CSPC: Frozen OST Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 3 – Let It Gooooo


Here is the never-ending list of local Let It Go versions.

Thanks to them, we can notice two limitations in the data I’m posting. The first one is the absence of various full local albums on Spotify like the Korean or the Japanese version of the album, with only the single available. A second limitation is the fact I’m extending Spotify figures.

While this method is very fine for most artists as international stars have a streaming distribution similar to Spotify distribution, which is logical since the company deploys its platform in main countries first, it isn’t the same for local languages songs.

If you check the Korean version of Let It Go, you will notice it has 254,000 streams on Spotify, leading us to a calculated total across all platforms of 664,000 plays. As per South Korean GAON charts, that song got as many as 7,4 million streams in that country within’ the first two months of the movie release, an estimated 18 million to date. This is obviously much more than the figure suggested by Spotify. Why? Quite simply because this software is pretty minor in Asia with other local streaming services being much bigger, which corrupts the data of tracks aired only locally. In the other side, Spotify is utterly dominant in its local market Sweden which creates an inflation.

After studying the distribution of the software in main countries compared to the Soundtrack success, I’ll add 150,000 equivalent album sales to compensate both the missing tracks and the largely deflated impact of its Asian smash.

4 thoughts on “CSPC: Frozen OST Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hi dear MJD !!!

    Congratulations for the website and also for CSPC analysis on Frozen Soundtrack.
    Then I’m curious to know after CSPC analysis on The Rolling Stones, which singer or group you will analyze. I hope you will answer me soon !!!

    1. Just wait and see!

      Nothing is frozen as of now, it will depend on my available time and what I’m willing to do when that available moment comes. I fully handle Chartmasters.org during my free time because I love studying charts and sales, I don’t want to commit on artists and dates as it would start looking more like a job rather than an entertainment and I would hate that!

  2. Hi everyone!

    Here are the 4 Frozen’s tracks that have generated the most sales:
    1 2013 Let It Go [Frozen] – 7,220,000
    2 2013 For The First Time In Forever [Frozen] – 1,620,000
    3 2013 Do You Want To Build A Snowman [Frozen] – 1,580,000
    4 2013 Love Is An Open Door [Frozen] – 1,100,000

    Like you probably remember, particularly if you have a children, “Let It Go” was an enormous hit! As a reminder, here are the biggest track for some recent artists:
    – Adele – Hello [25, 2015] – 15,730,000
    – Lady Gaga – Bad Romance [The Fame / The Fame Monster, 2009] – 4,700,000
    – Taylor Swift – Love Story [Fearless, 2008] – 4,560,000
    – Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud [x, 2014] – 4,250,000
    – Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are [Doo-Wop & Hooligans, 2010] – 3,730,000
    – Rihanna – We Found Love [Talk That Talk, 2011] – 3,290,000
    – Katy Perry – Dark Horse [Prism, 2013] – 3,260,000
    – Justin Bieber – Sorry [Purpose, 2015] – 3,070,000
    – Drake – One Dance [Views, 2016] – 2,800,000

    Adele is again an exception! All the other tracks, which are real hits, cannot compete with “Let It Go”.

    If you have any questions / remarks, do not hesitate to let a comment!

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