System of a Down’s ‘Chop Suey’ Enters 1 Billion Streams Club on Spotify

Serj Tankian: Vladimir Petkov, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons / Toxicity: Mark Wakefield – cover art, Shavo Odadjian – art direction, album art concepts, American & Columbia
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“Chop Suey!” isn’t just the most popular System of a Down song – it’s one of the most popular songs in heavy metal history. So it was only a matter of time until the track cracked 1 billion streams on Spotify.

As of recently, the 2001 System of a Down track has surpassed the 1 billion stream mark. At the time of this writing, “Chop Suey!” has been streamed 1,000,748,139 times.

Released back in 2001 – as part of the band’s second studio album Toxicity – “Chop Suey!” has become System of a Down’s most fan-beloved song.

What is additionally exciting about this news is that System of a Down makes for one of the very few metal bands that have had a song crack the 1 billion streams mark. A study from 2022 noted that Linkin Park has two songs that have surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify; those Linkin Park songs are “In The End” and “Numb.”

Additionally, the Metallica song “Enter Sandman” has also been streamed more than 1 billion times on Spotify.

So with that said, it is awesome to see another metal band achieve such an incredible accomplishment. A major congrats to System of a Down.

Is System of a Down’s “Chop Suey!” your favorite song from the band? When it comes to other iconic metal songs, what tracks are you surprised have not reached the 1 billion mark yet on Spotify?

Earlier this year, we wrote a feature ranking all of the System of a Down albums from worst to best. Below is a small excerpt pertaining to what we said about Toxicity, but if you want to check out the full feature, follow the link below.

“Coming off the band’s debut LP, the band took a tremendous leap forward in terms of their lyric and songwriting quality when it comes to this System of a Down album. Building upon their talent for crafting aggressively forward compositions, System of a Down further expands upon their technical range, providing much more of a roller coaster experience.”

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