Records. The German producer Felix Jaehn remixed the track at the end of 2014 and is currently the biggest hit in Sweden at the moment.

‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)’ entered the Swedish singles chart in mid-October at No.55. It quickly moved 55-30-7, catapulting to the top spot in its fourth week and has stayed there ever since.

I will update you guys on how OMI fares on this week’s chart as it unfolds later today.


How ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)’ took over Spotify

The infographic below shows how ‘Cheerleader’ made its way to No.1 on Spotify and how OMI steadily grown his listener base on last.FM. In its initial tracking week 42, the remix appeared on the Swedish Spotify chart at No.41 based on 351,029 plays (1,015 listeners on last.FM). The track reached its peak in week 46 when it amassed no less than 2,138,016 plays on Spotify.

Graph showing OMI’s Cheerleader on Spotify and last.FM
The infographic shows how the popularity of ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Radio Edit)’ on Spotify and last.FM.


The second infographic shows how ‘Cheerleader’ quickly grew its fanbase on Swedish Spotify. The track increased its popularity with 79% in week 43, reaching an additional 80% growth the week after. After week 46, the track’s popularity declined even though it stayed atop the Spotify chart for an additional three weeks before it was replaced by Avicii.

Weekly change of Spotify airplay for OMI’s Cheerleader
Weekly change of Spotify airplay for OMI’s Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Radio Remix Edit)


OMI ‘Cheerleader’ chart positions
OMI ‘Cheerleader’ chart positions

























OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) [Official Video]



OMI – Cheerleader (Ricky Blaze Remix)

OMI also issued an additional remix on Spotify signed Ricky Blaze. It has so far racked up 221,568 plays (2/1, 13:47 CET).