All Time Best Selling Singles Worldwide

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Postby nelson » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:26 pm

Here is the list of all-time best selling singles worldwide.

01) Candle In The Wind 1997/Elton John [26,412,000]
02) We Are The World/USA For Africe [10,038,350]
03) I Will Always Love You/Whitney Houston [7,786,078]
04) (Everything I Do) I Do It For You/Bryan Adams [6,517,824]
05) You're The One That I Want/Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta [6,275,000]
06) Macarena/Los Rel Dio [6,220,000]
07) I'll Be Missing You/Puff Daddy & Faith Evans [5,899,688]
08) My Heart Will Go On/Celine Dion [5,669,551]
09) Y.M.C.A./Village People [5,582,000]
10) Ganast's Paradise/Coolio [5,456,306]
11) Believe/Cher [5,332,108]
12) Love Me Tender/Elvis Presley [5,000,000]
13) Do They Know It's Christmas/Band Aid [4,650,000]
14) Hey Jude/Beatles [4,383,000]
15) Wannabe/Spice Girls [4,209,841]
16) Barbie Girl/Aqua [4,132,418]
17) Mambo No. 5/Lou Bega [4,130,000]
18) How Do I Live/LeAnn Rimes [4,115,000]
19) ...Baby One More Time/Britney Spears [4,060,154]
20) Rivers Of Babylon/Boney M [4,035,000]
21) Whoomp! (There It Is)/Tag Team [4,035,000]
22) Unbreak My Heart/Toni Braxton [4,013,000]
23) Hound Dog/Elvis Presley [4,000,000]
24) Bambi/Various [4,000,000]
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Postby mario » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:38 pm

nelson wrote:Here is the list of all-time best selling singles worldwide.

01) Candle In The Wind 1997/Elton John [26,412,000]
02) We Are The World/USA For Africe [10,038,350]
03) I Will Always Love You/Whitney Houston [7,786,078]
04) (Everything I Do) I Do It For You/Bryan Adams [6,517,824]
05) You're The One That I Want/Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta [6,275,000]
06) Macarena/Los Rel Dio [6,220,000]
07) I'll Be Missing You/Puff Daddy & Faith Evans [5,899,688]
08) My Heart Will Go On/Celine Dion [5,669,551]
09) Y.M.C.A./Village People [5,582,000]
10) Ganast's Paradise/Coolio [5,456,306]
11) Believe/Cher [5,332,108]
12) Love Me Tender/Elvis Presley [5,000,000]
13) Do They Know It's Christmas/Band Aid [4,650,000]
14) Hey Jude/Beatles [4,383,000]
15) Wannabe/Spice Girls [4,209,841]
16) Barbie Girl/Aqua [4,132,418]
17) Mambo No. 5/Lou Bega [4,130,000]
18) How Do I Live/LeAnn Rimes [4,115,000]
19) ...Baby One More Time/Britney Spears [4,060,154]
20) Rivers Of Babylon/Boney M [4,035,000]
21) Whoomp! (There It Is)/Tag Team [4,035,000]
22) Unbreak My Heart/Toni Braxton [4,013,000]
23) Hound Dog/Elvis Presley [4,000,000]
24) Bambi/Various [4,000,000]
Oyoge Taiyakikun/Masato Simon[4,547,620]Japan Only
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Postby cp21 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:00 pm

Oyoge Taiyakikun/Masato Simon[4,547,620]Japan Only

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Postby Hanboo » Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:17 pm

Nice list, Nelson, although it's not very comprehensive and, imo, too much hinged on certifications like your album lists.

It's impossible to compile a list based on real sales, since there's no institution that tracks them, like the RIAA in the US or BPI in the UK.

If you want a reasonbly comprehensive list, you have to rely on reports from record companies, magazine articles, artist interviews and plain estimates.

That's what I've done over the years and I posted the result last year on Dotmusic.

For the people who haven't seen that, here it is:

Best-selling Singles in The World Ever

Last update: May 23, 2003

(rank, estimated world sales rounded to nearest million, title, artist (year), specific country sales).

001 35 Candle in the Wind Elton John (1997) US 8 UK 4.9
002 31 White Christmas Bing Crosby (1943) US 15
003 30 Silent Night/Adeste Fideles Bing Crosby (1935)
004 24 It's Now or Never Elvis Presley (1960) US 9 UK 1
005 21 Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley & His Comets (1954)
006 18 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion (1998) UK 1.3
007 16 We Are The World USA For Africa (1985) US 8
008 15 I Want to Hold Your Hand Beatles (1963) US 6 UK 1.8
009 13 Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley (1956) US 6
010 12 YMCA Village People (1978)
011 11 Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks (1974)
012 11 Born To Be Alive Patrick Hernandez (1979)
013 11 The Last Farewell Roger Whittaker (1975)
014 11 Rock Your Baby George McCrae (1974)
015 11 Paper Doll Mills Brothers (1943)
016 11 Macarena Los Del Rio (1993) US 4.2
017 10 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams (1991) US 3
018 10 I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston (1993) US 4.6
019 10 The Hustle Van McCoy (1977)
020 10 Save Your Kisses For Me Brotherhood Of Man (1976)
021 10 Fernando Abba (1976)
022 10 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Middle Of The Road (1971)
023 10 Hey Jude Beatles (1968) US 4
024 10 A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum (1967)
025 10 I'm a Believer Monkees (1966)
026 10 Tennessee Waltz Cowboy Copas (1948)
027 10 Wabash Cannonball Roy Acuff (1942)
028 09 ... Baby One More Time Britney Spears (1999) UK 1.5
029 09 A Walk In The Park Nick Straker Band (1980)
030 09 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis Presley (1960) US 3 UK 1
031 09 Diana Paul Anka (1957)
032 09 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley (1957) US 3
033 08 Ma Baker Boney M (1978)
034 08 Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas (1974)
035 08 Venus Shocking Blue (1969)
036 08 Those Were The Days Mary Hopkin (1968)
037 08 Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde Georgie Fame (1968)
038 08 Marina Rocco Granata (1959)
039 08 Heimweh - Freddy Quinn (1956) 6.5 Ger **
040 08 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry (1949)
041 07 Wannabe Spice Girls (1996) US 2 UK 1.3
042 07 Do They Know It's Christmas Band Aid (1984) UK 3.6
043 07 You're The One That I Want John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (1978) UK 2
044 07 Mississippi Pussycat (1977)
045 07 Feelings Morris Albert (1975)
046 07 Amazing Grace Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (1972)
047 07 Butterfly Danyel Gerard (1971)
048 07 Knock Three Times Dawn (1971)
049 07 Let It Be Beatles (1970) *
050 07 Suspicious minds Elvis Presley (1969) US 2
051 07 Honey Bobby Goldsboro (1968)
052 07 San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) Scott McKenzie (1967)
053 07 Tombe la Neige Adamo (1964)
054 07 The Wedding Julie Rogers (1964)
055 07 Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles (1964) US 4
056 07 All Shook Up Elvis Presley (1957) US 3
057 07 Born To Lose/No Letter Today Ted Daffan & His Texans (1943)
058 06 Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera,Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink (2002) **
059 06 Mambo No.5 Lou Bega (1999)
060 06 Vogue Madonna (1990) US 2
061 06 Le Freak Chic (1979)
062 06 You Light Up My Life Debbie Boone (1977) US 4
063 06 Mull of Kintyre Paul McCartney & Wings (1977) UK 2.1
064 06 Dancing Queen Abba (1976)
065 06 Una Paloma Blanca George Baker Selection (1975)
066 06 Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round The Ole Oak Tree) Dawn (1973)
067 06 I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing New Seekers (1971)
068 06 In The Summertime Mungo Jerry (1970)
069 06 I'll Be There Jackson 5 (1970)
070 06 Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond (1970)
071 06 Bridge over troubled water Simon & Garfunkel (1970)
072 06 Ma Belle Amie Tee Set (1969)
073 06 Sugar, Sugar Archies (1969)
074 06 Harper Valley P.T.A. Jeannie C. Riley (1968)
075 06 The Ballad Of The Green Berets Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler (1966)
076 06 She Loves You Beatles (1963) UK 1.9
077 06 Surrender Elvis Presley (1961) US 3 UK 1
078 06 The Chipmunk Song Chipmunks (1958) US 4
079 06 Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale (1958)
080 06 Tequila Champs (1958)
081 06 Tennessee Waltz Patti Page (1950)
082 06 Jingle Bells Bing Crosby (1943)
083 06 The Prisoner's Song Vernon Dalhart (1924)
084 05 Time To Say Goodbye Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman (1998) Ger 2
085 05 I'll Be Missing You Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (1997) US 3
086 05 Gangsta's Paradise Coolio (1995) US 3
087 05 Gonna Make You Sweat C&C Music Factory (1991)
088 05 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor (1982) US 2
089 05 The Smurf Song Father Abraham (1978)
090 05 Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring Boney M (1978) UK 2
091 05 Way Down Elvis Presley (1977) US 2
092 05 Waterloo Abba (1974)
093 05 I'd Love You To Want Me Lobo (1972)
094 05 Puppy Love Donny Osmond (1971)
095 05 Joy To The World Three Dog Night (1971)
096 05 I Think I Love You Partridge Family (1970)
097 05 My Sweet Lord George Harrison (1970)
098 05 Get Back Beatles (1969)
099 05 Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations (1969)
100 05 Love Is Blue Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra (1968)
101 05 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye (1968)
102 05 Delilah Tom Jones (1968)
103 05 Simon Says 1910 Fruitgum Co. (1968)
104 05 Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck (1967)
105 05 Massachusetts Bee Gees (1967) 2 Ger
106 05 Satisfaction Rolling Stones (1965)
107 05 Il Silenzio Nini Rosso (1965)
108 05 The House Of The Rising Sun The Animals (1964)
109 05 If I Had A Hammer Trini Lopez (1963)
110 05 Return to sender Elvis Presley (1962) US 1.8
111 05 Good luck charm Elvis Presley (1962) US 2.4
112 05 Telstar Tornados (1962)
113 05 Wooden Heart Elvis Presley (1961) UK 1 Ger 1
114 05 A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight Elvis Presley (1959) US 3.4
115 05 Volare Domenico Modugno (1958) It 1
116 05 Teddy Bear Elvis Presley (1957) US 2.8
117 05 Sail Along Silv'ry Moon Billy Vaughn (1957)
118 05 Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone (1957) US 4
119 05 March from Bridge On The River Kwai Mitch Miller (1957) Ger 4
120 05 Love Me Tender/Any Way You Want Me Elvis Presley (1956) US 3.5
121 05 My Happiness John & Sandra Steele (1948)
122 05 That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine Gene Autrey (1939)
123 05 My Blue Heaven Gene Austin (1927)
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Postby rikta » Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:58 pm

nelson wrote:Here is the list of all-time best selling singles worldwide.

01) Candle In The Wind 1997/Elton John [26,412,000]
02) We Are The World/USA For Africe [10,038,350]
03) I Will Always Love You/Whitney Houston [7,786,078]
04) (Everything I Do) I Do It For You/Bryan Adams [6,517,824]
05) You're The One That I Want/Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta [6,275,000]
06) Macarena/Los Rel Dio [6,220,000]
07) I'll Be Missing You/Puff Daddy & Faith Evans [5,899,688]
08) My Heart Will Go On/Celine Dion [5,669,551]
09) Y.M.C.A./Village People [5,582,000]
10) Ganast's Paradise/Coolio [5,456,306]
11) Believe/Cher [5,332,108]
12) Love Me Tender/Elvis Presley [5,000,000]
13) Do They Know It's Christmas/Band Aid [4,650,000]
14) Hey Jude/Beatles [4,383,000]
15) Wannabe/Spice Girls [4,209,841]
16) Barbie Girl/Aqua [4,132,418]
17) Mambo No. 5/Lou Bega [4,130,000]
18) How Do I Live/LeAnn Rimes [4,115,000]
19) ...Baby One More Time/Britney Spears [4,060,154]
20) Rivers Of Babylon/Boney M [4,035,000]
21) Whoomp! (There It Is)/Tag Team [4,035,000]
22) Unbreak My Heart/Toni Braxton [4,013,000]
23) Hound Dog/Elvis Presley [4,000,000]
24) Bambi/Various [4,000,000]
Irene Cara's What A Feeling has sold 1.2 million copies in France, according to SNEP, close to 700.000 copies in Japan, according to Oricon, and certainly over 2 million in the US. The single has certainly a place among these top sellers.

Otherwise, Hanboo, your list lacks credibility. At least, Nelson's list is based on certifications and audited numbers.
Where have you heard that Elvis Presley's It's Now Or Never sold 9 million copies in the US? At best, it sold over 2 million.
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Postby Grybop » Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:09 pm

Hanboo wrote:021 10 Fernando Abba (1976)
At last a list that supports my belief that Dancing queen was not ABBA's biggest hit worldwide.
It's also good to see Adamo in such a list - it has always puzzled me why he wasn't included so far.
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Postby nelson » Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:33 pm

rikta wrote:Irene Cara's What A Feeling has sold 1.2 million copies in France, according to SNEP, close to 700.000 copies in Japan, according to Oricon, and certainly over 2 million in the US. The single has certainly a place among these top sellers.
Irene Cara's "Flashdance...What A Feeling" sold 2,997,000 and ranked #48 in my list.
It certified at 6/17/1983 by Gold (1,000,000), so not possible sold 2 million in US.
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Postby nelson » Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:41 pm

nelson wrote:
rikta wrote:Irene Cara's What A Feeling has sold 1.2 million copies in France, according to SNEP, close to 700.000 copies in Japan, according to Oricon, and certainly over 2 million in the US. The single has certainly a place among these top sellers.
Irene Cara's "Flashdance...What A Feeling" sold 2,997,000 and ranked #48 in my list.
It certified at 6/17/1983 by Gold (1,000,000), so not possible sold 2 million in US.
Some corrections, I forgot UK, overall sales of "Flashdance...What A Feeling" is 3,247,000, and ranked #33 in my list.
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Postby nelson » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:51 pm

Source: Billboard dated September 18, 2004
Title: Spotlight - Elvis! 50 Years of Rock 'n' roll
Page: 17-31

...
Elvis: Fact File
US Album Sales: 117.5 million (Source: RIAA)
...
"30 #1 Hits" gave Presley his first No. 1 pop album in Billboard in nearly 30 years and sold more than any of his releases in recent memory: some 9.5 million units worldwide, according to BMG.
In 2003 came "Elvis: 2nd to None," which has sold more than 2 million units worldwide, according to label.
...
In January, nat a press event on the grounds of Graceland, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol confirmed Presley's status as America's best-selling solo artist with US sales of slightly less than 120 million units.

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From the article above, the label didn't mention the worldwide sales but only in US alone.
In 1950-1970, US is a developed country with music industry while outside US, almost all countries are under developing. So lack the market such as Asia. So worldwide sales of particular artist at that time was small when compared to today's artist worldwide sales. So it's so hard to believe that most singles from that time sold huge. Elvis sold that much in US might be due to less choices at that time when compared today there's so many choices artists. (from dominated by one artist in 1950s to todays' diversified by many artists). I remember before album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, soundtrack "Saturday Night Fever" was the best-selling albums.
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Postby nelson » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:30 am

Baby One More Time
In US, it scanned 1,400,000.
In UK, it sold 1,450,154.
In Germany, it certified 500,000.
In France, it certified 500,000.
In Australia, it certified 210,000.
Total is 4,060,154.
Let's see other worldwide certifications.
It certified Platinum in 1999 in Switzerland, which mean 50,000 copies shipped.
It certified Platinum in 13/4/1999 in Austria, which mean 30,000 copies shipped.
It certified Platinum in 1999 in Netherlands, which mean 60,000 copies shipped.
There's no sales in Japan, Canada, Finland, Spain, etc.
Hence, another total is 140,000 which isn't impressive when compared US, UK, Germany, France, Japan.
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Postby ches » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:37 am

What about Queen

Another One Bites The Dust - 4 million + in the US alone

Bohemian Rhapsody - 2.13 Million in the UK alone
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Postby nelson » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:15 am

ches wrote:What about Queen

Another One Bites The Dust - 4 million + in the US alone

Bohemian Rhapsody - 2.13 Million in the UK alone
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was their best-selling single and sold 3,130,000 and ranked #39.
In US, it certified 1 million
In UK, it sold 2,130,000.
There's no certifications in Germany, France, Japan, Canada, etc.

"Another One Bites The Dust" sold 2 million and ranked #156.
In US, it certified 2 million in 11/25/1980.
There's no certifications in UK, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, etc.
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Postby AutomaticBR » Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:35 am

Where's Mariah's singles on your list? Well, "One sweet day" surelly sold more than 4 million worldwide, nearly 5 I think! It was in the Top 30 YEC in Europe in 1996, something like that, and in US through soundscan has more than 2.3 million
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Postby nelson » Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:36 pm

Longest time to sell a million:
• "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby (35 years from 1942 to 1977).

This can be seen that "White Christmas" wasn't a biggest seller to sell over 30 million worldwide. It sold too slow to reach a million.

Source: http://www.everyhit.com/awardmill.html
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Postby Hanboo » Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:35 pm

nelson wrote:Longest time to sell a million:
• "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby (35 years from 1942 to 1977).

This can be seen that "White Christmas" wasn't a biggest seller to sell over 30 million worldwide. It sold too slow to reach a million.

Source: http://www.everyhit.com/awardmill.html
Yes, "White Christmas" was certied platinum by the BPI, but that was for sales for the re-issue of the single in the UK alone!
BPI started tracking sales at the end of the 1950's, which is why total UK sales are not known.

Believe me, WC was (and still is) a gigantic big seller with more than 30 million copies sold.
Until Elton's tribute to Princess Diana, it was always considered to be the biggest selling single ever. Even Guinness mentioned it.

Since 1942, when it was first released, it sold in large quantities every year, because of its seasonal character, the movie and the song itself.

It sold about 15 million units in the US alone, where it was #1 on three separate occasions and stayed in the charts for 72 weeks alltogether (from 1942 to 1962).
Even the album 'White Christmas' charted again this year.

BTW, this all documented. If you do your homework, you'll find it.

I based the above list on one of the appendixes of the book "The Book of Golden Discs" by Joseph Murrells. It contains stories on all million selling records (singles and albums) from the very beginning (1908) until about 1980.
It's an old book, but it's unique and everyone who is interested in the history of recorded music should have one.
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Postby nelson » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:21 pm

Hanboo wrote:Even the album 'White Christmas' charted again this year.
It is certified 4xPlatinum first time which mean 4 million copies shipped in US.
I am interested in when would RIAA certify the single "White Christmas"...

Source: http://www.billboard.com/bb/riaa/archive/0411.jsp
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Postby rikta » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:18 pm

nelson wrote:
Hanboo wrote:Even the album 'White Christmas' charted again this year.
It is certified 4xPlatinum first time which mean 4 million copies shipped in US.
I am interested in when would RIAA certify the single "White Christmas"...

Source: http://www.billboard.com/bb/riaa/archive/0411.jsp
Nelson, what are Michael Jackson-related and Madonna singles' positions on your list and how much they sold (according to audited numbers, of course).
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Postby AutomaticBR » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:10 am

Sales I have for some of her singles...

One sweet day

2.334.000 in US (SoundScan until 18/01/2004)
200.200 in France (Silver)
200.000 in UK (Silver)
142.786 in Germany (ESTIMATION)
70.000 in Australia (Platinum)
39.207 in Holland (ESTIMATION)
14.307 in Switzerland (ESTIMATION)
12.112 in Austria (ESTIMATION)
11.193 in Sweden (ESTIMATION)
10.000 in New Zeland (Platinum)
5.000 in Norway (Gold)

#28 on the Eurochart year-end chart of 1996. Seeing that #28 on the Eurochart YEC of 2003 sold 763k, "One sweet day" must have sold around 900k in 1996 in Europe.

Fantasy

2.000.000 in US (2x Platinum)
200.000 in UK (Silver)
172.459 in Germany (ESTIMATION)
162.000 in France (Silver)
70.000 in Australia (Platinum)
30.000 in New Zeland (3x Platinum)
21.967 in Holland (ESTIMATION)
18.466 in Austria (ESTIMATION)
15.434 in Switzerland (ESTIMATION)
5.680 in Sweden (ESTIMATION)

Hero

1.144.000 in US (SoundScan until 18/01/2004)
208.125 in UK (ESTIMATION)
163.000 in France (Silver)
153.934 in Germany (ESTIMATION)
70.000 in Australia (Platinum)
18.815 in Holland (ESTIMATION)
5.000 in Norway (Gold)
5.000 in New Zeland (Gold)
1.025 in Sweden (ESTIMATION)

All I want for Christmas is you

1.094.000 in Japan (Oricon)
400.000 in UK (Gold)
37.213 in Germany (ESTIMATION)
10.906 in Holland (ESTIMATION)
10.000 in New Zeland (Platinum)
2.050 in Sweden (ESTIMATION)

Without you

674.060 in USA (SoundScan until 18/01/2004)
559.200 in UK
500.000 in Germany (Platinum)
250.000 in France (Gold)
80.000 in Holland (Platinum)
70.000 in Australia (Platinum)
50.000 in Austria (Platinum)
25.000 in Switzerland (Gold)
22.739 in Sweden (ESTIMATION)
10.000 in New Zeland (Platinum)
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Postby nelson » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:20 pm

AutomaticBR wrote:
seattleboy wrote:
AutomaticBR wrote:Where's Mariah's singles on your list? Well, "One sweet day" surelly sold more than 4 million worldwide, nearly 5 I think! It was in the Top 30 YEC in Europe in 1996, something like that, and in US through soundscan has more than 2.3 million
#28 on the Eurochart year-end chart of 1996. Seeing that #28 on the Eurochart YEC of 2003 sold 763k, "One sweet day" must have sold around 900k in 1996 in Europe.
Since what you listed #28 on the Eurochart, is it "Music & Media"? Since the chart's not based on sales, it's based on some kind of point system, and hence the year-end, too, based on point system, so don't use "Music & Media" chart compared to Oljo Eurochart.
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Postby nelson » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:22 pm

AutomaticBR wrote:Where's Mariah's singles on your list? Well, "One sweet day" surelly sold more than 4 million worldwide, nearly 5 I think! It was in the Top 30 YEC in Europe in 1996, something like that, and in US through soundscan has more than 2.3 million
You would say my number is too low, so I'm not posting any figures about Mariah Carey. LOL.
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Postby AutomaticBR » Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:46 am

nelson wrote:
AutomaticBR wrote:Where's Mariah's singles on your list? Well, "One sweet day" surelly sold more than 4 million worldwide, nearly 5 I think! It was in the Top 30 YEC in Europe in 1996, something like that, and in US through soundscan has more than 2.3 million
You would say my number is too low, so I'm not posting any figures about Mariah Carey. LOL.
LOL I Know Nelson, but I understand that your numbers seems low cuz you only count the certifications (and a few official numbers for UK or soundscan) you have, and Mariah doesn't have a lot of certifications for singles! So yeah, post your numbers =)
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Postby nelson » Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:08 am

AutomaticBR wrote:LOL I Know Nelson, but I understand that your numbers seems low cuz you only count the certifications (and a few official numbers for UK or soundscan) you have, and Mariah doesn't have a lot of certifications for singles! So yeah, post your numbers =)
OK, fine, I post them now. [#] is on my list.

[2,784,153] One Sweet Day, #62
[2,122,768] Fantasy, #138
[1,891,192] Without You, #213
[1,789,960] My All, #238
[1,544,226] Always Be My Baby, #307
[1,517,603] Honey, #314
[1,508,000] All I Want For Christmas Is You, #316
[1,400,596] Hero, #362
[1,344,780] Heartbreaker, #395
[1,157,994] When You Believe, #523
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Postby seattleboy » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:16 pm

nelson wrote:
AutomaticBR wrote:LOL I Know Nelson, but I understand that your numbers seems low cuz you only count the certifications (and a few official numbers for UK or soundscan) you have, and Mariah doesn't have a lot of certifications for singles! So yeah, post your numbers =)
OK, fine, I post them now. [#] is on my list.

[2,784,153] One Sweet Day, #62
[2,122,768] Fantasy, #138
[1,891,192] Without You, #213
[1,789,960] My All, #238
[1,544,226] Always Be My Baby, #307
[1,517,603] Honey, #314
[1,508,000] All I Want For Christmas Is You, #316
[1,400,596] Hero, #362
[1,344,780] Heartbreaker, #395
[1,157,994] When You Believe, #523
What countries are you using to get these figures. By the way record labels use shipments, when they release worldwide sales figures not actual sales.

The numbers I'm using are shipments.
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Postby nelson » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:41 pm

seattleboy wrote:What countries are you using to get these figures. By the way record labels use shipments, when they release worldwide sales figures not actual sales.The numbers I'm using are shipments.
US Nilsen Soundscan, UK Music Week Sales figures & BPI, Japan Oricon, Germany, France SNEP, Australia ARIA, Canada CRIA, etc.

As I said early, it would generate much debate around Mariah Carey fans. That's why I wouldn't want to post them.
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Postby nelson » Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:51 pm

rikta wrote:Nelson, what are Michael Jackson-related and Madonna singles' positions on your list and how much they sold (according to audited numbers, of course).
MADONNA
[2,792,410] Vogue, #62
[2,100,350] Music, #142
[1,918,000] Frozen, #210
[1,900,080] Like A Prayer, #213
[1,746,300] Crazy For You, #252
[1,724,860] Like A Virgin, #259
[1,520,190] Angel/Into The Groove, #317
[1,327,000] La Isla Bonita, #409
[1,235,000] Justify My Love, #471
[1,234,410] Papa Don't Preach, #472
[1,128,000] This Used To Be My Playground, #564
[1,025,170] True Blue, #684
[1,013,000] Don't Cry For Me Argentina, #691
[1,000,000] Borderline, #704
[848,000] Ray Of Light, #1799

MICHAEL JACKSON
[2,790,000] Billie Jean, #63
[2,634,000] Beat It, #73
[2,353,000] Thriller, #95
[2,288,821] Earth Song, #101
[2,177,000] You Are Not Alone, #129
[2,028,000] Say Say Say, #152
[1,799,000] Black Or White, #237
[1,268,000] Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, #449
[1,060,000] The Girl Is Mine, #625
[1,029,000] I Just Can't Stop Loving You, #681
[1,002,000] Rock With You, #702
[930,000] They Don't Care About Us, #1761
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