CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis
Physical Singles Sales – Part 4
Mr. Natural (1974) – 93,000 equivalent albums
Charade – 120,000
Mr. Natural – 190,000
Main Course (1975) – 1,305,000 equivalent albums
Jive Talkin’ – 1,910,000
Nights on Broadway – 1,140,000
Fanny (Be Tender with My Love) – 730,000
Edge of the Universe – 570,000
Children of the World (1976) – 1,557,000 equivalent albums
You Should Be Dancing – 2,380,000
Love So Right – 2,160,000
Boogie Child – 640,000
Children of the World – 10,000
The Disco turn taken by the Bee Gees from 1974 paid off big time in singles sales. During this period, their flagship Jive Talkin’ sold close to 2 million copies while hitting the top spot in the US. More than selling well on its own, it paved the way to subsequent singles.
Everything they released, including non-European singles, started to move past half a million units. Both LPs Main Course and Children of the World fully enjoyed those hits with big equivalent album sales.
In total, the band crossed the 30 million mark in physical singles sales in during that era, completely breaking the idea of the Bee Gees becoming big thanks only to Saturday Night Fever.