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post Jan 31 2020, 11:29 PM
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This is the Spotify chart thread for February 2020, the go-to topic for the discussion of Spotify playlists and charts!

Spotify FAQs

What is streaming? What are the chart rules regarding streaming?

For streaming and chart rules related FAQs read this thread.

How do I see today's Spotify chart?

To see the daily top 50 update on desktop, log in to Spotify, click 'Browse', then click 'Charts', then click 'United Kingdom Top 50', or click the link below. The desktop top 50 may update before anything else so is always worth checking if the website is not up to date. However recently it has been known to not to do (even when the website has), so do check all sources. Also note that the Spotify Website will update before external websites (Kworb, LivePopBars). Occasionally there will be a delay in the Spotify chart updating which could even take days.

Useful web links:

Spotify App [top 50]
Spotify Website [top 200]
Kworb [top 200 and extra data]
LivePopBars [top 200]
SponOnTrack [top 200]

Hot playlist links:



How often does the chart update?

It should update once every day, usually in the early afternoon - although this is not 100% guaranteed. Sometimes the top 200 on the website will update but without the top 50 on the app updating, and sometimes there will be no update at all.

How many plays on Spotify equals one download sale?

100 plays if you are on Spotify Premium, or 600 if you are using the ad-supported free tier. However you cannot simply play a song that many times in one day to give it one sale, you are limited to 10 plays per day in terms of what counts to the chart. (Spotify will let you play a song on repeat 600 times if you really want to).

The number changes to 200 or 1200 plays when a song moves to ACR. For more information on the rules of ACR see this thread. For information on what songs are currently on ACR and what songs will be moving to ACR, refer to this thread.

How much does Spotify contribute to the chart?

Streaming contributes over 90% to the singles chart as a whole, although the #1 still can be decided by who has better paid-for sales. Spotify counts for a good chunk of streaming sales (although it appears to be losing some market share as Apple Music and Amazon Music gain in popularity), so doing well on Spotify is essential for doing well in the chart.

Why is my fave not doing well on Spotify?

Is it being promoted on one of Spotify's major curated playlists? If it isn't, it's unlikely to really take off! Hot Hits UK is the biggest of these playlists, with over a million followers. The playlist usually updates itself to include breaking hits once or twice a week, though there is no guarantee that your fave will get a place on the playlist. Also, the UK Top 50 is a largely followed playlist and that songs often experience a 'top 50 effect', when they enter the top 50 and get the additional exposure of being on the playlist.

Often sales hits don't cross over to being streaming hits, this is usually the case for songs with an older target audience, reality or campaign songs. Also keep in mind that it often takes longer for a song to take off on Spotify than it would on iTunes.

My fave didn't debut high and is falling already, does this mean they're flopping?

Not necessarily. Most songs debut relatively low as they aren't instantly well-known, and experience a sharp decline on Day 2 as they no longer have the promoted 'New Music Friday' effect. A lot of songs manage to recover through gaining popularity and additions to playlists. Exceptions to the rule of course come from massively hyped artists/releases such as Justin Bieber/Ed Sheeran/Drake who will of course enter straight at the top.

What do the numbers mean?

The streaming figures cited in the daily chart are the number of streams each song received the previous day. Unlike the iTunes chart, Spotify is not a rolling chart so the numbers will only change once per day.

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post Feb 1 2020, 08:31 AM
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curious top see where Dua debuts, top 10 minimum I'd say
she's already #28 on Apple and #40 on Amazon, the latter usually being very slow with newies
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:41 PM
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arrow up.gif 06. Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
ne.gif 14. Dua Lipa - Physical
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:43 PM
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Amazing for Dua Lipa! Two top 10/15 hits this week?
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:51 PM
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The Weekend up to #2
Ok-ish debut for Physical but was expecting bit more
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:52 PM
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#2 Blinding Lights
#6 Dont Start Now
#11 Yummy
#14 Physical
#44 Get Me
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:52 PM
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How is #14 just ok? We've had a very static Top 10 for a while now so for her to debut that high is fantastic imo.
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:53 PM
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Gorillaz at #31! Amazing biggrin.gif
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:54 PM
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#31 - Momentary Bliss - Gorlliaz. They're first song to crack UK Top 50 Spotify I believe
Roses also up big to #32
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post Feb 1 2020, 03:57 PM
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Surprised Lil Wayne didn't manage to get any songs in top 50, he also only got one song top 20 in the US - huge step down from his last album.
#14 is decent for Dua, I hope this does similar to Don't Start Now where it climbs throughout the week after an expected drop tomorrow. I'll be disappointed if its spotify peak for the first week is #14
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post Feb 1 2020, 04:26 PM
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ne.gif 172. Meghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj - Nice to Meet Ya

Actually a very strong debut for this, it was 48th on NMF! ohmy.gif Last time Meghan was top 200 was with No Excuses (barring Just Got Paid obviously) so she's hardly any sort of streaming force these days.
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post Feb 1 2020, 04:26 PM
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This is a slightly slower start than I'd have predicted for Dua considering how well 'Don't Start Now' did straight away but I wouldn't start worrying unless it drops off hard during the week, I think it's a song that should do very well with the casual audience in the same way 'Blinding Lights' has so it should climb as it gets more exposure. And if not then... 100% approval from Internet gays is confirmed to be a curse like it was for 'Run Away With Me' kink.gif (speaking of 'Blinding Lights' great to see that still moving up, Roddy is quite far ahead still atm but wouldn't rule out it eventually hitting #1 on Spotify).

Definitely didn't expect to see Gorillaz in as high as #31! Not heard the song yet but I'd really love if it can manage to go top 40 this week if only to give slowthai a top 40 hit. (Won't hold my breath though as it isn't even top 300 on Apple). KSI & Trippie Redd debuting at #23, that should give Trippie his first UK top 40 hit (what a way to get it collaborating with KSI of all people xx).

Other top 200 newies for Blossoms at #103, Taylor Swift at #123, Demi Lovato making a belated appearance at #124 from NMF effect, Headie One/Fred again.. at #167, Meghan Trainor/Nicki Minaj at #172 and OFB at #181.
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post Feb 1 2020, 04:30 PM
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I neveer imagined that a 2020 reimaging/ cover of Olivia Newton John's Let Get Physical would work, but it does! 80s style BOP! Let's get physical, physical, let me hear your body talk, come on, let'sa get physical music.gif Go Two Lips, get that smash!
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post Feb 1 2020, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE(JosephStyles @ Feb 1 2020, 04:26 PM) *
ne.gif 172. Meghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj - Nice to Meet Ya

Actually a very strong debut for this, it was 48th on NMF! ohmy.gif Last time Meghan was top 200 was with No Excuses (barring Just Got Paid obviously) so she's hardly any sort of streaming force these days.

omg I hope this turns into a hit for her, Meghan's deserved so many smashes the past couple of years sad.gif
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post Feb 1 2020, 04:42 PM
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I think this 'era' for Gorillaz will be one of their biggest - they're going to be releasing various singles throughout the year instead of an album apparently.

Lots of big collabs planned - and they've teased one with Tame Impala!
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post Feb 1 2020, 05:05 PM
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Really pleased to see Gorillaz so high! Hope they can stick around, but will probably drop down tomorrow.
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post Feb 1 2020, 05:44 PM
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it's a pity Gorillaz are so low on Apple,
it's #31 on Spotify but only #324 on Apple

The Weeknd is also climbing on Apple (#3 now) but Physical is kinda struggling there at #23
most surprising performance on Apple has to be Joel Corry-Lonely being #11 now
dance seems to be doing very well at Apple with Becky Hill #15 and Roses #22

for comparison, Meghan Trainor/Nicki Minaj are #243 but big climbing
243 +522 Meghan Trainor - Nice to Meet Ya (feat. Nicki Minaj)
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post Feb 1 2020, 06:14 PM
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QUOTE(LMLou @ Feb 1 2020, 03:57 PM) *
Surprised Lil Wayne didn't manage to get any songs in top 50, he also only got one song top 20 in the US - huge step down from his last album.


Just occurred to me that he actually doesn't even have anything in the top 200 - 'Tha Carter V' had the hype of being a super delayed album finally coming out whereas this album has significantly less hype behind it but even so that is quite a shocking decline, especially in the US! (He is doing much better on US Apple Music though)

I think its release on Spotify was delayed by a few hours to be fair but I don't think that'd have had that much impact.
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No Taylor?
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thought it had been posted

123 Only The Young - Featured in Miss Americana by Taylor Swift

pretty low considering it was #3 on NMF and insta-added to HH
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