CSPC: Elvis Presley Popularity Analysis

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Physical Singles Sales – Part 4

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

Elvis For Everyone (1965) – 0 equivalent album

No physical single released.

Harum Scarum (1965) – 0 equivalent album

No physical single released.

Frankie and Johnny (1966) – 225,000 equivalent albums

Frankie and Johnny – 750,000

Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) – 0 equivalent album

No physical single released.

Spinout (1966) – 129,000 equivalent albums

Spinout – 430,000

How Great Thou Art (1967) – 756,000 equivalent albums

How Great Thou Art – 150,000
Crying in the Chapel – 2,370,000

Success was no more a guarantee for new Presley singles by 1965. The British invasion changed the music industry forever in 1964 and now the US legend was missing the Top 10 more often than not. Thus, several of his albums had no physical single to support them in order to not reduce their own sales. He was still pulling some huge hits from time to time though. One of them was Crying in the Chapel. First released as a stand alone single in 1965, that #3 song in the US sold over 2,3 million units. It was then added to the track list of the gospel classic How Great Thou Art.

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