CSPC: Grease Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

I won’t lie, I do not have more information about Grease singles in digital formats than you. Luckily for us, streaming comes to help us. Although this ratio is changing every day with streaming now increasing much faster than download sales, up to August 2016 a deep catalog Pop hit will have a ratio of about 20 between both formats, e.g. 1 million downloads worldwide for every 20 million streams as shown on Spotify. Album tracks on average have a higher ratio at around 30. In fact, people will rarely specifically download an album track, while they may stream it simply because they have stream the hits and let the album tracklist play continue.

Both ratios applied to Grease Spotify results equal to 6,34 million singles downloaded, with You’re The One That I Want unsurprisingly coming at the top with over 1,8 million. Summer Nights is a distant second at an estimated 900,000 units. In terms of albums equivalent, with a 10 to 1 weighting, those download sales are on par with 634,000 albums sold.

5 thoughts on “CSPC: Grease Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hello MJD,
    Gigantic success for this album, but less impressive than I imagined. I was sure that its CSPC total would be greater than Led Zeppelin IV.
    In this article “http://chartmasters.org/2016/04/france-best-selling-albums-ever-summary-1970-1979/7/”, you wrote that Grease OST total in France was 2.64m, and here it’s only 2.04m. Is it a typo, or did you find another data?
    Tony

      1. Hi Luminator!

        I’ll be doing it as part of Whitney breakdown, both her own Bodyguard count related to her tracks only and the total of the comprehensive album.

    1. Hello Tony!

      The edition of both Grease and Saturday Night Fever France sales articles is ongoing at the moment. In fact I have solid evidences that all figures reported from 1978 to 1984 about both albums were done using the discs count rather than albums count, meaning all figures were doubled! I also downgraded that way figures of New-Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden and more posted on Billboard, all of them doubled as well!

  2. I’v always thought that Olivia was the first to benefit from the success of the movie and its music. She acquired Pop immortality that her previous MOR hits would not have granted. With this soundtrack she won grammy and academy awards nominations and most of all she enjoyed a few years of international pop stardom and reached Europe and South-America.

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