The 25 Most Pirated Albums and Singles This Week


It’s difficult to accurately rank the most popular music downloads across all piracy channels, especially given the difficulty of identifying actual pirate hubs themselves.  But torrenting represents a major chunk of internet piracy, with movies, music, games, and pornography heavily-traded across the heavyweight trading platform.  Indeed, despite rhetoric to the contrary, data continues to show that torrent-based piracy is increasing, despite heavy inroads by streaming platforms like YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music.

With that in mind, these are the most heavily-pirated music downloads (albums, singles, or compilations) as ranked by Kickass Torrents, rated the top torrent tracker of 2016 by Torrentfreak (the Pirate Bay lost the crown years ago).

Most Pirated Tracks, Kickass Torrents


7 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Stats like this are why it’s so funny when piracy apologists try to change the subject to copyright length.

    Copyright length could be changed to 5 years and it wouldn’t matter; all the stuff people are stealing are recent works.

    • Paul Resnikoff
      Paul Resnikoff

      Not ‘all the stuff,’ but certainly a substantial portion. But don’t forget the very large amount of downloading for classic artists: Hendrix, Beatles, Zep… list goes on.

  2. Paul Lanning

    The music listed here is so boring that you’d have to pay me to listen to it.


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