Sales per singles
It’s Now Or Never emerges at the top with 5,42 million units sold. The fanciful claims surrounding it almost make this number look disappointing, it isn’t. To give some perspective to this number, acts like Michael Jackson, Madonna, ABBA and the Rolling Stones never sold that much with a unique physical single. The song sold close to 2 million units in the US, over 1,2 million in the UK, half a million in Germany and then around 100,000 units in every relevant market from that time.
Maybe even more impressive is the volume of ground breaking smashes Presley amassed through the years. His complete Top 10 cracks 3 million. Sales of 1,5 million would be a career-high for most acts but that’s not enough to feature inside the personal Top 30 of the King. He can fill half a dozen 12-tracks playlists with half a million sellers.
Singles at the lower end of this list are local releases that only came out in minor singles markets. Please note that an estimated 300,000 units can be added for various additional releases of this nature.