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Pink Floyd score another online record

Pink Floyd’s final album The Endless River has set another online record, after becoming the most pre-ordered title in the history of Amazon.

Streaming firm Spotify have revealed that the track Allons-y (1) is the most viral in the history of their service.

And they’ve commented on the “remarkably young” audience who have included Floyd on over three million playlists to date.

Spotify say: “The band has never been more popular with us – which is saying a lot, because fans unlocked their entire catalogue by listening to Wish You Were Here over a million times on a single weekend.

“Who’s doing all this listening and sharing? We found that Floyd skews remarkably young globally, with over 60% of its audience under 35, its strongest listening among 18-22 year-olds, and 80% of its playlisters under 34. Pink Floyd appears to be reaching a really young crowd through Spotify.”

Researchers have also identified that the highest energy in the band’s catalogue can be found on Lucifer Sam, while The Happiest Days Of Our Lives is the easiest to dance to.

The Endless River, a tribute to late keyboardist Rick Wright, reached number one last week.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.