Spotify is rolling out Total Plays to the Popular Tracks section of each Artist Profile. All Spotify users will have the feature in the coming weeks, though many are seeing the numbers already. Can you see Total Plays? Any numbers surprise you?
Wasn't he pointing out that the #1 song wasn't actually the most played, #7 was? (I'm probably wrong).
Although I agree with the confusion, it could be Popular based on number of plays within the last X amount of time while the numbers represent total plays. I have no idea if that's correct but could potentially be an explanation.