CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

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BIGGEST TRACKS – Madonna

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. 1989 – Like A Prayer [Like A Prayer] – 18,550,000
2. 1984 – Like A Virgin [Like A Virgin] – 15,210,000
3. 1986 – La Isla Bonita [True Blue] – 14,160,000
4. 1984 – Material Girl [Like A Virgin] – 12,550,000
5. 1990 – Vogue [I’m Breathless] – 11,790,000
6. 1983 – Holiday [Madonna] – 9,310,000
7. 1984 – Into The Groove [Like A Virgin] – 8,860,000
8. 1986 – Papa Don’t Preach [True Blue] – 8,460,000
9. 1998 – Frozen [Ray Of Light] – 8,340,000
10. 2005 – Hung Up [Confessions On A Dance Floor] – 7,470,000
11. 2000 – Music [Music] – 6,470,000
12. 1986 – Live To Tell [True Blue] – 6,440,000
13. 1998 – Ray Of Light [Ray Of Light] – 5,720,000
14. 1994 – Take A Bow [Bedtime Stories] – 5,420,000
15. 1985 – Crazy for You [Orphan] – 4,660,000
16. 1987 – Who’s That Girl [Who’s That Girl] – 4,620,000
17. 1986 – Open Your Heart [True Blue] – 4,440,000
18. 1983 – Borderline [Madonna] – 3,670,000
19. 2008 – 4 Minutes [Hard Candy] – 3,570,000
20. 1989 – Express Yourself [Like A Prayer] – 3,450,000
21. 1983 – Lucky Star [Madonna] – 3,010,000
22. 1992 – Erotica [Erotica] – 2,960,000
23. 2000 – Don’t Tell Me [Music] – 2,930,000
24. 1998 – The Power of Good-Bye [Ray Of Light] – 2,920,000
25. 1996 – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina [Evita] – 2,740,000
26. 1994 – Secret [Bedtime Stories] – 2,690,000
27. 1992 – Rain [Erotica] – 2,530,000
28. 1986 – True Blue [True Blue] – 2,400,000
29. 2000 – American Pie [Music] – 2,310,000
30. 2002 – Die Another Day [American Life] – 1,880,000
31. 1994 – Human Nature [Bedtime Stories] – 1,790,000
32. 1989 – Cherish [Like A Prayer] – 1,710,000
33. 2005 – Sorry [Confessions On A Dance Floor] – 1,610,000
34. 1984 – Dress You Up [Like A Virgin] – 1,380,000
35. 1987 – Causing A Commotion [Who’s That Girl] – 1,260,000
36. 1990 – Justify My Love [Orphan] – 1,240,000
37. 1992 – Deeper And Deeper [Erotica] – 1,230,000
38. 1982 – Everybody [Madonna] – 1,110,000
39. 1998 – Nothing Really Matters [Ray Of Light] – 1,060,000
40. 2000 – What It Feels Like For A Girl [Music] – 960,000

If you feel inspired by this list, we just created this CSPC Madonna playlist on Spotify!

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Rene

Hace cuanto no se actualiza todo

Marcelo

Mdna no sell more than hard candy in brasil.
Certificade coul be double because 2cd deluxe

Same rebel heart
Edition 1cd 31k
Edition 2cd 10k (x2: 20k)

Madame x
Universal refused release in cd, after complaint. Was release one mounth latrer, one edition 2cd with 3k copies. The price was 3x higher than the any other cd

Marcelo

Sales in brazil at 1993
Source magazine veja

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Marcelo

Hi
In brazil
Like a virgin and like a prayer sell more than 800k and true blue sell more than 900k at 1993.
Souce newspaper Jornal do Brasil.
But magazine veja brings other nunber, i send to messenger too.
I send this photo in your messenger.

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Nunno

“Into The Groove” was released in Canada in 2 formats: Cass-single and 12″. Sold 100k copies there as RPM clearly states on their 1986-07-26 issue (at the time had 40k from “Into The Groove” cassette singles made it the best selling cassette single in Canada so far). You can read the original issue PDF scaning that also have other interesting info about other artists here: https://web.archive.org/web/20210124041521/https://worldradiohistory.com/CANADA/RPM/80s/1986/RPM-1986-07-26.pdf I’m sure it must be hard to find info about sales on most countries previous to the 00’s decade as most was only printed on weekly magazines or internal industry reports and still aren’t… Read more »

LestGetToIt

Hello MJD, I have been following your page for a couple of years now and I have always wondered what were your exact estimations of Madonna’s album sales in Asia, outside of Japan, like how much did each of her albums sell in Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong etc.

certificationaccess

At least known sales (obviously, she sold more): *In Singapore she sold in first 3 months, 60,000 units with Like a Prayer and 20,000 units with Erotica. *She went platinum in Thailand with Music *She outsell in certifications by IFPI Hong Kong all others international artists. *She went gold in Philippines with True Blue, thats about 20-25K units. *She sold about 30,000 units as of 1989 in India with Like a Prayer and True Blue. And went gold with MDNA in 2012. *She sold about 30,000 units i Malaysia with Like a Prayer or True Blue. *In South Korea, she… Read more »

certificationaccess

Do you guys have a link to the claim of her Italian sales of “the first album” (1983)?

Marcelo

Please. Madame x?
Upgrade for albuns with streaming

Last edited 6 months ago by Marcelo
Rene

Bueno acaba de salir que es la primera vendida del mundo

Rene

Creo que esta desactualizada la informació

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