CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis

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Biggest tracks – David Bowie

The list of most successful songs is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each of them. It includes the song own physical singles sales with a 0,3 weighting, its download and streaming sales with appropriate weighting too plus its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1 1983 – Let’s Dance [Let’s Dance] – 8,240,000
2 1977 – Heroes [Heroes] – 7,620,000
3 1969 – Space Oddity [David Bowie (1969)] – 7,170,000
4 1974 – Rebel Rebel [Diamond Dogs] – 5,280,000
5 1971 – Life On Mars? [Hunky Dory] – 4,830,000
6 1972 – Starman [The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars] – 4,680,000
7 1972 – Ziggy Stardust [The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars] – 3,720,000
8 1980 – Ashes To Ashes [Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)] – 3,610,000
9 1971 – Changes [Hunky Dory] – 3,560,000
10 1981 – Under Pressure [Orphan] – 3,270,000
11 1983 – Modern Love [Let’s Dance] – 2,960,000
12 1976 – Golden Years [Station to Station] – 2,630,000
13 1975 – Fame [Young Americans] – 2,580,000
14 1983 – China Girl [Let’s Dance] – 2,530,000
15 1972 – Moonage Daydream [The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars] – 2,370,000
16 1973 – The Jean Genie [Aladdin Sane] – 2,360,000
17 1975 – Young Americans [Young Americans] – 2,090,000
18 1984 – Blue Jean [Tonight] – 1,970,000
19 1977 – Sound And Vision [Low] – 1,860,000
20 1970 – The Man Who Sold The World [The Man Who Sold The World] – 1,710,000
21 1973 – Sorrow [Pin Ups] – 1,670,000
22 1972 – Suffragette City [The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars] – 1,420,000
23 1980 – Fashion [Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)] – 1,320,000
24 1984 – Loving The Alien [Tonight] – 1,140,000
25 1983 – Cat People (Putting Out Fire) [Let’s Dance] – 990,000

7 thoughts on “CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis”

  1. Great articel! I know the legend because Barbra covered her classic Life on mars. I still waiting for articels abou France Sales and CSPC for Barbra

  2. Bowie did well for the kind of act he was.

    I really like this series. Can you do wholr popularity analyses for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Mix, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and Queen?

    Thanks =)

  3. David’s total is quite good, amazing considering he doesn’t have a hugely successful album but surpassed those who have one (Britney, Guns and Roses etc.) He is definitely up there among the most successful artists in history, despite going against the typical music industry rules and being highly risky and innovative.

    Anyway, i don’t know if you know this, but January 16 would mark Aaliyah’s 38th Birthday! I hope you would do a CSPC analysis on her as it would be quite fitting. I don’t expect her to have a huge result, but as an R&B artist who only released 3 albums, i’m quite curious into how she would rank among her peers.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi – thanks for a very comprehensively researched article.One question what about the sales of Under Pressure on Queen albums – Greatest hits and Platinum Collection?? Regards

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