CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 3 – Later Years & Stand-alone hits

Very few to notice from this list of songs which don’t perform too well. The track to stand out is Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. A duet of Elton John song with himself, that trans-Atlantic #1 hit registers 22 million plays. One more #1 in both sides of the ocean, duet with Aretha Franklin I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), is up to 7 million.

6 thoughts on “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis”

  1. Thank you very much for those figures. “Make it big” is very underrated, it’s crazy.
    There’s another reason why no one should doubt about Wham!’s figures being included into George Michael’s total sale numbers : he wrote and co-produced 90% of each Wham! album. Unfortunately, most people tend to think Wham! was a teen-pop band a la Spice Girls whereas they were closer to bands like Take That for the leading singer (that was George Michael) was a real artist who wrote and produced the band’s songs. Sadly enough, his death is the occasion to consider the quality and real dimension of George Michael’s talent.

  2. Thanks for those interesting figures. May I dare to think that Wham Japanese sales are underestimated.
    From oricon’ stats alone “Music From The Edge Of Heaven” is over 180.000 in 2004.

    1. Hi Grendizer,

      Thanks for spotting out! Going across my Excel spreadsheet, someway I glitched out non-LP sales for its original run. I’ll update the article as it should be 🙂

      Thanks again!

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