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> 50s and 60s sales., Sales of albums and singles in the 50s and 60s.
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ninjamoose101
post Dec 27 2020, 05:31 PM
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Does anybody have any weekly sales for albums or singles top 5, 10 or 20 for the 50s and 60s? Would be interested to see what a number one or two would sell, also what they had to move to even break into the top tiers.
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post Dec 27 2020, 08:05 PM
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This information is not available. Apart from The Beatles sales would be rather low.
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post Dec 27 2020, 08:16 PM
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I know RIAA used to award certifications based on revenue earnt rather than actual sales, not sure how it looked for the UK. Pre-1994 the actual tracking of sales seems to have been a mess.
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post Dec 27 2020, 08:48 PM
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I know Dasher had a thread which shows number one singles sales from 1980 onwards!
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post Dec 27 2020, 09:00 PM
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BPI started the certification in the 70s, but I think we have only total sales and certs, not weekly sales.
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post Dec 27 2020, 10:27 PM
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Thanks for the replies so far, it's a bit awkward with sales certifications as they only came into play in the 80s, If I remember correctly, and record companies have to pay to get audited which means why would a record label in 1990 get a single from 1953 validated? Just wondered as I'm quite interested in actual sales and the 60s seemed wild.
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post Dec 28 2020, 01:22 AM
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You could maybe track streams of the songs now but there won’t be a huge amount from songs this old with ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Rock Around The Clock’ being some of the few songs doing well!
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