Streaming World: Back To 2000

2000 TOP 100 HITS – #6

OutKast – Ms. Jackson – 93 518 000

In 2003 Hey Ya! was so utterly massive that we tend to forget OutKast had an other big hit before, 2000 smash Ms. Jackson.

The #6 most streamed song from that year, just like It Wasn’t Me this song was a worldwide #1 hit topping charts in the US, in Germany or in Sweden. In the UK, the song debuted and peaked at #2 behind Atomic Kitten hit Whole Again and one week prior It Wasn’t Me arrival at the top. Ironically, Whole Again completely failed to sustain a popularity level close to the remaining two as it has yet to cross the 10 million barrier in streaming.

From the next page we will be getting both into the Top 5 and into the 100 million streams area. Take a minute first to guess who’s there, I’m sure you can find out at least three of them!

3 thoughts on “Streaming World: Back To 2000”

  1. Hi MJDangerous, I would recommend doing a populatity analysis for Britney Spears, as she is releasing her 9th studio album later this week, and even though she clearly isn’t particularly big anymore, she still remains the best selling female act who debuted during the past 25 years. She’s also one of the lucky acts who benefit from being successful in 3 different eras (peak of album sales, peak of digital sales, and streaming), so her CSPC results should be interesting!

    And unfortunately, as it happens with most of the big selling acts, there’s always been confusion regarding how much she has actually sold, so it would be nice for you to clear this up, as I believe your work is pretty accurate and respectable. Much more than some other popular sources that I won’t mention. I’m very curious to see Britney’s CSPC total, could it be around 100 million, or perhaps more?

    Also, a little more on topic, I’m surprised the year 2000 produced so many weak streaming hits! At least in the UK. It’s so hilarious/ridiculous seeing the #1 song of the year with less than 1 million Spotify streams. As always, very nice post.

    Cheers and have a great week! 🙂

  2. Great work, as always!! I’m always learning so many things through your articles and forum posts.

    Just one thing though. I don’t know about Spotify, but Groovejet isn’t available on all streaming platforms for sure – it’s not available on the one I use, Google Play Music. I had to add the downloaded song to my library so that I can stream it with the rest of my music.

    So if it is officially available on Spotify – which I kinda doubt – it must a very recent addition. Hence why its streaming count is so low. I don’t think that a song which is the most played on UK radio for the decade 2000-2009 and that still gets some airplay today could have become totally forgotten…

    Just my 2 cents though.

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