Never doubt the power of the sleeper hit.
Big hits by the likes of Passenger, Mario and Jason Mraz are still as popular with UK music fans today as they were 7, 11 and 15 years ago respectively, according to new streaming figures.
A fresh set of statistics on the UKs streaming trends in 2018 has been released today (11 April) by the BPI, shining a light on which songs we listened to most in 2018 and ranking the UKs most-played track for every year from 1960 onwards.
While a number of rather obvious songs made the list (Drakes record-breaking Gods Plan, Bruno Mars Finesse, any decent Christmas pop song), there were some rather more surprising entries across the years.
Mrazs one-hit wonder Im Yours, for instance, has been named as 2018s most streamed track from the year 2008, racking up an astonishing 26.9 million plays in the UK alone last year.
Foster The Peoples Pumped Up Kicks – which, upon its original release, never eclipsed higher than 18 on the UK singles chart – was streamed 21 million times by UK music fans in 2018, making it the most-played track from the year 2010.
Most-streamed songs 2000 – 2018
|Year||Artist||Track||2018 streams in millions|
|2017||Keala Settle/Greatest Showman cast||This Is Me||114.7|
|2014||Ed Sheeran||Thinking Out Loud||30.6|
|2012||Passenger||Let Her Go||22.5|
|2011||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis||Cant Hold Us||26.3|
|2010||Foster the People||Pumped Up Kicks||21.0|
|2009||Miley Cyrus||Party In The USA||18.0|
|2008||Jason Mraz||Im Yours||26.9|
|2007||Arctic Monkeys||Fluorescent Adolescent||22.7|
|2005||Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx||Gold Digger||21.2|
|2004||Mario||Let Me Love You||19.0|
|2003||The Killers||Mr Brightside||46.9|
|2001||Nickelback||How You Remind Me||11.4|
|2000||Linkin Park||In The End||16.8|
Tracks by The Kooks, Nickelback and Miley Cyrus (whose Party In The USA, which was streamed 18 million times, now seems about 18 million miles away from the Miley we know today) also made the list, as you can see above.
All of the above songs racked up significant streams into the tens of millions last year, with the BPIs findings suggesting that were as likely (if not more likely) to turn to old, familiar hits in this streaming age than we are new material.
Streaming is undoubtedly changing the landscape of music discovery, the organisation explained.
While new music can now potentially be found, heard, liked and “saved” instantaneously, equally tracks can take much longer to break and Read More – Source