CSPC: Johnny Hallyday Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format #12 – Live Albums pre-1990

If you think that you have seen it all, you are wrong. Johnny has always been regarded as an immense live singer with his powerful voice and his impressive charisma. This reputation led him to tour in front of millions of people, but also to sell an absurd amount of live albums.

Almost every successful album was accompanied by a live set a few months later. Most of them sold nearly as much as the related studio album. The 13 live albums listed on this table add for 4,3 million sales and that’s only the start….

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Nathan Abramson

I counted 10 million less. Are you counting EP’s as singles?

orange

Hi MJD!
I’ve read that Mon pays c’est l’amour has already sold 890,000 (!!!) copies in France in the weeks since its release. Of course, given the circumstances and Johnny Hallyday’s stature that doesn’t actually feel too surprising, but comprehensively speaking, how do you see it performing in the long-run compared to the rest of his discography? Also, do you have a ballpark figure of how much his CSPC results may have increased in the year since his passing?

orange

Thank you! I wasn’t aware of all the TV promotion, that does sound a bit ridiculous haha.
If he sold that much in 2 weeks, he must have totally crushed his own record of highest first-week sales in France, which is fantastic but it seems like it would be impossible for that to happen if he were still alive.

Grendizer

I’ve just gone through it, too quickly, but I’m going to look at it more carefully. That’s already the best level of Johnny sales research I’ve ever seen. This is a titanic job and must be difficult, as there is so much missing data. I am fairly familiar with Johnny’s career and have read quite a few books, some of which contain first-hand accounts. His artistic directors, record company heads. Everyone agrees that some times were more difficult. 66/67,74/75,81/84. Concerts were not always full and the hits were rarer. Outside, from what I’ve seen, it’s not always reflected in your… Read more »

Rell

France Gall has died. I believe she’s among those who had the most successful french songs abroad in the 60’s, isn’t she ?

PHILIPPE

Je vous suis très reconnaissant pour la qualité de votre travail. Fan de Johnny depuis toujours, je savais qu’il cumulait des chiffres de ventes impressionnants. Pouvoir précisément connaître les chiffres de tous ses opus est incroyable……… Grâce à vous, certains peuvent mesurer l’impact de cette immense star qui restera gravé à jamais dans notre cœur…..

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