CSPC: Oasis Popularity Analysis

Oasis Feature 4: Legendary 1994 Interview

Digital Singles Sales – Part 1

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Definitely Maybe (1994) – 276,000 equivalent albums

Slide Away – 130,000
Live Forever – 540,000
Supersonic – 540,000
Cigarettes & Alcohol – 250,000
Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – 180,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) – 1,715,000 equivalent albums

Roll With It – 260,000
Wonderwall – 5,970,000
Don’t Look Back In Anger – 2,470,000
Some Might Say – 270,000
Morning Glory – 480,000
Champagne Supernova – 1,540,000
She’s Electric – 240,000
Remaining tracks – 200,000

Be Here Now (1997) – 188,000 equivalent albums

D’You Know What I Mean? – 230,000
Stand By Me – 610,000
Don’t Go Away – 280,000
All Around The World – 80,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000) – 60,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 400,000

Digital sales from Definitely Maybe‘s tracks appear to be somewhat average. Although tt contains two half a million sellers with Supersonic and Live Forever. The big numbers are once again to be seen inside the results of Morning Glory.

Their signature song is Wonderwall. At nearly 6 million this song is a phenomenal catalog seller. Half of these sales are made up of US downloads which proves the track remains a hot favorite there. Don’t Look Back in Anger would be the flagship of many bands with its 2,5 million sales. Surprisingly, this song is their most popular tune in most Asian countries, Japan included. It was Platinum there for 250,000 units sold this year and did even better in South Korea.

A radio smash back in the day in spite of never being released as a proper single, the popularity of Champagne Supernova remains strong. This track has now sold 1,5 million downloads and ringtones. As many as 7 more songs from Morning Glory have relevant sales, it builds a total of 11,4 million sales from this era in digital format.

Songs from Be Here Now are nowhere near as popular nowadays, although they top 1 million combined. The era Standing on the Shoulder of Giants is mostly forgotten.

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Clockingbell

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

Clockingbell

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!

Clockingbell

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?

Freek

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.

Freek

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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