Van Halen’s Songs Were Streamed More Than 30 Million Times After Eddie Van Halen’s Death


Following the death of Eddie Van Halen on Oct. 6, his namesake band’s catalog of songs were streamed over 31 million times in the U.S., according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

On Oct. 6-7, Van Halen’s collected songs earned 31.19 million on-demand streams — up 1,369% compared to 2.12 million clicks on Oct. 4-5.

The band’s top five most-streamed songs on Oct. 6-7 were all tunes that were originally released between 1978 and 1984. The group’s lone No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Jump” leads the way with 2.33 million streams (a gain of 554% compared to the previous two days), followed by “Panama” (1.97 million, up 653%), “Runnin’ With the Devil” (1.78 million, up 925%), “Hot for Teacher” (1.51 million, up 1,044%) and “Eruption” (1.37 million, up 2,662%).

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