CSPC: Maroon 5 Popularity Analysis


Digital Singles Sales

She Will Be Loved, along with Outkast hit Hey Ya! and Britney SpearsToxic, was one of the very first songs to reach 100,000 US digital sales a few months after their 2003 introduction.

Obviously, the market boomed in later years. Something that never changed is Maroon 5 incredible strength in that area. In fact, each of their five albums contains at least one 3-million seller in the US and each has from two to four million sellers. The group massive popularity in Asia was also translated into out-of-this-world single sales in South Korea. At more than 5,5 million, Moves Like Jagger results their are surreal. Payphone topped 3 million, One More Night, Sugar, Maps, Lost Stars are all up to 2 million plus.

With additional large sales from virtually everywhere in the digital field, the band cumulates a terrific 129,9 million digital singles sold. Moves Like Jagger at 19,5 million is one, if not the, biggest selling downloads hit of all-time.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Songs About Jane (2002) – 3,060,000 equivalent albums

Harder to Breathe – 2,400,000
This Love – 4,800,000
She Will Be Loved – 5,900,000
Sunday Morning – 4,500,000
Remaining tracks – 2,800,000

It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007) – 2,400,000 equivalent albums

Makes Me Wonder – 5,300,000
Wake Up Call – 3,100,000
Won’t Go Home Without You – 3,100,000
If I Never See Your Face Again – 1,800,000
Nothing Lasts Forever – 1,100,000
Remaining tracks – 1,600,000

Hands All Over (2010) – 4,380,000 equivalent albums

Misery – 3,500,000
Give A Little More – 1,700,000
Just A Feeling – 800,000
Never Gonna Leave This Bed – 1,200,000
Move Like Jagger – 19,500,000
Remaining tracks – 2,500,000

Overexposed (2012) – 5,055,000 equivalent albums

Payphone – 13,100,000
One More Night – 10,400,000
Daylight – 3,200,000
Love Somebody – 2,600,000
Lucky Strike – 1,800,000
Remaining tracks – 2,600,000

V (2014) – 4,185,000 equivalent albums

Maps – 5,900,000
Animals – 5,000,000
Sugar – 8,400,00
This Summer Gonna Hurt like a Motherfucker – 1,200,000
Feelings – 900,000
Lost Stars – 3,500,000
It Was Always You – 800,000
Remaining tracks – 2,200,000

Orphan Album – 405,000 equivalent albums

The Air That I Breathe – 700,000
Remaining tracks – 2,000,000

13 thoughts on “CSPC: Maroon 5 Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hi dear MJD !!!!

    Congratulations again for your wonderful site, also analysis of Maroon 5 is very detailed, you are really a great expert, after the Maroon 5 I hope you will analyze the famous old groups that I have mentioned in previous posts,maybe in the next week.
    I believe that when you will analyze the Fab Four (The Beatles) I believe that there will be many detailed pages as Bob Dylan !!!

  2. Holy Moly, those numbers for Moves Like Jagger are massive.

    Overall, you can say what you want to say about the quality of their music nowadays, but can’t deny Maroon 5’s chart success.

  3. Makes Me Wonder – 5,300,000
    Wake Up Call – 3,100,000
    Won’t Go Home Without You – 3,100,000
    If I Never See Your Face Again – 1,800,000
    Nothing Lasts Forever – 1,100,000

    How do you know you sold all this?

      1. Oh sorry. I do not speak English and I had to use the translator. I wanted to know, how you know that “Makes Me Wonder” sold 5,300,000?

        1. No problem Dan – myself I’m French / Portuguese and do a lot of English lanaguage mistakes 🙂

          Download figures are estimates based on last known sales in each country, updated with linearity formulas and extrapolated WW as per market sizes.

          Makes Me Wonder for example included for large countries 3,15m from the US, 540k from Mexico, 400k from South Korea, 150k from the UK, 120k from Australia and 75k from Germany.

          1. Ah, so adding the sales of the countries you mentioned, gives 4,315,000, right? So it reaches 5.3 million with sales from other countries?

    1. They are estimations rather than official figures (which aren’t available) but they are by far the most reliable you can get online 😉

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