CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis


Digital Singles Sales – Part 3
Main Course (1975) – 120,000 equivalent albums

Nights on Broadway – 200,000
Jive Talkin’ – 500,000
Remaining tracks – 100,000

Children of the World (1976) – 135,000 equivalent albums

You Should Be Dancing – 700,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

Saturday Night Fever (1977) – 1,335,000 equivalent albums

Stayin’ Alive – 4,000,000
How Deep Is Your Love – 1,900,000
Night Fever – 1,250,000
More Than a Woman – 950,000
Remaining tracks – 800,000

Spirits Having Flown (1979) – 210,000 equivalent albums

Tragedy – 600,000
Too Much Heaven – 500,000
Remaining tracks – 300,000

Living Eyes (1981) – 3,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 20,000

Unsurprisingly, Saturday Night Fever is home to the band’s biggest hits in download sales. The obvious leader is Stayin’ Alive at 4 million units sold. Hits from Spirits Having Flown fade in comparison, with only a combined total of 1,4 million units sold.

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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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