CSPC: Barbra Streisand Popularity Analysis

Barbra Streisand

Physical Singles Sales – Part 1

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

The Barbra Streisand Album (1963) – 15,000 equivalent albums

Happy Days Are Here Again – 30,000
Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf – 20,000

The Second Barbra Streisand Album (1963) – 12,000 equivalent albums

My Coloring Book – 30,000
Love, Come Back to Me – 10,000

The Third Album (1964) – 3,000 equivalent albums

Barbra Streisand – 10,000

People (1964) – 375,000 equivalent albums

People – 1,250,000

My Name Is Barbra (1965) – 114,000 equivalent albums

Why Did I Choose You? – 180,000
My Man – 200,000

My Name Is Barbra, Two… (1965) – 222,000 equivalent albums

He Touched Me – 240,000
Second Hand Rose – 500,000

Color Me Barbra (1966) – 42,000 equivalent albums

The Minute Waltz – 10,000
Non C’est Rien – 10,000
Where Am I Going? – 120,000

Je m’appelle Barbra (1966) – 60,000 equivalent albums

Free Again – 200,000

Simply Streisand (1967) – ,000 equivalent albums

Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) – 120,000
Stout-Hearted Men – 30,000

A Christmas Album (1967) – 126,000 equivalent albums

Silent Night / Ave Maria – 240,000
My Favorite Things / The Christmas Song – 30,000
White Christmas / Jingle Bells – 140,000
The Lord’s Prayer / I Wonder As I Wander – 10,000

Funny Girl (Soundtrack) (1968) – 120,000 equivalent albums

My Man / Don’t Rain On My Parade – 50,000
Funny Girl – 350,000

What About Today? (1969) – 6,000 equivalent albums

Honey Pie – 10,000
Frank Mills / Punky’s Dilemma – 10,000

Hello, Dolly! (1969) – 18,000 equivalent albums

Before The Parade Passes By – 60,000

Ironically, during the golden age of singles Streisand sold mostly albums. Her only hit as a single was People from 1964, it sold over a million units. This was her only Top 30 hit in the US of the decade, it went as high as #5. At half a million sales comes Second Hand Rose, a hit in the UK and in the Netherlands. The remaining songs are all very moderate sellers.

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TapestryCK

HI MDJ, can you tell us how many physical singles did she sell in USA?
She only has 7.5 millilon units certified on RIAA.

Jorge

Hi MJD, why didn’t you count Funny Girl (1964) and Nuts as Barbra albums but you did countThe Main Event?

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