CSPC: Pink Floyd Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – More (1969)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Ummagumma (1969)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Atom Heart Mother (1970)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – Meddle (1971)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – Obscured by Clouds (1972)
Page 11: Original Album Sales – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Page 12: Original Album Sales – Wish You Were Here (1975)
Page 13: Original Album Sales – Animals (1977)
Page 14: Original Album Sales – The Wall (1979)
Page 15: Original Album Sales – The Final Cut (1983)
Page 16: Original Album Sales – A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
Page 17: Original Album Sales – The Division Bell (1994)
Page 18: Original Album Sales – The Endless River (2014)
Page 19: Original Album Sales – Comments
Page 20: Controversies – Part 1 – Dark Side of the Moon – UK
Page 21: Controversies – Part 2 – Dark Side of the Moon – Italy
Page 22: Sales Timeline – Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall
Page 23: Physical Singles Sales – Part 1
Page 24: Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Page 25: Physical Singles Sales – Part 3
Page 26: Digital Singles Sales – Part 1
Page 27: Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
Page 28: Digital Singles Sales – Part 3
Page 29: Digital Singles Sales – Part 4
Page 30: Digital Singles Sales – Part 5
Page 31: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 32: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 33: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 34: Streaming Sales – Part 4
Page 35: Streaming Sales – Part 5
Page 36: Streaming Sales – Part 6
Page 37: Streaming Sales – Part 7
Page 38: Remaining Long Format – Early Compilations
Page 39: Remaining Long Format – Recent Compilations
Page 40: Remaining Long Format – Live Albums
Page 41: Remaining Long Format – Box Sets
Page 42: Remaining Long Format – Music Videos
Page 43: Remaining Long Format – Summary
Page 44: BONUS – Comp. Sales- A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (1981)
Page 45: BONUS – Comp. Sales – Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
Page 46: BONUS – Comp. Sales – Pulse (1995)
Page 47: BONUS – Comp. Sales – Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2001)
Page 48: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 49: CSPC Results
Page 50: Biggest Tracks

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Smiley

Just out of interest, after Queen, Michael Jackson and The Beatles, are Pink Floyd the biggest selling album artist (all types) in Europe?

Analord

Yes, just above Madonna, who obviously sold much more singles.

Clockingbell

I wonder how much Abba and U2 are separated from this top 5

Analord

ABBA would be #6 with around 70m albums sold (Pink Floyd sold 82m), U2 sold maybe 67m, less than the Stones.

Dan

According to Chartmasters – sales in Europe:

Queen – 97,259,000
MJ – 90,730,000
The Beatles – 86,230,000
Pink Floyd – 80,780,000
Madonna – 79,330,000
Rolling Stones – ~70m
Elvis – 58,445,000
Elton John – 53,790,000
U2 – unclear (not in the analysis)
Rod Stewart – 52,348,500
AC/DC – 50,810,000

Clockingbell

I think you missed some artists, like Phil Collins (61 m), or 2016 researched Abba and Celine Dion, whose exact Europe totals I can’t discover here, as well as those of the Rolling Stones

Analord

Céline Dion sold over 60m albums in Europe, the Stones around 69m. Dan’s list is missing a bunch of acts indeed (Dire Straits, Johnny Hallyday…etc.) and I’ve no idea why he put U2 beneath Elton John…

Clockingbell

Thanks! Missed Johnny Halliday myself…

Martin

Robbie Williams low 50ms also.

Smiley

Has the album ‘Wish You Were Here’ lost about a million or so EAS recently?

Matrix

Pink Floyd are the one of two artists to have two 50+ million albums each. The another one is Michael Jackson.