It's now been four weeks since the lineup for Coachella 2019 was revealed and, once again, I was interested in a certain set of data. This time around, I wanted to know what the most streamed song from each band or artist was to kind of gauge their popularity, and some of the statistics I discovered were surprising. All streaming numbers are pulled from Spotify. Since streaming numbers change by the second, this data is as of January 31, 2019 and are rounded up appropriately. The total of all of the streams put together is just over 15.1 billion.
To get the right data for the purposes of the blog post, I had to make sure that the songs that were picked were unique to that artist or band and that they weren't "featured" or made a remix to a song that wasn't theirs (there were a lot of these). For example, in the case for Bad Bunny and J Balvin, "I Like It" by Cardi B would've been the most streamed song for both of them had I included features (718.6 million). However, that wouldn't be very fair or make much sense since they're not the main artist on the song. If it was a duet, such as Billie Eilish & Khalid's "lovely" or H.E.R. & Daniel Caesar's "Best Part", then I included it since they share 50% of the credit.
Also, five of the songs on the data table are currently on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which means that their streaming numbers are quickly increasing as the days go by. Those songs are "Lost in the Fire" by Gesaffelstein, "Mo Bamba" by Sheck Wes, "lovely" by Billie Eilish, "MIA" by Bad Bunny, and "Lucid Dreams" by Juice WRLD.
In the case of Diplo, it's known that the DJ is involved in so many projects (Silk City, LSD, Jack Ü), but I went with the numbers for "Lean On" by Major Lazer since he's the face of the group and it makes for more compelling data. "Lean On" is one of the most streamed songs of all time and was the fourth song ever to hit 1 billion streams and I feel like that should be noted in this research. In fact, this song and DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You" are the only two tracks on the list that have over 1 billion streams.
The eight other songs in the top 10 have over 465 million streams each with Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" being the only one currently on the Billboard Hot 100 and has the potential of climbing up higher on the list. At the other end of the spectrum, there are only 15 acts who's most streamed song hasn't hit the 1 million mark just yet (so show them some love!).
Additionally, there is absolutely no Spotify stream data for Dave P., Soulection, or Heidi Lawden. Dave P. has a Soundcloud, but it wasn't of much help since it isn't original content. Soulection is a collective, so it's basically impossible to narrow it down to just one artist. Heidi Lawden is pretty much a mystery at this point since I wasn't able to find much about her. Not even through the Coachella mobile app.
You can view and interact with the entire spreadsheet by clicking here. Sort by artist/band, song, or streams by clicking on the drop down menus in the headers.
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