Streaming World: Back To 2000

2000 TOP 100 HITS – #10

Disturbed – Down With The Sickness – 82 166 000

Chart peak in France, UK, Canada, Germany or Australia? It never charted. A US Hit only? Well, the song peaked at #104, outside the Billboard Hot 100. It is the album that sold well? It peaked at #29 in the US and #102 in the UK.

Down With The Sickness is one more perfect illustration that streaming pays justice to some widely loved tracks that weren’t always properly promoted and aired when they first came out. If you ever wonder how an album like The Sickness moved 4,5 million units in the US with such a low peak of #29, now you got the answer, thanks to the enduring and strong appeal of a track as big as this one. This continuous appeal also explains why the band since recorded five consecutive #1 albums in the US, quite simply because this hit keeps providing Disturbed new fans year after year.

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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