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: 1985

Last updated on 06/19/21
RankCoverArtistAlbumTotal StreamsDaily StreamsEAS
1a-haa-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)1,004,840,965807,2541,003,223
2DireDire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition968,695,074754,560967,135
3TearsTears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)864,212,680838,629862,821
4SimpleSimple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)605,882,672483,587604,907


Breakdowns (sorted by alphabetical order)

ArtistAlbumSongStreamsEAS
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)What's That You're Doing to Yourself in the Pouring Rain57,45657
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Dream Myself Alive1,528,7271,526
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Love Is Reason2,139,4842,136
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Hunting High and Low - Slow Version Demo48,87149
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Sun Always Shines on T.V. - Demo99,23599
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Lesson One - "Take on Me" Demo, Autumn, 1982124,169124
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Sun Always Shines on T.V. - Extended Version838,619837
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Blue Sky - Demo75,74176
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Sun Always Shines on T.V. - Extended Mix385,748385
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Take on Me - Instrumental75,38875
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Hunting High and Low - Demo83,34983
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Take on Me - Single Version519,682519
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)And You Tell Me1,616,0621,613
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Here I Stand and Face the Rain1,734,6681,732
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Love Is Reason - Demo63,52763
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Train of Thought - Radio Mix100,179100
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Hunting High and Low43,456,31843,386
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Living a Boy's Adventure Tale4,357,0054,350
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)All the Planes That Come in on the Quiet60,20060
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Monday Mourning64,96565
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Sun Always Shines on T.V.43,599,10343,529
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)And You Tell Me - Demo65,96566
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Here I Stand and Face the Rain - Demo64,33464
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Take on Me893,268,578891,830
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Take on Me - Single Mix1,446,1741,444
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)I Dream Myself Alive - Demo62,41962
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Living a Boy's Adventure Tale - Early Version52,79853
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Hunting High and Low - Extended Remix453,814453
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Never Never75,50775
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Love Goodbye71,58071
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Go to Sleep75,94976
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Train of Thought - Demo79,64180
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Train of Thought4,389,2944,382
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Presenting Lily Mars73,45673
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Stop! and Make Your Mind Up43,16543
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)You Have Grown Thoughtful Again54,05254
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Dot the I75,83476
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)The Blue Sky3,124,9113,120
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Driftwood94,51294
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Take on Me - Demo167,858168
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)Nothing to It72,62873
a-haHunting High and Low (Deluxe Edition)1,004,840,9651,003,223
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionRide Across The River12,292,49112,273
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionThe Man's Too Strong13,605,36613,583
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionOne World9,177,4079,163
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionSo Far Away - Full Version72,092,52771,976
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionYour Latest Trick69,145,18269,034
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionMoney For Nothing261,274,174260,853
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionWhy Worry?36,815,45636,756
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionBrothers In Arms172,592,808172,315
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary EditionWalk Of Life321,699,663321,182
Dire StraitsBrothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition968,695,074967,135
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)I Wish You Were Here707,656707
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Oh Jungleland820,671819
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Love Song - Live From The Ahoy, Rotterdam / 198562,90763
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Don't You (Forget About Me) - Live1,658,5531,656
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Don't You (Forget About Me) - Live From The Ahoy, Rotterdam / 198577,67078
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Love Song / Sun City / Dance To The Music - Live649,299648
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Street Hassle - Live From The Ahoy, Rotterdam / 198550,39450
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Come A Long Way737,524736
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Up On The Catwalk - Live From Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow / 1985135,607135
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Book Of Brilliant Things - Live997,441996
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Once Upon A Time1,631,9631,629
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Big Sleep - Live593,549593
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking - Live1,401,0811,399
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Sanctify Yourself - Extended Mix102,546102
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)All The Things She Said9,889,6779,874
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)All The Things She Said - Extended Version151,740151
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking - 7" Remix / Edit104,680105
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)East At Easter - Live642,067641
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Sanctify Yourself - Instrumental71,41971
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking - 12" Remix194,279194
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking71,533,37571,418
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Don't You (Forget About Me)473,018,225472,257
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)New Gold Dream - Live591,048590
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Promised You A Miracle - US Remix373,015372
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)All The Things She Said - Remastered 2005 / Edit106,918107
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Promised You A Miracle - Live721,291720
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)A Brass Band In African Chimes325,538325
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) - Live671,842671
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking20,651,52420,618
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Oh Jungleland - 12'' Version39,21239
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Oh Jungleland - Instrumental36,70537
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Ghostdancing - Live1,009,0821,007
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking - Instrumental386,606386
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Sanctify Yourself - Edit1,193,7021,192
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Ghostdancing2,119,5222,116
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Sanctify Yourself - Live439,042438
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Sanctify Yourself2,885,0702,880
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Ghostdancing - 12'' Mix48,06548
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Waterfront - Live813,102812
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Once Upon A Time - Live470,499470
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Alive And Kicking - Kevorkian 12" Remix173,417173
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Sanctify Yourself - Dub Version32,55933
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Oh Jungleland - Live718,940718
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Ghostdancing - Instrumental41,86542
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)Don't You (Forget About Me) - 12" Version6,579,3646,569
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)A Brass Band In African Chimes - Extended Version222,421222
Simple MindsOnce Upon A Time (Super Deluxe)605,882,672604,907
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - A Cappella98,12098
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Long Version89,06489
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)I Believe4,942,9054,935
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout149,880,924149,640
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 1985152,529152
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Marauders578,593578
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Early Mix70,61370
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Broken3,379,2613,374
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Head Over Heels / Broken18,372,09718,343
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Way You Are - Extended555,857555
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Listen - Clean Intro244,769244
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Working Hour6,468,6286,458
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Way You Are - Demo63,65564
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 1985206,692206
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Broken - Richard Skinner BBC Session / London / 198470,27770
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - Alternative Version436,471436
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Big Chair1,019,0081,017
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - US Dub Version168,305168
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Head Over Heels - Hughes 7" Edit407,417407
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Head Over Heels - Dave Bascombe 7" N.Mix77,156,59977,032
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)When In Love With A Blind Man655,248654
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World281,254281
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Short Version287,774287
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - Extended1,306,1901,304
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Beat Of The Drum Mix169,467169
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Way You Are714,995714
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Conflict561,957561
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Working Hour - Piano Version347,005346
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Memories Fade - Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 1985100,134100
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - U.S. Single Edit294,683294
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Broken / Head Over Heels / Broken - Preacher Mix439,767439
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Alternate U.S. Remix926,163925
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Way You Are - Edit200,051200
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Empire Building657,577657
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Broken / Head Over Heels - Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 1985663,327662
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World575,868,978574,942
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Working Hour - Richard Skinner BBC Session / London / 198488,00288
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - 7" Edit1,086,5881,085
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Broken Revisited667,385666
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Instrumental137,569137
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Alternative Single Version173,580173
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Listen3,420,2493,415
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 198578,77079
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)The Working Hour - Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 198586,22186
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Broken - Demo60,95661
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - UK Version / Extended Version299,580299
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Roland & Curt Interviewed155,298155
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk5,500,1395,491
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Head Over Heels - Richard Skinner BBC Session / London / 1984129,267129
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Urban Mix392,833392
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Run The World471,631471
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Mothers Talk - Video Version225,001225
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Shout - Alternative Mix75,80576
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Sea Song413,454413
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Pharaohs - Single Version1,357,1461,355
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Extended Version1,556,8521,554
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)864,212,680862,821
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Hafsa

BTS’s “Love Yourself : Answer” currently has over 4 billion streams on spotify. Is it not included because it’s a compilation album?

marcjeon

this list only includes what is classified as album on spotify, so yeah ly: answer isn’t included sine it’s a complitation album

LawrenceEbenezar

very nice data collection

Luan

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

trey

i think its adding “focus” to dangerous woman, and its not in the album

elliofun

Destiny’s Child’s The Writing’s On The Wall numbers in 1999 are excluding the numbers of Independent Women, Pt. 1 – Pasadena Remix, Independent Women Pt. II and 8 Days of Christmas.

elliofun

Hello, guys! Looks like the numbers of B’Day by Beyoncé in 2006 are excluding Check On It (57 million), Get Me Bodied (19 million) and Get Me Bodied – Extended Mix (2 million), all of them from the standard version. They are all also on her page in Spotify streaming numbers tool.

Kalmanta

Yep, a few weeks ago it reached the 1B mark, something that it still hasn’t achieved on the site.

Martin

Looking at the versions I can see on Spotify, none of them have passed 1B streams, the highest version is the one included here on 932M.

From what I can see, there are five versions;
Standard 13 Tracks: 769,140,978
Standard 13 Tracks: 769,140,978
Standard 15 Tracks: 827,226,618
Deluxe E 22 Tracks: 927,127,767
Deluxe E 23 Tracks: 931,872,816

Martin

Yes, that is because as you can see, the version which has been included here is the Deluxe Version (or at least 1 of them), which does not include those tracks.

The main problem with this album (in truth many albums) is, there are just so many different versions available and only one can be included.

JaMSpam

Is there any chance an option to show the most streamed albums by genre could be added

L145

why’s Fearless Taylor’s Version not in the 2021 page

PeppaPig

I think its just below the threshold. I think it passed 200m today or yesterday?

repstinita

it currently has more than 256M streams but it’s not in the list for some reasom

Gks13

So Taylor will have two different versions of the same album on the 2008 list? The album also has new songs.

Martin

Ideally, she should just have one version, with both the original and Taylor version being added together but as it’s an automatic process, I’m not sure that can happen and as such, two versions will mostly likely appear.

The new songs will I imagine be added to the orphan category, as they were not part of the original release.

Alexia

You never walk alone was released in 2017 as a repackage of BTS’s 2016 album WINGS, adding some songs like spring day , not today etc

Why is counted for 2016?

Last edited 2 months ago by Alexia
Al

Cause it’s “a repackage of BTS’s 2016 album WINGS”

Ehtesam Zunnuryn

Hi can u pls add daily increase in streams for song (in the “breakdown” part)? It would have been better then

Last edited 2 months ago by Ehtesam Zunnuryn
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