CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis

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Here comes the last set of download sales for songs that aren’t part of original studio albums. Better late than never, we do get one real strong seller with Under Pressure at 3,4 million. No doubt the outstanding appeal of Queen songs from this format largely helped for that matter. In fact, Under Pressure is only one among many 3+ million sellers for the band while it is the only song at such level for David Bowie.

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

Orphan – 660,000 equivalent albums

Under Pressure – 3,400,000
Dancing in the Street – 200,000
Absolute Beginners – 200,000
This Is Not America – 100,000
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy – 200,000
Remaining Tracks – 300,000

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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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