CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

  • ♫ah ah ah stayin alive! ♫

      The list of most successful songs is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each of them. It includes the song own physical singles sales with a 0,3 weighting, its download and streaming sales with appropriate weighting too plus its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

      1 1977 – Stayin’ Alive [Saturday Night Fever] – 31,660,000
      2 1977 – How Deep Is Your Love [Saturday Night Fever] – 15,600,000
      3 1977 – Night Fever [Saturday Night Fever] – 9,840,000
      4 1979 – Tragedy [Spirits Having Flown] – 8,850,000
      5 1976 – You Should Be Dancing [Children of the World] – 6,680,000
      6 1967 – To Love Somebody [Bee Gees’ 1st] – 6,450,000
      7 1977 – More Than a Woman [Saturday Night Fever] – 5,830,000
      8 1978 – Too Much Heaven [Spirits Having Flown] – 5,670,000
      9 1987 – You Win Again [E.S.P.] – 4,260,000
      10 1967 – Massachusetts [Horizontal] – 4,040,000
      11 1975 – Jive Talkin’ [Main Course] – 3,920,000
      12 1968 – I Started a Joke [Idea] – 3,770,000
      13 1971 – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart [Trafalgar] – 3,190,000
      14 1968 – Words [Horizontal] – 2,700,000
      15 1979 – Love You Inside Out [Spirits Having Flown] – 2,350,000
      16 1997 – Alone [Still Waters] – 2,110,000
      17 1968 – I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You [Idea] – 1,940,000
      18 1975 – Nights on Broadway [Main Course] – 1,900,000
      19 1991 – Secret Love [High Civilization] – 1,530,000
      20 1970 – Lonely Days [2 Years On] – 1,490,000

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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 »