Streaming Masters – Van Halen

Van Halen streaming masters

From their first eponymous release in 1978 to the mid-90s, Van Halen was one of the very top selling band around the world.

How big are their streams today? Which one of their tracks are the most listened to?

Van Halen streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

Van Halen streaming review – the results

Total: 1,720,818 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Jump [1984]437,000
2. Panama [1984]181,000
3. Runnin’ with the Devil [Van Halen]128,000
4. Hot for Teacher [1984]94,000
5. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love [Van Halen]83,000
6. Eruption [Van Halen]73,000
7. You Really Got Me [Van Halen]71,000
8. Why Can’t This Be Love [5150]64,000
9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You [Balance]54,000
10. Dance the Night Away [Van Halen II]38,000
11. Dreams [5150]30,000
12. Right Now [For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge]26,000
13. Unchained [Fair Warning]21,000
14. When It’s Love [OU812]18,000
15. Jamie’s Cryin’ [Van Halen]18,000
16. Love Walks In [5150]17,000
17. (Oh) Pretty Woman [Diver Down]15,000
18. I’m the One [Van Halen]13,000
19. I’ll Wait [1984]13,000
20. Everybody Wants Some!! [Women and Children First]11,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA, Genie (app), Xiami.

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