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Most streamed albums: 1986

Last updated on 05/13/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1BonBon JoviSlippery When Wet1,594,658,4721,177,7191,592,091
2MetallicaMetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)640,323,592458,110639,292
3PaulPaul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)617,579,988375,659616,585
4VariousVarious ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACK593,504,436414,316592,549
5TheThe SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)559,758,360371,129558,857


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
Bon JoviSlippery When WetWanted Dead Or Alive225,444,568225,082
Bon JoviSlippery When WetYou Give Love A Bad Name548,067,613547,185
Bon JoviSlippery When WetI'd Die For You9,833,3489,818
Bon JoviSlippery When WetLivin' On A Prayer742,849,965741,654
Bon JoviSlippery When WetWild In The Streets3,033,9203,029
Bon JoviSlippery When WetNever Say Goodbye44,333,84444,262
Bon JoviSlippery When WetLet It Rock4,969,3774,961
Bon JoviSlippery When WetWithout Love3,276,2253,271
Bon JoviSlippery When WetSocial Disease2,994,5822,990
Bon JoviSlippery When WetRaise Your Hands9,855,0309,839
Bon JoviSlippery When Wet1,594,658,4721,592,091
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986520,335519
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Guitar Solo - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986134,941135
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Money Will Roll Right In - Work In Progress Rough Mix170,031170
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Early June 1985 Demo82,29982
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986403,171403
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198667,82168
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Mid-June 1985 / Writing In Progress 2125,117125
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Bass Solo - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198769,46669
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Remastered82,367,35682,235
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198663,16063
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - September 1985 Drum Room Demo69,90170
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - November 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix193,901194
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes67,02967
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198658,39958
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Late June 1985 Demo79,52079
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - 1985 / From Kirk's Riff Tapes136,374136
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Jason's Second Audition84,08984
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Four Horsemen - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198665,83166
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198687,98688
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Money Will Roll Right In - September 1985 Drum Room Jam86,90187
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Remastered64,173,51264,070
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986556,779556
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198757,71758
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Orion - September 1985 Drum Room Demo101,678102
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - May 1985 / Writing In Progress 278,32178
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - November 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix127,188127
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198679,51579
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Orion - November 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix165,046165
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Remastered23,369,46423,332
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Guitar Solo - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198647,88348
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - Late June 1985 Demo74,41174
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Early June 1985 Demo86,84987
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198666,68967
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Orion - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes129,871130
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198653,60254
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes 22,3442
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198663,53363
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Creeping Death - Jason's Second Audition87,86388
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198657,35257
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986288,497288
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes 2122,978123
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Leper Messiah - December 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix121,753122
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Four Horsemen - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198761,56661
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Orion - Late 1985 Guitar Solo Outtakes71,09671
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986241,709241
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Fade To Black - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198655,78356
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Late August 1985 Demo68,27668
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Jason's First Audition106,497106
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Guitar Solo - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198653,20853
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986184,240184
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198788,67889
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198656,43856
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198672,60872
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Creeping Death - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198763,75464
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Fight Fire With Fire - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198657,74758
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198672,98373
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Late June 1985 Demo89,95490
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Four Horsemen - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986167,367167
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986433,728433
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Orion - Late 1985 / Kirk & Lars In The Control Room75,47875
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198671,81672
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - October 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix172,802173
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198667,37667
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Remastered328,729,735328,200
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Mid-June 1985 / Writing In Progress88,58388
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Leper Messiah - Late August 1985 Demo 264,83865
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - May 1985 / Writing In Progress91,97392
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198652,43752
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198771,60771
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Orion - Remastered44,812,89244,741
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198655,96856
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Jason's Second Audition89,81390
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Fade To Black - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986283,470283
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Leper Messiah - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes95,85196
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes164,618164
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Whiplash - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198760,49960
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Prince - September 1985 Drum Room Jam71,11971
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198671,23371
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Leper Messiah - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes 295,14195
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198766,09066
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Late June 1985 Demo1,529,7801,527
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Whiplash - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198664,98165
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Prince - Work In Progress Rough Mix118,689118
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 1986622,096621
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986195,160195
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986225,316225
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - 1985 / From Kirk's Riff Tapes100,660100
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Bass Solo - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198671,07471
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Blitzkrieg - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198653,58653
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Four Horsemen - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198650,73351
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes142,929143
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Ecstasy Of Gold - Metallica Show Intro / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden/September 26th, 198672,46772
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - May 1985 / Writing In Progress95,67996
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198670,16770
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Ecstasy Of Gold - Metallica Show Intro / Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ/April 21st, 1986241,558241
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198663,74264
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198672,09072
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)For Whom The Bell Tolls - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198659,33859
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198660,59760
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198764,07364
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Leper Messiah - Remastered21,533,45121,499
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Guitar Solo - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198750,99751
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198672,38972
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Mid-June 1985 Demo88,92089
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198671,32771
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - Remastered30,841,90730,792
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes114,289114
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - Early June 1985 Demo77,77578
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198758,03058
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - Remastered29,101,92929,055
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Seek & Destroy - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198653,22953
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Blitzkrieg - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198762,29762
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - November 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix146,459146
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198686,04886
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Live At Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA / August 3rd, 198675,94476
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes00
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198683,12983
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Whiplash - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986138,885139
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Live At The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ / April 21st, 198662,41462
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Battery - Jason's First Audition89,99290
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Late August 1985 / Writing In Progress67,70168
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes101,142101
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Creeping Death - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198651,46151
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198645,14545
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - Live At Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany / January 25th, 198765,95666
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Whiplash - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198650,01050
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - May 1985 / Writing In Progress95,10295
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - September 1985 / Writing In Progress69,20269
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Damage, Inc. - October 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix112,786113
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Master Of Puppets - Live At The Country Club, Reseda, CA / November 8th, 198681,10781
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes 2114,805115
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)The Thing That Should Not Be - December 1985 / Work In Progress Rough Mix133,479133
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Leper Messiah - Late August 1985 Demo66,56766
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Ride The Lightning - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198650,36650
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Disposable Heroes - 1985 / From James' Riff Tapes90,07190
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL / May 25th, 1986148,394148
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)Am I Evil? - Fan Recording / Live At Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden / September 26th, 198650,72851
MetallicaMaster Of Puppets (Deluxe Box Set / Remastered)640,323,592639,292
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)The Boy In the Bubble21,330,00721,296
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)You Can Call Me Al351,429,519350,864
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)I Know What I Know (with General M.D.Shirinda & The Gaza Sisters)19,554,35819,523
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Crazy Love - Demo3,437,2233,432
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Homeless (Demo)4,895,4884,888
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Gumboots (with Boyoyo Boys)10,056,49610,040
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)That Was Your Mother (with Good Rockin' Doopsie & The Twisters)7,840,1207,827
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)You Can Call Me Al - Demo3,400,1793,395
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Alternate Unreleased Version5,647,1645,638
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Under African Skies15,158,70115,134
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints (Early Version)4,151,9404,145
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints (with Los Lobos)6,700,2806,689
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Graceland77,863,04277,738
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Crazy Love, Vol. II9,419,9719,405
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)The Story of "Graceland" as Told by Paul Simon2,613,9862,610
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes62,992,52162,891
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Homeless (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)11,088,99311,071
Paul SimonGraceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)617,579,988616,585
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore - Live in Boston491,797491
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)The Queen Is Dead - 2017 Master18,414,30318,385
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Never Had No One Ever - 2017 Master11,301,55011,283
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)The Boy with the Thorn in His Side - Live in Boston504,061503
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)I Know It's Over - Live in Boston473,270473
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - Take 11,891,6991,889
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Unloveable - 2017 Master10,137,67410,121
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Bigmouth Strikes Again - 2017 Master96,034,36295,880
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Never Had No One Ever - Live in Boston458,617458
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - Live in Boston586,020585
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)The Boy with the Thorn in His Side - 2017 Master38,693,02638,631
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Cemetry Gates - Demo735,848735
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - 2017 Master19,565,78719,534
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Asleep - Single B-Side; 2017 Master1,854,4671,851
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Bigmouth Strikes Again - Demo830,766829
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)I Know It's Over - Demo2,176,3202,173
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Rubber Ring / What She Said / Rubber Ring - Live in Boston598,875598
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - 2017 Master243,565,028243,173
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Is It Really so Strange? - Live in Boston425,671425
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - Demo951,349950
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Cemetry Gates - 2017 Master22,107,37922,072
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Money Changes Everything - 2017 Master718,159717
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Stretch out and Wait - Live in Boston491,304491
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)I Want the One I Can't Have - Live in Boston650,582650
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Hand in Glove - Live in Boston588,218587
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)I Know It's Over - 2017 Master45,449,39145,376
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Frankly, Mr. Shankly - 2017 Master18,032,89718,004
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Never Had No One Ever - Demo783,153782
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)The Queen Is Dead - Full Version1,172,5651,171
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)The Queen Is Dead - Live in Boston388,950388
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)How Soon Is Now? - Live in Boston976,417975
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Cemetry Gates - Live in Boston449,548449
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Vicar in a Tutu - 2017 Master10,701,46710,684
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)The Boy with the Thorn in His Side - Demo Mix776,474775
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Frankly, Mr. Shankly - Demo950,631949
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)Rubber Ring - 2017 Master5,830,7355,821
The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)559,758,360558,857
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKPlaying with the Boys - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack23,359,57123,322
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKTop Gun Anthem - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack23,694,26923,656
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKThrough the Fire - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack6,175,0226,165
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKHeaven in Your Eyes12,169,93712,150
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKDestination Unknown - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack4,811,9874,804
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKHot Summer Nights - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack6,467,9256,458
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKLead Me On - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack6,670,6696,660
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKDanger Zone - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack227,803,776227,437
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKMighty Wings - From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack27,984,17827,939
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACKTake My Breath Away - Love Theme from "Top Gun"254,367,102253,957
Various ArtistsTOP GUN/SOUNDTRACK593,504,436592,549
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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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