Music History

This is interesting: The most-streamed albums on Spotify for every year going back to 1960.

A positive thing about Spotify is how available they make some of the data they collect from users. It’s not deep-dive stuff, but it does result in videos like this. Someone has gone back to 1960 and listed the most-streamed album for every year. The numbers reflect all the streams from all the songs on each album.

Keep in mind that Spotify didn’t come online until 2008. I also wonder how many people are listening to albums front-to-back like we used to.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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