CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

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Denver_Motown The Musical_Reed L Shannon as Michael Jackson (center) with the Jackson 5 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (c) Joan Marcus, 2014

Digital Singles Sales – Part 1

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between albums and digital singles.

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969) – 620,000 equivalent albums

I Want You Back – 3,500,000
Who’s Lovin’ You – 600,000
Remaining tracks – 30,000

ABC (1970) – 474,000 equivalent albums

The Love You Save – 420,000
ABC – 2,680,000
Remaining tracks – 60,000

Third Album (1970) – 126,000 equivalent albums

I’ll Be There – 720,000
Remaining tracks – 120,000

Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970) – 150,000 equivalent albums

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – 430,000
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – 180,000
Remaining tracks – 390,000

Maybe Tomorrow (1971) – 80,000 equivalent albums

Never Can Say Goodbye – 480,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

Not all songs of the Jackson 5 are equally remembered. The Love You Save and I’ll Be There were both solid #1 hits but add for just 1,14 million downloads, an average result for songs that were so successful upon release.

Elsewhere, I Want You Back and ABC retained their popularity and more. Both songs combine for over 6 millions sales.

Those classic Motown hits aren’t the only songs which remain strong. Who’s Lovin’ You is likely more popular today than it has ever been. The former B-Side of I Want You Back has been extensively sang on X Factor-like TV shows giving it a second youth.

6 thoughts on “CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis”

  1. Only a few albums were not certified Gold/Platinum, that’s great! 60s and 70s albums didn’t sold a lot of copies by then, with some few exceptions.

  2. In the case of Queen, their Greatest Hits 1 & 2 alone are well above 50 mill.
    I think there are only 3 more artists with the shot of being above 200m: Queen, Elton and Elvis. The latter has a chance of breaking 300m, though i doubt it.

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