CSPC: Titanic Popularity Analysis

titanic

You’rree heere, there’s nooothing I feaarr
And I knoooow that my heart will.. go oonnn
We’llll staay foreeeever this way
With these lyrics in our mind and the song will go on and on

It has now been 20 years since the release of the earthquake titled Titanic. The movie, its actors, the VHS, the DVD, the Soundtrack, its theme song, everything about it was utterly massive. During 4 months the entire World kept watching a ship sinking.

James Horner was naturally elected to compose the Soundtrack of this juggernaut project. The American conductor passed away in a plane crash 3 years ago this week. Before the sad event, he rose to fame thanks to his works on Star Trek, Aliens, Braveheart and Apollo 13 among others.

At first, the composition of the Titanic Soundtrack was given to Enya, who refused it. The Irish theme of the album made her an obvious first choice. Music tainted with Irish and Celts sounds was also incredibly popular at the time thanks to diverse acts like the aforementioned Enya but also the Corrs, ERA, the Cranberries and the huge Riverdance show. Horner perfectly translated these influences into the soundtrack. He was assisted by Norwegian legend Sissel who contributes with background vocals all along the record. Horner also added lyrics to one song and recorded it with the biggest global singer of the time: Céline Dion. The rest is history.

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge its results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for Titanic‘s soundtrack, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming. In fact, it will also determine its true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

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Nathan

I wonder what james horners total would be?
I believe you mentioned that Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf was the last artist with a “30 million seller”, but what about “Boston” (self titled album?)

RLAAMJR.

Omg! so it’s pretty much arguable that if all sales of titanic is credited to Celine, Celine is the best-selling female artist of all time. Buwahahaha.

But I’ll stick to what MJD believes in. Still adding 29 million EAS to Celine’s chart analysis is a HUGE update. Ahahahaha.

Im just so happy right now.

Thanks MJD and the rest of the chartmasters staff. You are all awesome.

Cant believe you were all keeping the 29million EAS of MHWGO a secret until the Titanic Chart Analysis is posted.

It sure is a great day to be a Celine Dion fan!

RLAAMJR.

Hi MJD,

Will the 29 million EAS of MHWGO sales related to Titanic be added to the total EAS of Celine Dion’s total EAS on its next update? I hope it would. 🙂

SkkyWill

My Heart Will Go On sold over 1.6 million in UK, 1.3 in France, 2 in Germany, 0.7 in US, 0.3 in Japan, 0.15 in Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, it’s already 6.35 million.

SkkyWill

?! You credied MHWGO 8,100,000 physical sales in Celine’s article almost two years ago, and now 1.3 million disappeared?!

Stephon Jackson

Titanic the movie is what really pushed the soundtrack sales.

RLAAMJR.

I’m so happy right now. My Heart Will Go On pushed both Titanic soundtrack album and Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love album to sell more than 25 million albums each but it’s not getting the credit. But seeing the single is combined cos it’s same song and same singer, I’M already satisfied. My Heart Will Go On is the biggest song of all time with 62,750,000 EAS!

François

Why did MHWGO lose 1,190,000 physical sales in this new update? According to the Céline analyses from 2016 made by yall, mhwgo had 8,100,000 physical copies, not 6,910,000…. Can I get an answer?

pat200

My heart will go on lost over a million in physical sales?

Cameron Tracy

Great article, but Will Jennifer Lopez’s article be posted later today? Im excited for hers 😃😃

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