Streaming Masters – Journey

Journey Steve Perry tracklist numbers

American rock legends Journey are mostly famous nowadays for their legendary song Don’t Stop Believin’ and it’s record breaking streaming numbers.

Back in the day yet, they charted a whopping 39 distinct songs on various Billboard charts. In fact, their highest peaking hit is actually Open Arms.

Which songs are still popular up to this day then? Is their US-axed success enough to grant huge numbers in a streaming world?

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Journey streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

Journey streaming review – the results

CSPC Journey tracklist streaming numbers

Total: 1,511,342 EAS

Journey most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Don’t Stop Believin’ [Escape]715,000
2. Any Way You Want It [Departure]141,000
3. Faithfully [Frontiers]116,000
4. Open Arms [Escape]91,000
5. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) [Frontiers]89,000
6. Wheel in the Sky [Infinity]48,000
7. Lights [Infinity]37,000
8. Who’s Crying Now [Escape]27,000
9. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ [Evolution]26,000
10. Stone in Love [Escape]18,000
11. When You Love a Woman [Trial by Fire]16,000
12. Only the Young [Orphan]12,000
13. Send Her My Love [Frontiers]12,000
14. I’ll Be Alright Without You [Raised on Radio]11,000
15. Ask the Lonely [Orphan]9,000
16. Girl Can’t Help It [Raised on Radio]8,000
17. Be Good to Yourself [Raised on Radio]7,000
18. Feeling That Way [Infinity]6,000
19. Anytime [Infinity]5,000
20. After All These Years [Revelation]5,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube

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Matrix

Does this mean we can expect Journey’s CSPC soon?

Dan

Let’s start the bets. I’ll go first – ~75m EAS overall.

Tony

Hi Dan,
I’ll go with 65m Eas , as Journey only have one big song.

Matrix

I classify Journey in the same league as Boston(49,777,000 CSPC), Foreigner, E.L.O…….Thus, my guess is 50m EAS overall. Not more.

Dan

80.3. I was pretty close.

Nathan

Lets face it…………….NOBODY sings like Steve Perry……………he’s literally Once in a lifetime singer!

Matrix

Perry sound very similar to his idol and mentor Sam Cooke. Because Perry he was influenced by him.
Also Jimi Jamison from Survivor. Just listen to “High on you” and “The Search is over”. Amazingly Perry-esque.

Nathan

I know who his influences are, he doesn;t sound like Sam Cooke. lol cmon

Tony

He is good, but nowhere near as good as Freddie Mercury.

Nathan

the freddie thing is getting old………..hes one of my favorites but i cant listen to queen 24/7. and its EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW

Tony

Nathan, that’s not a bad thing! If you’ve listened a lot to there hits, then try there deep cuts, they have so much diverse music to listen too.

Nathan

i know most queen songs………not just the 10 they play on the radio.

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