CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis

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During the 90s the cult status of David Bowie got more and more confirmed with his past songs being often used in TV shows and ads plus his influence visibility increasing year after year. His new material was still failing to impress though. No song from below batch sold more than 100,000 units in download format.

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

Tin Machine (1989) – 3,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 20,000

Tin Machine II (1991) – 0 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 0

Black Tie White Noise (1993) – 8,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 50,000

1. Outside (1995) – 15,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 100,000

Earthling (1997) – 23,000 equivalent albums

I’m Afraid Of Americans – 75,000
Remaining Tracks – 75,000

Hours (1999) – 15,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 100,000

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Speed of Life

Also the version of All The Young Dudes with Ian Hunter and Bowie on vocals on the Mott The Hoople page doesn’t show up on his features.

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Just noticed that a number of Bowie songs have recently been been greyed out on spotify and their totals no longer show on the spotify tool report.They’re all on the albums Platinum Collection and Sound + Vision.
Also for some reason the songs credited to Bowie and the Spider on the Bowie at the Beeb album have a separate artist id??

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