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Jay ☆
post Oct 7 2017, 12:04 AM
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I'm carrying this data on from a thread I made on DenDen, in which I kept track of their Spotify plays!

This thread can also be used to post positions from iTunes.


SPICE GIRLS

Singles Update: 6th October 2017
Last update: 1st July 2017



In order of overall plays:
(Combining album & single versions, but not including remixes)

178,691,047 - Wannabe
20,914,943 - Spice Up Your Life
20,452,163 - Say You'll Be There
19,792,139 - 2 Become 1
17,052,835 - Stop
11,660,680 - Viva Forever
11,417,627 - Who Do You Think You Are
7,095,450 - Mama
6,886,012 - Too Much
4,987,147 - Holler
3,675,937 - Goodbye
1,576,028 - Let Love Lead The Way
1,110,203 - Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)



Increase in stream count since last update:

+19,993,623 -Wannabe
+2,487,914 - Say You'll Be There
+2,390,481 - 2 Become 1
+1,997,345 - Stop
+1,902,508 - Spice Up Your Life
+1,226,118 - Who Do You Think You Are
+1,152,269 - Viva Forever
+718,843 - Too Much
+640,019 - Mama
+624,085 - Holler
+280,394 - Goodbye
+152,633 - Let Love Lead The Way
+104,197 - Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)



Mama
5,772,778'Spice' Album Version(+560,575)
1,322,672Radio Version(+79,444)

Who Do You Think You Are
9,511,099'Spice' Album Version(+1,104,170)
1,906,528Radio Version(+121,948)

Too Much
5,646,386 'Spiceworld' Album Version (+637,911)
1,239,626 Radio Edit (+80,932)

Viva Forever
9,376,260 'Spiceworld' Album Version (+972,549)
2,284,420 Radio Edit (+179,720)

Goodbye
2,702,084 'Forever' Album Version (+229,610)
895,583 Radio Edit (+47,575)
78,270 Single Version (+3,209)

Holler
3,907,993 'Forever' Album Version (+541,181)
1,079,154 Radio Edit (+82,904)

Let Love Lead The Way
957,567 'Forever' Album Version (+123,967)
618,461 Radio Edit (+28,666)



Something that interests me about these stats, is how relatively poor the streams for 'Goodbye' are. I wonder if it suffers due to being tucked away as the last track on the 'Forever' album? Also, in the countries where the 'Greatest Hits' album is accessible, it's the final track on that album too.

'Goodbye' was one of their biggest hits in the UK - it's currently their 5th best selling single (in fact for many years it was 4th, but Spice Up Your Life has recently overtaken it). The fact that it's floundering as their 11th most listened to single on Spotify - with less listens than Holler - is quite a disparity! A relatively forgotten about huge hit. cry.gif

It's a bit of a shame that Wannabe completely eclipses their other hits, but also not surprising.
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post Oct 8 2017, 05:25 AM
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Goodbye as a track just isn't that memorable. The reason it became one of their best-sellers was down to Geri leaving.

Viva Forever is the big injustice here.
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post Oct 8 2017, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE(tommie @ Oct 8 2017, 06:25 AM) *
The reason [Goodbye] became one of their best-sellers was down to Geri leaving.

The sentiment of it was certainly a factor in its success, but I wouldn't go as far as to say it was "the (sole) reason"! I think the song must have connected with the buying public beyond that context to have achieved the huge sales it managed, i.e. it was well-received/genuinely popular. (May as well post a couple of UK chart facts: it was the 8th best seller of 1998 with just three weeks of sales, and the 37th best seller of the 1990s. *.*)

In the week of the Greatest Hits release it was their 6th most downloaded classic single, so it seems at this stage it was still one of the more remembered songs:

18th November 2007:
#117 - Viva Forever
#146 - 2 Become 1
#151 - Spice Up Your Life
#167 - Wannabe
#172 - Stop
#183 - Goodbye

It's a shame that it hasn't held up well in the streaming era, but I really think it being a bit tucked away as track 11 on 'Forever' (by far their least celebrated album) doesn't help it at all, and the 'Greatest Hits' not being available on UK Spotify probably doesn't help matters either.

It does tend to perform better at Christmas time though - last year it managed to re-enter their Spotify Top 10 popular songs list at #9, climbing above Mama and knocking out Holler (the power of being included on a few festive playlists!). Maybe the same will happen this year?

#Justice4Goodbye
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post Oct 8 2017, 08:19 AM
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We all know Spotify works on visability, the easier it is to find or play a song the more streams it gets. It certainly hurts Goodbye.

It annoys me no end the GH isn't on Spotify, it is 2017!
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post Oct 8 2017, 07:30 PM
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the Greatest Hits is loosing sales in the streaming era which is annoying, though I suppose its better to have one version doing well.

I love Goodbye, but the girls have so many good ballads, that 2 Become 1 always gets the 'christmas attention' over Too Much and Goodbye. Whatsmore, 'Viva Forever' is the 'acclaimed' ballad.

Its a shame that 'Headlines' hasn't managed to find an audience, its a little gem.
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post Friday, 07:46 PM
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UK iTunes:

555 Melanie C - Room for Love
1267 Spice Girls - Stop

98 Spice Girls - Greatest Hits cheer.gif
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The GH has been such a steady seller on itunes but with itunes sales dying I do wish they would put it on spotify.
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post Friday, 10:27 PM
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Same! sad.gif I see no logical reason why it shouldn't be, kind of annoying. It'd attract so many casual listeners!
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