CSPC: Macklemore (& Ryan Lewis) Popularity Analysis

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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 2012 – Thrift Shop [The Heist] – 3,320,000
2 2011 – Can’t Hold Us [The Heist] – 3,220,000
3 2012 – Same Love [The Heist] – 1,190,000
4 2015 – Downtown [This Unruly Mess I’ve Made] – 740,000
5 2012 – White Walls [The Heist] – 700,000

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

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IMO, you should return the artists table to the last page. It’s just not comfortable when it’s in a separate article.


Thanks a lot for doing Macklemore! Didn’t see that coming.

I knew that The Heist would have a good total due to its very strong streams but I didn’t expect it to be close to 10 million.

It’s good that Gemini doesn’t seem to continue the decline and even reverse the trend after the flop of This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.