CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 3 – Later Years & Stand-alone hits

There are very few songs to highlight from this list. The stand and out track is Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. A duet of Elton John’s song with himself, that trans-Atlantic #1 hit registers 28 million Spotify plays and 42 million at YouTube. One more #1 on both sides of the ocean, the duet with Aretha Franklin I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), is up to 10 million on both platforms.

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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