CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales – Part 5
Size Isn’t Everything (1993) – 15,000 equivalent albums

For Whom the Bell Tolls – 50,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

Still Waters (1997) – 45,000 equivalent albums

Alone – 150,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

This Is Where I Came In (2001) – 15,000 equivalent albums

This Is Where I Came In – 50,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

Orphan – 225,000 equivalent albums

Immortality – 400,000
Remaining tracks – 1,100,000

Nothing much to talk about with these late career songs which have low results in the digital field.

Career-wise, that’s less than 17 million download singles sold, including nearly half from their Saturday Night Fever hits alone! A situation kind of embarrassing considering they issued 22 albums, while they had only 4 new songs on that Soundtrack!

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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.

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 »