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This page provides you with up to date lists of the most streamed studio albums, per year, per decade and of all-time, on Spotify.

Singles that have been issued before the start of the selected period are thus included in full.

In case several versions of the same album exist, the one with the highest total of streams is displayed.

The column EAS stands for Equivalent Album Sales. It reflects the worth of these audio streams on par with album units. This data extrapolates remaining streaming platforms.

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Most streamed albums: 1968

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles1,154,360,020737,0451,152,501
2JimiJimi HendrixElectric Ladyland647,031,125438,730645,989


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandVoodoo Chile9,186,1289,171
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandCome On (Let the Good Times Roll)6,971,1446,960
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandStill Raining, Still Dreaming2,905,9652,901
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandRainy Day, Dream Away3,846,8443,841
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandGypsy Eyes6,312,9016,303
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandLong Hot Summer Night4,316,7724,310
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandLittle Miss Strange3,284,4713,279
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandCrosstown Traffic41,981,33141,914
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandAll Along the Watchtower431,016,977430,323
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandVoodoo Child (Slight Return)109,649,692109,473
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandBurning of the Midnight Lamp6,368,3366,358
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandMoon, Turn the Tides...Gently Gently Away1,944,2131,941
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandHave You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)8,717,4428,703
Jimi HendrixElectric Ladyland...And the Gods Made Love3,082,6613,078
Jimi HendrixElectric Ladyland1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)4,752,1444,744
Jimi HendrixElectric LadylandHouse Burning Down2,694,1042,690
Jimi HendrixElectric Ladyland647,031,125645,989
The BeatlesThe BeatlesOb-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - 2018 Mix126,782,351126,578
The BeatlesThe BeatlesMother Nature's Son - 2018 Mix17,228,94417,201
The BeatlesThe BeatlesAcross The Universe - Take 61,221,8661,220
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGlass Onion - 2018 Mix20,737,36420,704
The BeatlesThe BeatlesDear Prudence - Esher Demo1,416,2951,414
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHoney Pie - Instrumental Backing Track454,695454
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHelter Skelter - 2018 Mix48,241,26748,164
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBlue Moon - Studio Jam1,133,6271,132
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRocky Raccoon - Esher Demo1,002,1281,001
The BeatlesThe BeatlesCry Baby Cry - Esher Demo813,095812
The BeatlesThe BeatlesCry Baby Cry - Unnumbered Rehearsal581,825581
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRevolution - Take 14 / Instrumental Backing Track595,191594
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBack In The U.S.S.R. - Take 5 / Instrumental Backing Track650,785650
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps - 2018 Mix144,203,357143,971
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBack In The U.S.S.R. - 2018 Mix75,410,81375,289
The BeatlesThe BeatlesEverybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey - Unnumbered Rehearsal589,197588
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSexy Sadie - Take 3578,057577
The BeatlesThe BeatlesYer Blues - Take 5 With Guide Vocal495,621495
The BeatlesThe BeatlesPiggies - 2018 Mix13,787,84413,766
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI'm So Tired - Take 14475,078474
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBirthday - 2018 Mix17,615,24117,587
The BeatlesThe BeatlesChild Of Nature - Esher Demo1,072,7921,071
The BeatlesThe BeatlesThe Inner Light - Take 6 / Instrumental Backing Track398,469398
The BeatlesThe BeatlesNot Guilty - Esher Demo741,920741
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps - Esher Demo1,714,2671,712
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRevolution - Esher Demo1,060,4091,059
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHoney Pie - Esher Demo814,842814
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSt Louis Blues - Studio Jam542,903542
The BeatlesThe BeatlesDear Prudence - 2018 Mix49,317,63649,238
The BeatlesThe BeatlesLady Madonna - Backing Vocals From Take 3432,670432
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHelter Skelter - First Version / Take 2766,501765
The BeatlesThe BeatlesLady Madonna - Take 2 / Piano & Drums486,811486
The BeatlesThe Beatles(You're So Square) Baby I Don???t Care - Studio Jam490,256489
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRocky Raccoon - Take 8570,088569
The BeatlesThe BeatlesJulia - 2018 Mix23,158,98823,122
The BeatlesThe BeatlesMother Nature's Son - Esher Demo871,115870
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRevolution 1 - Take 18768,394767
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHey Jude - Take 11,498,5791,496
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRocky Raccoon - 2018 Mix31,131,98431,082
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBlackbird - 2018 Mix224,214,524223,853
The BeatlesThe BeatlesJulia - Esher Demo976,359975
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGood Night - 2018 Mix9,083,3339,069
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSavoy Truffle - 2018 Mix9,513,5499,498
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSexy Sadie - Esher Demo792,589791
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHappiness Is A Warm Gun - Esher Demo1,083,4041,082
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBack In The U.S.S.R. - Esher Demo2,214,2392,211
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHappiness Is A Warm Gun - Take 19499,677499
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGood Night - Unnumbered Rehearsal638,710638
The BeatlesThe BeatlesLos Paranoias - Studio Jam555,238554
The BeatlesThe BeatlesCry Baby Cry - 2018 Mix11,390,22311,372
The BeatlesThe BeatlesJunk - Esher Demo949,011947
The BeatlesThe BeatlesEverybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey - Esher Demo788,556787
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhy Don???t We Do It In The Road? - Take 5409,976409
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRevolution - Unnumbered Rehearsal636,711636
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps - Third Version / Take 27676,932676
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhat???s The New Mary Jane - Take 1463,138462
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSour Milk Sea - Esher Demo865,227864
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBlackbird - Esher Demo1,402,6611,400
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI'm So Tired - Esher Demo1,096,5981,095
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps - Acoustic Version / Take 21,038,9651,037
The BeatlesThe BeatlesMartha My Dear - Without Brass And Strings548,742548
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHappiness Is A Warm Gun - 2018 Mix31,850,99631,800
The BeatlesThe BeatlesThe Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - Take 2380,165380
The BeatlesThe BeatlesLet It Be - Unnumbered Rehearsal588,473588
The BeatlesThe BeatlesNot Guilty - Take 102592,297591
The BeatlesThe BeatlesCircles - Esher Demo778,168777
The BeatlesThe BeatlesMartha My Dear - 2018 Mix21,537,99221,503
The BeatlesThe BeatlesLong, Long, Long - 2018 Mix12,270,18812,250
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI Will - Take 294,4534
The BeatlesThe BeatlesThe Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - Esher Demo1,000,598999
The BeatlesThe BeatlesPiggies - Take 12 / Instrumental Backing Track396,836396
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGlass Onion - Take 10593,322592
The BeatlesThe BeatlesStep Inside Love - Studio Jam477,829477
The BeatlesThe BeatlesEverybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey - 2018 Mix12,046,12012,027
The BeatlesThe BeatlesYer Blues - Esher Demo918,859917
The BeatlesThe BeatlesMother Nature's Son - Take 15536,222535
The BeatlesThe BeatlesA Beginning (Take 4) / Don???t Pass Me By (Take 7)593,684593
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhat???s The New Mary Jane - Esher Demo622,649622
The BeatlesThe BeatlesOb-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Esher Demo1,465,0651,463
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI'm So Tired - Take 7446,936446
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHoney Pie - 2018 Mix11,849,14311,830
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI'm So Tired - 2018 Mix23,037,48023,000
The BeatlesThe BeatlesDon't Pass Me By - 2018 Mix14,062,37414,040
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBlackbird - Take 28857,967857
The BeatlesThe BeatlesCan You Take Me Back? - Take 1542,937542
The BeatlesThe BeatlesOb-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Take 3906,140905
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGood Night - Take 22583,359582
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI Will - 2018 Mix48,699,32548,621
The BeatlesThe BeatlesBirthday - Take 2 / Instrumental Backing Track433,699433
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGlass Onion - Esher Demo1,129,0321,127
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWhy Don't We Do It In The Road? - 2018 Mix14,970,08714,946
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRevolution 9 - 2018 Mix8,711,2928,697
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSexy Sadie - 2018 Mix16,303,24616,277
The BeatlesThe BeatlesHelter Skelter - Second Version / Take 17805,704804
The BeatlesThe BeatlesI Will - Take 13617,369616
The BeatlesThe BeatlesYer Blues - 2018 Mix14,379,35614,356
The BeatlesThe BeatlesMean Mr Mustard - Esher Demo741,310740
The BeatlesThe BeatlesPiggies - Esher Demo909,103908
The BeatlesThe BeatlesWild Honey Pie - 2018 Mix13,069,43513,048
The BeatlesThe BeatlesGood Night - Take 10 With A Guitar Part From Take 5644,964644
The BeatlesThe BeatlesPolythene Pam - Esher Demo701,850701
The BeatlesThe BeatlesJulia - Two Rehearsals447,085446
The BeatlesThe BeatlesThe Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - 2018 Mix15,126,95015,103
The BeatlesThe BeatlesSavoy Truffle - Instrumental Backing Track414,880414
The BeatlesThe BeatlesRevolution 1 - 2018 Mix16,616,35816,590
The BeatlesThe BeatlesLong, Long, Long - Take 44445,085444
The BeatlesThe BeatlesDear Prudence - Vocal, Guitar & Drums562,011561
The BeatlesThe Beatles1,154,360,0201,152,501
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MDNA

Funny how marian’s daydream outstreamed celine dion’s Falling into you and let’s talk about love while daydream only sold around 20m pure sale and celine’s two albums both sold amost 30m pure sale

Luan

“Pink Friday Roman Reloaded” has a full version called “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded + The Re-Up” with more streams (1,5 billion)
plssss notice me……

Nabil

Hi, I have a question. Where is Fearless (Taylor’s Version)?

twt

theres a glitch in the 2000s, 90s and 80s

Julie Michaels

Beyoncé’s B’Day in 2006 is excluding “Check On It” (57 million) and “Get Me Bodied” (19 million) both on the standard version and counting on her page in streaming pool but no here.

Martin

Read my comments on the previous page (Page 6), in reply to the same question from
“elliofun”, for an explanation.

Last edited 12 days ago by Martin
Poster Print

This list is missing Ellie Goulding- Halcyon Days which has around 1.34B streams.

Some versions on Spotify include I Need Your Love & Beating Heart which would be another 415M streams but I’ve only counted the streams on the edition that comes up on Ellie’s spotify page.

Last edited 12 days ago by Poster Print
El Jolito

Rock ruled the 90s!

Kalmanta

And the genre is pretty popular with catalog streams, arguably performing better, at least on Spotify, than old pop records. It’s immense decline of popularity with younger folks since the 00s, which is reflected in the charts, is the part that ultimately leaves me scratching my head.

El Jolito

Yes I don’t quite understand it, but if you look at the UK charts at least, there is a growing number of compilations in the charts from old artists. Queen, Fleetwood mac and Elton John are doing incredibly well and have been for a while as well as Oasis. Rock is definitely doing better than old pop is. Look at Madonna’s streams compared to Guns n roses or Nirvana.

Kalmanta

I was floored when I looked up Madonna‘s streams. They are abysmal for her status as an artist. Maybe she isn’t connecting with the newer generation as much. But I‘m sure her streams will go up when that documentary film is ready for the big screen, which really helped Queen and Elton John with their current explosion on streaming services.

Johnny be Good

What strikes ma about Madonna’s streaming numbers is that they are not just lower than rock acts (something which I expected), but that they are lower than Mariah Carey’s and Whitney Houston’s. I think that Madonna still suffers from the backlash of “American Life” in the USA, which limits her appeal in the world’s biggest market, and also, in the past 15 years she did everything she could to damage her reputation to the younger generation.

Martin

In all fairness, there is next to nothing between Madonna and Houston on Spotify and over 500m towards Houstons total, comes from the posthumous Higher Love single, which is really a Kygo track IMO. On top of that, Houstons death clearly helped elevate her streaming figures.

Also, if you were to exclude Careys abnormally and insanely popular Christmas track, her “normal” catalogue is pretty much in the same ball park as the other two.

Johnny be Good

Yes Whitney has a streaming era hit with “Higher Love”, I forgot about it 😀 Even discounting Whitney’s posthumous hit and Mariah’s perennial Christmas hit I think that Madonna’s numbers are a bit disappointing. If we discount Mariah’s Christmas hit she and Madonna ends up with basically the same streaming numbers, something that honestly is surprising considering Mariah’s limited appeal outside of the USA. Per example “Deaydream” has 500 mln streams on Spotify, almost the same as “Like a Virgin” and more than “True Blue”, “Like a Prayer” and “Ray of Light”. Songs like “Always be my Baby” or “Hero”… Read more »

Martin

I agree and I’ve often said, considering how huge Madonnas star was and how universal she was, that her current popularity is very, very disappointing. Being British and being old enough to have witnessed all threes careers from the beginning, Madonna and Houstons tracks are just so much more well known and recognisable to me and I’d say the majority of Brits. They both have so many classic tracks, that transcended genre and became true mainstream hits, unlike Carey, who I’d say only really has All I Want and even that took years, to grow into the beast it has… Read more »

Last edited 11 days ago by Martin
Johnny be Good

Well here in Italy Madonna is insanely popular so, maybe that’s why I am a bit schocked by her streaming results. Even relatively minor hits of her still get some airplay on the radio like “Who’s that girl”, “Secret” or “You’ll see”. There is a special link between Madonna and Italy, probably due to the fact she was very proud of her italian origin .Whitney here is pretty popular too, probably the second most popular foreign diva after Madonna. Apart from her classics (“I will always love you”, “I have nothing” and I wanna dance with somebody”) here “All at… Read more »

Martin

It seems Italys love and appreciation of those three, pretty much mirrors that of the UK, with Madonna way out in front of the other two, when it’s comes to popularity, sales and recognisability, then Houston, then Carey.

That’s my favourite Houston track also.

Jazz

It all depends on where you came from. Im from Asia and its safe to say Mariah Carey was far bigger than Whitney was here and especially Madonna. Dont think Madonna ever exploded the way that Mariah did here in Asia, not even close. Plus I could be wrong, but I think Madonna failed to appeal to the younger audience in the US considering how urban American music is these days. Whitney & Mariah always have the pop/soul/R&B thing going on, so they probably have bigger support from the younger generation compared to Madonna.

L145

Madonna’s underperformance on Spotify is 100% because of USA, if you check the Rolling Stone Top500 chart, she’s bubbling around #400-#450 which is terrible compared to Mariah and Whitney who have double the weekly streams of Madonna in the USA… and Also when you check Madonna’s most popular cities in Spotify it’s mostly Latin American and European cities. and Also another indicator is Madonna’s hits that were only big in USA (such as Take A Bow) have terribly low numbers, but when it comes to her hits that are more popular outside of the US like Hung Up and La… Read more »

L145

What could truly help Madonna’s catalog to be revived / more appreciated is either a new hit which seems unlikely at this point because of how she killed her career with her last 4 albums, or the movie coming up. if that movie does well it could do wonders

Al

From what I’ve seen old artists and songs can get resurges out of nowhere these days due to TikTok and such so you never know really.

Last edited 9 days ago by Martin
Al

The US only represents about 20% of Spotify users now, so even if she did terrible there it wouldn’t affect overall totals as much as you want to believe.

Johnny be Good

Do you think the growing number of old rock compilations on charts might be related to the growing vinyl revival?

Martin

No, it’s completely down to streaming. Sure, adding vinyl sales helps, but regardless of all the headlines about increases in vinyl sales, they are not adding that much relatively.

The reason Oasis, Queen, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N Roses etc do well in the UK album chart, is because their “Best Of” tracks are streaming in huge numbers, week in week out.

Luan

“Pink Friday Roman Reloaded” has a full version called “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded + The Re-Up” with more streams (1,5 billion)

plssss notice me……

PeppaPig

Is Taylor’s Fearless (TV) gonna be on the 2021 list or added to the 2008 version?

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