CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 6 – All-Time Fever

Clearly, the Saturday Night Fever trademark is powerful. Upon release, hits like Tragedy or Too Much Heaven were just as big as How Deep Is Your Love or Night Fever, all of which sold 5 million physical singles give or take half a million units. By now, while Spirits singles have OK-ish numbers on streams with the four of them over 1 million plays and a combined 24 million, they come nowhere near to the cult Soundtrack songs.

In fact, Stayin’ Alive has a gigantic 113 million streams while the remaining 3 big hits total for 111 million.

Saturday Night Fever gets rewarded from such a strength with 259,000 equivalent album sales  – 235,000 of which from the Bee Gees songs – while Spirits Having Flown is on 26,000 units.

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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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