Spotify Most Streamed Albums

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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: 1973

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1PinkPink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)1,185,455,789771,6651,183,547
2LynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)763,698,535510,407762,469
3EltonElton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)619,273,339505,173618,276
4BillyBilly JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)522,971,796336,644522,130


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)She's Got a Way - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA423,701423
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Travelin' Prayer - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA319,014319
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Introduction by Ed Sciaky - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA1,2481
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Falling - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA365,105365
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Billy the Kid - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA254,754254
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Long, Long Time - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA253,294253
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Captain Jack - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA200,737200
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Tomorrow Is Today - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA262,698262
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Ain't No Crime1,745,0631,742
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Turnaround - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA234,393234
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Worse Comes to Worst1,555,2891,553
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Rosalinda - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA173,046173
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Travelin' Prayer1,999,7721,997
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Josephine - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA184,395184
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Everybody Love You Now - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA230,362230
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Station ID and Intro to Turnaround - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA212,790212
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)The Ballad of Billy the Kid - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA331,249331
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)The Ballad of Billy the Kid6,811,4516,800
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Travelin' Prayer - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA00
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Rosalinda - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA279,495279
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Nocturne - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA276,248276
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Stop in Nevada1,244,9741,243
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)1,208,9621,207
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Everybody Loves You Now - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA299,112299
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Captain Jack - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA285,899285
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Long, Long Time - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA192,955193
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Captain Jack13,007,09712,986
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Somewhere Along the Line1,130,0801,128
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Piano Man478,651,773477,881
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to She's Got a Way - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA242,442242
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)You're My Home10,140,61010,124
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Intro to Nocturne - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA211,471211
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)Josephine - Live April 1972 At Sigma Sound Studios, WMMR Radio, Philadelphia, PA242,317242
Billy JoelPiano Man (Legacy Edition)522,971,796522,130
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Social Disease - Remastered 20141,891,2591,888
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Saturday Night???s Alright (For Fighting) - Remastered 201476,056,92275,934
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Candle In The Wind - Remastered 201497,357,98897,201
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock'n' Roll) - Remastered 20142,019,4952,016
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)I've Seen That Movie Too - Remastered 20143,382,2863,377
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Harmony - Remastered 20144,269,4674,263
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)All The Girls Love Alice - Remastered 20144,318,3044,311
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Remastered 2014146,676,835146,441
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)This Song Has No Title - Remastered 20144,597,3774,590
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Remastered 201414,189,02714,166
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Jamaica Jerk-Off - Remastered 20142,638,9422,635
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Bennie And The Jets - Remastered 2014245,291,849244,897
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-1934) - Remastered 20142,747,9192,743
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Roy Rogers - Remastered 20142,367,5412,364
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Grey Seal - Remastered 20144,914,4454,907
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Dirty Little Girl - Remastered 20142,355,5812,352
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)Sweet Painted Lady - Remastered 20144,198,1024,191
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered)619,273,339618,276
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Free Bird - 1973/Live Demo Version467,067466
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Mr. Banker - Demo Version3,133,6543,129
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Things Goin' On3,940,7553,934
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Mississippi Kid2,981,4572,977
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Poison Whiskey4,208,3444,202
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Gimme Three Steps - Demo Version1,010,2171,009
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Free Bird311,597,607311,096
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Down South Jukin' - Demo Version1,001,080999
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Tuesday's Gone72,941,59772,824
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Simple Man246,328,233245,932
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Tuesday's Gone - Demo Version830,572829
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)Gimme Three Steps107,887,249107,714
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)I Ain't The One7,370,7037,359
Lynyrd Skynyrd(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)763,698,535762,469
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Any Colour You Like - 2011 Remastered Version56,122,41256,032
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)The Great Gig In The Sky - 2011 Remastered Version122,266,965122,070
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Eclipse - 2011 Remastered Version60,296,22960,199
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Breathe (In The Air) - 2011 Remastered Version152,603,462152,358
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Speak To Me - 2011 Remastered Version57,180,43857,088
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Time - 2011 Remastered Version187,041,562186,740
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)On The Run - 2011 Remastered Version60,052,35559,956
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Us And Them - 2011 Remastered Version98,859,15898,700
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Brain Damage - 2011 Remastered Version101,170,504101,008
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)Money - 2011 Remastered Version289,862,704289,396
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon [Remastered] (Remastered Version)1,185,455,7891,183,547
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johnnygnecco

I checked 2009, Madonna’s greatest hits album “Celebration” has 823 million plays. Why it isn’t into the top 15?

Al

The title of this page is Spotify most streamed studio albums so compilations are obviously not included

Last edited 3 hours ago by Al
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 13 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.

johnnygnecco

Isn’t the connection with the new things the only problem. She probably has the WORST team out there, most of her singles are uploaded 2-3 times (few even 4) and the streams are getting splitted. On the other hand most of her big singles are promoted by her greatest hits album “Celebration”, so, many streams go in that album instead in her studio ones. Its a whole mess, cause when people discover Madonna songs they like, if they want to listen to more of her albums, they’ll probably click and stream the Celebration album instead of her studio ones, that… Read more »

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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