CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis

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

1 1998 CherBelieve [Believe] – 14,850,000
2 1989 CherIf I Could Turn Back Time [Heart of Stone] – 7,950,000
3 1965 Sonny & CherI Got You Babe [Look at Us] – 6,960,000
4 1991 CherThe Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) [Love Hurts] – 4,730,000
5 1971 CherGypsys, Tramps & Thieves [Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves] – 3,390,000
6 1998 CherStrong Enough [Believe] – 3,010,000
7 1989 CherJust Like Jesse James [Heart of Stone] – 2,140,000
8 1987 CherI Found Someone [Cher] – 2,090,000
9 1989 CherAfter All [Heart of Stone] – 1,420,000
9 1974 CherDark Lady [Dark Lady] – 1,420,000
11 1973 CherHalf-Breed [Half-Breed] – 1,360,000
12 1966 CherBang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) [The Sonny Side of Chér] – 1,280,000
13 1995 CherWalking in Memphis [It’s a Man’s World] – 1,060,000
14 1972 Sonny & CherAll I Ever Need Is You [All I Ever Need Is You] – 1,010,000
14 1967 Sonny & CherThe Beat Goes On [In Case You’re in Love] – 1,010,000

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When you update this one would be good you include the album Black Rose (1980), Cher’s rock and roll band.


Hi, can you please update Cher’s total as her streaming numbers have grown a lot in the last few years. She released an album in 2018 which has 90 million streams on Spotify, also the video for ‘Believe’ has just crossed 100 million views since it was uploaded on her YouTube channel in late 2018. Thanks!


Hi again! Thanks for the reply MJD, much appreciated. And thanks for that link, I guess it’s somewhat of an update. I was thinking of if it’s possible to see how the accumulated streams affect their parent album.

Also, the article mentions 12 million downloads while the link you posted states 9 million, so can you please clarify what’s the correct estimated figure?

Thanks again.


Please update Cher’s figures!! I think it has change a lot since the last update

Last edited 2 years ago by cher.universe
Johnny be Good

I was a bit surprised by the low streaming results of “Bang Bang”, given how iconic the song is, but then I realised what happened. Cher’s original version has only 3.5 mln stream on Spotify , but Nancy Sinatra’s version of the song has 73 mln streams on the same platform, so “Bang Bang” is a typical case of a song that has been obscured by a cover version who became much more popular than the original version in the long run.

Alien Reprisal

You should update this. Cher has released a new album in 2019 that was number one worldwide for at least 3 days. Dancing Queen sold considerably well considering her age.

Alien Reprisal

Also, Cher had put out a few other songs under a different name. Bonnie Jo Mason and Sonny and Cher also once were named Caesar and Cleo. I don’t know much about their data, but its something to look into. Do you also have her collaboration with Neneh Cherry and that singer from the Judds Love Can Build a Bridge?


Believe was 3xP in Turkey, which equals to 300k sales. Based on your Germany:Turkey=25:1 ratio, it was estimated only 50k, so I think you should adjusted the special formulas for Cher.


But the pan europe sales you were using the normal formulas