CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

Bee Gees anos 2001

Physical Singles Sales – Part 7
Size Isn’t Everything (1993) – 264,000 equivalent albums

Paying the Price of Love – 270,000
How to Fall in Love, Part 1 – 20,000
For Whom the Bell Tolls – 560,000
Kiss Of Life – 30,000

Still Waters (1997) – 483,000 equivalent albums

Alone – 1,270,000
I Could Not Love You More – 60,000
Still Waters Run Deep – 280,000

This Is Where I Came In (2001) – 30,000 equivalent albums

This Is Where I Came In – 100,000

Orphan – 951,000 equivalent albums

Turn Around, Look At Me – 30,000
I Was A Lover, A Leader Of Men – 10,000
Spicks And Specks – 130,000
Tomorrow Tomorrow – 550,000
When The Swallows Fly – 10,000
In The Morning – 80,000
My World – 940,000
Wouldn’t I Be Someone – 120,000
Immortality – 1,300,000

The last bunch of singles includes two million sellers from 1997, 30 years after their debut, and two entire decades after Saturday Night Fever, Alone and Immortality.

Those late hits close the mark on 72,8 million singles sold by the UK / Australian band. Obviously, this doesn’t account for all sales of songs they wrote for other artists which would push this total into the 9 digits territory.

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MJD, is there any particular reason why disco acts like Bee Gees or ABBA has pretty strong streamings yet somebody who is known as the biggest Disco singer of that era like Donna Summer seems to have very weak streams. I always wonder.


Thank you MJD. I guess it make sense. Often times this Queen Of… makes you think they are bigger than people thought they are when it is not always the case.


PLEASE ,one more time ,again and again, the BEE GEES are NOT a disco group ,they are talented songwriters and performers , they wrote more than 1040 songs for them as a group and solo efforts ,their brother Andy Gibb and other artists ( Warwick ,Dion , Streisand , Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton ,Ross , and hundred of artists covering their songs from Presley to Al Green ,Bolton, ,Bubble ,etc… etc…) , their dance oriented period and style ( in fact rnb blue eyed soul ) was from 75 to 79 , the Fever soundtrack contains only 5 new… Read more »

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 »