CSPC: Bon Jovi Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

As all acts with a solid back catalog of hits, Bon Jovi enjoyed notable digital sales within’ the last decade. Once again though, their pattern is close to the one of big pop stars. Their album tracks are massively ignored, so are some of their albums like 7800° Fahrenheit. At the other end, their biggest songs are outstanding sellers, most notably the incredible trio from Slippery When Wet led by Livin’ On A Prayer. Tracks from this album total close to 15 million of the group 38 million digital singles sales.

The band enjoyed two latter hits, Always in 1994 and It’s My Life in 2000. While the pair features as high if not higher than their 1986 classics in many countries, their weaker sales in the US hurt the overall total.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Bon Jovi (1984) – 210,000 equivalent albums

Runaway – 1,100,000
Remaining tracks – 300,000

7800° Fahrenheit (1985) – 45,000 equivalent albums

In and Out of Love – 100,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

Slippery When Wet (1986) – 2,220,000 equivalent albums

You Give Love a Bad Name – 3,300,000
Livin’ on a Prayer – 7,100,000
Wanted Dead or Alive – 3,800,000
Remaining tracks – 600,000

New Jersey (1988) – 495,000 equivalent albums

Bad Medicine – 800,000
Born to Be My Baby – 600,000
I’ll Be There for You – 1,200,000
Lay Your Hands on Me – 300,000
Remaining tracks – 400,000

Blaze of Glory (1990) – 240,000 equivalent albums

Blaze of Glory – 1,200,000
Remaining tracks – 400,000

Keep the Faith (1992) – 330,000 equivalent albums

Bed of Roses – 1,300,000
Remaining tracks – 900,000

These Days (1995) – 98,000 equivalent albums

This Ain’t a Love Song – 250,000
These Days – 150,000
Remaining tracks – 250,000

Destination Anywhere (1997) – 30,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 200,000

Crush (2000) – 720,000 equivalent albums

It’s My Life – 4,300,000
Thank You for Loving Me – 250,000
Remaining tracks – 250,000

Bounce (2002) – 60,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 400,000

Have a Nice Day (2005) – 330,000 equivalent albums

Have a Nice Day – 800,000
Who Says You Can’t Go Home – 900,000
Remaining tracks – 500,000

Lost Highway (2007) – 270,000 equivalent albums

(You Want To) Make a Memory – 750,000
Remaining tracks – 1,050,000

The Circle (2009) – 210,000 equivalent albums

We Weren’t Born to Follow – 800,000
Remaining tracks – 600,000

What About Now (2013) – 75,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 500,000

Orphan Album – 435,000 equivalent albums

Always – 2,300,000
Remaining tracks – 1,600,000

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Erlando

Any update bon Jovi total sell?..because the data from 2016…how about in 2022.years…how much

Erlando

Yes

Thomas Christiansen

Strangely when I use the Spotify Tool for Bon Jovi their “Crush” album is not included in the results. Some hits are included (like “It’s My Life” on GH), but album tracks are not.
The album is available on Spotify, so I wonder why???

Thomas Christiansen

I see, thanks.
Too bad, the album should have been on the list of top streaming albums of 2000.

Here in Denmark “Crush” is available on Spotify. So I found the figures as of today 28/1/2021: Order of track list 1 It’s My Life – 492,594,466 2 Say It Isn’t So – 4,448,522 3 Thank You For Loving Me – 58,295,841 4 Two Story Town – 2,867,660 5 Next 100 Years – 1,678,920 6 Just Older – 2,414,127 7 Mystery Train – 1,494,669 8 Save the World – 1,421,409 9 Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars – 2,276,688 10 She’s A Mystery – 1,221,687 11 I Got the Girl – 1,064,712 12 One Wild Night – 2,755,961… Read more »

Phil

I have a questioni MJD. The utent Erlando in the first comment asked Two months ago of are there any update about bon Jovi total sell ( expecially the phisical ones) because the data are from 2016 and now se are in 2022 years. Thanks and good work. You are the most ccurate ihave seen in the web.

Analord

A lot of figures for Slippery When Wet in this article :

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Music-and-Media/80s/1987/M&M-1987-07-11.pdf

Including 28k in France by july 87. Since you’re saying “N/A” for France I assume that maybe you haven’t seen this ?

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