Robin Gibb may be gone, but the classic sounds of his time as a member of the Bee Gees will live on forever.
Following an encouraging but morbid trend in the record industry, Bee Gees album sales jumped to 27,000 in the week ending May 27 from 6,000 the week before, a jump of about 339% according to Neilsen SoundScan (via Billboard). Their greatest hits album The Ultimate Bee Gees alone sold 9,000 units, which moved it back into the Billboard 200 at #49.
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, included in the improved sales figures, also re-entered the Billboard 200 at #168 with over 3,000 units sold. It remains comfortably in the #2 spot on the list of highest-selling movie soundtracks of all time (behind The Bodyguard).
Looking at just digital song downloads, Bee Gees sales increased even more, jumping over 379% from 21,000 sales to 102,000. Predictably, “Stayin’ Alive” was their highest-selling single last week, followed by “How Deep Is Your Love.”
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