the milkman wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:47 am
I was looking at that link I posted and I think it’s the total amount of times the songs were streamed from the original album. If they streamed a song from a greatest hits collection it didn’t count. I would be willing to bet that the streams for the greatest hits are much higher.
Bohemian Rhapsody has been streamed over 1,400 million (1.4 billion) times on Spotify alone.
But if I search just the single song, how does Spotify know whether I'm streaming a bit of ANATO, GH, CQ, AG, or the Wayne's World soundtrack? It MUST have a default album associated with it, which is then getting the boost?
I remember when I tied my music folder to Amazon a few years back, the sheer randomness of the associations - every song already had the correct tags and they mostly got changed to either Greatest Hits albums or random VA compilations. Also, my car boasts of having the Gracenote database built in, except it's shit and has never even heard of the Carpenters. I'm sure Spotify is better than those, but I wouldn't make any assumption about the accuracy of their publicity material