CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

Denver_Motown The Musical_Reed L Shannon as Michael Jackson (center) with the Jackson 5 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (c) Joan Marcus, 2014

Digital Singles Sales – Part 1

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between albums and digital singles.

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969) – 620,000 equivalent albums

I Want You Back – 3,500,000
Who’s Lovin’ You – 600,000
Remaining tracks – 30,000

ABC (1970) – 474,000 equivalent albums

The Love You Save – 420,000
ABC – 2,680,000
Remaining tracks – 60,000

Third Album (1970) – 126,000 equivalent albums

I’ll Be There – 720,000
Remaining tracks – 120,000

Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970) – 150,000 equivalent albums

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – 430,000
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – 180,000
Remaining tracks – 390,000

Maybe Tomorrow (1971) – 80,000 equivalent albums

Never Can Say Goodbye – 480,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

Not all songs of the Jackson 5 are equally remembered. The Love You Save and I’ll Be There were both solid #1 hits but add for just 1,14 million downloads, an average result for songs that were so successful upon release.

Elsewhere, I Want You Back and ABC retained their popularity and more. Both songs combine for over 6 millions sales.

Those classic Motown hits aren’t the only songs which remain strong. Who’s Lovin’ You is likely more popular today than it has ever been. The former B-Side of I Want You Back has been extensively sang on X Factor-like TV shows giving it a second youth.

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Nathan

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

Dan

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

RyanS

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

Justin

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.

Nathan

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

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