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The BPI has released a brand new report detailing 2019's most streamed tracks in the UK, featuring hits from some of the biggest years in music from the past six decades.

Dating back to 1969 right up until last year, the report sees a list of some of the biggest songs in history as well as its most iconic artists, showing how classic songs still have as much prominence on streaming services the current chart toppers. Included within the list is The Beatles, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Presley, Bill Withers and Bob Marley while more recent acts include Stormzy, Arctic Monkeys, Mabel and AJ Tracey.

The 1970s and 1980s accounted for 7.6% and 9.2% respectively of 2019's streams, while the 1990s also accounted for just under 10%. Last year saw the UK stream music over 114 billion times, increasing our level of plays up by 7.5% on its previous year.

Despite the range of years streamed, it was contemporary music that reached the highest number of streams last year, as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber took the top spot at 138.8m with I Don't Care, and Billie Eilish followed closely behind at 137.1m for her hit Bad Guy. The complete list includes only a fifth of songs released in 2019, as it accounts for tracks released before 2018 which took up a staggering 60% of last year's streams.

BPI's Rob Crutchley commented: “The songs we all streamed in the UK in 2019, whether, perhaps, prompted in part by a film soundtrack or TV ad, a games music-bed, an artist live tour or anniversary, or by virtue of being a much loved festive hit, underscores streaming’s increasing ability to facilitate the public’s enduring love affair with classic hits alongside its passion for new music"

Rob Crutchley's BPI yearbook All About The Music 2020 will be released later this month.

See the full list of the most popular streamed years in music below...

1969

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (25.3m)

I Want You Back – The Jackson 5 (21.1m)

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond (17.8m)

Come Together – The Beatles (12.5m)

Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley (11.2m)

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival (10.7m)

Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones (10.5m)

Space Oddity – David Bowie (9.9m)

The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel (7.2m)

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival (7.1m)

1977

Mr Blue Sky – ELO (31m)

The Chain – Fleetwood Mac (27.4m)

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac (24.2m)

We Will Rock You – Queen (23.1m)

We Are The Champions – Queen (18.1m)

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers (13.9m)

Lovely Day – Bill Withers (12.6m)

Stayin' Alive – The Bee Gees (12.4m)

She's Always A Woman – Billy Joel (10.9m)

Easy – Commodores (10.8m)

1984

Last Christmas – Wham (42m)

Do They Know It's Christmas – Band Aid (30.2m)

Take On Me – A-Ha (25.3m)

Summer Of '69 – Bryan Adams (25.2m)

I Want To Break Free – Queen (20.9m)

Radio Ga Ga – Queen (20.3)

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham (19.5m)

Footloose – Kenny Loggins (18m)

Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen (14.8m)

Purple Rain – Prince & The Revolution (13.5m)

1999

Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader (27.3m)

No Scrubs – TLC (24.7m)

I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys (22.4m)

Say My Name – Destiny's Child (19.4m)

All Star – Smash Mouth (16m)

Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers (15.6m)

Still Dre – Dr Dre Ft Snoop Dogg (15.5m)

All The Small Things – Blink 182 (14.7m)

Forgot About Dre – Dr Dre Ft Eminem (14.2m)

Keep On Movin' – Five (10.9m)

2006

Naive – The Kooks (27.4m)

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol (26.6m)

She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks (21.8m)

Hips Don't Lie – Shakira Ft Wyclef Jean (18.2m)

Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys (18.2m)

How To Save A Life – The Fray (18m)

When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys (17.7m)

Last Request – Paolo Nutini (17.5m)

I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic At The Disco (15.5m)

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis (15.2m)

2019

I Don't Care – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber (138.8m)

Bad Guy – Billie Eilish (137.1m)

Vossi Bop – Stormzy (121.3m)

Location – Dave Ft Burna Boy (120.4m)

Giant – Calvin Harris & Rag'N'Bone Man (115.7m)

Piece Of Your Heart – Meduza Ft Goodboys (110.5m)

Don't Call Me Up – Mabel (107.4m)

Ladbroke Grove – AJ Tracey (106.7m)

Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (106.5m)

Dance Monkey – Tones & I (105.8m)

Music Week: https://www.musicweek.com/media/read/bpi-s-...60-years/079438
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In advance of the publication of its annual yearbook All About the Music 2020 to its members next week, record labels association, the BPI, can today reveal the rich diversity of songs going back 60 years that the nation’s music consumers streamed in 2019 – and some of the reasons behind this.

Whilst this analysis, compiled by BPI based on original data from the Official Charts Company, tells us which freshly-released tracks were most popular in 2019, this report also gives an insight into the older ‘catalogue’ songs that resonated with the UK. In 2019 there were over 114 billion plays on streaming services – up 7.5 per cent on the year. This BPI analysis looks at the 15,000 most-played tracks of the year (with a minimum of 1m plays) and assigned a ‘year of release’ to each, corresponding to the first day it was made publicly available.

What the UK Streamed in 2019 and BPI Yearbook All About The Music author, BPI’s Rob Crutchley, said:

“The reasons certain songs resonate with us are many and varied – they can lift our mood, reflect how we’re feeling at a certain time, or evoke a particular happy memory. Older songs can enjoy a renaissance at any time, maybe by being used in a film or TV show, being shared online via social media or by being discovered in a playlist. A much-loved artist going on tour can spike interest and there is a wealth of catalogue classics that are always in great demand at Christmas time – we’re streaming the hits of today in huge numbers but we’re also enjoying delving into our rich musical heritage.”

Newer music dominates the top of the year-end chart…

In the world of music streaming much emphasis is placed upon what’s new – many of the most popular playlists on services are comprised either of tracks that have been released that week, or broadly reflect what’s present in the Official Singles Chart. The most popular songs in any given week will show that they are dominated by contemporary artists and material released relatively recently. Songs released in 2019 accounted for over a fifth (21.1%) of plays last year, with those from 2018 comprising a lesser share (18.6%).

The role of ‘catalogue’ tracks

There is a notable drop off in the subsequent years – plays of songs from 2017 amounted to 9.5 per cent of the total, with 2016 songs representing 5.2 per cent. But while there are years that buck this trend, the total accrued by ‘catalogue’ (anything released in or before 2017) is significant – 60.3% of total plays.

The number of tracks classed as catalogue expands with each year, but significant jump took place in 2019 (its share was 56.5% in 2018). Contributing factors included the popularity of older tracks by artists who released new material in 2019, such as Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi, Freya Ridings, and Lizzo, along with still-popular titles such as The Greatest Showman being newly classed as catalogue.

New tracks dominate at the top

Songs from 2019 and 2018 dominate the upper reaches of the chart. The top two – Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved and Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road - were both released in 2018 but only fully reached their peak the following year. 2019-released tracks by Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Stormzy and Calvin Harris all featured in the top 10 and only three tracks from before 2018 feature in the top 50.

Below this top level, older songs gain more prevalence: 12 of the titles between positions 51–100 date from before 2018 and a third of those ranked between 101–200 are catalogue too. Ranging from much-playlisted Christmas classics by Wham! and Mariah Carey to enduringly popular Britpop anthems, the most-played track from before the 2010s was Mr Brightside by The Killers. First released in 2003, it was played 55m times in 2019 and has once more risen up the year-end streaming chart, residing at just outside the overall top 50. The most-played track from before the Millennium was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which was played over 53m times.

What’s behind the spikes?

Every year there are catalogue tracks that enjoy a sudden spike in popularity. The outstanding example of this in 2019 was Lizzo’s Truth Hurts – originally released as a standalone single in September 2017, it enjoyed a prominent placing in the Netflix film Someone Great in April 2019. A TikTok challenge themed around the song gave it further momentum and by the end of the year it had been streamed over 43m times, placing it in the year-end top 100 (from being unplaced in 2018).

Virality is often a component in reigniting interest in older tracks. The sixth most-streamed track by Mariah Carey in 2019 was Obsessed, a relatively deep cut from 2009 that peaked at number 52 on the weekly chart but enjoyed real traction on TikTok.

Being featured in film and TV productions raised the profile of a number of classics. Limahl’s Never Ending Story enjoyed a boost thanks to being covered by characters in the third series of Stranger Things. Films centred around the music of Elton John (Rocketman), Motley Crue (The Dirt), Bruce Springsteen (Blinded By The Light) and The Beatles (Yesterday) all ensured a rise in profile for the catalogues of those artists, while interest in individual tracks from They Might Be Giants, Fiction Factory and Tiffany may have been piqued by inclusion in the popular superhero series The Umbrella Academy.

Other events can cause spikes in popularity. A number of tracks from The Cure’s triumphant Glastonbury set received an uplift in 2019, the most popular being 1992's Friday I’m In Love, while a performance from the same weekend of Dave’s Thiago Silva (first released in 2016) from the festival went viral, causing listeners to go back to the original recorded with AJ Tracey. Several tracks from Beyoncé’s Lemonade album charted for the first time owing to a wider availability on streaming services, while a number of Spice Girls songs enjoyed a boost thanks to interest around their highly anticipated reunion tour.

Share rises for the 1970s and 1980s

Two decades accounted for a greater share of catalogue plays in 2019: the 1970s and the 1980s (7.6% and 9.2% respectively). Two acts dominated the most-streamed titles from the 1970s. In each of the first four years of the decade the most-streamed song from that year was by Elton John: Your Song (1970), Tiny Dancer from 1971, Rocket Man from 1972 and Step Into Christmas from 1973. With not just the release of the biopic Rocket Man but also a best-selling autobiography (Me) as well as a reissue of his hits compilation Diamonds, Elton’s music was being discovered (and rediscovered) by a huge and new audience in 2019.

Queen were the other dominant act in terms of plays of 1970s music. The home-ent release in March of the film Bohemian Rhapsody kept up interest in the band’s catalogue generated by the 2018 cinematic release, and from 1974 to 1981 Queen had either the most-streamed or second most-streamed track dating from that year, with only one exception (1977). Queen and Elton’s prominence in the 1970s is underlined by the fact that between them they had nine of the 20 most-streamed tracks originally released in that decade.

1977: A year of classic albums

The year accounting for the greatest number of streams in the 1970s was one that was not topped by Queen, however. In 1977 ELO’s double album Out Of The Blue was released and one of its 17 songs – Mr Blue Sky – has gone on to be one of the most enduringly popular catalogue tracks of recent years. February that year saw the release of another classic album – Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, from which The Chain was the most-streamed song. Big hits by Bob Marley & The Wailers (Three Little Birds, from the landmark Exodus), the late Bill Withers (Lovely Day) and The Bee Gees (Stayin’ Alive) also contributed significantly to the year’s tally, along with the first two songs from Queen’s News Of The World – We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.

1984: Wham!, Band Aid and A-Ha make it a year to remember

Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust was the most-played song from 1980 but no one artist dominated the ensuing decade, with a different act claiming the most-played track in each year.

Christmas tracks played a significant part in the decade’s streaming total, with yuletide standards by Wham!, The Pogues ft Kirsty MacColl, Band Aid and Shakin’ Stevens comprising four of the 10 most-played songs. Both Last Christmas and Do They Know It’s Christmas date from the most popular year of the decade (1984) as do big hits from A-Ha (Take On Me), Bryan Adams (Summer Of ’69) and Kenny Loggins (Footloose).

Selected tracks from the 80s catalogue of Queen and Elton John enjoyed significant moves up the chart from 2018 to 2019, with titles by Dolly Parton (9 To 5 and Islands In The Stream), Tina Turner (The Best) and Bruce Springsteen (Dancing In The Dark) among others doing so. Music from this decade is resonating with audiences, both old and new.

The 1960s: Motown and Soul mix with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

With some exceptions, the number of streams attributable to each year of the 1960s increases as the decade progresses. The biggest share of 1960s streams was claimed by tracks from 1969, which included Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles (from Abbey Road, which was reissued in a 50th anniversary edition in 2019), The Jackson 5's I Want You Back and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline. The year also saw David Bowie achieve his first top 10 hit (Space Oddity) and tracks from Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Rolling Stones were also all popular in 2019.

Motown and Soul tracks have also worn well. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's Ain't No Mountain High Enough (on the album United) was the second most-streamed track of the 1960s, with I Want You Back third. The Temptations (My Girl), The Foundations (Build Me Up Buttercup) and Ben E King (Stand By Me) also all featured in the top 10, with songs from Otis Redding, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin and The Supremes all in the top 20 for the decade.

Top year by decade: 1990s, 2000s and 2010s

Tracks from the 1990s accounted for just under 10 per cent of all catalogue plays in 2019. The most popular year of origin from that decade, by some distance, was 1999. Songs from that year by Toploader (Dancing In The Moonlight), TLC (No Scrubs) and Backstreet Boys (I Want It That Way) were all played over 20m times on audio streaming services in 2019, with Destiny's Child's Say My Name not far off that marker. Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You, from 1994, was the biggest 90s track by some distance though, played over 47m times and ranked at number 80 in the overall rundown. Oasis's Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger (both from 1995) claimed second and third place in the 90s rundown.

As shown by the 1970s and 80s, the last year of the decade isn’t always the most popular by play count. The same is true for the 2000s, where music released in 2006 achieved the biggest stream total. Two tracks (Naïve and She Moves In Her Own Way) from the first album by The Kooks (Inside In/Inside Out) featured in the top three for the year, while big tracks from Snow Patrol, Shakira and The Fray also featuring in the top 10.

2006 also saw the release of the first album by Arctic Monkeys, with Mardy Bum and When The Sun Goes Down especially popular in 2019. 2008 claimed only a slightly smaller share of plays of tracks from the 2000s, with tracks from Jason Mraz, Estelle, Florence + The Machine and Beyoncé (whose I Am… Sasha Fierce album was released November that year) among the most-streamed. The year also saw the release of Adele’s 19, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida and Kings Of Leon’s Only By The Night, tracks from which appeared in 2008’s top 10.

The biggest ‘catalogue’ year of the 2010s was 2017. Accounting for 13.7% of all plays of tracks released in that decade, popular songs originally released that year included Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, This Is Me from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises (a top 10 hit in 2019) and Tom Walker’s Leave A Light On. Tracks that enjoyed streaming success from earlier on in the decade included Vance Joy's Riptide, George Ezra's Budapest and John Legend's All Of Me.

All About The Music 2020 will be available free to all BPI members next week, or can be purchased from the BPI's website.

BPI: https://www.bpi.co.uk/news-analysis/what-th...reamed-in-2019/

The full 'What the UK streamed in 2019' report: https://www.bpi.co.uk/media/2368/what-the-u...med-in-2019.pdf
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1. Dancing in the Moonlight has more streams than No Scrubs or All Star?
2. DITM came out in 2000 - big blunder on the BPI's part.
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It was on their album that came out in 1999.
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It was on their album that came out in 1999.
This is - coincidentally - something I was looking into just the other day. Wikipedia and many Google results claim the album was released in 1999, but do you (or anyone) know of actual proof for that?

The album only entered the top 200 in June 2000, when it charted 5-8-8-12-10-11..., which certainly looks like it was a new release then. Of course, it could've been released and failed to chart in 1999 (possible given they only had #64 and #52 hit singles at that point) then been re-released, but I don't know of any source to confirm that possibility. Even Discogs, which often can have dates earlier than the actual release date due to going by the copyright year printed, only has a 'pre-release reference CD' test pressing under 1999.

So my guess was that it's more likely to be some Wikipedia citogenesis case where someone invented the 1999 date and it spread from there. The BPI backing it up puts that theory into question, but I have no idea if they use internal data or just look up Wikipedia.
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This is - coincidentally - something I was looking into just the other day. Wikipedia and many Google results claim the album was released in 1999, but do you (or anyone) know of actual proof for that?

The album only entered the top 200 in June 2000, when it charted 5-8-8-12-10-11..., which certainly looks like it was a new release then. Of course, it could've been released and failed to chart in 1999 (possible given they only had #64 and #52 hit singles at that point) then been re-released, but I don't know of any source to confirm that possibility. Even Discogs, which often can have dates earlier than the actual release date due to going by the copyright year printed, only has a 'pre-release reference CD' test pressing under 1999.

So my guess was that it's more likely to be some Wikipedia citogenesis case where someone invented the 1999 date and it spread from there. The BPI backing it up puts that theory into question, but I have no idea if they use internal data or just look up Wikipedia.


Conspiracy!

It's maybe a little vague as anniversary releases are known to sometimes not line up with the actual anniversaries of albums but their website does refer to a new EP being released to celebrate 20 years since their debut album, and that is from last year which supports it being originally released in 1999. I doubt the BPI would be accepting a date someone just randomly added to Wikipedia so I would guess it's a case of it had a lowkey release in 1999 then a major re-release in 2000.

Their Twitter account certainly isn't disputing it being a 1999 release either (confusingly they've even linked an Instagram pic of them celebrating the album getting a platinum certification in 'circa 1999' which is definitely not true though).
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QUOTE(Rush @ Apr 10 2020, 01:52 PM) *
This is - coincidentally - something I was looking into just the other day. Wikipedia and many Google results claim the album was released in 1999, but do you (or anyone) know of actual proof for that?

The album only entered the top 200 in June 2000, when it charted 5-8-8-12-10-11..., which certainly looks like it was a new release then. Of course, it could've been released and failed to chart in 1999 (possible given they only had #64 and #52 hit singles at that point) then been re-released, but I don't know of any source to confirm that possibility. Even Discogs, which often can have dates earlier than the actual release date due to going by the copyright year printed, only has a 'pre-release reference CD' test pressing under 1999.

So my guess was that it's more likely to be some Wikipedia citogenesis case where someone invented the 1999 date and it spread from there. The BPI backing it up puts that theory into question, but I have no idea if they use internal data or just look up Wikipedia.


Just had a look at the linear notes of my copy of Onka's Big Moka (yes, I have the album. Don't judge). Three of the tracks have a Copyright date of 1999, but the rest have a date of 2000 - "Dancing in The Moonlight" is one with 2000. Rather curious.
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Could it be that the 20 year celebrations were for the start of the era rather than the album itself? I can't find any evidence that says it was a 1999 release, not even outside the UK. A Music Week report from January 2001 says the album was released "last May".
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I’m surprised Someone You Loved isn’t on the 2019 list? Is it because it was actually released in 2018 even though it would have got the majority of its streams last year?

Anyway, thanks for that, it’s a really interesting read!
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QUOTE(Helen ✂️ @ Apr 10 2020, 03:10 PM) *
Just had a look at the linear notes of my copy of Onka's Big Moka (yes, I have the album. Don't judge). Three of the tracks have a Copyright date of 1999, but the rest have a date of 2000 - "Dancing in The Moonlight" is one with 2000. Rather curious.


makes sense that a couple of tracks are labelled as 1999 cos they did have a couple flop singles in 99, Achilees heel in its original release and another one I cannot recall now that also went top 100... if the rest are labelled as 2000 means the album was released in 2000 for sure
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^ Thanks all for helping investigate (on Toploader). I did find a Billboard magazine article saying the album was due to be released in March 2000 (presumably in the US), but that's still not 1999. Interestingly, that 1999 test pressing of the album I mentioned does not include 'Dancing In The Moonlight'.

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Noting that 'Dancing In The Moonlight' was produced by a different person from the rest of the album fits with it being last-minute addition, so my guess is that the label originally intended to release the album in 1999 but decided it needed one more hit.

I definitely remember it coming out after Dancing In The Moonlight, (which I hated) and I do remember the first two singles coming out so I'm sure I'd have noticed if there was an early release of the album at that point. I also recall it was re-released later in 2000 to add yet another single 'Just Hold On'.
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Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You, from 1994, was the biggest 90s track by some distance though, played over 47m times and ranked at number 80 in the overall rundown.
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Re: 'Dancing In The Moonlight' by Toploader

I think the BPI / OCC (they share the same product database) use the main ISRC number (basically the digital barcode) allocated to a track to determine the year of release. The ISRC number sometimes shows the year of registration rather than year of release and may be allocated based on when the track was recorded. For 'Dancing In the Moonlight' the main ISRC number is GBBBL9902165 though the year of release is defintely 2000. Presumably it was recorded and registered in 1999. All other versions and variants of 'Dancing In the Moonlight', each with its own ISRC number, are linked to that main code number.

https://isrcsearch.ifpi.org/#!/search?a...0&number=10

The format for an ISRC number is explained at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International...ing_Code#Format
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^ that would seem to explain the mystery then! (though it doesn't explain why Toploader were doing all of their '20th anniversary of the album' stuff last year instead of this year - I suppose Liam could have been right that they were doing that based on the first singles being released in 1999 but that seems like a curious decision!)
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