CSPC: Johnny Hallyday Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Orphan songs

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

Orphan – 2,258,000 equivalent albums

Da Dou Ron Ron – 320,000 [EP] Tutti Frutti – 60,000 [EP] L’Idole des Jeunes – 640,000 [EP] – 10,000 [Célébrations/EP] La Bagarre – 160,000 [EP] A New Orleans – 60,000 [EP] 24000 baisers – 100,000 [EP] Johnny Lui Dit Adieu – 200,000 [EP] Les Chevaliers du ciel – 150,000 [EP] – 10,000 [SP] San Francisco – 310,000 [EP] – 10,000 [SP] L’Or De Mackenna – 20,000 [SP] Que Je T’Aime – 10,000 [EP] – 1,290,000 [SP] Ceux que l’amour a blessés – 370,000 [all SPs from now] Fleur Déracinée – 60,000
Le Soleil Se Lève A L’Est – 30,000
J’ai un problème – 840,000
Noël Interdit – 650,000
Rien À Personne / Ne Tuez Pas La Liberté – 190,000
Ne Me Quitte Pas – 30,000
Diego Libre Dans Sa Tête – 110,000
Je Serai Là – 120,000
L’hymne à l’amour – 190,000
Pauvres Diables (Vous Les Femmes) – 80,000
On A Tous Besoin D’amour – 280,000
Tous ensemble – 480,000
Tout au bout de nos peines – 220,000
La Loi Du Silence – 130,000
La Quête – 80,000
Et Maintenant – 10,000

Johnny released an average of more than 1 album per year during his extensive career. Nevertheless, he still dropped plenty of singles outside of his studio albums. Stand-alone singles, promotional hits for live sets,  compilations and duetts. This flood of songs include various big sellers.

Da Dou Ron Ron, L’Idole des Jeunes, Que Je T’Aime, Ceux que l’amour a blessés, J’ai un problème, Noël Interdit and On A Tous Besoin D’amour were all massive. As was Tous Ensemble, the #1 smash aimed to support the French football team at the 2002 World Cup. It vanished quickly after the squad went out in the group stage. One special track from this list is Diego Libre Dans Sa Tête. First released as a single in 1991, this #6 track hasn’t sold that much because of the singles crisis happening at that time. It remains one of his most famous songs to date and likely his most critically acclaimed.

This last set of singles catapults his career total to 37,78 million physical singles sold. Believe it or not, that’s more than Mariah Carey‘s Worldwide total in spite of her 18 US #1 hits!

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