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nirvanamusic
post Sep 20 2017, 01:52 PM
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The Official Charts Company has published all 311 songs to have passed 1 million in combined sales.

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/t...evealed__20459/

There are five boyband songs to have achieved this and Take That occupy two of those:

77. YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE - 1,555,948
175. BACK FOR GOOD - TAKE THAT - 1,207,286
186. NO MATTER WHAT - BOYZONE - 1,184,168
189. RULE THE WORLD - TAKE THAT - 1,178,878
212. WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL - ONE DIRECTION - 1,145,136

So it shows that Back For Good did eventually climb back over the Boyzone hit where it had trailed at end of 90's. Village People being a boyband is subjective as are Jackson 5, Bay City Rollers, The Monkees and The Osmonds as perhaps only claimed as such looking back in hindsight.
However members have all appeared on boyband shows and documentaries so clearly don't have an issue being labelled as such.
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post Sep 20 2017, 09:54 PM
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Rule The World should eventually reach 1.2 million.

I believe i read somewhere that Back For Good had physical sales of 760,000. It would be interesting to see the breakdown of the sales after those figures for paid for sales and streaming. Likewise with Rule the World. Again, i believe Rule the World sold more physical copies than Back for Good but this information is based on what i can recall rather than facts so i could be wrong.
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post Sep 20 2017, 10:16 PM
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This is the breakdown of sales and streams given by OCC: Sales + Streams = Sales

YMCA - Village People - 1,513,677 + 42,271 = 1,555,948
Back For Good - Take That - 1,119,470 + 87,816 = 1,207,286
No Matter What - Boyzone - 1,157,952 + 26,216 = 1,184,168
Rule The World - Take That - 1,070,725 + 108,152 = 1,178,878
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction - 1,010,042 + 135,094 = 1,145,136

So it was streaming which has pushed BFG ahead of No Matter What in sales.
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post Sep 21 2017, 02:09 PM
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I do like No Matter What by Boyzone but i dont feel it is in the same league as Back For Good so i welcome Back For Good having higher sales.

I would be further happy if Rule The World can eventually overtake Back For Good in combined sales.
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post Sep 23 2017, 02:35 PM
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Do we know what's the closest song to 1 million is? Patience?
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post Sep 23 2017, 04:58 PM
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Singles

Next closest to Multi-Platinum (1,200,000) Rule The World: 1,178,878
Next closest to a Million (1,000,000) Patience: 713,000
Next closest to Platinum (600,000) Never Forget: 524,000
Next closet to Gold (400,000) Everything Changes: 367,000
Next closest to Silver (200,000) A Million Love Songs: 195,500

It's crazy that with A Million Love Song high reputation and repeat performances on talent shows it's still yet to creep over 200,000 sales. However it's very close and it likely will after a little push in the future. I believe before the reunion it was on roughly 146,000 so has picked up around 50,000 sales in last decade.


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post Sep 23 2017, 10:40 PM
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I am always shocked Never Forget hasnt sold more.,
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post Oct 2 2017, 08:27 PM
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I am the same with Never Forget. I remain surprised that they haven't picked up more downloads and streams with the song, mainly from when they were at their peak in the Beautiful World, The Circus and Progress era's and tours.
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post Oct 3 2017, 07:55 PM
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I always feel that Never Forget and Million Love Songs work way better in the live environment. The music arrangement in the CD recording is just too cheesy.

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post Oct 4 2017, 07:44 PM
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Never Forget is certainly a song so much better live. The studio versions certainly lose the "anthem" sound which is what essentially makes the song so great.
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