Spotify Most Streamed Albums

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Methodology

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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1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
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Most streamed albums: 1969

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1TheThe BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)1,673,097,5641,187,4701,670,403
2CreedenceCreedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys988,712,209729,728987,120
3LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)773,283,167506,950772,038
4TheThe Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5613,576,323328,728612,588
5CreedenceCreedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River548,697,444401,521547,814
6TheThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed516,524,681307,130515,693


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysDon't Look Now4,079,0174,072
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysDown On The Corner - Jam With Booker T.1,428,7731,426
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysFortunate Son - Live1,583,6071,581
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysDown On The Corner215,630,914215,284
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysIt Came Out Of The Sky17,511,42917,483
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysSide O' The Road2,697,7142,693
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysIt Came Out Of The Sky - Live1,192,4441,191
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysPoorboy Shuffle2,502,2122,498
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysCotton Fields78,206,09278,080
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysFortunate Son609,847,919608,866
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysFeelin' Blue5,128,1235,120
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysMidnight Special41,719,27041,652
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysEffigy7,184,6957,173
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys988,712,209987,120
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverCommotion16,240,26516,214
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverWrote A Song For Everyone4,555,0714,548
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverTombstone Shadow5,655,0775,646
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverLodi - Live In Hamburg1,135,7621,134
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverGreen River75,278,57775,157
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverLodi42,320,65642,253
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverThe Night Time Is The Right Time6,322,3876,312
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverBad Moon Rising375,769,690375,165
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverGlory Be6,031,0886,021
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverBad Moon Rising - Live In Berlin1,489,2891,487
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverCross-Tie Walker2,980,3892,976
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverSinister Purpose7,702,1757,690
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverBroken Spoke Shuffle1,776,5131,774
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverGreen River/Suzie Q - Live In Stockholm1,440,5051,438
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River548,697,444547,814
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)La La - Backing Track822,994822
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Heartbreaker - Remaster76,619,98876,497
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Moby Dick - Remaster21,801,62921,767
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Ramble On - Rough Mix with Vocal856,026855
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Thank You - Backing Track886,209885
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)What Is and What Should Never Be - Remaster32,645,57632,593
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Thank You - Remaster30,550,53230,501
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)The Lemon Song - Remaster23,805,60923,767
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Whole Lotta Love - Remaster343,450,833342,898
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Moby Dick - Intro / Outro Rough Mix6,063,8896,054
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Ramble On - Remaster194,901,118194,587
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Heartbreaker - Rough Mix with Vocal855,281854
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)What Is and What Should Never Be - Rough Mix with Vocal1,004,0721,002
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) - Backing Track1,106,6001,105
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Whole Lotta Love - Rough Mix with Vocal2,000,8921,998
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) - Remaster15,463,44015,439
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)Bring It on Home - Remaster20,448,47920,416
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)773,283,167772,038
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Golden Slumbers - Remastered 200954,712,73854,625
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Something - Remastered 2009156,507,288156,255
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Octopus's Garden - Remastered 200946,586,96046,512
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Polythene Pam - Remastered 200919,708,07219,676
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)You Never Give Me Your Money - Remastered 200930,641,03030,592
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Because - Remastered 200934,250,33534,195
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Come Together - Remastered 2009406,868,293406,213
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)She Came In Through The Bathroom Window - Remastered 200926,121,08226,079
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Oh! Darling - Remastered 200978,601,26678,475
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Remastered 200931,641,82231,591
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Remastered 200943,401,24643,331
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Mean Mr Mustard - Remastered 200920,180,11520,148
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Sun King - Remastered 200923,655,42523,617
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)The End - Remastered 200925,529,08425,488
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Carry That Weight - Remastered 200937,182,43237,123
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Here Comes The Sun - Remastered 2009637,346,983636,321
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)Her Majesty - Remastered 2009163,393163
The BeatlesAbbey Road (Remastered)1,673,097,5641,670,403
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Stand!304,513304
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Born To Love You167,258167
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Chained424,049423
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5(I Know) I'm Losing You169,699169
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5My Cherie Amour358,559358
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Zip A Dee Doo Dah703,203702
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Standing In The Shadows Of Love277,348277
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Can You Remember719,050718
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Nobody224,417224
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5I Want You Back533,047,746532,189
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5You've Changed279,391279
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5Who's Lovin' You76,901,09076,777
The Jackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5613,576,323612,588
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedLet It Bleed15,870,34015,845
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedYou Got The Silver5,755,7175,746
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedLive With Me5,233,3435,225
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedMidnight Rambler10,697,51710,680
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedLove In Vain7,938,7347,926
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedMonkey Man18,605,41818,575
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedGimme Shelter340,496,251339,948
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedYou Can't Always Get What You Want105,785,510105,615
The Rolling StonesLet It BleedCountry Honk6,141,8516,132
The Rolling StonesLet It Bleed516,524,681515,693
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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 »

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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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