CSPC: Pink Floyd Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – More (1969)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Ummagumma (1969)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – Meddle (1971)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – Obscured by Clouds (1972)
Page 11: Original Album Sales – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Page 12: Original Album Sales – Wish You Were Here (1975)
Page 13: Original Album Sales – Animals (1977)
Page 14: Original Album Sales – The Wall (1979)
Page 15: Original Album Sales – The Final Cut (1983)
Page 16: Original Album Sales – A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
Page 17: Original Album Sales – The Division Bell (1994)
Page 18: Original Album Sales – The Endless River (2014)
Page 19: Original Album Sales – Comments
Page 20: Controversies – Part 1 – Dark Side of the Moon – UK
Page 21: Controversies – Part 2 – Dark Side of the Moon – Italy
Page 22: Sales Timeline – Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall
Page 23: Physical Singles Sales – Part 1
Page 24: Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Page 25: Physical Singles Sales – Part 3
Page 26: Digital Singles Sales – Part 1
Page 27: Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
Page 28: Digital Singles Sales – Part 3
Page 29: Digital Singles Sales – Part 4
Page 30: Digital Singles Sales – Part 5
Page 31: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 32: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 33: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 34: Streaming Sales – Part 4
Page 35: Streaming Sales – Part 5
Page 36: Streaming Sales – Part 6
Page 37: Streaming Sales – Part 7
Page 38: Remaining Long Format – Early Compilations
Page 39: Remaining Long Format – Recent Compilations
Page 40: Remaining Long Format – Live Albums
Page 41: Remaining Long Format – Box Sets
Page 42: Remaining Long Format – Music Videos
Page 43: Remaining Long Format – Summary
Page 44: BONUS – Comp. Sales- A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (1981)
Page 45: BONUS – Comp. Sales – Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
Page 46: BONUS – Comp. Sales – Pulse (1995)
Page 47: BONUS – Comp. Sales – Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2001)
Page 48: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 49: CSPC Results
Page 50: Biggest Tracks
Page 51: Artists Ranking – CSPC Overall Sales

8 thoughts on “CSPC: Pink Floyd Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hi MJD!

    Glad you’re back! It’s been a long wait and it was quite worth it!

    Regarding Pink Floyd’s sales, I have to say their album sales are excellent! 80m+ in both the US and Europe is mind-blowing! They also managed huge sales in almost everywhere except Asia, but that can be explained by the weak market during their peak.

    Still, I was rather disappointed with their performance on other formats. 8,8m physical singles is very low compared to acts of the same time frame, especially since the singles market was huge at the time. I guess not releasing so many singles led to their extraordinary album sales, but The Wall is a perfect example of both huge album sales and singles sales. If they had relased more singles, they probably would end up having slightly less album sales, but much higher album sales equivalents from singles sales.

    I’m not sure how to judge their digital results though. While 23m downloads is quite good considering that the band is already quite old, it pales a lot compared to their album sales. I even find their streaming results more impressive than their download results.

    Lastly, with nearly 170m coming from studio album sales, this format takes up 75% of their total results. What other artists have such a huge proportion of their total results belonging to this format?

    The only acts i can think of right now that would be above Pink Floyd’s are Elvis, Michael Jackson and Queen. Not sure about Sir Elton John though. That means Pink Floyd is most likely in the Top 10.

    What other analysis/updates/projects are you planning to do next?

  2. Great article! I have a question, is it the THE WALL and Moon era the biggest era of all time ? Or Michael’s Thillir era 1983-1985 or Beatles’ 1965-1969 or Celine’s 1996- 1999?

    1. Hi Skkywill!

      I’m not sure to fully understand your question, how do you define ‘era’? Are you referring to a period time-frame or a set of consecutive albums?

      1. time-frame, biggest CSPC sales during their peak time, of course, considered market size and number of album and sales., It’s hard to credit Swift’s era., but adele’s era is 2011-2012, Bad is no doubt an incredible era, but despite of how biggest Thillir is, its, era didnt last 1982—1988, but two era, Whitney as well. era credited for consecutive Year end chart run of artist’s record

  3. outstanding numbers! it is worth mentioning that they are the second artist on your list to have two 40+ million CSPC albums after Celine. Of course in their case, they almost have both their albums over 50 million which is a ridiculous result. Do you reckon any other artist of those left apart from Michael Jackson to have 2 albums generate over 40 million CSPC units (let alone 50 million!!)?

  4. time-frame, biggest CSPC sales during their peak time, of course, considered market size and number of album and sales., It’s hard to credit Swift’s era., but adele’s era is 2011-2012, Bad is no doubt an incredible era, but despite of how biggest Thillir is, its, era didnt last 1982—1988, but two era, Whitney as well. era credited for consecutive Year end chart run of artist’s records

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