CSPC: Elvis Presley Popularity Analysis


Digital Singles Sales – Part 8

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

Orphan – 3,513,000 equivalent albums

That’s All Right – 250,000
Mystery Train – 150,000
I Was The One – 150,000
All Shook Up – 910,000
Are You Lonesome Tonight? – 780,000
Hound Dog – 1,320,000
Suspicious Minds – 2,290,000
Heartbreak Hotel – 1,000,000
Jailhouse Rock – 1,820,000
Love Me Tender – 1,060,000
One Night – 230,000
Memories – 150,000
If I Can Dream – 290,000
Burning Love – 1,300,000
Don’t Be Cruel – 620,000
It’s Now Or Never – 860,000
Stuck On You – 500,000
Surrender – 190,000
(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame – 220,000
Little Sister – 190,000
Good Luck Charm – 210,000
She’s Not You – 190,000
Treat Me Nice – 100,000
A Little Less Conversation – 2,180,000
The Wonder Of You – 450,000
Follow That Dream – 110,000
An American Trilogy – 290,000
Always On My Mind – 630,000
A Big Hunk Of Love – 230,000
(Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I – 190,000
You’re The Devil In Disguise – 550,000
You Gave Me A Mountain – 270,000
My Way – 300,000
Too Much – 300,000
Don’t – 230,000
Viva Las Vegas – 420,000
Kentucky Rain – 290,000
Remaining tracks – 2,200,000

Many songs from this list remain popular. Suspicious Minds and A Little Less Conversation both crack 2 million downloads which is a great accomplishment for catalog tunes. There is more since 5 additional tracks top 1 million and 7 others are over half a million. Ironically, both 5-million selling singles in physical formats, Hound Dog and It’s Now or Never, belong to this latter category. The total of downloads and ringtones is increased to a very solid 37,5 million thanks to all these successful songs.

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Colin Bratkovich

CHARTMASTER’s No.82 notes FOR LP FANS ONLY at 430,00 worldwide. Considering the contents of this LP contained ALL re-issued material (on single or EP release ) this initial sales figure seems right .Lower US charted figures in 1959 also back this up. It is surprising however, that after this LP was also converted into re-processed stereo in 1963,as well as mono, it still failed to make it to RCA’s MILLION DOLLAR status, even in RCA’s 1971 catalog. Someone at RCA just had to be asleep! Or if not, considering 8 track & cassettes sold ,just had to ADD sales well… Read more »

Colin Bratkovich

FLAMING STAR /CHARTMASTER’S no.77 / This (noted) post 1977 RIAA awarded LP is noted at 2,150,000 totaled by CHARTMASTERS. This has got to be too LOW, as it is based upon combined Camden-Pickwick figures, most of it from post 1977 successful marketing efforts, along with other ‘low priced’ budget product./As this LP was ALREADY noted as a MILLION DOLLAR LP seller by RCA (not RIAA) in it’s 1971 catalog. Yet these sales had to include a Billboard chart placing at 96.While this figure is considered low, the (then) rules made this LP have to sell more than the usual LP,… Read more »

Colin Bratkovich

CHARTMASTERS could look into (especially) the 1977 re-issued Presley LP sales of HAREM SCARUM no.23,SPINOUT no.26,DOUBLE TROUBLE no.28 & CLAMBAKE no.29.With these sales, each of these (deleted in 1971) US LPs, ADD to over 500,000 each, as WORLD entities./

Colin Bratkovich

Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966/Elvis Presley/CHARTMASTERS no 25./The 1971 RCA catalog notes this LP as a WORLDWIDE MILLION $ SELLER. This updates CHARTMASTERS WORLDWIDE figure of 430,000 before 1977.

Colin Bratkovich

It Happened At The World’s Fair-Elvis Presley.1963./CHARTMASTERS no.17.The CHARTMASTERS WORLD figure at 600,000.This LP DID reach top 10 chart status in 1963.It is NOT noted as a WORLDWIDE MILLION SELLER on the back of the Elvis For Everyone LP in 1965.It was put on stereo 8 ,as an 8 track (P8S-1140) in 1966.By 1971,it was DROPPED as a re-issued catalog item. Later in 1977,following Presley’s death, the LP was AGAIN released as (APL1-2568) in the (US)),featuring the original MONO cover, in STEREO form. Like all Elvis product release in 1977,however brief, this LP, as well on 8 track & cassette… Read more »

Colin Bratkovich

ELVIS IS BACK LP.CHARTMASTERS no.10 /CHARTMASTERS (US) at 675,000,has got to be low? As a WORLD total at 1,160,000,it seems that this LP has better stats to match? As Elvis’s first official ‘Living Stereo’ release (released in mono & stereo ,with mono sales selling more) in 1960-61.An another RCA mistake , it could have been a RIAA award in 1961,with RCA not getting around to it until 1999..This LP got to no.2 on BILLBOARD,& lasted on (LP) chart for 56 weeks. In March,2011,it actually charted as a re-issue in BILLBOARD, which then proclaimed it at 199,with an added week-a total… Read more »

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