Streaming World: Back To 2000

2000 TOP 100 HITS – #9

U2 – Beautiful Day – 86 522 000

The lead single of All That You Can’t Leave Behind features much better than Elevation or Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of both way down in this Top 100. An incredible comeback to form after two less successful albums during the 90s, Beautiful Day is possibly the main reason of early 2000s U2 massive tours, huge album sales and extensive winnings at Grammy ceremonies. This is the kind of tracks that put back a positive eye on an entire catalog and convince labels in supporting you to the limit. Who said a popular artist can’t record a huge hit after turning 40?

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Hey guys, are we ever going to get another installment? Your analysis of the Spotify numbers is truly the best out there.


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… Read more »


One more very interesting article. Thank you for making our undertsanding of charts better!


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… Read more »