Streaming Part 6 – No Revolution
While just watching for figures Revolution Radio looks stronger than previous albums, it is enjoying a streaming market way bigger than a few years ago. Both #1 Alternative Songs on US radios are on 15-20 million, yet for this day and age those are truly unimpressive numbers. In fact, out of all 16 #1s of 2016 in Billboard Alternative Songs ranking, Green Day‘s Bang Bang is the 14th worst performer ahead only of Trip Switch by Nothing But Thieves and Mess Around by Cage the Elephant, both of which are very close anyway on 18-20 million. In the other side of the spectrum, the Top 4 of those 16 tracks, all by Twenty One Pilots and Coldplay, register at least 350 million streams each.
Those figures highlight an obvious lack of crossover appeal outside of the Rock box from Green Day new songs. All told, Revolution Radio is on 79,000 equivalent album sales, while all non-album tracks listed within’ the Orphan Album folder add for 48,000 units.