CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

Knitted Bee Gees

Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Odessa (1969) – 495,000 equivalent albums

First of May – 1,050,000
Melody Fair – 600,000

Cucumber Castle (1970) – 384,000 equivalent albums

If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else – 90,000
I.O.I.O. – 410,000
Don’t Forget to Remember – 780,000

2 Years On (1970) – 528,000 equivalent albums

Lonely Days – 1,760,000

While the pace and size of hits decreased a bit, the group continued to register decent sales with their albums Odessa, Cucumber Castle and 2 Years OnLonely Days is the strongest, the #3 US hit moved 1,76 million units.

Once again, those totals happen to be being bigger than the original album’s sales – Cucumber Castle and 2 Years On did respectively 350,000 and 400,000 copies in their original form.

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Giovanni Cuozzo

Great job!
Any chance to also include solo albums from Barry and Robin?
For sure they sell lesser than Bee Gees album, but I have never seen any estimation.

Juan Cristobal Guzman

The Top 100 Most Streamed Songs, By Decade in the USA
Stayin Alive the most Streamed song of the 70s in the US.
1950s Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin 24.03 M
1960s Hey Jude. The Beatles 84.74 M
1970s Stayin Alive The Bee Gees 244.37 M
1980s Billie Jean Michael Jackson 450.72 M
1990s I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston 315.17 M
Source: On- Demand U.S Streams (Audio and video combined) According to Nielsen Music

Juan Cristobal Guzman

Stayin Alive has reached over 400 million views on YouTube since 2009

Joe Brennan

Collecting all the potential “feat” instances will be quite a task, so I will not expect it. You’ve already done a lot. Starters would be the Barry and Robin solo albums at least. Most of the “feat” I can think of would be just 1 or 2 brothers, so whether that counts as Bee Gees, I am just not sure. You have to draw a line somewhere. One thing I would have put in are the pre-1967 Australian albums, but since they were almost exclusive to Aus and sales were not much, they would not make much difference in what… Read more »

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