CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

Jackson 5

Physical Singles Sales – Part 2

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Lookin’ Through the Windows (1972) – 351,000 equivalent albums

Lookin’ Through the Windows – 490,000
Doctor My Eyes – 140,000
Little Bitty Pretty One – 540,000

Skywriter (1973) – 231,000 equivalent albums

Skywriter –  70,000
Hallelujah Day – 350,000
Corner of the Sky – 330,000
Remaining Singles – 20,000

G.I.T.: Get It Together (1973) – 696,000 equivalent albums

Get It Together – 410,000
Dancing Machine – 1,910,000

Dancing Machine (1974) – 234,000 equivalent albums

I Am Love – 550,000
Whatever You Got, I Want – 220,000
Remaining Singles – 10,000

Moving Violation (1975) – 42,000 equivalent albums

Forever Came Today – 140,000

Orphan – 342,000 equivalent albums

Sugar Daddy – 1,090,000
Remaining Singles – 50,000

The years between 1972-1975 are clearly regarded as difficult ones for the Jackson brothers. Even during their darkest hour they still sold decent numbers with their singles as most albums had at least one hit selling around half a million units.

The highlight of this period is the robot-dance classic hit Dancing Machine. One more Billboard #2 and Cashbox #1 hit, the song quickly catapulted to over 1 million sales in the US. Although it sold very poorly elsewhere, its 1,75 million US sales grant it a great worldwide total.

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Just curious, did you add the total of video sales from MJ solo and Jackson 5? Hope those weren’t counted 2wice.


In the case of Queen, their Greatest Hits 1 & 2 alone are well above 50 mill.
I think there are only 3 more artists with the shot of being above 200m: Queen, Elton and Elvis. The latter has a chance of breaking 300m, though i doubt it.

Marlon Serpa

I can’t wait to see Michael’s article. OMG


Are you combining Michael Jackson’s total with these like you did for Beyonce with DC?


When will we ever get a Michael Jackson CSPC. 🙁

Marcus André

Only a few albums were not certified Gold/Platinum, that’s great! 60s and 70s albums didn’t sold a lot of copies by then, with some few exceptions.


Not a huge showing………..but the boost to MJ’s solo material is going to be significant

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