CSPC: Oasis Popularity Analysis

Beady Eye @ Planeta Terra 2011

Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Heathen Chemistry (2002) – 279,000 equivalent albums

The Hindu Times – 330,000
Stop Crying Your Heart Out – 270,000
Songbird – 140,000
Little By Little – 190,000

Don’t Believe the Truth (2005) – 117,000 equivalent albums

Lyla – 190,000
The Importance Of Being Idle – 120,000
Let There Be Love – 80,000

Dig Out Your Soul (2008) – 30,000 equivalent albums

The Shock Of The Lightning – 60,000
I’m Outta Time – 20,000
Falling Down – 20,000

Orphan – 324,000 equivalent albums

Whatever – 1,040,000
Remaining Singles – 40,000

Considering the highly negative reception of Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, singles from Heathen Chemistry have been solid hits, although mostly in the UK. Due to the collapse of the physical singles’ market subsequent singles sold less and less. In fact, in spite of its 120,000 sales only, The Importance Of Being Idle was the first hit from the band to spend 5 weeks inside the Top 20 UK chart since 1997.

Among the orphan songs, Whatever, which was used as a bridge between Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory, is a million seller.

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Hello, Oasis’ total CSPC and streams are down by 3 million. Why is that?


Thanks! Appreciate your speed and professionalism.


Hello, I might misunderstand this, but the daily increase (LD) of Definitely Maybe is lower than the Spotify increase. Isn’t that physically impossible?


Hello, could you explain why the total Spotify numbers of definitely maybe is higher than the total auto update? That should also include video streams, so I expected the total auto update to be higher. Thanks in advance!


Hi there! In your receipt database I found an item about Dig Out Your Soul for a shipment of 70k in Italy by YE 2008 (12 weeks after its release). In this article it’s only at 65k. Did the album stay on the shelves that much?


Hi Chartmasters!
Do you think Morning Glory has already overtaken 21 as the best selling studio album of all time in the UK? The difference was about 110k in 2017 and MG is placed higher on the UK albums chart almost every week since then, I’m not sure how much pure sales that means, though.


Hi again! I’m sure you have other things on your mind and this probably isn’t the major issue in the music bizz these days, but it is a relevant thing to know if it’s a close race. I would say it’s actually fun too. Morning Glory has sold somewhere in the range of 40-60k in vinyls since dec 17 and probably some cd’s as well. Now I don’t know Adele’s sales, but MG probably hasn’t caught up with 21. Might it happen soon? A vinyl re-issue is set for october, so that might help. If the new Adele album is… Read more »

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