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  • lucad
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    A way to read this: apart from THE ROLLONG STONES and the BEATLES / MC CARTNEY, Elton is the 1t English Artist in a chart usually dominated by American Artist.
    It's not easy for an english artist to enter Bilboard 200 chart, the best example is Robbie Williams and Oasis. They never had a consistent chart succes in US

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  • lucad
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    MOST TOP 10 ALBUMS ON THE BILLBOARD 200

    Rolling Stones 36

    Frank Sinatra 33

    Barbra Streisand 32 "Release Me"

    The Beatles 30

    Elvis Presley 27

    Madonna 20 "MDNA"
    Bob Dylan 20 "Tempest"

    Paul McCartney 18 "Kisses on the Bottom"

    Elton John 17 "The Union"
    George Strait 17 "Here For A Good Time"
    Bruce Springsteen 17 "Wrecking Ball"
    Neil Diamond 17 "Hot August Night"

    Johnny Mathis 16
    Mariah Carey 16 "MCIIY"
    Rod Stewart 16 "Merry Christmas, Baby" *new*

    Dave Matthews 15 "Away From The World"

    Garth Brooks 14 "Ultimate Hits"
    Prince 14 "Lotus Flow3r"
    Tim McGraw 14 "Emotional Traffic"
    Van Halen 14 "Different Kind of Truth"
    The Beach Boys 14 "That's Why God Made the Radio"
    R Kelly 14 "Write Me Back"

    Santana 13 "Guitar Heaven"
    Barry Manilow 13 "15 Minutes"
    Jay Z 13 "Watch The Throne"
    Toby Keith 13 "Hope On The Rocks" *new*

    Eric Clapton 12
    Chicago 12
    Alan Jackson 12 "Thirty"

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  • lucad
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    The first single under 1 million mark is?

    From OCC Million Sellers book (as posted on Buzzjack),

    "One of the most interesting sections was the 'almost a million' section which details 13 more singles that were within 50k of 1 million as of May 2012.

    990k Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
    990k Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan - Especially For You
    990k Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
    980k Tornadoes - Telstar
    980k Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Amazing Grace
    980k Atomic Kitten - Whole Again
    980k Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
    980k Cliff Richard and The Shadows - The Next Time/Bachelor Boy
    975k Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
    960k UB40 - Red Red Wine
    960k Pussycat - Mississippi
    950k Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5
    950k The Beatles - Help!

    The same section also mentions three 2012 songs as being close to the million, Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe, fun ft Janelle Mottae - We Are Young and David Guetta ft Sia - Titanium."

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  • lucad
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    The Million Sellers – the UK’s biggest ever selling singles revealed!
    04/11/2012

    Advertisement

    By Dan Lane

    To mark the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart next week, the Official Charts Company are publishing a hardback book – The Million Sellers. To celebrate its launch, today we unveil the complete list of the UK’s best selling singles ever. And yes, there may be some Whigfield in there!

    2012 looks set to be the biggest ever year for singles sales in the UK, however it still takes something special for a record to join the hallowed ‘Million Sellers Club’. Since the Official Singles Chart began in 1952, an estimated 32,000 tracks have entered the chart, though only 123 of them have ever broken through the million copies sales barrier. And here for the first time we reveal them, and show how this decade we are entering a new era of the super hit.

    And may we point out, in just what other record collection in the world can Teletubbies and Bob The Builder sit so rightfully alongside The Beatles and Michael Jackson? Oh yes.

    The Million Sellers






    TITLE

    ARTIST

    YEAR OF RELEASE

    SALES (MILLION)



    1

    SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND 97

    ELTON JOHN

    1997

    4.90




    2

    DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?

    BAND AID

    1984

    3.69



    3

    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

    QUEEN

    1975

    2.36



    4

    MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL

    WINGS

    1977

    2.00



    5

    YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT

    JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    1978

    2.00



    6

    RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING

    BONEY M

    1978

    2.00



    7

    RELAX

    FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

    1983

    2.00



    8

    SHE LOVES YOU

    THE BEATLES

    1963

    1.90



    9

    UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

    ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN

    1995

    1.86



    10

    LOVE IS ALL AROUND

    WET WET WET

    1994

    1.85

    © 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.


    Sir Elton John’s double A-Side Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind ’97 tops the chart with sales of over 4.9 million copies. The single was released in September 1997 to pay tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales who had been killed in a car accident the previous month. It sold 658,000 copies on its first day on sale, and 1.5 million copies during its first week on sale, making it the UK’s biggest and fastest selling single ever.

    http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-new ... aled-1685/

    Note that Candle in the Wind 1997 is 4,9 million in uk for OFFICIAL CHARTS, but 9xplatinum (5.400.000)

    This single was an event, and it was sold in multiple kind of shops not covered by the usual sales tracking system (the same for soubdscan in US).
    So it's possible to estimate at least other 2/300.000 copies sold.

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  • chartobserver
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    due to Caesars Palace gigs Elton re-entered in Billboard Catalog this week

    # 38 Rocket Man: Number Ones (sales in US 2012 as a catalog seller: 44 - 104,100 - ROCKET MAN: NUMBER ONES - Elton John)


    Near to year´s end the album arrives in other charts
    Irish Top 100 Albums
    Re 68 ROCKET MAN THE DEFINITIVE HITS ELTON JOHN MERCURY 88

    And all the time in the ARIA Charts (no new accreditation yet)

    91 94 ELTON JOHN – Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits

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  • lucad
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    I agree. Same things with album

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  • chartobserver
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    Sometimes I wonder where all these numbers came from. The BPI had certified a ridiculous portion of his one hundred hit singles in UK.
    In April 2012 the British Charts Company released the same statistics mentioning Elton with combined singles sales of 14.8 million. So in half a year he sold 200k singles in UK respectively.
    His most successful singles (adding digital sales) have been

    1970 Your Song (>200k)
    1972 Rocket Man (>200k)
    1972 Crocodile Rock (>200k)
    1973 GYBR (16 weeks in the charts!) (>200k)
    1974 Don´t Go Breaking My Heart ft. Kiki Dee (980k physical alone)
    1978 Part-time Love (>200k) certified
    1978 Song For Guy (>200k) certified
    1983 I´m Still Standing (290k physical alone) certified
    1983 I Guess That´s Why... (>200k)
    1984 Sad Songs (>200k)
    1984 Passangers (>200k) certified
    1985 Nikita (388k physical alone) certified
    1990 Sacrifice/Healing Hands (680k physical alone) certified
    1992 Don´t Let The Sun Go Down On Me ft. George Michael (440k physical alone)
    1993 True Love ft. Kiki Dee (345k physical alone)
    1997 Candle in The Wind 1997 (4.9Million) certified
    2002 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word ft. Blue (293k) certified
    2005 Ghetto Gospel ft. 2Pac (278k)

    These singles alone sold much more than 10Million copies.

    Not credited for Elton is the Single Perfect Day (various artists) (1555k) certfied 2xPlatinum 1998

    Besides Ellie Goulding´s version of Your Song sold 700k units.

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  • lucad
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    The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Male Singles Artists Of All Time revealed!
    18/10/2012

    Advertisement

    By Dan Lane

    To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart, we reveal The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Male Singles Artists Of All Time!

    Ding! Ding! One month to go! Yes, in just a little over four weeks from now we will be grabbing our balloons and party poppers to celebrate 60 glittering years of the Official Singles Chart; the institution that has kept pop fans like you and me salivating with anticipation on a weekly basis since we were knee-high to a grasshopper.

    In the meantime, how’s about we all get our inner chart geek limbered up for the big occasion with The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Male Singles Artists Of All Time.

    Elvis Presley tops the chart with combined sales of over 21.7 million singles. And despite his tragic death in 1977, Elvis’ legacy lives on strongly in the UK. Over the last decade, The King Of Rock And Roll has sold over 5.7 million albums and 2.2 million singles (this includes 1.3 million track downloads). In the last 18 months alone he has sold an incredible 317,000 albums and 333,000 track downloads.

    Elvis scored his first UK hit way back in 1956 with Heartbreak Hotel, which peaked at Number 2. And it was a year later that he eventually landed his first UK Number 1 with All Shook Up. Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s not forget that Elvis still holds the record for the most Number 1 singles, 21 in total. His biggest selling single was 1960’s It’s Now Or Never, which also hit the top spot in 2005.

    At Number 2 in the countdown, with a combined total of 21.5 million singles is Cliff Richard.

    Making his chart debut in 1958 with Move It, which peaked at Number 2, Cliff is the most successful British male solo artist of all time, achieving the rare feat of having a Number 1 single in five different decades. He is one of only a few artists who have taken the same song to the top of the Official Singles Chart in completely separate chart runs; Living Doll hit Number 1 upon its released in 1959, and then again nearly 30 years later in 1986 with the cast of The Young Ones TV show. Ironically, Cliff's biggest selling single of all time is his 1962 smash,The Young Ones.

    The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, is in third place with a combined sales total of 15.5 million singles. And what was his biggest single? Earth Song. Yes, Earth Song! (Which you may remember was also the Official Christmas Number 1 of 1995, the last one before the Spice Girls hogged the festive top spot for three consecutive years!)

    This anomaly is clearly down to the fact that Michael has two of the Top 10 biggest selling albums of all time – 1982’s Thriller and 1987’s Bad – so the UK public were clearly moonwalking down to HMV, Woolworth’s and Our Price in force in the ‘80s to pick up the whole album, rather than what critics and fans consider to be his classic singles... Still, Earth Song?

    Elton John (Number 4) and David Bowie (Number 5) complete the Top 5 with combined singles sales totals of 15 million and 10.7 million, respectively.

    The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Male Singles Artists Of All Time is as follows. Did your favourite man popstar make it in? Lets us know on Twitter and Facebook.





    ARTIST

    COMBINED SALES

    BIGGEST SELLING SINGLE



    01

    ELVIS PRESLEY

    21.7 MILLION

    IT'S NOW OR NEVER



    02

    CLIFF RICHARD

    21.5 MILLION

    THE YOUNG ONES



    03

    MICHAEL JACKSON

    15.5 MILLION

    EARTH SONG



    04

    ELTON JOHN

    15.0 MILLION

    CANDLE IN THE WIND '97 / SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT



    05

    DAVID BOWIE

    10.7 MILLION

    LET'S DANCE



    06

    PAUL McCARTNEY

    10.3 MILLION

    MULL OF KINTYRE / GIRLS' SCHOOL



    07

    ROD STEWART

    9.9 MILLION

    SAILING



    08

    STEVIE WONDER

    9.1 MILLION

    I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU



    09

    EMINEM

    8.9 MILLION

    LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE FT RIHANNA



    10

    GEORGE MICHAEL

    7.9 MILLION

    CARELESS WHISPER


    © 2012 the Official Charts Company. All rights reserved

    http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-new ... aled-1651/

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  • thebigham
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    I just Tweeted:

    @eltonjohndotcom Remind your label to re-certify your #Gold album "Rocket Man #1s" with the #RIAA. 977k in sales so it should be #Platinum

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  • lucad
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    Still not platinum in Us, in Canada and Australia where it has to be plat for sales.

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  • mansfield
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    still not Platinum :evil:

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  • lucad
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    Top Billboard 200
    n. 59 (from 81) 60wks
    JOHN*ELTON ROCKET MAN-NUMBER 1'S 7204 +36% (lweek 5316) TOTAL: 977780 (physical 791538: , digital: 186242)
    Physical catalog Album n.21
    Digital catalog album n.2 JOHN*ELTON ROCKET MAN-NUMBER 1'S 5038 + 651% (lweek) 671 / thanks to Amazon promo (1 day at 3,99USD it goes to n.1 on download album, but it remain then a very good seller)

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  • lucad
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    Candle In The Wind 1997" turns 15 years old
    Friday, August 31 2012

    Re-written in the wake of his friend Princess Diana's car accident death on August 31, 1997, Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was merely a maudlin tribute to Marilyn Monroe before tragedy struck.

    Elton premiered his reworking of his Monroe tribute at Diana's funeral on September 6, 1997. In the days following her death, Elton contacted his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and Beatles producer George Martin to record this new version of the single. It was released on September 13, 1997 in the UK, and a week or so later here stateside.

    Elton had lost his close friend, designer Gianni Versace, just a few months earlier that July 1997, and Elton had already been in a deep depression. Elton would only perform his new version of "Candle" once, at the Diana funeral. The single would have two A-sides, "Candle" and "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" from his then upcoming album "The Big Picture". Looking back it was kind of crass to have your own single attached to what was a charity item. "The Big Picture" itself was no big shakes on the pop charts though.

    All proceeds from the "Candle" single were earmarked for a charitable trust established in Diana's name, which would go to support charities that she had worked with in life. The single was one of the last gasps of the CD and cassingle (cassette single) phenomenon. Most every family owned at least one copy it seems, though it was kind of morbid to listen to. You bought it more for the sentiment behind it. According to figures it has sold 28,458,225 copies worldwide.(yes, but there are possibly 2 million singles not traced by soundscan or similar because available in shops not tracked. This single was sold EVERYWHERE, really. this was the power of it. It was sold also in places not usual for cd sales.)
    There was a minor dispute as to whether it was in fact a bigger seller than Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" but upon closer inspection by the Guinness World Records people it was proclaimed the bigger single. But then in 2009 the Guinness folks -- with pressure from Crosby's ghost -- decided to give them both the honor.

    Nothing has come close to it, sales-wise.

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  • lucad
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    Rocket Man: Number Ones, Elton John
    USA Top200 n59 (from81) 60weeks
    Australia n52 (from 50)

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  • lucad
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    I'd like to compare GYBR in US (1996 single cd version), best selling ej album of the 70's (non G.Hits album), with some other best selling 70's albums by artist, with some updated sales in august

    PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 9.368.715
    FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS 2.982.218
    AC/DC BACK IN BLACK 2,850,763
    BLACK SABBATH PARANOID 1.538.092
    JOHN*ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 1.447.134
    PINK FLOYD WISH YOU WERE HERE 1.435.982
    LED ZEPPELIN PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 1'397'314
    ROLLING STONES LET IT BLEED 1.131.175
    FRAMPTON*PETER FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE 993.935
    SPRINGSTEEN*BRUCE BORN TO RUN 871.013
    FLEETWOOD MAC FLEETWOOD MAC 863,793
    DOORS L.A. WOMAN 814.797
    JOHN*ELTON MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER 573.318
    JETHRO TULL AQUALUNG 370.465
    BOWIE*DAVID RISE & FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST 381.969
    WHO QUADROPHENIA 311.100

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  • lucad
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    For GYBR in US i think we have:
    double cd first version (approx 500/600k from 1990 to 96)
    single cd actual version (1450k from 1996 to now, includes downloads)
    deluxe version (between 50 and 100k from 2004)
    A total of more than 2 million copies in the soundscan era

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  • chartobserver
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    I´m not sure, which versions are included in these sales. But I´m surprised that most of the the last week sales of Number Ones are physical. This week it has changed completely. From Tuesday-Thursday (3days) it was # 1 selling album on AMAZON.COM. Now still # 6. We definitely will see another week in the Top 200.

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  • lucad
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    Other Us sales updates in August:
    catalog chart

    NE 56 JOHN*ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
    tw:2134 +750% lw:251
    *total: 1.447.134 (physical:1.377.516; digital: 68618)

    I have a soundscan total for GYBR of approx 1.559.000 for 1990/2005 period; so i'm not so sure which version the *total refers. I think there are 3 version of the album from 1990: original double cd, single cd released in 1996, double deluxe cd released in 2004. So the *total refers just to the standard "single" cd released in 1996 + download version from 2007? It miss approx 6 years of soundscan sales (90/96) and does not include deluxe version?

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    Top Billboard 200
    (RE 81) * JOHN*ELTON ROCKET MAN-NUMBER 1'S tw:5316 +297% lw:1338 total: 970.576
    (physical: 789.372 / digital: 181.204)

    And it's still Gold (xxxx Universal....)

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  • chartobserver
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    Now the price is up to 8USD and it´s still # 1.

    This week in Billboard Top 200: Re-entry # 81

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  • thebigham
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    7/21 Billboard charts:

    Catalog

    62 JOHN*ELTON ROCKET MAN-NUMBER 1'S 2,496 +98% 1,258 956,688 (Gold)

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  • chartobserver
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    Today´s the same. Looks like high re-entry next week.

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  • lucad
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    Rocket Man just for yesterday on Amazon.com yesterday mp3 at 3,99 USD. N.1

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  • lucad
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    Australia Catalog:
    Rocket Man n.2 (n.50 in the album chart)
    GYBRoad n.13 (n.e)
    Uk:
    Elton Vs Pnau (n.71)

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  • chartobserver
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    This week in Australian Catalog Charts:

    Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits is # 1

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  • lucad
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    We have us updates for ne 192 JOHN*ELTON MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER tweek: 1360 lw:135 total: 573318 (digital: 1299; total: 25704)

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