Streaming World: Back To 2000

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2000 TOP 100 HITS – #3

Eminem – The Real Slim Shady – 113 500 000

With Stan at #8 it was only quite clear why The Marshall Mathers LP was such a huge success when first released in 2000. In spite of this, such a terrific blockbuster is not the biggest song from the album as The Real Slim Shady is up to a massive 113,5 million streams, enough for a Top 3 ranking among 2000 hits.

This song is the one that truly stepped up the career of Eminem, going from a successful new artist to the biggest rapper ever and the hottest act in the music industry within’ a couple of years. A #1 hit in the UK and a #4 single in the US, more than anything this song rocketed its parent album to immaculate sales.

After all, as we have been seeing Eminem, Coldplay and Linkin Park dominating this list all over it, that appears quite natural to met one of them inside the Top 3 – if the Rap God is only one of them on it. As a tribute to this cult rap album, below is the list of all entries from The Marshall Mathers LP songs.


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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