CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

King of POP

Digital Singles Sales – Part 2

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

Lookin’ Through the Windows (1972) – 14,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 90,000

Skywriter (1973) – 5,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 30,000

G.I.T.: Get It Together (1973) – 71,000 equivalent albums

Dancing Machine – 440,000
Remaining tracks – 30,000

Dancing Machine (1974) – 6,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 40,000

Moving Violation (1975) – 8,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 50,000

Orphan – 75,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 500,000

If each of the first five albums had at least one song over 400,000 downloads, only one from the next five managed that same feat. That’s Get It Together which contained the original version of Dancing Machine. The remaining Top 20 Hot 100 hits from those years like Lookin’ Through the Windows, Corner of the Sky and I Am Love are now completely forgotten.

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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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