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Thread started 10/04/18 9:50pm

TKO

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Kiss crosses 100m mark on Spotify

His 1st song to achieve 100m streams.
Purple Rain is close with over 97m.
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Reply #1 posted 10/05/18 5:18am

rogifan

Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad
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Reply #2 posted 10/05/18 5:30am

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Not surprised. I never get tired of listening to the song. Love the song, love the music video, love the album and movie it was on! kisses
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Reply #3 posted 10/05/18 5:43am

jennalynn

TKO said:

His 1st song to achieve 100m streams. Purple Rain is close with over 97m.

well i guess I'll be listening to Purple Rain 3 million times this weekend so he can have another 100m stream song lol

pls don't take that seriously i beg of y'all

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Reply #4 posted 10/05/18 5:43am

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rogifan said:

Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad


You are comparing someone who peaked with over 20million album sales in the 80s to a new artist who cant sell more than 1 million albums and most of his fans stream his music for free.

How many Prince fans already own his music on cd vinyl or cassette?

And he missed many years on streaming services. He will soon have 2 songs with 100m. Madonna for example has zero.
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Reply #5 posted 10/05/18 6:53am

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rogifan said:

Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad

It's not. Prince songs are 50 years old. Drakes are new. It should be like that. Hell, the way people listen and buy are different from back in the day so the 'mindset' is more radical. Those numbers for PR and Kiss are hella respectable.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #6 posted 10/05/18 8:09am

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That’s why I’m ok when an AMAZING commercial like the recent Natalie Portman one that looks more like a sexy video for the song. It brings life to a track to a new generation who might not otherwise been that aware of its coolness.
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Reply #7 posted 10/05/18 8:16am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

That’s why I’m ok when an AMAZING commercial like the recent Natalie Portman one that looks more like a sexy video for the song. It brings life to a track to a new generation who might not otherwise been that aware of its coolness.

Hypocrisy at its finest. If it wasnt the so called 'hot' Portman etc but used in a commercial with Phyllis Diller hawking eye glasses you wouldnt be okay with it.

So commercialism is ok to you if it fits a certain agenda, is hip cool, and uses your ideals of beauty.

disbelief

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Reply #8 posted 10/05/18 8:19am

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rdhull said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


That’s why I’m ok when an AMAZING commercial like the recent Natalie Portman one that looks more like a sexy video for the song. It brings life to a track to a new generation who might not otherwise been that aware of its coolness.

Hypocrisy at its finest. If it wasnt the so called 'hot' Portman etc but used in a commercial with Phyllis Diller hawking eye glasses you wouldnt be okay with it.


So commercialism is ok to you if it fits a certain agenda, is hip cool, and uses your ideals of beauty.


disbelief




Lol. It’s called context. That’s the word you should be thinking of.
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Reply #9 posted 10/05/18 8:56am

Silvertongue7

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rogifan said:

Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad


You are comparing someone who peaked with over 20million album sales in the 80s to a new artist who cant sell more than 1 million albums and most of his fans stream his music for free.

How many Prince fans already own his music on cd vinyl or cassette?

And he missed many years on streaming services. He will soon have 2 songs with 100m. Madonna for example has zero.

It’s funny you wrote that, as I was just discussing with a friend what Madonna’s place in music is. Does anyone listen to her music, new or old, anymore? I genuinely don’t know, but to me it seems that she doesn’t have any of the good will from the public that other contemporary acts like Prince, MJ, Janet or Springsteen enjoy. But surely that’s a topic for a different thread (and apologies to any Madonna fans if it turns out that I am wrong and she’s still as popular as she’s always been)
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Reply #10 posted 10/05/18 9:32am

rdhull

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

rdhull said:

Hypocrisy at its finest. If it wasnt the so called 'hot' Portman etc but used in a commercial with Phyllis Diller hawking eye glasses you wouldnt be okay with it.

So commercialism is ok to you if it fits a certain agenda, is hip cool, and uses your ideals of beauty.

disbelief

Lol. It’s called context. That’s the word you should be thinking of.

Ok chief

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Reply #11 posted 10/05/18 9:42am

rogifan

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rogifan said:


Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad

It's not. Prince songs are 50 years old. Drakes are new. It should be like that. Hell, the way people listen and buy are different from back in the day so the 'mindset' is more radical. Those numbers for PR and Kiss are hella respectable.


Oh sure. My comment was more about the sad state of music today than anything else.
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Reply #12 posted 10/05/18 9:45am

rogifan

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TKO said:



You are comparing someone who peaked with over 20million album sales in the 80s to a new artist who cant sell more than 1 million albums and most of his fans stream his music for free.

How many Prince fans already own his music on cd vinyl or cassette?

And he missed many years on streaming services. He will soon have 2 songs with 100m. Madonna for example has zero.

It’s funny you wrote that, as I was just discussing with a friend what Madonna’s place in music is. Does anyone listen to her music, new or old, anymore? I genuinely don’t know, but to me it seems that she doesn’t have any of the good will from the public that other contemporary acts like Prince, MJ, Janet or Springsteen enjoy. But surely that’s a topic for a different thread (and apologies to any Madonna fans if it turns out that I am wrong and she’s still as popular as she’s always been)

I used to listen to Madonna (I still think Like a Prayer is the best song she ever recorded) but she jumped the shark one too many times and I just became border with her shtick. Prince grew up, Madonna never did.
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Reply #13 posted 10/05/18 9:50am

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rogifan said:

rdhull said:

It's not. Prince songs are 50 years old. Drakes are new. It should be like that. Hell, the way people listen and buy are different from back in the day so the 'mindset' is more radical. Those numbers for PR and Kiss are hella respectable.

Oh sure. My comment was more about the sad state of music today than anything else.

oh ok, gotcha. Agreed.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #14 posted 10/05/18 4:44pm

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rogifan said:

Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad

This Drake fellow might be hitting a billion, nevertheless I have no idea who he is. I've heard his name but I have no clue what he does or what he looks like. I could google him, of course, but I won't bother. So for all his billions of streams, he still hasn't been able to reach me, which makes quite a loser of him if you ask me lol lol lol

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Reply #15 posted 10/06/18 2:20pm

206Michelle

I'm glad Kiss, which is not on Purple Rain, is his first song with 100 million Spotify streams. It's nothing against Purple Rain (the album), which is my favorite Prince album. I just don't want Prince to be pigeonholed as "the Purple Rain guy". While PR is the centerpeice and most renowned part of his legacy, his legacy is much more than the Purple Rain era.

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As a side note, Kiss was the first Prince song that I really really liked!

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Reply #16 posted 10/06/18 3:18pm

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rdhull said:



rogifan said:


Cool. But sad when when someone like Drake can get a billion in like one weekend. sad

It's not. Prince songs are 50 years old. Drakes are new. It should be like that. Hell, the way people listen and buy are different from back in the day so the 'mindset' is more radical. Those numbers for PR and Kiss are hella respectable.

The twisted side of my old soul wants to see what happens when an old school artist like Prince outstreams a current name like Drake.

I mean it is possible. Just a few years ago older albums were documented to be outselling modern ones and just last year I believe Lionel Richie and Bruce Springsteen had the biggest tours of the year. Let's see what happens if a new vault album actually outstreams the latest project by a Drake or Taylor Swift. I doubt it'll happen but I'll enjoy it if it does
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Reply #17 posted 10/06/18 3:19pm

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206Michelle said:

I'm glad Kiss, which is not on Purple Rain, is his first song with 100 million Spotify streams. It's nothing against Purple Rain (the album), which is my favorite Prince album. I just don't want Prince to be pigeonholed as "the Purple Rain guy". While PR is the centerpeice and most renowned part of his legacy, his legacy is much more than the Purple Rain era.


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As a side note, Kiss was the first Prince song that I really really liked!




Agreed.

Streaming is what radio was pre-internet. That’s how this generation gets it’s music. It has nothing to do with anything other than the media and zeitgeist.

That’s why Ed Sheeran has the most streams. ED SHEERAN for god sakes. Even though I like Ed, c’mon, that only says it’s about a certain generation and the moment not anything else.
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Reply #18 posted 10/06/18 3:39pm

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Looking at the top 100 streaming songs of all time, most are only a couple of tears old. The oldest track on the top 100 is from 2011.

The track with the most streams on Spotify is “Shape Of You” from 2017 with 1,931 million streams.
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