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: 1984

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1VariousVarious ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)1,060,774,898777,0371,059,067
2BruceBruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.1,036,077,545799,0131,034,409
3BryanBryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)1,028,838,240859,8661,027,181
4QueenQueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)1,013,701,949615,9621,012,070
5VanVan Halen1984 (Remastered)801,008,914643,439799,719
6MetallicaMetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)627,565,028471,943626,554
7Wham!Wham!Make It Big607,907,637421,175606,929
8PrincePrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)604,223,217441,993603,250


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Born in the U.S.A.257,089,230256,675
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.I'm Goin' Down21,881,23421,846
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Working on the Highway9,019,7919,005
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Bobby Jean9,616,9829,601
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Glory Days94,374,75394,223
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.No Surrender14,219,98114,197
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Darlington County7,849,8827,837
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.I'm On Fire228,299,435227,932
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Downbound Train12,780,90412,760
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Cover Me19,047,05219,016
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.My Hometown27,597,35327,553
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.Dancing In the Dark334,300,948333,763
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.1,036,077,5451,034,409
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Summer Of '69602,123,182601,154
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Run To You - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985404,884404
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Play To Win404,079403
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Kids Wanna Rock - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985340,706340
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Heaven - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985474,582474
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Summer Of '69 - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985634,994634
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)The Only One - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985379,044378
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Let Me Down Easy - [630,585630
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Run To You80,817,61180,687
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Remember - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985402,736402
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Long Gone - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985317,456317
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Somebody16,083,46816,058
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Teacher, Teacher571,231570
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Somebody - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985338,654338
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Straight From The Heart - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985698,076697
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Kids Wanna Rock4,267,2134,260
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Ain't Gonna Cry1,122,1731,120
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Tonight - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985324,640324
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Too Hot To Handle435,137434
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)This Time - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985300,777300
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Lonely Nights - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985364,634364
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)One Night Love Affair8,739,9008,726
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)It's Only Love18,483,08318,453
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Reckless673,350672
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Long Gone1,533,4051,531
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)The Best Was Yet To Come - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985286,896286
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Draw The Line429,944429
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Cuts Like A Knife - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985464,011463
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)The Boys Night Out475,075474
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'1,964,5601,961
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)It's Only Love - Live At Hammersmith Odeon/1985387,679387
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)Heaven283,964,475283,507
Bryan AdamsReckless (30th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)1,028,838,2401,027,181
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fade To Black - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985296,359296
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Rhythm Track Rough Mix372,521372
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985257,083257
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Creeping Death - Studio Demo466,645466
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Blitzkrieg - Rhythm Track Rough Mix382,560382
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)The Four Horseman - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984291,323291
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)The Call Of Ktulu - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984316,470316
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Creeping Death - Creeping Death EP Version / Remastered53,868,33153,782
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Phantom Lord - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985702,683702
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Guitar Solo - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985259,808259
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985264,891264
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)No Remorse - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985246,589246
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984283,580283
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985725,013724
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985899,750898
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984303,052303
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)The Four Horsemen - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985230,340230
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985334,188334
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Remastered51,161,29251,079
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Motorbreath - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985415,288415
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Guitar Solo - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984223,887224
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Whiplash - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985229,037229
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)The Ecstasy Of Gold - Metallica Show Intro / Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 19851,101,4231,100
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Remastered11,044,17111,026
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fade To Black - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985309,605309
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)No Remorse - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984237,235237
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Metal Militia - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984246,387246
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Remastered203,104,508202,777
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985503,347503
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985259,245259
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Studio Demo394,765394
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Garage Demo348,209348
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Boom Box Demo313,372313
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Escape - Remastered19,488,43319,457
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Phantom Lord - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985257,428257
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)The Call Of Ktulu - Remastered28,503,58828,458
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Motorbreath - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985220,973221
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985525,992525
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Trapped Under Ice - Remastered21,717,49921,683
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Whiplash - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984256,353256
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Blitzkrieg - Remastered14,897,88614,874
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 19851,433,8671,432
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fade To Black - Remastered161,039,336160,780
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Garage Demo403,175403
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985268,809268
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985239,685239
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985241,256241
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985266,513266
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fade To Black - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985746,191745
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985279,475279
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Remastered41,014,02940,948
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)When Hell Freezes Over - Garage Demo368,333368
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985763,214762
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At Castle Donington, UK / August 17th, 1985304,440304
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984243,464243
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985973,342972
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)When Hell Freezes Over - Studio Demo523,395523
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Motorbreath - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985246,331246
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984274,858274
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Phantom Lord - Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK / December 20th, 1984241,755241
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Studio Demo553,582553
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)The Four Horsemen - Live At The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA / March 15th, 1985298,497298
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)No Remorse - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA / March 10th, 1985580,372579
MetallicaRide The Lightning (Deluxe / Remastered)627,565,028626,554
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Take Me with U - 7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster384,445384
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)I Would Die 4 U - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster49,207,80349,129
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Computer Blue - Hallway Speech Version659,636659
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Baby I'm a Star - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster11,641,18711,622
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden1,715,1671,712
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)We Can Fuck714,425713
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Erotic City - Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive; Extended Version; 2017 Remaster783,073782
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Electric Intercourse - Studio Version2,746,7102,742
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Purple Rain - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster260,099,707259,681
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)The Beautiful Ones - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster15,361,20715,336
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Let's Go Crazy - 7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster714,004713
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Katrina's Paper Dolls343,911343
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Computer Blue - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster6,342,1056,332
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Purple Rain - 7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster2,341,9202,338
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)God - Purple Rain 7" B-Side; 2017 Remaster657,244656
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)17 Days - 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster4,320,7184,314
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)God (Love Theme from Purple Rain) - U.K. 12" B-Side; 2017 Remaster334,413334
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Take Me with U - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster11,617,14311,598
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Love and Sex623,620623
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Erotic City - Let's Go Crazy 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster11,980,07211,961
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)When Doves Cry - 7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster11,058,67511,041
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Let's Go Crazy - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster58,454,07758,360
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)The Dance Electric781,513780
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Velvet Kitty Cat470,193469
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Father's Song694,731694
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)When Doves Cry - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster130,652,259130,442
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Another Lonely Christmas - I Would Die 4 U 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster304,605304
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Baby I'm a Star - Take Me with U 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster363,416363
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)I Would Die 4 U - Extended Version; 2017 Remaster471,002470
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Let's Go Crazy - Special Dance Mix; 2017 Remaster1,705,5001,703
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Another Lonely Christmas - Extended Version; 2017 Remaster271,129271
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Wonderful Ass589,372588
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Darling Nikki - 2015 Paisley Park Remaster15,389,79115,365
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)Possessed428,444428
PrincePurple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)604,223,217603,250
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Is This The World We Created...? - Remastered 20117,221,2147,210
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)It's A Hard Life - Remastered 201154,326,55254,239
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Machines (Or Back To Humans) - Remastered 20112,307,7512,304
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Radio Ga Ga - Remastered 2011301,611,884301,126
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)I Want To Break Free - Single Remix365,186,923364,599
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Hammer To Fall - Remastered 201112,956,09412,935
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Thank God It's Christmas - Non-Album Single119,383,890119,192
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)I Want To Break Free - Remastered 2011136,930,317136,710
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Hammer To Fall - Headbanger's Mix993,387992
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Tear It Up - Remastered 20114,656,2734,649
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Keep Passing The Open Windows - Remastered 20112,834,8472,830
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Man On The Prowl - Remastered 20112,963,3122,959
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)It's A Hard Life - Live In Rio / January 1985823,554822
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)I Go Crazy - B-Side852,328851
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)Is This The World We Created...? - Live In Rio / January 1985653,623653
QueenThe Works (Deluxe Edition 2011 Remaster)1,013,701,9491,012,070
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)Panama - 2015 Remaster196,931,610196,614
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)I'll Wait - 2015 Remaster12,525,75112,506
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)1984 - 2015 Remaster4,330,1314,323
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)Drop Dead Legs - 2015 Remaster11,152,68011,135
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)Top Jimmy - 2015 Remaster6,667,9986,657
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)House of Pain - 2015 Remaster3,130,3693,125
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)Hot for Teacher - 2015 Remaster101,008,848100,846
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)Jump - 2015 Remaster461,995,951461,252
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)Girl Gone Bad - 2015 Remaster3,265,5763,260
Van Halen1984 (Remastered)801,008,914799,719
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Dancing In the Sheets - From "Footloose" Soundtrack6,795,0416,784
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Never - From "Footloose" Soundtrack7,746,1717,734
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Waiting For A Girl Like You130,692,114130,482
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)The Girl Gets Around49,99850
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Footloose - From "Footloose" Soundtrack479,671,192478,899
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Dancing In The Sheets - Extended 12" Remix1,355,0681,353
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Almost Paradise (feat. Ann Wilson) - Love Theme from "Footloose"11,543,98411,525
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Hurts So Good115,060,999114,876
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Somebody's Eyes - From "Footloose" Soundtrack1,884,7541,882
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Let's Hear It for the Boy - From "Footloose" Soundtrack83,941,58983,806
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Holding Out for a Hero - From "Footloose" Soundtrack209,988,904209,651
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)Bang Your Head (Metal Health)12,045,08412,026
Various ArtistsFootloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)1,060,774,8981,059,067
Wham!Make It BigWake Me Up Before You Go-Go513,864,306513,037
Wham!Make It BigFreedom14,241,00714,218
Wham!Make It BigIf You Were There2,023,7662,021
Wham!Make It BigEverything She Wants51,156,71851,074
Wham!Make It BigLike A Baby1,968,4581,965
Wham!Make It BigCredit Card Baby2,830,7982,826
Wham!Make It BigHeartbeat3,436,3063,431
Wham!Make It BigCareless Whisper18,386,27818,357
Wham!Make It Big607,907,637606,929
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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 2 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.

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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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