Michael Jackson's most streaming tracks

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Spotify MJ streaming stats.
As some of you may know I am tracking daily streams of MJ and Jackson 5 songs which I post regularly in the chart thread. I decided to rank those songs in a separate thread here so that we have a better look at what songs are the most popular. The Spotify page only lists the top 10 so this could be helpful for those interested. I will update this when I finished a new batch of albums every few days.
These stats all come from different days but at least we get an idea how often a songs gets streamed on average.

So far this is the list:

Billie Jean 764.360
Smooth criminal 695.938
I want you back 608.269
Beat It 505.206
Chicago 467.792
The way you make me feel 402.931
Man in the mirror 344.056
Bad 313.011
Rock with you 272.258
ABC 247.817
Thriller 231.694 (album version)
They don't care about us 214.853
Don't stop till you get enough 208.456
Love never felt so good (duet) 192.466
Dirty Diana 178.940
Remember the time 177.359
I just can't stop loving you 155.052
Blame it on the boogie 134.483
PYT 133.377
Liberian girl 103.049
Black or white 99.507
Black or white 96.741 (single version)
Heal the world 91.891
Leave me alone 73.896
Human Nature 73.702
You Rock My World 71.005
Heaven can Wait 69.243
Earth song 64.896
Off the wall 59.879
Wanna Be Starting Something 58.263
Love never felt so good 48.132
The Girl Is Mine 48.082
Another part of me 40.976
Who's loving you 36.655
Scream 33.663
A place with no name 28.458
Blood on the dancefloor 27.435
Give in to me 27.014
Dangerous 26.228
Jam 25.614
In the closet 25.090
The Lady In My Life 24.961
Speed demon 23.974
Hold my hand 23.417
Ghosts 22.824
Stranger in Moscow 22.621
Butterflies 22.236
Baby Be Mine 21.240
Who is it 20.853
Will you be there 20.739 (single version)
I can't help it 20.461
Working day and night 20.349
The love you save 20.077
Slave to the rhythm 19.307
Rockin Robin 17.683
She's out of my life 16.741
Can you feel it 16.327 (album version)
Heartbreak hotel 14.376
Will you be there 13.468
Got to be there 11.175
Just good friends 11.019
Torture 10.858
One day in your life 9.421
Loving you 9.094
Come Together 8823
Get on the floor 8.230
It's the falling in love 7.950
Ain't no sunshine 7.854
I wanna be where you are 7.561
Unbreakable 6813
Break of Dawn 6737
Todo mi amor eres tu 6739
Girlfriend 6696
Xscape 6600
Shake your body 6414 (album version)
Streetwalker 6332
Gone too soon 6009
Al Capone 5783
Why you wanna trip on me 5719
Hollywood tonight 5659
Love never felt so good (original solo) 5487
Blue gangsta 5115
Starlight 5094
Price of fame 4897
Chicago (original) 4864
A place with no name (original) 4530
Burn this disco out 4419
Whatever Happens 4261
Speechless 4222
She drives me wild 3917
Can't let her get away 3848
I like the way you love me 3696
2bad 3679
Smile 3652
I'm so blue 3632
Tabloid Junkie 3493
Loving you (original) 3238
Money 3087
Fly away 2991
Carousel 2982
History 2976
Don't be messing round 2973
Keep the faith 2972
Free 2913
This time around 2875
Sunset Driver 2817
Got The Hots 2661
Childhood 2626
One more chance (Number Ones) 2571
Abortion papers 2493
D.S. 2473
Heartbreaker 2374
State of shock 2339
Do you know where your children are 2306
Behind the mask 2284 (Michael version)
Invincible 2279
Who Do You Know 2239
2000 Watts 2217
Threatened 2169
You Are My life 2104
Slave to the rhythm (original) 2079
Is it scary 2057
Morphine 1885
Behind The Mask 1816 (thriller40 version)
Can't Get Out Of The Rain 1637
Cry 1614
The Lost Children 1570
Litte Susie 1567
Je ne veux pas la fin de nous 1558
Don't Walk Away 1551
She's Trouble 1542
The Toy 1522
One more chance 1512 (Jackson 5)
Privacy 1465
What A Lovely Way To Go 1416
Blue gangsta (original) 1406
Best of joy 1365
Another day 1352
Xscape (original) 1329
We’re almost there 1168
Lovely one 1166
Superfly sister 1154
Someone in the dark 1153
Do you know where your children are (original) 1100
That's what you get for being polite 1007
Much too soon 940
2-4-6-8 909
La la means I love you 866
Walk right now 855
Don't know why I love you 782
Things I do for you 735
Maria (you were the only one) 722
You've got a friend 671
In our small way 594
Just a little bit of you 564
Zip A Dee Doo Dah 544
My cherie amour 543
Everybody 539
Girl don't take your love from me 532
Time waits for no one 520
Take me back 519
I found that girl 519
Push me away 502
You've changed 480
Destiny 476
Give It up 438
Wondering who 408
Stand 387
All night dancing 383
Can you remember 381
Dear Michael 368
Love is here and now you're gone 367
Your ways 341
Wings of our love 337
(Come round here) I'm the one you need 331
Body 329
Cinderella stay awhile 325
I’ll come home to you 315
I'll bet you 290
You are there 282
One more chance 253 (Victory)
Nobody 238
Wait 240
We’ve got forever 230
Never had a dream come true 224
Dapper Dan 218
Born to love you 216
The young folks 209
Chained 200
Bless his soul 197
Standing in the shadows of love 185
(I know) I'm losing you 177
True love can be beautiful 176
Be not always 122
The hurt 98
We can change the change the world 94

ALBUMS STILL TO DO: Third Album, Christmas Album, Maybe Tomorrow, Lookin Through The Windows, Get it Together, Dancing Machine, Moving Violation, Skywriter, Joyful Jukebox Music, Ben, Music & Me, Farewell My Summer Love, Looking Back To Yesterday, The Jacksons, Goin Places
 
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As some of you may know I am tracking daily streams of MJ and Jackson 5 songs which I post regularly in the chart thread. I decided to rank those songs in a separate thread here so that we have a better look at what songs are the most popular. The Spotify page only lists the top 10 so this could be helpful for those interested. I will update this when I finished a new batch of albums every few days.
These stats all come from different days but at least we get an idea how often a songs gets streamed on average.

So far this is the list:

Billie Jean 764.360
Beat It 505.206
Rock with you 272.258
Thriller 231.694 (album version)
Don't stop till you get enough 208.456
Blame it on the boogie 134.483
PYT 133.377
Human Nature 73.702
You Rock My World 71.005
Heaven can Wait 69.243
Off the wall 59.879
Wanna Be Starting Something 58.263
The Girl Is Mine 48.082
Blood on the dancefloor 27.435
The Lady In My Life 24.961
Hold my hand 23.417
Ghosts 22.824
Butterflies 22.236
Baby Be Mine 21.240
I can't help it 20.461
Working day and night 20.349
Rockin Robin 17.683
She's out of my life 16.741
Can you feel it 16327 (album version)
Heartbreak hotel 14376
Got to be there 11.175
Torture 10.858
One day in your life 9421
Get on the floor 8230
It's the falling in love 7950
Ain't no sunshine 7854
I wanna be where you are 7561
Unbreakable 6813
Break of Dawn 6737
Girlfriend 6696
Shake your body 6414 (album version)
Hollywood tonight 5659
Starlight 5094
Burn this disco out 4419
Whatever Happens 4261
Speechless 4222
I like the way you love me 3696
Carousel 2982
Sunset Driver 2817
Got The Hots 2661
Heartbreaker 2374
State of shock 2339
Behind the mask 2284 (Michael version)
Invincible 2279
Who Do You Know 2239
2000 Watts 2217
Threatened 2169
Tu es ma vie 2104
Est-ce effrayant 2057
Morphine 1885
Derrière le masque 1816 (version thriller40)
Impossible de sortir de la pluie 1637
Cri 1614
Les enfants perdus 1570
Ne t'éloigne pas 1551
Elle a des problèmes 1542
Le jouet 1522
Confidentialité 1465
Quelle belle façon d'aller 1416
Le meilleur de la joie 1365
Un autre jour 1352
Nous y sommes presque 1168
Belle 1166
Superfly soeur 1154
Quelqu'un dans le noir 1153
C'est ce que vous obtenez pour être poli 1007
Beaucoup trop tôt 940
Marchez maintenant 855
Choses que je fais pour toi 735
Maria (tu étais la seule) 722
Vous avez un ami 671
À notre petit chemin 594
Juste un peu de toi 564
Tout le monde 539
Fille ne me prends pas ton amour 532
Le temps n'attend personne 520
Ramène-moi 519
Repousse-moi 502
Destin 476
Abandonnez-le 438
Je me demande qui 408
Toute la nuit dansant 383
Cher Michel 368
L'amour est là et maintenant tu es parti 367
Vos voies 341
Ailes de notre amour 337
Corps 329
Cendrillon reste un moment 325
je reviendrai chez toi 315
tu es là 282
Une chance de plus 253 (Victoire)
Attendez 240
Nous avons pour toujours 230
Dan pimpant 218
Bénis son âme 197
Ne soyez pas toujours 122
Le mal 98
Nous pouvons changer le changement du monde 94

ALBUMS ENCORE À FAIRE : Diana Ross Presents, ABC, Third Album, Christmas Album, Maybe Tomorrow, Lookin Through The Windows, Get it Together, Dancing Machine, Moving Violation, Skywriter, Joyful Jukebox Music, Ben, Music & Me, Farewell My Summer Amour, Regardant En Retour Sur Hier, Xscape, HIStory, Bad25, Dangereux, Les Jacksons, Goin Places
TKS
 

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It should be noted that this is Spotify only.

Surprised to see P.Y.T. that high!
Yes, given that PYT was never performed live and wasn’t a mega hit upon its release, it is surprising to see it so high.
 

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Spotify MJ streaming stats.
As some of you may know I am tracking daily streams of MJ and Jackson 5 songs which I post regularly in the chart thread. I decided to rank those songs in a separate thread here so that we have a better look at what songs are the most popular. The Spotify page only lists the top 10 so this could be helpful for those interested. I will update this when I finished a new batch of albums every few days.
These stats all come from different days but at least we get an idea how often a songs gets streamed on average.

So far this is the list:

Billie Jean 764.360
Beat It 505.206
Rock with you 272.258
Thriller 231.694 (album version)
Don't stop till you get enough 208.456
Blame it on the boogie 134.483
PYT 133.377
Human Nature 73.702
You Rock My World 71.005
Heaven can Wait 69.243
Off the wall 59.879
Wanna Be Starting Something 58.263
The Girl Is Mine 48.082
Blood on the dancefloor 27.435
The Lady In My Life 24.961
Hold my hand 23.417
Ghosts 22.824
Butterflies 22.236
Baby Be Mine 21.240
I can't help it 20.461
Working day and night 20.349
Rockin Robin 17.683
She's out of my life 16.741
Can you feel it 16327 (album version)
Heartbreak hotel 14376
Got to be there 11.175
Torture 10.858
One day in your life 9421
Get on the floor 8230
It's the falling in love 7950
Ain't no sunshine 7854
I wanna be where you are 7561
Unbreakable 6813
Break of Dawn 6737
Girlfriend 6696
Shake your body 6414 (album version)
Hollywood tonight 5659
Starlight 5094
Burn this disco out 4419
Whatever Happens 4261
Speechless 4222
I like the way you love me 3696
Carousel 2982
Sunset Driver 2817
Got The Hots 2661
Heartbreaker 2374
State of shock 2339
Behind the mask 2284 (Michael version)
Invincible 2279
Who Do You Know 2239
2000 Watts 2217
Threatened 2169
You Are My life 2104
Is it scary 2057
Morphine 1885
Behind The Mask 1816 (thriller40 version)
Can't Get Out Of The Rain 1637
Cry 1614
The Lost Children 1570
Don't Walk Away 1551
She's Trouble 1542
The Toy 1522
Privacy 1465
What A Lovely Way To Go 1416
Best of joy 1365
Another day 1352
We’re almost there 1168
Lovely one 1166
Superfly sister 1154
Someone in the dark 1153
That's what you get for being polite 1007
Much too soon 940
Walk right now 855
Things I do for you 735
Maria (you were the only one) 722
You've got a friend 671
In our small way 594
Just a little bit of you 564
Everybody 539
Girl don't take your love from me 532
Time waits for no one 520
Take me back 519
Push me away 502
Destiny 476
Give It up 438
Wondering who 408
All night dancing 383
Dear Michael 368
Love is here and now you're gone 367
Your ways 341
Wings of our love 337
Body 329
Cinderella stay awhile 325
I’ll come home to you 315
You are there 282
One more chance 253 (Victory)
Wait 240
We’ve got forever 230
Dapper Dan 218
Bless his soul 197
Be not always 122
The hurt 98
We can change the change the world 94

ALBUMS STILL TO DO: Diana Ross Presents, ABC, Third Album, Christmas Album, Maybe Tomorrow, Lookin Through The Windows, Get it Together, Dancing Machine, Moving Violation, Skywriter, Joyful Jukebox Music, Ben, Music & Me, Farewell My Summer Love, Looking Back To Yesterday, Xscape, HIStory, Bad25, Dangerous, The Jacksons, Goin Places
Interesting how Heaven Can Wait is the only Invincible track with so many streams. I heard it's tiktok-famous. It's also my most-listened-to Invincible song but didn't think it was three times as popular as the next Invincible song on this list.

Not going to say much about the Jacksons' tracks again. :rolleyes: At least Torture is high up!
 

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Interesting how Heaven Can Wait is the only Invincible track with so many streams. I heard it's tiktok-famous. It's also my most-listened-to Invincible song but didn't think it was three times as popular as the next Invincible song on this list.

Not going to say much about the Jacksons' tracks again. :rolleyes: At least Torture is high up!
You Rock My World is actually slightly ahead of Heaven Can Wait.

Nevertheless, I love the exposure given to the latter!
 

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Here are the results for Xscape and Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. I will add them in my first post as well.

Zip A Dee Doo Dah 544
Nobody 238
I want you back 608.269
Can you remember 381
Standing in the shadows of love 185
You've changed 480
My cherie amour 543
Who's loving you 36.655
Chained 200
(I know) I'm losing you 177
Stand 387
Born to love you 216

Love never felt so good 48.132
Chicago 467.792
Loving you 9.094
A place with no name 28.458
Slave to the rhythm 19.307
Do you know where your children are 2306
Blue gangsta 5115
Xscape 6600
Love never felt so good (original solo) 5487
Chicago (original) 4864
Loving you (original) 3238
A place with no name (original) 4530
Slave to the rhythm (original) 2079
Do you know where your children are (original) 1100
Blue gangsta (original) 1406
Xscape (original) 1329
Love never felt so good (duet) 192.466

One more chance (Number Ones) 2571

So Xscape is one of his best performing back catalogue albums by now with only DYKWYCA underperforming, all the other tracks return solid numbers, mostly more than those on Invincible.
I want you back will hit the billion mark somewhere first half 2024.

So what do you think? The remixes perform a lot better than most other Michael tracks released since Invincible. Xscape was successful and it seems it still is successful, without the remixes it would be forgotten like Michael and Invincible?
 
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For tomorrow

The love you save 20.077
One more chance 1512
ABC 247.817
2-4-6-8 909
(Come round here) I'm the one you need 331
Don't know why I love you 782
Never had a dream come true 224
True love can be beautiful 176
La la means I love you 866
I'll bet you 290
I found that girl 519
The young folks 209

Bad 313.011
The way you make me feel 402.931
Speed demon 23.974
Liberian girl 103.049
Just good friends 11.019
Another part of me 40.976
Man in the mirror 344.056
I just can't stop loving you 155.052
Dirty Diana 178.940
Smooth criminal 695.938
Leave me alone 73.896
Don't be messing round 2973
I'm so blue 3632
Abortion papers 2493
Free 2913
Price of fame 4897
Al Capone 5783
Streetwalker 6332
Fly away 2991
Todo mi amor eres tu 6739
Je ne veux pas la fin de nous 1558

BONUS For all time 4359

PS I have already noticed the totals for the 3 remixes on Bad 25 are higher than most of the "new" tracks just like on Xscape. At first glance it seems remixes are more popular than we think. When everything is finished I might do the same for all his official remixes to see where they stand compared with the original recordings.
 
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So Bad is a massive album. 7 out 11 tracks have at least 100 000 streams a day, including the very much hated Liberian girl (you know I'm kidding right?) Even just good friends gets well over 10 000 streams a day, lovely!
 

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HIStory

Scream 33.663
They don't care about us 214.853
Stranger in Moscow 22.621
This time around 2875
Earth song 64.896
D.S. 2473
Money 3087
Come Together 8823
Childhood 2626
Tabloid Junkie 3493
2bad 3679
History 2976
Litte Susie 1567
Smile 3652

Black or white 96.741 (single version)
Will you be there 20.739 (single version)

Dangerous

Jam 25.614
Why you wanna trip on me 5719
In the closet 25.090
She drives me wild 3917
Remember the time 177.359
Can't let her get away 3848
Heal the world 91.891
Black or white 99.507
Who is it 20.853
Give in to me 27.014
Will you be there 13.468
Keep the faith 2972
Gone too soon 6009
Dangerous 26.228
 

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So these last 2 albums have good streaming singles (though nothing compared to the bad and thriller cuts) but the album tracks are mostly ignored. Black or white streams are almost evenly divided between the album cut and the single cut. Added together the song hovers around 190 million streams a day.

To give you an idea, supposedly unpopular deep cuts like just good friends and girlfriend have about 3 times as much streams a day as the deep cuts of the Dangerous and HIStory albums. Which makes me think , are these songs as unpopular as many of us here think they are or are the die hard fans a bit too aggressive towards those songs? It could also be that the minority is the most vocal, possibly there lots of die hard fans who love girlfriend and just good friends...
In any way there is lots of growth potential in his post Bad discography.
 
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This is an attempt at giving "deep cuts" a bit of the spotlight.
Yeah, I got that. I just couldn't figure out the best thread to give this max exposure. Bc, as you say, it's good that these songs are getting the chance to gain a higher profile and better streaming figures.

In a way it doesn't really matter which thread I put it on since most people here will be aware of those songs plus I'm sure most people already know about this Spotify list. Me posting this on the board was more of a celebration bc it's a nice little bit of good news, imo.

This could result into higher streams for these songs, which is good.
I really hope so. I was especially stoked to see IIS and GITM in the list. I think they put together a pretty decent list. I wouldn't argue with any of those choices.
 
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