Friday, May 24, 2024

Adele’s “25” Hits Spotify But 7 of Her Top 10 Songs Come from Old Albums


Such big news a few days ago! Adele’s “25” was made available on Spotify. What would happen?

The answer is: not much. The single “Hello” was already on Spotify, so that wasn’t news. But the rest of the album– surely that would take off.

Instead, as of this morning, about 48 hours in. of Adele’s top 10 streamed songs, seven come from old albums. Only “Hello,” “When We Were Young,” and “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” come from the “25” album. “Hello” is her top streamed song with about 539 million plays.

But the second and third biggest plays are for “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You,” followed by “Make You Feel My Love,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Turning Tables,” “One and Only,” and “Rumour Has It.”

“Send My Love” is the number 10 track, with just 41 million streams. It’s number 21 among the top 50 tracks in the US.

Did Adele wait too long? Does it matter? She’s sold at least 10 million actual albums and downloads. Streaming may just be icing on the cake. And also, who needs to stream “25” if they’ve already got it? Not that many people, apparently.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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