08-01-2015

David Guetta heads the first unified chart with most successful songs in Spain

Promusicae sets a formula to gather music streams and downloads in a single chart

David Guetta, the French electronic music magician, leads the first Spanish classification of most successful songs of 2015, a chart presenting the singularity of gathering together music streams and downloads. From now on, the weekly chart published by Promusicae and Agedi shall integrate different consumption modalities and shall go from 50 to 100 positions to offer a more complete and meaningful picture of the Spanish phonographic scene.

For almost three decades, weekly charts published by Promusicae, association that gathers main Spanish record producers, have allowed for a full rigorous and precise picture of consumption of recorded music by Spanish audience. The first chart of former Afyve (Asociación Fonográfica y Videográfica Española) was published back in March 1986 and it already included Top Singles chart. March 2007 was the first publication of a chart of downloaded songs, and more recently, in 2013 the chart of streaming songs was first released. Today is the start date for a new Top 100 Songs containing all downloads online, physical sales and streaming (online stream without purchase of the music file).

Until now, Promusicae published two different charts: Top 50 Songs with tracks downloaded (for instance, from iTunes) or purchased in physical formats; and a Top 100 Streaming from streaming platforms such as Spotify, Deezer, Xbox or Napster. The new unique Chart let us understand more globally and easily the weekly preferences of Spanish music fans, while enhancing the unstoppable rise of streaming, which already represents over 70 percent of digital income for Spanish record companies.

The IFPI has established an international conversion rule according to each country’s streaming market. In Spain, the rate applied results in a 250:1 streams/legal downloads ratio, which shall be revised periodically (half yearly) to reflect the evolution of the streaming and downloads markets. Therefore, data that were so far disaggregated in two charts will now be integrated in a single chart.

With this new integration standard, the catching David Guetta Dangerous featuring Sam Martin stands as the most listened song in Spain and almost touches a Platinum Award (equivalent to 40,000 downloads or 10 million streams). In general terms, dance music absolutely masters the chart’s first positions. Indeed, the tireless Enrique Iglesias’ Bailando climbs back to position 2, despite its 41 weeks in chart. Bailando is the only song of 2014 with 5 Platinum Awards (200,000 downloads and 50 million streams).

Si no te quisiera, the collaboration between Juan Magán and Belinda & Lápiz Conciente, has to make do with the 3rd position of the chart, ahead of Nicky Jamm’s Travesuras, Meghan Trainor’s All about that bass and Sia’s Chandelier. Tocado y hundido, last Melendi hit, reaches a worthy 7th position, followed by young British Sam Smith’s melodic soul, with Stay with me.Ariana Grande (Break free) and Pitbull feat. John Ryan (Fireball)complete this Top 10 for the history, the first with integrated songs chart.