CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Part 3
Erotica (1992) – 801,000 equivalent albums

Erotica – 940,000
Deeper And Deeper – 540,000
Bad Girl – 420,000
Fever – 120,000
Rain – 620,000
Bye Bye Baby – 30,000

Bedtime Stories (1994) – 804,000 equivalent albums

Secret – 970,000
Take A Bow – 1,020,000
Bedtime Story – 260,000
Human Nature – 430,000

Evita (1996) – 717,000 equivalent albums

You Must Love Me – 770,000
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – 1,540,000
Another Suitcase In Another Hall – 80,000

By the 90s, Madonna wasn’t able anymore to score Top 5 hits with every single she dropped. She was regularly getting sizable hits still even if they were often different songs in distinct countries – from those albums the top selling single in the US is Take A Bow, in the UK it’s You Will See, in continental Europe it’s Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, in Japan Human Nature while in Australia it’s Erotica. Also, her global impact helped greatly less popular songs to sell decent numbers.

Those reasons gave her routinely 2,5 million singles sales from each era. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina is the biggest seller of that period with over 1,5 million sales, mostly thanks to Germany and France which provided it more than half of its total sales.

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Your numbers for sales before 2010 are so incomplete! I can’t believe you’re spreading false information this way! Some of Madonna physical singles even sold twice what you wrote they did! You should really contact her Record Labels to get the real info but not sure they have it available to get it to you (if they are lazy to even re-certify albums that sold multiple platinums more in some countries (for over 3 decades) I wouldn’t be that helpfull. Some of your single sales for Madonna are just US + UK and a little more sales (when those singles… Read more »


Why don’t you post your sources for these sales? If you have the “correct” information, then provide the sources to back it up.


Imo LIB was the most commercially successful Madonna single. Although it was released as the 5th single of the album, it managed to outsell all previously released with the exception of PDP which was released before the album release, which obviously boosted sales. Had it been the other way around, I believe the numbers would be like more than 5m for LIB and about 2 m for PDP. And if one takes into consideration that LIB, a summer anthem, as the 2nd single would be released in the beginning of summer 1986 and not in February, or the fact that… Read more »


She’s a spent force , get over it. Most successful single of all time ? Your having a laugh l😂 😂😂😂😂😂😂


He said La Isla Bonita is Madonna’s most successful single, Not all time best.


Maybe that’s what he meant but the last paragraph does state “the most commercially successful single of all time”, not her most successful.

Last edited 1 month ago by Martin

After reading Madonna’s popularity analisys, the first thought I have is what if Youtube and Spotify would be exist since 1985, and the instant reply is that she would be still the biggest female artist of all times, easily in the top 3. Beside, she is the most pirated artist in all times (leaked albums, black market, piracy), countless unofficial channels in Youtube with her videos, shows, performances with dismissed views, etc.


Are you guys including the new versions of Frozen’s remixes in the Ray Of Light EAS? The song became viral on tik tok and she took advantage and realeased A LOT of versions. YOUTUBE: Madonna Vs Sickick – Frozen (feat. 070 Shake) 1,4 Milion Madonna Vs Sickick – Frozen (Firebou DML Remix) 7 milion Madonna – Frozen (Sickick Remix) | Circles Bob – Frozen (TikTok Remix) 11 milioon Madonna Vs. Sickick – Frozen (Sickick Remix) 8,3 milion Madonna Vs. Sickick – Frozen Remix – 2,7 milion = 30,4 milion on youtube One version of these on Spotify has more than… Read more »

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