CSPC: Elton John Popularity Analysis

Elton John

Physical Singles Sales – Part 3

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

Rock of the Westies (1975) – 675,000 equivalent albums

Island Girl – 1,820,000
Grow Some Funk of Your Own – 430,000

Blue Moves (1976) – 780,000 equivalent albums

Crazy Water – 80,000
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – 1,390,000
Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!) – 310,000
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (with Blue) – 820,000

A Single Man (1978) – 582,000 equivalent albums

Return to Paradise – 50,000
Part-Time Love – 690,000
Song for Guy – 880,000
Ego – 320,000

Victim of Love (1979) – 102,000 equivalent albums

Johnny B. Goode – 50,000
Victim of Love – 290,000

With Island GirlSorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word and Song for Guy, John continued to register big hits from every album, although from that point on his success wasn’t as consistent as previously in the US. Nothing could be saved from the era of Victim of Love though.

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