The Beatles, Queen and a host of other classic rock acts continue to dominate in the rock world when it comes to streaming.

Nielsen recently released their mid-year figures on audio streaming and The Beatles and Queen are numbers one and two, respectively, when it comes to the most-streamed rock artists. Rounding out the top five is Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac and Metallica.

Classic rock artists also dominated the list of the most-streamed rock albums. The top five albums were the following:

1. Queen – Greatest Hits
2. Elton John – Diamonds
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle, Vol. 1
4. Journey – Greatest Hits
5. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Journey, Queen and The Eagles all made the top five most-streamed rock songs with “Don’t Stop Believin'” (No. 2), “Bohemian Rhapsody” (No. 3) and “Hotel California” (No. 5).

As for radio airplay, Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes” was the most-played rock song, but songs two-five were from classic rock giants. They were Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer,” The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” and Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.”


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