Streaming World: Back To 2000

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2000 TOP 100 HITS – 11 TO 20


We often have the illusion that a big selling artist sell well because, well, because he is a big selling artist. As shown by both Sade or Enya that’s just not true. As big as you may be, you will always need hits to get successful albums. A Day Without Rain was a superb seller not only because of Enya popularity but yet thanks to the huge hit Only Time was.

Among the lessons learned category, to see both N Sync Bye Bye Bye and Phoenix If I Ever Feel Better almost tied is also very telling. The former was a terrific hit upon release, the latter was unknown. Even in their native country France, Phoenix hit only peaked at #12 with the album stopping its way at #90. Still, some 15 years later, it is one of the most remembered song in the world.

The fact both Toploader and Bloodhound Gang are up there show that artist name isn’t mandatory to be remembered either. Their songs feature into an heavy amount of playlists and as a result perform incredibly well despite pages of their respective acts are rarely visited.

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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