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Sebastian: Sales Figures24 May 2010 04:45
Some months ago there was a research posted on QOL by Nick De Ridder, Hernan Lopez and Keep the Faith about how many copies each single and album had sold world-wide and in some specific territories. The info is not 100% accurate but it's still very interesting and I made some further starts based on those numbers.

First of all, sales from each album (in millions):

Greatest Hits: 31+
Greatest Hits II: 22
A Night at the Opera: 11
News of the World, Made in Heaven: 10

The Game: 9
A Kind of Magic: 6
Innuendo: 5.5
Platinum Collection: 5.25
A Day at the Races, Jazz, The Works, The Miracle: 5

Live Killers, Wembley: 4.5
Sheer Heart Attack: 4
Hot Space, Live Magic: 3.5
Greatest Hits III: 3
Queen, Queen II, Flash Gordon: 2.5

Jewels (Japan): 1.8-2
Rocks: 1.5
On Fire: .8
At The Beeb, Return of the 'Champions': .5
Montreal, In Vision (Japan), The Best I (France): .3
Jewels II (Japan), The Best II (France): .2
Stone Cold Classics (USA): .15

Now, the band's best-selling worldwide hits:

1. Bo Rhap: 7.5
2. Another One Bites the Dust: 6.5
3. We Are the Champions: 5
4. Crazy Little Thing Called Love: 4.7
5. Radio Ga Ga & I Want to Break Free: 2.5
7. Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist: 2.3
8. Somebody to Love: 2.2
9. Flash's Theme: 1.9
10. You're My Best Friend & A Kind of Magic: 1.8
12. Under Pressure: 1.7
13. Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls: 1.5
14. Heaven for Everyone: 1.3
15. The Show Must Go On: 1.1
16. Body Language, I Want It All & Innuendo: 1
19. Don't Stop Me Now: .8
20. Play the Game & It's a Hard Life: .7
22. Tie Your Mother Down: .6
23. Save Me, One Vision & You Don't Fool Me: .5
26. Now I'm Here, Friends Will Be Friends, Breakthru': .4
29. Spread Your Wings & Las Palabras de Amor: .35
31. The Invisible Man & A Winter's Tale: .3

33. Seven Seas of Rhye, Love of My Life (live), Need Your Loving Tonight, Let Me Live, Back Chat, Hammer to Fall, Who Wants to Live Forever: .2

40. Thank God It's Christmas, Scandal, The Miracle, Headlong, Too Much Love Will Kill You, I Was Born to Love You, No-One But You: .15

47. I'm Going Slightly Mad: .1

Best-selling hits in the UK (sales in thousands):

1. Bohemian Rhapsody (putting both releases together): 2,400
2. We Are the Champions, Crazy Little Thing Called Love & I Want to Break Free: 500
5. Radio Ga Ga, Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist, Somebody to Love (original only): 400
8. A Kind of Magic, Under Pressure: 350
10. You're My Best Friend, Heaven for Everyone, Don't Stop Me Now: 300
13. Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls: 275
14. Flash's Theme, It's a Hard Life: 250
16. Another One Bites the Dust, I Want It All, Innuendo, Seven Seas of Rhye: 200
20. One Vision: 150
21. The Show Must Go On, Play the Game, Now I'm Here, A Winter's Tale: 125
25. Save Me, Friends Will Be Friends, Breakthru', Let Me Live: 100
29. You Don't Fool Me, Las Palabras de Amor, Hammer to Fall, Headlong: 75
33. Body Language, Invisible Man: 50
35: Too Much Love Will Kill You, Tie Your Mother Down, Thank God It's Christmas, Who Wants to Live Forever, No-One But You: 40
40. Spread Your Wings, Back Chat: 30
42. Scandal, The Miracle: 25
44. Love of My Life, I'm Going Slightly Mad: 20

Best-selling singles in the States (sales in thousands):

1. Another One Bites the Dust: 4,000
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love: 2.500
3. Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions: 2,000
5. Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist, Somebody to Love: 750
7. You're My Best Friend: 700
8. Body Language: 400
9. Radio Ga Ga, Under Pressure, Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls: 300
12. I Want to Break Free, Flash's Theme, Play the Game, Tie Your Mother Down, Need Your Loving Tonight: 200
17. A Kind of Magic: 150
18. I Want It All: 100
19. Don't Stop Me Now, It's a Hard Life, One Vision: 50

Incomplete list about Japan (sales in thousands):

1. Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist, I Was Born to Love You: 125
4. Somebody to Love: 75
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Tie Your Mother Down, Now I'm Here: 50
8. Radio Ga Ga, Under Pressure, Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls: 25
11. Flash's Theme: 20

Incomplete list about The Netherlands:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody: 200
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are the Champions, I Want to Break Free: 150
5. Somebody to Love, Radio Ga Ga, Under Pressure: 100
8. Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist, I Want It All: 50
10. Body Language, Innuendo: 40
12. Bicycle Race, Breakthru': 30

West Germany:

1. Radio Ga Ga, Flash's Theme, Another One Bites the Dust, I Want to Break Free: 400
5. Bohemian Rhapsody: 300
6. A Kind of Magic, I Want It All, Heaven for Everyone, Innuendo, The Show Must Go On: 200
11. Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist: 150
12. Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls, Friends Will Be Friends, Somebody to Love, Under Pressure, You Don't Fool Me: 75
17. Don't Stop Me Now, It's a Hard Life: 60
19. Body Language, Breakthru', One Vision, Spread Your Wings: 50
23. Invisible Man, Play the Game, Save Me: 40
26. A Winter's Tale, Who Wants to Live Forever?: 30
28. Las Palabras de Amor, Back Chat, The Miracle: 20
31. I'm Going Slightly Mad: 15

France:

1. We Are the Champions: 700
2. A Kind of Magic, The Show Must Go On: 300
4. I Want to Break Free: 250
5. Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls: 200
6. Heaven for Everyone, 175
7. Flash's Theme: 150
8. Bohemian Rhapsody, You Don't Fool Me: 125
10. Radio Ga Ga, Another One Bites the Dust: 75
12. Spread Your Wings: 60
13. Crazy Little Thing Called Love: 50
14. Save Me: 40
15. Play the Game: 30
16. Under Pressure: 20
17. One Vision: 15

Italy:

1. Radio Ga Ga: 150
2. Another One Bites the Dust, I Want It All, Innuendo: 75
5. Heaven for Everyone, The Show Must Go On, Somebody to Love: 50
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Body Language, Under Pressure: 25


Post was edited on 24 May 2010 05:10
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