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Thread started 06/21/20 9:46am

TKO

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200M streams for Purple Rain on Spotify!

Purple Rain - 200m

Other songs

Kiss - 185m

When Doves Cry - 95m

Raspberry Beret - 80m

1999 - 63m

Let's Go Crazy - 46m

I Wanna Be Your Lover - 46m

Little Red Corvette - 45m

I Would Die 4 U - 40m

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+9m monthly listeners

Impressive considering he missed SO MANY years on streaming.

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Reply #1 posted 06/21/20 2:01pm

RODSERLING

TMBGITW would have been in the top ten for sure.
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Reply #2 posted 06/21/20 2:09pm

WhisperingDand
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I take this as around 100m weren't compelled enough to pull up any other of his other material on this basis of this track.

[Edited 6/21/20 14:09pm]

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Reply #3 posted 06/21/20 4:18pm

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TKO said:

Purple Rain - 200m



Other songs



Kiss - 185m


When Doves Cry - 95m


Raspberry Beret - 80m


1999 - 63m


Let's Go Crazy - 46m


I Wanna Be Your Lover - 46m


Little Red Corvette - 45m


I Would Die 4 U - 40m




prince-unionsq-05.jpg?w=980&q=75



+9m monthly listeners




Impressive considering he missed SO MANY years on streaming.



I'd like to say that words can't express how much I love that graphic.
Really good.
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Reply #4 posted 06/21/20 6:14pm

Mikado

RODSERLING said:

TMBGITW would have been in the top ten for sure.


What's the word on that? Have the final appeals not made it through the courts yet?

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #5 posted 06/22/20 3:54am

RODSERLING

Mikado said:



RODSERLING said:


TMBGITW would have been in the top ten for sure.


What's the word on that? Have the final appeals not made it through the courts yet?



Apparently not.
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But I never understood why the song had to be taken out of streaming/download, since I never heard of songs that were suspected to be Plagiarised to be taken out for years or even weeks.
You are not alone was never took out of YouTube, Spotify, neither History nor any greatest hits package.
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If somebody here could explain why TMBGITW can't still be released in any form?
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Reply #6 posted 06/22/20 4:06am

heartpeaceshea
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Can we reasonably deduct that is the average amount of time that people spend on Spotify? I'm asking, is that the measure of streaming? I'm replying to the creator of this thread.
[Edited 6/22/20 4:08am]
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Reply #7 posted 06/22/20 4:16am

heartpeaceshea
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TKO said:

Purple Rain - 200m



Other songs



Kiss - 185m


When Doves Cry - 95m


Raspberry Beret - 80m


1999 - 63m


Let's Go Crazy - 46m


I Wanna Be Your Lover - 46m


Little Red Corvette - 45m


I Would Die 4 U - 40m






+9m monthly listeners




Impressive considering he missed SO MANY years on streaming.



TKO said:

Other songs


Can we reasonably deduct that is the average amount of time that people spend on Spotify? I'm asking, is that the measure of streaming?
[Edited 6/22/20 4:08am]

How can anyone respond to this offer seriously.
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Reply #8 posted 06/22/20 12:20pm

TheKid94

heartpeacesheart said:

TKO said:

Purple Rain - 200m

Other songs

Kiss - 185m

When Doves Cry - 95m

Raspberry Beret - 80m

1999 - 63m

Let's Go Crazy - 46m

I Wanna Be Your Lover - 46m

Little Red Corvette - 45m

I Would Die 4 U - 40m

prince-unionsq-05.jpg?w=980&q=75

+9m monthly listeners

Impressive considering he missed SO MANY years on streaming.

I'd like to say that words can't express how much I love that graphic. Really good.

I had the privilege of working in Union Square at the time when this happened and it was an absolute joy to see, especially for the first time. Any surface that could have an ad had a different photo. Including the subway turn styles!

prince
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Reply #9 posted 06/22/20 3:21pm

heartpeaceshea
rt

TheKid94 said:



heartpeacesheart said:


TKO said:

Purple Rain - 200m



Other songs



Kiss - 185m


When Doves Cry - 95m


Raspberry Beret - 80m


1999 - 63m


Let's Go Crazy - 46m


I Wanna Be Your Lover - 46m


Little Red Corvette - 45m


I Would Die 4 U - 40m




prince-unionsq-05.jpg?w=980&q=75



+9m monthly listeners




Impressive considering he missed SO MANY years on streaming.



I'd like to say that words can't express how much I love that graphic. Really good.

I had the privilege of working in Union Square at the time when this happened and it was an absolute joy to see, especially for the first time. Any surface that could have an ad had a different photo. Including the subway turn styles!



I bet it took awhile
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Reply #10 posted 06/22/20 3:43pm

steakfinger

Judging by those numbers and considering how poorly Spotify pays, I'd say the estate is now $20 closer to paying their tax bill. GOOD JOB

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Reply #11 posted 06/23/20 6:26am

TKO

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steakfinger said:

Judging by those numbers and considering how poorly Spotify pays, I'd say the estate is now $20 closer to paying their tax bill. GOOD JOB



Spotify pays around $6000-$8400 dollars for 1 million streams. Do the math.

$1.2 million only for Purple Rain.
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Reply #12 posted 06/24/20 5:24am

fortuneandsere
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Yeah, it's totally unfair how much of a cut the record companies take from each stream. In an ideal world, I reckon revenues should be split 50-50 between the artist and the record company. That would result in profitability for a lot more artists. Record companies only have to market their artist, advertise them, and manufacture however many CDs and artwork at minimal cost.

Even very popular musicians probably make more money from touring, which I understand isn't the record company's responsibility.

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Reply #13 posted 06/25/20 11:13pm

Moonbeam

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Thanks for posting this! I've been posting semi-regular updates of Prince's Spotify streams here, so if it's ok, I'll post an update here.

Combining across versions, the top 100 most streamed Prince songs are:

[1] Purple Rain: 205,702,273 (prev rank 1)
[2] Kiss: 188,920,448 (prev rank 2)
[3] When Doves Cry: 106,104,328 (prev rank 3)
[4] Raspberry Beret: 82,940,819 (prev rank 4)
[5] 1999: 64,462,034 (prev rank 5)
[6] Let's Go Crazy: 49,453,291 (prev rank 6)
[7] I Wanna Be Your Lover: 47,354,010 (prev rank 7)
[8] Little Red Corvette: 46,636,372 (prev rank 8)
[9] I Would Die 4 U: 40,636,556 (prev rank 9)
[10] Nothing Compares 2 U: 23,277,994 (prev rank 10)

[11] Cream: 15,928,267 (prev rank 11)
[12] Sign o' the Times: 15,381,396 (prev rank 12)
[13] Diamonds and Pearls: 14,241,426 (prev rank 14)
[14] Stare: 12,950,534 (prev rank 13)
[15] The Beautiful Ones: 12,644,063 (prev rank 16)
[16] Darling Nikki: 12,573,746 (prev rank 15)
[17] Controversy: 11,216,881 (prev rank 17)
[18] Erotic City: 10,564,828 (prev rank 18)
[19] U Got the Look: 10,244,338 (prev rank 19)
[20] Take Me With U: 9,854,018 (prev rank 20)

[21] Baby I'm a Star: 9,673,303 (prev rank 21)
[22] Pop Life: 9,480,595 (prev rank 23)
[23] Gett Off: 9,245,958 (prev rank 22)
[24] Sexy MF: 8,615,966 (prev rank 24)
[25] Delirious: 8,437,288 (prev rank 25)
[26] Adore: 8,106,560 (prev rank 26)
[27] 7: 7,248,634 (prev rank 27)
[28] If I Was Your Girlfriend: 7,189,054 (prev rank 28)
[29] Do Me, Baby: 7,189,038 (prev rank 29)
[30] Sometimes It Snows in April: 6,730,551 (prev rank 36)

[31] When You Were Mine: 6,651,136 (prev rank 31)
[32] Alphabet St.: 6,646,360 (prev rank 30)
[33] 17 Days: 6,588,781 (prev rank 33)
[34] I Feel for You: 6,347,177 (prev rank 34)
[35] Money Don't Matter 2 Night: 6,334,732 (prev rank 32)
[36] She's Always in My Hair: 6,226,133 (prev rank 35)
[37] Soft and Wet: 6,049,926 (prev rank 38)
[38] Insatiable: 5,767,073 (prev rank 41)
[39] I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man: 5,594,146 (prev rank 37)
[40] Uptown: 5,481,439 (prev rank 39)

[41] Computer Blue: 5,243,144 (prev rank 42)
[42] A Case of U: 5,235,804 (prev rank 40)
[43] Partyman: 4,791,155 (prev rank 49)
[44] Batdance: 4,752,534 (prev rank 46)
[45] Thieves in the Temple: 4,731,027 (prev rank 44)
[46] Scandalous: 4,667,231 (prev rank 47)
[47] Funknroll: 4,573,910 (prev rank 43)
[48] Dirty Mind: 4,402,184 (prev rank 48)
[49] Breakfast Can Wait: 4,396,290 (prev rank 45)
[50] The Ballad of Dorothy Parker: 4,044,508 (prev rank 50)

[51] International Lover: 3,985,755 (prev rank 51)
[52] Starfish and Coffee: 3,740,588 (prev rank 56)
[53] It's Gonna Be Lonely: 3,675,869 (prev rank 54)
[54] My Name is Prince: 3,664,621 (prev rank 53)
[55] This Could Be Us: 3,494,446 (prev rank 52)
[56] Mountains: 3,432,666 (prev rank 55)
[57] How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore: 3,407,390 (prev rank 58)
[58] Black Sweat: 3,323,787 (prev rank 63)
[59] Girls & Boys: 3,143,808 (prev rank 59)
[60] Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad: 3,103,309 (prev rank 57)

[61] Housequake: 3,054,013 (prev rank 62)
[62] Lady Cab Driver: 3,046,154 (prev rank 61)
[63] Mary Don't You Weep: 3,022,391 (prev rank 64)
[64] Anotherloverholenyohead: 2,799,824 (prev rank 66)
[65] Hot Thing: 2,796,821 (prev rank 65)
[66] U Know: 2,632,115 (prev rank 60)
[67] Paisley Park: 2,614,162 (prev rank 71)
[68] Electric Intercourse: 2,461,484 (prev rank 68)
[69] P Control: 2,435,305 (prev rank 73)
[70] Head: 2,376,945 (prev rank 70)

[71] Breakdown: 2,359,721 (prev rank 67)
[72] Gold: 2,326,672 (prev rank 79)
[73] Clouds: 2,316,638 (prev rank 69)
[74] Sexy Dancer: 2,274,377 (prev rank 72)
[75] So Blue: 2,227,408 (prev rank 76)
[76] Strange Relationship: 2,015,748 (prev rank 74)
[77] Under the Cherry Moon: 1,960,371 (prev rank 75)
[78] Something in the Water (Does Not Compute): 1,947,669 (prev rank 77)
[79] The Cross: 1,929,680 (prev rank 78)
[80] The Greatest Romance Ever Sold: 1,810,469 (prev rank 80)

[81] D.M.S.R.: 1,785,460 (prev rank 86)
[82] America: 1,758,588 (prev rank 82)
[83] Come: 1,729,199 (prev rank 81)
[84] Let's Work: 1,653,824 (prev rank 84)
[85] The Morning Papers: 1,635,778 (prev rank 85)
[86] Musicology: 1,612,334 (prev rank 95)
[87] Damn U: 1,528,759 (prev rank 87)
[88] Let's Pretend We're Married: 1,525,811 (prev rank 96)
[89] Art Offical Cage: 1,480,449 (prev rank 83)
[90] Chelsea Rodgers: 1,476,182 (prev rank 91)

[91] Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden: 1,441,336 (prev rank 89)
[92] Pink Cashmere: 1,415,830 (prev rank 90)
[93] Bambi: 1,392,140 (prev rank 93)
[94] Call My Name: 1,379,420 (prev rank 98)
[95] Another Lonely Christmas: 1,354,697 (prev rank 92)
[96] Space: 1,342,366 (prev rank 94)
[97] The Gold Standard: 1,340,495 (prev rank 88)
[98] Venus de Milo: 1,306,962 (prev rank 97)
[99] Slow Love: 1,183,578 (prev rank 99)
[100] Trust: 1,121,161 (prev rank 102)

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #14 posted 06/25/20 11:18pm

Moonbeam

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I last updated counts on November 28, 2019. The top 100 most streamed Prince songs since then (and the number of streams per day) are:


[1] Purple Rain: 179,700.72 (prev rank 1)
[2] Kiss: 133,465.95 (prev rank 2)
[3] When Doves Cry: 95,011.64 (prev rank 3)
[4] Raspberry Beret: 79,770.39 (prev rank 4)
[5] 1999: 66,813.79 (prev rank 5)
[6] Little Red Corvette: 38,822.17 (prev rank 6)
[7] Let's Go Crazy: 35,380.85 (prev rank 8)
[8] I Would Die 4 U: 32,301.88 (prev rank 7)
[9] I Wanna Be Your Lover: 31,656.64 (prev rank 9)
[10] Nothing Compares 2 U: 18,222.64 (prev rank 10)

[11] Cream: 11,090.36 (prev rank 11)
[12] Sign o' the Times: 10,791.32 (prev rank 12)
[13] Diamonds and Pearls: 9,198.61 (prev rank 13)
[14] The Beautiful Ones: 9,175.41 (prev rank 15)
[15] Controversy: 8,945.53 (prev rank 17)
[16] Darling Nikki: 8,619.31 (prev rank 16)
[17] Sometimes It Snows in April: 8,239.00 (prev rank 19)
[18] Pop Life: 7,996.38 (prev rank 18)
[19] Erotic City: 7,299.59 (prev rank 20)
[20] Take Me With U: 7,136.79 (prev rank 22)

[21] Baby I'm a Star: 7,048.61 (prev rank 21)
[22] U Got the Look: 6,624.03 (prev rank 23)
[23] Delirious: 6,603.91 (prev rank 34)
[24] Adore: 6,360.66 (prev rank 25)
[25] Partyman: 6,068.83 (prev rank 50)
[26] Do Me, Baby: 5,590.29 (prev rank 31)
[27] Soft and Wet: 5,520.54 (prev rank 33)
[28] Gett Off: 5,451.45 (prev rank 32)
[29] 17 Days: 5,409.99 (prev rank 27)
[30] Sexy MF: 5,386.27 (prev rank 24)

[31] She's Always in My Hair: 5,371.47 (prev rank 28)
[32] Insatiable: 5,368.92 (prev rank 29)
[33] I Feel for You: 5,281.56 (prev rank 14)
[34] If I Was Your Girlfriend: 4,904.61 (prev rank 35)
[35] 7: 4,680.09 (prev rank 36)
[36] When You Were Mine: 4,395.96 (prev rank 38)
[37] Starfish and Coffee: 4,043.05 (prev rank 39)
[38] Black Sweat: 3,978.66 (prev rank 41)
[39] Money Don't Matter 2 Night: 3,840.33 (prev rank 44)
[40] Scandalous: 3,831.93 (prev rank 40)

[41] Gold: 3,795.32 (prev rank 37)
[42] It's Gonna Be Lonely: 3,674.99 (prev rank 43)
[43] Alphabet St.: 3,672.87 (prev rank 45)
[44] How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore: 3,562.98 (prev rank 56)
[45] Batdance: 3,555.03 (prev rank 42)
[46] Computer Blue: 3,548.01 (prev rank 48)
[47] Uptown: 3,396.06 (prev rank 51)
[48] I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man: 3,329.32 (prev rank 47)
[49] The Ballad of Dorothy Parker: 3,315.82 (prev rank 49)
[50] International Lover: 3,303.88 (prev rank 46)

[51] So Blue: 2,877.36 (prev rank 80)
[52] Dirty Mind: 2,875.77 (prev rank 54)
[53] Paisley Park: 2,875.27 (prev rank 52)
[54] P Control: 2,707.38 (prev rank 30)
[55] Housequake: 2,648.49 (prev rank 62)
[56] Lady Cab Driver: 2,591.55 (prev rank 66)
[57] Mountains: 2,554.52 (prev rank 59)
[58] Mary Don't You Weep: 2,551.11 (prev rank 53)
[59] A Case of U: 2,523.18 (prev rank 55)
[60] Girls & Boys: 2,405.39 (prev rank 60)

[61] Thieves in the Temple: 2,384.00 (prev rank 57)
[62] Musicology: 2,279.02 (prev rank 58)
[63] Anotherloverholenyohead: 2,008.04 (prev rank 63)
[64] My Name is Prince: 1,973.72 (prev rank 64)
[65] Let's Pretend We're Married: 1,890.00 (prev rank 104)
[66] D.M.S.R.: 1,870.96 (prev rank 87)
[67] Something in the Water (Does Not Compute): 1,830.62 (prev rank 85)
[68] Hot Thing: 1,820.23 (prev rank 68)
[69] The Cross: 1,763.27 (prev rank 76)
[70] Don't Let Him Fool Ya: 1,751.68 (prev rank 26)

[71] Stare: 1,733.35 (prev rank 67)
[72] Strange Relationship: 1,670.35 (prev rank 74)
[73] Call My Name: 1,652.45 (prev rank 70)
[74] Breakfast Can Wait: 1,635.48 (prev rank 72)
[75] Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad: 1,629.92 (prev rank 71)
[76] Head: 1,629.00 (prev rank 77)
[77] Automatic: 1,470.38 (prev rank 127)
[78] Under the Cherry Moon: 1,430.21 (prev rank 81)
[79] The Greatest Romance Ever Sold: 1,425.17 (prev rank 61)
[80] Fallinlove2nite: 1,407.19 (prev rank 95)

[81] Sexy Dancer: 1,369.62 (prev rank 82)
[82] America: 1,283.72 (prev rank 86)
[83] Funknroll: 1,267.56 (prev rank 69)
[84] Manic Monday: 1,217.80 (prev rank 65)
[85] Let's Work: 1,168.72 (prev rank 91)
[86] Free: 1,119.62 (prev rank 133)
[87] Chelsea Rodgers: 1,113.72 (prev rank 84)
[88] The Morning Papers: 1,101.64 (prev rank 88)
[89] Damn U: 1,088.91 (prev rank 89)
[90] Come: 1,082.79 (prev rank 92)

[91] Bambi: 1,061.63 (prev rank 93)
[92] This Could Be Us: 1,024.38 (prev rank 90)
[93] Eye Hate U: 997.73 (prev rank 73)
[94] Venus de Milo: 951.65 (prev rank 99)
[95] Electric Intercourse: 921.67 (prev rank 96)
[96] All the Critics Love U in New York: 915.74 (prev rank 161)
[97] Sex Shooter: 911.27 (prev rank 83)
[98] Space: 874.72 (prev rank 102)
[99] Irresistible Bitch: 871.54 (prev rank 273)
[100] Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden: 863.17 (prev rank 100)

There are some notable jumps for 1999 tracks, surely due to its deluxe edition. I imagine a similar bump will happen with SOTT once it is released.

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #15 posted 06/26/20 8:17am

TKO

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Nice job moonbeam!! prince Keep the updates coming!

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Reply #16 posted 06/26/20 10:52am

RODSERLING

The Beautiful Ones and Adore are clearly missed hits, that he should have released at the time.
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